New UAAP sked starts on SundayBy Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The rematch of last season’s finalists must wait for one more week as the UAAP rescheduled the final stretch of the men’s basketball tournament following the cancellation of three playdates.
Ateneo and Far Eastern University battle for the first time on Aug. 18 since their title clash last year when the Blue Eagles bagged their fourth straight crown.
The Eagles and the Tamaraws, sharing top spot at 5-1, dispute the solo lead in the 4:30 p.m. game originally slated this Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Heavy rains that hit Metro Manila the past days prompted league officials to call off the games this week.
But action resumes on Aug. 12 with University of Santo Tomas, which had a game in every cancelled playdate, gunning for solo third.
The Tigers (3-1) vie for a fourth straight triumph against the winless University of the East (0-4) at 4 p.m. while La Salle and Adamson tangle in the 2 p.m. match this Sunday at the Big Dome.
Both games were originally scheduled last Wednesday.
Tomorrow’s double-header slated at Philsports Arena were also postponed.
UAAP secretary treasurer Junel Baculi announced yesterday that Aug. 8 tickets will be honored on Aug. 12, while the Aug. 12 tickets will also be valid on Aug. 18.