GAMES SCHEDULE: Ateneo-UP basketball rematch headlines UAAP Season 84 opening

Ateneo-UP basketball UAAP
UAAP Season 84 Men’s Basketball games begin on March 26, 2022.

The anticipated rematch between the 3-peat champion Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles and the fabled never-say-die University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons is headlining the return of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) as it opens Season 84 after a 2-year hiatus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which stopped Season 82 and canceled Season 83.

The two leading Philippine universities men’s basketball teams battled in the championship series of UAAP Season 81 in 2018 in a seemingly David and Goliath scenario, which the giants of Ateneo eventually won.

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The upcoming face-off in 2022 brings back the memories of those games that made sports history and captured the attention of Filipinos around the world as the heavily-favored defending champions from the Jesuit-run Catholic university faced the then-perennial dweller team from the state university.

Ateneo is bidding for its fourth straight title.

UP is coming off its semi-finals finish in 2019 and continues to bid for another championship title after winning its last UAAP crown in 1986.

The Ateneo-UP battle is scheduled on March 26, 2022, at 4 PM at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.

UAAP Schedule

The UAAP Season 84 opening day pits all 8 teams in four games:

  • University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers vs. Far Eastern University Tamaraws
    10 AM
  • Adamson University Falcons vs. National University Bulldogs
    1 PM
  • Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles vs. University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons
    4 PM
  • De La Salle University Green Archers vs. University of the East Red Warriors
    7 PM

The first round of games is scheduled at the closed doors MOA Arena every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until April 9.

Here are the UAAP teams’ schedules:

Games schedules for Ateneo, UP, DLSU, UE. UAAP press launch image
Games schedules for UST, FEU, Adamson, NU. UAAP press launch image

Here are the players for the UAAP Men’s Basketball teams of Season 84:

Players for Ateneo, UP, DLSU, UE. UAAP press launch image
Players for UST, FEU, Adamson, NU. UAAP press launch image

The UAAP Season 84 games are played behind closed doors but the general public can view the matches through the following channels:

  • UAAP Varsity Channel
  • One Sports Channel 59 free television
  • Cignal TV
  • Cignal Play
  • Smart GigaPlay app

Ateneo and UP standouts from previous seasons have been playing in the Japan Basketball League.

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