AFTER another epic battle to close the first round, Ateneo and La Salle are set to put a fitting finale to the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament eliminations.
According to the official second round schedule released by the league, the Blue Eagles and the Green Archers will cap the eliminations with a grudge match on November 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Thanks to Matt Nieto’s heroics, the Blue Eagles escaped with a 76-75 win over the Green Archers to complete a sweep of the first round.
La Salle sits in second place with a 5-2 slate entering the second round, just behind Ateneo's perfect 7-0 record.
La Salle also meets another rival in FEU in the main game of the double-header that starts the second round on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Green Archers battle the Tamaraws at 4 p.m., after the showdown between University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas at 2 p.m.
University of the East battles National University at 2 p.m., and Ateneo faces Adamson at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Big Dome.
The Sunday doubleheader will be the first of two games at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan with UST going up against FEU at 12 noon, and La Salle playing a rematch against UP at 4 p.m.
The other Filoil Flying V Centre playdate will have NU against UST at 2 p.m., and UP against UE at 4 p.m. on October 22.
Eight playdates will be played at the Araneta Coliseum, while Mall of Asia Arena will host four playdates.
Here's the rest of the men's second round schedule: