Mark the date: Ateneo-La Salle grudge match set on August 23 at MOA Arena
Kiefer Ravena and the Blue Eagles collide with titleholders Jeron Teng and La Salle in nine days. Jerome Ascano

ATENEO and La Salle will play their UAAP Season 77 second-round game on August 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The schedule released by the league on Wednesday has the old rivals in the 4 p.m. schedule, with the Blue Eagles looking for a fitting follow-up to their 97-86 win over the Green Archers on July 20 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Tickets for the Blue eagles-Green Archers match will be sold separately from the tickets to the 11 a.m. game between University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines.

Ateneo, led by leading MVP contender Kiefer Ravena, is looking to sustain its fiery form after topping the first round with a 6-1 win-loss record.

The second round starts on Saturday, with the Ateneo facing UST, and La Salle taking on UP at The Big Dome.

Also at the Araneta Coliseum, National University goes up against Adamson in Sunday’s first game of a doubleheader, with the Falcons looking to dish out a better performance after scoring just 25 points against the Bulldogs on July 30. University of the East battles Far Eastern University in the second game.

Other items of note:

  • Ten game days will be played at the Araneta Coliseum, four at the Mall of Asia Arena, and one tentatively set at The Arena in San Juan.
  • The one game day tentatively set at The Arena in San Juan will be on September 17 to wrap up the elimination round, with UP going up against Adamson in their first encounter since the Maroons broke a 27-game losing streak with a win over the Falcons. UST and UE play in the second game.
  • Roi Sumang and the Red Warriors look to avenge their 93-91 overtime loss to Ateneo in their August 31 match.
  • La Salle looks to complete an elimination round sweep over last year’s finals opponent UST on September 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
  • The Green Archers try to avenge their 82-77 loss to the FEU Tamaraws on August 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
  • Ateneo battles NU on August 20. The Blue Eagles’ lone defeat so far this season came at the expense the Bulldogs, 64-60, last July 26.
  • Possible games with Final Four implications put De La Salle against NU and Ateneo versus FEU on September 13 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
  • UAAP cheerdance competition is set on September 14 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Here's the full second-round schedule:

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