La Salle opens UAAP title defense against FEU


Posted at Jun 02 2014 06:26 PM | Updated as of Jun 03 2014 02:26 AM

Members of the De La Salle University Green Archers celebrate after their win over the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the UAAP Season 76 Finals at the MOA Arena. Photo by Rem Zamora for

MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle Green Archers will kick off their defense of the UAAP men's basketball title against the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws on July 12 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The opening ceremonies marking the start of the 77th season of the UAAP will be held at 12 noon on the same day, with hosts University of the East expected to put on a show.

The Red Warriors will also make their debut on July 12, taking on the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons at 2 p.m. before La Salle and FEU take the stage at 4 p.m.

The next day, Ateneo and Adamson play each other for the first time at 2 p.m., followed by a showdown between National University and last season’s losing finalist, the University of Santo Tomas (UST), at 4 p.m.

The first clash between rivals Ateneo and La Salle will be held on August 2 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Meanwhile, the finals rematch between La Salle and UST will take place on the last day of the first round of eliminations, August 10, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.