UAAP releases schedule for Final 4, Cheerdance Competition

Only four teams remain to vie for the right to be called the best collegiate team in the country, as the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Basketball Tournament Final 4 begins next week.

A remarkable 14-game eliminations sweep by the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles earned themselves an automatic Finals berth, creating a stepladder phase for the three other squads.

A critical do-or-die game between the University of Santo Tomas (8-6) and Far Eastern University (8-6) opens the hostilities on Wednesday, November 6 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The winner will move on to the next stage and will have to win back-to-back games against the twice-to-beat University of the Philippines (9-5)  on Sunday, November 10 also at SMART Araneta Coliseum.

If the men’s semis reaches its limit, the deciding game is set on November 13.

The semis winner will set a best-of-three affair with Ateneo, which will begin on Saturday, November 16 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena at 4:00 pm.

On the women’s side, Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws (8-6) will face Adamson University Lady Falcons (9-5) in another knockout game on November 6. The winner will play the University of Santo Tomas Tigressses (11-3) on Wednesday, November 13 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena .

If the women’s semis reaches a Game Two, it will happen on November 16 as well.

The National University Lady Bulldogs (14-0) will be waiting in a best-of-three Finals series slated on November 20.

The highly anticipated Cheerdance Competition, meanwhile, will take place on November 17 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

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