The second round of the University of Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament (MBT) begins today, and it’s turning out to be an unpredictable. But there is more to get excited over at the UAAP.
Here are some reasons why you should watch the most prominent collegiate league in the country this season:
All teams are in it to win it
The MBT has by far been solid. The conclusion of the first round yesterday only added more confusion to the uncertainty of the results. With UE beating FEU, FEU winning against Adamson, Adamson torching Ateneo, Ateneo demolishing La Salle; it’s going to be a dog fight among all teams just to get to the Final Four ladder. There’s no sure winner.
One last play
Veterans like DLSU’s Kib Montalbo (men’s baskteball), and ADMU’s Bea De Leon (women’s volleyball) are some of the many graduating student-athletes. Expect them to be at their best fighting form to exit the tournament with flying colors.
We’ve witnessed the DLSU-ADMU rivalry since time immemorial. But other teams have tried to crash the party, particularly in the women’s volleyball tournament. The Lady Maroons have upped their game, emerging as champions in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference. Meanwhile, in the cheer dance competition last year, Adamson dethroned NU. These new clashes make the league more captivating.
Discover great athletes from underrated sports
If you watched the women’s badminton championships last Friday, you would have seen an intense matchup between Ateneo and UP, where the former took home the crown after a five year drought. Athletes like Chanelle Lunod and Geva de Vera prove that there are many exciting personalities to follow across sports in the league.
New sporting events
This UAAP season adds more action as it introduced new sports like ballroom dancing and arnis. These additions echo this season’s mantra: It All Begins Here.