Riveting and Historic: UAAP Finals Series Set to Feature La Salle and UP
The UAAP Finals is disputed by La Salle and University of the Philippines. The former won their place in the finals by beating and eliminating NU in the Final Four. La Salle’s MVP frontrunner, Kevin Quiambao, will be facing his former high school coach Goldwin Monteverde and fellow Nazareth School of National University products in his first UAAP seniors Finals appearance. The ex-University of Santo Tomas stars, Mark Nonoy and CJ Cansino, who were part of the Growling Tigers’ last Finals appearance in 2019 have had an interesting journey before reaching the Finals. Nonoy is finally returning to the Finals in his last playing year. UP’s Evan Nelle and La Salle Green Hills’ JD Cagulangan renew their rivalry on the UAAP Finals stage. JD Cagulangan got the better of Nelle when UP eliminated La Salle in their do-or-die Season 84 Final Four game. Before La Salle’s nine-game winning streak, UP beat the former in the first round. Both teams fight to draw the first blood on Wednesday and will try to claim Season 86 on Sunday in Game 2 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.