Updated 15:45 PM PHT Fri, December 2, 2016
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — La Salle and Ateneo will meet in the UAAP men’s seniors basketball finals for the first time in eight years.
The Blue Eagles have arranged a best-of-three championship affair with the Green Archers after escaping the FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday.
This will be the fifth time in UAAP finals history that the two proud institutions collide for the title.
Interestingly, both squads are gunning for their ninth crown since joining the league in 1978 and 1986 respectively.
Netizens share their excitement on the upcoming blockbuster duel:
Nothing beats an ADMU-DLSU game. Looking forward to this finals series.— Mel Alcayaga (@melsckie) November 30, 2016
Can't wait for DLSU-ADMU in the finals #UAAPFinals— Kleya Parreño (@_moniquemonica) November 30, 2016
DLSU vs. ADMU. Is there even live streaming somewhere? We have to have a viewing party for this!!— Daphne Blair Chu (@dbccc) December 1, 2016
willing to trade coldplay tix for admu dlsu finals tix 1/2 jk— Lorenzo Abaquin (@ZobaqThursday) November 30, 2016
Game 1 of the Season 79 finals is slated on December 3 (Saturday) at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Who do you think will win Game 1 of the #UAAPFinals?— Sports Desk (@sportsdeskph) December 2, 2016
CNN Philippines' Chesca Buencamino contributed to this report.