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National finals rematch highlights FilOil opener

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Defending FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup champion La Salle will kick off its title defense right on opening day against reigning national winner San Beda in a rematch of the PCCL finals.

In the official schedule released on Friday, the Green Archers and the Red Lions, both tagged as favorites to win the preseason title, will battle in the 4 p.m. match, succeeding the game between the UST Growling Tigers and the UE Red Warriors at 2 p.m.

In the nightcap, JRU and FEU will battle it out at 6 p.m.

In the lone juniors match at 12 p.m., reigning UAAP and NCAA champions Ateneo and San Beda will slug it out.

All games will be played at the FilOil Flying V Arena.