UAAP Schedule: NU and DLSU officially begin the Final Four of their men's volleyball battle


The NU Bulldogs will look to fight their way to another finals appearance, but first the DLSU Green Spikers will have something to say when they meet in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball tournament.

UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball Final Four action is as intense as ever.

After the second-place playoff between National University and De La Salle University and the semifinal game between Far Eastern University and University of Santo Tomas, the race for the final remains open for all four teams.

With crucial games coming up this week, take a look at what the games will look like for the four title-vying teams in men's volleyball.

May 8, 2024 (Wednesday)

NU vs. DLSU – 12:00 p.m

The NU Bulldogs officially secured a two-game lead to beat after their five-set thriller over the DLSU Green Spikers over the weekend.

Buds Buddin came alive for NU with a career-high 32 points based on 29 attacks and three blocks, beating Noel Kampton's 22-point effort for La Salle.

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Despite the loss, the Green Spikers still have a chance of reaching the final but will have to beat the Bulldogs twice.

For NU, the road to a fourth straight title continues as the Bulldogs look to defeat DLSU next Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

FEU vs. UST – 2:00 p.m

After failing to get past the FEU Tamaraws in the elimination round, the UST Golden Spikers may have finally solved the mystery by defeating them in the Final Four to force this deciding game.

UST will look to repeat last season's success over FEU, where the Golden Spikers eliminated the Morayata side in the stepladder semi-finals and advanced to the final.

MVP Josh Ybañez hopes his teammates are up to the task again when they face the Tamaraws for the fourth and final time this season.

[ALSO READ: UAAP: After slow start, Josh Ybañez thankful for his teammates’ support as UST scores crucial Final Four win over FEU]

On the other hand, Dryx Saavedra will look to send FEU to the finals for the first time since Season 81.

Fans can expect this rubber game to go the distance as both teams won't give an inch to keep their title ambitions alive.

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