The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) spearheaded the second edition of the Philippine University Basketball League (PUBL). With six (6) University Ball Clubs including the lone university from outside NCR, the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU), the games started yesterday, November 19 at Technological University of the Philippines.
The rest of the teams that will compete for the title are Philippine Christian University, Technological University of the Philippines, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Mapua University, and Asian Institute of Maritime Studies.
BPSU secured its first win in the tournament by their shooting barraged draining 8 triples to send Asian Institute of Maritime Studies crashing (76-63). John Carlos Valerio led BPSU with his hot hands bagging 19 points while Janzel Red Gatdula added 14 points to the scoresheets.
PUBL will serve as a qualifying tournament for registered university members of FESSAP that will represent the country in upcoming Asian regional meets, like the 12th Asian University Basketball Championship, 3rd Asia Pacific University Games, and the Asia University Championship. PUBL will be a one-month tournament and games will be held every weekends.