Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles won game 1 of the best-of-three series versus the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 72-49. The Blue Eagles started like a house on fire to lead early in the game and never looked back against the Tamaraws. Ateneo used its defensive prowess to offset the offense of FEU.
Ateneo led at halftime, 42-21 and FEU never recovered from there. Kirk Long of Ateneo scored 13 points and was adjudged as the best player of the game. Justin Chua added 13 points, and Nico Salva with 10 for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.