The defending champion Senate Defenders look to sustain their impressive showing in the second phase of the elims when they face the PITC Global Traders tomorrow at the start of the quarterfinal round of the 7th UNTV Cup at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Game time is at 4:30 p.m. with the Defenders favored on account of their improved plays that enabled them to recover from a roller-coaster performance in the first round.
Mentored by Mike Fermin, the Senate Defenders finished the two-round elims with a 6-3 mark after going 3-1 in the second round, highlighted by a thrilling 64-63 win over longtime rival Judiciary.
Also going for a winning start is Malacañang-Philippine Sports Commission which tackles the National Housing Authority at 3 p.m.
The four teams play one more round with the top two finishers joining early semifinalists Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police in the next round which is a best-of-three affair.