Ateneo opened its titles detention campaign with Santo Tom's Sunday University's 74-61 UAAP win at the Blue Eagle Gym's 81th Basketball.
Last season's finals MVP Kai Sotto had 24 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three helped the new coach, Reggie Varillah, to make his debut on Blue Eaglets.
Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano clustered 28 points in their debut because the former National Championships (NU) released Far Eastern University-Diliman, 78-70.
In other start-up games, De La Salle-Zobel complemented the East University, 66-56, while Adamson University dropped the UP Integrated School, 78-66.
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