Basketball

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

HARDLY having a solid run in the ongoing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament, the Arellano Chiefs are training their sights on a mini win streak when they collide with the struggling Mapua Cardinals in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Victorious in their previous game against erstwhile rolling Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers, 115-109, in double overtime, the Chiefs (4-6) look to fashion out a rare string of victories for them in Season 93 in their 2 p.m. set-to with the Cardinals (1-10), who have lost nine straight games.

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THE local sporting collegiate scene gets added oomph with the start this weekend of Season 80 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

Hosted this year by Far Eastern University (FEU) and carrying a theme of “Go for Great,” the new season as customary will begin with men’s basketball as one of the first marquee sports to be played.

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SEASON 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) takes a break from the regular wars as it holds the annual All-Star Game today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

Deviating from the usual East versus West format of all-star games past, this year’s edition of the mid-season classic of the NCAA will pit Heroes and Saints against one another.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball rivalry between the Letran Knights and San Sebastian Stags is revisited today as they collide in the 4 p.m. game of the scheduled triple-header at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Two of the hottest teams right now in Season 93 of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, the Knights (4-3) are out to extend their three-game winning streak and fortify their spot in the top four while the Stags (3-3) are looking to add to their back-to-back wins.

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