Basketball

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

GOT tripped in their previous assignments, the Letran Knights and Arellano Chiefs look to get back some lost ground and give their struggling campaign in Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) a jolt when they collide against one another in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

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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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LEAGUE-LEADING National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams Lyceum Pirates and San Beda Red Lions look to create further distance between them and the rest of the pack when they take the court anew today against separate opponents at the FilOil Arena in San Juan City.

Occupying the top two spots currently in Season 93 of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, the Pirates (5-0) and Lions (4-1) shoot for victories that would keep their position of command early in the tournament.

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THE Letran Knights play host to the College of St. Benilde (CSB) Blazers in this week’s edition of the touring game caravan of Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Letran, victorious in its last game that halted for it a two-game slide, takes on suddenly skidding CSB in the lone seniors game for the “NCAA on Tour” today set at 4 p.m. at the Knights’ Muralla gym.

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AFTER two cancellations of play dates because of inclement weather, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball returns today with the league-leading Lyceum Pirates staking their unbeaten record so far in Season 93 against the College of St. Benilde Blazers.

Serving as the curtain-raiser in the scheduled triple-header at the FilOil Arena in San Juan City, the Pirates (4-0) gun for their fifth win in as many games and build on their strong tournament start against the Blazers (1-2) in their game set at 12 noon.

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THE Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals look to go beyond the .500 mark in Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as they engage the Perpetual Help Altas in the opener of seniors play today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

Currently in the middle of the pack with a 2-2 record, along with three other teams, the Generals are eyeing to break free from a crowded spot in their 12 noon game against the Altas and join early tournament leaders at the top half of the standings of the new season of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league.

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LONGTIME National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rivals San Beda Red Lions and Letran Knights collide for the first time in Season 93 as they are featured in the final game of seniors play today scheduled at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

Set for 4 p.m., the Lions (3-1) and Knights (1-2) are out to pad their push in the new season of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league and better position themselves early.

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