Basketball

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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CURRENTLY league-leading Lyceum Pirates return to the court today against the San Sebastian Stags with an eye on extending their good start to Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Undefeated in their first two games in the brand-new season of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, the Pirates (2-0) jostle with season hosts Stags in the 4 p.m. match set at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

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UP Men's Basketball Team Coach Bo Perasol, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, 8990 Holdings & Deca Homes President and CEO JJ Atencio, and Nowhere to go but UP (NWTGBUP) Foundation stalwarts Renan Dalisay & Dan Palami sign a memorandum of agreement formalizing the sponsorship of 8990 Holdings/DECA Homes in regard to the training of the UP Men's Basketball Team in Las Vegas next month.

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HAD themselves buried by a dagger winning three-pointer in their National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 debut last week, the Letran Knights are out to bounce back when they return to the floor today against the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Generals.

Set for 12 noon at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City, Letran versus EAC opens things for seniors play in the scheduled triple-header that will also see the defending champions San Beda Red Lions take on the College of St. Benilde Blazers at 2 p.m. and the Arellano Chiefs face off with the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers at 4 p.m.

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THE battle of the defending champions and the team many consider as a dark horse in Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) headlines today’s seniors basketball feature at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

Debut winners in their first outing in the brand-new season of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, both reigning champs San Beda Red Lions and the Lyceum Pirates are out to extend their winning ways and chalk up early the tournament lead when they collide at the scheduled 4 p.m. game.

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IN two days’ time Season 93 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) officially rolls out with San Beda College expressing readiness to defend its men’s basketball title albeit recognizing that it is up against souped-up competition.

Handled anew by comebacking NCAA coach Boyet Fernandez, the Mendiola-based Red Lions are looking to claim back-to-back titles this season and 21st overall to further solidify their hold as the most successful team in NCAA seniors basketball.

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CLEVELAND—Excitement abounds in basketball’s birthplace about the fast-paced 3-on-3 version of the game being added to the Olympic lineup Friday by the International Olympic Committee.

With roots in Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park playground games and the Gus Macker series that has toured US cities for 30 years, 3-on-3 has reached a renaissance that includes an eight-team US pro league tipping off in two weeks and Olympic status starting at Tokyo in 2020.

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THE Bull Squad squared off against seven other fellow finalists and emerged champion of the Red Bull Reign Finals at the Nagtahan Bridge Court, Pasig River, in Manila.

The team also got the chance to represent the Philippines at the Red Bull Reign World Finals, the brand’s signature 3x3 basketball tournament that pits hopefuls against one another in a high-endurance, offensive-driven battle.

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THE Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Department of Justice clinched important wins on opening day of the UNTV Cup Executive Faceoff last Sunday at the Pasig Sports Center.

In the curtain raiser, the PNP Responders continued their dominant performance from the Season 5 finals series as they crushed the Bureau of Customs Transformers, 82-37.

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LATER this year, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers kick off which also signal the start of the new competition system and calendar instituted by the world basketball governing body which it touts as “bringing the sport home.”

A product of careful study and considerable deliberation time, FIBA said the timing of the changes is apt.

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