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Aldin Ayo: UST to start Season 82 practice early

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:42 PM

This early, UST head coach Aldin Ayo is planning for the Growling Tigers' Season 82 campaign

STARTING EARLY. The UST Growling Tigers are already set to gear up for Season 82 as early as December. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

The UP Maroons face their moment of truth against La Salle

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM

A win over La Salle guarantees UP a spot in the Final Four round and would mark the Maroons’ return to the UAAP playoffs for the first time since 1997

PINNACLE. UP head coach Bo Perasol himself is hungry for the success of the Fighting Maroons basketball program. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Robert Bolick waxes sentimental, pens emotional farewell to San Beda

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'I was struggling, hurt, lost but you found me and gave me the chance to showcase what I can do!,' writes Bolick to San Beda

3RD STRAIGHT NET. Robert Bolick exits the NCAA as a three-time champion with San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA MVP Prince Eze to doubters: 'If you think you're better, come and get it'

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Perpetual star's MVP coronation was met with boos from Lyceum fans

BIG WINNER. Prinze Eze hauls in 4 major awards to end his NCAA career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda happy to prove it can win vs CJ Perez-led Lyceum

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez defends that the school has nothing to do with the Pirates star's suspension in Game 1 of the NCAA finals

DYNASTIC. The San Beda Red Lions win their 11th NCAA title in the last 13 seasons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda Red Lions sink Lyceum Pirates in Game 2, nail title 3-peat

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:22 PM

(UPDATED) Include NCAA Season 94 as San Beda's 22nd overall seniors basketball crown, and 11th in 13 years

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UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

Robert Bolick wants the 'best' from CJ Perez in NCAA finals Game 2

Nov 12, 2018 - 12:34 PM

As the Lyceum star returns from his suspension, the San Beda stalwart braces for a battle

STARS COLLIDE. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez will duel it out in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 94 finals. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Next man up' mentality props up Ateneo

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'That’s why I really love my team because everyone is ready to step up,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

GOING BIG. Thirdy Ravena's athleticism allows him to step up for the big men in foul trouble. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda Red Lions vs LPU Pirates - NCAA Season 94 Finals Game 2

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:58 PM

San Beda shoots for the NCAA crown against a Lyceum side that's set to see the return of star player CJ Perez

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle, nails twice-to-beat Final 4 bonus

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Flexing their championship mettle, the Blue Eagles thwart the Green Archers anew to stay on top at 11-2

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

After career game, John Lloyd Clemente targets Jeff Napa's record

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The future is bright for NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente, who hit a season-high 38 points against FEU

FINE FORM. John Lloyd Clemente shoots the light out of Araneta Coliseum with his 38-point career game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/ Rappler

Hot-starting FEU nips NU, stays in Final Four chase

Nov 11, 2018 - 2:18 PM

The Tamaraws reclaim a share of the 4th spot after overcoming the record performance of NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente

ON TRACK. Axel Iñigo and the FEU Tamaraws pull off a key win versus NU. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'We haven’t shown enough,' says Go as Ateneo braces for La Salle

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:57 AM

'There’s some pressure from the coaching staff that challenged me to produce numbers – produce more, because a lot of guys are underproducing,' says Isaac Go

CONSISTENCY. Isaac Go responds to the challenge of producing more numbers for the team. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: FEU vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:13 AM

The FEU Tamaraws shoot for a crucial win versus the NU Bulldogs to stay in Final Four contention

PLAYOFF PUSH. It’s going to be a battle between experience and raw talent when the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs collide in a crucial match. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Under Perasol, UP finds 'winning culture'

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:53 PM

UP veteran Paul Desiderio says coach Bo Perasol transformed the Maroons' program

FINAL YEAR. Paul Desiderio is graduating with his best season of the UP Fighting Fighting Maroons since 2004. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A lot is at stake when the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers clash in their second UAAP Season 81 showdown on Sunday, November 11, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

UP eliminates UST as star rookie Cansino suffers injury

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Maroons stay in the Final Four hunt as UP takes advantage of the absence of young UST sensation CJ Cansino

STAT-STUFFER. UP's Bright Akhuetie drops another huge double-double. Photo by Joaquin Flores

Alvin Pasaol surprised to surpass Terrence Romeo's record

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The University of the East stalwart continues to flash his MVP form as he shatters another UAAP record

KING WARRIOR. Alvin Pasaol continues to flash his MVP-caliber form and even breaks Terrence Romeo's UAAP record. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Adamson spoils Alvin Pasaol's record-breaking effort

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:25 PM

UE's Alvin Pasaol gets the record, but Adamson scores a crucial victory

RECORD HOLDER. Alvin Pasaol sets a new record in the UAAP in the scoring department. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Fighting to keep their Final Four bids alive, the UP Maroons and the UST Tigers clash in a must-win match

CRUNCH TIME. UST’s star rookie CJ Cansino and UP veteran Paul Desiderio try to keep their teams in the playoff hunt. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Will the UE Red Warriors play spoiler in the Adamson Falcons' bid for the twice-to-beat semis bonus?

CRUCIAL STAGES. Sean Manganti (left) and Alvin Pasaol will be battling it out in a very important game on Saturday, November 10. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

CJ Cansino fights through pain for Final Four hopeful UST

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:56 PM

Whether or not UST reaches the UAAP semis, the Tigers can rest easy knowing that Cansino’s heart is in the right place

FIGHTER. UST rookie CJ Cansino puts his injury concerns aside. Photo by Josh Albelda

'No sure shot,’ says Pumaren as Falcons target semis bonus

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'I'd be a hypocrite if I tell you that we’re already happy entering the Final Four,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

HUNGRY. The Falcons hope to get past the semis hump this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

4 big questions for this weekend’s UAAP games

Nov 09, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Two teams punched their semis ticket, but 4 more teams remain in the hunt for the last two UAAP Final Four berths

BLOCKBUSTER BOUT. Another chapter will be added to the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry this weekend. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Topex Robinson won't be suspended for NCAA Finals Game 2

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson and St. Benilde's Charles Tiu will face sanctions at the end of the season

PRESENT MENTOR. Lyceum head coach Topex is given the green light to mentor the Pirates in the remaining games of the Finals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle survives scare, eliminates NU

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Green Archers remain in the hunt for the Final Four bonus as the Bulldogs bow out of semifinal contention

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Mark Dyke and the Green Archers had to work hard for their 8th win against John Lloyd Clemente and the young Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson clinches Final Four berth in sweep of UST

Nov 07, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The Falcons advance to the UAAP semifinals for the third straight season

ON TARGET. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons nail their 9th victory. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Peaking at the most opportune time, La Salle looks to sustain its second-round surge against NU

FIGHTING FORM. Dave Ildefonso tries to keep NU Bulldogs' campaign alive against the La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:29 AM

The Adamson Falcons target the second Final Four spot versus the UST Tigers

FOCUSED. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons go for a crucial 9th win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Why the DLSU Green Archers are only going to get better

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:43 AM

As off-court relationships blossom, La Salle begins to excel

TIGHT BOND. La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez says the Green Archers are spending more time together on and off the court. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda outlasts Perez-less Lyceum in NCAA Finals G1

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(UPDATED) The San Beda Red Lions can wrap up their 5th title three-peat in Game 2, but then they have to contend with the Lyceum Pirates returning top gun CJ Perez

Perpetual's Prince Eze wins MVP, Defensive Player awards

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Due to the disqualification of suspended Lyceum star CJ Perez, Eze cruises to the MVP award

MVP. Prince Eze takes home both the NCAA Season 94 MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

CJ Perez disqualified from MVP, Mythical 5 race

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Because of his one-game suspension, Lyceum star CJ Perez has been disqualified from winning any individual awards in NCAA Season 94

NO MVP. Lyceum Pirates' star Cjay Perez will not be receiving any individual awards in his last year in the NCAA. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP: NU books 75th straight win; Melecio nabs Player of the Week

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The Lady Bulldogs pocket their 11th consecutive win in Season 81 to move 3 wins from gaining an outright finals berth


Lyceum not dwelling on payback vs San Beda in NCAA finals rematch

Nov 05, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson says vengeance is not in the Pirates' vocabulary

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL. Topex Robinson and the rest of the Lyceum Pirates focus on inspiring people than getting revenge on the San Beda Red Lions. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda Red Lions vs LPU Pirates - NCAA Season 94 Finals Game 1

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The two powerhouse teams lock horns in a best-of-three championship duel

Lyceum star CJ Perez suspended for Game 1 of NCAA Finals 2018

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The NCAA apparently finds Perez to have violated a rule stating that all players must notify the league prior to submitting an application for the PBA draft

SIDELINED. CJ Perez (middle) will be turned into a spectator as the Lyceum Pirates clash with the San Beda Red Lions in Game 1 of the NCAA finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

More than a title, San Beda defends tradition in return to NCAA finals

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Winning 10 championships in the last 12 seasons, the Red Lions seek to maintain their image of dominance and consistency

THREE-PEAT. Robert Bolick and the San Beda Red Lions are gunning for a third straight NCAA title. File photo by Josh Albelda

Payback-minded Matt Nieto really wanted to return vs Adamson

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The Blue Eagles exact revenge on the Soaring Falcons for their heartbreaking season-opening loss in the UAAP as the feisty guard comes back from injury

REDEMPTION. Matt Nieto says he targeted his return just in time as the Blue Eagles faced the Soaring Falcons again. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Can anyone beat Ateneo?

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles play like a machine designed to force you into submission

UNRIVALED. At this point, it seems like no other team is as good as the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hot-shooting Arvin Tolentino focused on making up for lost time

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:13 PM

After a very untimely absence, the FEU star certainly plans to make his remaining UAAP games count

LATE CHARGE. Arvin Tolentino plans to lead the FEU Tamaraws back to the Final Four. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo gets back at Adamson in defensive shutout

Nov 04, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Blue Eagles solidify their hold of the top spot after avenging their shock loss to the Falcons

ON TOP. Thirdy Ravena and the defending champion Blue Eagles start to separate themselves from the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

FEU exacts revenge on UE, snaps 4-game skid

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Tamaraws are back in the Final Four chase after a win over the Warriors propel them to a share of the 4th spot

BACK IN FORM. Arvin Tolentino leads the dominant FEU charge with 18 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs Adamson – UAAP Season 81

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The Blue Eagles and the Soaring Falcons battle for the No. 1 ranking

BIG MAN BATTLE. Adamson's Papi Sarr and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame engage in a fiesty clash of the UAAP's top big men. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


IN NUMBERS: FEU vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Tamaraws try to avoid another upset while the Red Warriors seek to stun again

MARQUEE MATCHUP. Both heavily relied on, FEU's Arvin Tolentino and UE's Alvin Pasaol aim to steer their respective teams to victory. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Perasol: UP now '11 games wiser'

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:40 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol thinks the Maroons are ready to fight it out for a Final Four slot

LAST STRETCH. Jun Manzo and the UP Maroons hope to stay inside the top four heading into the final stretch of the eliminations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Trash-talking UST spurs DLSU's Mark Dyke to career-high marks

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:48 PM

'Kasi parang nawawala yung respeto sa akin ng mga kalaban,' says Mark Dyke after dropping 16 points in the Green Archers' 41-point demolition of the Tigers

EFFICIENT. La Salle’s Mark Dyke delivers the goods even in just 17 minute of action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons bully Bulldogs to fan Final Four hopes

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The UP Maroons grab solo 4th place after completing an elimination sweep of the NU Bulldogs

TOP FOUR. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons find their way past the NU Bulldogs to grab solo 4th place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler