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San Beda on brink of elims sweep; Mapua secures much-needed win

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Defending champion San Beda picks up its 17th straight win while Mapua keeps its Final Four bid alive

SIZZLING. Calvin Oftana erupts for a career-high 29 points to power the Red Lions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda puts lock on No. 1 spot; Lyceum clinches Final Four berth

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Defending champion San Beda keeps its bid for an outright title berth alive as Lyceum also advances to the semifinals

NCAA95 SBU vs MU Sept 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum takes down Letran; EAC stuns San Sebastian

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Propped up by Jaycee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac, Lyceum outlasts a relentless Letran side to keep hold of the No. 2 spot

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Letran ends San Sebastian streak; Lyceum, Mapua nab victories

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Knights bounce back to halt the Stags’ five-game winning run as the Pirates and Cardinals trip separate foes

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bulanadi drops career-best 32 in Stags win, LPU sweeps Perpetual

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Cementing his status as the NCAA's top scorer, Allyn Bulanadi delivers a career-high performance to power the Stags past the Blazers

HOTSHOT. Allyn Bulanadi   Bulanadi. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blazers subdue Bombers, snap 2-game skid

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:33 PM

St Benilde gets back on the winning track against pesky JRU as San Sebastian extends it own win streak

BACK ON TRACK. Ray Carlos and the St Benilde Blazers rediscover their winning ways against the JRU Bombers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda pounds Perpetual by 46; Lyceum deals Benilde its first loss

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Red Lions stretch their perfect NCAA run to 6 games as the Pirates stay within striking distance at 6-1

SPOILER. Jayvee Marcelino and the Pirates halt the Blazers' hot start. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 9, 2019 games

Aug 09, 2019 - 8:47 AM

Due to inclement weather, the NCAA reschedules the men's basketball games for the third time this week

SPOTLESS. James Pasturan and the unbeaten St Benilde Blazers hope to sustain their momentum even after a week-long break. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 6, 2019 games

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by Letran and St Benilde clash

RESCHEDULED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang makes his way past his defenders.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 2, 2019 games

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:16 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by the San Beda-St Benilde clash due to bad weather

DERAILED. James Canlas and the San Beda Red Lions won’t get a shot just yet against surprise co-leader St Benilde. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Spotless Benilde survives Mapua in chippy affair

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:44 PM

The Blazers stretch their unbeaten run to 3 games against the winless Cardinals

HEATED BATTLE. Justin Gutang and the CSB Blazers survive Mapua's gritty challenge. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

NCAA: Letran, San Sebastian, CSB coast to easy wins

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Letran, San Sebastian and CSB continue to contend for the NCAA Season 95 basketball title

HERO. Bonbon Battalier erupts for 14 points to lead the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian nails opening win as Perpetual, Benilde survive late rallies

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The San Sebastian Golden Stags prove why they are early season favorites in the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament

FIRST WIN. RK Ilagan leads the Golden Stags with 25 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FilOil: San Beda frustrates rival San Sebastian, Letran drubs Benilde

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The San Beda Red Lions stay spotless in 6 games while the Letran Knights bag their fifth win in 7 games

CONTRIBUTOR. Evan Nelle submits a near-double-double for the San Beda Red Lions. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Perpetual Altas get away with warning after NCAA eligibility complaint

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The league issues a stern warning against the Altas

CONTROVERSIAL. Edgar Charcos was among the Perpetual players accused of violating NCAA eligibility rules. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda moves closer to twice-to-beat bonus with CSB rout

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:22 PM

The defending champion Red Lions blow out the CSB Blazers by 22 points

QUICK WORK. Robert Bolick leads the San Beda Lions to drub the contending CSB Blazers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CSB absorbs stunning loss to EAC, slips out of top 4

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The EAC Generals pull off an upset over the CSB Blazers in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

UPSET. Blazers captain Yankie Haruna scatters a team-high 18 points yet CSB still winds up falling short against lower-ranked EAC. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stags escape from Blazers in thrilling photo finish

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Justin Gutang of CSB races to make a buzzer-beating layup in the dying seconds of the game but his effort falls short

PHOTO FINISH. Michael Calisaan sinks a crucial free throw that solidified the win for the Stags. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran scores emotional win over Arellano

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The Knights triumph despite playing with heavy hearts as teammate Jerrick Balanza recently got diagnosed with a brain tumor

TOP KNIGHT. Letran ace Bong Quinto drives past a phalanx of Arellano defenders. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran completes comeback over CSB for solo 3rd

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The Knights pick up their 3rd win in 4 outings in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

Letran clamps down on the defensive end to stop St. Benilde. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CSB leaves JRU winless; Mapua resists late Arellano run

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:33 PM

CSB, Mapua, and Arellano post 2-2 win-loss records, while JRU remains winless in 5 outings in the NCAA senior basketball

TRIPLE ATTACK. Edward Dixon of College of St. Benilde Blazers defends by his lonesome a three-man assault by the  Jose Rizal University  Heavy Bombers in NCAA senior basketball action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Benilde, Letran pick up maiden wins

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Blazers clamp down late on Mapua as the Knights turn back San Sebastian in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

VETERAN LEADER. Bong Quinto powers Letran past feisty San Sebastian. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stags spoil fancied Blazers' opening salvo

Jul 13, 2018 - 5:07 PM

San Sebastian picks up its first victory over surprise preseason performer St. Benilde

OPENING WIN. Mike Calisaan and the San Sebastian Stags leave St. Benilde in the dust at the start of their NCAA campaigns. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How patience and brotherhood changed the CSB culture

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:07 PM

After a promising preview, the tight-knit Blazers look all set to shake up the NCAA basketball landscape

TURNAROUND. The St. Benilde Blazers look nowhere near the team that won just 4 games last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda sets up Filoil knockout finals vs Ateneo

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:17 PM

The Red Lions turn back a gritty St. Benilde Blazers side in their Final Four duel

TITLE DEFENSE. Robert Bolick and San Beda look to defend their crown after getting past St. Benilde in the semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Benilde eliminates UP to reach Filoil semis

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Unique Naboa nails the go-ahead basket as the Blazers snap the Fighting Maroons' 6-game winning streak

FOCUSED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang (left) looks to get past the defense of UP's Janjan Jaboneta. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stags thrash Blazers by 30 points, Red Lions cruise to 5th straight win

Aug 11, 2017 - 4:28 PM

San Sebastian makes it an even 3 3 record while San Beda improves to a 6 1 card

CSB Blazers end losing streak, EAC Generals claim solo 3rd in NCAA

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The Blazers improve to a 2 4 record while the Generals hold on to a 3 2 card

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum hammers Benilde by 43 points, Letran beats Arellano

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The Pirates cruise to a perfect 5 0 record after thrashing the Blazers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Mancom forfeits Perps' games due to uniform gaffe

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:41 PM

The Junior division game is also forfeited

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Altas defeat Blazers, but face protest for wearing 'wrong uniform'

Jul 11, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Perpetual Help plays with maroon jerseys on but Benilde argues the Altas should have worn their white uniform

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda Red Lions slay Letran Knights in battle of NCAA rivals

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The defending NCAA champions San Beda remain the only team unbeaten in the Filoil at 6 0

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Growling Tigers clinch first Filoil win, Blazers suffer 4th loss

May 21, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The UST Growling Tigers end their losing streak with an 8 point win against the UPHSD Altas

CSB's John Vic De Guzman goes from volleyball scholar to MMFF star

Dec 28, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The College of Saint Benilde team captain takes on a different role as he stars in the MMFF horror thriller Seklusyon

MORE THAN AN ATHLETE. John Vic De Guzman (far left) made the transition to actor in Erik Matti's Seklusyon, the lone horror entry in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. Photo from De Guzman's Instagram

Next CSB head coach likely down to 3 choices – source

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Two former champion head coaches and a former UAAP player are said to be on the final list

UP defeats Benilde for second FilOil win

May 14, 2016 - 7:42 PM

UP s second consecutive win gives them a 2 1 record while Benilde falls to 0 4

NCAA: JRU fends off Saint Benilde’s scare to claim victory

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Jose Rizal University kept its Final Four bid alive by beating College of Saint Benilde Blazers

Bernabe "Teytey" Teodoro of JRU makes his move to the basket. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Letran rallies late to beat Saint Benilde

Sep 10, 2015 - 5:41 PM

A 9 0 run helps seal the victory for the Knights

Arellano nips Benilde for 1st win in NCAA second round

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Entering the fourth quarter down by 5 Jiovani Jalalon and Allen Enriquez served as the spark plug of Arellano s finishing surge

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Allen Enriquez (center) finished with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds to lift Arellano over Benilde. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo completes comeback over Benilde as Valdez drops 32

Aug 01, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Ateneo was threatened for the first time in the Shakey s V League 12 Collegiate Conference before overcoming a strong challenge from College of St Benilde

LADY EAGLE FLIES HIGH. Alyssa Valdez carried her short-handed team with 32 points to win a 5-set epic against Benilde. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Teodoro powers JRU to pound Saint Benilde

Jul 28, 2015 - 5:15 PM

JRU improves to 4 2 behind the strong performance of Tey Teodoro

Alanes rescues Lyceum as Pirates top Saint Benilde

Jul 16, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Shaq Alanes hits a 3 pointer in the dying seconds to give Lyceum a dramatic victory over the Benilde Blazers

Shaq Alanes is the big man on campus today after leading Lyceum to victory. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Letran pounds Benilde by 29 points in season debut

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:36 PM

The Knights which missed the Final Four last season after back to back Finals appearances played like they were out to prove something

Kevin Racal of Letran puts up a runner in the lane. Photo by Josh Albelda

Pinto's buzzer beater snaps CSB's winning streak

Aug 09, 2014 - 12:14 AM

The Arellano Chiefs relied on late heroics to defeat College of St Benilde while the Jose Rizal University Bombers squeaked by the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals

CHIEF ROCKA. Arellano's John Pinto is mobbed by teammates after tipping in the game winner. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

The Heartbreak Kids return: CSB’s rally falls short against JRU

Jul 08, 2014 - 2:19 AM

CSB comes back from a 21 point deficit but falls short in the game as JRU holds on to get their first win 69 61

JRU Center Michael Mabulac goes up for a shot. File photo by Jan Dizon/Rappler

Game-winner lifts San Beda past CSB in opener

Jun 22, 2013 - 7:51 PM

The Red Lions kicked off their 89th season campaign with a narrow win against hosts College of St Benilde

ESCAPE ACT. The Lions needed a last-second basket to defeat the Blazers. Photo by Rappler/JM Albelda.