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Fil-Am Clark, Virginia topple Texas Tech to claim US-NCAA title

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Virginia claims the NCAA crown one year after becoming the first No. 1 seeded team to be knocked out of the competition

CHAMPION. Filipino-American Kihei Clark plays point guard in the University of Virginia's NCAA champion squad. Photo from Kihei Clark's Instagram

Zion Williamson, Duke toppled as Final Four set in US NCAA

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Michigan State advances as the top-seeded Duke ends its campaign in the Elite Eight for the second straight year

TOP PROSPECT. Zion Williamson plays in what probably is his final collegiate basketball game as he is set to announce his plans to enter the NBA draft. Photo from Duke Basketball's Twitter account (@DukeMBB)

CEU tangles with Olivarez as UCBL 3rd season fires off

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Mentored by Derrick Pumaren, the CEU Scorpions have been installed as the team to beat

ALL SET. Coaches and officials of UCBL and AksyonTV  from left) PCU’s Gual Garcia, Olivarez College’s Mike Saguiguit, SJCB’s Noel Legui, tournament director Horacio Lim, TV5 sports head Patricia Hizon, UCBL president Franklin Evidente, CEU’s Derrick Pumaren, TIP’s Potit de Vera, Lyceum-Batangas’ Gie Ludovice and Diliman’s Rensy Bajar pose during the press launch of the league’s third season.

Guiao: Ricci Rivero can dominate college basketball

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The University of the Philippines standout impresses coach Yeng Guiao during the national team's practice

OUT. Ricci Rivero gets cut from the Philippine men's basketball team set to compete in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

LaVar Ball to pull out son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:28 AM

LaVar says LiAngelo would rather concentrate on entering the 2018 NBA draft

STRICTER PUNISHMENTS? LaVar Ball plans on pulling out son LiAngelo Ball as he believes that UCLA punished his more than China. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images North America/AFP

UAAP 80: Men's Basketball Stats

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:28 PM

Up-to-date statistics for the UAAP season 80 men's basketball tournament

Late Golden Stags run falls short against Perpetual Help

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The Perps avoid a late collapse to secure the victory

HOLDING ON. Despite giving up a 9-3 run to the Stags, the Perps successfully hold onto the win. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda overcomes offensive slump to nip Letran

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Red Lions overcome a 10 point deficit in the second quarter to win against the Knights

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Growling Tigers edge out UV Green Lancers with half-court buzzer-beater

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Both teams will face off at the finals of the Kim Lope Asis Mayor s Cup Basketball Invitational 2017

Red Lions complete undefeated run, claim Filoil trophy

Jun 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

San Beda finishes the preseason cup with a flawless 11 0 card behind Robert Bolick s heroics

NU Bulldogs down DLSU Green Archers in practice game

Aug 14, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Despite being considered the favorite to win the upcoming UAAP season La Salle is handed a tough loss by National University

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former Ateneo player Hubert Cani moving to FEU

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The FEU Tamaraws are the defending champions of the UAAP and have one of the most successful programs in college basketball

9641 - ADMU (20) Hubert Cani. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FilOil: EAC Generals halt UP's two-game winning streak

May 21, 2016 - 4:07 PM

This time around the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals didn’t wait for the fourth quarter to rally

CESAFI pre-season tournament opens after 2-year hiatus

May 21, 2016 - 3:50 PM

After a two year hiatus the CESAFI Partner s Cup will run until June 12

PARTNER'S CUP. Cesafi officials, school athletic directors, players and coaches pose with representatives of corporate sponsors during the press conference of the 8th Cesafi-Partner's Cup held at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel. Photo By PJ Estan

San Beda Red Cubs star Andrei Caracut commits to DLSU

Feb 07, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Caracut was the finals MVP of the recently concluded Jr NCAA basketball tournament where he led San Beda to their sixth straight title

FROM BEDA TO LA SALLE. Andrei Caracut says he will play for the De La Salle Green Archers.

PCCL: Teng leads La Salle past San Beda

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Jeron Teng finishes with near double double 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Green Archers over the Red Lions

Jeron Teng. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Benjie Paras to UCLA-bound son Kobe: 'The world is yours'

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Proud father Benjie Paras is happy with his son s decision to join UCLA says he sent Kobe to America to begin his transformation into manhood

FATHER AND SON. Benjie Paras (L) is proud and happy with all the basketball attention his son, Kobe (R), is getting. Benjie photo from wikipedia, Kobe photo from

Kobe Paras officially commits to UCLA

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:18 AM

The son of PBA great Benjie Paras has officially accepted the offer to play for the UCLA Bruins

Kobe Paras celebrates a win with the Gilas U17 team. File photo from

Kobe Paras picks up offer to become a UCLA Bruin

Oct 09, 2014 - 1:02 PM

The UCLA Bruins have the NCAA record for most national championships 11 have made the Final Four round 17 times and have made the NCAA March Madness tournament 44 times

IN DEMAND. Former La Salle Greenhills standout Kobe Paras is fielding several offers from US colleges. File photo Milad Payami/FIBA Asia

NCAA 90: EAC, SSC-R earn wins over CSB, JRU

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:20 PM

EAC earns first victory over CSB 81 72 while CJ Perez scores a career high 29 points to lead the Stags past the JRU Bombers

CJ Perez scores a career high 29 points to lead the San Sebastian Stags past the Jose Rizal University Bombers. Photo by Jan Dizon/Rappler

US college player Gordon reveals he's gay

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Derrick Gordon is the first openly gay player in American collegiate basketball

BE TRUE. US college player Derrick Gordon is indeed being true to himself as he reveals he is gay. Photo from his Twitter account

Road games, 5 new teams highlight 8th FilOil Cup

Apr 09, 2014 - 6:17 PM

College basketball is coming back again starting with a better and bigger FilOil preseason tournament

Rappler's Bracketologist breaks down March Madness

Mar 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Rappler s bracketologist Naveen Ganglani breaks down the NCAA men s basketball picture as the teams rev up to vie for college basketball supremacy

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN. Rappler's bracketologist breaks down the NCAA Men's Basketball picture

Ateneo's Elorde has high hopes, realistic expectations for new season

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Ateneo Blue Eagles guard Nico Elorde has high hopes for the upcoming UAAP basketball season as recruits Arvin Tolentino Thirdy Ravena bring big promise

ONE BIG FAMILY. Nico Elorde stands in front of a painting of his grandfather, boxing legend Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. Photo by Ryan Songalia

San Beda may forfeit games over illegal league claims

Oct 29, 2013 - 12:16 PM

The 4 peat campaign of the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA could hit a major road bump

FORFEIT? San Beda Red Lion guard Ryusei Koga is facing allegations of playing in another league while NCAA is ongoing. Photo from Koga's Facebook account

Finally, a home for the UP Maroons

Jul 02, 2013 - 4:21 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons have a new home the UP CHK Annex

FilOil: Hot-shooting UE speeds past UST

May 18, 2013 - 6:49 PM

UE leaned on torrid shooting to beat struggling UST in the FilOil preseason cup

SPEEDSTER. Sumang and the Red Warriors were too much for the UAAP finalists. Photo from FilOil Flying V Sports Facebook page.

First impressions as college hoops preseason opens

Apr 14, 2013 - 4:00 PM

College hoops season is on and Enzo Flojo shares with us his first impressions of the teams that played in the FilOil tourney

Fans to pick college stars for All-Star Game

Apr 11, 2013 - 11:46 PM

For the first time fans will get to select starters for an All Star Game pitting UAAP and NCAA stars

One-on-One: Ronnie Magsanoc on making NCAA history

Nov 10, 2012 - 7:44 PM

In this episode of One on One San Beda Red Lions head coach Ronnie Magsanoc sits down with Rappler to talk about his team s historic win in the NCAA men s basketball tournament

Ronnie Magsanoc right after San Beda won the NCAA88 title. Photo by Jan Dizon of

The top 10 collegiate basketball players

Nov 04, 2012 - 10:14 AM

They’re the best of the best the crème de la crème the 10 players that stood out all season and gave fans an extra reason to cheer