NCAA Season 94 news and updates

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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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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


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

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

Topex Robinson rips NCAA on 'consistency' regarding rules

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:13 PM

'I don’t wanna put the blame on whoever was making those rules. We’re just here to follow them but I just hope there’s gonna be consistency,' says Robinson

CONSISTENCY? Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson still wears a smile, but powerful words against the NCAA. Photo by Joaquin Flores

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

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

San Beda downs Perpetual, meets Lyceum anew in NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The defending champion Red Lions march to the NCAA championship round for the 13th straight year

San Beda's AC Soberano and Robert Bolick make sure that Jielo Razon and Perpetual Altas won't get past them in the Final Four. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

Lyceum overwhelms Letran, coasts to 2nd straight NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez lead the Lyceum charge as the Pirates get another shot at the championship

WELL DONE.  Lyceum Pirates stars Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez celebrate after sending JP Calvo and the Letran Knights home. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Balanza expects Letran to 'play like a champion' vs Lyceum

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Recovering Knight Jerrick Balanza believes Letran can overcome Lyceum's twice-to-beat semifinal advantage

EXCITEMENT. Jerrick Balanza is more than excited to return to the court with the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: San Beda vs Perpetual

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:38 AM

The San Beda Red Lions are poised to roar once more, but the Perpetual Altas may just have the perfect answer in the NCAA Final Four

RETURN TRIP. Robert Bolick vows to lead the San Beda Red Lions back to the NCAA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: Lyceum vs Letran

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The Lyceum Pirates look to quickly dispatch the Letran Knights for a return stint in the NCAA Finals

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Mike Nzeusseu and the Lyceum Pirates shoot for an NCAA Finals berth against Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda ends NCAA elimination round on a high note

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

San Beda and Perpetual Help will meet again in the NCAA playoffs on Friday, October 26

Topex Robinson inks 5-year extension with Lyceum

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sustaining his impressive run with the Pirates, coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda exacts revenge on Lyceum, clinches top seed

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Robert Bolick and James Canlas lead the San Beda charge as the Red Lions put a lock on the No. 1 spot in the Final Four

TOP SPOT. Robert Bolick and the Red Lions got their way this time against the Pirates to claim the No. 1 seed. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

Letran clinches 3rd seed in NCAA thriller over Perpetual

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Bong Quinto delivers in the clutch as the Knights streak to their sixth straight victory

CARDIAC GAME. Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights survive a down-to-the-wire duel versus Edgar Charcos and the Perpetual Help Altas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum, San Beda nail twice-to-beat semis edge

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Pirates and the Red Lions put a lock on the top two spots in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

SHOWDOWN. Last season's finalists San Beda and Lyceum are on track to arrange another title duel. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Double whammy as EAC loses big man Laminou in Perps’ blowout

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Hamadou Laminou sustains a gruesome head injury in the 3rd quarter

WHAMMY. Hamadou Laminou suffers from an injury in his left eye after getting kneed by Jerome Pasia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran clinches first NCAA Final Four in two years

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:24 PM

This is also the first playoff appearance for Letran head coach Jeff Napa since he took over from champion coach Aldin Ayo

LEADER. Despite a cold shooting night, Letran team captain Bong Quinto still contributed across the board with 4 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks en route to their first Final Four appearance since their NCAA Season 91 title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza proves to be Letran’s lucky charm in unlikely win

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

A month after his brain surgery, Jerrick Balanza shows up at the game to surprise his Letran teammates

FEELING BETTER. Letran's Jerrick Balanza says he pleaded for clearance from his doctor just so he can watch the Knights play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran edges Lyceum after overturned shot call

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:53 PM

In a bizarre ending, the Letran Knights pull off an upset over the Lyceum Pirates in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

ESCAPE. Bong Quinto drops 20 points in Letran's controversial one-point victory over Lyceum. 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

Troubled Perpetual edges San Sebastian in OT thriller

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Altas are currently at the center of yet another NCAA eligibility issue that may forfeit their victories

IMPACT. Prince Eze leads the Atlas with a massive double-double of 25 points and 23 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual may forfeit 9 wins due to ineligibility issues

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Edgar Charcos and Kim Aurin have reportedly violated NCAA rules when they suited up for a community league

EMBATTLED. Perpetual's Edgar Charcos (center) is one of two players who may just cost the Altas' season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum inches towards NCAA 94 twice-to-beat advantage

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:03 PM

The Lyceum Pirates are assured of a playoff spot after clinching their 14th win in 15 games

TENSIONS. Cjay Perez continues to lead the Lyceum Pirates even in the foul-marred game. 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

Lyceum demolishes Arellano by 34 in bounce-back win

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Pirates clinch at least a Final Four playoff berth in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

BOUNCE BACK. CJ Perez and the Lyceum Pirates vent their ire on the Arellano Chiefs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran bench steps up for hold on No. 3 spot

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Jeremiah Taladua and Fran Yu chip into Letran's season-high bench output of 44 points

STEP UP. Jeremiah Taladua comes off the bench to leave an impact of a team-high 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Prince Eze buzzer-beater tip snaps Lyceum’s 30-game win streak

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Perpetual's Prince Eze highlights his double-double with a game-winner as the Altas stun the Lyceum Pirates

DOMINANT. The Lyceum Pirates couldn't contain Perpetual Help's Prince Eze. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda sweeps EAC, SSC eliminates JRU

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Robert Bolick drops 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to power the Red Lions to their 12th victory

UNSTOPPABLE. The EAC Generals couldn't find ways to shackle San Beda star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jerry Codiñera resigns as Arellano Chiefs head coach

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Under the PBA great, the Chiefs entered the championship round of the NCAA twice

BREAKUP. Jerry Codinera and the Arellano University Chiefs part ways. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UAAP, NCAA cancel games due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:58 AM

All affected UAAP and NCAA games will be moved to a later date

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum picks up win No. 12, Mapua snaps skid

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:20 PM

CJ Perez and Mike Nzeusseu take charge as the Pirates extend their winning streak to 12 games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

HUSTLE. Lyceum's Ralph Tansingco (left) and Jaycee Marcelino harass EAC's Jeric Diego. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Pissed' Boyet Fernandez blasts trigger-happy bench in near-loss to Letran

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:25 PM

For an elite coach like Fernandez, a near-collapse of this magnitude was simply unacceptable

PISSED. Boyet Fernandez is not happy with how the San Beda bench blew a 22-point lead in the 4th quarter. 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

San Beda denies late Letran surge, sweeps Knights in rematch

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The Letran Knights spearhead a massive 19-0 run to almost overcome Beda's 22-point lead in the 4th

KEY PLAYER. The San Beda Red Lions slip past Letran's comeback even without star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Unbeaten Lyceum fights off late JRU scare

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:35 PM

CJ Perez tows the Lyceum Pirates to their 11th straight victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

WORKHORSE. Lyceum star CJ Perez proves too much again for the JRU Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran dedicates win to ailing birthday boy Jerrick Balanza

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The Knights hope to continue the on-court battle even as Jerrick Balanza fights to recover from a brain tumor

CHEERLEADER. Despite his illness, Jerrick Balanza continues to cheer for the Letran Knights. Photo from Balanza’s Twitter account (@Iamjerrick07)

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

Brain tumor sidelines Letran player Jerrick Balanza

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Letran starter, who needs to undergo an operation to remove the tumor, will be out for the rest of the season

SAD NEWS. Jerrick Balanza hopes to be back from a brain surgery by November. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler