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Motolite survives Tolentino's outburst, BanKo drubs BaliPure

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Motolite spoils Flying Titan Kat Tolentino's 33-point performance in the 2019 PVL Open Conference

TURNING BACK. Isa Molde leads Motolite to a win over the pesky Choco Mucho Flying Titans. File photo by Josh Albelda/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

San Beda overwhelms EAC as Lyceum, Letran cop 7th wins

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM

San Beda secures its 10th straight victory, while Lyceum and Letran start their 2nd round campaign on a high note

KEY COG. Evan Nelle directs San Beda's offense with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline streaks to 6-0; BaliPure cops second win

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Creamline overpower Choco Mucho in a blockbuster PVL duel

PVL Open Conference Creamlie vs Motolite (8-14-2019). Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda drubs LPU in finals rematch, Stags deny Knights in OT

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The San Beda Red Lions continue to have the upper hand over rivals Lyceum Pirates

EFFICIENT. Calvin Oftana (#7) soars above the rest in San Beda's blowout over LPU with a career-high 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

Pirates' Nzeusseu deals Altas last-gasp heartbreak

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu sinks the game-winner with less than a second left as Lyceum escapes Perpetual Help

CLUTCH. The Pirates waste a double-digit lead but find a hero in Mike Nzeusseu. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda rallies late to down Baste; Chiefs score breakthrough

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Defending three-peat champion San Beda continues to lead the NCAA pack with a spotless 4-0 slate

CRUISING. James Canlas and the Red Lions blow past the Stags to keep the solo lead. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: Pirates ride comeback wave to drown Stags, JRU, Letran keep rolling

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The Lyceum Pirates close out the game with a 4th quarter surge over the San Sebastian Stags

SCORING LEADER. Jayvee Marcelino leads Letran's balanced scoring effort with 12 points. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Bonbon Batiller sustains his hot streak as Letran escapes Perpetual in an overtime thriller

Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

EAC scores massive upset over LPU, Balanza takes over for Letran

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Jethro Mendoza comes through the clutch as the EAC Generals pull off the biggest upset yet over the Lyceum Pirates early in the NCAA tournament

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marcelino magic dazzles in Lyceum's opening win over Letran

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Lyceum's standout twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino commandeer the Pirates to a thrilling triumph versus the Knights

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Late drama in Filoil semis as La Salle, San Beda scrape close wins

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:52 PM

La Salle and San Beda slip past separate foes to arrange a title showdown in the preseason tournament

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Justine Baltazar and the La Salle Green Archers dispatch the Lyceum Pirates in the semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda to face Adamson, La Salle to meet Lyceum in Filoil semis

Jun 17, 2019 - 9:46 PM

San Beda, La Salle, Adamson, and Lyceum defeat their quarterfinal foes to reach the Final Four of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup

TOPSCORER. Evan Nelle topscores as San Beda advances to the semifinals. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos


IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

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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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

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

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

Johnny Depp out of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise – report

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The actor played Captain Jack Sparrow in all 'Pirates' films from 2003 to 2017

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

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

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

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

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

San Beda, Lyceum pay tribute to barker Rolly Manlapaz

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:23 PM

The NCAA powerhouses share their fondest memories of the famous barker



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

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

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

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

Marcelino twins' All-Star dunk featured on 'Bleacher Report'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:59 PM

When a game actually demands for some fun, leave it to Lyceum All-Stars Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino to crank the antics up a notch

VIRAL. Jayvee Marcelino (left) and twin brother Jaycee go viral with their unusual dunk. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Lyceum, San Beda flex muscles to start NCAA 2nd round

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

The LPU Pirates and the San Beda Red Lions open the second round by routing their competitors

STAT-STUFFER. CJ Perez paces the Pirates with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Lyceum downs San Beda in NCAA Finals rematch

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Pirates exact revenge on the Red Lions to complete a first-round sweep of the NCAA men's basketball tournament

STELLAR. Lyceum's CJ Perez delivers another MVP-worthy performance. 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

LOOK: Gerald Anderson scores 1st point in MPBL home debut

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The celebrity baller's game may be all about defense, but don’t be so quick to dismiss his offensive skills

MAIN ATTRACTION. Point guard Gerald Anderson (left) focuses on defense and tallies 3 steals. Photo from MPBL

LPU notches 25th straight NCAA elims win

Aug 07, 2018 - 5:36 PM

The Pirates turn back CSB, the last team they lost against in the elimination round two years ago

UNSTOPPABLE. Cjay Perez records a massive double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds while making 5 steals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CJ Perez flashes MVP form in Pirates romp

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Lyceum star delivers another all-around game to power Lyceum to a 6th straight NCAA triumph

UNSTOPPABLE. CJ Perez and the Lyceum Pirates cruise past the Perpetual Help Altas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: Lyceum stretches perfect run to 5

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The Lyceum Pirates stay solo on top as the Arellano Chiefs and Letran Knights climb to a share of 3rd pkace

VICTORIOUS. Just a few days after their face-off, Lyceum and Arellano pull off separate victories. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA MVP CJ Perez drops career-high 31 as Lyceum whips Arellano

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The LPU Pirates extend their regular season winning streak

MVP FORM. LPU Pirates and reigning NCAA MVP CJ Perez displays razor-sharp form in their defeating Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum bombs JRU by 32 points

Jul 20, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The unbeaten Pirates cruise to a 3rd straight victory to stay solo on top in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

DOMINANT. CJ Perez and the Lyceum Pirates overwhelm the JRU Heavy Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum coach Topex: Mistakes are OK

Jul 14, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Coach Topex Robinson says maintaining a relaxed team atmosphere amid a furious Generals comeback pulled the Pirates through

POSITIVE. Despite a near collapse, the Lyceum Pirates try to keep the fun on the floor. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pirates hold off Generals' fightback for solo NCAA lead

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:45 PM

JC Marcelino fires 24 points to power the Pirates to their second straight triumph

HOT START. CJ Perez helps the Lyceum Pirates gain footing early. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler