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NCAA: San Beda completes elims sweep for outright title berth

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

San Beda drubs Lyceum to complete a perfect 18-0 elimination run and book its 14th straight finals berth

POWERHOUSE. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions steamroll the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Oftana named Player of the Week as San Beda nears NCAA sweep

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Calvin Oftana wins his second NCAA Player of the Week award, the only player to achieve such a feat in Season 95

FRONTRUNNER. Calvin Oftana continues to make a strong case for the MVP plum. File photo by Josh Albelda


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

San Beda 3rd quarter rally buries rival Letran, Lyceum cools down Mapua

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:49 PM

NCAA defending champion San Beda remains undefeated with 15 straight wins

MVP CANDIDATE. Calvin Oftana leads San Beda with 20 points over Letran. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mapua nets winning record, Lions sweep Altas

Sep 26, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Defending champion San Beda just keeps rolling as Mapua sustains its surprise playoff push

TIGHT. Mapua pulls off a key win over JRU to sustain its surprise playoff push. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda stays unblemished as Letran, Mapua extend win streak

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Defending champion San Beda cruises to its 13th straight win of NCAA Season 95 basketball

FIREPOWER. James Canlas flashes a perfect 5-of-5 shooting in the 1st half and finishes with 20 points, 4 boards and 5 dimes. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. 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

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

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

San Beda tops Letran to stay perfect

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Defending champion San Beda stretches its unbeaten run to 5 as Mapua also scores a breakthrough victory

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

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

San Beda routs EAC for 3rd straight win

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The defending champions sustain their hot start behind James Canlas and Evan Nelle

SBU (15) James Canlas. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

San Beda clamps down on Arellano to start 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kicking off their title defense in style, the Red Lions make sure there are no surprises against the Chiefs

Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda to 'fill shoes' left by Bolick, Mocon amid 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Head coach Boyet Fernandez is tasked to develop a contender without trusty stars Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon

4-PEAT. The San Beda Red Lions aim for a 4-peat championship in the NCAA. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rebuilding San Beda still coaches' team to beat in NCAA Season 95

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The San Beda Red Lions are gunning for a fourth straight NCAA crown

TEAM TO BEAT. Evan Nelle and the San Beda Red Lions will have targets on their backs in their title-retention bid. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda shackles La Salle to cop Filoil crown

Jun 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Displaying their defensive prowess, the Red Lions drub the Green Archers to cap their unbeaten run in the preseason tournament

LIONS ROAR. San Beda cruises past La Salle after a dominant second half. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/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


San Beda stays unbeaten; La Salle dominates San Sebastian

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Red Lions complete a seven-game elimination sweep as the Green Archers also advance in the preseason tournament

TOP SEED. The Tigers fall prey to NCAA king Red Lions. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/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


FilOil: UP drubs UST in Paras’ return; San Beda survives La Salle

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:41 PM

After a month-long absence, Kobe Paras returns from injury with a 15-point showing to power the Maroons

COMEBACK. Kobe Paras makes an impact right on his first game back from an ankle injury. File photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

Baldwin, Fernandez pick up collegiate coaching honors

May 24, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Ateneo's Tab Baldwin and San Beda's Boyet Fernandez cop top coaching awards after extending their respective teams' dynasties

PBA D-League: Ateneo, San Beda coast to easy wins

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Even minus Thirdy Ravena, the Blue Eagles roll past the Knights for their fourth win in 5 outings

BLOWOUT. UE standout Alvin Pasaol reinforces the Letran Knights, but Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles stay in full control. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Ex-FEU stars carry Wangs; San Beda downs NCAA rival Perpetual

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Arvin Tolentino and Axel Iñigo team up as Wangs Basketball rolls past Trinity University of Asia

NEW TERRITORY. Arvin Tolentino sill continues to control the game even in the PBA D-League scene as he notches a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

PCCL: Reloaded Ateneo survives San Beda, sets UV nat'l finals

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena star as the Blue Eagles earn the best collegiate team tag in Metro Manila

FLYING HIGH. Angelo Kouame and the Blue Eagles soar past the Red Lions to rule the PCCL semis series, 2-1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Isaac Go praises Ateneo bench in San Beda stunner

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Despite fielding only 5 players at the start of the game, the Blue Eagles force a winner-take-all against the Red Lions in the PCCL semis

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PCCL: Go erupts for 28 as Ateneo forces do-or-die vs San Beda

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A hot-shooting Isaac Go shows up as the Blue Eagles level the PCCL semis series versus the Red Lions

SIZZLING. Big man Isaac Go knocks in 4 of his 7 three-pointers in the final quarter to power the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Evan Nelle ready to step up in post-Bolick, Mocon era

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'There's no pressure because I like stepping up,' says San Beda's Evan Nelle

BREAKOUT GAME. Behind tested veteran Donald Tankoua's 18 points, Nelle drops 12 markers on 3/4 (75%) shooting from downtown. Photo by Josh Albelda /Rappler

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda bests Ateneo in Game 1 of PCCL semis

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The San Beda Red Lions need only one win to set up a finals date with the University of Visayas Green Lancers

TOP DOG. Donald Tankoua leads the way as San Beda inches closer to the PCCL finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ateneo, San Beda banner historic 20-team PBA D-League

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:38 PM

UAAP champion Ateneo and NCAA titlist San Beda look to sustain their winning ways even against a stacked field

CHAMPION DUEL. Expect Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame and San Beda’s Donald Tankoua to play key roles anew in the D-League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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


Bolick catches 'Scottie Rebound' fever, Finals MVP Thompson responds

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:18 PM

The Red Lion emulates the Gin Kings guard with a near-triple-double performance

DO-IT-ALL. San Beda's Robert Bolick (left) tried to do his best Scottie Thompson impression. Bolick photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Thompson photo from PBA Images


NCAA champ San Beda rolls over EAC for 3rd straight win

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The reigning NCAA champion forces a lopsided win over the Generals

STAR POWER. Robert Bolick leads San Beda with 15 points, 6 assists and 2 steals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler