Season 91 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Season 91


2 Mapua cheerleaders rushed to hospital after fall in routine

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Both members of the Mapua Cheerping Cardinals complete the routine despite suffering a bad fall and a collision

San Beda captures NCAA Season 91 overall crown

Mar 08, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Red Lions amassed 632 5 points to clinch their fourth overall crown

Arellano ends San Beda's 6-peat bid to win first NCAA football title

Jan 19, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Charles Vincent Gamutan and Jumbeng Guinabang score for Arellano University as 5 time defending champions San Beda College see their reign of dominance ended

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. Arellano University ends San Beda's reign atop the NCAA football scene. Photo from Arellano football's Facebook page

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Oct 29, 2015 - 8:30 PM

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Letran coach seeks to finish NCAA Finals in Game 2

Oct 24, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Letran coach Aldin Ayo would like to end San Beda’s 5 year reign with a sweep

ONE WIN AWAY. Letran defeated San Beda in Game 1 of the NCAA Finals on Friday, putting the Red Lions on the brink of their first series loss since 2009. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

San Beda defuses JRU for 10th straight NCAA Finals trip

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

San Beda will try to win its 6th consecutive title against longtime rival Letran in the NCAA Season 91 men s basketball Finals

10TH STRAIGHT FINALS. San Beda marches into its 10th consecutive NCAA Finals appearance led by guard Baser Amer who finishes with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran enters NCAA Finals after defeating Mapua

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The Knights enter the NCAA Finals for the first time since 2013

FINALS BOUND. The Letran Knights, led by diminutive guard Mark Cruz (right), enters the NCAA Season 91 Finals after beating the Mapua Cardinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda escapes Letran to claim NCAA Final Four’s top seed

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:19 PM

San Beda’s victory was not a walk in the part as they had to escape the clutches of Letran’s signature fourth quarter surge

TOP SEED. Five-time champion San Beda earns the top seed in the Final Four. Big man Ola Adeogun scores 21 points and grabs 9 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mapua routs Arellano to enter NCAA Final Four

Oct 13, 2015 - 4:29 PM

This is the first time Mapua tasted a regular Final Four appearance since 2008

FINAL FOUR BOUND. Mapua's Josan Nimes leads his team with 21 points and 4 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda, Letran set aside rivalry to help Samboy Lim

Oct 07, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Though jeering at each other all afternoon Tuesday both schools were happily on the same side for a worthy cause

UNITED FOR SKYWALKER. Fierce NCAA rivals San Beda and Letran unite to help Samboy Lim, seen here speaking with students during a basketball camp on September 14, 2014. File photo from Lim's Facebook

San Beda beats Letran, clinches twice-to-beat edge in semis

Oct 06, 2015 - 11:16 PM

The Red Lions clinch the first twice to beat advantage of the Final Four concluding the second round with a win loss standing of 13 5

TWICE TO BEAT. Baser Amer (left) chips in 10 points as San Beda claims the twice-to-beat edge in the men's basketball tournament of NCAA Season 91. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano brushes off EAC to stay in race for Final Four berth

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Jiovani Jalalon registers another triple double including 9 points down the stretch

LEADER. Jiovani Jalalon (left) leads Arellano in the endgame to thwart EAC's comeback attempt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mapua rolls past Saint Benilde

Oct 06, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Mapua improves its win loss standing to 11 6 and stays in the hunt for a Final Four berth

CARDINALS WIN. Josan Nimes registers 9 points in Mapua's victory over Benilde. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA slaps 3 players with 1-game suspension

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:09 PM

League rules state that a player who is thrown out of a game is automatically suspended in his team s next outing

SUSPENDED. Michole Sorela of San Beda College, Gio Lasquety (in photo) of Jose Rizal University and Denniel Aguirre of Mapua Institute of Technology are suspended for one game. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Atoy Co-less Mapua stuns Letran for upset win

Sep 15, 2015 - 11:56 PM

Winning for the first time versus Letran since 2010 Mapua stays at fifth place with a win loss record of 9 4

CAREER-HIGH. Allwell Oraeme collars a career-high 30 rebounds against the much smaller Letran to finish with a double-double that includes 18 points. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Arellano rips Lyceum, wins 3rd straight in NCAA second round

Sep 08, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The Chiefs improve their win loss standing to 9 3 while Lyceum falls to 3 10

3 IN A ROW. Jiovani Jalalon (center) and company get their third straight win in the second round of the NCAA Season 91 men's basketball tourney. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Brana helps Mapua survive JRU’s late-game surge

Sep 08, 2015 - 5:58 PM

With 5 9 ticks left Brana completes an and one after recovering the ball from a 3 point shot attempt by JP Nieles and putting it back in before being fouled

HERO. Mark Brana (right) was the hero as he lifted Mapua past JRU with his endgame 3-point play. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual Help bounces back strong, demolishes Lyceum

Sep 01, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The Altas improve their win loss record to 8 3

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Scottie Thompson paces Perpetual Help with another triple-double as they move up to an 8-3 record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

San Sebastian upsets Letran with Costelo’s game-winner

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Down by one point Costelo steps on the gas pedal and evades 2 defenders to swish a go ahead layup

GAME-WINNER. Ryan Costelo delivered the game-winner for San Sebastian as they upset league-leading Letran. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA slaps San Beda’s Ola Adeogun with one-game suspension

Aug 24, 2015 - 12:50 PM

Out of frustration during San Beda s game versus Arellano Adeogun kicked the locker room’s door causing the bottom fiberglass part of the door to break

SUSPENDED. San Beda big man Ola Adeogun received a one-game suspension for breaking the locker room's door. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NCAA Season 91 All-Star festivities

Aug 23, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Relive the fun through these photos

Jebb Bulawan wins the Slam-Dunk competition. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

Lyceum’s Bulawan slam dunk champ; Letran’s Cruz wins 3-point crown

Aug 21, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Jebb Bulawan leaps over teammates for the win while Mark Cruz has 18 points in the final round of the 3 point shootout during the NCAA Season 91 All Stars

ALL-STARS. Jebb Bulawan (left) is slam dunk king while Mark Cruz (right) is 3-point champ. Photos by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Arellano scores upset over NCAA champ San Beda

Aug 19, 2015 - 1:36 AM

Jiovani Jalalon heads Arellano in the final period as the Chiefs get back at last year s finals foes Red Lions

TAKE OVER. Jiovani Jalalon takes over for Arellano in a rematch of last year's NCAA Finals against San Beda. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

San Beda, Lyceum take down San Sebastian, EAC

Aug 14, 2015 - 1:50 AM

San Beda climbs to first place in the standings and Lyceum ends the first round strong

Ola Adeogun (right) saves San Beda from a costly breakdown and tallies a season-high 28 points to defeat San Sebastian. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual Help pummels ‘giant-slayer’ EAC

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Back up reinforcement Prince Nnamdi Eze leads Perpetual with 17 points but NCAA MVP Earl Scottie Thompson is forced to leave the game with an injury

INJURED. Perpetual's win was overshadowed by an injury to reigning NCAA MVP Earl Scottie Thompson. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda bounces back strong, devours Lyceum

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:27 PM

With the impressive victory over Lyceum San Beda improved its record to 3 1 in the team standings

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Art Dela Cruz (left) figured in his 4th straight double-double performance to lead the Red Lions in a rout of the Pirates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano slaughters EAC for second NCAA win

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Jiovani Jalalon dazzled with the first triple double of his collegiate career while ace gunslinger Zachary Nicholls had 18 markers and converted 4 triples

Zachary Nicholls (right) attempts a lay-up in transition as he finishes with 18 points for the Arellano Chiefs. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

NCAA postpones Thursday games due to Typhoon Falcon

Jul 08, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The NCAA has postponed the San Beda vs San Sebastian and Lyceum vs EAC games due to Typhoon Falcon

Dagongon saves Perpetual Help from bowing down to Mapua

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:41 PM

With the come from behind triumph over the Mapua Cardinals Perpetual Help is now on top of the team standings placing San Beda College and Colegio de San Juan de Letran at 2nd place

Earl Scottie Thompson of Perpetual rises to the rim. Photo by Josh Albelda

CSB, EAC battle for first NCAA win

Jul 06, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Someone s 0 has to go when College of Saint Benilde and Emilio Aguinaldo College cross paths on Tuesday July 7

Jose Alfonso Saavedra (#12) and the Saint Benilde Blazers are looking to earn their first victory of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda

Perpetual Help guns for solo NCAA lead

Jul 06, 2015 - 3:56 PM

With two triumphs in a row Perpetual is currently tied with San Beda College and Colegio de San Juan de Letran but can break away with a win over Mapua

Reigning MVP Earl Scottie Thompson and Perpetual Help are aiming to break away from the NCAA pack. File photo by Josh Albelda

Letran rips JRU to remain unbeaten

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Newly minted Letran head coach Aldin Ayo s relentless full court pressure was an unsolvable riddle for the Heavy Bombers

Kevin Alas and Letran continued their unbeaten ways. Photo by Mark Cristino

Perpetual downs Benilde behind Akhuetie’s monster performance

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Akhuetie shines bright as Perpetual takes care of Benilde

SHINING BRIGHT. The 6-foot-8 Nigerian reinforcement Bright Akhuetie lifted Perpetual with a monstrous performance, tallying a team-high 44 points with 19 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano survives Lyceum’s second half surge for first win

Jul 03, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Arellano earns its first win of the season despite a late rally by Lyceum

CHIEF ROCKA. Wilson Baltazar of Arellano University dribbles the ball up court. The Chiefs bounced back from their opening game loss to JRU to beat Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda

12 collegiate teams battle for Ang Liga football crown

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:49 AM

For this year Ang Liga is introducing a new league format as 12 teams will be divided into two groups of six

File photo shows San Beda's Ashley Flores dribbling past an Emilio Aguinaldo College opponent. File photo by Nevin Reyes

Fourth quarter rally gives Mapua first NCAA win

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Mapua overcame a first half deficit to top San Sebastian for their first win of season 91

Allwell Oraeme turned in a monster game for Mapua with 15 markers, 22 boards, and eight blocks. Photo by Josh Albelda

Mark Cruz ready to lead Letran Knights in his final year

Jul 02, 2015 - 4:21 PM

On the diminutive guard’s square shoulders rests the huge amount of pressure to carry a squad fallen from Final Four grace in NCAA Season 91

ONE LAST DANCE. Mark Cruz (left) is playing in his final year for the Letran Knights and is determined to go out strong. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pacquiao named Letran Knights team manager

Jul 02, 2015 - 12:50 AM

Letran is hoping the 8 division boxing champion can give the team some extra punch in the ongoing NCAA tournament

Manny Pacquiao has been named the new team manager of Letran. Photo from Letran's Facebook

Lyceum Pirates need to build more experience — Robinson

Jun 30, 2015 - 8:18 PM

In just their first game of the season the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates already revealed a critical weakness: inexperience

Jebb Bulawan goes to the rim in a loss against Perpetual Help. Photo by Josh Albelda

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

Perpetual Help nips Lyceum for first win

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Perpetual Help claimed its first win of the season 70 61 over Lyceum in Season 91

Reigning MVP Earl Scottie Thompson and Perpetual Help held on to beat Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda

NCAA putting a premium on athletes' health

Jun 24, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Weeks after the passing of CJ Servillon the NCAA announces new measures to ensure the safety of its athletes

NCAA Season 91 basketball schedule

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Full schedule of the NCAA season 91 basketball tournament

San Beda coach Jarin on new job: 'Of course there's pressure'

Jun 23, 2015 - 4:28 PM

Jamike Jarin takes over one of Philippine collegiate basketball s greatest institutions with expectations of a sixth straight NCAA title

NEW LION. Incoming San Beda coach Jamike Jarin has no room for adjustment periods in his first year as coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Emilio Aguinaldo College, Lyceum join NCAA as regular members

May 20, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Emilio Aguinaldo College and Lyceum have joined the NCAA as its newest regular members for Season 91