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UV Green Lancers clinch 2017 CESAFI title with Game 3 win over UC

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The UV Green Lancers are once again CESAFI champions

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The UV Green Lancers win their second straight CESAFI title, and 12th overall. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win Game 2, force winner-take-all showdown with UC Webmasters

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Jerome Napao and Tristan Ray Albina lead the Green Lancers with 18 points each

STAYING ALIVE. The UV Green Lancers force a deciding third game by beating the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UC Webmasters upset UV Green Lancers to take Game 1 of CESAFI college title series

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi leads the Webmasters with another double-double performance sinking 23 points and pulling 12 boards

UPSET. The UC Webmasters take game 1 of the CESAFI collegiate finals against defending champions UV Green Lancers. Photo by PJ Estan.

UV eyes 6th double title in CESAFI basketball

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:47 PM

University of Visayas aims to claim the double championship title after 10 years

DOUBLE TITLE. The University of the Visayas basketball is eyeing its 6th double title with both the Green Lancers and Baby Lancers in the finals of the college and high school divisions of the 17th CESAFI. Photo from UV Basketball Team Facebook.

UC Webmasters complete CESAFI finals cast, will face UV for title

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:04 AM

The UC Webmasters defeat the USJR Jaguars in overtime to advance to the finals

ON TO THE FINALS. Garciano “Garexx” Puerto Jr poured in 22 points and 13 rebounds for the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers advance to CESAFI finals

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:17 AM

The defending champions await the winner between USJR and UC, while the USC Warriors are relegated to the battle for third place

FINALS BOUND. The UV Green Lancers get the final laugh against USC, the only team to beat them in the eliminations. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

South wins CESAFI college All-Star Game as Suerte named MVP

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Tristan Ray Albina wins the 3-point shootout title for the second straight year and Rey Anthony Suerte is named Most Valuable Player

ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN. Players of the UV Green Lancers made a splash in the CESAFI All-Star event, with Tristan Ray Albina retaining his 3-point shootout title for the second straight year and Rey Anthony Suerte being named MVP. Photo by PJ Estan

UV Green Lancers end eliminations with devastation of CITU Wildcats

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:52 AM

After conceding their first game of the season, the reigning champions went on to win the rest of their 11 games for an 11-1 win-loss record

ON TO THE PLAYOFFS. Kenn Patjes Oguis of the USC Warriors tries to evade the defense of UC Webmasters Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers survive USJR Jaguars to solidify CESAFI top spot

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The Green Lancers have all but sealed their position at the top of the leaderboard with a 10-1 win-loss record

Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Defending CESAFI champs UV top UC to get back on track

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:32 PM

The UV Green Lancers defeat the UC Webmasters 72 61

LANCED. Tristan Ray Albina scored 17 for the UV Green Lancers in victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USC Warriors open CESAFI season with upset over UV Green Lancers

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Victor Rabat leads the Warriors opening win with 17 points

UV Green Lancers clinch pre-season invitational title in Bayugan City

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The UV Green Lancers beat the UST Growling Tigers by a point to win the Kim Lope Asis Mayor’s Cup Basketball Invitational title

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

UV Green Lancers open pre-season invitational with back-to-back wins

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The 2016 CESAFI champions are in Bayugan as part of their preparation in defending their title in this year’s upcoming season

ROUT. CESAFI's UV Green Lancers demolishes NCAA's EAC Generals, 95-74. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

UV Green Lancers thrash SWU-Phinma in St Bernard hoops

May 30, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Saint Isidore Inter Collegiate Basketball Invitational Cup in Saint Bernard town is considered as the pre season tournament of this year’s CESAFI

Gary Cortes: The UV Green Lancers' unlikely champion coach

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:32 AM

In just his second year as head coach and after getting the job by accident Gary Cortes finds his place atop CESAFI basketball

CHAMPION COACH. Coach Gary Cortes leads the UV Green Lancers to the 2016 CESAFI crown. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Rey Suerte's journey from playing sepak takraw to CESAFI MVP

Oct 25, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Suerte goes from playing sepak takraw in grade school to becoming Most Valuable Player in a collegiate basketball league

MVP. Rey Anthony Suerte wins the 2016 CESAFI MVP plum. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win CESAFI title with Game 4 victory over USC

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:29 PM

The UV Green Lancers avenge their finals defeat last year to the USC Warriors by winning the 2016 CESAFI title in 4 games

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers win their 11th CESAFI collegiate basketball championship with a Game 4 victory over the USC Warriors. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Where are the crowds for the CESAFI Finals?

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The 2016 Finals between the UV Green Lancers and USC Warriors has not managed to attract the number of fans as in years past

DIMINISHED CROWDS. The New Cebu Coliseum was far from full for Game 3 despite University of the Visayas being on win away from avenging their defeat last year to the USC Warriors and winning the CESAFI title.

CESAFI: USC Warriors stay alive with Game 3 win over UV

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:52 PM

The UV Green Lancers still hold a 2 1 lead after USC wins the closest game of the series

STAYING ALIVE. Conrad Catapusan shoots for two of his 7 points in USC's win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Green Lancers blow out Warriors to take 2-0 advantage

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The UV Green Lancers are now one win away from clinching the 2016 CESAFI crown after a 69 53 win over the USC Warriors

LANCER STORM. Tristan Ray Albina of University of the Visayas puts up a shot near the basket. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers open finals with blowout win over USC

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:58 PM

The UV Green Lancers dominate the second half putting the defending champion USC Warriors in a 0 1 hole

LANCED. Jan Monic Soliva topscored for the Green Lancers with 18 points. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Fear of threats after 'blood' message found in CESAFI locker room

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Don’t lose the game is written in a red liquid on the UV Green Lancers locker room mirror prompting concern for the team s safety

CRYPTIC MESSAGE. UV Green Lancers coach Gary Cortez shows where the wordi were written on the mirror. The mirror had allegedly been wiped clean when the team went back to the dugout during halftime. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Green Lancers hold off Cobras to extend series

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Also USC avenges their defeat to USJ R in their semis series

BACK AT YOU. Jan Monic Soliva of the Green Lancers rises to the rim for a layup. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, USC Warriors advance to semis

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

UV and USC join Southwestern University Phinma in the CESAFI semis after winning their respective quarterfinal games

WARRIOR MODE. Scothy Ntumba of the USC Warriors throws down a slam during the semis-clinching win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Warriors display championship form in rout of Green Lancers

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:42 AM

In high school action the UV Baby Lancers clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win over the USPF Baby Panthers

CESAFI: Jaguars hand Green Lancers their second loss

Sep 11, 2016 - 3:04 PM

The Jaguars get the victory despite having only 10 players on their roster

CESAFI: Baby Green Lancers bounces back with blow out of Baby Warriors

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Despite missing the suspended Ivan Maata and Justin Rosete UV still prevails

CESAFI: SWU Cobras defeat UV Green Lancers in possible finals preview

Sep 02, 2016 - 1:56 PM

SWU finishes the first round at 6 0 as the two top teams in this year s CESAFI goes down to the wire

COBRAS STRIKE FIRST. MacMac Tallo of SWU took over in the closing minutes, scoring 7 straight points in the final 5 minutes to clinch the win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI player Macion hopes hoops success helps find his father

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

While many college players dream of making it to the PBA UV Green Lancer Michael Angelo Macion just hopes to reconnect with the father he hasn t seen since age 4

HOOP DREAMS. Michael Angelo Macion hopes national exposure on TV will help him reestablish contact with his father. Meanwhile he's pursuing a college degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and contributing to his team's cause on the court. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers avenge finals loss to USC Warriors

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Also the USPF Panthers end their 4 year 31 straight losing streak with a win over the CIT U Wildcats

REVENGE. The Warriors' Conrad Catapusan tries to block the shot of Green Lancers' Jayson Balabag. The Green Lancers laughed last in this rematch of last season's finals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, SWU Cobras remain unbeaten

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The UV Green Lancers cruise to an easy win over USPF while the SWU Cobras defeat USJ R in overtime

BRAVO COBRAS. Rolly Bravo of the SWU Cobras makes his move to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers sweep USJ-R to win 8th Cesafi Partner's Cup

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The Worthy University of the Visayas Green Lancers defeat Mighty Sports University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars to win the pre season tournament

PRESEASON CHAMPS. The UV Green Lancers showed they were in playing form, winning the pre-season Cesafi tournament. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

University of the Visayas earns spot in PCCL Elite 8

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:31 PM

UV s entrance to the Elite 8 means there will be two teams coming from Cebu who will vie for this year s National Collegiate Championship title

NATIONAL LEVEL. The UV Green Lancers will join 2015 CESAFI champions USC in the PCCL Elite 8. Contributed photo

USC wins 2015 CESAFI championship, ends 57-year title drought

Oct 20, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The University of San Carlos Warriors defeat the University of the Visayas Green Lancers to win their first Cebu championship since 1958

Ian Jefferson Tagapan of USC rises to the rim for a score. Photo by Ronex Tolin

CESAFI: UV survives USC, forces winner-take-all fifth game

Oct 17, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The UV Green Lancers remained in contention for the CESAFI seniors title defeating the University of San Carlos USC Warriors in Game 4

UV import Steve Akomo registered a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and one block. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: UV's Manzo graduates from bench to unstoppable scorer

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Jun Kent Manzo turned down an opportunity to play at San Beda to remain at the University of the Visayas where he has become a breakout star in the CESAFI

BLOODY WIN. Jun Kent Manzo overcame a bloody chin in Game 2, and has overcome much more to become a standout in CESAFI. File photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USC downs UV in Game 3, moves within one win of CESAFI title

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:48 PM

University of San Carlos downs University of the Visayas to put the Green Lancers against the wall

Ian Jefferson Tagapan scored 20 points for the USC Warriors in a pivotal win. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

UV trumps USC in game 2 to even CESAFI finals

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

University of the Visayas led by as much as 22 as they even their CESAFI best of 5 series against University of San Carlo at 1 win a piece

BLOODY WIN. June Kent Manzo left the game after receiving a cut on his chin, but not before scoring 20 points and leading the UV Green Lancers to a Game 2 victory. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USC takes Game 1 in CESAFI finals

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Playing without the injured Leonard Santillan the UV Green Lancers drop Game 1 of the CESAFI finals to the USC Warriors

SHOOTING SHOOSTER. Shooster Olago of University of San Carlos scored 19 in a game 1 win. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USC Warriors to face UV Green Lancers in 2015 CESAFI Finals

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The University of San Carlos Warriors and the University of the Visayas Green Lancers set up a dream match showdown for the senior division s title

Nicolas Kyle Magat of USC scored 11 points in their semifinals match against USJR. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USC Warriors down UV to earn Finals berth

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Charles Pepito scores 23 and grabs 14 rebounds to lead USC to the CESAFI Finals for the second season in a row while USJR tops SWU to keep their hopes alive

WAR PATH. Charles Pepito of USC had another all-around game to lead the Warriors into the CESAFI Finals. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Meet Leonard Santillan, University of the Visayas basketball star

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Get to know more about the Batang Gilas veteran who retained the CESAFI dunk contest title with a sprained ankle

LANCER. Leonard Santillan was scouted by National University in Manila but chose to remain in Cebu with the University of the Visayas. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: UV, USC open semis with wins

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Day one of the CESAFI playoffs saw a number of unsportsmanlike fouls as UV and USC topped USJR and SWU respectively

Alfred Codilla of UV scored 10 points for the Green Lancers. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USJR Jaguars clinch last Final Four spot

Sep 27, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The University of San Jose Recoletos joins the UV Green Lancers the USC Warriors and the SWU Cobras in the semifinal round

NEXT ROUND. Mark Louie Labares, who scored 15 for USJR, scores on a layup. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

University of the Visayas Green Lancers give back to Cebu community

Sep 26, 2015 - 1:54 AM

The University of the Visayas UV Green Lancers have found an added inspiration in their quest for an 11th CESAFI title

GIVING BACK. The University of the Visayas Green Laners pose with dependents of the House of Hope, a drug and alcohol treatment center. Photo from UV

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers back on top of standings

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:29 PM

The University of the Visayas Green Lancers grabbed the top spot from the University of San Carlos Warriors after handing the latter their second loss

Rey Anthony Suerte of the UV Green Lancers rises to the rim. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USJR upsets defending champion SWU in OT

Sep 14, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Veteran playmaker Kevin Rey Villafranca led the Jaguars with 19 points 9 rebounds and two blocks as USJR keeps its Final Four hopes alive

JAGUAR STRIKES. Kevin Rey Villafranca had a near double-double in USRJ's upset win over SWU. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Codilla leads UV Green Lancers past USJR Jaguars

Sep 04, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Codilla scores 4 points with 30 seconds remaining to lead the Green Lancers to their sixth win

CESAFI: Clutch shooting hands USC first loss

Aug 31, 2015 - 10:42 AM

A clutch three pointer from Jovanie Luz with less than 10 seconds left sent the Southwestern University into a frenzy as they handed USC their first loss of the season

COBRAS STRIKE. Jan Michael Auditor of SWU drives to the rim against USC. Auditor finished with 12 as the Cobras hand the Warriors their first loss of the season. Photo by Nathan Soriano/Rappler