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Jeff Napa returns to Letran as coaching consultant

Nov 22, 2019 - 4:38 PM

As one of the so-called 'super friends' in Letran’s all-star coaching stable, Jeff Napa hopes to help the Knights stay on top

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After brain surgery, 2-time champ Balanza never stopped believing

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Letran star Jerrick Balanza caps his remarkable comeback from brain surgery with a championship

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Kanto' guy Fran Yu delivers Finals MVP clapback

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Once a fodder for online bashers, Letran's Fran Yu saves his best retort on the hardcourt

GAME CHANGER. Fran Yu silences doubters with a Finals MVP plum and a championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Twitter revels in Letran Knights' magical run

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:57 PM

After ruling a title series to remember, the Letran Knights go all out to party in Intramuros tonight

Letran ends San Beda reign, captures NCAA crown

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Behind Jerrick Balanza, the Letran Knights spoil the San Beda Red Lions' bid for a fourth straight crown to rule NCAA Season 95 men's basketball

NCAA95 Finals Game 3 on November 19, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 3

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Expect the San Beda Red Lions and the Letran Knights to come out swinging as the two fierce rivals fight for the NCAA crown in the do-or-die Game 3

Letran's Batiller blames self for missed championship-winning layup

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Letran sees its chance to pull off a stunning finals sweep against San Beda figuratively and literally slip away as the ball slides off Bonbon Batiller's hands

BOUNCE BACK. Despite the slip up, Bonbon Batiller feels blessed as his teammates did not blame him. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


MVP Oftana lets loose in clutch bounce-back

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Even in the face of riotous cheering and booing, Calvin Oftana knocks in the game’s biggest shot to lead San Beda’s Game 2 escape versus Letran

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San Beda squeaks past Letran, forces do-or-die Game 3

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Red Lions keep their title defense alive after fending off the Knights' huge challenge

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HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 2

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:43 PM

As the Letran Knights go for an unlikely NCAA championship, the shell-shocked San Beda Red Lions hope to keep their four-peat bid alive


Balanza carries infectious energy to Letran finals upset over San Beda

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Jerrick Balanza's belief in the team becomes a factor in Letran's huge upset over San Beda

BELIEF. Jerrick Balanza knows that Letran can deal three-time defending champion San Beda its first loss in 15 months. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran stuns rival San Beda to draw first blood in NCAA finals

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:22 PM

There's no season sweep for the San Beda Red Lions as the Letran Knights pull off a massive upset in Game 1 of the NCAA title series

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HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:31 PM

History-seeking San Beda and upset-minded Letran clash in Game 1 on Tuesday, November 12, at the Mall of Asia Arena


Letran survives Lyceum, sets NCAA Finals duel vs rival San Beda

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Playing in another heart-stopper, the Letran Knights upset the No. 2 Lyceum Pirates to crash the NCAA championship series

After stunning the Pirates, Jerrick Balanza and the Knights try pull off another shocker in the title round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran ousts gutsy San Sebastian in NCAA stepladder

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Jerrick Balanza leads 6 Letran players in double figures as the Knights survive the Stags in their do-or-die semifinal duel

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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

San Sebastian, Letran back to winning ways

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Alvin Capobres makes sure San Sebastian gets to keep the 4th spot as Letran nabs its 10th triumph

BALANCED EFFORT. Rommel Calahat and RK Ilagan  help secure the Stags' bounce-back win. 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

Lyceum takes down Letran; EAC stuns San Sebastian

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Propped up by Jaycee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac, Lyceum outlasts a relentless Letran side to keep hold of the No. 2 spot

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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

Letran ends San Sebastian streak; Lyceum, Mapua nab victories

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Knights bounce back to halt the Stags’ five-game winning run as the Pirates and Cardinals trip separate foes

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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 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 6, 2019 games

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by Letran and St Benilde clash

RESCHEDULED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang makes his way past his defenders.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/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

NCAA: Letran, San Sebastian, CSB coast to easy wins

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Letran, San Sebastian and CSB continue to contend for the NCAA Season 95 basketball title

HERO. Bonbon Battalier erupts for 14 points to lead the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza comes full circle from brain surgery with NCAA career-high

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:14 PM

After initial fears that he won't get to play again, Letran standout Jerrick Balanza impressively didn't lose a step just months after surgery

CAPTAIN. Jerrick Balanza embraces an even bigger role for the Letran Knights. 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

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

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 snaps loss streak over CEU, Baste outlasts Mapua in OT

May 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The UP Maroons pull through despite playing minus team stars Ricci Rivero, Kobe Paras, and Juan Gomez de Liaño

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

D-League: FEU spoils big game by ex-Tamaraw Tolentino

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The forward faces his former UAAP team for the first time since graduation

OLD FRIENDS. Arvin Tolentino's stellar outing goes for naught against his former FEU team. Photo from PBA Images


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: Letran buries McDavid, St. Clare stays spotless

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The Knights arrest a meltdown for their second win in 3 games

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEM. Jeo Ambohot frolicks in the paint for the Letran Knights. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Balanza topscores as Letran survives Munzon, AMA

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Returning Jerrick Balanza also bounces back with 18 points to lead Letran

COMEBACK. After struggling through his first game back, Jerrick Balanza immediately scorches hot in his second game. Photo from PBA Images

LA Tenorio adds ‘Letran assistant coach’ to long list of duties

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'It’s fun and very exciting to teach college players. They’re really listening,' says Ginebra star and new Letran deputy LA Tenorio

NEW ROLE. LA Tenorio (right) may have joined the Letran coaching staff, but the PBA veteran says playing for Ginebra is still his priority. Photo from Letran’s Facebook page

D-League: Manganti, Che’lu escape Pasaol, Letran in thriller

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Sean Manganti and the Che’lu Revellers spoil new Letran coach Bonnie Tan's debut

NOT ENOUGH. Petron-Letran falls short despite Alvin Pasaol’s huge double-double outing against Che’lu. Photo by PBA Images

Jeff Napa out as Letran head coach

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Coach RJ Guevarra takes over on an interim basis as Jeff Napa exits after 3 years with the Knights

OUT. Letran didn't renew Jeff Napa’s contract even after steering the Knights to the semifinals. 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

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: 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

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

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