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Video session with Ayo, pre-game talk with Torres sparked Melecio’s big debut

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Aljun Melecio spent the night before his first UAAP seniors game watching clips of Mark Cruz with Aldin Ayo

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star clinches playoff spot, eliminates Mahindra

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:38 AM

The win improves the record of the Hotshots to 5 6 which currently puts the team in the eighth and final postseason spot

Does Caracut think he can be like Cruz under Aldin Ayo?

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:10 PM

The reigning UAAP Rookie of the Year says Letran s Mark Cruz plays with so much heart

Cruz, Racal cherish championship moment before heading to the PBA

Oct 30, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Mark Cruz and Kevin Racal will head to the PBA riding the high of an unlikely NCAA championship

Cruz, Amer: Salute to the NCAA court generals

Oct 30, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Mark Cruz and Baser Amer were determined to end their NCAA careers on the highest note but there could only be one winner

MVP. Mark Cruz ended his NCAA career in fairy tale fashion, earning Letran its first championship in 10 years and winning the Finals MVP distinction. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran remains optimistic about NCAA title hopes

Oct 28, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Although Letran failed to close out the series in the Finals’ Game 2 coach Aldin Ayo is still in high hopes of capturing the NCAA men’s senior basketball crown

ONE MORE NIGHT. Matters have been heated throughout the NCAA Finals, and the stakes will be at their highest in Game 3. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran eliminates Perpetual Help, notches twice-to-beat advantage

Oct 09, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Letran will have to face San Beda once again on Tuesday October 13 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to determine the No 1 seed in the Final Four

Mark Cruz and the Letran Knights will have to face San Beda once more to determine the number one seed. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran pulls off come-from-behind win over Arellano

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Colegio de San Juan de Letran regained its share of the lead on top of the league’s team standings by notching a come from behind victory over Arellano University

Kevin Racal of Letran drives to the rim. 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

Nambatac scorches as Letran avoids upset vs sloppy Mapua

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Nambatac finishes with 22 points 10 rebounds and 5 steals as Letran improves to 8 1

Letran defeats San Sebastian with late-game rally

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Back to back 3 pointers from Mark Cruz and Rey Nambatac leads the Letran Knights from a 13 point deficit in the final quarter to remain undefeated

JRU bombs EAC to get back on winning track

Jul 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Jose Rizal University bounced back from its disappointing defeat to San Sebastian by demolishing Emilio Aguinaldo College

Gio Lasquety of JRU drives to the rim. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran’s 3-pointers slay NCAA champ San Beda

Jul 16, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Kevin Racal was Letran s knight in shining armor with 20 points to lead his team to victory

KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOR. From left: McJour Luib, Kevin Racal and Reynaldo Publico Jr of Letran in action against San Beda. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

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

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

San Beda, DLSU book FilOil semis tickets after close wins

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The San Beda Red Lions and De La Salle University Green Archers are advancing to the next round of the FilOil Flying V Premier Cup preseason tournament after pulling out close wins

PERKED UP. Jason Perkins of La Salle delivered big to help push his team into the FilOil semis. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran coach Garcia calls for ref Borbe's NCAA ban

Jul 15, 2014 - 5:17 PM

After NCAA Commissioner Bai Cristobal handed out the punishments for the Letran JRU post game incidents Knights coach Caloy Garcia says his team will appeal the suspension on Mark Cruz and ask for referee Ian Borbe to be banned

HOT-HEADED HOOPS. Mark Cruz (L) of Letran was allegedly challenged to a fist fight by referee Ian Borbe. Photo by Josh Albelda

JRU holds off Letran; post-game incidents occur

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Referee Ian Borbe allegedly displays a middle finger to a Letran fan who threw a foreign object at him after the game

AMPLE CONTRIBUTION. JRU's Bernabe Teodoro (R) drives past Letran guard Mark Cruz. He scores 10 points, good enough to help his team win over last year's finalists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler