UAAP: Topex Robinson, Jacob Cortez excited to join forces at La Salle

La Salle coach Topex Robinson and Former San Beda Red Lion Jacob Cortez during the Collegiate Press Corps awards night. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—La Salle coach Topex Robinson was given several reasons to smile from ear-to-ear at the 2024 Collegiate Press Corps Awards Night at Discovery Suites in Ortigas on Monday. Robinson took home the…

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Jacob Cortez leaves San Beda, headed to UAAP

Jacob Cortez is moving from San Beda to a UAAP team. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Jacob Cortez bid San Beda University goodbye after their NCAA Season 99 triumph last December as he looks to take his act to the UAAP. After admitting that he was getting offers from other schools, Cortez on Thursday announced…

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Mike Cortez turns emotional as son Jacob wins NCAA title with San Beda

Jacob Cortez hugs his family including father Mike Cortez as San Beda wins NCAA title. –NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—When the buzzer sounded to signal San Beda’s successful return atop the NCAA mountain, there was not a dry eye in the sea of red at Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. Not even Mike Cortez, who’s usually very…

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Jacob Cortez admits receiving offers from other schools after San Beda title

San Beda Red Lions’ Jacob Cortez. –NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—San Beda can celebrate its sweet, sweet victory tonight after winning the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball championship but the following days may bring the Red Lions some stress. For one, Jacob Cortez–who has been phenomenal for the Red Lions in the tail-end of the season–wasn’t…

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NCAA: Yukien Andrada, Jacob Cortez relish San Beda’s return to Finals

San Beda Red Lions’ Jacob Cortez, Gonzales, Yukien Andrada after securing the NCAA Season 99 Finals berth. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—When the buzzer sounded at the end of the match between San Beda and Lyceum on Friday, Yukien Andrada immediately went to Jacob Cortez for a tight hug. Finally pushing San Beda back to the…

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NCAA: Jacob Cortez says playing with ‘no pressure’ led to career game

San Beda guard Jacob Cortez.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—For the first time in his career, San Beda’s Jacob Cortez played at Mall of Asia Arena and had quite the debut on Tuesday. Under the bright lights of the NCAA Final Four, Cortez dazzled with a career-high 28 points to keep the Red Lions’ season alive. What…

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NCAA: Jacob Cortez powers San Beda over rival Letran anew

San Beda’s Jacob Cortez. –NCAA Photo MANILA, Philippines—Jacob Cortez starred once more in San Beda’s rivalry win over lowly Letran, 77-68, to officially end the elimination round of the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Friday. Cortez finished with 17 points, including five in the last two minutes of the…

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NCAA: More than scoring, San Beda’s Jacob Cortez highlights minimal turnover

San Beda’s Jacob Cortez.-NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—San Beda’s Jacob Cortez may have been the leading scorer in the Red Lions’ win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament but he chose to focus on other things. Cortez scored a team-high 17 points but the shifty guard was more impressed to…

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NCAA: Mapua replaces Lyceum at No. 1; Jacob Cortez shines anew for San Beda

Clint Escamis gestures after Mapua’s win over Lyceum.-NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—The landscape of the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament underwent a change on Saturday as Mapua moved atop the ladder after clipping erstwhile league leader, Lyceum, 87-83, at San Juan Arena. The Cardinals, who hiked their win streak to four, grabbed the top spot…

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NCAA: San Beda’s Jacob Cortez admits leadership still needs work

San Beda’s Jacob Cortez calls for a play against Letran. –NCAA Photo MANILA, Philippines—Jacob Cortez is shaping up to be San Beda’s veteran heading forward in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament but there’s still room for improvement, according to him. Cortez was one of two Red Lions players who scored a team-high 14…

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