NCAA: Mapua knocks off JRU to complete Final Four cast

Mapua’s Clint Escamis.–NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—The NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball Final Four cast is complete. Mapua knocked off the final contender for a playoff spot in Jose Rizal University, 77-74, on Wednesday at San Juan Arena. Clint Escamis’ all-around game of 25 points, five steals, four rebounds and four assists powered the Cardinals to…

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NCAA: JRU boosts Final Four bid, Letran halts 6-game slide

Jose Rizal University’s Ry Dela Rosa sizes up King Gurtiza in their victory against Emilio Aguinaldo College.-NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Jose Rizal University bolstered its Final Four hopes with a 77-64 drubbing of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Tuesday. Currently in fourth with a 10-6…

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NCAA: ‘Lucky’ Benilde escapes JRU for fifth straight win

College of St. Benilde center Will Gozum, center, celebrates with teammates Jesse Arciaga, left, and Michael Mara in the Blazers’ win over JRU.–NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Lady luck was on the side of College of St. Benilde as it squeaked past Jose Rizal University, 84-81, in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan…

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NCAA: CSB makes it four in a row, Perpetual Help stuns JRU

College of St. Benilde’s Will Gozum towers over the Arellano defense for a basket.–NCAA PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—College of St. Benilde hiked its winning streak to four after defeating Arellano, 74-56, in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Saturday. After a slow start to the season, the Blazers are now…

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NCAA: Arellano halts San Beda’s streak, JRU outlasts San Sebastian

Arellano’s Jade Talampas shoots past San Beda’s Peter Alfaro. –NCAA Photo MANILA, Philippines—Arellano pulled off a stunner by defeating second-seed San Beda, 74-72, in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Friday. The Chiefs ended the Red Lions’ four-game winning streak while also snapping the four-game losing streak of their…

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NCAA: JRU outlasts Lyceum in 2OT, San Beda makes it two in a row

The JRU Heavy Bombers celebrate after defeating the Lyceum Pirates in double overtime.-NCAA Photo MANILA, Philippines—Jonathan Medina hit the game-winner as Jose Rizal University outlasted Lyceum in a battle of attrition, 88-87, in double overtime in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Tuesday. Medina scored only six points but…

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JRU stuns Letran in OT in NCAA Season 99 opener

Agem Miranda and the JRU Heavy Bombers celebrate after beating the Letran Knights in the opening game of NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Host Jose Rizal University pulled off an opening upset of defending champion Letran, 85-79, in overtime in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament…

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Letran expects tough game vs JRU in NCAA Season 99 opener

Kurt Reyson, left, is expected to lead Letran in the NCAA Season 99.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Defending champion Letran fires off its title defense against host Jose Rizal University to open the NCAA Season 99 on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Letran, which is parading a new coach in Rensy Bajar, is aiming to capture…

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JRU coach hopes PBA draftee John Amores gets to show ‘true ability’

John Amores is selected by NorthPort in the fifth round of the 2023 PBA Draft. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Jose Rizal University will embark on a new journey in NCAA Season 99 but coach Louie Gonzales made sure to acknowledge two of his former wards’ recent accomplishments. John Amores, who became known for the wrong reasons…

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