NCAA 92 catches fire quickly with San Beda-Letran rivalry game

ABS-CBN Sports on May 10, 2016 11:34 AM
NCAA 92 catches fire quickly with San Beda-Letran rivalry
NO TIME TO WASTE. The 92nd Season of the NCAA begins with a bang with defending champion Letran battling archrival San Beda.

There will be no need for any warmups in the 92nd Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament with the opening day pitting the defending champions against the reigning runners-up and featuring all four playoff teams.

Colegio de San Juan de Letran begin both their title defense and their new era opposite archrivals San Beda College on June 25 at the MOA Arena.

The Knights will no longer have Aldin Ayo, Mark Cruz, and Kevin Racal on their squad and will debut new coach Jeff Napa at 2:00 PM. Many new faces will also be with the Red Lions as coach Jamike Jarin searches for replacements for Baser Amer, Art Dela Cruz, and Ola Adeogun.

That’s not the end of it as Final Four participants Jose Rizal University and Mapua Institute of Technology square off afterward at 4:00 PM.

The two teams will trot out essentially intact lineups with the Heavy Bombers only losing Paolo Pontejos and the Cardinals only missing Josan Nimes.

Both big games, together with the opening ceremonies beforehand, will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 as well as streamed LIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream.

The entire season will also be aired on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream – meaning eight NCAA games a week for all basketball fans to enjoy wherever they are. Three matchups will each be played on Tuesdays and Fridays while a couple of contests will be played on Thursdays.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Opening weekend, June 25 and 26, is the exception with two games played on Saturday and three games played on Sunday.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, MOA ARENA, PASAY CITY

12:30NN OPENING CEREMONIES

2:00PM LETRAN VS. SAN BEDA (SENIORS)

4:00PM MAPUA VS. JRU (SENIORS)

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

12:00NN ARELLANO VS. LPU (SENIORS)

2:00PM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. EAC (SENIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. CSB (SENIORS)

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

9:00AM ARELLANO VS. LPU (JUNIORS)

10:45AM LETRAN VS. SAN BEDA (JUNIORS)

12:30NN MAPUA VS. JRU (JUNIORS)

2:15PM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. EAC (JUNIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. CSB (JUNIORS)

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

12:00NN JRU VS. LETRAN (SENIORS)

2:00PM CSB VS. MAPUA (SENIORS)

4:00PM SAN BEDA VS. ARELLANO (SENIORS)

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM EAC VS. LETRAN (JUNIORS)

12:00NN SAN SEBASTIAN VS. ARELLANO (JUNIORS)

2:00PM ARELLANO VS. CSB (SENIORS)

4:00PM LPU VS. MAPUA (SENIORS)

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM SAN BEDA VS. CSB (JUNIORS)

12:00NN LETRAN VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (SENIORS)

2:00PM SAN BEDA VS. EAC (SENIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. JRU (SENIORS)

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

9:00AM PERPETUAL VS. EAC (JUNIORS)

10:45AM SAN BEDA VS. ARELLANO (JUNIORS)

12:30NN SAN SEBASTIAN VS. LPU (JUNIORS)

2:15PM MAPUA VS. CSB (JUNIORS)

4:00PM JRU VS. LETRAN (JUNIORS)

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

12:00NN LPU VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (SENIORS)

2:00PM EAC VS. PERPETUAL (SENIORS)

4:00PM LETRAN VS. ARELLANO (SENIORS)

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM LPU VS. JRU (JUNIORS)

12:00NN MAPUA VS. PERPETUAL (JUNIORS)

2:00PM LPU VS. LETRAN (SENIORS)

4:00PM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. MAPUA (SENIORS)

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM LETRAN VS. ARELLANO (JUNIORS)

12:00NN ARELLANO VS. PERPETUAL (SENIORS)

2:00PM JRU VS. SAN BEDA (SENIORS)

4:00PM EAC VS. CSB (SENIORS)

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

9:00AM LETRAN VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (JUNIORS)

10:45AM EAC VS. SAN BEDA (JUNIORS)

12:30NN LPU VS. MAPUA (JUNIORS)

2:15PM ARELLANO VS. CSB (JUNIORS)

4:00PM JRU VS. PERPETUAL (JUNIORS)

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

12:00NN MAPUA VS. EAC (SENIORS)

2:00PM JRU VS. CSB (SENIORS)

4:00PM SAN BEDA VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (SENIORS)

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM CSB VS. JRU (JUNIORS)

12:00NN EAC VS. MAPUA (JUNIORS)

2:00PM MAPUA VS. SAN BEDA (SENIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. LETRAN (SENIORS)

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. SAN BEDA (JUNIORS)

12:00NN CSB VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (SENIORS)

2:00PM EAC VS. LPU (SENIORS)

4:00PM ARELLANO VS. JRU (SENIORS)

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

9:00AM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. MAPUA (JUNIORS)

10:45AM SAN BEDA VS. JRU (JUNIORS)

12:30NN LPU VS. LETRAN (JUNIORS)

2:15PM CSB VS. EAC (JUNIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. ARELLANO (JUNIORS)

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

12:00NN LPU VS. PERPETUAL (SENIORS)

2:00PM LETRAN VS. MAPUA (SENIORS)

4:00PM EAC VS. ARELLANO (SENIORS)

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM LPU VS. PERPETUAL (JUNIORS)

12:00NN LETRAN VS. MAPUA (JUNIORS)

2:00PM ARELLANO VS. MAPUA (SENIORS)

4:00PM CSB VS. LETRAN (SENIORS)

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM ARELLANO VS. EAC (JUNIORS)

12:00NN JRU VS. EAC (SENIORS)

2:00PM SAN BEDA VS. LPU (SENIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (SENIORS)

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

9:00AM PERPETUAL VS. LETRAN (JUNIORS)

10:45AM MAPUA VS. SAN BEDA (JUNIORS)

12:30NN ARELLANO VS. JRU (JUNIORS)

2:15PM LPU VS. EAC (JUNIORS)

4:00PM CSB VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (JUNIORS)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

12:00NN LPU VS. CSB (SENIORS)

2:00PM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. JRU (SENIORS)

4:00PM SAN BEDA VS. PERPETUAL (SENIORS)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM SAN BEDA VS. PERPETUAL (JUNIORS)

12:00NN CSB VS. LPU (JUNIORS)

2:00PM EAC VS. LETRAN (SENIORS)

4:00PM SAN SEBASTIAN VS. ARELLANO (SENIORS)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

10:00AM JRU VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (JUNIORS)

12:00NN JRU VS. LPU (SENIORS)

2:00PM CSB VS. SAN BEDA (SENIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. MAPUA (SENIORS)

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016, FIL-OIL ARENA, SAN JUAN CITY

9:00AM MAPUA VS. ARELLANO (JUNIORS)

10:45AM SAN BEDA VS. LPU (JUNIORS)

12:30NN LETRAN VS. CSB (JUNIORS)

2:15PM JRU VS. EAC (JUNIORS)

4:00PM PERPETUAL VS. SAN SEBASTIAN (JUNIORS)

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