By the Numbers: 92 years strong
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 28, 2016 10:37 AM
The NCAA opened a historic 92nd season over the weekend on a bright note.
When you are still going strong even after 92 years, there must be something that you have done right.
And when you talked about the NCAA, that something is none other than quality basketball.
Opening the curtains for their 92nd season over the weekend, the NCAA blessed us with five outstanding games that should be a preview that this year is going to be better than the last.
Season 91 was one fantastic season so if you are not excited yet, time to be excited now.
With that being said, let's quickly recap some of the numbers that defined the opening weekend of NCAA Season 92.
Jersey number of "The Big Difference" Caloy Loyzaga, one of the best to ever play the game in our country.
Loyzaga's iconic jersey number for the San Beda Red Lions was retired in the opening ceremony of Season 92, the first to be retired by an NCAA member school.
“The Big Difference” was a two-time NCAA champion back when he was a Red Lion in the 1950s. He also played in the Olympics and was a Mythical selection in the 1954 FIBA World championships.
Largest margin of victory in the opening five games of NCAA Season 92.
The EAC Generals scored the "biggest win" so far after a 64-57 decision against the Lyceum Pirates.
Other results featured Arellano beating Perpetual, 83-78, San Sebastian outlasting CSB, 54-49, Mapua defeating JRU, 74-71, and San Beda winning the finals rematch against defending champion Letran, 89-85.
The current season high in points so far for NCAA 92.
That number was registered by none other than Jio Jalalon himself, perhaps the most complete player in the amateur ranks today.
The Bus Driver dropped 25 on the Altas in an 83-78 win to start the Chief's title run for this year, not a bad start.
No, not the number of Kobe Bryant but the second highest output so far for NCAA 92.
Registered by reigning Rookie MVP Allwell Oraeme against JRU on opening day, the dominant Nigerian reinforcement also added 17 rebounds for good measure.
Looks like his bid for back-to-back MVPS (and a title) for the Cardinals is also off to a good start.
Number of points scored by EAC's Jorem Morada in the sensational fourth quarter of their 64-57 win against the Pirates.
Morada scored all of his points in the final 10 minutes as the Generals are now only one game away from tying their win output from Season 91.
They can do that when they play their next game against defending champion Letran on Tuesday.
The Generals snapped the Knights' undefeated streak last year.