Mapua determined to dethrone Letran; Altas eyeing playoff return

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 13, 2016 12:29 AM
Mapua determined to dethrone Letran; Altas eyeing playoffs
BIG-TIME BATTLE. Defending champion Letran and Mapua are all ready for the biggest Battle of Intramuros of the season.

Games on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena

12:00 PM – LPU vs Perpetual

2:00 PM – Arellano vs JRU

4:00 PM – Letran vs Mapua

From here on out in the 92nd Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Colegio de San Juan de Letran is in a must-win situation – or else they lose the crown they fought so hard to claim a year ago.

Making things even tougher for the defending champion Knights is the fact that standing in their way on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena is a Mapua Institute of Technology side raring not only to dethrone them, but to also make sure that they remain in contention to be their replacements.

The season’s biggest Battle of Intramuros commences at 4:00 PM and all of the action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23 as well as streamed LIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/ncaa.

Meanwhile, University of Perpetual Help will go out to book their return to the Final Four when they gun for their 12th win at the expense of already eliminated Lyceum of the Philippines University at 12:00 PM.

In the day’s other game, Arellano University seeks to solidify their spot as the league-leaders while also booting out Jose Rizal University at 2:00 PM.

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