Lions, Chiefs collide Thursday


Erratic in its first two games, defending champion San Beda tries to settle down against Arellano today in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Red Lions barely slipped past the St. Benilde Blazers then got ambushed by the Lyceum Pirates, leading coach Boyet Fernandez to acknowledge that it won’t be a walk in the park for San Beda in its bid for a fourth straight title this year.

“We hope to become a better team against Arellano,” said Fernandez of the 6 p.m. match.

The Blazers (0-1) and the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals (0-2) collide earlier at 4.

Nigerian center Ola Adeogun mirrored the poor start of the Lions, who split their first two games for the first time since 2006. After  averaging in double figures in a preseason tournament, the 6-foot-9 center saw his numbers dip to 3.5 points per game.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Mux


To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos