JOSE Rizal University and University of Perpetual Help take their turn to get the feel of the action as they clash today (March 29) even as opening day losers Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) and College of St. Benilde (CSB) shoot for their first win in the 97th NCAA basketball tournament.
The winner will seize a piece of the lead and join early leaders Letran, San Beda, Mapua and Arellano University. “The boys are excited to play,” said UPHSD coach Mike Saguiguit.
Expect Jielo Razon to carry the brunt of the responsibility in the Altas’ campaign this season as he was the only one left from the team that last played before the pandemic three years ago.
Meanwhile, LPU seeks to bounce back from an 84-76 defeat at the hands of San Beda while CSB hopes to make up for a heartbreaking 67-63 setback to defending champion Letran in the season inaugurals on Saturday. — Joey Villar