HOST Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers will try to strengthen their hold of the third solo spot when they face the Letran Knights at 2 p.m today in the 90th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. In the second game, the College of Saint Benilde Blazers collide against the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Generals at 4 p.m.
In the secondary matches, the Jose Rizal Light Bombers take on the Letran Squires at 12 p.m. while the Saint Benilde Greenies face the EAC Brigadiers at 6 p.m.
A loss by the Heavy Bombers to the Knights and a win by the Blazers over the Generals would force a two-way tie at the third position between JRU and Saint Benilde both carrying similar 6-4 cards. The four-peat champion San Beda College Red Lions and the Arellano University Chiefs are entering the elimination round with identical 8-2 win-loss records.
Facing the Knights that are coming off a 65-53 win over the San Beda Red Lions last week, Coach Vergel Meneses hopes that his players could elicit the same intensity they displayed in the first round eliminations.