NCAA ManCom reviews Koga’s case


In the next few days, the National Collegiate Athletic Association management committee (NCAA ManCom) is expected to make a decision on the alleged league rules violation of San Beda College guard Ryusei Koga.

The NCAA ManCom has already started its investigation after receiving the evidence showing that Koga played in a tournament on September 17 in Paranaque City, according to NCAA chairman Dax Castellano of College of Saint Benilde.

The evidence was presented during a meeting on Tues- day night.

Based on NCAA ruling, a player is not allowed to participate in any commercial tournament when the league is ongoing.

The NCAA ManCom wants to announce the results of its investigation and its verdict as soon as possible as the Final Four stage has already been set on November 7.

San Beda topped the elimination round with 15-3 followed by second-seed Colegio de San Juan de Letran (14-4), No. 3 San Sebastian College-Recoletos (11-7) and No. 4 University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (11-7). San Sebastian beat Perpetual, 81-71, in a playoff for the No. 3 seeding on Tuesday.

The top two teams hold a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four with San Beda facing Perpetual and Letran meeting San Sebastian.

However, a major shuffle will take place if Koga proved to be guilty as San Beda may drop to No. 4, and Letran, San Sebastian and Perpetual taking the first three spots.

Then, the Final Four scenario will be Letran versus San Beda and San Sebastian versus Perpetual with the Knights and the Stags enjoying a twice-to-beat edge.


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