FIVE-peat champion San Beda College Red Lions try to regain share of the top spot when they face the San Sebastian College Stags today in the 91st National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
Coach Jamike Jarin warned his wards not to be overly confident in their 4 p.m. battle against the Stags, who are yet to post a win. San Sebastian lost 86-88 to the Mapua Cardinals on July 2.
The Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals and the Lyceum of the Philippines Pirates, two squads at the bottom of the standings and still winless after two games, will collide at 2 p.m.
“We should not be careless. Like I said at the start of the season, any team in this tournament is dangerous,” said San Beda coach Jamike Jarin.
He cited good defense as the key in their two straight wins, the first was over Mapua, 102-89, and the second against the EAC Generals, 108-89. The Red Lions’ 2-0 record is just a half a game behind solo leader University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas, with a 3-0 card.
“We played good in our defense. I’m happy that in our two games we scored a hundred points,” said Jarin.