SAN BEDA BATTLES SAN SEBASTIAN IN NCAA 93 OPENING ON S+A

NCAA coaches (from L-R) JRU asst. coach Vic Lazaro, (covered) EAC’s Ariel Sison, SBC’s Boyet Fernandez, SSC’s Egay Macaraya, Mapua’s Atoy Co, LPU’s Topex Robinson, AU’s Jerry Codinera, Letran’s Jeff Napa, Univ. of Perpetual’s Jimwell Gican, and CSB’s TY Tang graced the Season 93 launch presscon and promised fans that the competition will be as exciting as ever.

 

The Philippine collegiate basketball season officially opens with a showdown between defending champion San Beda College and host school San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the opening day of the 93rd NCAA men’s basketball tournament this Saturday (July 8) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Red Lions open their title-retention bid against the Stags LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, and via livestreaming at sports.abs-cbn.com at 2pm, followed by the Mapua Cardinals and Season 92 runner-up Arellano University Chiefs at 4pm. Before the games, there will also be a grand opening ceremony at 12nn to jumpstart the season with the theme “NCAA Strong @ Season 93.”

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Altas, College of Saint Benilde Blazers, Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, and Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals will also see action in the next days.

This year promises to showcase the grit, determination, and sacrifice of NCAA’s community of student-athletes, and ignite school spirit further by bringing the action to the campuses via “NCAA On-Tour.”

The “NCAA on Tour” will give teams the chance to play in their home courts on Thursdays starting with the Arellano-San Sebastian tiff slated on July 13. Students who have ran out of seats inside their respective gyms will be able to catch the games via a LED screen installation outside. To make things more festive, the “NCAA on Tour” will also be bringing in local school celebrities as well as Star Music talents and Myx VJs to liven up the game day experience.

This is the third season of the country’s oldest collegiate league since it signed a 10-year partnership with ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company. Fans of the league can expect an exciting coverage with the NCAA panel composed of Anton Roxas, Andrei Felix, and Martin Javier, analysts Migs Bustos, Martin Antonio, Mikee Reyes, Renren Ritualo, and Olsen Racela, and courtside reporters Ceej Tantengco, Sarah Carlos, Roxanne Montealegre, and Myrtle Sarrosa.

ABS-CBN Sports will also deliver inspiring and amusing stories about the people within the NCAA community that will be aired during halftime of the games.

Be part of #NCAAStrong. Catch the NCAA 93 games LIVE on S+A and S+A HD and via livestreaming on sports.abs-cbn.com on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, starting at 12nn on both Tuesdays and Fridays and at 4pm on Thursdays. For updates, visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow ABS-CBN Sports’ official Facebook and Twitter accounts, @abscbnsports.

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“NCAA on Tour” dadalin ang aksyon sa mga campus

SAN BEDA AT SAN SEBASTIAN, MAGHAHARAP SA NCAA 93 OPENING SA S+A

Magsisimula na ang collegiate basketball season sa bansa sa salpukan ng San Beda College at host school na San Sebastian College-Recoletos sa pagbubukas ng ika-93 na season ng NCAA men’s basketball tournament sa darating na Sabado (July 8) sa Mall of Asia Arena sa Pasay City.

Sisimulan ng Red Lions ang kanilang pag-depensa sa titulo sa 2pm, LIVE sa S+A at S+A HD, at via livestreaming sa sports.abs-cbn.com,  kasunod ang bakbakan ng Mapua Cardinals at Season 92 runner-up na Arellano University Chiefs sa 4pm. Bago ang mga laro, magkakaroon din ng isang engrandeng opening ceremony sa 12nn para opisyal na buksan ang bagong season na may temang “NCAA Strong @ Season 93.”

Hindi naman pahuhuli ang University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Altas, College of Saint Benilde Blazers, Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, at Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals sa mga susunod na araw sa kani-kanilang mga kampanya.

Layunin ng liga ngayong taon na ipakita ang angking husay, determinasyon, at pagsasakripisyo ng mga atleta at buong komunidad ng NCAA. Nais din nitong paigtingin pa ang school spirit kung kayat magkakaroon din ng mga laro sa kani-kaniyang homecourt sa pamamagitan “NCAA On Tour.”

Magaganap ang “NCAA on Tour”  tuwing Huwebes simula sa laban ng Arellano at San Sebastian sa Hulyo 13. Sakaling maubusan ng upuan sa loob ng gym, makakapanood ang mge estudyante sa LED screen installation sa labas. Lalo pang magpapasaya sa “NCAA On Tour” ang pagsama ng mga Star Music artists at Myx VJs.

Ito na ang ikatlong season ng pinaka-matagal na collegiate league sa bansa mula nang pumirma ito ng sampung taong kontrata sa ABS-CBN, ang nangungunang kumpanya sa media at entertainment sa bansa. Maaasahan naman ng mga tagasubaybay ng NCAA ang de-kalidad na coverage ng mga laro sa pangunguna ng NCAA panel na sina Anton Roxas, Andrei Felix, at Martin Javier, mga analyst na sina Migs Bustos, Martin Antonio, Mikee Reyes, Renren Ritualo, at Olsen Racela, at ang mga courtside reporters na sina Ceej Tantengco, Sarah Carlos, Roxanne Montealegre, at Myrtle Sarrosa.

Habang inaabangan ng lahat ang mga nagbabagang aksyon sa loob ng hardcourt, mapapanood rin ng fans tuwing halftime ang ilang nakaka-aliw at nakakapagbigay-inspirasyong mga kwento tungkol sa kanilang mga paboritong koponan at atleta sa NCAA.

Maging bahagi ng #NCAAStrong. Huwag palampasin ang mga laro ng NCAA 93 LIVE sa S+A at S+A HD at via livestreaming sa sports.abs-cbn.com tuwing Martes, Huwebes, at Biyernes, simula alas dose ng hapon para sa Martes at Biyernes, at 4pm naman kapag Huwebes. Para sa mga balita sa NCAA, bumisita lamang sa sports.abs-cbn.com at i-follow ang ABS-CBN Sports official Facebook at Twitter accounts, @abscbnsports.

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