CEU faces TIP in UCBL

MANILA, Philippines — Centro Escolar University tries to clinch a semis berth when it faces Technological Institute of the Philippines today in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League Season 3 at the Olivarez College in Parañaque.

Coming off a 10-day rest, the CEU Scorpions are expected to flaunt their firepower that enabled them to win seven straight games since dropping their opening game to the Olivarez College Sea Lions, 86-83.

Match is at 2 p.m. with the Scorpions heavily favored to repeat over the Engineers whom they clobbered, 83-57, in the first round.

While the Scorpions are on a roll, the Engineers are still smarting from a crushing 101-61 loss to the Diliman Blue Dragons.

Aside from clinching a semis berth, a victory would push the Scorpions back on top with idle Blue Dragons.

Meantime, the Sea Lions try to enhance their own semis campaign when they clash with the Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas at 12 noon.

The tournament is supported by CaféFrance, Yakult, Gerry’s Grill, Hapee Toothpaste, MaxSell Power Tool and Tough Mama Home and Kitchen Appliances, Tanduay Athletics and Toyota Motor Philippines.