COLEGIO De San Lorenzo goes for the fourth semifinal berth when it collides with University of the Batangas on Saturday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) at the Olivarez Sports Center in Paranaque City.
Although the CDSL Griffins are tied with the Bulacan State University Gold Gears for fourth to fifth places on 4-6 records, they can clinch the last semis berth if they beat the surging UB Brahmans in their 2 p.m. showdown.
But if they lose to the Brahmans and the Gold Gears prevail over the Diliman College Blue Dragons in their 12 noon duel, the latter will earn the right to meet No. 1 Centro Escolar University in the semis.
The Griffins will still secure the fourth semis if both teams win, thanks to their superior quotients.
They suffered a heartbreaking 85-84 loss to the Gold Gears two weeks ago, but they won the first time they clashed, 94-88.
The Brahmans can play the spoilers’ role, having won their last two games after dropping their first 9 games.
The No. 4 seed will have to beat the Scorpions twice to advance to the finals – the same privilege enjoyed by No. 2 seed Technological Institute of the Philippines over No. 3 Olivarez College.
The Scorpions are still unbeaten in 11 games while the TIP Engineers officially secured the No. 2 spot following a 79-74 win over the Olivarez Sea Lions the other day.
Standings W L
CEU 11 0
TIP 8 3
Olivarez 7 4
CDSL 4 7
BulSU 4 7
Diliman 2 8
UB 2 9
(Olivarez Sports Center)
12 noon – BulSU vs Diliman
2 p.m. – UB vs CDSL