DILIMAN College shoots for its 10th straight win while streaking Olivarez College and University of Batangas seek better semis positions against separate rivals on Monday in the PG Flex Linoleum-Universities and Colleges Basketball League at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City.
The defending champions Diliman Blue Dragons collide with the Technological Institute of the Philippines Engineers at 12 p.m. with the former out to close out the eight-team, two-stage eliminations undefeated.
Olivarez battles the still winless National College of Business and Arts at 4 p.m. while the UB Brahmans tackle the Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas at 2 p.m.
Led by Johnel Rey Bauzon and Kevine Steeve Gandjeto, the Blue Dragons of coach Renzy Bajar beat the Engineers, 86-77, in the first round.
Though already assured of twice-to-beat advantage in the semis, the Blue Dragons are determined to hurdle their final assignment in order to gain more confidence going into the semis against the No. 4 team.
With its current form, Olivarez looks certain to secure the No. 2 spot with a 7-2 record aside from the fact that it mauled NCBA, 116-68, the first time they clashed.
The third and fourth positions are being contested by CEU (7-3) and UB (6-3).
If UB beats PCU-Dasmariñas anew – they won 92-80 in the first round – it will take the No. 3 spot and face Olivarez while CEU will have its hands full against Diliman.
The Brahmans beat the then six-man CEU Scorpions,112-86, in the first round.
Standings: Diliman College (9-0), Olivarez College (7-2), CEU (7-3), Univ. of Batangas (6-3), PCU-D (3-6), LPU-Batangas (3-7), TIP (2-7), NCBA (0-9)