DILIMAN College tries to secure at least a playoff for a semifinal berth as it faces winless St. Joseph College-Bulacan in the in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League on Thursday at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City.
Coming off a big win over the Olivarez College Sea Lions, the Blue Dragons are heavily favored in their 2 p.m. tussle with the St. Joseph dribblers who have yet to win in seven games.
Diliman is running second at 6-1 behind CEU at 7-1.
Technological Institute of the Philippines tries to boost its semis bid when it tackles Lyceum at 12 p.m.
The TIP Engineers, 4-3, eye their third straight, while Lyceum is in fifth at 3-4 after a loss to CEU.
Diliman coach Rensy Bajar says the Dragons can't take St. Joseph lightly and he expects John Mahari, Robbi Darang and Benin’s Steeve Gandjeto to take charge.
“We don’t want to be their first victim so I challenged the boys to start strong and be aggressive on both ends.”
With Senegalese Maodo Diouf producing his best game so far, the CEU Scorpions have secured at least a playoff for a semifinal berth with a 102-63 drubbing of the Lyceum-Batangas.