ST. Benilde aims to put a stop to its woes when it battles Jose Rizal University on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Blazers are gunning to end their two-game skid, but they have to do it without coach TY Tang who will serve his one-game suspension after getting ejected in their last game against San Beda.
Assistant coach Charles Tiu will call the shots as Justin Gutang, Yankie Haruna and Clement Leutcheu try to lead St. Benilde back to its winning ways and rise from its 5-2 card.
The Heavy Bombers, meanwhile, are coming off from a two-week layoff after suffering an 83-63 defeat to Mapua.
JRU head coach Louie Gonzalez has used that time to further develop his wards as the 3-5 Heavy Bombers seek to finish the first round on a high.
Game time is at 2 p.m.
San Sebastian (4-2) and Emilio Aguinaldo College (1-7) clash at 4 p.m.
Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan will backstop the Golden Stags as they seek to stretch their win run to three.
But coach Oliver Bunyi wants nothing for the Generals but to end their six-game losing slide before the first round ends.