MAPUA aims to boost its Final Four chances when it meets Jose Rizal University on Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Winning six of their last seven outings, the Cardinals are on a tear and eye solo fifth place as they take on the Bombers at 4 p.m.
Laurenz Victoria, Cyril Gonzales and Noah Lugo have been impressive for coach Randy Alcantara, and as if things couldn't get any better for Mapua, Paolo Hernandez also marks his return to the squad after dealing with a minor knee injury
The Cardinals at 6-6 are tied with the skidding St. Benilde.
JRU, meanwhile, has had a struggle this second round, losing four of its last five outings to fall to 4-8.
San Beda, on the other hand, eyes win No. 14 when it takes on Perpetual (3-8) at 2 p.m.
Already assured of a playoff spot, the Red Lions seek to further close in on an elimination sweep behind James Canlas, Evan Nelle and Calvin Oftana.
Altas, meanwhile, eye a better result compared to the two squads' first round meeting, which ended in a 102-56 waylaying in favor of San Beda.