SAN Beda and San Sebastian collide on Friday in an early clash between top contenders in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Red Lions are looking to annex their win streak to four and remind everyone that they're still the barometer midway through the first round.
James Canlas and Evan Nelle have been stupendous in taking the lead for San Beda, but coach Boyet Fernandez believes that this will be the acid test for the young backcourt duo as they brace for the highly physical San Sebastian crew.
Game time is at 12 p.m.
The Golden Stags, meanwhile, are driven to bounce back from their 80-69 loss to Lyceum last Tuesday in a game where the usually high-octane RK Ilagan was held scoreless.
Allyn Bulanadi will join him in this foray as San Sebastian aims for its first win over San Beda in three years.
Lyceum (3-1) will also take on the resurgent Jose Rizal University (2-3) at 2 p.m., while bottom-feeders Emilio Aguinaldo College (1-3) and Arellano (0-3) clash at 4 p.m.