UNIVERSITY of San Carlos defeated Cebu Institute of Technology-University, 73-68, on Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum to even its record after a loss in the opener of the Cesafi men's basketball tournament.
The Warriors, who bowed in overtime to reigning champion Southwestern University, now hold a 1-1 record, while CIT-U fell to 1-3.
African import Ahmed Salihou led the Warriors with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Stephen Que added 12 and Ian Ortega had 10.
Que scored 10 points in the fourth, including a three-point play that sparked the breakaway from a 64-all deadlock.
CIT-U got 25 points from Floyd Taboada, 13 from Franklin Batiquin, and 12 from rookie Joshua dela Cerna.
In the juniors division, the reigning champion Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu beat University of San Carlos Baby Warriors, 64-59, for its fifth win in a row.
The Magis Eagles lost a 14-point lead after scoring just two points in the second canto to fall behind, 25-30 at the half. However, they recovered and took control of the game with a 12-2 run in the fourth behind the efforts of wingman Jair Igna and forward Jan Jaboneta.
Jaboneta had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Igna had 15 points, eight rebounds and six steals.
In other games, the University of the Visayas beat the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, 75-65 behind the 25-point performance of Jun Manzo, while Cebu Institute of Technology defeated University of Cebu, 84-75.