CENTRO Escolar University looks to end the two-round elims undefeated when it clashes with Olivarez College on Monday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League at the Olivarez Sports Center in Paranaque City.
The mighty CEU squad collides with the tournament hosts at 12 p.m., with the Scorpions going for their 12th win in the seven-team tournament.
Olivarez is eager to avenge its 76-61 defeat in the first round.
The Sea Lions put on a courageous fight during their first meeting, leading 35-31 at halftime and were just down by four points going into the final quarter before the Scorpions went on a scoring rampage.
To have a better chance, the Sea Lions should find ways to contain the 6-foot-6 Rod Ebondo, who erupted for 26 points and pulled down 15 boards.
Olivarez is using its game with CEU as a warm up before its semis showdown with Technological Institute of the Philippines on Wednesday.
CEU and TIP (8-3) enjoy twice-to-beat advantages. The Scorpions will face the Colegio De San Lorenzo Griffins in the other semifinal.
The Engineers hope to avenge their 73-70 defeat to the Diliman College Blue Dragons when they clash at 2 p.m.