NCAA: No. 1 Benilde faces San Beda, Letran battles Lyceum in Final Four

St. Benilde Blazers' Will Gozum.

St. Benilde Blazers’ Will Gozum (0). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

MANILA, Philippines—College of St. Benilde claimed the top seed as the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball Final Four was finalized on Wednesday.

Letran (13-5) was denied of the No. 1 spot after a stunning 87-71 loss to also-ran Jose Rizal University on Wednesday.

The Knights’ setback propelled the Blazers to the top at 14-4 and will clash with the No. 4 San Beda Red Lions in the Final Four.

St. Benilde swept San Beda in the elimination round.

Letran, meanwhile, arranged a semifinals date with No. 3 Lyceum (12-6).

Letran Knights NCAA Season 98

Letran Knights. NCAA PHOTO

The Pirates and the Knights split their season series. Lyceum came back from 19 points down to beat Letran, 82-75, in their first-round duel on October 2 while the Knights returned the favor in the second round, 69-64, last October 28.

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