Cebu's SWU Cobras join Filoil tourney-A A +A
Thursday, March 21, 2013
METRO Manila schools will now be joined by a guest team from Cebu in the seventh staging of the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup starting April 13 at The Arena in San Juan City.
Squaring off with basketball teams from the UAAP and NCAA is Southwestern University, the reigning champion of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).
The Cobras, who outlasted powerhouse University of the Visayas in five matches in the finals, entered the semifinal round of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) late last year. Cobras’ center Ben Mbala delivered a sterling performance, which eventually led to his transfer to the De La Salle University.
SWU is placed under Bracket B, along with Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, University of the East, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Arellano University, Emilio Aguinaldo College.
The schools in Bracket A are San Beda College, University of Perpetual Help Dalta System, Far Eastern University, University of the Philippines, Arellano University, College of Saint Benilde, Jose Rizal University, Adamson University, and defending champion National University. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)