WILL defending champion Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) finally nail a three-peat crown or will this season’s top-seed De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) bounce back to stay alive?
It’s definitely an exciting Sunday afternoon on Dec. 11, 2022 as broadcast giant GMA Network airs Game 2 of the much-awaited face-off between the Letran Knights and the Benilde Blazers at the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the Philippines (NCAA) Season 98 Men’s Senior Basketball Finals live from the Araneta Coliseum with simulcast at 3 p.m. on GMA and GTV.
Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series not only saw a jam packed Araneta Coliseum but also beat rival TV shows on Dec. 4.
Banking on its experience, the Knights trumped the Blazers, 81-75, in Game 1, inching closer to a historic third straight NCAA title. Expected to lead the charge for Coach Bonnie Tan’s team anew are Team Captain Fran Yu, Brent Paraiso, and Tommy Olivario, together with Louie Sangalang, Kurt Reyson and King Caralipio.
The Blazers, meanwhile, will look to extend the series to a winner-take-all Game 3. Coach Charles Tiu’s team is set to prove why they are this season’s top performers with team captain JC Cullar steering the ship with Will Gozum, Miguel Oczon, Frederick Pasturan, and the rest of the Blazers.
Game 2 of the NCAA Finals will be anchored by Synergy Sports host Martin Javier. Joining him is basketball analyst “The Tower of Power” Benjie Paras.
Adding fun to the halftime excitement during the finals are Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez and popular girl group, XoXo.
Don’t miss the NCAA Season 98 Men’s Basketball Finals on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 (as needed) airing live on GMA and GTV at 3 p.m. (PR)