MANILA, Philippines—Faculty of St. Benilde claimed the highest seed because the NCAA Season 98 males’s basketball Closing 4 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 highest at 14-4 and can conflict with the No. 4 San Beda Pink Lions within the Closing 4.
St. Benilde swept San Beda within the elimination spherical.
Letran, in the meantime, organized a semifinals date with No. 3 Lyceum (12-6).
The Pirates and the Knights cut up their season sequence. Lyceum came back from 19 points down to beat Letran, 82-75, of their first-round duel on October 2 whereas the Knights returned the favor in the second round, 69-64, final October 28.
CSB and Letran may have a twice-to-beat benefit towards their respective foes.
Lyceum and San Beda completed the elimination spherical with an identical 12-6 information, however the Pirates earned the third seed after beating the Lions twice within the elims.
The Closing 4 will start on Tuesday at San Juan Area. St. Benilde and San Beda meet at 12 midday whereas Letran and Lyceum battle at 3 p.m.
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