NCAA: Lyceum 85-81 Benilde (September 24, 2023) // Men's Basketball

The Lyceum Pirates play against the Benilde Blazers at 5:30 pm Sunday, September 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena in the First Round of the NCAA Season 99 Men's Basketball Tournament.

Find out the game time information, when and how to watch Lyceum's game against Benilde on TV and live streaming online.


Results and Scores

Quarter Scores: Lyceum vs. Benilde (September 24, 2023)
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
Lyceum Pirates 12 25 25 23 85
Benilde Blazers 20 25 12 24 81
[Full Game Stats]

Lyceum Pirates secured a thrilling 85-81 victory over the Benilde Blazers in an exciting matchup during the NCAA Season 99 Men's Basketball Tournament.

JM Bravo emerged as the star of the game, leading the Pirates to an upset win. He stepped up with an impressive 18 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field, and contributing 8 rebounds in just 21 minutes off the bench.

Enoch Valdez, who is set to join the PBA, provided significant support with 16 points, showcasing his skills with a 5-of-12 shooting performance. This victory marked the Pirates' first triumph over the Blazers since Gilbert Malabanan took over as their head coach in Season 97.

Notably, the Blazers played without their star big man and reigning MVP, Will Gozum, who was serving a one-game suspension due to his ejection in Game 3 of last season's championship round.

Miggy Corteza led the scoring for the Blazers with an impressive 21 points, contributing four rebounds and five blocks to the game. Robi Nayve added 13 points to their effort, although it wasn't enough to secure the win for Benilde.

Fans can look forward to Gozum's Season 99 debut, scheduled for Friday, September 29, at the FilOil EcoOil Centre. The Blazers will aim to bounce back as they face a JRU side that is coming off an overtime victory over three-time champion Letran.

The Scores:

Lyceum 85 – Bravo 18, Valdez 16, Umali 14, Barba 11, Cunanan 6, Penafiel 6, Villegas 5, Guadana 5, Montano 2, Omandac 2, Versoza 0, Aviles 0.

Benilde 81 – Corteza 21, Nayve 13, Oczon 13, Carlos 13, Flores 9, Sangco 4, Jarque 4, Marcos 2, Turco 2, Marasigan 0, Davis 0, Jalalon 0, Mara 0, Cajucom 0.

Game Highlights

Watch the game highlights between Lyceum of the Philippines University men's basketball team and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde men's basketball team in the First Round of the NCAA Season 99 Men's Basketball Tournament.

Video by GMA Sports PH