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Mbala: La Salle defense not as good as last year - Inquirer.net

With De La Salle's recent slippage in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament, one may be forgiven that he forgot how dominant the Green Archers back in Season 79. Well, Ben Mbala is not the one to forget and he knows this version of the Green ...and more »

UAAP Starting 5: Week 5 - Inquirer.net

The first round of the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament is over, but this doesn't mean teams get to start over with new slates. Oh no, the second round is essentially when the UAAP separates the men from the boys and did the men show up in ...and more »

Kiefer lauds 'machine-like' Ateneo Blue Eagles - ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – Former Ateneo de Manila University superstar Kiefer Ravena was truly impressed with what he saw from the Blue Eagles after watching them go up against the De La Salle University Green Archers in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball ...and more »

'Big Ben' asserts might - Inquirer.net

La Salle may have lost its first match this season to fierce rival Ateneo, but it still has the UAAP's top player in Cameroonian Ben Mbala, who looks poised to repeat as the league's Most Valuable Player. Mbala ended the first round as the runaway ...and more »

Montalbo mum on costly inbound play in DLSU loss to Ateneo - Inquirer.net

Kib Montalbo had the ball in his hands with 7.8 seconds left in the game with La Salle holding a 75-74 lead. All he had to do was give it to Andrei Caracut and let the clock run out. Matt Nieto, however, had other plans and denied Caracut the ball and ...and more »

Ateneo, La Salle on a collision course for another finals showdown - Rappler

CLASSIC. The final frame of the Ateneo vs La Salle game has shown people that the rivalry is on another level. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines – Ben Mbala ran into an obstacle course of defenders, each one their arms up in the air ...and more »

Ateneo steals game from La Salle to sweep first round of UAAP men's basketball - Business Mirror

Prince Rivero of La Salle and Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo battle for the loose ball in their thriller of a game. With their win over the Archers, the Eagles swept the first round of Season 80 of UAAP men's basketball action. Photo by NONIE REYES. MATT ...and more »

Few tickets left as La Salle, Ateneo cross paths - Inquirer.net

It may seem that it's just the top spot at the end of the first round of UAAP Season 80 that's at stake when La Salle and Ateneo clash on Sunday, but for reigning Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala, the game “means everything” for the defending champion ...and more »

UAAP: Ateneo's Nieto not dwelling on heroic effort against La Salle - ABS-CBN News

Ateneo's Matt Nieto celebrates with his teammates after beating La Salle. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News. MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo de Manila University point guard Matt Nieto was rightly hailed as the hero of the Blue Eagles' stunning victory over ...and more »

No surprise as Mbala leads UAAP MVP race - Inquirer.net

As expected, La Salle's Ben Mbala is tipped to repeat as UAAP MVP as he leads the statistical race at the end of the first round. The Green Archers center is well ahead of every one with his 98.0 SPs after averaging 30.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 ...and more »