NCAA Final Four Preview: San Beda vs. JRU

Abdel Poutouochi needs to step up for JRU to at least force a knockout game. Rejj Sibayan (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN Beda found itself in a wild race for a Final Four spot. The smokes are now cleared, and the Red Lions are on top of the NCAA anew! Coming up in the Final Four are the JRU Heavy Bombers.

History: Both San Beda and JRU are frequent in the Final Four in recent years, so do expect another great chapter in their dominance to take place.

What Now: San Beda swept JRU in its season series. However, San Beda's second round win turned out to be the last time JRU lost prior to Friday night as the latter went on a six-game winning streak that saved its season and eventually make the Final Four cut. JRU settled for the fourth seed after losing to Mapua on Friday.

Key Match-Up: Ola Adeogun vs. Abdel Poutouochi-This is Poutouochi's time to shine. Being the new inside anchor for the Bombers, he needs to impose the might. But he needs to first dominate Ola Adeogun in this series.

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