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TIP battles Brahmans

Technological Institute of the Philippines goes for a repeat over University of Batangas while Olivarez College seeks revenge against Bulacan State University today in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) at the Olivarez College Sports Center in Paranaque City.

The TIP Engineers are installed heavy favorites in their 2 p.m. match with the UB Brahmans owing to their 69-54 win in the first round.

A win would boost TIP’s hold of second place after finishing the first round with a 4-2 record while the Brahmans are hoping for a breakthrough win after dropping their first six games.

Out to lead the Engineers of coach Potit de Vera are Harley Diego and John Enrique while the Brahmans will be led by Joefried Arboleda, import Raoul Elias Yemeli and Kent Catorno.

But all eyes will be on the 12 noon shootout between Olivarez and Bulacan State University.

BSU coach Antonino Tayao is out to prove that their 96-91 over the Sea Lions in the first round is no fluke that they prepared several special plays in the hope of reprising their stunning win.

The Gold Gears are coming off an inspiring 79-73 win over Diliman College.