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Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liano of University of the Philippines, left, joins the Mythical First Team of the 80th UAAP season, from 2nd left, De La Salle’s Ben Mbala, the league Most Valuable Player; La Salle’s Ricci Rivero; National University’s Jayjay Alejandro and Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena during yesterday’s awarding ceremony before Game 2 of the Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Not in photo is Starting Five member Alvin Pasaol of University of the East. (Rio Leonelle Deluvio | Manila Bulletin)

Mbala is back-to-back UAAP MVP

By Jerome Lagunzad La Salle center Ben Mbala yesterday hoisted the highest individual award for the second straight year after emerging the runaway winner for…

A bloodied Matt Nieto of Ateneo grimaces in pain after getting hit by an elbow above the left eye when La Salle's Ben Mbala's spun on the way to the basket early in Game 1 of the UAAP best-of-3 finals Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Ateneo won 76-70 to come within a win of dethroning defending champion La Salle. (Rio Leonelle Deluvio | Manila Bulletin)

Casualty of war?

By Jerome Lagunzad While most of his La Salle teammates and Ateneo counterparts have already made their way out of the Mall of Asia Arena,…

Thirdy Ravena celebrates Ateneo’s 76-70 Game One win over defending champion La Salle with assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena. (MB photo | Rio Deluvio)

UAAP: Eagles soar in Game 1

By Jerome Lagunzad Thirdy Ravena shone the brightest last night as Ateneo outlasted defending champion La Salle, 76-70, to keep the UAAP Season 80 basketball…

Cameroonian center Ben Mbala will be at the forefront of La Salle’s title-retention bid in Game 1 of the UAAP finals against Ateneo starting today. (Rio Deluvio | Manila Bulletin)

UAAP: Archers, Eagles renew rivalry

By Jerome Lagunzad Game Today (Mall of Asia Arena) 4 p.m. — La Salle vs Ateneo (Game 1, best-of-three finals) For La Salle coach Aldin…

La Salle's Aljun Melecio celebrates after his 3-point shot during the UAAP Season 80 Semifinals Game 1 match against Adamson at Smart Araneta Coliseum, November 18, 2017. (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)

UAAP: Archers gain finals

By JEROME LAGUNZAD Game Today (Smart-Araneta Coliseum) 4 p.m. — Ateneo vs FEU For the first 30 minutes of play, Adamson proved why it is…