BAP organized the 65th National Students Basketball Championship (NSBC) in Bukidnon province with opening games between University of Luzon and Cagayan de Oro College held at Don Carlos gym in the presence of Don Carlos Mayor Felix Manzano, Vice Mayor Jude Palmada, BAP treasurer Tony Fabico and BAP Provincial Director Ruel Roa Daba.
Team standings: Win /Loss
University of the Visayas 1-0
Jose Maria college 1-0
Cagayan De Oro College 1-0
University of Luzon 1-1
Pilgrim College 0-1
Philippine College Foundation 0-2
Cebu powerhouse University of the Visayas scored an emphatic 157-55 victory over host Philippine College Foundation (Valencia, Bukidnon) at the start of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) - 65th National Student Basketball Championship in Don Carlos, Bukidnon province.
The Felix Belano-coached Green Lancers, who lost to the South Western University in the 2012 CESAFI finals, were bolstered by Cameroon recruits Nlzelsses and Babia, who tallied 35 and 17 points, respectively. Codilla also chipped in 17 markers.
Defending NSBC titlist Jose Maria College from Davao made short work of Pilgrim College of Cagayan De Oro city, 95-72, in the six-team tournament organized by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) President Senator Antonio Trillanes and supported by Don Carlos, Bukidnon Mayor Felix Manzano and Vice Mayor Jude Palmada.
University of Luzon from Pangasinan split its two assignments. The Dagupan based team, which is supported by Dagupan City Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez and BAP region-1 Board Chair Jack Vidal, beat Philippine College of Foundation of Valencia, Bukidnon, 101-64, behind 15 points by Dennis Cuaresma and 13 each by Jeffrey Vitales and Kevin Sespene.
The champion of the 5th NSBC will qualify to the 10th Asian University Basketball Championship in September 2013 in Metro Manila hosted by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) and the BAP, with support from Agri Nurture Inc (ANI), Cobra Energy Drink, San Miguel Corporation, Bestank and Healthy Options.