San Beda Red Lions: NCAA Champion after 28 at 82!


Making true to San Beda’s campaign “28 at 82,” the San Beda Red Lions finally bagged the championship crown after 28 years at the NCAA Season 82! That just happened about and hour ago.

(Here’s a video of the last seconds of play where PCU almost snatched the victory if the shot was a basket. God was so good that He gave the San Beda Red Lions what they have been praying for so long!)

In the first game last Monday, the Red Lions won by 14 points, however, in the second game last Wednesday, they suffered a heartbreaking loss by 22 points! In the rubber match against PCU Dolphins today at the Araneta Coliseum, in a three-to-two crowd in favor of the reds, the Red Lions sealed their first championship after 28 long years by ONLY A POINT! The game was such a cliffhanger towards the end with San Beda leading as much at 20 points in the third quarter. The Dolphins made a huge run in the fourth cutting the lead to only ONE towards the last two minutes of the game. The win is significant because the championship crown have long been overdue considering that San Beda is the only founding member of the NCAA left in the league, the others having gone to the UAAP, like Ateneo and La Salle. It is at the same time, sweet, because “Bedistas” all over the world have united once more in victory which they have missed for so long!

Watch this video of the famous “San Beda Indian Yell” at halftime where there is rare appearance of “oldies” cheerleaders strutting their good old Bedan moves with the “San Beda Little Indians:”

Big Thx to Bong Sare of Threelogy for helping me compress the “victory” video. Salamat!

Herald! The San Beda Red Lions have come! May their fellowship never cease!

Postcript: I will upload more vids of the finals on youtube within the next few days. Keep posted. Thx! All videos courtesy of Studio 23. Logo courtesy of

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6 Responses to San Beda Red Lions: NCAA Champion after 28 at 82!

  1. Constantine says:

    Bong: Oo naman! After Animo San Beda, go uste naman…!!!

  2. bong says:

    cons, anything for a friend who promised to support UST as long as ma-compress yung vid. hehe sayang lang na-miss ni john lahat! congrats again!

  3. Constantine says:

    Bong: “d ka nag-iisa. My hands were shaking while taking the last video. Btw, huge thx for helping me compress…that was a lot of help!

  4. Constantine says:

    Jonjon: I don’t wonder why you did that. Bedistas all over the world did the same and the feeling is sooooooo great!

    Can’t still get over it up to now…Haneeeep!

  5. oh my goodness..i was awake 3:30 nanonood ng posting sa was worth the wait mga tol..considering..grade 2 lang ako nung nagchampion ang san beda and that was way back in 1978-79..

    it was really worth it..nagkapit bisig ang mga bedista..

    salamat bong ///

    John/Boie..inuman na to..bwehehehe..

  6. bong says:

    Congratulations to you, John, Jonjon and all Bedans! Muntik na kong himatayan after your team brokedown in the 4th! 28 at 82 indeed!

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