Battle of Intramuros

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"Battle of Intramuros" can also refer to the several Battles fought over Manila.

The Battle of Intramuros is the rivalry between Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights and Mapúa Institute of Technology Cardinals; both are walking distance from each other at Manila's Intramuros district. The rivalry is played at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines).

The rivalry is notable in which even though Letran performs better in league competition, they have never swept the elimination round meetings against their neighbors in recent years.

The Battle of Intramuros may also refer to the "original" rivalry between University of the Philippines Manila (UP) and Ateneo de Manila in which first began on 1915 when UP and Ateneo played basketball games on Intramuros. Eventually the rivalry died down and was revived when both schools competed in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and is now called the "Battle of Katipunan" from the avenue that connects Ateneo's new campus at Quezon City and University of the Philippines Diliman (The Manila university stopped sponsoring collegiate athletics after World War II.)

Another "Battle of Intramuros", though not as prominent as the one between Letran and Mapúa, was formed when Lyceum of the Philippines University, another Intramuros-based institution sandwiched between Letran's and Mapúa's campuses, joined the NCAA as a guest team in 2011 and was advertised as such whenever the Pirates play either the Knights or the Cardinals. However, due to Lyceum's status as a guest team, it is not considered a rivalry for now.

Men's basketball results[edit]

Both teams are guaranteed to face each other at the elimination round (regular season) twice, while they can meet for a maximum of three times in the playoffs.Mapua leads the eliminations 21-15 over Letran

Elimination round[edit]

Date Letran Mapua Venue Note/s
July 22, 1992 Letran 70 Mapua 76 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
August 22, 1992 Letran 66 Mapua 78 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila Mapua's had Record 13-0 Record was Going to 5-peat Championship win against Letran.
August 10, 1993 Letran 65 Mapua 79 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
September 8, 1993 Letran 64 Mapua 75 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
August 4, 1998 Letran 71 Mapua 82 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
September 8, 1998 Letran 60 Mapua 62 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
August 17, 1999 Letran 60 Mapua 67 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
September 7, 1999 Letran 61 Mapua 78 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
July 25, 2001 Letran 71 Mapua 76 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
September 18, 2001 Letran 55 Mapua 62 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
July 26, 2002 Letran 76 Mapua 73 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
September 4, 2002 Letran 71 Mapua 80 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
June 28, 2003 Letran 58 Mapua 66 Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City Opening day game.
August 13, 2003 Letran 67 Mapua 77 Makati Coliseum, Makati
July 2, 2004 Letran 76 Mapua 86 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
August 20, 2004 Letran 60 Mapua 62 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
July 20, 2005 Letran 69 Mapua 67 Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay Letran had a 5–0 record prior to the game.
August 24, 2005 Letran 66 Mapua 71 Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay Letran had an 11–0 record prior to the game.
July 21, 2006 Letran 74 Mapua 71 Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila Letran had a 5–0 record prior to the game.
August 23, 2006 Letran 49 Mapua 54 Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila
June 23, 2007 Letran 84 Mapua 80 Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City Opening day game.
August 8, 2007 Letran 82 Mapua 89 The Arena in San Juan, San Juan
July 23, 2008 Letran 67 Mapua 60 Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay Letran had a 5–0 record prior to the game.
August 29, 2008 Letran 52 Mapua 69 Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay
July 13, 2009 Letran 73 Mapua 51 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan
August 24, 2009 Letran 70 Mapua 65 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan Letran ends 8-year 2nd round losing streak against Mapua.Letran's 1st sweep against Mapua and Letran eliminated Mapua from the semifinals contention
July 30, 2010 Letran 51 Mapua 66 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan Mapua ends 6-year 1st round losing streak and 3-game losing streak against Letran since 2008
August 25, 2010 Letran 60 Mapua 63 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan Letran was leading with as much as 14 points in the last 3 minutes until Mapua surges and regains the lead and eventually wins.Mapua's 1st sweep against Letran since 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2004
July 2, 2011 Letran 76 Mapua 65 Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City Opening day game.
September 7, 2011 Letran 69 Mapua 67 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan OT
July 16, 2012 Letran 66 Mapua 60 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan
August 23, 2012 Letran 72 Mapua 60 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan
July 6, 2013 Letran 87 Mapua 68 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan Letran had a 6-0 record prior to the game.
August 31, 2013 Letran 77 Mapua 70 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan
July 9, 2014 Letran 79 Mapua 67 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan
September 29, 2014 Letran 20 Mapua 0 Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan Mapua forced to forfeit their game against Letran due to their suspended players

Playoffs[edit]

Date Stage Letran Mapua Venue Note/s
September 10, 2003 Semifinals Letran 72 Mapua 66 Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila Letran went on to win the championship.vs. San Sebastian
September 15, 2008 2nd-4th classification Letran 62 Mapua 52 Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay Both teams tied with 9-5 records along with 2 others necessitated games to break the ties.

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