IN PHOTOS: San Beda reclaims NCAA crown at expense of Arellano

MANILA, Philippines – The NCAA crown is back in Mendiola.

The San Beda Red Lions swept the Arellano Chiefs in the finals to become champions again in the NCAA Season 92 men's basketball tournament on Tuesday, October 11, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

San Beda, a perennial title contender for the last decade, redeemed itself after losing to rival Letran last year by winning the school's record 20th crown and its 9th title in 11 years.

Cameroonian Arnaud Noah was named Finals MVP after averaging 16 markers and 9 boards in two games. He came off the bench in Game 2 for a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds to go with two assists.

The Red Lions survived a valiant stand from the Chiefs, who went back to the Finals for the second time in 3 seasons but failed to give the school's first NCAA crown.

Check out photos from the sweet victory below!

THRILL. Robert Bolick and Davon Potts revel in the thrill of the NCAA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

THRILL. Robert Bolick and Davon Potts revel in the thrill of the NCAA Finals.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SHOOTOUT. Game 2 turns into a classic shootout in the fourth quarter, as the two schools exchanged a barrage of heart-racing 3-pointers. Amiel Soberano, seen taking a shot, finishes with 16 points on 4 triples. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SHOOTOUT. Game 2 turns into a classic shootout in the fourth quarter, as the two schools exchanged a barrage of heart-racing 3-pointers. Amiel Soberano, seen taking a shot, finishes with 16 points on 4 triples.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VALIANT STAND. Jio Jalalon and Arellano put up a valiant stand against San Beda, but end up getting swept in the season, 5-0, and in the finals, 2-0. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VALIANT STAND. Jio Jalalon and Arellano put up a valiant stand against San Beda, but end up getting swept in the season, 5-0, and in the finals, 2-0.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TAKE IT HOME. San Beda players cut down the championship net. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TAKE IT HOME. San Beda players cut down the championship net.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FINALS MVP. Arnaud Noah is named Finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FINALS MVP. Arnaud Noah is named Finals MVP.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VICTORY RIDE. Coach Jamike Jarin is carried by his players as they celebrate the championship victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VICTORY RIDE. Coach Jamike Jarin is carried by his players as they celebrate the championship victory.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

REDEMPTION. San Beda fans cheer their team on as they redeem themselves from a championship loss last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

REDEMPTION. San Beda fans cheer their team on as they redeem themselves from a championship loss last season.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MVP. San Beda basketball patron Manny V. Pangilinan sings the hymn and celebrates with the Red Lions on the court. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MVP. San Beda basketball patron Manny V. Pangilinan sings the hymn and celebrates with the Red Lions on the court.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

– Rappler.com