The Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards visit the Basilan Steel at home in another round of Vis-Min Invasion in the MPBL Lakan Cup. The struggling Rice Vanguards continue to slump despite undergoing major roster changes midway through the elimination round. They look to bounce back from a setback and improve their 5-14 win-loss record near the bottom of the North Division rankings. The sturdy Steel, meanwhile, gun for their fourth straight win this season and their first in front of the home crowd. Collegiate standout Allyn Bulanadi is also set to debut for the squad that currently sits at the fifth spot in the South Division with a 12-8 win-loss slate.