LPU coach Robinson, CSB guard Domingo slapped one-game suspensions
The NCAA suspended Lyceum of the Philippines University coach Topex Robinson and College of St. Benilde guard JJ Domingo for their unsportsmanlike conduct in their previous games in the 93rd NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Robinson uncharacteristically lost his cool after he was assessed two quick technical fouls with over six minutes to go in the second quarter of the Pirates’ game against Emilio Aguinaldo College last Thursday which the former eventually won, 97-93.
For Domingo, he was also ejected for a flagrant foul on San Sebastian College Recoletos’ Allyn Bulanadi in the Blazers’ embarrassing 71-101 defeat to the Golden Stags last Friday.
There is a league house rule that a player or coach ejected will be meted out an automatic suspension in his team's following assignment.
“Yes, they are suspended,” NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, said, confirming the development.
On the issue of University of Perpetual Help coach Nic Omorogbe, who vented his frustration on a locker room door following their 61-63 defeat to Colegio de San Juan de Letran last Friday, Ortega said they haven’t tackled it yet.
Sammy Acaylar, the Altas' athletic director, said the Altas will shoulder the expenses to repair the damaged door. “He (Omorogbe) was just emotional after the loss but on the damaged door, we will shoulder everything to repair it,” he Acaylar.