The actual NCAA Season 94 playoffs is still about a couple of weeks away, but defending champion San Beda has been in "playoff" mode for a while now.
And despite officially clinching a twice-to-beat advantage after pounding hapless Arellano Thursday, the Red Lions will remain in playoff mode until the end of their current title defense.
Because as champions, they have the biggest targets on their backs. And even though the actual playoffs in NCAA Season 94 is still about a couple of weeks away, San Beda's schedule to complete the regular season already looks like the postseason.
San Beda still has Lyceum and Perpetual on deck before the Final Four officially starts.
"It's really playoff mode for us," head coach Boyet Fernandez said.
"Kasi we don't know eh. Kung ano sa future, as of now, gusto ko lang manalo kami sa Arellano and then look forward for Thursday [vs. Lyceum] and Tuesday [vs. Perpetual," he added.
Being in playoff mode also means that the Red Lions are ready for all challengers.
With a tough stretch coming up, including the Final Four, San Beda is pretty much saying bring it on.
"We will be ready for every game," Fernandez said.
"Rest assured that even though we're at the top-2, we're still going to play 100 percent and looking forward to a win every game," he added.
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