Impressive Knights stake perfect slate against hungry Stags

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 21, 2015 09:53 AM
Impressive Knights stake perfect slate against hungry Stags
ROUND TABLE. Letran has been the talk of the league as they rode their non-stop full-court pressure en route to 3-0.

Games on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena
2:00 PM - Lyceum vs San Beda
4:00 PM - Letran vs San Sebastian

Only two teams remain undefeated in the 91st Season of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and they are on a collision course to determine who stays perfect - if everything goes right at least.

With University of Perpetual Help already waiting for what would be the biggest game so far in the season, Colegio de San Juan Letran still needs to take care of San Sebastian College-Recoletos on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

The Knights battle the Golden Stags at 4:00 PM.

While Perpetual was first to four wins with no losses, it's 3-0 Letran which has taken the league by storm and has already proven to be for real by downing back-to-back Final Four contenders. First-time head coach Aldin Ayo's non-stop full-court pressure has been a riddle to everyone with five-peat champion San Beda the latest victim.

Still, San Sebastian has full confidence that Jamil Ortuoste and company can figure out what Baser Amer, Art Dela Cruz, and the Red Lions could not. Also first-time head coach Rodney Santos has only one win to show in three tries and his boys are out to let him taste triumph for the second time.

In the day's other game at 2:00 PM, the five-peat champions look to take out their frustrations on a Lyceum of the Philippines University side coming off a morale-boosting first victory.

San Beda suffered its first setback in three contests as they broke under pressure. However, with Jamike Jarin calling the shots and Dela Cruz leading the charge, the Mendiola-based squad is sure to waste no time picking up the pieces.

On the other hand, Topex Robinson claimed his first victory as Lyceum coach after back-to-back competitive losses and a winning streak is next on the Intramuros-based school's wish list.


Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.

Latest News