Lions try to catch up with Knights
Games today (San Juan Arena)
10 a.m.- San Sebastian vs EAC (jrs)
12 nn.- San Beda vs Lyceum (jrs)
2 p.m.- San Sebastian vs EAC (srs)
4 p.m.- San Beda vs Lyceum (srs)
The San Beda Red Lions will play catch-up with the Letran Knights for the lead when they play a slumping Lyceum Pirates side in the main game today in the 91st NCAA basketball tournament at the San Juan Arena.
Carrying an 11-3 (win-loss) slate, the Red Lions will tie the Knights anew at 11-3 with a win over the Pirates in their 4 p.m. encounter and keep their sights of the top two spots in the Final Four.
The Red Lions dropped out of a share of the lead with the Knights last Friday following an 86-88 loss to the University of Perpetual Help Altas.
"We have another chance to do what we couldn't do the last game and hopefully we could execute this time," said San Beda coach Jamike Jarin.
The Red Lions will again rely on the fearsome trio of veterans Ola Adeogun, Arthur dela Cruz and Baser Amer, who are expected to run rings around the Pirates' porous defense.
But the Mendiola-based dribblers will play minus Michole Sorela, who was suspended for a game along with Jose Rizal University Gio Lasquety and Mapua's Denniel Aguirre for unsportsmanlike fouls committed in their previous games.
In their previous game, 6-8 Adeogun tallied 26 points and eight rebounds but was shackled by foul trouble and played for just 22 minutes.
Adeogun will be up against Lyceum's fearsome frontcourt of Cameroonian Jean Victor Nguidjol and Joseph Gabayni.