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Lyceum completes sweep, outlasts San Beda in thriller

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) History was made at the jam-packed FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Thursday afternoon, as two of the best collegiate teams in the land engaged in a duel for the ages.

In a rematch that was three months and five days in the making, Lyceum of the Philippines University and San Beda College went for blow for blow in a game that needed two overtime periods to be decided.

The Pirates, seen in this file photo, are through to the NCAA Finals. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports
When the final buzzer sounded, the Pirates came away with a thrilling, heart-stopping 107-105 victory in double overtime, giving them an 18-game sweep of the elimination round, as well as an outright finals berth in the NCAA Season 93 men's basketball tournament.

"Credit goes to the players," said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson after the game. "They just didn't want to give up. Credit goes to the coaches also – they are working extra hard."

"It's really about being together. We always talk about how 'together is better.' It's just a testament of really working together as a solid group," he added. "These guys, really, they get the credit."

Lyceum and San Beda have been on a collision course since July 14, when the Pirates stunned the defending champions Red Lions, 96-91, in the first round.

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/10/19/17/ncaa-lyceum-completes-sweep-outlasts-san-beda-in-thriller

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