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Pirates aim for record sweep, huge finals edge

MANILA, Philippines — More than a sweep of the NCAA double elimination round, Lyceum of the Philippines U seeks to secure the thrice-to-beat edge in the finals as it clashes with San Beda at the close of the seniors basketball elims at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

“It’s another opportunity for us to inspire others, which has been our battle cry from the start,” said LPU coach Topex Robinson on the eve of their much-awaited 2 p.m. encounter with Lions.

The Pirates toppled the defending champions, 96-91, in their second game in the first round last July 14 and went on to pile up victories after victories, including lopsided ones and cliffhangers, on their way to a 17-0 card.

Another win will send Lyceum straight to the finals, paving the way for the knockout stepladder semis.

A sweep will also make LPU the first team in recent years to sweep the elims since San Beda did the trick seven years ago when the Lions won all their 16 matches but in a nine-team field.

Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/10/19/1750357/pirates-aim-record-sweep-huge-finals-edge

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