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Expecting a dogfight vs Lyceum, San Beda gets rest before work begins

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Red Lions are on course for a third straight title, their 11th title in 13 years and head coach Boyet Fernandez is readying his squad for an absolute dogfight against the Pirates.And one way of doing that is by giving his players some quality rest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: San Beda heads to 13th straight NCAA finals, ousts PerpetualFernandez said he gave his players Wednesday and Thursday off so they clear up their minds from the stress of the NCAA finals and prepare them for a few days of hellish practices before Game 1 on Nov. 6. View comments Kobe Bryant named global ambassador for 2019 FIBA World Cup “Lyceum murdered Letran in the Final Four, while we led Letran by 20 in the last six minutes but that lead was cut down,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “And I think our win against the Pirates in the second round was a factor why they played that way against Letran.”San Beda split its season series with Lyceum losing 73-66 in the first round but winning 75-68 in the second meeting.“I’m actually nervous because the Lyceum team that beat Letran was different from the one we beat,” said Fernandez. “Hopefully we can find a way to limit Lyceum.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We have to rest because we’re expecting a dogfight in the finals because Lyceum has that pressure defense,” said Fernandez in a phone conversation with Inquirer. “We have to be ready physically, and emotionally we have to be relaxed, rested, and healthy.”Fernandez gave the two days off so his players can go back to their families and commemorate All Saints’ Day, which has been a tradition for Filipinos, before going back to work.The three-time NCAA champion coach added that even though they swept the Pirates for the Season 93 crown and won in the second round of Season 94, they always have to be wary of a more matured Lyceum in the title round.Fernandez pointed out how the Pirates ousted Letran in a dominant fashion, 109-85, while the Red Lions needed a jolt in the fourth quarter to beat the Knights, 74-68, in their last meeting.The Red Lions held a 22-point lead, 67-45, early in the fourth quarter but allowed Letran to cut the lead down before the buzzer saved them from utter collapse.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Beda is just days away from the biggest games in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament as it stakes its championship against Season 93 runner-up Lyceum in the finals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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