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Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

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NCAA Season 90 Record: 7-11
Offense: 6th (70.7)
Defense: 8th (77.1)
Rebounding: 4th (43.7)
Assists: 6th (13.9)

Pomp and circumstance:
Coaching change as Topex Robinson takes the helm from Bonnie Tan.

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Zamora, Dexter

11.222.292.610.890.06
Ko, Shane8.294.433.710.14

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Lesmoras, Tirso

3.942.061.751.060
Pamulaklakin, Chris00.50.130

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Preseason Record: (Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup – click scores for game recap)
Elimination round (1-7)

CEUUEDLSUSBC
L, 49-64L, 64-77L, 69-90L, 75-56
UPUSTMITSWU
W, 70-65L, 66-72L, 65-81L, 53-60

 

NCAA Season 91 Depth Chart:

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Gabayni, Joseph

Nguidjol, Jean VictorBaltazar, WilsonTaladua, JeremiahMarata, Edcor
Mbida, GuyBulawan, JebbSoliman, Paul JonMalabanan, Allyn

Lugo, Noah

Elmejrab, Seraj

Ayaay, MerAlanes, ShaquilleLascastesantos, Joemari

Sunga, Richmon

 

NCAA Season 91 First Round Schedule:

2015/06/30 14:00vs. UPHSD2015/07/03 12:00vs. AU2015/07/09 14:00vs. EAC
2015/07/16 14:00vs. CSB2015/07/21 14:00vs. SBC2015/07/24 14:00vs. JRU
2015/07/31 14:00vs. MIT2015/08/04 16:00vs. CSJL2015/08/07 12:00vs. SSC-R

Assessment:

LPU has improved by leaps and bounds since they entered the league as a guest member. Before, they never really stood a chance against the traditional powers of the league, but now? It’s a different story. New coach Topex Robinson looks to build up on his new squad’s 7-11 finish and try for more modest goals such as a winning record and going from there. Robinson has to make sure that his building block, Joseph Gabayni, gets the ball on offense and must push the big man to post better averages after having a good campaign last year. Gabayni lead the Pirates in both scoring (12.6ppg) and rebounding (11.5) last season and looks to pour in more numbers this year if the Pirates want to better their record. It’s really all up to his big shoulders and of course, Topex Robinson’s tactical genius.

Tiebreaker Times Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

Can Noah Lugo replace the production of Dexter Zamora? (Photo by pektuscorner)

After a string of bad luck in early May, as team captain and floor general Dexter Zamora succumbed to an ACL injury in his hometown of Bohol, the team scored a coup in the recruitment wars. Top tier Malayan high school point guard Noah Lugo enrolled in Lyceum. Lugo did not play a game in the Premiere Cup but, based from what we heard, is great in transition and will give opposing guards fits on defense.

How to beat San Beda

Tiebreaker Times Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

LPU Head Coach Topex Robinson

“Actually they are the barometers of the season. Kudos to Coach Jamike and the coaching staff but for us, in Lyceum, we want to focus on things that we have control of which is our team and our system. So, just like what Coach Aric said, at any given moment baka matsambahan. We have to play our best because we all know San Beda is going to give their all to make it six in a row.”

Predicted finish: 7th-10th (at best 7-11; at worst 4-14)

NCAA Season 91 Teams (Click image to view team)
AU ChiefsCSJL Knights
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CSB BlazersEAC Generals
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JRU Heavy BombersLPU Pirates
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MIT CardinalsSBC Red Lions
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SSC-R StagsUPHSD Altas
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