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Robinsons: Loss to Letran will only make Lyceum ‘sharper’

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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lyceum’s second loss in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament came in the unlikeliest of ways when a review decided the outcome of its 80-79 loss to Letran Friday.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Robinson added that his team is also okay with what transpired at the end of the game.“Winning is not the end goal, it’s making sure the players will grow and what better way to grow than with this experience. We will be defined by how we’ll finish this season and the season after that and the season after that.” View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 The Pirates could’ve gotten into overtime had Jaycee Marcelino’s late three not been ruled a two-pointer after the referees converged at the end of regulation.Pirates head coach Topex Robinson, though, immediately shrugged off the loss and instead focused on the future of his team, which is already nearing the Final Four bonus.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 Chriss“At the end of the day, there’s so much basketball to be played and this kind of experience will just keep binding us together as a team,” said Robinson after his team fell to a 12-2 card for the no.2 spot in the standings.“This experience will make us sharper as a team because they know that what doesn’t kill them will make them stronger.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Letran and Lyceum were embroiled in a dramatic fourth quarter that saw the two teams slug it out for almost seven minutes.The scores were knotted up at 75-75 before Bong Quinto went to work scoring five points for the Knights for the 80-77 lead.Marcelino, however, would initially tie it with 40.8 seconds left but the referees downgraded it to a two-pointer after they reviewed the field goal at the end of the game.Robinson said he accepts the decision of the referees to review the shot at the end of the game, despite having several dead ball situations between Marcelino’s shot and the final buzzer.“That was the decision of the referees and they won’t do something they’re not sure of,” said Robinson. “They’re all human, they make mistakes and that makes them human.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more