Lyceum of the Philippines University went to Jesper Ayaay in the dying seconds of the joust as it shocked defending champion Letran Knights, 68-66, to open the Second Round of Eliminations on Thursday, at the FilOil Flying V Arena, San Juna.
The win even boosted the Pirates’ Final Four bid in the NCAA Season 92 Men’s Basketball Division.
With the game knotted at 66-all, Jesper Ayaay drove past everyone, then witnessed McJour Luib misfired on a triple as the Pirates jumped into a three-way logjam on the fifth seed with the Knights and the Heavy Bombers.
On the other hand, Coach Jeff Napa’s wards fell to their fifth loss in ten games.
Lyceum Pirates (68) – Baltazar 18, Ayaay 16, Alanes 9, Nzeuseu 6, Caduyac 5, Gabayni 4, Marata 4, Alban 2, Serafico 2, Magbuhos 2, Soliman 0
Letran Knights (66) – Nambatac 24, Sollano 19, Ambohot 8, Quinto 7, Balanza 5, Calvo 3, Apreku 0, Balagasay 0, dela Pena 0, Luib 0
Quarterscores: 11-20, 37-41; 51-57; 68-66