Crucial outing

first_imgThe Blazers (6-8) are hard-pressed to win their four remaining games to stay in the hunt for a Final Four slot while also hoping that the Stags and the Mapua Cardinals (7-8) flounder in their succeeding matches.Still in the running but with little hope, Jose Rizal and Perpetual Help slug it out in the 4 p.m. game.Just like the Blazers, the Bombers (4-10) and the Altas (3-10) are heavily dependent on the succeeding performances of the Stags and the Cardinals to at least earn a slim chance of making it to the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Drueco senior overall champ Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown MOST READ Defending champion San Beda has a lock on No. 1 seeding after 16 straight wins, and the Pirates have the inside track on No. 2 with a 12-3 record, which is more than two games better than third-placed Letran’s 10-6 slate.A victory would give the Pirates a 13th win—something the Knights can no longer achieve—and second-seeding in the semifinals that comes with a win-once edge in the round even if the Red Lions go on to sweep the eliminations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4San Beda is within two more wins of an outright entry to the best-of-three title series, and should that happen, Lyceum will have the luxury of playing a fagged out enemy with Nos. 3 and 4 to slug it out in a KO match for the right to clash with the Pirates—and beat them two straight times to advance to the finals.While Robinson is confident on what his wonder twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino can bring to the table, plus the consistency and stability of Reymar Caduyac and Mike Nzeusseu, more help will be needed against the formidable Stags. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacueescenter_img Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Lyceum is making it no secret that it will come out swinging against San Sebastian when the Pirates shoot for a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four of Season 95 of the NCAA men’s basketball tourney.“We are not taking chances against San Sebastian. Everyone in this team should be on his toes,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson, whose Pirates face his alma mater Tuesday at 2 p.m. at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES This game is also important for San Sebastian in its own quest to make it past the eliminations.At 8-6, the Stags are just 1-1/2 games up on fifth-running Mapua.The Lyceum defense will have to worry about Allyn Bulanadi, the league’s leading scorer who has a reliable support cast in Alvin Capobres, JM Calma and RK Ilagan.“With the way they (Pirates) are playing right now, everybody in our team should give their 100 percent,’’ said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.On a downward spiral following an impressive first round, College of St. Benilde tries to fan its flickering playoff hopes when it takes on Emilio Aguinaldo in the 12 noon opener.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Imageslast_img