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    Lyceum reaches NCAA milestone but Topex Robinson putting celebration off until Pirates achieve ultimate goal

    Sep 21, 2017

    LYCEUM coach Topex Robinson doesn't want his players to get carried away by the historic feat of clinching a Final Four berth in the NCAA on Thursday.

    The Pirates beat Perpetual Help, 94-83, to go 13-0 in the season and seal their place in the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history, but Robinson says work doesn’t stop there.

    "We have a vision to go to," said Robinson.

    That ultimate goal is the championship which LPU has only achieved in minor leagues.

    "This is one thing we talked about in the locker room. If we are goal-oriented, our goal is to make it to the Final Four. But we have to go past beyond that. We want to make sure that LPU is recognized as a good basketball program, a good institution, and promoting the LPU community," said Robinson.

    Robinson acknowledged making it to the Final Four is already a feat in itself and is a testament to how the players worked hard for it even during the offseason.

    "It is really important to us. But we could go further, I guess that is what we are. We just can't be happy making it to the Final Four. There are opportunities waiting for us so we want to focus on those," said Robinson.

    At the end of the day, being known as a top college basketball country in the land by winning the NCAA crown is the end goal.

    "We want to be respected in the collegiate basketball. That is what we are aiming for," said Robinson.

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