FOR teams coming off the wrong end of a beatdown, the hardest part is always moving on.
Such is the problem that young head coach TY Tang now faces after his St. Benilde squad got ambushed by Lyceum, 98-55, in NCAA Season 93 on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Arena.
Tang was so disappointed and felt so let down after the 43-point setback that he felt like he had just gone 10 rounds against the most brutal
"Para naming kinalaban si Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao for 10 rounds, and every round we just got beaten up, beaten up, beaten up," Tang said.
"That’s just the story of this team. It’s not really the coaches. Even if coach Gabby (Velasco) was here, it’s not really the coaches. It’s really the players that are playing on the court," he said.
While Tang knows that few people gave them a chance against the Pirates, what he can't accept was getting beat up the way they did where they committed 40 turnovers enroute to the worst defeat by suffered by a team this season.
"We were just ... they’re the better team that’s for sure, but just to, with the manner that we lost, just that’s crazy."
While the result left Tang frustrated, he knows that they have no other choice but to move forward and leave this loss behind.
Sure, it won't be the easiest of games to forget, but he understands that there are 14 games left to be played for the season.
"We should forget about the game, totally forget about the game. What’s done is done. Wala na rin kaming mapupulot dun," said the former Rain or Shine guard.
Communication will now be vital as they look to bounce back quick when they take visit the Letran Knights on their home court on Thursday.
"I hope that this team will be able to get over after this game right away. Sometimes it’s not easy as a player, but good thing that we have good support in terms of our coaching staff," Tang continued.
"I’m sure by tomorrow, everyone will be trying to talk to somebody and try to pull them back in together and move in the same direction."