Lyceum is a guest team, and so have no real history with the Letran Knights yet.
Stat to Watch : When Chris Cayabyab and Floricel Guevarra are making long-distance connections, the Pirates get rolling. In wins, they shoot 34.52% from downtown, making on average, 7.25 treys. In losses, that percentage drops all the way to 23.44%, making just 5 triples in the losses. Letran allows 27.38% in their games, third-worst in the league, which means the Knights will have to survive a barrage or two from downtown...
Player to Watch : Before his wrist injury, Shane Ko played two games for the Pirates and averaged 6 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 26.5 minutes. Ko was just average in his return, no doubt needing to rediscover his role on the team as Dexter Zamora and Tirso Lesmoras have had some success with him gone, but that's the beauty of their week-long break. A reintegrated Ko could be a huge boost to this squad.
Stat to Watch : When not being bothered by big men taller than they are, Letran actually is a pretty good rebounding team, getting 23.5 offensive rebounds on average which they turn into a league-high 13 second chance points. With only Allan Santos as a threat to contest rebounds, the Knights could dominate that statistic without too much problem.
Player to Watch : Raymond Almazan has quietly put up some huge numbers, including an eye-popping average of 5 offensive rebounds a game. He also blocks 2.8 shots a game, while avoiding foul trouble, with just 2.3 whistles on average. He's taller than anyone LPU has, so the center battle should in theory go to Letran.
Prediction: CSJL Knights