Undefeated St. Benilde still has room for improvement, head coach Charles Tiu says

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) — College of St. Benilde (CSB) Blazers head coach Charles Tiu is tempering expectations even after a hot 3-0 start in NCAA Season 98.

Tiu said he is satisfied with the way the Blazers are performing, but stressed that there are some areas in their game that can still be improved.

"We're happy with the way we're playing but we think there's still room for improvement and hopefully we get better as a team," he told CNN Philippines' Sport Desk Thursday.

With CSB as the only unbeaten squad in Season 98, Tiu said their plan is to really make a strong push for the Final Four and vie for the title.

"We've been playing okay to start the season," he said. "We're happy with our results but our goal is to make it to the Final Four and contend for the championship.

"We're starting to figure things out," Tiu added. "There's been improvement to the team."

Up next for the Blazers are the reigning champions Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights. Tiu said this is going to be the team's biggest test this season as the Knights will try to recover from their stunning loss to the Arellano University Chiefs last Sunday.

"They're going to be ready to bounce back," he said. "I think we have to match their physicality and aggressiveness. We expect them to come out a little bit angry and fired up. They basically should have won that game against Arellano so I'm sure they're not gonna let that happen again."

"So our job is to give them a hard time," Tiu also said. "They're back-to-back champs for a reason."