UG Basketball Team Retains UPAC Title

True to their pre-match boast to win Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship back-to-back, University of Ghana (UG) basketball team demolished their counterparts, Marshalls 41-23 in the final match of the 2017 edition to retain the enviable title for the second in a roll.

Team UG took an early lead and dominated their opponents in all the quarters of the game.

Team UG
Team UG
Team Marshalls
Team Marshalls

With this result, Team UG has equaled Accra Technical University’s (ATU) back-to-back record in 2011 and 2015.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) award went to Joshua Akai of UG for his superlative performance throughout the tournament.

Marshalls paced 2nd
Marshalls placed 2nd

The level 300 student who set his teammates for wide open layups with dizzying passes and top ball handling plays in the finals, in an interview with ghcampus.com shortly after he was awarded, thanked his teammates for their support and contributions.

Meanwhile, ATU placed third by beating University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) 42-20 in the preceding game.

Team ATU placed 3rd
Team ATU placed 3rd

This current team has chalked remarkable achievements last year by emerging champions of major basketball competitions both nationally and on the international stage.

The team has won Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games back-to-back both in 2016 and 2017.

Team UG celebrates
Team UG celebrates

In June last year, the team made University of Ghana and the nation proud by winning gold at the 8th Africa University Sports Federation (FASU) games held in South Africa. This made University of Ghana, the first Ghanaian institution to win Gold a major international tournament.

Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu
Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu
Last modified on Saturday, 08 April 2017 22:53
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