The 2019 edition of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship kicked off on Friday 12th April 2019 at the University of Ghana basketball courts with the quarterfinals.
Defending champions, University of Ghana (UG), beat Takoradi Technical University (TTU) 44-42 in the opening game after trailing by 15 in the first quarter.
Silver medalists in last year’s competition, Marshalls University, lost all their matches in Group B to be eliminated from the competition.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) beat Accra Technical University (ATU) 32-38 in their first match. Catholic University College also lost all matches and was also eliminated from the tournament.
The results for all matches are as follows:
University of Ghana 44-42 Takoradi Technical University
Koforidua Technical University 41-28 Catholic University College
University of Ghana 41-28 Catholic University College
Takoradi Technical University 31-13 Koforidua Technical University
University of Ghana 60-32 Koforidua Technical University
Takoradi Technical University 30-19 Catholic University College
KNUST 32-28 Accra Technical University
Radford University College 32-28 Marshalls University
KNUST 42-37 Marshalls University
Accra Technical University 40-35 Radford University College
KNUST 43-40 Radford University College
Accra Technical University 32-27 Marshalls University
UG ended the day after winning all 3 matches and qualified for the semi-finals as Group A leaders.
TTU finished second in the same group. In Group B, KNUST qualified along with ATU for the semi-finals.
Radford University, Koforidua Technical University, Catholic University and Marshalls University have been eliminated.
UG faces Accra Technical on Saturday, 13th April 2019 in the first match of the semi-finals with KNUST taking on Takoradi Technical in the second match.
Matches will begin at 9 am.
Story by: Emmanuel Quartey|universnewsroom