Two remaining quarter final spots will be up for grabs on Friday April 8 at the University of Ghana as Zone G qualifiers of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is set to tipoff.
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and Pentecost University College’s outstanding Zone A game will be played on the same day to confirm which team qualifies out of the zone. Winners of each zone qualify automatically to the next round of the Championship.
In Zone G, hosts University of Ghana will battle Marshalls University College, Wisconsin University College and Central University College for the top spot in the zone. UG, the reigning Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Basketball Champions will take on Private Universities Students Association Games (PUSAG) Basketball Champions, Marshalls University in a headline matchup.
Zone A’s matchup will ultimately decide the team that progresses to the next stage as the undefeated Pentecost University will have to either win or avoid a huge loss to GIMPA. The latter on the other hand will definitely have to record a massive win and avoid defeat to have any chance of making it out of the preliminary stage.
Pentecost defeated Ho Polytechnic and Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) as GIMPA lost 15-19 to Ho before beating GTUC 30-24 in the opening rounds. However, the final round of game was rescheduled to April 8 due persistent rain that halted play.
The winners of Zone A and G will join Zones B and C winners, University of Development Studies-Tamale and University of Energy and Natural Resources in the quarter finals.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Takoradi Polytechnic and Accra Polytechnic are the other zone winners who will feature in the knock out stage of a competition widely regarded as Ghana‘s best tertiary basketball competition.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by Fanyogo, MTN and CAL Bank in partnership with Basketballghana.com, Y FM, TV3 and Ghana Sports Newspaper.