Quarter finalists of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship have been drawn into two groups with each group containing four teams each.
The groupings were made in the aftermath of preliminary qualifying games which ended on Friday April 8 at the University of Ghana (UG) where host institution UG beat Marshalls University College 31-29 to top the zone.
Marshalls despite finishing second, made it into the quarter finals by virtue of having superior goal difference between fellow contenders Ho Polytechnic in Zone A and Valley View University in Zone F.
In the quarter final Group A, two-time winner Accra Polytechnic will take on debutants University of Development Studies-Tamale and the reigning Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Basketball Champions, University of Ghana (UG).
In Group B, last year’s finalists Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology will face off University of Energy and Natural Resources for the first time since their last meeting in the GUSA Games.
Games will be played in a round robin format to decide which teams progress to the semifinals of the competition.
The top two teams in each group qualify for the semis.
Fixtures for the respective groups will be decided through a draw to be telecast live on premium basketball program “Fast Break” which airs on Ghanaian channel, TV3 on Sunday April 10 between 13:00 and 14:30 GMT.
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.
Below are the complete quarter final groups for the third edition of the UPAC Championship:
University of Development Studies-Tamale
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
University of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
University of Energy and Natural Resources
Marshalls University College