By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@ YawMintYM on Twitter
Official tipoff for this year’s Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is on February 17 at the University of Ghana (UG) with teams in Zone A set to play.
However, games in Zone C will be played on March 3 at the University of Cape-Coast (UCC) modern gymnasium between UCC, University of Education (UEW)-Winneba, Cape-Coast Technical University and Takoradi Technical University (TTU).
Aside looking out for the beautiful edifice set to host zone games, the group features some of the best teams in this year’s competition and is set to be one of the tough zones. Only the group winner qualifies to the quarter finals.
UCC and TTU standout as favorites as the sides played in last year’s zonal finals which the latter won but UCC has started the year on a bright note with a silver medal at the Mini GUSA Games earlier this year.
Despite the loss of Staring Point Guard Kent Fosu and Forward Raphael Buchag, TTU is expected to field a strong side marshaled around Power Forward Ernest Otu Laryea.
UEW also competed in the GUSA but fell short of reaching the final four despite winning two games in the group stage.
Losing 36-49 to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) meant it lost out on a quarter final spot to KNUST and UCC. Cape-Coast Technical ranked bottom in the zone last year.