TTU (blue) in action against UCC.

Highly fancied Takoradi Technical University (TTU) has missed out on a quarter final spot at the 2017 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.

The Takoradi-based side placed third in a disappointing campaign that had host University of Cape-Coast (UCC) and University of Education-Winneba (UEW) rank higher than last year’s zonal champions; UCC secured top spot and a place in the quarter finals.

TTU started out on a stuttering note as it lost 32-34 to UEW despite the presence of experienced Forward Ernest Otu Laryea before recovering well to beat Cape-Coast Technical University (CCTU) 50-32.

The result meant a win in the final game against the unbeaten UCC would put the side in position to make the quarters like last year.

However, TTU couldn’t replicate last season’s win over UCC as it fell 22-36 to the host team.

In 2016, TTU beat UCC 49-46 to win the zone on its way to placing fourth at the national championship.
UCC on the other hand, can look forward to mixing it with Ghana’s best tertiary teams on April 6 and 7 in Accra.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@ YawMintYM on Twitter


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