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University of Ghana extends winning streak with 2018 UPAC title

UG Guard Emmanuel Wolff was named Co MVP of the tournament.

GTUC’s Simon Aphour crowded out by UG players.
For a couple of seconds late in the game against Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), it looked certain University of Ghana’s (UG) enviable winning streak would end.

With KNUST’s Gustav Addo at the free throw line with the game tied at 26 and regulation time over, the streak which dates back to the 2016 Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games Finals win over University of Professional Studies was under a big threat.

However, Addo missed both attempts at the charity stripe to send the game to overtime; in overtime, UG run away with a 37-29 win.

The matchup was the final game in Group A for either side and UG progressed to the semifinals as the best side in the group.

A 66-48 win over University of Educatio-Winneba (UEW) in the semis set up a rematch of the 2016 UPAC Final against eternal rival Accra Technical University.

UG recovered from a 20-27 first half loss to win 41-36 and clinch the UPAC title for a third straight time. Despite a change in coaching and player personnel over the years, the streaks contines.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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