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Defending Champs survive scare in UPAC opening game

TTU (blue) v UG

Defending Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship Champions University of Ghana (UG) have survived a big scare in the opening quarterfinal game in the 2019 edition.

UG beat Takoradi Technical University (TTU) 44-42 in the opening game in Group A at UG’s Central Court earlier today. The three time champions had to come from behind to score the important win.

TTU led 20-5 at the end of the first quarter as UG struggled to shake off a poor start and played nervous for most part of the opening quarter.

UG fared better in the second quarter but trailed by 13 points (17-30) heading to the second half with TTU continuing to score at will.

In the second department of the exciting game, TTU committed a host of turnovers and got punished by UG as Point Guard Treasure Botchwey’s influence grew in the game. UG led 34-32.

TTU Shooting Guard Richard Donor scored all three free throw attempts to give his side a 41-41 lead with less than a minute to play.

However, TTU was forced to send Aminu Mohammed to the free throw line after committing another foul. Mohammed buried both free throws to give UG the two point win.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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