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TuksBasketball : Heartbreaking defeat against Wits

By Sibongile Maswanganye

Posted on 06 September 2010

The University of Pretoria (Tuks) 1st team men matched up against Wits University at the Mandeville Indoor basketball courts in Johannesburg on Sunday the 5th September 2010.

The game was scheduled to be played at 11h00 and the team left Pretoria at 9h00.

The Tuks team started the game off strong cruising to a 13 point lead in the second quarter.
Wits made good adjustments and came back into the game to take a 70 -67 lead with 5 seconds left in regulation.

Tuks guard Benedict Ramakau scored a three pointer to tie the game and we headed into overtime where Wits executed better than Tuks did.

It was a closely contested game that came down to the wire and left no clear favorite.

The two teams will be meeting again for the upcoming semi final games where to compete for a spot at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) National Basketball Championship in UKZN in December 2010.

Final score: Wits beat Tuks 80 -76 in overtime.

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