Updated: May 30
The last round of matches of the regular season of the University Basketball League Australia (UBL) have now been completed and with qualification for finals resting on results, it has been a thrilling week and a long wait for many teams.
In the men’s competition, University of Technology of Sydney (UTS), The University of Melbourne (MELB) and the University of Sydney (USYD) recorded wins cementing their positions as the top 3 teams respectively. The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) were unable to secure any additional wins in their double header in Sydney resulting in a fourth place finish.
The result of the Perth local derby ended the season for one of the two WA based teams and in a tough match, The University of Western Australia (UWA Maali) came up with the win. The University of Tasmania (UTAS), RMIT University (RMIT) and the University of Adelaide (AU Waatu) filled the remaining positions in the top 8 of the men’s competition.
The final rankings in the women’s competition saw a lot of movement over the final weeks of the regular season but securing their ninth win and the top ladder position was USYD.
With seven wins on the board, the head to head results from the LTU and UTS match broke the tie giving LTU the second place and UTS third. Victoria University (VU) finished in fourth place on the ladder.
MELB, UTAS, UWA Maali and UniSC secured the remaining spots in next week’s preliminary finals.
View the final ladders after the regular season
The 16 teams will head to Narrandjeri Stadium (Thornbury) on Monday 15 May for the first of the three-week finals series to contest the preliminary finals with the winning teams keeping their finals journey alive and securing a position in the semi-finals.
The preliminary finals schedule for week 1 is:
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