Victoria University coach Eddy Manzi says that beating UCU Canons has fueled their ambitions after a poor start.
Victoria University produced a shocking 66-63 win over UCU Canons in the Tusker Lite sponsored NBL on Sunday at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo.
The victory, that ended UCU unbeaten run, was the first for the newcomers in the Tusker Lite sponsored NBL.
“Beating UCU and breaking their unbeaten run was really unbelievable its really a good team and composed,” said Manzi.
“UCU has a huge team with a deep bench. Getting a win from them has given Victoria crocks hype and moving forward we looking at coming to every game with such energy.”
“The win over the top contender is definitely a motivator and a vote of confidence to our players.”
Nyong Marrier scored a game high 30 points and added 11 rebounds while Ronald Ayume added 13 points for Victoria University.
“We minimised our turnovers, cut off breakers and we got our defensive rebounds.”
Victoria had lost to JKL Dolphins, City Oilers, Ndejje Angels, Our Saviour and KCCA Panthers.
Manzi adds: “We actually didn’t have any pressures because coming to the NBL we knew its not going to be easy cause of the young team n being their first time playing on that level. But we knew every loss we get will be a learning experience.
“What was going on in the first game was we always started poor in the first quoters n our opponents has big margins n we struggled so hard to come back n it was really tough. We had too many turnovers n our opponents capitalized on them.”
Victoria University’s remaining six games in first round:
April 23: Tropical Royals
April 24: Nam Blazers
April 30: Betway Power
May 4: KIU Titans
May 8: UPDF Tomahawks
May 15: Falcons