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Quest for NBL Glory: KIU Titans and Rangers in Thrilling Quarterfinal Showdown


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus-The quarterfinal matchups for this season's National Basketball League have been revealed. KIU Titans are set to take on KCCA Panthers, while KIU Rangers will face Miracle Ravens. These exciting games will tip off on Sunday, September 17th, 2023, at the Lugogo Indoor Arena.

After finishing third and second in the NBL men's and women's standings respectively, KIU Titans and Rangers have their sights firmly set on winning the championship. This season is their chance to end the long wait for glory.

The quarterfinals will be played in a best-of-three series format, starting on Friday, September 15th, 2023, with JT Lady Jaguars vs. Magic Stormers and City Oilers taking on Kampala Rockets.

With most of their players back to full fitness, both KIU basketball club teams are poised to embark on their treasure hunt this weekend. The Rangers will clash with Miracle Ravens at 2:00 PM, while the Titans will open their series at 4:00 PM EAT on Sunday.

For the Rangers, their second game in the quarterfinal series is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, with a potential game three on Sunday, September 24th. Meanwhile, the Titans will play their second game on Saturday, September 23rd, and, if necessary, game three on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, according to the fixture released by the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) on Thursday morning.

Both KIU Titans and KIU Rangers reached the semi-finals last season and are determined to go the extra mile in their quest for success this time around.