Varsity 2017 Preview – UWL vs UWSU

University of Westminster Dragons will take on the University of West London Titans this Wednesday 29th March 2017 in the annual University Varsity match-up.

Teams Overview

University of West London 1st will hold home advantage for a fourth year running. The Titans have failed to win a league game for a 2nd year running finishing with a W0-L10 BUCS league record and look to fall down to BUCS Division 5 next year – which means they will be in the same competition as the University of Westminster Men’s Basketball 2nd team. However UWL finished the season with a hard-fought 60-64 loss against 2nd place Roehampton University which shows the team’s overall potential.

University of Westminster 1st Team fell short in the goal for their first championship in over 7 years. The Dragons finished with a W7-L3 record (3rd Place) but with a lot of positives to take out of the season. Implementation in the London Metropolitan Basketball League (LMBL) means more game time and experience for the team, they are currently sitting 4th with a W10-L4 record in the Men’s Division 2. The Dragons are undefeated in BUCS actual court playing time in 2017, winning their past 4 BUCS league games, defeating joint league leaders LSE and Kent (however with 1 default loss during this).

Varsity 2017 – UWL vs UWSU – Match Details

Osterley Sports & Leisure Centre
120 Wood Ln, Isleworth TW7 5FG

1:00pm-2:00pm – Womens Basketball
2:30pm -4:30pm – Mens Basketball

University of Westminster – Varsity 2017 Line-Up vs UWL

Coach: Clive Castillo

  • Lemar DARIEN-CAMPBELL – Captain (1st Team)
  • Ulhas KS (1st Team)
  • Vlad PETREA (1st Team)
  • Nathaniel SACKEY (2nd Team)
  • Josh RAGUA (2nd Team) – replaced Giorgio SLEITER
  • Xiyuan YAO (2nd Team) – replaced Brandon WADE
  • Gerald AGUILAR (2nd Team)
  • Atilla ÖZTUNCAY (1st Team)
  • Manuel TAVARES (1st Team)
  • Keanu GREAVES (2nd Team) – replaced Lewis BLOYCE
  • Christos TSMITRIS (1st Team)
  • Teo PSYCHIDIS (1st Team)

5 Previous Meetings

Home Games W0-L1, Away Games W3-L1 (Overall 3-2)

  • Varsity 2016 – University of Westminster 73-41 University of West London – WIN
    @ Brentford Leisure Centre
  • Varsity 2015 – University of Westminster 94-30 University of West London – WIN
    @ Osterley Sports Centre
  • Varsity 2014 – University of Westminster 61-73 University of West London – LOSS
    @ Brentford Leisure Centre
  • BUCS 2013-14 – Westminster 2nd 76-80 UWL 1st Loss
    @ Harrow Sports Hall, Harrow Campus
  • BUCS 2013-14 – UWL 1st 55-74 Westminster 2nd WIN
    @ Southall Sports Centre

Coaches Perspective

The team are confident going into Varsity. UWL will always bring a good game and the atmosphere is always buzzing for Varsity. It will be entertaining and a enjoyable game to cap off a great season for the boys before they part for the summer. I’m really looking forward to it.
– Coach Clive

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