The event continues at the Wits University Sports Hall in Johannesburg, with UJ lying second on the log after winning three of their four matches last weekend.
With three round-robin matches to go, UJ basketball manager Anton van Rooyen said their sole attention at this stage would be on their next clash with VUT.
“The first game of this weekend against VUT is vital to our chances of making the top four,” he said. “If we can pull off victory in that one, it will make our objective of reaching the semifinals much easier.”
He added that the players were disappointed at losing to city rivals Wits last weekend.
“For them it is all about bragging rights, so they will want to show what they can do this coming weekend.”
He said the team’s efforts during the power-plays, in which points count double, had been a big part in their success.
“We stopped teams from piling on the points during the power-plays and that was a big thing for us,” said Van Rooyen.
He added that they were preparing for more intense competition as the fight for places in the semifinals intensified.
Besides VUT, UJ will be up against Tshwane University of Technology and UP-Tuks in their final two round-robin matches.