|A poster of the 2022 NUC Basketball's finals, which will be held in November in HCM City. Qualification rounds will be kicked off this week. Photo courtesy of the NUC|
HÀ NỘI — The National University Championship basketball tournament, known as 2022 NUC Basketball, will kick off next month at Việt Nam National University HCM City.
The tournament, which will be organised to follow international standards for the first time, will gather eight men's and five women's teams who have advanced from regional qualifications.
Teams will compete during November 10-17, vying for a prize of VNĐ50 million (US$2,050) for the title holders.
The second- and third-placed sides will receive VNĐ30 million and VNĐ20 million, respectively.
The MVPs will be awarded VNĐ5 million.
Earlier, three regional qualifications will be held to pick the best teams for the finals.
The Northern regional qualifier with the participation of 40 male and nine female squads will be hosted by Hà Nội University of Industry from October 18 to November 2
The Central region's event will see five men's and three women's teams competing on October 17-24 at the Đà Nẵng University's Multi-purpose Gymnasium.
The Southern tournament is organised at the HCM City University of Physical Education and Sports. There are 33 men's teams and 10 women's who have registered to compete from October 2 to November 6.
On the men's side, the three best squads of the North and the South and two top Central teams will advance to the finals.
On the women's side, two teams each from the North and South will compete against one from the Central for the title.
In the qualifiers, the winning team will pocket a VNĐ8 million prize. The runners-up will take VNĐ5 million and VNĐ3 million, respectively. The best athletes will get VNĐ1 million.
The 2022 NUC Basketball is jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, Max Sports Entertainment Joint Stock Company and Vietcontent and Trading Joint Stock Company.
Organisers believe that the students' basketball championship will help push the development of the sport in universities nationwide. VNS