The intramural basketball season wrapped up right before Spring Break, while intramural soccer kicked off March 15.
By Clint Longenecker
The week prior to Spring Break meant something more to Palm Beach Atlantic University students than just midterms week and the realization that a vacation was approaching. It also meant the PBA intramural basketball playoffs were beginning.
After a long, physical and hard-fought regular season, 13 men’s teams remained standing for a shot at glory.
When shooting hoops in his backyard, every child dreams about one thing and one thing only: being a PBA Intramural Basketball Champion.
With the level of competition so high and players willing to do whatever it takes to emerge victorious, who would come out on top?
Just like the NCAA tournament last year, in the early rounds of postseason play there were very few upsets and unsurprising outcomes, with almost every early favorite advancing. This set up a dream scenario for the finish.
In what would undoubtedly be the premier Final Four in PBA intramural history, the White Hawks, White Magic, Slothin and Jay Jackson and the Tito Jacksons each stood two victories from celebrating as champions.
The first semifinal match-up featured the regular season’s top team, the White Hawks, and many bracketologists’ dark horse pick, Jay Jackson and the Tito Jacksons.