Bengaluru: Following in their women’s team’s footsteps, MSRIT basketball men’s team too has won the prestigious VTU 2015 Championship that was held in Bijapur from May 13-15, 2015.
Top teams affiliated to VTU from all over from Karnataka participated in this floodlight tournament.
The finals was played between MSRIT, Bengaluru and NITTE, Mangalore on Friday, May 15, 2015 evening at the BLDE college, Bijapur.
MSRIT, Bengaluru 63 (Sowkin Shetty 10, Anmol 12, Sushanth 10,) beat NITTE, Mangalore 27 (Jijin 8, Shetty 8)
About MSRIT Basketball This has been a trophy filled season for the MSRIT men’s and women’s team. A few months ago, the women’s team emerged champions in the Revels Cup hosted by MIT, Manipal. The men’s team is the reigning champions in the REVA University tournament. Prior to that, the team clinched the first place in the VTU Central Zone event. Last year, the men’s team also won their home fest as well as the college fest hosted by city rivals RV College of Engineering.
The MSRIT team is coached by Sachin Belvadi, a former Indian international coach, who has also been conferred numerous awards by the Karnataka State Government for his contribution towards the development of the sport. The team regularly does well in state level college tournaments and features numerous junior Karnataka men and women players (currently centre Sowkin Shetty from Mangalore plays on the men’s team).