Khelo India University Games 2020: Day 2 Results
The day two of the Khelo India University Games 2020 saw Rohtak's MD University boys' team suffering yet another loss in the league stage of the tournament. In what was a closely fought match against University of Kota, MDU lost 34-36, their second straight loss in the University Games. They were earlier handed a 38-22 loss by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
In the opening match of the day, Kurukshetra University started their campaign with a 48-24 win against the VBS Purvanchal University. The Pool B also saw Guru Nanak University win their match against Purvanchal after the latter forfeited the match. As per the rules, a total of 10 players are required to be on the court during the match. However, Purvanchal walked in with just nine players, thus losing their second match of the day. They were also disqualified from the competition due to ignorance of the rules.
The match between Mangalore University and Shivaji University was an extremely thrilling and close encounter. Trailing by seven points at half time, Mangalore made a strong comeback into the match and went on to win it by one point. They won the match 30-29, registering their second win of the tournament after a 61-33 victory over the University of Kota. They are currently on the top of the Pool A with two wins from two matches.
In the girls' matches, Himachal Pradesh University had an easy 34-16 win over the Mumbai University. They have won two of their two matches, having defeated Mangalore University 43-21 in their opening encounter. The girls' team of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak also suffered a shocking defeat on the second day from the hands of the University of Kolkata. They lost the match 28-29 in what was their first loss of the tournament.
Kurukshetra University registered a 45-22 win against Mangalore University, winning second straight encounter and sit on top of the Pool A in girls' division. They will now face Himachal Pradesh University in their last league match. The match between MG Kashi University and the University of Kolkata did not take place as both the teams failed to reach the court on time.
Here is the list of all the results of Day 2 Khelo India University Games 2020:
Kurukshetra University vs VBS Purvanchal University: 48-24
University of Kota vs MD University: 36-34
Guru Nanak University vs VBS Purvanchal University: GNU won after Purvanchal were disqualified
Mangalore University vs Shivaji University: 30-29
Himachal Pradesh University vs Mumbai University: 34-16
University of Kolkata vs MD University: 29-28
Kurukshetra University vs Mangalore University: 45-22