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Posted Thursday, February 6th 2020

ITEC Game Preview: Glasgow Rocks (A) - BBL Championship

Bristol Flyers travel to Glasgow Rocks for the first time this season on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Everything you need to know can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, February 7th
  • Tip-off: 7.30pm
  • Competition: BBL Championship
  • Where: Emirates Arena
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the official YouTube channel of the BBL

HEAD COACH

Vincent Lavandier - originally appointed as interim head coach in February 2019, Lavandier has amassed a wide array of experience within different environments having coached in the French professional leagues for many years. Although this is his first stint in the BBL – he brings a degree of familiarity having worked with many members of the Rocks squad during his time in France.


LAST TIME OUT


Bristol Flyers left it all on the court in a thrilling 113-111 quadruple overtime thriller against the Rocks away from home,

In only the fifth game in BBL history to last four periods of overtime, Fred Thomas led all scorers with a 32 point, 11 rebound double double.

BOX SCORE


ONE TO WATCH

Photo Credit - Austin Mariasy

Dante Thorpe - A former college team-mate of Levi Bradley at Northern Illinois University, Thorpe was ranked 20th in the Mid-American Conference last season, posting 15.2 points per game. Since joining the Rocks in December, Thorpe has been posting 13.3 points in eight appearances so far.


WHAT THEY SAY

"We need to have the same mentality as last week, we need to be ready to help each other out at all times and play our brand of basketball”

Levi Bradley


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
6 Worcester Wolves 28 13 15 26
7 Sheffield Sharks 25 12 13 24
8 Bristol Flyers 25 10 15 20
9 Surrey Scorchers 24 9 15 18
10 Manchester Giants 26 9 17 18

WATCH LIVE

All BBL Championship, BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and BBL play-off games this season will be available to watch LIVE and on demand for FREE via the official YouTube channel of the BBL.

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