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Posted Saturday, March 5th 2022

ITEC Game Preview » Leicester Riders (H)

Bristol Flyers host the Leicester Riders on Saturday night, after tipping off their weekend double with a win in Manchester.

Everything you need to know ahead of tip-off can be found below in our ITEC game preview.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, March 5th
  • Tip-off: 7.30pm
  • Where: SGS College Arena
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT
  • Watch online: Tune in FREE on BBL Player

WATCH FOR FREE


Leicester Riders

Image credit: Peter Simmons 5or6

The Riders are one of the more storied franchises in the history of British basketball, being the oldest team in the BBL and founding members of the league.

In addition to their strong history, they have also enjoyed recent success winning three straight BBL Trophies in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and three straight BBL Playoffs in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 


HEAD COACH

A former Riders player and Birmingham Bullet, Coach Paternostro has achieved the majority of his accolades as a head coach, having never finished lower than fourth in the league as well as winning BBl Coach of the Year multiple times during his coaching career.


ONE TO WATCH

Image credit: Peter Simmons 5or6

Reigning BBL Most Valuable Player, Geno Crandall remains a threat at any given time. The 6-3 guard is averaging 14 points and 7.4 assists with five and a half rebounds, all while picking up two steals per game.


LAST TIME OUT

Flyers fell to the Riders in the second of what was two back-to-back games that will have both teams hungry for another win tonight.


WATCH LIVE

Tickets for the game are sold out, however those who missed out can take in the game for FREE on BBL Player.

WATCH ONLINE

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