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Posted Tuesday, November 19th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: London Lions (A) - BBL Cup

Bristol Flyers travel to London Lions on Wednesday in their final game of the BBL Cup group stage (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know can be found below.

GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20th
  • Tip-off: 7:30pm
  • Competition: BBL Cup Southern Conference
  • Where: CopperBox Arena
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the BBL’s official YouTube channel

HEAD COACH

Vince Macaulay - A former player for Brixton Topcats, London Towers and Hemel Royals, Macaulay acquired the franchise in 1998 and relocated it to Milton Keynes. Macaulay then moved the club to London for the 2012/13 season and has seen his side transform into BBL Championship contenders, with high hopes of seeing the team compete on the European stage in the near future.

AS IT STANDS


WHO WILL FLYERS FACE IN THE QUARTER-FINAL?

Coach Kapoulas’ side will secure a second-place finish in the Southern Conference if they can defeat the Lions on the road - resulting in a quarter-final home tie against Newcastle Eagles to be played on Friday, November 29th at the SGS College Arena (7.30pm tip-off).

Flyers will finish third in the group should they lose on Wednesday, resulting in quarter-final clash with Sheffield Sharks away from home on Sunday, December 1st (4pm tip-off).


LAST TIME OUT

 

Bristol Flyers showed great character to claim a hard-fought 97-94 victory over the visiting London Lions.


ONE TO WATCH

#10 Justin Robinson - After an impressive six year basketball career across Europe, which included playing for GB at Eurobasket 2013, London Lions Head Coach Vince Macaulay persuaded the point guard to return home and play for Lions in the summer of 2017. The back-to-back league MVP led his side to the BBL League and Cup double last season.


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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