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Posted Friday, October 18th 2019

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

Bristol Flyers continue their BBL Cup campaign against defending champions London Lions on Saturday night.

Everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s action can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, October 19th
  • Tip-off: 7:30pm
  • Competition: BBL Cup Southern Conference
  • Where: SGS College 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.

LAST TIME OUT

 

Bristol Flyers fell to a 77-57 defeat to the Lions at the UEL SportsDock.

A low-scoring start saw the Flyers lead 17-20 after nearly 17 minutes of action, before the home side went on an 11-0 run to take control.

The Lions pulled further clear in the third as the gap increased above 20 and they completed a comfortable win in the end.

BOX SCORE


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.


WHAT THEY SAY

"We want to come out with a lot of energy, have good pace and let the rest take care of itself."

"The fans are like our sixth man, so having them behind us is going to be key.”

Fred Thomas


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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