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Posted Thursday, September 19th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: Surrey Scorchers (H) - BBL Cup

Bristol Flyers open their 2019/20 BBL Cup campaign against Surrey Scorchers in front of a full house at the SGS WISE Campus on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s season opener can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, September 20th
  • 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

Creon Raftopolous - Having led up the Scorchers franchise under it’s previous names Guildford Heat and Surrey Heat, Raftopolous achieved a top-four finish with the team in 2012/13 and reached the BBL Trophy final in 2011, before being dismissed ahead of a takeover which saw the club’s name changed to Surrey United. Reforming under the Scorchers name in 2015, Raftopolous was reinstated as head coach following the takeover from Surrey Sports Park.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers ended their 2018/19 campaign with a 90-76 road defeat to Surrey Scorchers.

The two sides were level heading into the final period, before the hosts came out firing in the fourth with a 16-3 spell which proved the decisive factor.

Fred Thomas led all scorers with an efficient 27 points on 52% shooting from the floor.

BOX SCORE

ONE TO WATCH

#15 Tayo OgedengbeScorchers’ longest-serving player was the franchise’s first-ever signing in 2015 and remains a talisman on and off the court. The Surrey captain played in all 33 games for the Scorchers last season, posting an average of 16.9, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

WHAT THEY SAY

“We’re going to prepared and ready to bring it on Friday.”

Gentrey 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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