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Preview: Sheffield Sharks v Bristol Flyers

Sheffield Sharks v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
SGS WISE Arena
Friday, January 8th, 7.30pm

Bristol Flyers travel to Sheffield Sharks in the first game of 2016 on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off)

All the key information on Friday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

SHEFFIELD SHARKS
Having banked the BBL Trophy in 2013, Sharks have flirted with making other Finals, but not quite managed to take that final step and last year finished in seventh place in the BBL Championship. Despite their impressive BBL performances, Sharks have won the play-offs just once, defeating Cheshire Phoenix in 2004.

HEAD COACH
Atiba Lyons – Joining Sharks as a player in 2006, Lyons made the step up to coach in 2008. During his tenure, Lyons has won two BBL Cups, one BBL Trophy and led the team to two 2nd place finishes as well as runners-up in the 2011 play-offs.

ONE TO WATCH
Mike Tuck - Tuck is one of the most reliable players in the BBL, having served the club for a number of seasons. The Canadian forward currently averages 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Neil Wilkinson, Kate Webb and Stephen Desmond

LAST TIME OUT
Sharks were able to outscore Flyers 92-61 at the English Insatiate of Sport, Sheffield in April 2015.

DID YOU KNOW?
Since becoming a BBL team in 1994, Sharks have never failed to make the play-offs!

 

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