29 Nov – 1 Dec: What’s coming up in the BBL this weekend?

With the Group Stages of the BBL Cup now at a close, we’re swiftly approaching the first round of the knockout stages with the Quarter Finals taking place this weekend.

We take a quick look at what you can expect this week!


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Friday 29 November 2019
BBL Cup, Quarter Final: Worcester Wolves v Newcastle Eagles (7:30pm)
BBL Cup, Quarter Final: Leicester Riders v London Lions (7:30pm)

Sunday 1 December 2019
BBL Cup, Quarter Final: London City Royals v Cheshire Phoenix (4:00pm)
BBL Cup, Quarter Final: B. Braun Sheffield Sharks v Bristol Flyers (4:00pm)



WORCESTER WOLVES V NEWCASTLE EAGLES

Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: University of Worcester Arena
Competition: BBL Cup, Quarter Final

After securing a home-tie, Worcester Wolves will be hoping to be boosted by an ever-rabid Wolfpack of home fans on Friday when they meet Newcastle Eagles. Last time they met, only three points separated the two teams so it’s no doubt Friday’s clash will be one not to miss.

Last time they met: Wolves 93-96 Eagles (29 March 2019)
Last five meetings: Wolves 1-4 Eagles

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LEICESTER RIDERS V LONDON LIONS

Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Morningside Arena
Competition: BBL Cup, Quarter Final

It was a close call for the 2018-19 BBL Cup champions London Lions, as they just managed to qualify for the knockout stages on the very last game of the Group Stages last Saturday. Now, they’ll be face a tough challenge in the form of Leicester Riders, who finished 1st place in the BBL Cup North Group.

Last time they met: Lions 89-69 Riders (28 April 2019)
Last five meetings: Riders 2-3 Lions

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LONDON CITY ROYALS V CHESHIRE PHOENIX

Date: Sunday 1 December 2019
Time: 4:00pmpm
Venue: Copper Box Arena
Competition: BBL Cup, South Group

There’ll be two reasons why London City Royals will be desperate for the win on Sunday when they meet Cheshire Phoenix. 1) They’re looking to retain the BBL Trophy title having claimed it back in March, and 2) they’ve yet to defeat Cheshire Phoenix since they joined the league last season. Can they pick up their first win against the Nix on Sunday and continue their run to regain the title?

Last time they met: Royals 93-99 Phoenix (25 April 2019)
Last three* meetings: Royals 0-3 Phoenix
*Royals only joined the BBL last season, therefore the two teams have not yet met five times.

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B. BRAUN SHEFFIELD SHARKS V BRISTOL FLYERS

Date: Sunday 1 December 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Ponds Forge
Competition: BBL Cup, Quarter Final

Three out of the last five meetings between B. Braun Sheffield Sharks and Bristol Flyers have ended with very close margins. Their second to last meeting ended with just a one point difference, so it’ll be no surprise if Sunday’s game goes down to the wire again.

Last time they met: Sharks 86-66 Flyers (29 March 2019)
Last five meetings: Sharks 1-4 Flyers

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