The BBL Trophy is one of the much-heralded peripheral competitions in British basketball, and has been running for as long as the BBL with a fascinating twenty-six year history.
Last season saw a tense game played out over two legs, with the Newcastle Eagles narrowly beating Marjon Plymouth Raiders 184-177 on aggregate.
The 12 BBL clubs, together with City of Edinburgh Kings, Essex Leopards, Reading Rockets and Worthing Thunder will compete in a knockout competition. The first two rounds will be one-off games before the semi-finals take place over two legs. The final will take place on Saturday 9 March 2013 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. For purchase tickets or for more information, please click here.
The draw for the competition is:
First Round (Box Scores)
Friday 28 December 2012: London Lions 88-92 Cheshire Phoenix
Friday 28 December 2012: Worcester Wolves 90-77 Marjon Plymouth Raiders
Sunday 30 December 2012: Durham Wildcats 73-102 Newcastle Eagles
Sunday 30 December 2012: Essex Leopards 63-105 Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders
Thursday 3 January 2013: Manchester Giants 73-85 One Health Sharks Sheffield (OT)
Saturday 5 January 2013: City of Edinburgh Kings 61-72 Glasgow Rocks
Sunday 6 January 2013: Reading Rockets 68-86 Surrey Heat
Sunday 6 January 2013: Worthing Thunder 84-64 Mersey Tigers
Quarter-Finals (Box Scores)
Friday 25 January 2013: One Health Sharks Sheffield 84-81 Glasgow Rocks (OT)
Friday 1 February 2013: Surrey Heat 66-82 Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders
Friday 8 February 2013: Newcastle Eagles 88-94 Worcester Wolves
Saturday 9 February 2013: Worthing Thunder 61-106 Cheshire Phoenix
Semi-Finals (2 legs) (Box Scores)
One Health Sharks Sheffield v Cheshire Phoenix
1st Leg @ Northgate Arena, Chester - 24th February @ 5.30pm - Phoenix 60-74 Sharks
2nd Leg @ EIS Sheffield - 1st March @ 7.30pm - Sharks 102-74 Phoenix
Sharks win 176-134 on aggregate.
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders v Worcester Wolves
1st Leg @ Worcester University - 1st March @ 7.30pm - Wolves 73-82 Riders
2nd Leg @ John Sandford Centre, Leicester - 2nd March @ 7.30pm - Riders 66-68 Wolves
Riders win 148-141 on aggregate.
Final (Box Score)