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's final saw a tense game played out before a gripped crowd at the Emirates Arena, as One Health Sharks Sheffield narrowly defeated Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 71-69, with BJ Holmes named game MVP after sinking the pair of winning free throws.
The 12 BBL clubs, together with Essex Leopards, Reading Rockets, Leeds Carnegie and Bristol Academy Flyers 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:
London Lions v Worcester Wolves
Plymouth University Raiders v Durham Wildcats
Cheshire Phoenix v Leicester Riders
Manchester Giants v Birmingham Knights
Leeds Carnegie v Glasgow Rocks
Bristol Academy Flyers v Surrey United
Essex Leopards v Esh Group Newcastle
Reading Rockets v One Health Sharks Sheffield