Qualify tonight two Belgian teams for the first time for the 1/8th finals of the Champions League and they write so a piece of Belgian basketbalgeschiedenis? Antwerp Giants may be in the Lotto Arena losses with a maximum of 18 points of Dijon and Oostende to win by 8 points in Bestiktas Istanbul.
“Focus on profit”
The first four are directly placed for the 1/8th finals of the Champions League. In pool C is Antwerp Giants firmly in the fourth spot and it should only take account of Dijon. The French team, with ex-Giants Ryan Pearson and Gavin Ware, counts with two days, two defeats, more than the Inhabitants.
“We won in Dijon with nineteen points. We may in this match, losing by eighteen points. But, as we may the party begin. The focus must be on profit, otherwise it could error due to expire,” realize Ismael Bako.
If the Giants with 20 points or more losses, it should be on the slotspeeldag following week, win at AEK Athens, or hope that Dijon at home lost to Hapoel Jerusalem.
Oostende still has two chances
Oostende is in group D with six impressive wins in a row with 7 to 12 on a with Besiktas Istanbul, with Kyle Gibson (ex-Oostende), shared third place. The kustploeg lost in your own middle with 7 points. If the tonight in the Turkish hell wins by 8 points or more is a ticket for the Last 16 also a fact. With a win, with less than eight points in combination with a defeat of Strasbourg against Bologna brings Ostend is also in the 1/8th finals. At a loss, the decision will be made next week in the ” home against ex-Oostendenaar and Belgian Lion Quentin Serron and Strasbourg.
”After a great remonte and six consecutive European victories, we want to that 1/8th finals of the Champions League. We have two chances to get one victory. As it can tonight, otherwise it must be next week so, but in our Versluys Dôme happen,” says Jean-Marc Mwema of the kustploeg.
Over the past two seasons could Oostende in the new Champions League never progressed to the Final 16. The kustploeg and the renowned Antwerp Giants, who Sunday after winning a place in the final of the belgian Cup, so not much time to enjoy it, let alone recover, can tonight so a little piece of Belgian basketbalgeschiedenis writing. The West-Flemish, and the Inhabitants are, in fact, certainly from the fifth or sixth place in their respective pool, and the safety net of the 1/8th final of the FIBA Europe Cup.