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A tale of two halves for the Antwerp Giants

In their second match-up of the EuroCup the Antwerp Giants showed two faces in their game against Morabanc Andorra. In the opening half – albeit after a slow opening 2 minutes – the Giants stepped to the forefront with strong play by Dudzinski and an excellent entrance by youngster Bleijenbergh to close the little gap…

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No Champions League title for Lojeski and AEK

In the bubble in Athens the home-team AEK was unable to get the Champions League title as they dropped it 85-74 against San Pablo Burgos. AEK got off to an excellent start though and ran out to a 10 point lead at the end of the opening quarter (14-24) before the high-powered offense from Burgos…

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Hans Vanwijn and Dijon capture third place in the 2019-’20 Champions League

Dijon – with Hans Vanwijn in the starting line-up – dominated the game throughout the opening three quarters in their match-up against Casademont Zaragoza and held on in the fourth quarter to capture the third place in the 2019-’20 Champions League with the 70-65 final score. Vanwijn played a game-high 35 minutes and recorded 11…

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Matt Lojeski headed to the 2019-’20 Champions League Finals

In the bubble in Athens the home-team AEK displayed some impressive basketball as they went on to rout Casademont Zaragoza for the 99-75 final score, steaming ahead to the 2019-’20 Champions League Finals in which they’ll face Burgos. AEK led the game from start to finish and even amassed a maximum lead of 34 points…

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Game winning bucket for Sam Van Rossom in Euroleague (VIDEO)

The Euroleague is back ! And the first week of the season offered us a Belgian confrontation between Valencia (with Sam Van Rossom) and ASVEL (with Ismael Bako). Bako played only 8 minutes for ASVEL in which he dished out 2 assists. In the starting lineup, Sam Van Rossom scored the firsts points of the…

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Hans Vanwijn and Dijon head to the Semi-Finals of the Champions League Final 8 Tournament

In what turned out to be a real thriller Hans Vanwijn and Dijon managed to squeeze their way past Turk Telekom in the Quarter-Finals of the 2019-’20 Champions League final tournament with the 82-83 victory. Although Vanwijn struggled a bit with his outside shooting he still managed to finish the game with 9 Points (4/12…

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Giants start EuroCup campaign with a loss on the road

Despite a strong opening half in which the Antwerp Giants gathered a 40-45 lead, they were unable to keep things going and in a pretty rough third quarter for them with plenty of turnovers and 3 missed dunks (2 misses by Fall Faye and one blocked dunk attempt by Bleijenbergh) the Giants saw the hometeam…

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No Champions League this season for Mons-Hainaut

Mons-Hainaut will not be playing in their first ever Champions League competition this season as they lost it 71-86 in the Finals of the Qualifiers against the Danes from Bakken Bears. Mons got the 5 point lead early in the opening quarter but it would turn out to be their only lead in the entire…

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Mons beats Anwil in the Champions League qualifiers (69-81)!

Big performance from Mons this Wednesday evening in Cyprus against Anwil (69-81). Anwil played in the Champions League last season (1 win and 1 loss against Antwerp). For Mons it was the first game ever in the Champions League. After a good start for Anwil (20-17 after 10′), the second quarter was completely in favor…

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Oostende will not go to the Final 8 (VIDEO)

Yesterday, Tenerife defeated Oostende (62-54) and the Spanish team will go to the Final 8 in Athens. The Spanish team started strong the first quarter, and Dario Gjergja could almost only count on Thomas Welsh (6 points in the 1st quarter) to score points for Oostende (17-10 after 10′). But in the second quarter Oostende…