Göttingen, winners of the 2010 edition of EuroChallenge, put themselves on the European map in their first year of international competition.
Long before they made it to the Final Four, which they organised in great fashion and finally won in a thrilling title game against Krasnye Krylia people were already talking about the team from central Germany for several reasons.
The EuroChallenge has new kings in the form of BG Gottingen, who left very little doubt on who's the best team in the competition. In front of thousands of their fans the team of Coach John Patrick brought a historical European title to the club.
This was the third match between the new champs and the runner ups of Krasnye Krylia, and the facts say Gottingen won that unofficial series 2-1 but after losing in overtime in Russia and avenging with a 21 point win in the second leg the finals was just an official stamp on who's the best team in the 2010 edition of the EuroChallenge. Here are the numbers that tell the story of the big final day.
The Gottingen supporters proudly waved violet and white scarves emblazoned with the words ‘It's A Matter Of The Heart' and as far as EuroChallenge Final Four 2010 is concerned there couldn't have been a more apt description.
In a quite wonderful weekend of basketball, Lokhalle played host to a deliciously intense climax of a long and gruelling EuroChallenge season which ended with history being made.
Hosts Göttingen ignited a giant violet and white themed party in the city after being crowned champions of EuroChallenge 2010 with a hard fought and riveting 83-75 win over Krasnye Krylia.
Amidst scenes of jubilation on the final buzzer, Coach Patrick and his players held their first European trophy aloft much to the delight of a near 4,000 fans inside Lokhalle.
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