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.
One thing is absolutely guaranteed when Göttingen and Krasnye Krylia lock horns in the Final of EuroChallenge on Sunday night - Lokhalle will be absolutely bursting at the seams and ready to explode with delight should the Violets manage to clip the Redwings of Samara.
For those who might think it's a foregone conclusion after the momentum harvested by hometown Göttingen in the wake of their stunning reversal of fortune in the semi-final against Roanne - think again.
The big Semi-Finals night sent for the first time in the EuroChallenge history a team from Germany to the title game, with a chance to become only the third German team to win a European title, after BG Gottingen used a huge second half to eliminate Basket Roanne.
Krasnye Krylia became the first team out of Russia to reach the gold medal game since 2006 but has a chance to bring a second European title to the city of Samara after the Eurocup Challenge trophy from 2007.
Krasnye Krylia became the first team to punch their ticket for the EuroChallenge 2010 Final after grinding out a hard fought 73-70 win against an injury-hit but gutsy Scavolini Spar Pesaro.
The Redwings continue to fly high after once again relying on their defence and experience to progress.
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