With the prospect of the Conference Final Four on offer, big game nerves got the better of Keflavik as they took on Benetton Fribourg. The Icelandic side needed to win by 9 points in order to advance, but unfortunately produced one of their worst games of the season.
Fribourg, on the other hand, executed their game plan to perfection. The Swiss team built an early 8-point lead and managed to maintain it comfortably for the entire game.
In FIBA Europe Cup Men action this evening, the Bakken Bears hosted the Icelandic champs Keflavik SC in the deciding game of the Conference West qualifying round.
As the famous Swedish group ABBA said a few years back: "The Winner Takes it all". The winner of the Nordic clash between Bakken Bears and Keflavik - the Danish and the Icelandic champions - will win group A and will for sure qualify for the next round of the FIBA Europe Cup.
Keflavik suffered a tough loss in the FIBA Europe Cup this week, going down by one point to Danish Champs, Bakken Bears.
Bakken came back from a deficit of as much as 13 points to set up a grandstand finish. The difference in the game was a Bakken basket with just 5 seconds on the clock, and Keflavik did not have enough time left to even attempt a game winner.