By The Numbers
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 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.
The stage is set for the 2010 EuroChallenge Final Four as Roanne Basket, Scavolini Pesaro ,BG Gottingen and Krasnye Krylia paved their way to the grand performance of the season.
Four teams from four different countries will fight for the crown held by Virtus Bologna.
The last week in the Last 16 brought several episodes that decided the Quarter-Final Round pairs while producing some special numbers.
From the great show of the unknown Nicolas Lang, through a great finish by KK Zagreb's Krunsolav Simon and Basket Roanne's Mouloukou Diabate to the no players in double-digits for Belgacom Liege. These were the numbers of the 6th and deciding week in the Last 16.