Leicester Riders have won their first major league cup in over a decade.
They beat Newcastle Eagles 85 to 80 at Birmingham's NIA last night at the British Basketball Cup Final.
Nice to see leicester riders doing so well!!!!!From @shawdon15 on Twitter:
Leicester Rider basketball team have won their match against Newcastle Eagles 85 – 80.
The BBL Cup final was held at the NIA in Birmingham where Leicester Riders sealed a victory.
8000 people are expected tonight at the NIA in Birmingham for the BBL Cup Final. The Riders are in good form - they've won 20 of their last 22 matches. The two teams are joint top of the British Basketball Championships so promises to be an exciting match.
On to Basketball now and it's a big weekend for The Leicester Riders as they take on archrivals Newcastle Eagles in the BBL Cup Final.
It promises to be an exciting game. Rajiv Popat caught up with some of the Riders at training.
Leicester Riders basketball team have made it to the final of the British Basketball League this weekend against Newcastle Eagles in Birmingham.
The team has seen spectator numbers up 18% since the Olympics and nearly 8000 are expected in the crowd on Sunday.