Disappointment in Bamberg: Despite being a clear favorite and a high lead in the meantime, the former series champion missed the main round of the Champions League.
Bitter end in the European Cup: Johan Roijakkers.
The team of coach Johan Roijakkers lost against the Lithuanian first division club Juventus Utena in the semifinals of the qualifying tournament in Tallinn / Estonia with 79:83 (43:34).
The francs were already 20 points ahead in the third quarter, but then fell dramatically. In the last quarter, the nine-time German champion scored only 14 points, Bamberg’s best thrower was national player Patrick Heckmann with 16 points.
From a German point of view, only the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg will compete in the Champions League, which will be held parallel to the Euroleague. The two clubs had completed the previous BBL season before Bamberg and were already qualified for the group stage.