Bandirma stirs group with win over AEK

2020-01-14T19:40:11+00:00 2020-01-14T21:55:48+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

14/Jan/20 19:40

Second Basketball Champions League home defeat for AEK comes at the hands of Teksut Bandirma.

By John Askounis/

Traveled to Greece with a 4-6 W-L record in the Basketball Champions League and Teksut Bandirma will return to Turkey up 5-6 thanks to the 96-84 victory against AEK in Athens.

Youngster Sehmus Hazer added on his impressive 2019-20 season with a personal-best 23 points behind 9/11 field goals including 4/5 threes on Tuesday. Jaime Smith knocked down four three-pointers as well en route for 19 points in the Regular Season Round 11 match.

The visitors trailed most of the first half, but a 12-2 closing run to the second quarter turned the game around. A 10-0 run for an 18-point advantage late in the third quarter was another key.

Down 33-17 in terms of rebounding would be a sure loss for any team. In this case, Ilias Papatheodorou’s squad dropped to 7-4 in Group B in spite of Keith Langford’s game-high 27 points.

Hakan Demir’s players even got close to overturning their home loss to AEK, but ultimately settled for the crucial away victory.

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Postgame press conference:

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League