Besiktas qualified despite making negative BCL history (infographic)

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Aris Barkas

09/Feb/20 15:45

One of the worst games ever in the Basketball Champions League history didn’t affect Besiktas in the last round of the regular season.

By Eurohoops team/

If you don’t believe in jinxes, there’s a prime example that can make you rethink your position. Just a few days after our feature about Besiktas and the way they were on course to qualify to the Basketball Champions League Round of 16, they did qualify, but also had a game they should want to forget.

Besiktas was defeated by Dijon and scored just 47 points, becoming the seventh team to score less than 50 points in a regular-season BCL game. The all-time negative record still belongs to Opava with 38 points, yet, Besiktas is tied with Skyliners Frankfurt, Orlandina and MHP Riesen for the second-worst offensive performance.

It also has to be noted that the two points scored by Besiktas in the third period are also a negative record in the BCL history, and ironically on the 12th of November, Besiktas was on the opposite side, keeping Falco Sombateli to 49 points in Istanbul.