Basketball Champions League Day 1 recap – Bologna returns

2018-10-10T23:03:02+00:00 2018-10-10T23:05:54+00:00.

Aris Barkas

10/Oct/18 23:03

What a start for the Basketball Champions League from Athens to Bamberg and from

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It had everything! A winning buzzer beater, a double-overtime, players with long NBA careers and the return of a historic powerhouse.

The first round of Basketball Champions League regular season was full of action and scores that can be important in the future. The home defeats of AEK and Brose Bamberg make things interesting from the get-go and here are the results of all four groups.

BCL 2018-19 – Day 1

Group A
Nizhny Novgorod – Sidigas Avellino 93-100 (2OT)
Ventspils – Anwil 78-99
Banvit – MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 89-76
UCAM Murcia – Le Mans 74-62

Group B
Iberostar Tenerife – Telekom Baskets Bonn 87-68
Umana Reyer Venezia – PAOK 69-59
Opava – Nanterre 92 74-67
UNET Holon – Fribourg Olympic 93-69

Group C
Lietkabelis – Telenet Giants Antwerp 87-91 (OT)
JDA Dijon – CEZ Nymburk 74-63
AEK – Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 75-79
Brose Bamberg – Montakit Fuenlabrada 88-89

Group D
Petrol Olimpija – SIG Strasbourg 71-81
medi Bayreuth – Besiktas Sompo Japan 70-78
Segafredo Virtus Bologna – Neptunas Klaipeda 83-78
Filou Oostende – Promitheas 84-93

And here’s the return of the proud Virtus fans in European competitions. Let the season begin!