Unicaja defeats Patrioti Levice and wins its ticket to the Basketball Champions League


Unicaja de Málaga has won its ticket to the group stage of the Basketball Champions League (BCL) after defeating the Slovakian Patrioti Levice in the final of the qualifying round this Sunday at the Martín Carpena (91-73).

The Andalusian team, which on Friday overwhelmed the Dutch Heroes Den Bosch (114-58), completed the job by getting rid of a rival who was in tow throughout the match. Now, they will join Group G together with French JDA Bourgogne Dijon, Italian Dinamo BDS Sassari and Greek PAOK Thessaloniki.

A good start gave Ibon Navarro’s men a boost, who leaned on the scoring success of Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic, who finished the game with 15 points and a PIR of 19, to leave with a lead of 16 points at the break (52-36). ).

After the break, two consecutive triples by the American point guard Tyson Carter allowed Unicaja to take off even more on the scoreboard, and only the drop in intensity in the final stretch made the Slovaks cut the lead.