2021 BBL Trophy First Round Draw
Following tonight’s live draw on the league’s Facebook Page, our Eagles will start their defence of the BBL Trophy with a visit to Bristol Flyers in the First Round.
A single-leg First Round game will be played on the weekend on 5, 6 and 7 February 2021.
Watch the full draw that took place live on the BBL's Facebook Page:
The Trophy is a straight knockout competition, involving all BBL clubs and five invited non-BBL teams.
This year Team Solent Kestrels have received another invitation following on from their runners-up finish last season.
The 2020 Trophy finalists from NBL Division 1 are joined by the fellow invited teams of Derby Trailblazers, Hemel Storm, Reading Rockets and Thames Valley Cavaliers.
In this bracketed tournament, four games stand between all the teams and a place in the 2021 BBL Trophy Final.
First up in the top-half of the brackets, our Eagles look to retain their title against the seven other teams all playing their way to lift the silverware from the following first round tip-offs:
London Lions vs Leicester Riders
Bristol Flyers vs Newcastle Eagles
Cheshire Phoenix vs Hemel Storm
Glasgow Rocks vs Reading Rockets
In the bottom-half and ultimately facing one of the eight teams above in the Final will be one of the following clubs:
Worcester Wolves vs Manchester Giants
Sheffield Sharks vs Plymouth Raiders
Surrey Scorchers vs Thames Valley Cavaliers
Derby Trailblazers vs Team Solent Kestrels
Fixture dates and tip-off times will be set in due course and games will be available to watch on the BBL Player.