Basketball: Istanbul's Galatasaray win 2016 Eurocup
Host Istanbul team beats French team 78-67 to win the trophy.
ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkey's Galatasaray Odeabank became the 2016 Eurocup basketball champions Wednesday after beating France's Strasbourg team 78-67 in the final game played at the Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall in Istanbul Wednesday.
The Istanbul team beat the visiting French team in the second and last game of the finals.
Head coach Ergin Ataman said: "I am proud of my team, the players, the fans, Galatasaray, and Turkish basketball."
Galatasaray Odeabank have now earned the right to play in the 2016-17 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
Last week in Strasbourg, the French team had downed Galatasaray 66-62 in the first set of the two final matches.