Turkey's Galatasaray wins Eurocup 2016

Turkish basketball team Galatasaray Odeabank becomes Eurocup champions, beating Strasbourg 78-67 in the final

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Galatasaray's Curtis Jerrells (C) tries to score during the EuroCup basketball final match, SIG Strasbourg vs Galatasaray Istanbul, in Strasbourg, northeastern France, on April 22, 2016.

Updated Apr 28, 2016

Turkey's Galatasaray Odeabank became the 2016 Eurocup basketball champions Wednesday after beating France's Strasbourg 78-67 in the final played at the Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul.

Galatasaray beat the visiting team in the second and last game of the finals.

Head coach Ergin Ataman said: "I'm proud of my team, the players, the fans, Galatasaray, and Turkish basketball."

Galatasaray Odeabank has 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.