ucp marjon plymouth raiders logoThe 2011-12 British Basketball League season fixtures have just been released with the region's top team UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders pooled in South 2 for the early-term BBL Trophy.


The season gets underway two weeks later than last term with the early exchanges once again dominated by the group stages of the Trophy competition.


The Trophy splits the BBL teams into 4 regional groups (see below) with the teams playing each other both home and away and with the winner of each group progressing to the semi final round.


The BBL Cup gets tips off in late October with the first round involving eight BBL Teams and a Raiders trip to BBL newcomers Durham Wildcats.


The top four teams from last season's BBL Championship table receive a bye to the quarter final round which will be played in mid November. Two legged semi finals will follow before the BBL Cup Final which will be held on Sunday January 15, 2012 at NIA, Birmingham.


The regular Championship season draws to a close on Sunday April 22, 2012 with the top eight teams from the BBL Championship table qualifying for the end of season play offs. Two legged quarter and semi final rounds lead to a single leg playoff final which will be held on Saturday May 12 at NIA, Birmingham.


BBL Trophy Groups:


North 1 - Glasgow Rocks, Newcastle Eagles & Durham Wildcats

North 2 - One Health Sharks Sheffield, Mersey Tigers & Cheshire Jets

South 1 - Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders, Prestige Homes MK Lions & Essex Pirates

South 2 - Guildford Heat, Worcester Wolves & UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders


BBL Cup Draw:

1st Round

Durham Wildcats v UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders

Glasgow Rocks v Essex Pirates

Worcester Wolves v Guildford Heat

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders v Prestige Homes MK Lions


Quarter Final

Mersey Tigers v Wolves or Heat

Newcastle Eagles v Rocks or Pirates

One Health Sharks Sheffield v Wildcats or Raiders (Friday November 4)

Cheshire Jets v Riders or Lions


UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders 2011-2012 full fixtures list


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