Lokomotiv Kuban sets Eurocup record for most consecutive wins

Feb 04, 2015 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Lokomotiv Kuban sets Eurocup record for most consecutive wins
Eurocup history was made on Wednesday when Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar's 92-79 win over visiting CSU Asesoft Ploiesti set a new standard for consistency in the 14-year-old competition. The victory was Lokomotiv's 16th consecutively in the Eurocup, setting a new competition record. The previous record of 15 straight wins had been established by Khimki Moscow Region last season. Khimki lost its first Eurocup game of the 2013-14 season, but reeled off nine wins in a row to finish the regular season and then won its six Last 32 contests. Lokomotiv did even better, as it started its winning streak in style, downing Uxue Bilbao Basket 64-73 in the 2013 final to claim its first Eurocup title. Lokomotiv went on to play the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in the 2013-14 season, but returned to the Eurocup this season, where it is currently undefeated after 15 games. Head coach Sergey Bazarevich’s men will have a chance to extend the record further when they visit defending champion Valencia Basket in next week's Group N finale, but Lokomotiv has already clinched first place and advanced to the next phase, the eighthfinals, with home court advantage.