The basketball players of “Tambov” in the last game of the Superleague regular season secured a place in the playoffs! This became known after the victory over Irkut from Irkutsk.
Only “Victoria” allowed the Tambovites to take the eighth line in the table and fight for victory in the Super League. From then on, supported by the public, the basketball players of the first minutes ran to win. Most of the match they were in the lead, however, the advantage did not reach more than 9 points.
“Irkut” constantly closed the gap, so the end of the game was nervous. The people of Tambov suffered several defeats due to excitement in the last minute of the match, but they still held the advantage and won 86:80. The top scorers were Nikita Ivanov (24 points), Roman Balandin (20) and Maxim Khozyashev (15).
In the final standings, Tambov is in eighth place and has the same number of victories as University-Yugra de Surgut, which is in ninth place. Everything was decided by the difference in points between the teams in personal meetings.
Recall that “Tambov” is playing for the first time in its history in the Super League.
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