This is the first year for the Basketball Champions league over in Europe as it tries to go head-to-head with the Euroleague for supremacy of European basketball. As it so happens, one of Purdue’s own is playing in it and he made history too:
Yep, that’s Chris Kramer. Get him on the court and he’s trouble. He officially f***ed around and got a triple-double with a 16-10-13 for EWE Baskets Oldenburg as they beat Muratbey Usak Sportif of Turkey 106-77.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg now sits in second place in their eight team group just behind ASVEL of France. The next round is complicated, as it is based on a points system I can’t figure out, but as it stands right now Kramer’s team would qualify for the round of 16 - Second Phase, where they would get a home and home matchup against a round of 16 - First Phase winner for the right to go to the quarterfinals.
His next Champions league game is against PAOK in Greece on January 18.