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  2. Sheffield Sharks have beaten Newcastle Eagles in last two meetings
  3. Eagles have highest average points per game (93.3)
  4. Sharks have won three out of their last five matches

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BBL preview: Newcastle Eagles v Sheffield Sharks

Second-place Newcastle Eagles will look to build on their 86-83 win over Worcester Wolves on Tuesday when they recovered from a run of three straight defeats.

But Sheffield Sharks beat the Eagles the last time they visited Northumbria University, dumping their hosts out of the BBL Trophy quarter-final, so Newcastle will be hoping to avenge that defeat.

The Sharks sit in fifth place just four points behind tonight's opponents and this is an important game for both sides to try and cement a high finish ahead of the play-offs.

Sheffield Sharks' Mike Tuck
British Basketball

BBC Coverage

Basketball originated, developed and flourished in the United States - but the British game is enjoying a recent surge in attendances at venues across the country.

The BBC is set to broadcast 32 live British Basketball League (BBL) matches this season, including eight games from the British Basketball Women's League (WBBL).

Today's coverage starts at 19:25 BST, when Newcastle Eagles host Sheffield Sharks in the BBL.

Friday, 6 April

BBL- Newcastle Eagles v Sheffield Sharks

19:25-21:30 BST- Connected TV and online

Get Inspired: How to get involved in Basketball

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More than 300,000 people are estimated to play basketball each month in the United Kingdom. All you need is a ball and hoop and there are thousands of outdoor courts across the country where you can play for free, so what are you waiting for?

The British Basketball League (BBL) season runs from September to April, where you can watch the best players and pick up tips, but basketball can be played indoors and outdoors, making it a sport for all seasons.

Find your local club by using the club finders for England Basketball,Basketball Northern Ireland,Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales.