London Lions further cemented themselves in British basketball history by becoming the first-ever UK men's team to reach the quarter-final stage of European competition, after a comfortable 100-77 victory over Turkish outfit Turk Telekom.

Last night's victory in the EuroCup follows unprecedented success in the domestic game, with Lions having captured their second straight British Basketball League title at the weekend.

Under the stellar leadership of head coach Petar Bozic, Lions have showcased their exceptional talent throughout the season to capture the league title in dominant fashion, suffering just three losses over the course of the season.

Their journey to the championship was fuelled by standout performances from the entire roster, especially with reigning MVP, Sam Dekker, out injured for significant periods this season.

Boosted by signings such as former NBA shooting guard David Nwaba, who enjoyed stints at the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and LA Lakers, the Lions have been able to attract a string of international talent while also growing and nurturing homegrown stars, such as Gabe Olaseni and Ciaran Sandy.

Despite winning the championship, focus still remains high at the Lions, with European success very much in sight.

They will continue their EuroCup campaign with a one-off tie in the last eight against Romanian side, Cluj-Napoca, and as success in the competition comes with qualification to the EuroLeague, the most prestigious basketball competition outside of the NBA, the Lions are determined to push themselves to the limit in Europe.

Speaking to TNT Sports after their latest victory, Lions head coach Bozic said: "Every day spent with this group is unbelievable for me. The guys came out ready to play. The first half was very efficient and the second half our defence was amazing.

"The guys really show willingness to play together and share the ball. That's the best quality of this team."

The Lions and BBL as a whole have been bolstered by landmark backing from Miami-based private equity firm 777 Partners, investing upwards of £37 million in the last two years, serving as the largest single investor in British Basketball history.