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Today marks 44 years since basketball team's third Intercontinental Cup

NEWS STORY. 24/06/2022

Real Madrid clinched the decisive win over Argentine side Obras Sanitarias (103-104).

On 24 of June 1978, Real Madrid's basketball team clinched their third Intercontinental Cup. The tournament took place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the madridistas were involved alongside Brazil's Sirio, Italy's Pallacanestro Varese, Rhode Island University in the USA and Argentina's Obras Sanitarias. The Whites and the hosts won their first three games, meaning the winner would be decided in the final round between the two.
 
Coughran, with 26 points, Brabender (25) and Szczerbiak (24) were the madridistas' standout men in the win over Obras Sanitarias, but it was a Prada basket with two seconds to go which made it 103-104. The win put further gloss on a 1978 that also yielded the European Cup a few months earlier. It was also Real Madrid's third successive Intercontinental Cup win.

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