Trae Golden fires in 41 points to set new FIBA Europe Cup scoring record
MUNICH (Germany) - Trae Golden caught fire in leading Bahcesehir College into the Semi-Finals after setting a new FIBA Europe Cup scoring record with an incredible 41 points.
The American set the tone in the first half with 24 points by the break and went on to pass Rashawn Thomas' mark of 40 points with his seventh three-pointer late in the fourth quarter.
Golden also dished out 11 assists for an impressive double-double in his side's 112-90 victory in the second leg away at Ventspils.
He finished with 16-of-25 shooting from the floor having previously netted two 30-point hauls earlier this season.
Most points scored in a single game in FIBA Europe Cup history:
|1.||Trae Golden||Bahcesehir College||41||March, 2020|
|2.||Rashawn Thomas||Dinamo Sassari||40||March, 2019|
|3-5.||Omar Calhoun||Kataja Basket||39||November, 2019|
|Spencer Butterfield||Nanterre 92||39||March, 2017|
|John Roberson||Elan Chalon||39||March, 2017|
|6-7.||Stevan Jelovac||Nizhny Novgorod||38||March, 2018|
|Ivica Radic||SL Benfica||38||November, 2015|
|8.||Terry Allen||Egis Kormend||37||November, 2016|
There was more record feats in the Quarter-Finals, with Golden's teammate Mangok Mathiang tying the competition's rebounding record in a single game with 19 boards in the same contest. Meanwhile, Rob Lowery equaled the assists record after handing out 18 in a 93-87 defeat for Tsmoki-Minsk.