BREAKING: Sheffield Sharks win the cup

The Sheffield Sharks upset the odds and did so in some style as they routed the Mersey Tigers 93-65 to defend their BBL Cup crown in Birmingham.

Although the Sharks started the final as cup holders, the Tigers were strongly favoured as Tony Garbelotto's team aimed to start their pursuit of a quadruple.

But instead they found themselves down early and then trailing by a massive 26 points, 51-25 down, at half-time.

Steve Dagostino was the star of the show, making an incredible eight of 10 from three-point range to power the Sharks, finishing with 35 points and the final MVP award.

Sheffield became the first team in BBL history to win back-to-back BBL Cups.

Read more in Monday's Star.