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Eurocup, Last 16 - news, articles, results.

January 5, 2011 - Week 6 MVP: Dontaye Draper, Cedevita

A brilliant performance with his team’s season on the line from Cedevita playmaker Dontaye Draper not only lifted his team to victory and the Last 16, but landed him Eurocup Week 6 MVP honors and cemented his arrival as one of the top young guards in Europe. Draper poured in 32 points on 9-of-14 two-point and 3-of-6 three-point shooting in addition to 5 rebounds, 7 assists and just 1 turnover as Cedevita turned away BC Azovmash 88-84. Read more here.

January 4, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 wins Group C!

In a long-awaited showdown, Gran Canaria 2014 became the Group C champion by edging Buducnost m:tel 62-60 at home on Tuesday. The game was originally scheduled to be played on December 21, 2010 but was suspended due to the impossibility of the Montenegrin team to travel to the Canary Islands due to snow storms that closed several airports around Europe. Gran Canaria won Group C with a 4-2 record due to its tie-break advantage against Budivelnik. Read more here.

January 4, 2011 - Gran Canaria vs. Buducnost on Tuesday

The final game of the 2010-11 Eurocup regular season takes place on Tuesday on the Spanish Canary Islands where Gran Canaria 2014 hosts KK Buducnost to determine the outcome of Group C and the last two tickets to the Last 16 stage. The game was originally scheduled to take place two weeks earlier, but was postponed when weather conditions prevented the Montenegrin champs from reaching Gran Canaria. Read more here.

December 21, 2010 - Hemofarm survived despite losing 81-80

Hemofarm Stada advanced to the Last 16, despite losing Tuesday to Asvel Basket 81-80 in a Eurocup thriller. Hemofarm lost the game, but edged out Asvel for second place in Group A on a tiebreaker. Both teams finished with 3-3 records, but because Hemofarm won their first meeting 97-93 in Serbia last month, the 1-point loss still kept it ahead of Asvel in the standings. Teenager Danilo Andusic paced Hemofarm with a career-high 20 points, while Boris Savovic added 16 points and 10 boards and Mustafa Abdul Hamid scored 12, including a key triple to oust the hosts from the competition. Read more here.

December 15, 2010 - Week 5 MVP: Ebi Ere, Pepsi Caserta

An outstanding performance in a winning effort was needed for Ebi Ere of Pepsi Caserta to become the Eurocup regular season Week 5 MVP. Ere helped Caserta to seal a ticket to the Last 16 with a resounding 94-67 home win against Krasnye Krylia. Ere had 32 points on 7-of-9 two-pointers and 5-of-8 three-pointers. He added 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, an assist and 7 fouls drawn to amass a 35 performance index rating, the highest for any Eurocup player on a winning team this week. Read more here.

December 14, 2010 - Hemofarm topped Besiktas 101-100

Hemofarm Stada improved its chances to advance to the Top 16 and moved up to 3-2 in Group B by edging Besiktas Cola Turka 101-100 in Vrsac, Serbia on Tuesday night. Hemofarm will advance to the Last 16 - and Besiktas will be eliminated - if BG Goettingen downs Asvel Basket later on tonight. Boris Savovic paced the winners with 23 points on 10-of-11 free throws. Milan Macvan added 22, Miljan Pavkovic added 16 - all in the second half and overtime -, Mustafa Abdul-Hamid got 12 while Jerome Jordan contributed 10 for Hemofarm. Mire Chatman led Besiktas with 43 points on 12-of-14 two-pointers and 13-of-15 free throws. Read more here.

December 8, 2010 - Week 4 MVP: Primoz Brezec, Krasnye Krylia

A near-perfect performance in a winning effort on Tuesday lifted center Primoz Brezec of Krasnye Krylia to a performance index rating of 40 – the best of the Eurocup regular season so far - to become Week 4 MVP! Brezec led Krylia to a pivotal 83-98 road win over Anwil Wloclawek in Group H by scoring 25 points on 11-of-11 two-point and 3-of-4 free-throw shooting. He added 12 rebounds, an assist, a block and 5 fouls drawn to amass a 40 index rating. Read more here.

December 7, 2010 - Goettingen ambushed Hemofarm 67-79

BG Goettingen remained undefeated in the Eurocup by beating KK Hemofarm Stada 67-79 on Tuesday. Mike Scott and Dwayne Anderson scored 26 points apiece to lead Goettingen, which sits atop Group B with a 3-0 record and a game at hand. The hosts fell to 2-2 in the Group B Standings with the loss and will have another tough matchup next week against Besiktas, while Goettingen could seal its Last 16 ticket with a win against Asvel Basket. Read more here.

December 1, 2010 - Week 3 MVP: Demetrius Alexander, BC Azovmash

demetrius alexanderIn one of the closest races to win the award this season, Demetrius Alexander of BC Azovmash became the Eurocup regular season Week 3 MVP by getting a 36 index. Azovmash was intrumental to lead Azovmash to a critical 86-95 road win against Hapoel Gilboa/Galil with 31 points on 7-of-8 two-pointers, 5-of-7 three-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws. He added 6 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and 3 fouls drawn for a 36 index. Mindaugas Lukauskis of EWE Baskets Oldenburg and Uche Nsonwu of Chorale Roanne also shined this week and each amassed a 35 index. Read more here.

December 1, 2010 - BG Goettingen 68-57 victory over Hemofarm Stada

Dwayne Anderson scored 9 points in a 13-0 fourth-quarter run that lifted BG Goettingen to a 68-57 victory over Hemofarm Stada on Tuesday night. Goettingen led much of the game, but Hemofarm was always close behind, took a 1-point edge briefly in the third quarter and had closed the gap to 1 early in the fourth. That’s when Anderson took over with a pair of emphatic slams on the offensive glass and a clutch triple that shot the lead to 66-52 and allowed Goettingen to celebrate its second win in as many games, while handing Hemofarm its first loss. Read more here.

November 30, 2010 - Regular Season, Week 3

A total of 16 winners in Week 3 reached the halfway mark of the Eurocup regular season on Tuesday with something to build on for the rest of the round. Alba, Benetton, Budivelnik, Galatasaray and Goettingen all remain undefeated - the first two on the road - and alone atop their groups. Meanwhile, Cajasol, Cedevita, Le Mans and Nymburk - the last three knocking off previously undefeated teams - moved up into first-place ties in their groups. Read more here.

November 25, 2010 - Week 2 MVP: Christos Tapoutos, Aris BSA 2003

christos tapoutosAn outstanding performance in a winning effort was required for Christos Tapoutos of Aris BSA to become the Week 2 MVP in a close race for the honor. Tapoutos shined in his team's home win against Hapoel Gilboa/Galil with 25 points, making 9-of-12 two-point shots and 2-of-2 triples. He added 4 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, a block and 3 fouls drawn to reach a performance index rating of 32. Although Vladimir Dragicevic tied for the same index rating, Tapoutos is the MVP because Aris won and Dragicevic's team, Buducnost m:tel, lost against Gran Canaria 2014. The weekly honor goes to the player with the best performance for a winning team. Read more here.

November 23, 2010 - Hemofarm Stada improved to 2-0 in Group B

Hemofarm Stada improved to 2-0 in Group B of the Eurocup on Tuesday night after edging out pesky Asvel Basket 97-93 at the Centar Millenium. Now 2-0, head coach Zeljko Lukajic’s team will head to play BG Goettingen next week feeling as good as one can after a tight defeat of an opponent that did not let down despite a 21-point deficit in the third quarter. Milan Macvan, Marko Sutalo and Bojan Krstovic paced the hosts with 13 points each, while Boris Savovic scored 12 and Danilo Andusovic 10. Macvan aslso totaled 7 rebounds and 8 assists, while point guard Miljan Pavkovic scored 9 points – 6 of them with clutch free throws in the final minutes. Asvel almost made a heroic comeback thanks to point guard Cliff Hammond’s play and 25 points and Andrija Zizic’s 19. Davon Jefferson scored 17 and Mickael Gelabale added 14 for Asvel, who plays Besiktas in Week 3. Read more here.

November 23, 2010 - Regular Season, Week 2

Another 16-game Tuesday in Week 2 of the Eurocoup's regular season offers golden opportunities for teams that won their openers. In a regular season that last just six games, the second one already marks the one-third point in the season. Last year, of the nine teams that won their first two Eurocoup games, eight reached the Last 16. This time, an incredible 10 road wins in opening week increases the odds that more teams will go 2-0, since those 10 all play at home this week. Read more here.

November 17, 2010 - Regular Season Game 1 MVP: PJ Tucker, Aris BSA 2003

pj tuckerAmong plenty of outstanding Eurocup debuts, P.J. Tucker of Aris BSA 2003 earned the Game 1 MVP honor with a performance index rating of 35, the best among almost 350 players who saw playing time on Tuesday. Tucker led Aris to an 88-75 home victory over Azovmash in Group D with 28 points while making 9 of 15 two-point shots as well as his only three-point attempt. The Eurocup weekly MVP honor goes to the best individual performance for a winning team that week. Tucker added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 7 fouls drawn to amass his index rating of 35. Three other players - Matt Walsh of Asvel, A.J. Ogilvy of Besiktas Cola Turka and Marko Popovic of Unics – recorded index ratings of 34. Read more here.

November 16, 2010 - Estudiantes downed PAOK 88-77

Asefa Estudiantes had a good return to the Eurocup after a four-year absence by downing difficult PAOK BC 88-77 in the Spanish capital in Group F on Tuesday. Pancho Jasen paced the winners with 16 points. Nik Caner-Medley added 13, 7 rebounds and 5 assists while Josh Asselin had 12 points for Estudiantes. Lazaros Papadopoulos led PAOK with 24 points and 17 rebounds - but missed his 8 free throw attempts. Todor Gecevski added 15, Rawle Marshall had 13 while Donnie McGrath got 12 for the guests. Papadopoulos shined in the first half and free throws by Justin Gray gave PAOK its biggest lead, 25-31, late in the second quarter. A 10-0 run allowed Estudiantes to get a 37-33 halftime edge and soon got a 55-45 margin after the break. Read more here.

November 16, 2010 - Hemofarm ruined Allen Iverson's debut

allem iversonA thriller with the wrong ending from the home crowd's point of view saw Hemofarm rally from 17 points down in the final quarter to stun Besiktas Cola Turka 91-94 in the much-heralded debut by Allen Iverson for the hosts. Five consecutive three-pointers in the last 2 minutes by Hemofarm finished a comeback from what had been a 82-65 deficit for the visitors with 7 minutes left. Hemofarm made 7 of its 10 three-pointers for the night after that and came away with a good-as-gold road win in Group B. Milan Macvan led the winners with a huge double-double of 17 points, 15 rebounds. Miljan Pavkovic, author of the go-ahead triple with 45 seconds left, had 16 points, Mustafa Abdul Hamid 15, Milos Borisov 14 and Bojan Krstovic 10. For Besiktas, big man Andrew Ogilvy had his own double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Iverson and Serhat Cetin added 15 each and Mire Chatman 13. Read more here.

November 16, 2010 - Regular Season, Week 1: Game Center - Read more here.

October 29, 2010 - Besiktas brings in former NBA star Iverson

allen iversonBesiktas Cola Turka has made the latest and biggest-ever splash in the Eurocup player market by signing legendary guard Allen Iverson to a one-year contract. Iverson (185, 35) is a former two-time MVP of the NBA and is considered among the best players his size ever in basketball. He was the NBA's leading scorer four times, an all-star 11 times and rookie of the year in 1997. He led Philadelphia to the 2001 NBA Finals, his only such appearance in a 14-year career in the competition. Throughout his NBA career, Iverson played for Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. Read more here.

October 14, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season Draw results

The 2010-11 Eurocup is ready to roll after the Regular Season Draw, celebrated on Thursday in Barcelona, produced eight competitive groups that will head into action on November 16. This regular season's 32-team field includes just one of the last eight champions from earlier editions of the competition: Hapoel Jerusalem, which landed in Group G. Read more here.


October 14, 2010 - Eurocup assembly meets before draw

Eurocup clubs met the day before the regular season draw to be presented with the organization's management team, as well as to discuss various administrative issues before the start of the season. During the meeting, club members were given an update on the ongoing research that is being done by Mr. Roberto Branco Martins, from the T.M.C. Asser Institute with regards to the European Social Dialogue in Professional Basketball. Read more here.

October 7, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season Draw set for October 14 in Barcelona

A draw to determine the groups that will make up the Regular Season groups for the 2010-11 Eurocup will be held on Thursday, October 14 at the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at 11:00 Local Time. The list of teams that will make up the 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Seasons is all but complete. The finish of the Eurocup Qualifying Round promoted eight more clubs into the regular season, leaving two more spots that will go to the teams that lose in the third and final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Read more here.

October 7, 2010 - Eight teams make it to Eurocup groups

The Eurocup Qualifying Round has come to a close with eight teams celebrating a berth in the competition's regular season. The second legs of the eight series provided plenty of drama, with only three of the series finishing in sweeps. They were Besiktas ColaTurka and Hapoel Migdal on Tuesday and Benetton B. Bwin, which routed APOEL Nicosia 84-63 on Wednesday. Read more here.

September 17, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup team changes

After the revocation of Maroussi BC's licence to play in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, a resulting open place in the Eurocup Regular Season has been assigned to another Greek team, PAOK BC of Thessaloniki, Euroleague Basketball has announced. All except the two winning teams of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds have places held for them in the Eurocup Regular Season. With the revocation of Maroussi's licence, one of those Eurocup Regular Season places became vacant. Read more here.

2010-11 Eurocup Qualifying Draw

eurocup qfSixteen Eurocup hopefuls now know what it will take to reach the regular season in the competition after learning their opponents in the Qualifying Round. Only half of the teams in the Qualifying Round will survive to take part in the Eurocup Regular Season Draw, scheduled for Monday, October 11, when the 32 teams set to play in the 2010-11 edition will be divided into eight groups. Read more here.

2010-11 Eurocup teams announced

eurocup qfThe teams that will participate in the 2010-11 Euroleague and Eurocup seasons were presented and approved Wednesday at a meeting of the Euroleague Commercial Assetts Board in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 32 teams will play in the Eurocup regular season. The field will be made up of 10 direct qualifiers, 14 others that come from the Euroleague qualifying rounds and 8 more that win their way into the competition from the Eurocup qualifying rounds. A draw for the Euroleague and Eurocoup qualifying round will be held on July 8 in Barcelona, Spain. The Eurocup qualifying round is due to end on Wednesday, October 6 and the Euroleague qualifying rounds on Friday, October 8. Once all the qualifying rounds are finished in early October, a regular season draw to divide 32 teams in regular season groups will be held. The regular season is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 16. Read more here.

Draws for 2010-11 season announced

The first events of the next basketball season, the draws for the 2010-11 Euroleague, Eurocup Qualifying Rounds and EuroChallenge, will be held on Thursday, July 8 at the Mediapro Auditorium, Imagina (Av. Diagonal 177) in Barcelona, Spain. For the fifth consecutive year, the 2010-11 draws may be seen live on Euroleague.net. Immediately after the draw, fans can also see live-streamed interviews on Euroleague.net with Euroleague team coaches and managers giving their impressions of the draw results. Read more here.

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