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  Eurocup  season 2011 / 2012 regular season

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December 23, 2011 - Last 16 calendar, released

The calendar for the second phase of the Eurocup, the Last 16, has been released. Sixteen teams will battle from January 17 to February 28 of 2012 and the two best teams in each of the four groups will advance to the Quarterfinals series, en route to the Eurocup Finals - to happen in Khimki, Russia on April 14 and 15 - for the last four survivors. The first week of games will already feature classics of the competition like Benetton Basket vs. Alba Berlin in Group L, Aris BSA 2003 vs. BC Khimki in Group J or BCM Gravelines vs. Valencia Basket in Group I. The stage is set for the action to resume in the 10th Anniversary of the Eurocup as the Last 16 promises to be full of thrills in the two following months. Read more here.

December 21, 2011 - Eurocup Week 6 MVP: Fabien Causeur, Cholet Basket

fabien causeurThe last week of the regular season completed the chart of the Last 16 teams and the competition is now ready to move on to the second phase! Among the winning teams on Tuesday, Cholet Basket's Fabien Causeur was the best player of the night with an index rating performance of 33, which earned him MVP of the Week honors in Week 6. Causeur led Cholet to a 69-66 home win over PAOK BC, despite having been eliminated earlier. He scored 27 points, pulled 2 boards, dished 4 assists, collected 3 steals and drew 9 fouls to lead his team for a sweet ending to the team's season. Second in line this week was Banvit BK's Chuck Davis with an index rating performance of 32 behind 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Read more here.

December 20, 2011 - Week 6

Cholet Basket 69 - 66 PAOK BC

Cholet ended the regular season with a hard-fought Group B win over PAOK, 69-66, at home on Tuesday night. The hosts worked back from a 15-23 deficit to take the lead at the end of the second quarter then held off Paok’s near comeback at the end. Cholet got a game-leading 27 points from Fabien Causeur, the Eurocup’s scoring leader this season, along with 17 points from James Christopher, including 3 of 4 from downtown. PAOK was led by Ioannis Kalampokis, who had 18 points, and J.R. Giddens, who added 17. With the win, Cholet ended the season at 2-3, while PAOK slipped to 1-4. Read more here.

KK Cibona 78 - 86 Hapoel Jerusalem

Two traditional clubs already eliminated from the Eurocup treated fans in Zagreb to a decent battle on Tuesday, but in the end visiting Hapoel Jerusalem denied a first victory to host Cibona with a 78-86 victory. Hapoel finished the regular season 2-4, good for third place in Group A, while Cibona finished 0-6 despite having won a game in the pre-season Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Brian Randle led the winners with 17 points, while Luke Jackson and Dan Grunfeld had 13 each, and Jarvis Varnado 11. Cibona got 15 points from Brian Chase, 13 from Davor Kus, 12 from Jure Lalic and 11 from Antwain Barbour. Jackson's triple-shot of three-pointers in 67 seconds before halftime gave Hapoel leads it did not relinquish the rest of the way. Read more here.

KK Buducnost Voli 57 - 72 Alba Berlin

Alba Berlin finished the Eurocup regular season as Group H champ thanks to a new win, this time on the road at KK Buducnost Voli by 57-72 on Tuesday night. At the end of the first phase, Alba stands at the top with a 5-1 record while Buducnost, who had also qualified for the Last 16 before the game and needed a 19-point at least to finish first, dropped to 3-3 for second place. In the first half, runs for both sides kept the game rather close, but in the third quarter Alba pulled away for good. Yassin Idbihi led the winners with his 21 points and 7 boards, Marko Simonovic added 14, 12 of them in the first quarter, and Heiko Schaffartzik posted 10. For Buducnost, Aleksa Popovic and Vladimir Tica led the way with 12 points apiece while Cedomir Vitkovac nailed 11. Read more here.

BC Donetsk 80 - 69 BCM Gravelines

BCM Gravelines became the 2011-12 Eurocup regular season Group A champion despite an 80-69 road loss against BC Donetsk in Ukraine on Tuesday. Both teams tied for first place atop the standings, each with a 5-1 record, but Gravelines was first due to its 25-point home win against Donetsk in Week 2. Ramel Curry paced the winners with 21 points. Ivan Radenovic added 15, Darnell Jackson had 13 while Vule Avdalovic got 11 for Donetsk. J.R. Reynolds led Gravelines with 17 points. J.K. Edwards added 13 for the guests. Gravelines rallied from an early eight-poiny deficit to get a 19-24 edge after 10 minutes. Curry led a 9-0 run that put Donetsk back ahead, 28-24. Gravelines trailed until halftime but Yannick Bokolo shined after the break for a 43-46 edge. Read more here.

Asvel Basket 69 - 68 Lukoil Academic

brandon heathA do-or-die survival test for a place in the Last 16 ended in dramatic fashion as Kim Tillie's jumper with three-tenths of a second left in overtime lifted Asvel Basket to a thrilling 69-68 victory over visiting Lukoil Academic of Bulgaria at home on Tuesday in Villeurbanne, France. Asvel not only avoided elimination by finishing with a 4-2 record, but also finished first in Group D in a tie-break over Valencia Basket of Spain, which lost on the road at Telenet Oostende in Belgium. Dijon Thompson's jump hook for the hosts sent the game to overtime, where Asvel led 63-58 halfway through. Bruno Sundov made 2 three-pointers in a minute and then tipped in a miss with 20 seconds left to give Lukoil the lead. Read more here.

Banvit BK 79 - 55 Lokomotiv Kuban

Banvit BK punched its ticket to the Last 16 and then locked up first place in Group E by demolishing Lokomotiv Kuban 79-55 on Tuesday. Despite the loss, Loko also backed into the Last 16 via a three-way tiebreaker that was formed when Gran Canaria beat Fraport Skyliners. Chuck Davis produced 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the hosts, who like Lokomotiv and Granca finished the regular season at 4-2. Kenan Bajramovic added 14 points, Lance Willimas 11, Baris Ermis tallied 10 points and 8 assists and Erkan Veyseloglu and Keith Simmons scored 10 each. Rod Blakney paced Lokomotiv with 12 points and 5 assists. Read more here.

KRKA Novo Mesto 68 - 65 Le Mans

smiljan pavic krka novo mestoKrka Novo Mesto held off a comeback by Le Mans Sarthe Basket to win 68-65 at home Tuesday evening and the enter the Last 16 on a winning note. Le Mans trailed the entire game and finally tied it at 60-60 with 4:17 left in the fourth quarter, but Krka never relinquished the lead. The hosts were led by Smiljan Pavic, who netted 13 points and Jure Balazic, who bagged 11 along with a game-leading 14 rebounds. Taylor Rochestie led Le Mans with 13 points, while Henri Kahudi and Travon Bryant added 10 apiece. Krka, which already qualified for the Last 16, closed the regular season with a 4-2 record; Le Mans finished up 1-5. Read more here.

BC Azovmash 67 - 74 Lietuvos Rytas

renaldas seibutisLietuvos Rytas Vilnius completed its regular season with a perfect record and in first place of Group F after taking a 67-74 away success over Azovmash Mariupol. Renaldas Seibuits led the way for Rytas with 17 points, Tyrese Rice bagged 16 with 7 assists and Lawrence Roberts chipped in 15. Rado Rancik led all scorers with 24 for Azovmash, Artur Drozdov drained 18 with 4 for 6 from beyond the arc and Ratko Varda had 12. Six points scored by Seibutis answered by 4 from Varda gave an early 4-6 advantage to Rytas. Lawrence Roberts with a three-pointer extended to 6-11. Bogdan Bayda nailed one for Azovmash, then back-to-back baskets from Jonas Valanciunas gave a 9-15 cushion to the guests. Read more here.

Spartak St. Petersburg 97 - 77 Benetton

vladimir dragicevicSpartak St. Petersburg completed its Eurocup regular season campaign unbeaten in Group G after downing Benetton Treviso 97-77. Vladimir Dragicevic was the main contributor for the winners with 21 points, Loukas Mavrokefalides added 14, Miha Zupan 12 and Victor Keryu 11, while Patrick Beverley dished 10 assist and Yotam Halperin 8, for a total of 31 for the team. Jobey Thomas bagged 22 points on 6-for-6 shooting from downtown, Sani Becirovic chipped in 16 and Massimo Bulleri nailed 13 for Benetton. A 16-5 run early in the second quarter gave a 45-28 margin to Spartak, but the visitors answered close to halftime with a 0-11 run to finish 47-39 at halftime. Read more here.

December 20, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Game 6: there is no tomorrow!

The 2011-12 Eurocup regular season comes to an end this Tuesday with several teams still fighting for survival and others tying to win their respective groups. As many as 12 teams have already advanced to the next round and nine of them know already their Last 16 groups, but there will be several showdowns all over the competition to keep fighting for Eurocup glory. Action starts at 16:00 CET, as Spartak SPB (5-0) hosts Benetton Basket (3-2) in Group G. Both teams have qualified to the Last 16 but Spartak will fight to finish the regular season undefeated. Read more here.

December 14, 2011 - Eurocup Week 5 MVP: Jeremiah Massey, Lokomotiv-Kuban

jeremiah masseyA well-known big man making his mark with a Eurocup newcomer has taken the Week 5 MVP honor as Jeremiah Massey put Lokomotiv-Kuban on the brink of Last 16 qualification with a huge home win. Massey dominated inside as Lokomotiv walloped visiting Gran Canaria 2014 by 73-51 on Tuesday to take over first place in Group E. Massey was everywhere for Lokomotiv, amassing team highs of 16 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to go with 3 assists and 4 fouls drawn. It all added up to a performance index rating of 28, best among all Eurocup players this week. Following him in second place for Week 5 was Dominic James of Aris B.S.A. 2003 with an index rating of 27 based on his 28 points and 4 assists in a losing cause against Nymburk. Read more here.

December 13, 2011 - Week 5

BCM Gravelines 81 - 77 KK Cibona

rudy jombyBCM Gravelines remained unbeaten through five games in Group A with a tough come-from-behind win over Cibona Zagreb 81-77 on Tuesday. In a thrilling fourth quarter that saw seven lead changes and four ties, the visitors led 69-73 with less than four minutes to play. But Gravelines responded with 10 unanswered points – half of which came from Rudy Jomby – to take over for good. The result also left Cibona winless so far this season. Ludo Vaty starred for the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Jomby added 15, while Andrew Albicy tallied 15 points and 5 assists and J.K. Edwards finished with 12 points. Andrija Zizic scored 20 and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Cibona. Read more here.

Hapoel Jerusalem 68 - 74 BC Donetsk

ramel curryFor the first time in its history BC Donetsk secured its spot in the Last 16 of the Eurocup with a 68-74 road win over Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem in Group A action at Goldberg Arena in the Israeli capital on Tuesday night. Donetsk improved to 4-1 and will join BCM Gravelines as the two qualifying teams from the group, while Hapoel fell to 1-4 and for the second season in a row finish the Eurocup campaign in the regular season. Hapoel needed to delete a 9-point loss from Week 1, but at no point during the game reached the desired gap. The locals held a 64-60 lead with 5:51 to go, but until the very last seconds saw Donetsk go on a 2-12 run to get the sweet win. Read more here.

PGE Turow 73 - 78 KK Buducnost Voli

jermaine andersonBuducnost Voli took a giant step forwards to reach the Last 16 in Group H by downing PGE Turow 73-78 on the road on Tuesday. Buducnost improved to 3-2 in Group H and will qualify today if Alba Berlin beats Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Turow dropped to 2-3 and run out of the chances to make it to the Last 16. Bojan Dubljevic and Jermaine Anderson led the winners with 16 points apiece. Bojan Krstovic and Cedomir Vitkovac each added 13 while Marko Popovic had 10 for Buducnost. Ronald Moore led Turow with 22 points. Giedrius Gustas added 15 while Konrad Wysocki had 13 for the hosts. Buducnost used a 0-8 run to get an early 5-13 margin and kept a 16-24 edge after 10 minutes. Read more here.

PAOK BC 76 - 81 VEF Riga

VEF Riga advanced to the Last 16 in Group B by edging PAOK BC 76-81 in Thessaloniki, Greece on Tuesday. VEF improved to 3-2 in Group B and will be second no matter what. Meanwhile, PAOK dropped to 1-4 and has no chance to make it to the next round. Kristaps Janicenoks paced the winners with 21 points. Kaspars Berzins and Curtis Millage each added 12, Antanas Kavaliauskas had 11 and 10 rebounds while Sandis Valters got 10 points for VEF. Marcus Goree led PAOK with 18 points. J.R. Giddens added 13, Dimos Dikoudis had 11 while Ioannis Kalampokis got 10 for the hosts, that led 21-20 after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Cedevita 68 - 73 Spartak St. Petersburg

vladimir dragicevicSpartak St. Petersburg became the Eurocup regular season Group G champion by edging Cedevita 68-73 in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday. Spartak improved to 5-0 to finish first no matter what while Cedevita dropped to 1-4 and has no chance to make it to the Last 16. Vladimir Dragicevic led the winners with 16 points on 8-of-8 two-pointers. Miha Zupan added 13 for Spartak. Miro Bilan led Cedevita with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Matjaz Smodis added 12 for the hosts. Spartak led 14-20 early in the second quarter but an outstanding Bilan led an 8-0 run that allowed the hosts to get a 27-24 edge. Patrick Beverley and Loukas Mavrokefalidis stepped up late in the first half to give Spartak a 31-37 lead at the break. Read more here.

CEZ Nymburk 78 - 72 Aris BSA 2003

With a fantastic rally at the finish, CEZ Nymburk won its group and advanced to the Last 16 by downing Aris BSA 2003 of Greece by 78-72 at home in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. A smashing 11-0 run, starting with a Tre Simmons three-pointer and ending with a Pavel Pumprla dunk, eclipsed what had been a 67-72 scoreboard in favor of Aris with 2 minutes left. Nymburk improved to 4-1 and clinched first place in Group C for having beaten Aris twice and holding a points advantage against Rudupis of Lithuania. Aris is now tied with Rudupis at 3-2 for the second and final Last 16 spot from Group C. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic 77 - 83 Telenet Oostende

Telenet Oostende scored its first win of the Eurocup season by outlasting Lukoil Academic 77-83 in a thriller that went down to the final minute in Sophia. The visitors led late 69-76, but Lukoil stormed to within 1 twice in the final minute. However a crucial turnover down 2 with 18 seconds left rued the hosts and Chris Booker iced the Oostende win from the line with 12 seconds remaining. The win lifted Oostende to 1-4, but the team had already lost any hope of reaching the Last 16. Booker paced Oostende with 18 points and 7 rebounds, Kennedy Winston added 15 points, Veselin Petrovic scored 13 and Dragisa Drobnjak 11. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban 73 - 51 Gran Canaria 2014

jeremiah masseyLokomotiv Kuban got a huge 73-51 success over Gran Canaria 2014 in Group E to become the exclusive group leader with a 4-1 record, while Granca slipped to 3-2. Jeremiah Massey contributed to the win with a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds and an index rating of 28. Ali Traore added another 14 points and 11 boards. Maxim Shelketo scored 13 and Rod Blakney 11 for the victors. The visiting team got 16 points from Marquez Haynes, while Juan Palacios added 9 points and Spencer Nelson pulled down 11 boards. Read more here.

BC Khimki 76 - 70 Cholet Basket

kresimir loncarBC Khimki beat Cholet Basket 76-70 to wrap up first place in Group B, while damaging the visitors chances to reach the next stage. Kresmir Loncar led the way for the winners with 20 points on 8-for-12 two-point shooting. Anton Pushkov and Chris Quinn added 13 points apiece and Vitaly Fridzon tallies 11 with 5 assists. Fabien Causeur confirmed his all-around skills with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 fouls drawn to lead Cholet. Robert Hite bagged 15, Luc-Arthur Vebobe 14 and Randal Falker 10. Khimki tried to escape during the second quarter with a 15-4 run for a 35-27 lead, but a 3-13 Cholet run capped by back-to-back triples from Hite made it 53-54 late in the third quarter. Read more here.

December 12, 2011

Lietuvos Rytas 82 - 72 KRKA Novo Mesto

tyrese riceLietuvos Rytas Vilnius downed Krka Novo Mesto 82-72 on Monday to clinch first place in Group F. Rytas remains perfect with a 5-0. Krka slipped to 3-2, but has already qualified to the Last 16 round. Tyrese Rice led the winners with 16 points and 7 assists, Renaldas Seibutis scored 14, Mindaugas Katelynas netted 10 and Lawrence Roberts pulled down 10 boards and posted 9 points. Jimmy Baxter was the main contributor for Novo Mesto with 14 points, Smiljan Pavic drilled 13 with 9 boards and Mustafa Abdul Hamid netted 11. Krka Novo Mesto took a 23-32 margin after a 7-0 run early in the second quarter, but a 24-8 run that bridged the last two quarter gave a 73-61 advantage to Rytas at the midway point of the last quarter and the hosts controlled the game till the final buzzer. Read more here.

December 7, 2011 - Eurocup Week 4 MVP: Nikola Vucevic, KK Buducnost Voli

nikola vucevicWith Week 4 in the regular season arrived the first teams to advance to the Last 16. Despite winning its game however, KK Buducnost Voli still could not advance to the next round, but Nikola Vucevic emerged as the leader of the team on court and earned MVP of the Week honors thanks to an index rating performance of 36, the most among players in winning teams and, this week, also of any team. Vucevic scored 22 points with 7 of 8 two-point shots and 8 of 8 free throws, pulled 10 rebounds, dished 2 assists and drew 5 fouls which amounted to the best individual performance of the week. Next in line were Cholet Basket's Fabien Causeur, PGE Turow's David Jackson and KRKA Novo Mesto's Jure Balazic, all with an index rating performance of 28. Read more here.

December 6, 2011 - Week 4

PGE Turow 91 - 87 Alba Berlin

In arguably one of the best games in this Eurocup season, PGE Turow rallied from a 17-point deficit to edge Alba Berlin 91-87 in double overtime in Poland on Tuesday. Turow moved up to 2-2 in Group H to tie for Buducnost for second place in this group. Meanwhile, Alba dropped to 3-1 but will advance to the Last 16 if it wins one of its two remaining games. David Jackson paced the winners with 23 points and 8 rebounds, including a layup-plus-foul that sealed the outcome late in the second overtime. Konrad Wysocki added 19 points, Daniel Kickert, who went scoreless in the opening 38 minutes, had 16 while Ronald Moore got 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Turow. Read more here.

Valencia Basket 83 - 59 Lukoil Academic

andre owensValencia Basket got closer to clinch a Last 16 spot in Group D by thrashing Lukoil Academic 83-59 at home on Tuesday. Valencia moved up to 3-1 and will qualify to the Last 16 with another win. Meanwhile, Lukoil dropped to 1-3 and may be mathematically out if it loses next week. Tiago Splitter paced the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds in his last game with Valencia. Stefan Markovic and A.J. Ogilvy each added 11 while Serhiy Lishchuk and Rafa Martinez had 10 apiece for Valencia. Bruno Sundov had 17 points for Lukoil while Lamont Mack added 10. Splitter allowed Valencia to get a 18-11 margin at the end of the first quarter. Read more here.

Aris BSA 2003 79 - 58 GasTerra Flames

christos tapoutosAris BSA 2003 remained alive to take top honors in Group C of the Eurocup with a convincing 79-58 victory at home over GasTerra Flames. Christos Tapoutos scored 14 points to pace four Aris scorers in double figures in pushing the Greek club’s record to 3-1. Dominic James tallied 13 points while Sergio Kerusch scored 9 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter and Sam Muldrow chipped in 10 points. GasTerra was eliminated from the Last 16 by dropping to 0-4 in the group despite 17 points from David Bell and 14 points by Avis Wyatt, while Alex Wesby scored 11. Read more here.

KK Cibona 76 - 78 BC Donetsk

Banvit BK lived to fight long-term in Group E as it handed Gran Canaria its first loss of the season with a resounding 79-54 decision at home in Bandirma, Turkey on Tuesday. Banvit took over the game the second quarter and never looked back while running its record to 2-2. Gran Canaria, which could have qualified early for the Last 16 with a victory, fell to 3-1. Keith Simmons led four double-digit Banvit scorers with 18 points. Kenan Bajramovic added 14 and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Cliff Hammonds had 11 points and dished 7 assists, while Chuck Davis scored 10. Gran Canaria got 13 points from Juan Palacios, but he was the only visiting player to score more than 8 points as Banvit's defense stopped the rest. Read more here.

Banvit BK 79 - 54 Gran Canaria 2014

keith simmonsBanvit BK lived to fight long-term in Group E as it handed Gran Canaria its first loss of the season with a resounding 79-54 decision at home in Bandirma, Turkey on Tuesday. Banvit took over the game the second quarter and never looked back while running its record to 2-2. Gran Canaria, which could have qualified early for the Last 16 with a victory, fell to 3-1. Keith Simmons led four double-digit Banvit scorers with 18 points. Kenan Bajramovic added 14 and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Cliff Hammonds had 11 points and dished 7 assists, while Chuck Davis scored 10. Gran Canaria got 13 points from Juan Palacios, but he was the only visiting player to score more than 8 points as Banvit's defense stopped the rest. Read more here.

CEZ Nymburk 80 - 83 BC Rudupis

Another would-be Last 16 qualifier was denied and Group C became a battle to the finish as Rudupis ambushed previously undefeated CEZ Nymburk 80-83 on the road in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. The Lithuanian squad evened its record at 2-2 behind 19 points and 5 assists by Gintaris Kadziulis, including 3-for-5 accuracy from downtown. Arminas Urbutis added 17 points and 11 rebounds for a huge double-double. Dainius Salenga added 14 points and Gediminas Orelik 11, including a key three-point play in the waning seconds. Nymburk, whose record fell to 3-1, lost its chance to qualify early for the Last 16. The hosts were led by Petr Benda, who knocked down 24 points. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas 87 - 49 Le Mans

jonas valanciunasLietuvos Rytas romped to an 87-49 victory over Le Mans on Tuesday at Siemens Arena to remain undefeated in Group F and lock up a berth in the Eurocup Last 16. The hosts scored the first 8 points and made it 15-2 en route to a one-side win that saw the lead hit the 40-point mark in the third quarter. Rytas made 8 of 15 three-pointers (53%) and outrebounded Le Mans 45-26. Predrag Samardziski and Renaldas Seibutis scored 14 points each for the winners, Jonas Valanciunas tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds, Arturas Jomantas scored 12 and Tyrese Rice posted 10 points and 6 assists. J.P. Batista netted 10 for Le Mans in defeat. Read more here.

BC Khimki 89 - 65 PAOK BC

thomas kelati bc khimkiBC Khimki became the first team to reach the Last 16 after downing PAOK Thessaloniki 89-65 on Tuesday afternoon in Group B. Khimki is still unbeaten with a 4-0 record, while PAOK has just one win so far. Thomas Kelati led five Khimki scorers in double figures with 16 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting, Vitaly Fridzon bagged 14, Sergey Monya and Zoran Planinic netted 13 apiece, while Kresmir Loncar amassed 13 points and 11 rebounds. Dimos Dikoudis scored 13 points for PAOK, Rashad Wright added 11 and Michalis Giannakidis 8. A 14-2 second-quarter Khimki run made it 36-23 at halftime. Read more here.

November 30, 2011 - Eurocup Week 3 MVP: Nik Caner-Medley, Valencia Basket

nik caner medleyThe third week of games in the Eurocup regular season saw as many as 10 road wins in 16 games, proving that there are no clear favorites regardless where the games are played. One of the road winners was Valencia Basket as forward Nik Caner-Medley led the performance of the team at Lukoil Academic for the win and an index rating performance of 29, that earned him the weekly MVP honors among those players in winning teams. Caner-Medley scored 27 points including 8 of 10 two-pointers and 3 of 5 threes, pulled 4 boards, had 2 steals and 1 block. After him was BC Donetsk's Ramel Curry with his 26 index rating performance behind 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Read more here.

November 29, 2011 - Week 3

GasTerra Flames 51 - 58 Aris BSA 2003

Aris BSA 2003 held on for a tough 51-58 victory at GasTerra Flames on Tuesday. Sam Muldrow scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Aris to its second win in three Group C games, which is good for second place at the halfway point in the regular season. After a very tight first half, which ended with the visitors up 20-22, Aris pulled away and took a double-digit lead in the third and upped it to 15 in the fourth. Jason Dourisseau led an impressive Flames’ comeback to within 3, but Aris had just enough down the stretch to lock up the win. Dimitris Vergins added 11 points and Ronald Davis had 7 points and 8 rebounds for the victors. Read more here.

Hapoel Jerusalem 75 - 91 BCM Gravelines

BCM Gravelines beat Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 75-91 on the road Tuesday evening at Goldberg Arena in the Israeli capital to improve to 3-0 and secure sole possession of first place in Group A. Although the visitors led from start to finish, Hapoel fought back from a 41-53 halftime deficit to reach 57-59 midway in the third quarter. But whenever the hosts got close, Gravelines had the answer, especially from downtown, where it doubled the home team’s output by hitting 14 triples. Rudy Jomby led Gravelines with 19 points, including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc, while Andrew Albicy added 18 points and Juby Johnson scored 12. Read more here.

BC Donetsk 98 - 81 KK Cibona

BC Donetsk improved its chances to make it to the Eurocup Last 16 in competitive regular season Group A by thrashing Cibona 98-81 in Ukraine on Tuesday. Donetsk moved up to 2-1 in Group A while Cibona dropped to 0-3. Cibona will be mathematically out of the competition if it loses against Donetsk in Zagreb, Croatia next week. Ramel Curry led the winners with 23 points. Ivan Radenovic and Vyacheslav Kravtsov each added 15, Michael Lee had 13 while Maksym Pustozvonov got 10 for Donetsk. Davor Kus led Cibona with 14 points. Antwain Barbour and Andrija Zizic each added 12 while Brian Chase had 10. A free throw by Marin Rozic gave Cibona its only lead, 10-11, midway through the first quarter. Curry and Lee stepped up to make Donetsk get a 21-17 margin after 10 minutes. Read more here.

VEF Riga 69 - 53 Cholet Basket

courtney sims vef rigaVEF picked up its second win in Group B and dropped Cholet Basket to 0-3 with a 69-53 victory on Tuesday in the Latvian capital. Courtney Sims posted 14 points and 9 rebounds, Antanas Kavaliauskas added 13 and 8, Tyler Cain 12 and 6 and Kristaps Janicenoks tallied 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. Cholet started strong behind center Romain Duport, but in a seesaw battle, Riga led by 6 after 10 minutes and Cholet by 4 at halftime. Riga stormed ahead to a double-digit advantage in the third quarter and then opened the fourth with an 11-1 run to essentially ice the win. Read more here.

BC Rudupis 79 - 91 CEZ Nymburk

petr benda cez nymburkCEZ Basketball Nymburk took a giant step to make it to the Eurocup Last 16 in regular season Group C by downing Rudupis 79-91 in Lithuania on Tuesday. Nymburk improved to 3-0 to stay atop the standings while Rudupis dropped to 1-2. Both teams are set to meet again in the Czech Republic next week, where Nymburk could mathematically seal a Last 16 spot. Petr Benda paced the winners with 22 points on 10-of-14 two-pointers. Tre Simmons added 18, Lamayne Wilson had 13 while Pavel Pumprla and A.J. Abrams each got 12 for Nymburk. Edgaras Zelionis led Rudupis with 18 points. Adas Juskevicius added 15 while Dainius Salenga and Gediminas Orelik each had 11 for the hosts. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic 64 - 72 Valencia Basket

Valencia Basket got a crucial 64-72 away win over Lukoil Academic on Tuesday, in Sofia, Bulgaria, to go atop the Group D table with a 2-1 record. Academic opened the scoring from downtown before a 0-12 run for Valencia gave it the lead and they never looked back! Nick Caner-Medley had an outstanding performance by draining 27 points in 23 minutes, Tiago Splitter amassed 9 points and 12 rebounds and Nando De Colo chipped in 8 for Valencia. Todor Stoykov paced Academic with 17 points, Bozidhar Avramov nailed 13 and Damjan Stojanovski 8. Read more here.

BC Azovmash 66 - 71 KRKA Novo Mesto

Making a big move in Group F despite not having won a home game yet, Krka Novo Mesto held on to beat BC Azovmash 66-71 by leading from the opening tipoff to the final buzzer on the road Tuesday in Mariupol, Ukraine. The victory was Krka's second in a row away from Slovenia and gave at least sole possession of second place in Group F with a 2-1 record. The visitors overcame a huge effort by Ricky Minard of Azovmash with a balanced attack led by Zoran Dragic, with 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Jimmy Baxter scored 13. Minard scored 31 points on 5-for-11 shooting from downtown and added 11 rebounds for Azovmash, whose record fell to 1-2. After leading 27-42 at the end of the first half, Krka withstood a furious rally by Azovmash, led by a relentless Minard, that cut the lead to 56-57 with 8 minutes left. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban 83 - 60 Fraport Skyliners

Lokomotiv Kuban raised its record to 2-1 in Group E by outlasting Fraport Skyliners 83-60 on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia. Jeremiah Massey led the way for Lokomotiv with 18 points and 7 rebounds, Ali Traore amassed a double-double of 17 point and 10 boards, Lionel Chalmers drilled 17 with 5-for-7 shooting from downtown and Maxim Grigoryev had 10. Quartez Robertson drilled 15 for the visitors, Jermareo Davidson and Johannes Herbert netted 11 apiece and Michael “Juice” Thompson added 9. The gusts took a 21-26 early advantage in the second quarter, but a 15-0 Lokomotiv run late in the quarter changed the momentum of the game, with the home team leading 42-33. Read more here.

Spartak SPB 75 - 62 FC Bayern Munich

patrick beverley spartakSpartak St. Petersburg remains perfect atop Group G with 3-0 record after downing Bayern Munich 75-62 on Tuesday afternoon. Patrick Beverley led the way for Spartak with 17 points and 6 rebounds, Loukas Mavrokefalides scored 13, Viktor Keyru 11 and Yotam Halperin tallied 9 points and 6 assists. Robin Benzing led Bayern with 16 points, Chevon Troutman bagged 15 and Jan Jagla drilled 12 with 8 boards. A 16-3 Spartak run highlighted by Mavrokefalides, Keyru and Vladimir Dragicevic gave the hosts a 36-22 margin late in the second quarter. Read more here.

November 24, 2011 - Khimki, Russia to host 2012 Eurocup Finals

Euroleague Basketball has announced that the 2011-12 Eurocup season’s crowning event, the Eurocup Finals, will take place in Russia for the first time ever, as Khimki will host the event on April 14 and 15, 2012. The newest Eurocup champion will be crowned at the 5,000-seat Basketball Center of Moscow Region, the homecourt of Eurocup powerhouse BC Khimki. The two-day, four-team tournament will feature semifinals on Saturday, April 14 leading to the next day's title game, whose winner will not only lift the Eurocup trophy, but also qualify for the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague! Read more here.

November 23, 2011 - Eurocup Week 2 MVP: J.R. Giddens, PAOK BC

jr giddensAction kept on going strong in Week 2 of the Eurocup regular season, and so did PAOK BC's J.R. Giddens, who, with an index rating performance of 32, earned MVP of the Week honors, an award to which only players from winning teams are eligible. Giddens scored 22 points including 3 of 3 from the arc, pulled 12 rebounds and had 2 steals for the best individual winning performance of the week. Following Giddens was Lokomotiv Kuban's Jeremiah Massey with an index rating performance of 31, thanks to his also 22 points and 12 rebounds. KRKA Novo Mestos's Allan Ray was third in line with an index rating of 26 including 6 of 8 triples. Read more here.

November 22, 2011 - Week 2

PGE Turow 67 - 66 Dexia Mons-Hainaut

ronald mooreA battle for their first victory of the Eurocup season saw two Group H teams endure three lead changes in the final 17 seconds before Ronald Moore's game-winner lifted PGE Turow to a thrilling 67-66 triumph over Dexia Mons-Hainaut of Belgium on Tuesday in Zgorzelec, Poland. Turow will share second place in Group H with a 1-1 record, while Mons still searched for a first victory that the visitors surely felt they had on Tuesday. A.J. Slaughter hit what had seemed like the winning shot with 6 seconds on the clock to give Mons the lead, but Moore needed just half that time to go the other way and make his first points the decisive ones. Read more here.

Hapoel Jerusalem 89 - 73 KK Cibona

brian randleHapoel Migdal Jerusalem celebrated its debut win in the 2011-12 Eurocup season with an 89-73 victory over Cibona Zagreb in Group A on Tuesday evening at Goldberg Arena in Jerusalem, Israel. With the win Hapoel improved to 1-1, while Cibona dropped to 0-2. A big 20-0 run in the second quarter allowed Hapoel to take a double-digit lead and walk to the half time break up 14. Cibona managed to cut the margin by half inside the closing quarter, but Jarvis Varnado and Dan Grunfeld helped Hapoel to stay on top. Brian Randle led Hapoel with 16 points, Varnado had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Read more here.

Cedevita 70 - 64 FC Bayern Munich

dontaye draperA host that reached the Eurocup Finals in its first season last year turned back a newcomer aiming for similar success as Cedevita topped visiting F.C. Bayern Munich 70-64 on Tuesday in Zagreb, Croatia. Cedevita improved to 1-1 in Group G, while Munich falls to the same record. Munich took brief leads in the second and third quarters, but could never get ahead much on the scoreboard due to woeful 1-for-12 three-point shooting. Cedevita got 15 points and 4 assists from Dontaye Draper, last season's Eurocup MVP. Marino Bazdaric followed with 11 points, including a crucial three-pointer midway through the fourth quarter, while Chris Warren added 10 and 6 rebounds. Read more here.

CEZ Nymburk 93 - 60 GasTerra Flames

tre simmonsCEZ Nymburk overwhelmed Gasterra Flames 93-60 at home in Nymburk, Czech Republic, to take sole possession of first place in Group C with a 2-0 record. Tre Simmons and A.J. Abrams led the hosts with 18 points apiece, as the latter hit a perfect 5 of 5 from downtown. Pavel Pumprla, Lamayne Wilson and Mike Lenzly added 12 points each for the winners. David Bell's 18 points led the losers, which are now last in the group at 0-2. Gasterra kept it close until the middle of the third quarter, when Nymburk hit the gas and the visitors could not find the basket, scoring a mere 5 points in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas 83 - 55 BC Azovmash

Lietuvos Rytas took the showdown between previously undefeated teams in Group F by thrashing Azovmash 83-55 in Vilnius, Lithuania on Tuesday. Rytas is now the exclusive leader atop this group at 2-0. Ronnie Seibutis paced the winners with 17 points. Mindaugas Katelynas added 15, Jonas Valanciunas has 12 while Predrag Samardziski pulled down 11 rebounds for Rytas. Ricky Minard led Azovmash with 12 points, Hasan Rizvic added 11 and Daniel Ewing 10 for the guests, that were outrebounded by 50-34 tonight. Azovmash's defense allowed the guests to control the game in the early going and a three-pointer by Igor Zaytsev gave his team a 10-16 margin after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic 66 - 62 Asvel Basket

lamont mackLukoil Academic Sofia edged 66-62 Asvel Basket at the end of a back-and-forth game to become the Group D leader with a 2-0 record. Academic started strong and took an early 17-4 lead. Asvel came back to tie the score at 19-19, but the hosts escaped again early in the third quarter, 44-28. Asvel climbed within 48-42, but Academic held on and pushed ahead 55-44. Another 9-0 Asvel run opened a thrilling finale where the free throws were crucial. Brandon Heat led the way for the winners with 18 points on 4 of 8 from downtown, Lamont Mack added 13 while Dejan Stojnovski nailed 8. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban 75 - 67 Banvit BK

jeremiah masseyLokomotiv Kuban outlasted Banvit BK 75-67 in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday to improve to 1-1 in Group E. Banvit also dropped to 1-1. Jeremiah Massey led the winners with 22 points, 12 rebounds and a performance index rating of 32, Rod Blakney added 13 points, Maxim Sheleketo 11 and Ali Traore and Maxin Grigoryev drilled 10 each. Chuck Davis scored 15 for Banvit, Baris Ermis added 14 and Keith Simmons chipped in 12 others. The hosts tried to escape early in the game with a 12-0 run, but Banvit was back ahead 52-53 early in the third. A crucial 14-2 Lokomotiv run to start the last quarter made the difference. Read more here.

BC Khimki 90 - 70 VEF Riga

BC Khimki raised its record to 2-0 in Group B by downing VEF Riga 90-70 on Tuesday in its home opener. Now Khimki is the exclusive leader of Group B. A 21-8 run - highlighted by three long distance shots nailed by Tomas Kelati – to start the second half iced the game for Khimki, which finished the third quarter leading 72-56. Vitay Fridzon and Kresmir Loncar led Khimki scoring 11 points apiece, Sergey Monya and Zoran Planinic added 10 each, Chirs Quinn and Tomas Kelati each netted 9, while Alexey Zhukanenko and Timofey Mozgov scored 8 to complete an outstanding team effort. Courtney Sims led all VEF Riga scorers with 18 points, Kristaps Janicenoks added 15 with 7 rebounds and Tyler Cain amassed 9 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

November 16, 2011 - Eurocup Week 1 MVP: Tony Parker, Asvel Basket

tony parker asvel basketA Eurocup debutante managed to soar over all other players in the opening week as Asvel Basket superstar Tony Parker racked up a performance index rating of 40 to become Week 1 MVP. Parker was the main force behind Asvel's first home win over Valencia Basket by scoring 34 points behind 8 of 15 two-point shots, 3 of 4 threes, 9 of 10 free throws, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Parker was the catalyst of a collective effort that allowed his team to grab a first win this season. Following Parker in the list of top performances this opening week, Cholet Basket's Fabien Causeur was second with a close performance index rating of 36. Lokomotiv Kuban's Jeremiah Massey was third in line with his 31 index performace. Read more here.

November 15, 2011 - Week 1

VEF Riga 80 - 74 PAOK BC

courtney sims vef rigaVEF Riga survived a tough test in difficult Group B by edging PAOK BC 80-74 in the Latvian capital on Tuesday. Courtney Sims led the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Curtis Millage had 14 of his 18 points in the final 15 minutes to lead VEF in crunch time. Dairis Bertans added 14 points while Antanas Kavaliauskas got 11 for VEF. JR Giddens led PAOK with 17 points. Marcus Goree added 16, Dimos Dikoudis had 12 while Rashad Wright got 11 for the guests. Giddens and Dikoudis helped PAOK to get a 15-19 edge late in the first quarter. An outstanding Kavaliauskas allowed VEF to tie the game, 23-23, after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Bayern Munich 72 - 62 Benetton Basket

Eurocup debutante FC Bayern Munich managed to pull its first win ever in the competition by getting rid of Benetton Basket at home on Tuesday night, 72-62. The win allows Bayern to start with a 1-0 record in Group G, while Benetton will stay at 0-1. Benetton took the lead early in the game, but soon Bayern jumped ahead and never looked back. Jekel Foster led the winners with 14 points, Jan Jagla added 12, Chevon Troutman had 11 plus 10 boards and Jonathan Wallace chipped in with 10. For Benetton, only Alessandro Gentile scored in double digits leading all scorers with his 19 points. Read more here.

Cholet Basket 63 - 75 BC Khimki

timofey mozgov bc khimkiBC Khimki Moscow Region had a strong start in the 2011-12 Eurocup by downing Cholet Basket 63-75 in France in Group B on Tuesday. Khimki became the first team to register in road win in Group B. Timofey Mozgov paced the winners with 21 points. Vitaly Fridzon added 15 while Sergey Monya had 11 for Khimki. Fabien Causeur led Cholet with 31 points on 12-of-17 shooting. Robert Hite added 10 for the hosts. Khimki had a strong start but Causeur brought Cholet within 16-20 after 10 minutes. Khimki managed to keep the lead throughout the second quarter but Cholet got within 34-35 at halftime. Monya had 8 points, including back-to-back triples, in an 1-14 run that broke the game open, 45-66, early in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

Asvel Basket 87 - 78 Valencia Basket

tony parker asvel basketWith a virtuoso performance from one of its owners, Asvel Basket delighted its home fans by downing two-time champion Valencia 87-78 on Tuesday in the Group D opener for both teams. Point guard and part-owner Tony Parker hit back-to-back three-pointers with under 4 minutes left to break open what was a two-point game, 69-67, before those shots. Parker finished with 34 points, with 13 in the final 4 minutes. Ronny Turiaf added 12 points for Asvel, Dijon Thompson and Edwin Jackson 11 each, and Kim Tillie 10. For Valencia, Nik Caner-medley downed 19 points, Serhiy Lishchuk had a double-double of 16 and 12 rebounds, while Rafa Martinez added 12 points, Stefan Markovic 10. Read more here.

BC Donetsk 80 - 71 Hapoel Jerusalem

vule avdalovic bc donetskBC Donetsk started the Eurocup season in style by beating Hapoel Jerusalem 80-71 in their Group A contest. Dmytro Gliebov scored 15, Vule Avdalovic 14 and Michael Lee grabbed 13 rebounds to help lead the winners. The game was tied at 43-43 midway through the third quarter, but Gliebov and Avdalovic heated up and put the game away. Donetsk was strong underneath – it outrebounded Hapoel 46-35 and got 5 blocked shots from Viacheslav Kravtsov – and benefitted from Jerusalem’s awful outside shooting (3 of 16 for three-points; 18.8%). Ramel Curry added 11 for the winners. D.J. Strawberry paced Jerusalem with 22 points and Yuval Naimy scored 17. Read more here.

KK Cibona 71 - 101 BCM Gravelines

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque sent a message that echoed all around the competition and grabbed its first road win in Group A by thrashing Cibona 71-101 in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday. Andrew Albicy led the winners with 21 points. Cyril Akpomedah added 18, Juby Johnson had 11 while Yannick Bokolo got 10 for Gravelines, that downed 15-of-32 three-pointers and outrebounded Cibona by 30-40. Marin Rozic led Cibona with 18 points. Pavle Marcinkovic had 12, Andrija Zizic added 11 while Davor Kus got 10 for the hosts. Albicy led a 0-13 run that Dounia Issa capped with a three-pointer to break the game open, 13-32, early in the second quarter. Read more here.

Banvit BK 73 - 72 Fraport Skyliners

In the first-ever Eurocup matchup between them, Banvit squeaked by Fraport Skyliners 73-72 at home in Bandirma, Turkey on Tuesday to take a quick share of first place in Group E. Lance Williams scored 20 points on 8-for-11 two-point shooting, including the decisive free throw with 20 seconds left, to lead the winners. Serkan Erdogan added 15 points and Keith Simmons finished with 9, including a team-leading 5 rebounds. Baris Ermis dished 7 assists for Banvit. Jermareo Davidson paced the losers with 21 points and 7 rebounds, and Jimmy McKinney added 19 points. Read more here.

Spartak St. Petersburg 73 - 56 Cedevita

chris warrenSpartak St. Petersburg got the first win of the 10th anniversary Eurocup season by downing Cedevita Zagreb 73-56 at Yubileyni Sport Palace Tuesday in Group G. The guests from Croatia tried to escape early in the game with a 0-11 run for an early 9-point lead, but Spartak responded with a 19-5 charge - during which Patrick Beverley scored 17! - to even the score by halftime and put St. Petersburg ahead 37-31 early in the third quarter. Chris Warren scored a layup, but another deadly 11-0 Spartak run pushed Cedevita farther behind, 48-33, and allowed Spartak to pick up an important win. Beverley led the way for the winners with 21 points in an excellent shooting performance. Read more here.

November 15, 2011 - Eurosport celebrates Eurocup opening day!

The opening day of the Eurocup’s 10th season on Tuesday will see broadcasting partner Eurosport celebrate the popularity and success of the competition with as many as four live broadcasts in different areas as well as a special rebroadcast of the 2011 Eurocup championship game. The buildup to tip off will see a show about last season’s title game between Unics Kazan and Cajasol Sevilla shown on Eurosport 2 at 10:00 CET and again at 16:00 with the second showing immediately preceding the first live games of the 2011-12 season. Read more here.

November 8, 2011 - Eurocup tip-off just one week away

The 2011-12 Eurocup season is just around the corner! The new season tips off in just one week on Tuesday, November 15, with 16 fixtures taking place in 13 countries across Europe. This season the 32-team lineup and the players that compose those squads are as deep and as talented as ever, as the opening-night schedule shows. In Group B, a clash between Cholet Basket and BC Khimki Moscow region pits two teams that played in the Euroleague last season against one another. Altogether there are five clubs that played the Euroleague last season in the Eurocup for the new campaign. Read more here.

November 7, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group H analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group h analysisComing off an extraordinary Eurocup debut season, Torin Francis is now ready to lead Alba Berlin under the boards. Francis shined in the 2010-11 Eurocup Last 16 with Panellinios, averaging 15.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in 6 games. An aggressive, versatile player, Francis will be Alba's physical presence in the paint. Center Daniel Kickert enters his fourth Eurocup season right at the prime of his career. Kickert is a mobile big man with deep range, mobility and determination. He led Turow to reach the Polish League finals last season and has become his team's leader under the rims. Expect Kickert to do better than ever in the 2011-12 Eurocup. Read more here.

November 4, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group G analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group g analysisGroup G features more Euroleague winners than you might expect to see and all of them are eager to add Eurocup crowns to their resumes. Two of them standout for their multiple accomplishments: Spartak guard Yotam Halperin and Cedevita big man Matjaz Smodis. Halperin is a two-time Euroleague champs and a veteran of six Final Fours with two teams. The combo-guard was a 2007-08 All-Euroleague Second Team selection. Smodis is a three-time winner with seven Final Four appearances. He was a member of the 2006-07 All-Euroleague Second Team. These two stars are surely familiar with one another – They squared off in the Euroleague title game in 2004 and 2008. Read more here.

November 2, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group F analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group f analysisAn efficient center in his fourth Eurocup season, JP Batista is Le Mans' main reference in the paint. His solid post skills, effective mid-range jumpers and team-oriented attitude helps Le Mans in many ways. Batista reached the Eurocup final with L. Rytas in 2007 and has the chance to face his former team in this year's Eurocup regular season. Rado Rancik is set to play his fifth consecutive Eurocup season with four different teams - Nymburk, Benetton, Galatasaray and now Azovmash. An all-time top 20 scorer in competition history, Rancik will offer one-on-one skills, intensity and outstanding winning mentality. Read more here.

November 2, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group E analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group e analysisA young veteran at age 26, Keith Simmons enters his third season with Banvit with the chance to face one of his former teams, Fraport Skyliners. Athletic, intense and ready, Simmons is a good defensive player that reads passing lines very well. He is a slasher who thrives in transition and can help on the boards due to his jumping skills. Lokomotiv Kuban is a Eurocup newcomer but has a very experienced point guard in Lionel Chalmers, who returns the competition for the first time since 2008. Chalmers enters his second season with Loko, to which he arrived after leading the 2009-10 Russian League in scoring (19 ppg.) with Enisey. Far from being a scorer, Chalmers is a steals specialist and a great on-the-ball defender, too. Read more here.

October 27, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group D analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group d analysisDespite being away from the competition in the last two years, Todor Stoykov of Lukoil Academic is still the Eurocup's all-time top scorer with 1,040 points. Considering the next active player is Rado Rancik of Azovmash - ranked 19th at 637 points -, Stoykov has a good chance to add some distance in the scoring standings and keep showing that his deep range, driving skills and outstanding leadership is out of the question. An All-Eurocup second team selection last season, Nik Caner-Medley plays the competition with a third different Spanish team. Caner-Medley thrives in competitive environments, so expect him to shine brightly in his new team, offering power, strength and outstanding winning mentality. Read more here.

October 26, 2011 - 2011-12 Eurocup Fab Five Challenge opens tomorrow!

eurocup fab five challengeHello, basketball fans! The Eurocup Fab Five Challenge is back for the 2011-12 season and it open tomorrow, October 27! It is fun, unpredictable, easy to play and very addictive, so beware. Since players can switch levels on any given week, Fab Five players have a lot of alternatives. The way it works is quite simple - pick a player from each of the five groups and whoever earns the most points wins the weekly prize. The overall winner is the team with the highest accumulated score. Last season's winner was Arale Weisberg of Israel, who will try to defend his throne in the 2011-12 season! Read more here.

October 25, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group C analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group c analysisA veteran swingman in his second Eurocup season, Jason Dourisseau hopes to make the most out of his experience to help GasTerra Flames in the competition. Always ready to help on the boards, Dourisseau is an excellent defensive player with good feel for steals, as well as a good athlete who can score in many ways. Lamayne Wilson of CEZ Nymburk enters his fourth Eurocup season with as many teams. He helped Budivelnik to reach the Quarterfinals last season and wants to take Nymburk even higher. A great three-point shooter with size, athleticism and speed, Wilson is a natural-born mismatch that knows the competition better than almost anyone around. Read more here.

October 24, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group B analysis

eurocup 2011/2012 group b analysisWith a Turkish Airlines Euroleague season under his belt, blue-collar power forward Randal Falker returns to the Eurocup ready to have a bigger impact in the competition. Falker is in its fourth season with Cholet and was one of the best per-minute rebounders in the Euroleague last season. He will keep cleaning the boards in the 2011-12 Eurocup. A former Euroleague winner, Marcus Goree of PAOK returns to the Eurocup for the first time since 2003-04. Strong, talented and with solid fundamentals around the basket, Goree will offer PAOK his experience, post skills and mid-range jumpers. At age 34, Goree has a good chance to shine in the Eurocup. Read more here.

October 21, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group A analysis

eurocup 2011 2012 group a analysisBC Donetsk has looked for experienced players to do well right away in its Eurocup debut season. The club did not hesitate to find a reliable point guard in Vule Avdalovic, right at the prime of his career at age 30. His court sense, high basketball IQ and experience - he reached the Eurocup Final Eight with Valencia Basket in 2009 - will be very valuable to this team. Despite seeing limited playing time, Moshe Mizrahi can inspire Hapoel Migdal to reach high in this Eurocup season. Mizrahi lifted the then-called ULEB Cup trophy with Hapoel in 2004, going against all odds. His know-how could be essential for the Israeli powerhouse. Read more here.

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