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Home - Eurocup 2013-14 Eighthfinals

  Eurocup 2013-14 Eighthfinals

March 13, 2014 - Eighthfinals Game 2 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

vladimir golubovicThe second leg of the Eighthfinals delivered the drama it promised before it started, and when all was said and done, a familiar face emerged to earn weekly MVP honors. Big man Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler was MVP of the week for the third time this season thanks to an index rating performance of 38 that led his team to a win over Khimik Yuzhne to overcome the loss in Game 1 and advance to the Quarterfinals. Golubovic scored 23 points, pulled 14 rebounds, had 3 steals and drew 12 fouls to become the winning player this week with the highest index rating. Read more here.

March 12, 2014 - Game 2

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 82 - 80 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade lost a dramatic Game 2 against Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 82-80 on Wednesday, but won the Eurocup Eighthfinals series and advances to the quarterfinals with a 164-168 aggregate score thanks to its 6-point home win last week. Zvezda hit 8 triples on 10 attempts in the first half, and Tadija Dragicevic nailed three triples during a 2-11 run, giving the visitors 33-45 lead in the second quarter, that translated into a big 115-133 cushion for the series. Read more here.

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 81 - 65 Ratiopharm Ulm

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem returned to the Eurocup Quarterfinals for the first time since the 2010-11 season by downing Ratiopharm Ulm 81-65 in Game 2 of the eighthfinals on Wednesday. Hapoel had registered an 89-87 road loss in Game 1 and won the series with an aggregate score of 168-154. Hapoel will face Nizhny Novgorod in the quarterfinals starting next week. Bracey Wright led the winners with 21 points. Ronald Dupree added 14. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 72 - 60 Khimik Yuzhne

Aykon TED Ankara overcame a 17-point aggregate deficit in the second quarter to score a 72-60 victory over Khimik Yuzhne and a 143-135 aggregate win, which sent the club from the Turkish capital to the Eurocup Quarterfinals. Vladimir Golubovic was a dominant force once again with 23 points and 14 rebounds to pace the winners. The big man drew 12 fouls as Khimik had few other ways to stop him. Clay Tucker added 17 points and 7 assists. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 97 - 82 Valencia Basket Club

Valencia Basket suffered it largest loss in Eurocup this season, a 97-82 eighthfinals Game 2 decision on the road against Khimki Moscow Region, but it was enough for the Spanish side to progresses to the Eurocup Quarterfinals thanks to a jumper from Pau Ribas with 9.2 seconds to go, that gave it 156-157 series victory. Valencia will play Alba Berlin in the quarterfinals, in a rematch of 2010 Eurocup title game. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 95 - 71 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul

Nizhny Novgorod completed an outstanding achievement by rallying from a 17-point defeat in Game 1 to advance to the Eurocup Quarterfinals at Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul’s expense. Nizhny routed Besiktas 95-71 for a 166-159 aggregate victory and a spot in the next stage. A crazy third quarter started with a 16-5 run for the home team to lead 57-38, Besiktas answered with 7 consecutive points before Nizhny stormed to a 17-point lead after 30 minutes. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 76 - 59 CEZ Basketball Nymburk

Unics Kazan advanced to the Eurocup Quarterfinals by beating CEZ Basketball Nymburk 76-59, sweeping its eighthfinals series with a no-doubt-about-it aggregate score of 177-117. Unics had won Game 1 by 33 points, 58-91, and did not find much trouble to make it to the next round. Andrew Goudelock paced the winners with 29 points on 6-of-11 three-point shots. Nikita Kurbanov and Nikos Zisis each added 10 points for Unics. Pomikalek led Nymburk with 11 points. Read more here.

March 11, 2014

Alba Berlin 96 - 93 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Alba Berlin rallied from 13 points down in Game 2, edging Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 96-93 on Tuesday night in the German capital for a sweep of the Eurocup Eighthfinals series with 187-176 aggregate score, and advancing to the quarterfinals for the second time this century. In the quarterfinals the Berliners wait for the winner of the Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region series. Radosevic led the way with 18 points plus 6 rebounds. Read more here.

JSF Nanterre 71 - 76 Budivelnik Kiev

Despite committing the most turnovers in Eurocup history after the regular season, Budvelnik Kiev held on to beat JSF Nanterre 71-76 in Game 2, sweeping the eighthfinals series and advancing to the Eurocup Quarterfinals for the second year in a row. The Ukrainian champ overcame 29 turnovers in Game 2, just one shy of Eurocup record, to win the series with 162-153 aggregate score, and will play either Lietuvos Rytas or Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade in the next phase. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - Eighthfinals, Game 2: Survival time!

The Eurocup Eighthfinals will finish on Tuesday and Wednesday when Game 2 and in eight of the eight series will decide which teams advance to the quarterfinals. The series winners are decided on aggregate score over the two games, so last week's Game 1 losers must win Game 2 by more points than they lost the first one in order to advance. The drama unfolds with two games on Tuesday, followed by six more on Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2:


JSF Nanterre vs. Budivelnik Kiev 71-76 - Stats


Aykon TED Ankara vs. Khimik Yuzhne 72-60 - Stats


Khimki Moscow Region vs. Valencia Basket 97-82 - Stats


Nizhny Novgorod vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 95-71 - Stats


Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 81-65 - Stats


Alba Berlin vs. Banco di Sardegna Sassari 96-93 - Stats


Unics Kazan vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 76-59 - Stats


Lietuvos Rytas vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 82-80 - Stats

March 6, 2014 - Eighthfinals Game 1 MVP: Darjus Lavrinovic, Budivelnik Kiev

darjus lavrinovicThe Eurocup Eighthfinals are at a halt for now in the midpoint after Game 1. There were results for all tastes with some blowouts and some narrow wins, but when the dust settled, Darjus Lavrinovic of Budivlenik Kiev, who played its home game in Kaunas, Lithuania, emerged as weekly MVP thans to a performance with an index rating of 38, the highest this week among all winning players. Lavrinovic led his team to a 86-82 win over JSF Nanterre by scoring 28 points - including 8 of 11 two-point shots -, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks and 7 drawn fouls. Next in line this week was another big man who led his team to a Game 1 win, Boban Marjanovic of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. Read more here.

March 5, 2014 - Game 1

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 88 - 82 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

In Game 1 of the Eurocup Eighthfinals, Crvena Zvezda Telekom defeated Lietuvos Rytas 88-82 on Wednesday night in Hala Pionir. The second leg will be played next week in the Lithuanian capital, where and a victory or a loss by up to 5 points will be enough for Zvezda to advance. After the teams traded leads for majority of the first half, Branko Lazic hit a triple at the end of the second quarter, and again early in the third to help Zvezda to a 12-0 run and 52-41 lead. Read more here.

Ratiopharm Ulm 89 - 87 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

A 15-0 turn-around run over 5 minutes in the fourth quarter boosted Ratiopharm Ulm to a late 89-97 victory over visiting Hapoel Jerusalem in Game 1 of their eighthfinal series. The decisive second showdown is next Wednesday in Jerusalem, after which the team with the best aggregate score over both games will advance to the quarterfinals. Ulm played from behind for all but one possession in the first three quarters Wednesday. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 75 - 71 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

Khimik Yuzhne edged Aykon TED Ankara 75-71 in their Eurocup Eighthfinals on Wednesday. The game was played on a neutral court due to the political turmoil ongoing in Ukraine. Khimik escaped from a 10-point first-quarter deficit and held strong after Akara came back from 7 down in the fourth quarter to tie it with two minutes remaining. Romeo Travis came through the game’s final two scores to give Khimik a narrow win going into the decisive leg in Ankara. Read more here.

March 4, 2014

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 88 - 71 Nizhny Novgorod

Carried by its faithful fans and a hot hand of Chris Lofton, Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul rallied in the second half to a big 88-71 win over Nizhny Novgorod in Game 1 of the Eurocup Eighthfinals. The second leg will be played next week in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and a victory or a loss by up to 16 points will be enough for Besiktas to advance. The hosts made an early run for 18-6 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev 86 - 82 JSF Nanterre

In the opening clash of the Eurocup Eighthfinals played in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Tuesday, Budivelnik Kiev held off JSF Nanterre 86-82 in Game 1 of their two-game Eurocup Eighthfinals series. The second leg will be played next week in Paris, France, and the team with the highest aggregate scored will advance, which means that a victory or a loss by up to 3 points will be enough for Budivelnik to advance. Read more here.

March 4, 2014 - Eighthfinals Game 1: The battle for the Eurocup title resumes!

Eurocup fans, here come the Eurocup Eighthfinals. With the road to the Eurocup title now determined, the eighthfinals mark the first of four phases of two-game elimination series in which the team with the highest aggregate scored will advance. It all starts with the first leg of the eighthfinals on Tuesday and Wednesday. Teams that were Last 32 group winners start this phase on the road against second-ranked teams, then enjoy homecourt advantage in the second games of the series next week. Every point, every possession, every play will be critical from now on! Don't miss the excitement! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:


Budivelnik Kiev vs. JSF Nanterre 86-82 - Stats


Khimik Yuzhne vs. Aykon TED Ankara 75-71 - Stats


Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region 75-59 - Stats


Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Nizhny Novgorod 88-71 - Stats


Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 89-87 - Stats


Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Alba Berlin 83-91 - Stats


CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Unics Kazan 58-91 - Stats


Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Lietuvos Rytas 88-82 - Stats

February 21, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals at a glance

In its first-ever season in European competitions, JSF Nanterre reached the elimination rounds with good momentum. The French champs were rock-solid at home (3-0 in the Last 32). Led by Trent Meacham (12.5 ppg., 50% 3FG) and Sergii Gladyr (12.5 ppg., 48.4% 3FG), Nanterre ranks high in three-point shooting (42.1%), though it may need to improve under the baskets; Dinamo Banco Di Sardegna Sassari and its next opponent, Budivelnik Kiev, are the only elimination rounds teams that collected fewer rebounds than Nanterre in the Last 32. Read more here.

February 20, 2014 - 2013-14 Eurocup Eighthfinals pairings

eurocup basketballThe survivors of the six-game Last 32 phase are on their way to the 2013-14 Eurocup elimination rounds! The first of those rounds that lead all the way to a new Eurocup champion is the eighthfinals, featuring 16 teams from 11 countries paired off to see which of them can win head-to-head and advance to the quarterfinals. The Eurocup Eighthfinals will be two-game series played in a home-and-away format over nine days between Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 12. Read more here.

Eighthfinal A

March 4 or 5: Budivelnik Kiev vs. JSF Nanterre
March 11 or 12: JSF Nanterre vs. Budivelnik Kiev

Eighthfinal B

March 4 or 5: Khimik Yuzhne vs. Aykon TED Ankara
March 11 or 12: Aykon TED Ankara vs. Khimik Yuzhne

Eighthfinal C

March 4 or 5: Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region
March 11 or 12: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Valencia Basket

Eighthfinal D

March 4 or 5: Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul vs. Nizhny Novgorod
March 11 or 12: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul

Eighthfinal E

March 4 or 5: Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
March 11 or 12: Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Ratiopharm Ulm

Eighthfinal F

March 4 or 5: Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Alba Berlin
March 11 or 12: Alba Berlin vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Eighthfinal G

March 4 or 5: CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Unics Kazan
March 11 or 12: Unics Kazan vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk

Eighthfinal H

March 4 or 5: Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
March 11 or 12: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

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