March 13, 2014 - Eighthfinals Game 2 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
February 20, 2014 - 2013-14 Eurocup Eighthfinals pairings
The 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.
March 4 or 5: Budivelnik Kiev vs. JSF Nanterre
March 11 or 12: JSF Nanterre vs. Budivelnik Kiev
March 4 or 5: Khimik Yuzhne vs. Aykon TED Ankara
March 11 or 12: Aykon TED Ankara vs. Khimik Yuzhne
March 4 or 5: Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region
March 11 or 12: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Valencia Basket
March 4 or 5: Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul vs. Nizhny Novgorod
March 11 or 12: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
March 4 or 5: Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
March 11 or 12: Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Ratiopharm Ulm
March 4 or 5: Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Alba Berlin
March 11 or 12: Alba Berlin vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
March 4 or 5: CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Unics Kazan
March 11 or 12: Unics Kazan vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk
March 4 or 5: Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
March 11 or 12: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade