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Home - Eurocup 2013-14 Last 32

  Eurocup 2013-14 Last 32

February 20, 2014 - Last 32 Round 6 MVP: Caleb Green, Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

caleb greenAfter the last round of the Last 32, the eight teams that made it to the eighthfinals are finally known. There was a lot of drama in Round 6, but when thedust settled, Caleb Green of Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari emerged as the player with the highest index rating performance among all winning players, earning him weekly MVP honors thanks to his 34. Green led his team to a decisive win over Brose Baskets Bamberg to advance to the next phase, scoring 32 points - including 13 of 17 free throws -, pulling 8 boards and drawing 5 fouls. Following him was ALBA Berlin's Reggie Redding with an index rating of 30 as his team defeated Radnicki Kragujevac at home. Read more here.

February 19, 2014 - Game 6

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 74 - 78 Nizhny Novgorod

In a direct fight to finish first in Group L, Nizhny Novgorod defeated Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 74-78 on the road on Wednesday. Both teams had already qualified last week. NN finished first in Group L with a 5-1 record, with Zvezda right behind at 4-2. Semen Antonov paced the winners with 20 points and the go-ahead shot with 1.3 seconds left. Taylor Rochestie and Primoz Brezec each added 14 while Vadim Panin had 10 for NN. Charles Jenkins led Zvezda with 25 points. Read more here.

Banvit Bandirma 93 - 79 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

Banvit Bandirma beat the first place Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 93-79, and now can only wait for other to do the job for them. Win improved Banvit to 3-3 in Group M, and in order to advance to the eighthfinals it will need Union Olimpija Ljubljana to defeat Budivelnik Kiev later on Wednesday. Hapoel already clinched the first place, and finished the Last 32 with 4-2 record. Banvit took control early, building a double-digit lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 74 - 63 Strasbourg

Khimik Yuzhne kept its chances to reach the Eurocup eighthfinals by downing Strasbourg 74-63 at home in Group N on Wednesday. Khimik finished Group N with a 3-3 record and will make it to the next round if Alba Berlin beats Radnicki Kragujevac in the German capital later on tonight. Strasbourg was fourth in Group N with a 2-4 record. Jamal Shuler paced the winners with 16 points. Romeo Travis and Paul Delaney each added 14 while Rolands Freimanis had 13 for Khimik. Read more here.

Panionios Athens 84 - 88 Bilbao Basket

In a game that had no impact in the final standings, Bilbao Basket defeated Panionios Athens 84-88 on the road in Group L on Wednesday. Both teams were out of chances to reach the elimination rounds and their final standings were already determined - Bilbao was third and Panionios fourth. Antanas Kavaliauskas paced the winners with 13 points. Alex Mumbru added 12 while Fran Pilepic and Damir Markota each had 10 for Bilbao. Read more here.

February 18, 2014 - Last 32 Round 6: On to the elimination rounds!

Eurocup fans, this is it! The 2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 comes to an end this week and once the dust settles, the elimination rounds will be here and the roadmap to the Eurocup title will be determined. Eight teams have already reached the next round, four of them as first-ranked squads, but even they are competing against each other this week as the final Last 32 standings and points differentials will determine home court advantages from now through the finals! Expect big battles everywhere and each basket to count in almost every game as the Last 32 finishes with one game Tuesday and 15 showdowns on Wednesday! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 6:


Ratiopharm Ulm vs. FoxTown Cantu 77-85 - Stats
JSF Nanterre vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 76-57 - Stats


BCM Gravelines vs. Aykon TED Ankara 86-72 - Stats
Banco di Sardegna vs. Brose Baskets 102-84 - Stats


Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Khimki Moscow Region 66-86 - Stats
Montepaschi Siena vs. CEZ Nymburk 86-84 - Stats


Panionios Athens vs. Bilbao Basket 84-88 - Stats
Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Nizhny Novgorod 74-78 - Stats


Banvit Bandirma vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 93-79 - Stats
Union Olimpija vs. Budivelnik Kiev 83-87 - Stats


Khimik Yuzhne vs. Strasbourg 74-63 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 92-83 - Stats


Valencia Basket vs. Unics Kazan 73-76 - Stats
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Telenet Ostend 80-84 - Stats


Lietuvos Rytas vs. Cedevita Zagreb 75-74 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 77-79 - Stats

February 13, 2014 - Last 32 Round 5 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

vladimir golubovicRound 5 of the Last 32 saw some more teams advance to the Eurocup eighthfinals. One of them was Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler of Turkey who, aside from advancing, also won Group J thanks to a 104-75 home win over Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. One player was on top of everything as Vladimir Golubovic also earned weekly MVP honors, for the second time this season, thanks to an outstanding index rating of 51, the highest among winning players this week and also the highest overall this season, crushing the 46 mark that Esteban Batista of Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir had just set in Round 4 of the Last 32. Golubovic soared in the game with 28 points - 12 of 15 for two points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 7 drawn fouls. Read more here.

February 12, 2014 - Game 5

Bilbao Basket 81 - 85 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade claimed a place in the next stage after hitting big shots late in the game and rallying from the fourth quarter deficit to edge Bilbao Bakset on the road 81-85 on Wednesday night. Victory improved Zvezda to 4-1 in Group L, and will play for the first place against Nizhny Novgorod next week, while Bilbao drops to 2-3 and is eliminated from contention. Bilbao led 73-66 with under 5 minutes to go. Read more here.

Radnicki Kragujevac 86 - 68 Khimik Yuzhne

Radnicki Kragujevac stayed in the fight to reach the Eurocup Eighthfinals in Last 32 Group N by thrashing Khimik Yuzhne 86-68 at home on Wednesday. Radnicki joins Khimik and Strasbourg in a three-way tie for second place, all with a 2-3 record. Radnicki has the tie-break advantage against both Khimik and Strasbourg, so it will qualify if it wins. Khimik will only qualify if it wins and Group N champion Alba Berlin downs Radnicki. Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev 60 - 59 Banvit Bandirma

In a decisive thriller that went down to the last shot, Budivelnik Kiev took a crucial step to reach the Eurocup eighthfinals in Last 32 Group M by edging Banvit Bandirma 60-59 in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday. Budivelnik improved to 3-2 and will make it to the next round if it beats Union Olimpija Ljubljana on the road next week. Banvit dropped to 2-3 and can only qualify if it beats Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem and Olimpija downs Budivelnik. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 80 - 67 Panionios Athens

Nizhny Novgorod closed in on a ticket to the Eurocup Eighthfinals after routing Panionios Athens 80-67 Wednesday. Dijon Thompson dominated with 19 points on perfect shooting, 11 rebounds and 4 assists as Nizhny improved to 4-1 in Last 16 Group L. Panionios remained winless in this stage. Thompson led Nizhny from the start as the hosts jumped to a 10-2 lead and never looked back. Panionios rallied to within 3 in the third quarter and within 6 in the fourth. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 85 - 73 Montepaschi Siena

Khimki Moscow Region had a record-setting night on Wednesday as it defeated Montepaschi Siena at home by 85-73. This win marks Khimki's 14th in a row since it lost the first regular season game against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, the longest winning streak ever by a team in the competition. This new record replaces the previous one achieved by Unics Kazan a few weeks ago. Khimki is Group K champ with this win thanks to a 5-0 record, while Montepaschi drops to 1-4. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 82 - 64 Stelmet Zielona Gora

Unics Kazan managed to pull its fourth Group O win on Wednesday afternoon thanks to a solid first quarter that allowed them to defeat Stelmet Zielona Gora by 82-64 at home. A starting 18-2 marked the fate of the game as the guests tried to fight their way back but with a much too big obstacle to overcome. Unics therefore advanced to the eighthfinals with its 4-1 record while Zielona Gora says goodbye to its qualification chances after dropping to 1-4. Read more here.

February 11, 2014

Strasbourg 78 - 75 Alba Berlin

Strasbourg lives to see another day in the race for the next stage, after rallying from a double-digit deficit and edging the first place Alba Berlin 78-75 on Tuesday. Strasbourg improved to 2-3 in Group N, and will have a chance to clinch a place in the Eighthfinals with a win on the final day of the Last 32, while the Berliners which have previously clinched the first place in Group N. Strasbourg opened the game with a 15-1 run, but Alba rallied behind David Logan and Reggie Reading. Read more here.

FoxTown Cantu 89 - 74 JSF Nanterre

FoxTown Cantu pulled away in the fourth quarter to down JSF Nanterre 89-74 on Tuesday, keeping alive its hopes of advancing to the Eighthfinals. Cantu avoided elimination and improved to 2-3 in the third place of Group I, while Nanterre dropped its second consecutive decision and now has 3-2 record. With this 15-point victory, Cantu also holds a head-to-head tie-breaker over the French champion, because it overcame 88-84 loss from Round 1. Read more here.

February 11, 2014 - Last 32 Round 5: it's decision time!

As the 2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 returns to action, many teams around the competition can advance to the elimination rounds as soon as this week while others face do-or-die situations to survive. Only two teams - Khimki Moscow Region in Group K and Alba Berlin in Group N - have clinched spots in the eighthfinals so far. Alba is already its group champion. Many teams can join them this week, however, so stay tuned and don't miss the fun! Two games open Last 32 Round 5 on Tuesday, followed by 14 more on a busy, and potentially decisive Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 5:


FoxTown Cantu vs. JSF Nanterre 89-74 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 90-78 - Stats


Aykon TED Ankara vs. Banco di Sardegna 104-75 - Stats
Brose Baskets vs. BCM Gravelines 70-59 - Stats


Khimki Moscow Region vs. Montepaschi Siena 85-73 - Stats
CEZ Nymburk vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 68-53 - Stats


Nizhny Novgorod vs. Panionios Athens 80-67 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 81-85 - Stats


Budivelnik Kiev vs. Banvit Bandirma 60-59 - Stats
Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Union Olimpija 86-77 - Stats


Strasbourg vs. Alba Berlin 78-75 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Khimik Yuzhne 86-68 - Stats


Unics Kazan vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 82-64 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Valencia Basket 64-84 - Stats


Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Lietuvos Rytas 63-84 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. CAI Zaragoza 74-77 - Stats

January 31, 2014 - Last 32 Round 4 MVP: Esteban Batista, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir

esteban batistaWeather conditions in Ukraine caused the announcement of the weekly MVP in the Last 32 Round 4 to be delayed for one more day, but in the end it didn't affect the overall results. In a resounding home win over FoxTown Cantu, Esteban Batista led Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir with an outstanding personal performance that earned him MVP honors with an index rating performance of 46, the highest so far this season, and the best among all winning players this week. Batista scored 30 points - 11 of 13 twos and 8 of 10 free throws -, pulled 11 rebounds, dished 3 assists and drew 7 fouls to complete an almost perfect game. Second in line this week was Montepaschi Siena's Matt Janning, who racked up an index rating of 37 in his team's home win over accabi Haifa. Read more here.

January 29, 2014 - Game 4

Panionios Athens 66 - 78 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade improved to 3-1 and kept tying for first place in Group M by downing Panionios Athens 66-78 in the Greek capital on Wednesday. Zvezda joins Nizhny Novgorod in a two-way tie atop the standings. Panionios dropped to 0-4 and is mathematically out of the elimination rounds. Rasko Katic paced the winners with 19 points. DeMarcus Nelson added 14, Marko Simonovic had 13 while Charles Jenkins got 10 for Zvezda. Read more here.

Radnicki Kragujevac 92 - 82 Strasbourg

Radnicki Kragujevac hit 13 triples for its premier Last 32 victory, downing Strasbourg 92-82. Both teams now hold 1-3 record in the third place of Group N, and Radnicki holds a potential tie-breaker by overcoming last week’s 4-point loss. Meanwhile, their opponents Khimik Youzhne and ALBA Berlin had their game postponed earlier due to weather conditions. Strasbourg's Bootsy Thornton and Antoine Diot hit 5 consecutive triples in the opening 6 minutes of the game. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 81 - 65 Bilbao Basket

Nizhny Novgorod cruised past Bilbao Basket 81-65 to remain atop the Group L standings. Nizhny used an 18-0 run bridging the first and second quarters en route to a 43-26 halftime lead and Bilbao never got closer than 10 the rest of the way. The hosts improved to 3-1 in the Last 32, while dropping Bilbao to 2-2. Bilbao did, however, did keep the potential tiebreaker between the sides since it won the teams’ previous duel by 26 a week earlier. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 106 - 85 CEZ Basketball Nymburk

Khimki Moscow Region became the first team to advance to the Eurocup Last 32 when it romped past CEZ Nymburk 106-85 for its 13th consecutive Eurocup victory. Egor Vyaltsev scored 18 points to lead seven Khimki scorers in double figures. The hosts reeled off 19 straight points from late in the first quarter into the second in building 49-20 lead. Nymburk rallied back to within 8 in the third quarter before Mike Green took charge and guided Khimki to victory.Read more here.

Unics Kazan 69 - 63 Telenet Ostend

In a game that went to the wire on Wednesday afternoon, Unics Kazan defeated Telenet Ostend at home, 69-63, while keeping an upper hand in tiebreakers with the Belgian team. The guests had options to even win until the last minute, but a couple of missed threes erased that option, while Andrew Goudelock shined again with his 27 points to keep Unics alive in the difficult moments. With this result, Unics jumps atop Group O again with a 3-1. Read more here.

January 28, 2014

Ratiopharm Ulm 86 - 72 JSF Nanterre

Ratiopharm Ulm hit 16 three-pointers in downing previously unbeaten JSF Nanterre 86-72, and avenging last week’s loss. Both teams hold 3-1 record atop of Group I, but the French champ holds a tie-break advantage thanks to 95-77 win last week in the first head-to-head clash. Ulm hit 7 triples in the first quarter to take the lead for good, but pulled away after the break with a help of a 17-4 run that got the hosts to 70-50 after 30 minutes. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 87 - 75 CAI Zaragoza

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius got back to its winning ways, beating CAI Zaragoza 87-75 and making another step towards a place in the eighthfinals on Tuesday. Rytas improved to 2-2, and at least a share of the second place in Group P, while Zaragoza dropped to 1-3. The hosts took the lead for good in the first quarter, and held a double-digit margin late in the second, but did not pull away until the final period. Read more here.

January 28, 2014 - Last 32 Round 4: first chance to advance!

As the second half of the six-game Eurocup Last 32 plays out this week it's truer now than ever that each basket will count from now on. Not only do victories matter, but so are tiebreak advantages likely to mean a lot in the race to reach the elimination rounds. All 16 teams that played on the road last week get the opportunity in Round 4 to turn the tables and host the same opponents in truly pivotal showdowns on Tuesday and Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 4:


Ratiopharm Ulm vs. JSF Nanterre 86-72 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. FoxTown Cantu 93-80 - Stats


BCM Gravelines vs. Banco di Sardegna 94-95 - Stats
Brose Baskets vs. Aykon TED Ankara 84-94 - Stats


Khimki Moscow Region vs. CEZ Nymburk 106-85 - Stats
Montepaschi Siena vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 92-73 - Stats


Nizhny Novgorod vs. Bilbao Basket 81-65 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 66-78 - Stats


Budivelnik Kiev vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 96-93 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. Union Olimpija 81-65 - Stats


Khimik Yuzhne vs. Alba Berlin 65-68 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Strasbourg 92-82 - Stats


Unics Kazan vs. Telenet Ostend 69-63 - Stats
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Valencia Basket 82-77 - Stats


Lietuvos Rytas vs. CAI Zaragoza 87-75 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Cedevita Zagreb 55-58 - Stats

January 23, 2014 - Last 32 Round 3 MVP: Donta Smith, Maccabi Haifa Bazan

donta smithThe Last 32 reached its midpoint after Round 3 and when the dust from the 16 games settled, Maccabi Haifa Bazan's Donta Smith stood up as the weekly MVP with the highest index rating among winning players this week, 40, which incidentally was also the highest overall. To claim its second weekly MVP award this season, Smith led Maccabi with his perfect shooting for 24 points - 9 of 9 twos, 1 of 1 threes and 3 of 3 free throws -, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block and 3 drawn fouls for a resounding 86-66 home win over Montepaschi Siena. Next in line was Sammy Mejia of Banvit Bandirma with an index rating of 31 thanks to 26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. Read more here.

January 22, 2014 - Game 3

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 84 - 64 Panionios Athens

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade moved up to 2-1 in Last 32 Group L by downing Panionios Athens 84-64 in the Serbian capital on Wednesday. Zvezda stayed undefeated at home while Panionios dropped to 0-3 and may run out of chances to advance with its next loss. Marko Simonovic paced the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Charles Jenkins added 16 points, Jaka Blazic had 11, Boban Marjanovic got 10 and 11 rebounds. Read more here.

Cedevita Zagreb 69 - 71 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul

Besiktas Integral Forex stays undefeated stop the Group P standings by edging Cedevita Zagreb 69-71 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Besiktas now has a two-way gap over Cedevita, CAI Zaragoza and Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, who are tied for second place at 1-2, and will qualify with its next win. Chris Lofton led the winners with 20 points. Tomislav Ruzic got 12, Ryan Broekhoff added 11 while Brad Buckman had 10 for Besiktas. Read more here.

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 88 - 84 Budivelnik Kiev

Yotam Halperin had 9 points, 3 assists and 2 steals in the fourth quarter alone as Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem erased a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Budivelnik Kiev 88-84 and remain atop the Last 32 Group M standings. Hapoel improved to 3-0, while dropping Kiev to 1-2. Halperin finished with 19 points, a career-high 10 assists and 3 steals for the winners. Josh Duncan scored 20 points, Bracey Wright added 13 and Yaniv Green 12. Read more here.

January 21, 2014

JSF Nanterre 95 - 77 Ratiopharm Ulm

JSF Nanterre kept its undefeated Eurocup Last 32 record intact, downing previously unbeaten Ratiopharm Ulm 95-77 on Tuesday night. Nanterre improved to 3-0, in sole position of the first place in Group I, while Ulm dropped to 2-1 in the second place. Nanterre took control of the game in the second quarter, building a 48-34 halftime lead. The visitors stayed in range after the break, but never got closer than 9 points the rest of the way, as Nanterre cruised to victory. Read more here.

Valencia Basket Club 90 - 53 Stelmet Zielona Gora

Valencia Basket got back to its winning ways in style, cruising past Stelmet Zielona Gora 90-53 on Tuesday night. Valencia improved to 2-1 in the second place of Group O, while the Polish champ dropped to 0-3 in the last place. Valencia started pulling away in the first quarter, then started the second with a 12-2 run en route to 43-24 halftime lead. The margin almost doubled in the second half with six Valencia players finishing in double figures. Read more here.

CAI Zaragoza 94 - 60 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

CAI Zaragoza never trailed, crushing Lietuvos Rytas 94-60 on Tuesday, and picking up its first win of the Last 32. Both teams now hold 1-2 record in Group P, and could be in a share of the third place if Cedevita Zagreb loses against Panionios Athens on Wednesday. Zaragoza used an early 12-2 run to build 39-19 lead midway through the second quarter, and cruised to victory in the second half. Michael Roll paces Zaragoza with 23 points. Read more here.

January 21, 2014 - Last 32 Round 3: even more drama!

The 2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 reaches the halfway mark of the six-game phase this week. All 32 teams will play back-to-back games against the same squads, so Rounds 3 and 4 will be pivotal in the race of reach the elimination rounds. There are 10 undefeated teams after the first two rounds while 10 teams are still looking for their first wins. Three games open Last 32 Round 3on Tuesday, followed by 13 more on a busy Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 3:


JSF Nanterre vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 95-77 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 84-55 - Stats


Aykon TED Ankara vs. Brose Baskets 81-68 - Stats

Banco di Sardegna vs. BCM Gravelines 79-85 - Stats


CEZ Nymburk vs. Khimki Moscow Region 80-86 - Stats

Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Montepaschi Siena 86-66 - Stats


Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Panionios Athens 84-64 - Stats

Bilbao Basket vs. Nizhny Novgorod 80-54 - Stats


Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Budivelnik Kiev 88-84 - Stats

Union Olimpija vs. Banvit Bandirma 84-80 - Stats


Alba Berlin vs. Khimik Yuzhne 87-71 - Stats

Strasbourg vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 80-76 - Stats


Valencia Basket vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 90-53 - Stats

Telenet Ostend vs. Unics Kazan 78-75 - Stats


CAI Zaragoza vs. Lietuvos Rytas 94-60 - Stats

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 69-71 - Stats

January 16, 2014 - Last 32 Round 2 MVP: Trenton Meacham, JSF Nanterre

trent meachamAfter a new round of the Eurocup Last 32, a new weekly MVP has arised. When the dust from the 16 games settled, Trenton Meacham of JSF Nanterre emerged as the player with the highest index raing this week among winning players, 33, leading Nanterre to a 79-84 road win at Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir. Meacham scored 28 points - including 5 of 7 threes -, pulled 4 boards, dished 5 assists, had 2 steals and drew 5 fouls in his complete performance. Two players had a higher index rating than Meacham, but they both were on losing sides. Errick McCollum of Panionios Athens and Esteban Batista of Pinar Karsiyaka racked up a 34 index rating each. Read more here.

January 15, 2014 - Game 2

Budivelnik Kiev 88 - 76 Union Olimpija Ljubljana

Budivelnik Kiev earned its first Last 16 victory by beating Union Olimpija Ljubljana 88-76 at home on Wednesday. The hosts took control with a 15-0 run that bridged the first and second quarters and never looked back. Olimpija did not quit and closed within 5 in the fourth quarter, but a 12-2 charge helped the hosts ice the game. Darjus Lavrinovic led the Budivelnik attack with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Blake Ahearn netted 20 points, Michailis Anisimov scored 15. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 86 - 75 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

In a balanced game that was only decided in the last quarter, hosting Nizhny Novgorod worked hard down the stretch to secure a valuable home win against Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade by 86-75. The halftime break score showed a 40-42 but in the last two quarters, the hosts managed to dominate the situation and keep improving their lead until the final buzzer. After the game, Nizhny Novgorod stayes undefeated in Group L with a 2-0 record while Crvena Zvezda drops to 1-1. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 87 - 48 Maccabi Haifa Bazan

Khimki Moscow Region rolled on Wednesday night in a home game against Maccabi Haifa Bazan by 87-48. Since the starting 9-0 the hosts never looked back and played almost perfect keeping Maccabi at a minimum and dishing as many as 27 assists in the process. Khimki is now leading Group K with a 2-0 record while Maccabi drops to 1-1. Kresimir Loncar led the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Marko Popovic added 14. Read more here.

January 14, 2014

Bilbao Basket 93 - 62 Panionios Athens

Bilbao Basket remained undefeated at home, defeating Panionios Athens 93-62 and picking up its first win in the Last 32. Bilbao is now 1-1 and will be in a share of the second place in Group L on Wednesday, regardless of the outcome of the clash between Nizhny Novgorod and Crvena Zvezda Telekom. Meanwhile, Panionios drops to 0-2 in the last place of the standings. Bilbao never trailed, pulling away to a double-digit lead in the second quarter behind a 13-2 run. Read more here.

January 14, 2014 - Last 32 Round 2: every point counts!

After an exciting first week, Eurocup Last 32 action resumes with Round 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday. As all 16 teams that played at home will go on the road this week - and vice versa - last week's seven road warriors have the chance to go up to 2-0 in front of their fans. Every point will count in a six-game round-robin group stage, so expect intensity, drama and a lot of action. One game - Bilbao Basket vs. Panionios Athens - is played on Tuesday, followed by 15 more on a busy Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2:


Pinar Karsiyaka vs. JSF Nanterre 79-84 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 97-106 - Stats


Aykon TED Ankara vs. BCM Gravelines 71-68 - Stats

Brose Baskets vs. Banco di Sardegna 83-72 - Stats


Khimki Moscow Region vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 87-48 - Stats

CEZ Nymburk vs. Montepaschi Siena 78-75 - Stats


Bilbao Basket vs. Panionios Athens 93-62 - Stats

Nizhny Novgorod vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 86-75 - Stats


Budivelnik Kiev vs. Union Olimpija 88-76 - Stats

Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Banvit Bandirma 92-73 - Stats


Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Alba Berlin 75-85 - Stats

Strasbourg vs. Khimik Yuzhne, January 15, 20:30 CET


Unics Kazan vs. Valencia Basket 82-75 - Stats

Telenet Ostend vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora, January 15, 20:30 CET


Besiktas Integral Forex vs. CAI Zaragoza 70-63 - Stats

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Lietuvos Rytas 83-84 - Stats

January 9, 2014 - Last 32 Round 1 MVP: Omar Thomas, Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

omar thomasThe start of the Last 32 saw an exceptional situation regarding the weekly MVP race. Omar Thomas of Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari was the player from a winning team with the best performance this week thanks to his index rating of 30. However, up to three players tied for the highest index rating of the week at 32, but all of them were on losing teams, therefore not eligible for the accolade: Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED ankara Kolejliler, Adrian Uter of FoxTown Cantu and Errick McCollum of Panionios Athens. The MVP, Thomas, led his team with 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals plus 6 drawn fouls for a 103-67 win over TED Ankara. Bojan Dubljevic of Valencia Basket Club was the next in line with an index rating of 29 with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 drawn fouls. Read more here.

January 8, 2014 - Game 1

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 105 - 87 Bilbao Basket

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade started the Eurocup Last 32 in style by downing last season's finalist Bilbao Basket 105-87 in Group L in the Serbian capital on Wednesday. Charles Jenkins paced the winners with 16 points. Boban Marjanovic posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, Marko Simonovic had 12 points, DeMarcus Nelson and Rasko Katic each added 11 while Branko Lazic and Tadija Dragicevic got 10 apiece for Zvezda. Read more here.

Maccabi Haifa Bazan 80 - 75 CEZ Basketball Nymburk

Maccabi Haifa Bazan sent a message that echoed all around the Eurocup by downing CEZ Basketball Nymburk 80-75 at home in Group K on Wednesday. Dagan Yivzori paced the winners with 17 points. Donta Smith added 15, David Cubillan had 14, Ben Reis got 11 while Ike Ofoegbu contributed 10 for Haifa. Smith added 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Tre Simmons led Nymburk with 23 points. Read more here.

Panionios Athens 75 - 89 Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod had a strong start in Last 32 Group L by topping Panionios Athens 75-89 in the Greek capital on Wednesday. Luke Babbitt and Dijon Thompson paced the winners with 17 points apiece. Taylor Rochestie had 16 for NN, that played without star center Primoz Brezec. Erick McCollum led Panionios with 31 points. Landon Milbourne added 15, Alexandros Kiritsis had 14 while Kevin Langford got 10 for the hosts. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 101 - 103 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul

Besiktas Integral Forex gave up most of an 18-point fourth-quarter lead, but held on for a 101-103 road win at Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. The hosts finished the game on a 19-3 tear and had a chance to tie it at the buzzer, but Zab Dowdell’s jumper missed. The road win in the Group P opener put Besiktas in prime position in the group. Chris Lofton shot 5 of 10 from downtown to lead Besiktas with 23 points. Brad Buckman added 20 points. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 73 - 68 Radnicki Kragujevac

Khimik Yuzhne held off Radnicki Kragujevac 73-68 at home Wednesday to open up Group N play with a victory. In a game that featured multiple lead changes and momentum shifts throughout, the hosts took the lead for good late in the third quarter and held on the rest of the way. Jamal Shuler, Rolands Freimanis and Paul Delaney scored 14 points apiece to pace the winners. Freimanis added 9 rebounds and Delaney also collected 6 assists and 3 steals. Read more here.

January 7, 2014

JSF Nanterre 88 - 84 FoxTown Cantu

The Last 32 opened for business in Group I with a true thriller Tuesday in Paris as JSF Nanterre outlasted FoxTown Cantu 88-84 in double overtime in the club's Eurocup debut. An incredible shooting performance Sergii Gladyr, who dropped 7 three-pointers in 11 tries on his way to 30 points, made the difference for Nanterre, which had led by a game-high 9 points late in the third quarter. Cantu inched back until Pietro Aradori's free throws forced the first overtime. Read more here.

January 7, 2014 - Last 32 Round 1: a new start!

The 2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 starts this week, bringing excitement and great basketball all around the continent. The 32 teams - 24 of which survived the Eurocup regular season, with eight others coming from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague - have been divided into eight groups of four squads. The Last 32 will be played in a round-robin competition and the best two teams in each group - 16 teams total - will reach the elimination rounds. From that moment, teams will play in a home-and-away format until the Eurocup champion is revealed. The Last 32 is set to start. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:


JSF Nanterre vs. FoxTown Cantu 88-84 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 83-64 - Stats


BCM Gravelines vs. Brose Baskets 67-86 - Stats
Banco di Sardegna vs. Aykon TED Ankara 103-67 - Stats


Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. CEZ Nymburk 80-75 - Stats
Montepaschi Siena vs. Khimki Moscow Region 69-75 - Stats


Panionios Athens vs. Nizhny Novgorod 75-89 - Stats
Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Bilbao Basket 105-87 - Stats


Banvit Bandirma vs. Budivelnik Kiev 92-85 - Stats
Union Olimpija vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 66-69 - Stats


Khimik Yuzhne vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 73-68 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Strasbourg 72-70 - Stats


Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Unics Kazan 72-77 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Telenet Ostend 101-74 - Stats


Lietuvos Rytas vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 101-103 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Cedevita Zagreb 67-75 - Stats

January 6, 2014 - Last 32, Group P analysis

A two-time former champ and two teams that went far in the competition before join a Eurocup newcomer to fight for survival in Last 32 Group P. Lietuvos Rytas returns to the competition where it made three finals in five previous appearances, lifting the trophy in 2005 and 2009. Now Rytas is led by Aca Petrovic, a former Eurocup Coach of the Year for taking Cedevita Zagreb to the 2011 semifinals. Read more here.

January 3, 2014 - Last 32, Group O analysis

Former champion and Eurocup MVP Chuck Eidson, along with the former Euroleague champion Nikos Zisis, lead the 2011 titlist Unics Kazan, the only undefeated team in the regular season. Last year’s Rising Star Trophy winner Bojan Dubljevic, and All-Eurocup selection Justin Doellman, headline the former two-time Eurocup champ Valencia Basket, which won its last title in 2010. Valencia also features a former Euroleague champion Romain Sato. Read more here.

January 2, 2014 - Last 32, Group N analysis

Anything can happen in Group N, which features a Eurocup veteran with great experience, a team that returns to the competition after a six-year absence and two newcomers who want to keep making some serious noise. Alba Berlin made it to the Eurocup title game in 2010 and it is in its eighth season in the competition. David Logan and Leon Radosevic, with years of Euroleague experience, have been their best players until now. Read more here.

December 31, 2013 - Last 32, Group M analysis

All four teams in Group M have reasons for optimism due to their impressive rosters and proven stars. Budivelnik Kiev, a Eurocup semifinalist last season, is back and stronger than ever after Darjus Lavrinovic helped the club make a splash in its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut. Union Olimpija Ljubljana, led by forward Deividas Gailius, who is enjoying a breakout campaign, won seven games en route to finishing first in regular season Group C. Read more here.

December 30, 2013 - Last 32, Group L analysis

Group L will bring excitement, great home crowds and a lot of action to the Last 32. Bilbao Basket, which made it to the Eurocup title game last season, qualified on a late basket by team leader Alex Mumbru. Nizhny Novgorod has a mix of experienced players - like Dijon Thompson and Primoz Brezec - and young guns - like Semen Antonov - which could pay off well this season. Crvena Zvezda Telekom enters its ninth Eurocup season with a very balanced squad. Read more here.

December 27, 2013 - Last 32, Group K analysis

After missing the Euroleague Top 16 by a single shot, Montepaschi Siena returns to try to improve on its sole previous Eurocup experience, a quarterfinals run in 2007. Standing in the way is 2012 Eurocup champ Khimki Moscow Region, which was also a finalist in 2010, and carries a nine-game winning streak into the Last 16. Newcomer Maccabi Haifa Bazan is in uncharted waters with nothing to lose. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Last 32, Group J analysis

Group J promises plenty of fireworks and exciting battles. The perennial German champions, Brose Baskets Bamberg, return to the Eurocup after four years in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, featuring stars like D'or Fischer, Novica Velickovic and Casey Jacobsen. BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque has a blend of veterans like Cyril Akpomedah and Yakhouba Diawara mixed with young talent of Jonathan Rousselle and Ousmane Camara. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - Last 32, Group I analysis

Featuring four clubs from four countries, Group I is filled with up-and-coming teams with bright futures. French champ JSF Nanterre joins the Eurocup for the first time after a historic Euroleague debut in which it defeated powerhouse FC Barcelona on the road. FoxTown Cantu started the season with seven straight wins en route to winning Group A. ratiopharm Ulm was the Group C runner-up after falling out of first on a tiebreaker. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Stronger-than-ever Last 32 awaits Eurocup fans!

eurocup basketballThe 2013-14 Eurocup will resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 with the Last 32, a new, improved stage which adds strength, talent and tradition to the competition. The top three teams in each regular season group will be joined by the eight Euroleague teams that did not qualify for that competition’s Top 16. The Last 32 will consist of eight groups of four teams, half of which will advance. From that point, the teams will play two-game, single elimination series: the eighthfinals, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, which will be on May 1 and 7 in the cities of the finalists. It is a historical change of format as, for the first time in the same season, teams that began the season in the Euroleague will finish it in the Eurocup. As such, Eurocup fans can expect an increased competitive level without losing any drama. Through a six-game group stage and two-game elimination rounds until a champion is crowned, every win will be good as gold. As always, the 2013-14 Eurocup champion will earn the right to play in the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Read more here.

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