About WoB Contact Us Link to Us Partner Sites They said about Us
Basketball History Hall of Fame Famous Coaches Famous Players
Naismith's Original Rules Basketball Rules NBA - FIBA Differences Referees Corner
EuroLeague EuroCup NBA Adriatic NLB League
Tapio Joulamo Alex Milic Nedim Grabovica Eric Zanzucchi Stories by our staff
Coach's Corner Youth Basketball Bob Carroll Steve Mergelsberg David Leman Joao Da Costa
Headlines News Archive
Advertise with Us Basketball Interviews Basketball Quotes Web Directories Live Scores

  Advertisement

watch euroleague live


Home - Eurocup 2013-14 regular season







  Eurocup 2013-14 regular season



December 19, 2013 - Regular Season Round 10 MVP: Alando Tucker, Lukoil Academic Sofia

alando tuckerThe regular season came to an end with Round 10. The 24 teams that will continue in the Last 32 were known on Wednesday night and, when the dust settled, the last weekly MVP for the regular season was Lukoil Academic Sofia's Alando Tucker, who racked up an index raing of 43, the most among all winning players this week. Tucker led Lukoil to a last win over CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, 92-77, even though the team didn't have any options to advance. In the game, Tucker scored 30 points - 11 of 14 two-pointers -, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 drawn fouls. Read more here.





December 18, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 10

Maccabi Haifa Bazan 70 - 75 Kalev Cramo Tallinn

Kalev Cramo Tallinn left the 2013-14 Eurocup in style by downing Maccabi Haifa Bazan 70-75 in Israel on Wednesday. Kalev finished the regular season with a 3-7 record and registered its first Eurocup road win since the 2007-08 season. Haifa was second in Group G with a 6-4 record. It had sealed its ticket to the Last 32 two weeks ago. Vlad Moldoveanu paced the winners with 19 points. Frank Elegar added 14 and 12 rebounds while Ty Abbott had 10 points for Kalev. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 84 - 64 Alba Fehervar

Eurocup newcomer Aykon TED Ankara assured itself a place the Last 32 when it blasted Alba Fehervar at home 84-64 on Wednesday to finish Group F with a 6-4 record. Ankara would have to wait for results from the rest of the group later Wednesday to know whether it finished second or third in the group, but nonetheless owned tiebreak advantages against the team it had been tied with, PAOK Thessaloniki, that meant a win was enough to advance. Read more here.

MZT Skopje Aerodrom 62 - 88 Unics Kazan

Unics Kazan rounded a perfect Eurocup regular season by downing MZT Skopje Aerodrom 62-88 in Group G on the road on Wednesday. Unics was the only team to win all of its 10 regular season games. It also became the first Eurocup team to win its opening 10 games since Spartak St. Petersburg did it in the 2011-12 season. Skopje was sixth in group G with a 1-9 record. Andrew Goudelock paced the winners with 19 points. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 80 - 67 Igokea Aleksandrovac


After a couple lead changes and a few breathtaking scoring runs, Khimki Moscow Region cape up on top against Igokea Aleksandrovac on Wednesday night, 80-67. After the 10 games, Khimki wins Group E with a 9-1 record while Igokea drops to 3-7 and says goodbye to Eurocup competition. Sergey Monia and Marko Popovic led the winners with 17 points apiece, combining for 8 of 13 threes. Kresimir Loncar added 13 points and James Augustine added 11. Read more here.


December 17, 2013

Paris Levallois 80 - 63 Union Olimpija Ljubljana

Paris Levallois finished its Eurocup campaign on a winning note, using big second half to beat Union Olimpija Ljubljana 80-63. Victory improved previously eliminated Paris to 4-6 and into the fourth place in Group C, while denying Olimpija a chance to clinch the first place in the group. Olimpija can still finish first if last place Cimberio Varese (1-8) beats Ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) on the road, but if Ulm wins, it will be first, and Olimpija second. Read more here.

Cedevita Zagreb 75 - 71 Elan Chalon sur Saone

Cedevita Zagreb rallied in the fourth quarter to edge Elan Chalon-sur-Saone 75-71, claiming a spot in the Last 32. Win improved Cedevita to 6-4 in Group B, and it will finish in the second place if Bilbao Basket (4-5) beats the visiting EWE Baskets Oldenburg (5-4) on Wednesday, and it will be third if Oldenburg wins. Nolan Smith had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to pace Cedevita who used 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to go up 70-64, taking the lead for good. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic Sofia 92 - 77 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti


Lukoil Academic Sofia finished its Eurocup campaign on a winning note, downing CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 92-77 on Tuesday. In a clash of two teams with no chances to advance, Alando Tucker amassed 30 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists for an performance index rating 43 to lead Lukoil, as the Bulgarian champ finished the season with 4-6 record in the fourth place of Group E. Meanwhile, CSU Asesoft exits the competition with 3-7 in the fifth place. Read more here.





December 17, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 10: this is it!

The 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season comes to an end this week! The top three teams in each group will advance to the competition's next phase, the Last 32, to be joined there by eight eliminated teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. There are six Last 32 spots up for grabs in Round 10, the last of the regular season, and a lot of teams will fight for a better position, too. Five games will open fire on Tuesday followed by 19 more on another busy Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 10:

GROUP A   
Artland Dragons vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 58-77 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Cibona Zagreb 92-68 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 79-70 - Stats

GROUP B   
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 75-71 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 68-63 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. EWE Baskets 90-84 - Stats

GROUP C   
Paris Levallois vs.Union OLimpija 80-63 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Asvel Villeurbanne 97-70 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Cimberio Varese 75-86 - Stats


GROUP D   
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Virtus Rome 96-88 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 81-46 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. BCM Gravelines 86-73 - Stats

GROUP E   
Lukoil Academic Sofia vs. CSU Asesoft 92-77 - Stats
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 80-67 - Stats
Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 79-75 - Stats

GROUP F   
Aykon TED Ankara vs. Alba Fehervar 84-64 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Nizhny Novgorod 52-60 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. Khimik Yuzhne 91-87 - Stats


GROUP G   
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Unics Kazan 62-88 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Banvit Bandirma 91-77 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 70-75 - Stats

GROUP H   
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 92-74 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Panionios Athens 93-89 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 90-76 - Stats






December 12, 2013 - Regular Season Round 9 MVP: Jason Love, Belfius Mons-Hainaut

jason loveBelfius Mons-Hainaut has arrived to the party a bit late this season since it won two of the last three games when the deal was mostly sealed in Group D. However, thanks to the latest 91-90 home win over Telekom Baskets Bonn this week, Jason Love can claim weekly MVP honors as his index rating performance of 34 - the most among winning players this week - lifted his team to its second win. Love scored 20 points including 8 of 9 two-pointers, pulled 14 rebounds, dished 3 assists, had 2 steals and drew 8 fouls for a complete performance in the game. Second in line was Tyshawn Abbott of Kalev Cramo, another team that got its second win this week. Read more here.





December 11, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 9

Alba Fehervar 82 - 80 Buducnost Voli Podgorica

In a clash of two already-eliminated teams, Alba Fehervar used a late 12-3 run to down the visiting Buducnost VOLI 82-80 on Wednesday. Both teams now hold 2-7 record in Group F, but Buducnost has the edge due to a 6-point victory over Alba in Round 4. In a close game, Buducnost had the largest lead of the night, 69-75 with little over 4 minutes to go. But Braydon Hobbs, Ramone Moore and Anthony Olah rallied the hosts to their second win in a debut Eurocup season. Read more here.

Banvit Bandirma 95 - 76 Maccabi Haifa Bazan

Banvit Bandirma improved its chances to reach the Eurocup Last 32 in Group G by downing Maccabi Haifa Bazan 95-76 at home on Wednesday. Banvit improved to 5-4 and will reach the Last 16 if it beats VEF Riga in the Latvian capital next week, regardless of other scores. Banvit will be second if it wins and Kalev Cramo Tallinn beats Haifa. It will third if it wins or loses in Riga by up to 19 points and Haifa wins. Haifa dropped to 6-3. Read more here.

Spartak Saint Petersburg 77 - 88 Bisons Loimaa

Bisons Loimaa beat Spartak St. Petersburg 77-88 on the road to temporarily extend its season, but its Last 32 hopes came to an end later Wednesday when other results in Group H did not go the Finnish champs’ way. Accordingly Bisons, which sits in fourth place in the group with a 4-5 record, has been mathematically eliminated from reaching the next stage. Spartak dropped to 3-6 and is tied for fifth place. The game was close throughout the first three quarters. Read more here.

Radnicki Kragujevac 91 - 81 Neptunas Klaipeda

History was made Wednesday when Radnicki beat Neptunas 91-81 to reach the Eurocup Last 32 in its first season in the competition and Marko Marinovic tied the Eurocup single game assists record with 15. Radnicki improved to 5-4 and guaranteed at least third place in Group H. Neptunas slipped to 3-6 and is tied for fifth place in the group. Radnicki led from start to finish, boosting the difference into the 20s before Neptunas closed the gap late in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

Kalev Cramo Tallinn 84 - 69 MZT Skopje Aerodrom

Kalev Cramo Tallinn pleased its fans with a last Eurocup home win this season by downing MZT Skopje Aerodrom 84-69 in Group G in the Estonian capital on Wednesday. Both teams were out of the Last 32 race before this game. Kalev improved to 2-7 and will be fifth in Group G at the end of the regular season and Skopje dropped to 1-8 and will be sixth. Ty Abbott paced the winners with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 87 - 92 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

A thrilling battle in Russia ended up with a visiting winner as Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler survived Nizhny Novgorod by 87-92 on Wednesday evening. Both teams dominated in several times of the game and the guests came up with the upper hand on the final buzzer. Both teams combined for as many as 28 three-pointers and Luke Babbitt had 8 for the hosts. The win lifts TED Ankara to a 5-4 record in Group F with good options still to make the Last 32 and one round left. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 98 - 51 VEF Riga


Once again, there was only on team on the court on Wednesday when Unics Kazan defeated VEF Riga at home by 98-51. The game was already decided in the halftime break when the hosts dominated by 38-25 and then came back with an 11-1 in the third period. The win leaves Unics unbeaten at the top of Group G with a 9-0 record. VEF Riga, on the other hand, drops to 4-5 and will have a last chance in Round 10 in a head-to-head duel with Banvit Bandirma. Read more here.


December 10, 2013

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 72 - 83 Alba Berlin

Already qualified Alba Berlin pulled away in the second half, downing BCM Gravelines 72-83, and clinching first place in Group D on Tuesday. Alba improved to 7-2, and has beaten Gravelines, which drops to 6-3, in both head-to-head clashes. The Berliners started pulling late in the third quarter. After score being tied at 50-50, Vojdan Stojanovski scored 10 points during run that lifted Alba to 57-71, paving a way to victory. Read more here.

Elan Chalon sur Saone 81 - 79 Bilbao Basket

Elan Chalon-sur-Saone edged Bilbao Basket 81-79 in a thriller, keeping alive its chances of advancing on Tuesday. This is the third win in the last four matches for Chalon, while Bilbao suffered its fifth consecutive loss. Both teams hold 4-5 record in the fourth place of Group B, however Bilbao holds a tiebreaker due to a 10-point win in Round 4. Chalon took the lead early, but it evaporated in the third quarter and Bilbao’s 2-14 run for 50-59. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 70 - 58 PAOK Thessaloniki


Khimik Yuzhne rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit to PAOK Thessaloniki 70-58 and advance to the Last 32 on Tuesday. Khimik improves to 6-3 in the sole possession of the second place in Group F, while PAOK drops to 5-4. Khimik trailed 23-33 at halftime, and game was tied late in the fourth quarter 51-51 before the hosts pulled away. Paul Delaney scored 10 points in the key run, and finished with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Read more here.





December 10, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 9: it's decision time!

Round 9 of the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season is here! With just two rounds remaining, 10 teams have already made it to the Last 32. Many more teams can join them with spots still available in all eight groups; likewise others can run out of chances to advance, too. Five games open action on Tuesday, including all three Group D showdowns, followed by 19 more on another busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 9:

GROUP A   
Cibona Zagreb vs. Telenet Ostend 82-85 - Stats
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. FoxTown Cantu 86-74 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. Artland Dragons 65-44 - Stats

GROUP B   
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Bilbao Basket 81-79 - Stats
EWE Baskets vs. Belgacom Spirou 74-82 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. Cedevita Zagreb 77-68 - Stats

GROUP C   
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Paris Levallois 72-74 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Valencia Basket 62-94 - Stats
Union OLimpija vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 74-61 - Stats

GROUP D   
BCM Gravelines vs. Alba Berlin 72-85 - Stats
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 91-90 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. CAI Zaragoza 83-81 - Stats


GROUP E   
CSU Asesoft vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 69-77 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Khimki Moscow Region 76-95 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Lukoil Academic 74-61 - Stats

GROUP F   
Khimik Yuzhne vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 70-58 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Aykon TED Ankara 87-92 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Buducnost Voli 82-80 - Stats

GROUP G   
Unics Kazan vs. VEF Riga 98-51 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 95-76 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. MZT Skopje 84-69 - Stats

GROUP H   
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Bisons Loimaa 77-88 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 77-67 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 91-81 - Stats






December 6, 2013 - Regular Season Round 8 MVP: Marc Carter, Panionios Athens

marc carterOn Wednesday night, Panionios Athens picked up a valuable road win that could be worth a Last 32 spot. In its 78-86 victory over Neptunas Klaipeda, the Greek club enjoyed the invaluable leadership of Marc Carter, who shined with a performance index rating of 34, which proved to be the highest among players on winning teams and earned him the competition’s weekly MVP honor. Carter did everything on court for Panionios: he scored 29 points (5 of 7 two-pointers, 5 of 6 threes, 4 of 5 free throws), pulled down 4 rebounds, dished 7 assists and drew 3 fouls. Next in line were two players tied with index ratings of 32 each: Jared Berggren of Telenet Ostend and Earl Rowland of Banvit Bandirma. Berggren scored 24 points on 10-of-12 two-point shooting plus 6 boards, while Rowland netted 20 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Read more here.





December 4, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 8

Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 101 - 96 Cibona Zagreb

In a high-scoring showdown, Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck grabbed its second win in Group A by edging Cibona Zagreb 101-96 at home on Wednesday. Artland improved to 2-6 and still had slim chances to advance while Cibona dropped to 1-7 and is out of the Last 32 race. Brandon Thomas paced the winners with 27 points. David Holston added 22 while Guido Grunheid had 14 for Quakenbrueck. Read more here.

Buducnost Voli Podgorica 88 - 91 Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod advanced to the Last 32 in Group F by edging Buducnost Voli Podgorica 88-91 in the Montenegrin capital on Wednesday. Nizhny Novgorod improved to 7-1 in Group F and will clinch first place if it beats Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler next week or if Khimik Yuzhne tops PAOK Thessaloniki. Buducnost dropped to 2-6 and is mathematically out of the Last 32 race. Primoz Brezec paced the winners with 21 points. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 84 - 65 PAOK Thessaloniki

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler stayed in the race to reach the Last 32 in Group F and grabbed its third consecutive win by downing PAOK Thessaloniki 84-65 at home on Wednesday. Ankara improved to 4-4 in Group F and is one win behind PAOK and Khimik Yuzhne, which tie for second place at 5-3 apiece. Clay Tucker paced the winners with 24 points. Kristaps Valters added 15, Vladimir Golubovic got 12 and 13 rebounds for yet another double-double. Read more here.

Cedevita Zagreb 64 - 72 EWE Baskets Oldenburg

EWE Baskets Oldenburg grinded out a huge 64-72 road win over Cedevita Zagreb on Wednesday. Both teams now have 5-3 record in a share of the second place in Group B, but EWE Baskets hold a tie-breaker for winning both head-to-head games. The hosts led for the most part of the opening three quarters, but never more than 45-39. However, four consecutive triples, including two from Nemanja Aleksandrov, put the visitors up 56-65, and they never relinquished the lead. Read more here.

Spartak Saint Petersburg 81 - 68 Radnicki Kragujevac

Spartak St. Petersburg remains alive in the race to reach the Last 32 after downing Radnicki Kragujevac 81-68 on Wednesday. Spartak improved to 3-5 in Group H, while Radnicki slipped to 4-4, but was able to keep the important head-to-head tiebreaker against Spartak. Yaroslav Korolev led five Spartak scorers in double figures with 20 points, Donald McGrath added 18 on 4-of-7 three-point shooting plus 7 assists. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 85 - 73 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

A tough battle took place on Wednesday afternoon in Khimki, Russia as Khimki Moscow Region ended up surviving Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem by 85-73. The win lifts Khimki in Group E to a 7-1 record while Hapoel drops to 4-4, but is practically in the Last 32. Paul Davis led the winners with his 22 points and Petteri Koponen and Marko Popovic added 14 apiece. For Hapoel, Artsiom Parakhouski and Yotam Halperin led the way with 19 points each, and Lior Eliyahu added 18. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 94 - 44 Kalev Cramo Tallinn


Unics Kazan rolled at home on Wednesday and defeated Kalev Cramo Tallinn with hardly any problems at all by 94-44. The win allows Unics to stay undefeated in Group G with an 8-0 and also wins the group, while Kalev Cramo drops to 1-7 and is mathematically out of the Last 32 race. Andrew Goudelock led the winners with 18 points, Ian Vougioukas added 17 and Chuck Eidson and Evgeny Kolesnikov posted 10 apiece. Read more here.


December 3, 2013

Belfius Mons Hainaut 53 - 85 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque

BCM Gravelines cruised past already eliminated Belfius Mons Hainaut 53-85 on Tuesday. Gravelines improved to 6-2 in at least a share of the first place in Group D, and is on the verge of clinching a place in the Last 32, while Belfius Mons dropped to 1-7 in the last place. Gravelines took the lead for good half-way through the first quarter, before using a 2-17 run in the second to pull away to 22-43 and it never looked back. Read more here.

Elan Chalon sur Saone 80 - 82 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Travis Diener hit a shot just before the buzzer as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari edged Elan Chalon sur Saone 80-82 for a key win on Tuesday. Win improves Sassari to 6-2 in at least a share of the first place in Group B, while Chalon drops to 3-5 and will be eliminated if Oldenburg wins (keeps slim chances of advancing). Sassari hit 11 of its 14 triples in the first two quarters, and held 46-54 halftime lead. Read more here.

Ratiopharm Ulm 56 - 48 Paris Levallois

Ratiopharm Ulm led from start to finish, making another step towards clinching the first place in Group C, downing Paris Levallois 56-48 on Tuesday. Ulm already qualified for the Last 32, improves to 7-1 as it now holds a 6-game winning streak, while Paris drops to 2-6 and is all but mathematically eliminated. Ulm opened a double-digit lead in the first quarter, but Paris came within 31-29 early in the third. However, the hosts used an 11-0 run to pull away to 48-34. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 81 - 52 Alba Fehervar


Khimik Yuzhne got back to its winning ways, topping Alba Fehervar 81-52 and putting one foot in the next round on Tuesday. Win improves Khimik to 5-3 in Group F, and it will advance to the Last 32 if PAOK beats Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler on Wednesday. Meanwhile, this loss eliminated Alba, dropping it to 1-7 in the last place. The hosts took control early on, and used a 9-0 run in the second quarter for 37-25 halftime lead. Read more here.





December 3, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 8: stage set for big games!

Round 8 of the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season is here with only four teams - FoxTown Cantu, Ratiopharm Ulm, Khimki Moscow Region and Unics Kazan - having advanced so far among 24 that will reach the next round, the Last 32, along with eight teams coming from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Many teams can join them this week - and many others can run out of chances, too, so stay tuned for great action! Five games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 18 more on another busy Wednesday, while Alba Berlin faces Virtus Rome on Thursday Don't miss the fun! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 8:

GROUP A   
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 69-71 - Stats
Artland Dragons vs. Cibona Zagreb 101-96 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. FoxTown Cantu 77-75 - Stats

GROUP B   
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 80-82 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. Bilbao Basket 79-73 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. EWE Baskets 64-72 - Stats

GROUP C   
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Paris Levallois 56-48 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Cimberio Varese 83-80 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Union OLimpija 91-93 - Stats


GROUP D   
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. BCM Gravelines 53-85 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 71-60 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Virtus Rome 84-81 - Stats

GROUP E   
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 85-73 - Stats
Lukoil Academic vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 74-64 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 84-74 - Stats

GROUP F   
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Alba Fehervar 81-52 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 84-65 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. Nizhny Novgorod 88-91 - Stats

GROUP G   
Unics Kazan vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 94-44 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. VEF Riga 74-72 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Banvit Bandirma 68-86 - Stats

GROUP H   
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 81-68 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Panionios Athens 78-86 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Bisons Loimaa 83-74 - Stats






November 28, 2013 - Regular Season Round 7 MVP: Sasu Salin, Union Olimpija Ljubljana

sasu salinSome teams already advanced to the Last 32 this week already. One of them, Union Olimpija Ljubljana, is on the brink of doing so also, and it is in such good position thanks to the great performance of Sasu Salin who, racked up the best index rating among winning players this week, 32, to become the weekly MVP. Salin led Union Olimpija in a home blowout win over Asvel Villeurbanne by 86-48 thanks to his 25 points - 5 of 6 three-pointers -, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 4 fouls drawn. The player with the highest index rating this week, though not eligible because his team lost, was a familiar face: Mouphtaou Yarou of Radnicki Kragujevac with a 43 index rating thanks to his 27 points and 18 boards. Read more here.





November 27, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 7

CAI Zaragoza 75 - 50 Alba Berlin

CAI Zaragoza led from start to finish, and beat the visiting Alba Berlin 75-50 on Wednesday night. Win improves Zaragoza to 4-3 in a share of the third place in Group D, while Alba drops to 5-2 but remains in a share of the first place. Zaragoza grabbed control of the game from the start, taking 19-7 lead with Damjan Rudez nailing a pair of triples, and advantaged grew to 34-13 midway through the second. Read more here.

Telenet Ostend 87 - 71 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck

Telenet Ostend got closer to clinch a Last 32 spot in Group A by topping Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 87-71 at home on Wednesday. Ostend improved to 5-2 and could qualify as close as next week if it beats FoxTown Cantu and CEZ Basketball Nymburk downs Le Mans. Quakenbrueck dropped to 1-6 and is all but mathematically out of chances to advance. Andrija Stipanovic paced the winners with 20 points on 10-of-14 two-point shots. Read more here.

VEF Riga 78 - 67 Kalev Cramo Tallinn

VEF Riga beat Kalev Cramo Tallinn 78-67 and improved its record to 4-3 in Group G to stay in the run to advance to the Last 32. Kalev slipped to 1-6 and is very close to be eliminated. Kenan Bajramovic led the winners with 18 points and 6 rebounds for an index rating of 26, Janis Berzins bagged 17 points and Dee Brown tallied 15 points with 6 assists. Vlad Moldoveanu contributed 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for Kalev Cramo, Rain Veidman netted 14 points. Read more here.

Telekom Baskets Bonn 80 - 77 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque

Telekom Baskets Bonn got back to its winning ways, rallying late to edge BCM Gravelines 80-77 on Wednesday. Win improves Bonn to 4-3 in at least a share of the third place in Group D, while Gravelines drops to 5-2, but keeps tiebreaking advantage over Bonn due to an 8-point win in Round 2. Game was a close affair throughout 40 minutes, and Gravelines led 60-67 in the fourth quarter before Benas Veikalas and Jared Jordan hit some big shots, rallying the hosts to victory. Read more here.

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 85 - 71 Igokea Aleksandrovac

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem significantly boosted its Last 32 hopes by routing Igokea Aleksandrovac 85-71 in the Israeli capital. Jerusalem raised its record to 4-3 in Group E to stay in third place and also earned the potential head-to-head tiebreak advantage with Igokea, who dropped to now 2-5. Ronald Dupree tallied 22 points and 6 rebounds for Hapoel, Yotam Halperin scored 14, Artiom Parakhouski amassed 13 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

Banvit Bandirma 71 - 79 Unics Kazan

Unics Kazan held on for a tough road win at Banvit Bandirma 71-79 to remain undefeated and clinch a berth in the Last 32. The Group G leaders became the first team to advance from the group thanks to a strong team effort, led by Andrew Goudelock with 22 points. Unics never trailed, but Banvit stayed close throughout the game. In the end the visitors had the right tools to improve to 7-0, while dropping Banvit to 3-4. Read more here.

Cibona Zagreb 77 - 84 CEZ Basketball Nymburk

CEZ Basketball Nymburk held off a late Cibona Zagreb rally for a 77-84 road win in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. The Czech champs never trailed, pulling away with a 0-13 run en route to a 20-36 halftime lead. The visitors led by 22 in the fourth quarter before Davor Kus led a 14-0 run and late canned a triple to make it a 3-point game in the final minute. However Nymburk made 8 free throws in the final half-minute – 6 of them by Rado Rancik – to seal the win. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 86 - 66 Khimik Yuzhne

Nizhny Novgorod managed to pull a more difficult win than the final score might suggest, as it defeated Khimik Yuzhne, 86-66, at home on Wednesday. The win improves the winners' record to 6-1 in Group F and is almost in the Last 32, while Khimik drops to 4-3. The first three quarters saw several bursts on both sides and things remained mostlybalanced, 56-52 after 30 minutes. However, in the final period, the hosts started with an 8-0 and never looked back. Read more here.

Panionios Athens 76 - 69 Spartak Saint Petersburg


A tough battle took place on Wednesday afternoon in Athens as hosting Panionios Athens managed to survive Spartak St. Petersburg by 76-69. The hosts managed to build a double-digit lead midway through the game, but in the third quarter Spartak reacted and tied the game to start the final period. In the end, Errick McCollum lifted Panionios for a valuable win. Panionios stands now at 4-3 in Group H, while Spartak drops to 2-5. Read more here.


November 26, 2013

Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 64 - 72 Cedevita Zagreb

nolan smithCedevita Zagreb held off already-eliminated Belgacom Spirou Basket 64-72 to pick up its fourth consecutive win on Tuesday night. Victory improved Cedevita to 5-2, securing it at least a share of the first place in Group B, while Spirou remains winless after 7 games. Cedevita led for most of the encounter, but let its lead slip in the fourth quarter as the hosts went up 60-56. But Nolan Smith scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final 7 minutes of the game, and Cedevita finished it with a 0-7 run to seal the deal. Ivan Ramljak added 16 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 13 in victory. Devin Green amassed 13 points plus 13 rebounds for Spirou, and Mohamed Abukar also scored 13. Read more here.

Paris Levallois 77 - 65 Cimberio Varese

andrew albicyParis held off Cimberio Varese 77-65 on Tuesday, keeping alive its chances of advancing. Win improves Paris to 2-5 in the fifth place of Group C, while Cimberio drops to 1-6 and is all but mathematically eliminated. Paris pulled away to a double-digit lead in the second quarter, and led by as many as 14 points on several occasions, before the visitors rallied and cut it to 68-65 late in the fourth quarter. However, Jawad Williams and Daniel Ewing put the game out of reach. Paris had six scorers in double figures, as Andrew Albicy finished with 15 points, Williams had 14 points plus 8 rebounds, while Maleye Ndoye netted 13. Keydren Clark scored 18 for the visitors. Read more here.

Ratiopharm Ulm 92 - 84 Valencia Basket Club

cameron longRatiopharm Ulm continued its good form and is on the verge of advancing to the Last 32, after downing Valencia Basket Club 92-84 on Tuesday. It is the fifth consecutive win for Ulm, improving it to 6-1 atop of Group C, while Valencia drops to 4-3 in at least a share of the third place. Valencia did win head-to-head tiebreaker, however, because of its 16-point victory in Round 2. Ulm did not trail again after putting together a 12-0 run in the second quarter, and pulled away to a double-digit margin in the third. The hosts hit 12 triples, but the visitors kept coming back, until Cameron Long ignited a 7-0 run late in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 83 - 55 Lukoil Academic Sofia

paul davisKhimki Moscow Region never trailed and tharshed Lukoil Academic Sofia 83-55, picking up its sixth consecutive win on Tuesday. Khimki improves to 6-1 atop of Group E, and will claim a place in the Last 32 if Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem defeats Igokea Aleksandrovac in the Israeli capital on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Lukoil drops to 2-5. The hosts led from start to finish, and pulled away for good in the first period, using a 16-0 spurt that gave them 29-11 lead after 2 minutes in the second quarter. Lukoil never came closer than 11 points, as Khimki cruised to victory. Paul Davis collected 20 points plus 7 rebounds in less than 22 minutes, while Petteri Koponen added 16 points plus 8 assists. Read more here.





November 26, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 7: decisive games ahead!

It is decision time in the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season! Round 7 arrives with the first chance for as many as six teams to make it to the next round, the Last 32. Many other teams are already in do-or-die situations in which another loss would make them run out of chances to advance. Four games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 20 more on another busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 7:

GROUP A   
Cibona Zagreb vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 77-84 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Artland Dragons 87-71 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 88-86 - Stats

GROUP B   
Belgacom Spirou vs. Cedevita Zagreb 64-72 - Stats
EWE Baskets vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 73-83 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 91-93 - Stats

GROUP C   
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Valencia Basket 92-84 - Stats
Paris Levallois vs. Cimberio Varese 77-65 - Stats
Union OLimpija vs. Asvel Villeurbanne 86-48 - Stats

GROUP D   
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. BCM Gravelines 80-77 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Alba Berlin 75-50 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 60-61 - Stats


GROUP E   
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Lukoil Academic 83-55 - Stats
Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 85-71 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. CSU Asesoft 91-87 - Stats

GROUP F   
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Khimik Yuzhne 86-66 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara vs. Buducnost Voli 81-75 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Alba Fehervar 68-64 - Stats

GROUP G   
Banvit Bandirma vs. Unics Kazan 71-79 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 78-67 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 79-60 - Stats

GROUP H   
Panionios Athens vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 76-69 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 74-83 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 75-73 - Stats






November 21, 2013 - Regular Season Round 6 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

vladimir golubovicAnother round passed by with 24 games with battles all across Europe, but when the dust settled only one winning player earned MVP honors for Round 6 and that was none other than Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler, as he racked up an index rating of 36. Golubovic led his team to a valuable road win at Khimik Yuzhne by a slim 79-81 with a great performance that included 22 points, 17 rebounds, 2 blocks and 9 drawn fouls. Next in line was Alando Tucker of Lukoil Academic Sofia who fell short by a single point as he had an index rating of 35. Tucker scored 29 points - including 11 of 12 free throws -, pulled 5 boards and drew 8 fouls in his team's win to Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. Read more here.





November 20, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 6

Cimberio Varese 82 - 83 Union Olimpija Ljubljana

Deividas Gailius nailed a triple with 3 seconds to go in overtime, and Union Olimpija Ljubljana rallied from a double-digit deficit on the road to edge Cimberio Varese 82-83 in a wild game on Wednesday night. Win improves Olimpija to 4-2 in a share of the second place in Group C, while Varese joins Paris at the bottom of the standings with 1-5 record, and is all but eliminated from the race for the Last 32. Read more here.

Alba Berlin 76 - 61 Telekom Baskets Bonn

In an all-German showdown, Alba Berlin pulled away in the fourth quarter to down Telekom Baskets Bonn 76-61 on Wednesday. Win improves Alba to 5-1 in a share of the first place of Group D, while Bonn dropped to 3-3 in a share of the third place. The visitors led for most of the first half, but Berliners caught up after the break, and led by David Logan and his two triples at the start of the fourth quarter, pulled away to a double-digit margin, 64-54. Read more here.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 74 - 64 Virtus Rome

BCM Gravelines Dunquerke improved to 5-1 and kept tying for first place in Group D by topping Virtus Rome 74-64 at home on Wednesday. Gravelines ties with Alba Berlin for first place while Rome dropped to 2-4. Ousmane Camara paced the winners with 20 points on 8-of-9 two-pointers and 8 rebounds. Juby Johnson added 15 points on 5-of-9 three-point shots while Cyril Akpomedah had 11 and 9 rebounds for Gravelines. Quinton Hosley led Rome with 16 points. Read more here.

Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 60 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm

Ratiopharm Ulm led from start to finish, handling Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 60-78 for its fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday. Win keeps Ulm atop of the Group C standings with 5-1 record, while Asvel drops to 3-3. The visitors took control at the start of the game with 5-18 lead, and they never looked back. Asvel did not manage to bring the deficit down to single digits, and Ulm cruised to an important away victory, sweeping Asvel this season. Read more here.

Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 68 - 81 FoxTown Cantu

Fox Town Cantu remained unbeaten in Group A after topping Artland Dragons 68-81 on the road in Quakenbrueck, Germany. Pietro Aradori had an outstanding performance with 29 points on 7-of-9 three-point shooting, Joe Ragland added 13 points with 7 assists and Maarty Leunen scored 12. Brandon Thomas was the main man for Artland with 13 points , David Holston collected 11 points and 7 assists and Kenneth Frease scored 10. Read more here.

Radnicki Kragujevac 84 - 77 Panionios Athens

Radnicki Kragujevac beat Panionios Athens 84-77 and climbed into second place in Group H with a 4-2 record. The winners also earned the point-difference tiebreaker with the Greek team. Panionios remains third at 3-3. Marko Marinovic paced the winners with 20 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds, Mouphtaou combined for 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dusan Mladjan added 12 points, Sava Levic 11 and Stefan Jovic chipped in 10. Read more here.

Neptunas Klaipeda 85 - 72 Bisons Loimaa

Neptunas Klaipeda remains alive in the hunt to advance to the next stage after downing Bisons Loimaa 85-72 on Wednesday. Neptunas raised its record to 2-4 to tie Bisons and Spartak St. Petersburg, just a win outside from the third place. Marius Runkauskas was hot from downtown in the last three minutes and collected 16 points to lead the winners with Martynas Mazeika also posting 16, while Justus Sinica added 15 and Vytautas Sarakauskas pulled down 10 boards. Read more here.

CEZ Basketball Nymburk 73 - 51 Telenet Ostend

CEZ Basketball Nymburk stayed in the race to reach the Last 32 in Group A by thrashing Telenet Ostend 73-51 in Prague, the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Nymburk improved to 3-3 in Group A while Ostend dropped to 4-2. Nymburk lost 90-83 in Ostend, so it would have the tie-break advantage if both teams tie at the end of this round. Rasid Mahalbasic paced the winners with 15 points. Tre Simmons added 13 while Dylan Page had 12 for Nymburk. Read more here.

Kalev Cramo Tallinn 75 - 72 Banvit Bandirma

Kalev Cramo Tallinn registered its first win in the 2013-14 Eurocup by edging Banvit Bandirma 75-72 in Group G in the Estonian capital on Wednesday. Kalev improved to 1-5 in Group G and grabbed its first Eurocup win since November 27, 2007, breaking an 11-game losing streak in the competition. Banvit dropped to 3-3 and now ties for third place with VEF Riga. Tanel Sokk paced the winners with 15 points. Vlad Moldoveanu and Frank Elegar each added 11 for Kalev. Read more here.

MZT Skopje Aerodrom 70 - 77 VEF Riga

VEF Riga improved to 3-3 in Group G and improved its chances to reach the Last 32 by edging MZT Skopje Aerodrom 70-77 on the road on Wednesday. VEF now ties with Banvit for third place in Group G while Skopje dropped to 1-5. Kenan Bajramovic paced the winners with 16 points. Antywane Robinson, Arturs Strelnieks and Dee Brown each added 14 for VEF. Brown added 8 assists while Robinson pulled down 9 rebounds. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic Sofia 76 - 63 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

Resurgent Lukoil Academic Sofia won its second straight game and first under new head coach Dimitris Galanis, beating Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 76-63 in the Bulgarian capital Wednesday. After Hapoel took its only lead of the game, 49-50 late in the third quarter, the hosts reeled off 10 straight points and never looked back. Sofia improved to 2-4 and dropped Jerusalem to 3-3. The result also gave Sofia a potential tiebreak advantage over Hapoel. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 79 - 81 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler edged Khimik Yuzhne 79-81 on Wednesday to return to the fight for a spot in the next stage. Vladimir Golubovic scored twice in a 0-9 fourth-quarter run that gave the visitors the lead for good and Ankara held on late as Khimik tried to rally. The result lifted Ankara to 2-4 in Group F, while Khimik dropped to 4-2. Golubovic starred with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks to lead the winners. Read more here.

Spartak Saint Petersburg 61 - 64 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul


Besiktas Integral Forex rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to beat Spartak St. Petersburg 61-64 on the road Wednesday. Mehmet Yagmur scored the go-ahead three with less than a minute to go and then helped ice the win with free throws in the final seconds. Chris Lofton keyed the win with 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. The victory left Besiktas atop the Group H standings with a 5-1 record, while Spartak dropped to 2-4. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 79 - 58 Maccabi Haifa Bazan

In a sentimental game that started with a minute of silence to honor the victims of the plane crash that took place in Kazan just a few days earlier, hosting Unics had to wait until the final period to pull away and defeat Maccabi Haifa Bazan by 79-58 on Wedensday. The win lifts Unics to a 6-0 record in Group G and remains the undefeated leader and almost becaomes a Last 32 team. On the other hand, Maccabi stop its winning streak and drops to 4-2. Read more here.


November 19, 2013

Valencia Basket Club 98 - 52 Paris Levallois

Valencia Basket hit its Eurocup club record 19 three-pointers, thrashing Paris Levallois 98-52 on Tuesday. The former two-time champion improves to 4-2 in Group C, while Paris dropped to 1-5. Valencia hit 19 triples on 35 attempts, coming one shy of Eurocup all-time record 20 triples, set by Unics Kazan in 2009-10. The hosts led from start to finish, opening the game with a 10-0 run, and they never looked back. Read more here.

Elan Chalon sur Saone 91 - 77 Belgacom Spirou Charleroi

Elan Chalon sur Saone rallied from a double digit deficit to beat Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 91-77 on Tuesday. Win improved Elan Chalon to 2-4 in the fifth place of Group B, while Spirou remains winless and is all but mathematically eliminated. The visitors built a 28-39 advantage, but Elan Chalon rallied after halftime. The hosts opened the third quarter with a 12-2 run, before a series of dunks from Jordan Aboudou helped them pull away early in the fourth. Read more here.

Buducnost Voli Podgorica 69 - 75 PAOK Thessaloniki

PAOK Thessaloniki held off Buducnost Voli Podgorica 69-75, for the second head-to-head win in the Montenegrin capital on Tuesday. Victory improved PAOK to 4-2 in Group F, while Buducnost dropped to 2-4. The visitors pulled away with a run late in the third quarter, building 50-61 lead, before Suad Sehovic rallied Buducnost. However, Kostas Charalampidis and D.J. Cooper sealed the deal in the final 70 seconds. Read more here.

Cedevita Zagreb 89 - 79 Bilbao Basket


Cedevita Zagreb used its balanced attack and 13 three-pointers, downing Bilbao Basket 89-79 in the Croatian capital on Tuesday. It is the third consecutive win for Cedevita, and the second straight loss for Bilbao, as both teams now have 4-2 record in Group B, but Cedevita holds a tiebreak advantage. The hosts had 9 players scoring between 8 and 13 points, leading for majority of the game. The hosts took the lead for good early in the third quarter. Read more here.





November 19, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 6: decisive games ahead!

The Eurocup regular season reaches Round 6 with 2 undefeated teams - FoxTown Cantu in Group A and Unics Kazan in Group G - and three other squads still looking for their first win. Everyone has faced all of its regular season group opponents so expect even more interesting showdowns from now on! Five games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 19 more on, as always, a busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 6:

GROUP A   
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Telenet Ostend 73-51 - Stats
Artland Dragons vs. FoxTown Cantu 68-81 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. Cibona Zagreb 53-64 - Stats

GROUP B   
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Bilbao Basket 89-79 - Stats
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Belgacom Spirou 91-77 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. EWE Baskets 82-74 - Stats

GROUP C   
Valencia Basket vs. Paris Levallois 98-52 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 60-78 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Union OLimpija 82-83 - Stats

GROUP D   
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. CAI Zaragoza 65-104 - Stats
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque vs. Virtus Rome 74-64 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 76-61 - Stats


GROUP E   
Lukoil Academic vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 76-63 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Khimki Moscow Region 72-95 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 110-98 - Stats

GROUP F   
Buducnost Voli vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 69-75 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Aykon TED Ankara 79-81 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Nizhny Novgorod 78-84 - Stats

GROUP G   
Unics Kazan vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 79-58 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. VEF Riga 70-77 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. Banvit Bandirma 75-72 - Stats

GROUP H   
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 61-64 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Bisons Loimaa 85-72 - Stats

Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Panionios Athens 84-77 - Stats





November 14, 2013 - Regular Season Round 5 MVP: Mike Green, Khimki Moscow Region

mike greenIt took Khimki Moscow Region a big effort to pull a 86-91 road win at Igokea Aleksandrovac and the big instigator of the victory for the Russian team was Michael Green who, in the process, earned weekly MVP honors for Regular Season Round 5 . Green racked up an index rating of 34 based on 17 points - 4 of 5 twos, 6 of 6 free throws -, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal and 10 drawn fouls. He therefore was the most valued player among winning teams - and overall - this week to earn the honor. Second in line was Spartak St. Petersburg's Steven Burtt with an index rating of 32. He scored 21 points and dished 9 assists that built up in his index rating column. Read more here.





November 13, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 5

Unics Kazan 85 - 61 MZT Skopje Aerodrom

There was no other team on court than Unics Kazan on the court on Wednesday, as the Russian team blasted MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-61 at home. Unics managed to start the game with a 29-13 first-quarter score and never looked back. The winners stay undefeated midway through the regular season in Group G with a 5-0, while MZT Skopje drops to 1-4. Andrew Goudelock led the winners with his 20 points, Ian Vougioukas added 16 and Chuck Eidson contributed 11. Read more here.

Kalev Cramo Tallinn 64 - 68 Maccabi Haifa Bazan

Maccabi Haifa Bazan improved to 4-1 in Group G and grabbed its fourth consecutive win - three of them on the road - by rallying from a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Kalev Cramo Tallinn 64-68 in the Estonian capital on Wednesday. Donta Smith paced the winners with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Brian Randle added 15 points while Ike Ofoegbu had 13 for Haifa. Ty Abbott led Kalev with 14 points. Read more here.

Banvit Bandirma 83 - 64 VEF Riga

In a battle of Eurocup powerhouses in recent years, Banvit Bandirma moved up to 3-2 in Group G by downing VEF Riga 83-64 at home on Wednesday. Sammy Mejia and Chuck Davis paced the winners with 15 points apiece. E.J. Rowland added 14 for Banvit. Kenan Barjamovic led VEF with 12 points. Derrick Nix added 11 for the guests, which dropped to 2-3. VEF battled hard in the opening minutes of the game and trailed 28-23 early in the second quarter. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 84 - 76 Buducnost Voli Podgorica

Khimik Yuzhne held off Buducnost Voli 84-76 to retain a share of first place in Group F. Rolands Freimanis scored 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter to keep Khimik alive and Matt Gatens also scored 17 in addition to 8 rebounds for the hosts, who improved to 4-1 in Group F. Buducnost took charge early behind Aleksandar Capin and led by 11 after one quarter. Khimik closed within 5 at halftime and 4 through three quarters before Khimik took charge in the 4th quarter. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 87 - 53 PAOK Thessaloniki

Despite a balanced first quarter, Nizhny Novgorod soared in the second half over PAOK Thessaloniki to take a 87-53 home in on Wednesday night. The winners improved their record to 4-1 to lead Group F and, in the process, knock PAOK off the top of the ladder for a 3-2. Dijon Thompson led the winners with his 15 points and 11 rebounds, Vadim Panin added 14, Dmitry Golovin nailed 13, Dimitriy Khvostov posted 12 and Primoz Brezec had 10. Read more here.

Cibona Zagreb 79 - 86 FoxTown Cantu


FoxTown Cantu stayed undefeated and improved to 5-0 in Group A by downing end-of-the-table Cibona Zagreb 79-86 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Cantu stays as one of the two undefeated teams - along with Unics Kazan in Group G - left in the Eurocup after 5 games. Cibona dropped to 0-5 and registered its 17th loss in as many Eurocup games. Pietro Aradori paced the winners with 20 points. Michael Jenkins added 15. Read more here.


November 12, 2013

Belfius Mons Hainaut 57 - 77 Alba Berlin

David Logan scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Alba Berlin pulled away for 57-77 road win over Belfius Mons Hainaut on Tuesday night. Win improves Alba to 4-1 in a share of the Group D lead, while Belfius Mons remains winless midway through the regular season campaign. Even though Berliners led for majority of the game, the hosts remained close for three quarters before Logan led Alba to a double-digit advantage it never relinquished. Read more here.

Virtus Rome 75 - 85 Telekom Baskets Bonn

Telekom Baskets Bonn used a huge second quarter for a crucial road win, defeating Virtus Rome 75-85 on Tuesday night. Win improves Telekom Baskets to 3-2, in a sole possession of the third place in Group D, while Virtus Rome drops to 2-3 in a share of the fourth place. The hosts led early, but Bonn finished the second quarter on a 1-16 run, opening up 33-48 halftime lead. Rome never came closer than 9 points rest of the way. Read more here.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 85 - 67 CAI Zaragoza

BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque hit 14 triples, used huge fourth quarter, and rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the visiting CAI Zaragoza 85-67 on Tuesday. Win improved Gravelines to 4-1, in a share of the top spot in Group D, while Zaragoza drops to 2-3, in a share of the fourth place in the standings. The game of streaks started with the visitors grabbing an early 2-15 lead, only for Gravelines to end up in front 33-22 in the second quarter. Read more here.

Elan Chalon sur Saone 65 - 80 Cedevita Zagreb

Cedevita assured itself at least a share of third place in Group B halfway through the Eurocup Regular Season when it took out injury-plagued host Elan Chalon-sur-Saone 65-80 on the road Tuesday. Cedevita raised its record to 3-2, a victory behind co-leaders Bilbao Basket and EWE Baskets Oldenburg, while 2-2 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari plays Wednesday. Cedevita made its move with a 1-11 run bridging the first two quarters. Read more here.

EWE Baskets Oldenburg 91 - 86 Bilbao Basket

A historic streak fell to a barrage of great shooting as EWE Baskets downed visiting Bilbao Basket 91-96 in the first Eurocup regular season loss ever for the visitors. Until Tuesday, Bilbao had won 22 straight regular season games over four separate seasons since debuting in the competition on November 25, 2008 with a victory against Hemofarm Stada. The streak ended when Robin Smeulders of Oldenburg ended a last-ditch Bilbao rally by making a layup with 3 seconds left. Read more here.

CEZ Basketball Nymburk 86 - 70 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck


CEZ Basketball Nymburk picked up a crucial win, beating Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 86-70 on Tuesday. Win improves Nymburk to 2-3 in a sole possession of the fourth place in Group A, while Artland drops to 1-4. The Czech champion scored 12 consecutive points during a 17-3 spurt to end the second quarter and build 43-31 halftime lead. Artland regained the lead by opening the second half with a 0-13 run, however, Nymburk paced by Dylan Page and Jiri Welsch. Read more here.





November 12, 2013 - Regular season, Round 5: The midway point arrives!

The midway point of the of the Eurocup regular season hits this week! Twenty-four Round 5 games over two days will leave every team with five played and will help clear up the race for the Last 32. Three teams enter Round 5 with perfect records intact, while six are in the hunt for their first wins. In five of the eight regular groups, there is currently a tie for the pivotal third place and in three of those the teams that are tied will square off against one another. Plenty of great Eurocup action awaits! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 5:

GROUP A   
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Artland Dragons 86-70 - Stats
Cibona Zagreb vs. FoxTown Cantu 79-86 - Stats

Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. Telenet Ostend 71-80 - Stats

GROUP B   
EWE Baskets vs. Bilbao Basket 91-86 - Stats
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Cedevita Zagreb 65-80 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. Belgacom Spirou 94-78 - Stats

GROUP C   
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Valencia Basket 79-76 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 77-78 - Stats
Union OLimpija vs. Paris Levallois 74-66 - Stats


GROUP D   
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque vs. CAI Zaragoza 85-67 - Stats
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Alba Berlin 57-77 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 75-85 - Stats

GROUP E   
CSU Asesoft vs. Lukoil Academic 72-85 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 81-80 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Khimki Moscow Region 86-91 - Stats

GROUP F   
Nizhny Novgorod vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 87-53 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Buducnost Voli 84-76 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Aykon TED Ankara 92-84 - Stats


GROUP G   
Unics Kazan vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-61 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. VEF Riga 83-64 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 64-68 - Stats

GROUP H   
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 88-75 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Bisons Loimaa 74-62 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 70-77 - Stats






November 7, 2013 - Regular Season Round 4 MVP: Joe Ragland, FoxTown Cantu

joe raglandAfter another flurry of games in Round 4, only one player managed to lead his team to victory in a more efficient way than the others. This week it was none other than FoxTown Cantu's Joe Ragland, who racked up an index rating of 36, the most among players in winning teams. Ragland scored 19 points, pulled 6 boards, dished 7 assists, had 3 steals and drew 4 fouls for an index rating of 36 and to lead his team to a 88-73 home win over CEZ Basketball Nymburk. Ragland became the second FoxTown Cantu player this season to earn MVP honors after Pietro Aradori did the same on opening week. Read more here.





November 6, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 4

CAI Zaragoza 74 - 68 Virtus Rome

CAI Zaragoza evened its record in Group D at 2-2 with a 74-68 win at home over Virtus Rome. Joseph Jones collected 17 points and 9 rebounds while Giorgi Shermandini had 15 points for Zaragoza, which snapped a two-game losing streak with the win. Viktor Sanikidze added 12 points and Pedro Llompart chipped in 10 points for the winners. Rome saw its two-game winning streak come to an end in dropping to 2-2 despite Jimmy Baron scoring 14 points. Read more here.

Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 53 - 70 EWE Baskets

EWE Baskets Oldenburg thrashed Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 53-70, picking up its third consecutive victory on Wednesday night at Spiroudome. EWE Baskets improved to 3-1, in a second place of Group B, while Spirou remains winless at the bottom of the standings. The visitors trailed only in the opening minute, built a double-digit lead by the halftime, before putting the game away in the third quarter. Rickey Paulding paced the winners with 15 points. Read more here.

Ratiopharm Ulm 83 - 80 Union Olimpija Ljubljana

Ratiopharm Ulm improved its mark to 3-1 in the tight Group C with an 83-80 victory at home over Union Olimpija Ljubljana. Will Clyburn led the way for Ulm with 17 points and 6 rebounds while Edgar Sosa had 11 points and Matt Howard added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Ljubljana dropped its record to 2-2 overall and 0-2 on the road despite Alen Omic collecting 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Deividas Gailius scored 12 points. Read more here.

Valencia Basket Club 98 - 64 Cimberio Varese

Valencia Basket moved up to 3-1 in Group C by overwhelming Cimberio Varese 98-64 at home on Wednesday. Justin Doellman paced the winners with 26 points on 8-of-9 two-point shots and 7-of-7 free throws. Pablo Aguilar added 16 while Sam Van Rossom and Oliver Lafayette each had 13 for Valencia, which downed 13-of-24 three-point shots and 9-of-9 free throw attempts tonight. Aubrey Coleman had 14 points for Varese, which dropped to 1-3. Read more here.

FoxTown Cantu 88 - 73 CEZ Basketball Nymburk

FoxTown Cantu stayed undefeated in Group A and improved to 4-0 by downing CEZ Basketball Nymburk 88-73. Joe Ragland paced the winners with 19 points. Stefano Gentile added 18, Maarty Leunen had 13 while Roberto Rullo got 12 for Cantu, which downed 13-of-24 three-point shots tonight. Dylan Page led Nymburk with 16 points. Vojtech Hruban added 13, rado Rancik had 12, Tre Simmons got 11 while Rasid Mahalbasic contributed 10 for the guests. Read more here.

Telekom Baskets Bonn 74 - 63 Belfius Mons Hainaut

Telekom Baskets Bonn notched its second straight victory in Group D of the Eurocup, beating Belfius Mons Hainaut at home 74-63. Jamel McLean scored 23 points for Bonn, which used a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to decide the game. Tony Gaffney had 13 points in his season debut in helping Bonn improve to 2-2 in the group while Ryan Brooks added 12 points and 5 steals and Benas Veikalas chipped in 10 points. Read more here.

Buducnost Voli Podgorica 67 - 61 Alba Fehervar

Buducnost Podgorica downed Alba Fehervar 67-61 at Moraca Arena in Group F to stay alive in the run to the next round with a 2-2 record. The result left Alba still winless. Suad Sehovic and Aleksandar Capin paced the winners with 12 points each, Vladimir Mihailovic added 11 and Nikola Ivanovic chipped in 10, while big man Jeleel Akindele pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked 5 shots for the winners. Read more here.

Bisons Loimaa 74 - 73 Spartak Saint Petersburg

Bisons Loimaa seems like it can’t live without drama as Tuukka Kotti scored a game-winning basket, lifting the Finnish side to a thrilling 74-73 win over Spartak Saint Petersburg. Win improves Loimaa to 2-2 in a share of the third place of Group H, while Spartak dropped its third straight game, and now hold 1-3 record. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the night, and Spartak held 72-73 in the final seconds, but Kotti scored his eleventh two-pointer of the game. Read more here.

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 71 - 57 Panionios Athens

Doron Perkins scored 17 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, leading Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul to 71-57 win over Panionios Athens. Win improves Besiktas to 3-1 in a share of the top spot in Group H, while Panions drops to 2-2 in a share of the third place. The hosts had a double-digit lead in the second quarter, but Panionios rallied, tying it to 47-47 late in the fourth quarter, but there was no stopping Perkins in the final 10 minutes. Read more here.

PAOK Thessaloniki 77 - 69 Khimik Yuzhne

PAOK Thessaloniki recorded a 77-69 victory over previously undefeated Khimik Yuzhne to set the stage for a three-way-tie atop Group F with 3-1 records, along with with Nizhny Novgorod. Mark Payne led the way with 18 points and 6 rebounds for PAOK, DJ Cooper added 16 with 4 assists Michalis Tsiarelis scored 11, while Evangelos Margaritis tallied 8 points and 9 rebounds. Paul Delany of Khimik led all scorers with 19 points. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 72 - 73 Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod escaped from Ankara with a thrilling 72-73 win over Akyon TED Ankara Kolejliler. Dmitriy Khvostov scored from downtown with 4 seconds left after the visitors used a 2-20 run to open the last quarter to come back from 14 down after three quarters. Nizhny Novgorod improved to 3-1 in Group F, while Akyon TED Ankara slipped to 1-3. Primoz Brezec paced the winners by scoring 26 points, Dijon Thompson added 20. Read more here.

VEF Riga 68 - 86 Unics Kazan

Unics Kazan stayed undefeated in Group G and moved up to 4-0 by downing VEF Riga 68-86. Ian Vougioukas paced the winners with 23 points on 9-of-13 two-point shots and 7 rebounds. Luke Harangody added 17 points, Andrew Goudelock had 12 while Tywain McKee got 11 for Unics. Kenan Bajramovic had 17 points for VEF, which dropped to 2-2. Derrick Nix added 13 while Kristaps Janicenoks had 11 for the hosts, who led 19-18 after 10 minutes. Read more here.

MZT Skopje Aerodrom 79 - 70 Kalev Cramo Tallinn

In a big battle in Group G, MZT Skopje Aerodrom registered its first-ever Eurocup win by edging Kalev Cramo Tallinn 79-70 at home on Wednesday. Todor Gecevski paced the winners with 16 points. Stefan Sinovec added 14, Gjorgji Cekovski and Alexandar Kostoski each had 13 while Cade Davis got 10 for Skopje. Ty Abbott had 14 points for Kalev, which dropped to 0-4. Rain Veideman and Devin Gibson each added 11 for the guests. Read more here.

Neptunas Klaipeda 97 - 101 Radnicki Kragujevac

It was a historic night for newcomer Radnicki Kragujevac in Klaipeda on Wednesday, as the Serbian side tied Eurocup record with 31 assists, while edging Neptunas Klaipeda 97-101. Its third consecutive victory improves Radnicki to 3-1, in a share of the top spot in Group H, while Neptunas dropped to 1-3, in the fifth place. Even though the hosts hit 11 triple through three quarters, Radnicki led 71-77 lead going into the fourth quarter, and it never relinquished the lead. Read more here.

Cedevita Zagreb 94 - 83 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Cedevita Zagreb recorded one of the greatest comebacks in Eurocup history by roaring from a 20-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 94-83. Nolan Smith made three three-pointers in a 26-0 run as the hosts stormed ahead and never relented. The visitors scored only 4 points in the entire fourth quarter. Cedevita improved to 2-2 with the win, while dropping Sassari to the same record. Read more here.

Maccabi Haifa Bazan 72 - 69 Banvit Bandirma

Maccabi Haifa Bazan improved to 3-1 in difficult Group G by topping Banvit Bandirma 72-69 at home on Wednesday. Donta Smith paced the winners with 20 points - 10 of them in the final 4 minutes to lead Haifa to this win. Brian Randle added 18 on 9-of-12 two-point shots and 7 rebounds for the hosts. E.J. Rowland led Banvit with 16 points. Chuck Davis added 11 for the guests, which dropped to 2-2. Banvit used a strong start to keep a 17-18 edge after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic Sofia 61 - 70 Igokea Aleksandrovac

In a battle for survival between two winless teams, Igokea Alekandrovac defeated Lukoil Academic Sofia on the road on Wednesday night by 61-70. The win lifts Igokea to a 1-3 record in Group E with options for the next phase, while Lukoil drops to 0-4 and really needs to regroup if it wants to stay alive in the Eurocup. Uros Nikolic led the winners with his 19 points plus 10 boards, newcomer Teddy Gipson chipped in with 11 and Goran Gajovic landed 10. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 80 - 66 Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir


In a tough duel played on Wednesday night in Khimki, Russia, host Khimki Moscow Region held off Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 80-66 not without suffering. The hosts controlled the first steps of the game, but the guests jumped ahead soon enough and Khimki had to fight back to find the lead again at the break. In the second half, Khimki held off Karsiyaka's attempts to the win until the very last minute, but emerged victorious. Paul Davis led the winners with 18 points. Read more here.


November 5, 2013

Bilbao Basket 77 - 67 Elan Chalon sur Saone

Bilbao Basket remained unbeaten with a comfortable 77-67 win over Elan Chalon sur Saone on Tuesday. Bilbao improved to 4-0 atop of the Group B standings, while Elan Chalon dropped to 1-3. The hosts pulled away to a double-digit lead in the first quarter, and behind 16 points plus 6 rebounds from German Gabriel, advantage reached 19 points in the second and third quarters, before the visitors rallied. Read more here.

Alba Berlin 70 - 59 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque

Alba Berlin got back to its winning ways with some stiff defense, downing previously unbeaten BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 70-59. Both teams now hold 3-1 record in a share of the top spot in Group D. Berliners took the lead with a 12-2 run in the first quarter, and never relinquished, in part thanks to allowing only 6 points in the third quarter. The hosts pulled away to a double-digit lead at the start of the fourth quarter, and used more defense on their way to victory. Read more here.

Paris Levallois 83 - 65 Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon

In an all-French showdown, Paris Levallois picked up its first Eurocup win by hitting 12triples in 83-65 win over Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon on Tuesday. Win improved Paris to 1-3, while Asvel dropped to 2-2 in Group C. Behind Landing Sane and Daniel Ewing, the hosts made a 21-4 run that bridged the first and second quarters, grabbed 31-16 lead and never relinquished it. Sane had 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Nicolas Lang also scored 16 for the hosts. Read more here.

Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 67 - 79 Le Mans Sarthe Basket

Le Mans Sarthe Basket stayed perfect away from home, hitting 12 three-pointers while leading from start to finish, and downing Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 67-79 on Tuesday. Win improved Le Mans to 3-1, for at least a share of the second place in Group A, while Artland drops to 1-3 in the fifth place. The visitors used couple of big runs in the first quarter to open up 14-32 advantage and never looked back. Read more here.





November 5, 2013 - Regular season, Round 4: and the beat goes on!

The 2013-14 Eurocup regular season reaches Round 4 with six undefeated teams and as many as nine other squads looking for their first wins in order to join the race for the Last 32 – before it’s too late! Four games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 20 more on a busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun all over the continent! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 4:

GROUP A   
Artland Dragons vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 67-79 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 88-73 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Cibona Zagreb 77-75 - Stats

GROUP B   
Bilbao Basket vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 77-67 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 94-83 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. EWE Baskets 53-70 - Stats

GROUP C   
Paris Levallois vs. Asvel Villeurbanne 83-65 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Union OLimpija 83-80 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Cimberio Varese 98-64 - Stats


GROUP D   
Alba Berlin vs. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 70-59 - Stats
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 74-63 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Virtus Rome 74-68 - Stats

GROUP E   
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 80-66 - Stats
Lukoil Academic vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 61-70 - Stats
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. CSU Asesoft 82-80 - Stats

GROUP F   
Aykon TED Ankara vs. Nizhny Novgorod 72-73 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Khimik Yuzhne 77-69 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. Alba Fehervar 67-61 - Stats


GROUP G   
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Banvit Bandirma 72-69 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 79-70 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Unics Kazan 68-86 - Stats

GROUP H   
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 97-101 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 74-73 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Panionios Athens 71-57 - Stats






October 31, 2013 - Regular Season Round 3 MVP: Donta Smith, Maccabi Haifa Bazan

donta smithThe race for the weekly MVP honors in Round 3 didn't have any competition as Maccabi Haifa Bazan's Donta Smith dynamited the race with his huge triple-double that led his team to a smashing road win at VEF Riga, 73-94. Smith racked up an index rating of 41 comprised of 18 points - 7 of 8 2-pointers -, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 6 drawn fouls. It was only the fifth triple-double ever in Eurocup competition - second for a visiting team - and the first in over six years. Previous triple-doublers were Todor Stoykov with Lukoil Academic, Meir Tapiro of Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, Elvir Ovcina with Ostend and Pascal Perrier-David with Benetton Fribourg. Read more here.





October 30, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 3

VEF Riga 73 - 94 Maccabi Haifa Bazan

Maccabi Haifa Bazan improved to 2-1 in Group G of the Eurocup with a 73-94 road victory against previously undefeated VEF Riga. Donta Smith collected the fifth triple-double in Eurocup history with 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists as well as 2 steals for Haifa while Moran Roth had 22 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Brian Randle and Ike Ofoegbu both tallied 12 points for the guests and Ido Kozikaro hit for 10 points. Read more here.

Le Mans Sarthe Basket 81 - 74 CEZ Basketball Nymburk

Dashaun Wood scored 20 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and extra session combined, as Le Mans Sarthe Basket survived in 81-74 overtime win over CEZ Basketball Nymburk on Wednesday. Victory improved Le Mans to 2-1, in a share of second place in Group A, while Nymburk dropped to 1-2. After the visitors held 32-40 in the third, Le Mans took over control with a huge 27-5 spurt for 59-45 advantage in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

EWE Baskets Oldenburg 92 - Cedevita Zagreb 90

EWE Baskets Oldenburg rallied from a double-digit deficit, then survived an overtime drama to beat Cedevita Zagreb 92-90 on Wednesday. Win improved EWE Baskets to 2-1 in a share of second place in Group B, while Cedevita dropped to 1-2. The visitors used a 0-17 run to finish the second, and start the third quarter, opening up 39-50 lead. But the hosts got hot from behind the arc, and rallied take 67-66 lead. Read more here.

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 84 - Lukoil Academic Sofia 69

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir downed Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-69 in Group E, to stay undefeated atop the table with a 3-0 record, while the perennial Bulgarian champions remained winless. Booby Dixon shined with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals for an index rating of 37, Leo Lyons added 16 with 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Jon Diebler bagged 13 points and Esteban Batista posted 12. Five players score in double digit sfor Lukoil Academic led by 13 from Alando Tucker. Read more here.

Igokea Aleksandrovac 77 - 84 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti

CSU Asesoft Ploiesti remained unstoppable on the road by winning its second game way, edging Igokea Aleksandrovac 77-84 in Group E to grab a share of second place with BC Khimki Moscow Region at 2-1 record. The hosts remain winless. Dragan Zekovic had an amazing performance with 25 points with 5 for 6 from beyond the arc, while Gerald Lee amassed 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals and Alhaji Mohammed scored 11. Read more here.

Union Olimpija Ljubljana 67 - 64 Valencia Basket Club

Union Olimpija Ljubljana improved to 2-1 in Group C by downing previously undefeated Valencia Basket 67-64 in the Slovenian capital on Wednesday. Both teams join Asvel Villeurbanne and Ratiopharm in a four-way tie for first place, all with a 2-1 record. Alex Stepheson paced the winners with 18 points on 8-of-10 two-point shots and 11 rebounds. Deividas Gailius added 14 for Olimpija. Romain Sato and Oliver Lafayette led Valencia with 13 points apiece. Read more here.

FoxTown Cantu 83 - 58 Telenet Ostend

In a clash of the undefeated teams, FoxTown Cantu led from start to finish, building a huge lead in the first quarter en route to a comfortable 83-58 win over Telenet Ostend. Win improves Cantu to 3-0 atop of Group A, while Ostend drops to 2-1 in a share of the second place. Cantu stormed out of the gate, hitting 5 triples and using a 14-1 run to build 32-11 lead after the first quarter, and the hosts never looked back. Michael Jenkins paced the winners with 22 points. Read more here.

Bisons Loimaa 60 - 61 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul nearly wasted a 23-point second half lead in holding off Bisons Loimaa 61-60 on the road in a Eurocup Group H thriller. Besiktas scored just two field goals and five points in the fourth quarter but Loimaa’s Billy Keys missed two potential game-winning three-pointers in the final 29 seconds to give Besiktas the victory. Chris Lofton scored 20 points for Besiktas, which improved to 2-1 after collecting its second straight road win. Read more here.

Telekom Baskets Bonn 108 - 104 CAI Zaragoza

In a high-scoring, fun-to-watch showdown, Telekom Baskets Bonn registered its first road win in Group D by rallying to beat CAI Zaragoza 108-104 at home on Tuesday. Both teams now tie in Group D, each with a 1-2 record. Benas Veikalas paced the winners with 19 points. Ryan Brooks had 17, Jamel McLean added 16 on 10-of-11 free throws, Jared Jordan got 14 while Enosch Wolf and Donatas Zavackas each contributed 10 for Bonn. Read more here.

PAOK Thessaloniki 75 - 77 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler escaped from PAOK sports arena with its first win, a thrilling 75-77 decision over PAOK Thessaloniki after an outstanding come back in the final quarter. The visitors reeled off 15 straight points to take the lead. In the Group F table, Khimik OZP Yuzny remained undefeated, while PAOK is 2-1 and TED Anakara 1-2. Vladimir Golubovic paced the winners with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 80 - 87 Khimki Moscow Region

In arguably one of the most intense game in the 2013-14 Eurocup so far, Khimki Moscow Region improved to 2-1 in Group E by edging Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 80-87 in double overtime on Tuesday. Petteri Koponen paced the winners with 20 points and 6 rebounds but Sergey Monya was the man of the game, forcing a second overtime with a big three-pointers and adding two more right after that to put his team ahead for good. Monya had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

Banvit Bandirma 85 - 61 MZT Skopje Aerodrom

Banvit BK Bandirma routed MZT Skopje 85-61 in Group G to improve to 2-1, thus securing a share of second place. The result left MZT winless. Scoring ace Sammy Mejia led the winners with 19 points on 6-of-8 two-point shooting plus 8 rebounds for a performance index rating of 26. Chuck Davis added 15 points, Drew Gordon had 13 with 8 boards and EJ Rowland netted 10 points. Gjorgji Cekovski was the main contributor for MZT Skopje with 13 points and 7 boards. Read more here.

Cibona Zagreb 77 - 87 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck

Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck registered its first win in Group A by downing Cibona Zagreb 77-87 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Artland improved to 1-2 in Group A while Cibona dropped to 0-3. Anthony King paced the winners with 19 points on 9-of-11 two-point shots. Brandon Thomas added 16, Kenneth Frase had 13 while Lawrence Hill got 12 and a game-high 8 rebounds for Artland. Dario Saric led Cibona with 20 points. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 83 - 62 Buducnost VOLI


Despite a somewhat balanced first half, Nizhny Novgorod rolled in the third quarter with a 21-6 partial score to blast Buducnost Voli Podgorica by 83-62 at home in a Group F game played Wednesday. The win lifts Novgorod to a 2-1 record while Buducnost dropped to 1-2. Semen Antonov led the winners with 20 points, Primoz Brezec added 16, Dijon Thompson contributed a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards, Brandon Paul hit 12 and Petr Gubanov 11. Read more here.


October 29, 2013

Virtus Rome 85 - 71 Alba Berlin

Group D has a new look at the top after Virtus Rome got its first win at home 85-71 over previously unbeaten Alba Berlin on Tuesday. Rome and Berlin are now in second place with 1-2 records while BCM Gravelines Dunkerque rides alone at 3-0 in first. Rome stormed to a 44-25 lead at halftime and never looked back on the way to a solid victory based on sweet shooting. Quinton Hosley paced Rome with 20 points while Jimmy Baron added 16. Read more here.

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 102 - 87 Elan Chalon sur Saone

Dinamo Barco di Sardegna Sassari nailed 17 triples and dished out 29 assist to down Elan Chalon sur Saone 102-87 on Tuesday. Win improves Dinamo Sassari to 2-1 in a share of second place in Group B, while Elan Chalon drops to 1-2. The hosts pulled away in the second half, after some fireworks in the first. Before halftime, there were combined 20 three-pointers, with Dinamo Sassari hitting 10 alone in the second quarter. Read more here.

Bilbao Basket 98 - 71 Belgacom Spirou Charleroi

Bilbao Basket used a huge run at the end of the third and start of the fourth quarter en route to 98-71 win over the visiting Belgacom Spirou Charleroi on Tuesday night. Bilbao improves to 3-0 in Group B, while the visitors remain winless, in the last place, after three games. Spirou closed within 53-47 midway through the third quarter, but German Gabriel and Fran Pilepic sparked a spurt, and Dairis Bertans finished it with triples that had the hosts in front 72-52 after three quarters. Read more here.

Paris Levallois 68 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm

Using its better long-range shooting to full advantage, Ratiopharm Ulm came back to post a double-digit road win, 69-78, over host Paris Levallois in Group C on Tuesday. Ulm lifted its record to 1-2 while Paris fell to 0-3 despite boasting advantages in every statistical category except three-point shooting and total points. Phillipp Schwethelm was example A for the winners, with all 12 of his points scored on 4-for-6 triples, one more made than the entire Paris team. Read more here.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 75 - 52 Belfius Mons Hainaut

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque used a couple of hot-handed three-point shooters and solid defense to turn back visiting Belfius Mons Hainaut 75-52 and stay unbeaten in Group D on Tuesday. Gravelines improved to 3-0 atop the group, while Mons remains in the last-place danger zone at 0-3. Juby Johnson hit 5 three-pointers to lead the winners with 19 points. Jonathan Rousselle landed 5 of 9 to finish with 18 points, Souleyman Diabate added 18 and 7 assists. Read more here.

Alba Fehervar 75 - 88 Khimik Yuzhne

Khimik Yuzhne rolled to its second double-digit road win in three games by beating Alba Fehervar 75-88 in Hungary on Tuesday to stay unbeaten in Group F. Khimik is now 3-0 and Alba Fehervar 0-3, and their records reflect how the game went. The visitors hit the ground running to lead by as many as 17 points in the very first quarter and never look back on the way to victory. Paul Delaney had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Read more here.

Kalev Cramo Tallinn 72 - 81 Unics Kazan

Unics Kazan led from start to finish, downing Kalev Cramo Tallin 72-81 on Tuesday. Victory improved Unics to 3-0 in Group G, while Kalev Cramo dropped to 0-3. The visitors hit four three-pointers in the first quarter, building 12-31 margin after 10 minutes. Even though the host rallied and cut it within 3 points in the third quarter, Unics never relinquished the lead. Andrew Goudelock paced the visitors in victory, netting 20 points on 4-for-5 three-pointers. Read more here.

Radnicki Kragujevac 97 - 80 Spartak Saint Petersburg

Newcomer Radnicki Kragujevac defended its home court in style, sinking 13 three-pointers en route to one of the biggest victories in club history, 97-80 triumph over Spartak St. Petersburg on Tuesday. With second consecutive win, Radnicki improved to 2-1 in Group H, grabbing at least a share of second place, while Spartak dropped its second consecutive game, and now holds 1-2 record. The hosts finished the first quarter with an 11-0 run. Read more here.





October 29, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 3: and the fun continues!

The Eurocup regular season reaches Game 3 with 13 undefeated teams and as many squads looking for their first win, so this week could be first pivotal one in the competition. Six games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 18 more on, as always, a busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun!

Here is the schedule for Game 3:

GROUP A
Cibona Zagreb vs. Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 77-87 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 81-74 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Telenet Ostend 83-58 - Stats

GROUP B          
Bilbao Basket vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 98-71 - Stats
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 102-87 - Stats
EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Cedevita Zagreb 92-90 - Stats

GROUP C          
Paris Levallois vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 68-78 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 78-85 - Stats
Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Valencia Basket Club 67-64 - Stats


GROUP D          
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 75-52 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. Alba Berlin 85-71 - Stats
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. CAI Zaragoza 108-104 - Stats

GROUP E          
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. Khimki Moscow Region 80-87 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-69 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 77-84 - Stats

GROUP F          
Alba Fehervar vs. Khimik Yuzhne 75-88 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Buducnost Voli Podgorica 83-62 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 75-77 - Stats


GROUP G          
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. Unics Kazan 72-81 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-61 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 73-94 - Stats

GROUP H          
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Spartak Saint Petersburg 97-80 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 60-61 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 86-91 - Stats






October 24, 2013 - Regular Season Week 2 MVP: Mouphtaou Monra Yarou, Radnicki Kragujevac

mouphtaou yarouThe second week of the Eurocup passed by with a relentless schedule of 20 games on Wednesday night, but when the dust settled, Mouphtaou Monra Yarou of Radnicki Kragujevac emerged as the player on a winning team with the highest index rating of the week, 41. Yarou led his team with 17 points - 7 of 9 2-pointers -, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 fouls drawn to be the player with the highest individual performance on Week 2 and to lead Radnicki to a 92-89 home win over Bisons Loimaa. Read more here.





October 23, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 2

Alba Fehervar 88 - 89 PAOK Thessaloniki

PAOK Thessaloniki collected its second victory in as many games by winning a thriller on the road 89-88 at Alba Fehervar in Eurocup Group F action. Kostas Charalampidis made what amounted to be the game-winning free throws with 43 seconds left for PAOK. Maurice Kemp missed a put-back at the buzzer for Fehervar. Michael Tsairelis collected 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals for PAOK, which also received 19 points from Charalampidis. Read more here.

Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 69 - 84 Telenet Ostend

Telenet Oostende grabbed a huge 69-84 away win over Artland Dragons Quakenbruck to take the lead in Group A with a 2-0 record. A 9-22 run to open the game made the difference and the visitors never looked back. Andrija Stipanovic paced Ostend with 20 points on 10-for-13 shooting and 6 rebounds, Mateusz Ponitka scored 14, Ryan Thompson 13 and Quentin Serron and Pierre Antoine Gillet netted 10 apiece for the winners. For the Dragons, Lawrence Hill scored 16 points. Read more here.

CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 72 - 80 Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir

Pinar Karsyiaka Izmir claimed a 72-80 road win over CSU Ploiesti to jump atop Group E with a 2-0 record. CSU Asesoft dropped to 1-1 with the loss. Bobby Dixon contributed 25 points on 5-of-9 three-point shooting and 6 assists a performance index rating of 33, Esteban Batista added a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards, Jon Diebler scored 12 and Baris Hersek posted 11 points plus 9 rebounds. Filip Adamovic led Ploiesti with 19 points. Read more here.

Neptunas 70 - 72 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul collected its first victory of the 2013-14 Eurocup season by winning 72-70 on the road against Neptunas. Chris Lofton nailed a game-winning three-pointer with two seconds to play for Besiktas, which improved to 1-1 in Group H play. Bradley Buckman collected 23 points and 13 rebounds while Lofton scored 14 points and Colton Iverson and Doron Perkins both tallied 11 points for the winners. Read more here.

Khimik Yuzhne 78 - 76 Nizhny Novgorod

Khimik Yuzhne improved to 2-0 in group F by edging Nizhny Novgorod 78-76. The hosts led throughout the second half, but Nizhny rallied late and had a shot to force overtime, but Brandon Paul missed at the buzzer. Nizhny dropped to 1-1 with the loss. Jamal Shuler paced the victors with 18 points and Paul Delaney added 16. Artem Pustovi added 3 of the team’s 7 blocked shots. Petr Gubanov led Nizhny with 21 points, Brandon Paul added 14. Read more here.

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 94 - 100 Bilbao Basket

In the highest scoring game of the season, Bilbao Baskets used the extra session to edge Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 94-100, and improve to 2-0 atop of Group B on Wednesday. The two teams combined to hit 26 three-pointers, but the unlikely hero for Bilbao was its center Antanas Kavaliauskas who scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Kavaliauskas also grabbed 9 rebounds. Read more here.

Cimberio Varese 77 - 71 Paris Levallois

Cimberio Varese held off late charge from Paris Levallois, prevailing 77-71 to earn its first victory in Group C on Wednesday. The hosts never trailed and led by as many as 25 points midway through the third quarter, but the visiting side orchestrated a rally that saw them cut the deficit 73-71, but Cimberio held on in the final 30 seconds. Keydren Clark led the hosts in victory with 21 points, Aubrey Coleman and Ebi Ere had 13 apiece. Read more here.

Spartak Saint Petersburg 68 - 69 Panionios Athens

Panionios Athens jumped to the top of Group H with a narrow 68-69 road win at Spartak St. Petersburg. Uros Duvnjak scored the go-ahead three in the final minute and Marc Carter iced the game from the line in the closing seconds. Panionios improved to 2-0 while handing Spartak its first loss. Carter led the winners with 23 points, Landon Milbourne added 17 and Erick McCollom 16 for the winners. Read more here.

Igokea Aleksandrovac 67 - 74 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

Hapoel Jerusalem came from behind for a 67-74 road win over Igokea Aleksandrovac. The former ULEB Cup champs used a 12-25 fourth quarter, including 7 unanswered points in the last minute to improve to 2-0 in Group E. Derwin Kitchen led the winners with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists, while Ronald Dupree and Yotam Halperin netted 13 each for Hapoel. Ramon Galloway was the main contributor for the home team bagging 13 points. Read more here.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 74 - 66 Telekom Baskets Bonn

BCM Gravelines-Dunkreque topped visiting Telekom Baskets Bonn 74-66, improving to 2-0 atop Group D on Wednesday. The hosts pulled away with a 20-1 run that started at the end of the first, and went on for the first 5 minutes of the second quarter. It put them up 34-18, and Gravelines never looked back. Marcus Lewis and Yakhuba Diawara paced the winners. Diawara had 16 points plus 8 rebounds, while Lewis collected 16 points and 7 rebounds. Read more here.

Kalev Cramo Tallinn 62 - 67 VEF Riga

VEF Riga went up to 2-0 in Group G by edging difficult Kalev Cramo Tallinn 62-67 in the Estonian capital on Wednesday. Kristaps Janicenoks paced the winners with 14 points. Kenan Barjamovic posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Tomas Delininkaitis also had 11 points, Dee Brown got 10 while Derrick Nix pulled down 12 rebounds for VEF. Bamba Fall led Kalev with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Read more here.

Valencia Basket Club 88 - 74 Ratiopharm Ulm

Valencia Basket improved to 2-0 and became the only undefeated team in Group C by downing Ratiopharm Ulm 88-74 at home on Wednesday. Ulm now joins Union Olimpija, Asvel Villeurbanne and Cimberio Varese in a four-way tie for second place in Group A. Sam Van Rossom paced the winners with 19 points. All-Eurocup forward Justin Doellman added 17 on 3-of-3 three-point shots, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Read more here.

Le Mans Sarthe Basket 65 - 77 FoxTown Cantu

FoxTown Cantu stayed undefeated in Group A by downing Le Mans Sarthe Basket 65-77 on the road on Wednesday. Cantu went up to 2-0 and ties for first place with Telenet Ostend, while Le Mans dropped to 1-1. Joe Ragland paced the winners with 23 points on 3-of-3 three-point shots. Pietro Aradori added 13, Maarty Leunen had 12 while Adrian Uter got 11 and a game-high 8 rebounds for Cantu. JP Batista led Le Mans with 14 points. Read more here.

Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 64 - 56 Union Olimpija Ljubljana

A 9-0 run to end the game lifted Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon over Union Olimpija Ljubljana 64-56, giving the hosts their first victory in Group C Eurocup campaign. Asvel took control with an 11-0 run in the first 5 minutes of the game, but Olimpija rallied and finally took its first lead, 51-52, midway through the fourth quarter. When it looked like the game is destined for some high drama, the hosts stepped up defensively. Read more here.

MZT Skopje Aerodrom 83 - 86 Maccabi Haifa Bazan

Maccabi Bazan Haifa grabbed its first-ever Eurocup win by rallying from a double-digit margin to edge MZT Skopje Aerodrom 83-86 in the F.Y.R. of Macedonia capital on Tuesday. Haifa improved to 1-1 in Group G while Skopje dropped to 0-2. Ike Ofoegbu led 5 Haifa players in double digits with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Donta Smith added 15 points, Moran Roth had 13, Brian Randle got 12 while David Cubillan got 11 and 6 steals for the winners. Read more here.

CEZ Basketball Nymburk 84 - 76 Cibona Zagreb

CEZ Basketball Nymburk downed Cibona Zagreb 84-76 to improve to 1-1 in Group A. Cibona remained winless through two games. Rashid Mahalbasic paced the winners with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 7 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 33. Rado Rancik added 20 points and Scott Reynolds 13 for Nymburk. D.J. Strawberry posted 18 points with 8 boards for Cibona, Jerel Blassingame tallied 16 points with 11 assists. Read more here.

Cedevita Zagreb 88 - 75 Belgacom Spirou Charleroi


Cedevita Zagreb grabbed its first win in Group B by downing Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 88-75 in the Croatian capital on Tuesday. Nolan Smith paced the winners with 20 points. Jusuf Nurkic added 17 while Goran Suton had 13 on 3-of-3 three-point shots and a game-high 7 rebounds for Cedevita. Spirou dropped to 0-2. Mohamed Abukar led Spirou with 27 points on 5-of-9 three-point shots. Demond Mallet added 14 and 6 assists while Devin Green got 11 for the guests. Read more here.

Lukoil Academic Sofia 79 - 85 Khimki Moscow Region

Khimki Moscow Region escaped from Universiada Hall of Sofia, Bulgaria, with a 79-85 win over Lukoil Academic Sofia. The result lifted Khimki to 1-1 in Group E, while Academic remained winless at 0-2. A 10-0 run to open the last quarter gave a double-digit cushion to Khimki, 65-75, which then rejected all the hosts’ attempts to come back. Marko Popovic had a stellar night by scoring 27 points, 7 of them in the crucial run, on 5-of-6 two point shooting and 4 of 5 from long distance. Read more here.


October 22, 2013

Belfius Mons Hainaut 76 - 88 Virtus Rome

Virtus Rome had a big second half en route to 76-88 win over Belfius Mons Hainaut, improving to 1-1 in Group D on Tuesday. The visitors trailed 44-40 at halftime, but outscored Belfius Mons 32-48 after the break for a comfortable win. Jordan Taylor scored 22 points with 5 assists and 4 steals to lead in victory. Philipp Goss netted 15 points, Jimmy Baron 14, and Quinton Hosley 13 for the visitors. Belfius Mons lost despite five double-digit scorers. Read more here.

Elan Chalon sur Saone 71 - 82 EWE Baskets Oldenburg

EWE Baskets Oldenburg picked up its first win of Group B, after topping Elan Chalon sur Saone 71-82 on Tuesday. Rickey Paulding hit three triples in the third quarter to give the visitors lead for good, before 5-14 spurt to open the fourth quarter got EWE Baskets to 59-73. Paulding finished the game shooting 5-for-7 from downtown, and 21 points. Chris Kramer had 15 points, 6 steals and 5 assists. Read more here.

Buducnost Voli Podgorica 80 - 73 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler


Buducnost VOLI Podgorica held off the visiting Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 80-73 to improve to 1-1 in Group F. Buducnost led for most of the encounter, but pulled away for good in the final 3 minutes with basket from Suad Sehovic, Cedomir Vikotvac and Aleksandar Capin. It was Sehovic who paced the winners with 21 points, while Jeleel Akindele had 17 points plus 8 rebounds, and Vitkovac also scored 17. Vladimir Golubovic had 26 points and 6 rebounds for TED Ankara. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 72 - 71 Banvit Bandirma

A complete thriller in Kazan, Russia, was solved in favor host Unics Kazan by 72-71 over Banvit Bandirma on Wednesday. Unics controlled most of the game, but Chuck David' free throws and late heroics by Earl Rowland had made it 70-71 for the guests. With one second to go, and after a timeout, Nikos Zisis fed Andrew Goudelock for a last three that went in and gave the win to the hosts. Now, Unics stands first in Group G with a 2-0 record whil Banvit drops to 1-1. Read more here.





October 22, 2013 - Regular season, Game 2: the beat goes on!

The Eurocup regular season is underway, as Game 1 brought surprises, major upsets and a lot of excitement. More of the same can be expected in Game 2 with as many as 24 games all around the continent. Three games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 21 more on a busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun!

Here is the schedule for Game 2:

GROUP A   
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Cibona Zagreb 84-76 - Stats
Artland Dragons vs. Telenet Ostend 69-84 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. FoxTown Cantu 65-77 - Stats

GROUP B   
Elan Chalon vs. EWE Baskets 71-82 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Belgacom Spirou 88-75 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. Bilbao Basket 94-100 - Stats

GROUP C   
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Union Olimpija 64-56 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Paris Levallois 77-71 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 88-74 - Stats


GROUP D   
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Virtus Rome 76-88 - Stats
BCM Gravelines vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 74-66 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. CAI Zaragoza 71-68 - Stats

GROUP E   
Lukoil Academic vs. Khimki Moscow Region 79-85 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 72-80 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 67-74 - Stats

GROUP F   
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Nizhny Novgorod 78-76 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 88-89 - Stats
Buducnost VOLI vs. Aykon TED Ankara 80-73 - Stats


GROUP G   
Unics Kazan vs. Banvit Bandirma 72-71 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 83-86 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. VEF Riga 62-67 - Stats

GROUP H   
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Panionios Athens 68-69 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 70-72 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Bisons Loimaa 92-89 - Stats






October 18, 2013 - Regular Season Week 1 MVP, Pietro Aradori, FoxTown Cantu

pietro aradoriThe 2013-14 Eurocup season started with a bang this week. 48 teams playing 24 games, left a lot of room for variables, but when the dust settled at the end of the night on Wednesday, Pietro Aradori of FoxTown Cantu was the player with the highest index rating at 36 points. Aradori led his team to a slim 88-86 home win over Telenet Ostend thanks to his 28 points - 7 of 8 2-pointers, 11 of 11 free throws -, 6 rebounds and 6 drawn fouls for a 36 index rating. Next in line was VEF Riga's Kenan Bajramovic with an index rating of 34. Read more here.





October 16, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 1

Union Olimpija Ljubljana 67 - 59 Cimberio Varese

Union Olimpija Ljubljana started its Eurocup season in style by downing Cimberio Varese 67-59 in Group C. A 14-6 clsing run and 53 rebounds pulled down against 32 made the difference for the hosts, who were led by 15 points and 6 rebounds from Sasu Salin and 14 points and 11 rebounds amassed by Deividas Gailius. Alex Stephenson pulled down 12 rebounds for the winners. Keydren Clark scored 12 for the guests, Aubrey Coleman and Marko Scekic added 10 each. Read more here.

FoxTown Cantu 88 - 86 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck

FoxTown Cantu rallied from a double-digit deficit to pull out 88-86 win over Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck in Group A on Wednesday. The visitors led throughout the first half, and still held 10-point advantage in the third quarter, but Pietro Aradori led Cantu's comeback in the third, and Adrian Uter in the fourth quarter to give the hosts 77-64 lead they managed to hold on to until the final buzzer. Read more here.

Virtus Rome 69 - 75 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque opened its Eurocup campaign in Group D with a brilliant 69-75 away win in the Italian capital over Virtus Rome. Abdou Mbaye paced the winners with 17 points, Jonathan Rousselle contributed with 14 points and 3 steals, Yakhouba Diawara scored 12 plus 6 rebounds, Souleyman DIabate added 11 points and Marcus Lewis 10. Quinton Hosley led all scorers with 19 points and 8 fouls drawn for Virtus Rome. Read more here.

Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 59 - 83 Elan Chalon sur Saone

Elan Chalon sur Saone made a perfect start to its Eurocup campaign with 59-83 win over Belgacom Spirou Charleroi in Group B on Wednesday. The visitors pulled away with a 2-16 run that bridged the first and second quarters, and its lead never came to question after that. A.J. Slaughter paced the winners with 14 points, Clint Capela amassed 12 points plus 10 rebounds, Herve Toure chipped in with 11, while Steed Tchicamboud finished with 10 points plus 6 assists for Chalon. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region 89 - 97 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti

CSU Asesoft Ploiesti stunned 89-97 2012 Eurocup champion BC Khimki Moscow Region 89-97 on the road in Group E on Wednesday. Gerald Lee starred for Ploiesti with 24 points and 7 rebounds, Jonte Flowers and Alhaji Mohammed scored 18 apiece, while Chris Dunn netted 14 more. James Augustine and Mike Green nailed 17 points each for the losers and Petteri Koponen added 16. Read more here.

EWE Baskets Oldenburg 79 - 96 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari hit 14 three-pointers to open its Eurocup campaign in Group B with a resounding 79-96 win over EWE Baskets Oldenburg on Wednesday. The visitors finished the first quarter with a 3-15 spurt, opened the second with 0-9 run for 17-42, and never looked back. Caleb Green and Drake Diener hit 4 triples each, as Green paced the winners with 25 points, while Drake Diener scored 16. Read more here.

Ratiopharm Ulm 86 - 80 Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon

Ratiopahrm Ulm downed Asvel Lyon Villeurbanne 86-80 in a game that was balanced throughout. Trent Plaisted recorded a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds and added 2 blocks to lead Ulm. Adam Hess added 14 points, Cameron Long had 12 with 5 assists and Per Guenhter and Keaton Nankivil bagged 11 apiece for the winners. Edwin Jackson of Asvel led all scorers with 23 points and 6 for 10 from beyond the arc. Read more here.

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 84 - 76 Lukoil Academic Sofia

In a battle between two classic Eurocup teams in Group E, Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem defeated Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-76 in the Holy City on Wednesday. Art Parakhouski led the winners with 21 points on 10-of-14 two-pointers and 8 rebounds. Yotam Halperin and Derwin Kitchen each added 14 points while Ronald Dupree had 10 for Hapoel. Kitchen added 9 assists. Filip Videnov led Lukoil with 17 points. Davin White added 16 while Aleksandar Yanev had 10 for the guests. Read more here.

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 90 - 60 Igokea Aleksandrovac

In a game between Eurocup debutants, Pinar Karyiaka Izmir topped Igokea Alksandrovac 90-60 in Gorup E on Wednesday. Bobby Dixon shined by scoring 19 of his 22 points in the first half and making with 6 of 11 on three-pointers plus 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Esteban Batista amassed a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, Jon Diebler added 13 points, Can Altintig 12 and Baris Hersek 11. The winners scored 12 of their 24 attempts from long distance. Read more here.

Bisons Loimaa 63 - 62 Neptunas Klaipeda

In its first-ever game in the competition, Bisons Loimaa grabbed a big win by edging Neptunas Klaipeda 63-62 in Helsinki on Wednesday. Loimaa, the first Finnish team to ever play the Eurocup, went up to 1-0 in Group H. Frank Robinson and Billy Keys paced the winners with 14 points apiece. Mikko Koivisto added 11 while Justin Hawkins had 10 for Loimaa. Valdas Vasylius led Neptunas with 14 points. Read more here.

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 58 - 62 Spartak Saint Petersburg

Spartak St. Petersburg send a message that echoed all around Group H by edging Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 58-62 in both team's Eurocup opener on Wednesday. Donnie McGrath led the winners with 16 points. Artem Yakovenko added 15 while Steven Burtt had 10 for Spartak. Chris Lofton led Besiktas with 14 points. Muratcan Guler added 13 on 5-of-5 two-point shots for the hosts. Burtt and McGrath fueled a 2-15 run which allowed Spartak to build a 12-point lead, 10-22. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 82 - 64 Alba Fehervar

Nizhny Novgorod cruised to a comfortable 82-64 win over debutant Alba Fehervar. The hosts had a pair of 8-0 runs and another of 11 straight points all in the first half to take a 48-32 halftime lead and never looked back. Vadim Panin scored 13 of his 18 points in the first quarter to start the game strong. Primoz Brezec added 17 points and 8 rebounds. Petr Gubanov netted 12 points, Semen Antonov posted 11 plus 9 boards and Brandon Paul also scored 11 for the winners. Read more here.

Panionios Athens 77 - 72 Radnicki Kragujevac

Panionios Athens grabbed its first win in Group H by edging Radnicki Kragujevac 77-72 in the Greek capital on Wednesday. Errick McCollum led the winners with 27 points. Uros Duvnjak added 19 on 10-of-10 free throws for Panionios. Dusan Mladjan led Radnicki with 16 points. Mouphtaou Yarou and Dennis Seeley each added 14 while Stefan Balmazovic had 11 for the guests, which overcame a slow start to get a 9-15 lead late in the first quarter. Read more here.

Cibona Zagreb 76 - 78 Le Mans Sarthe Basket

In Group A opener, Le Mans Sarthe Basket survived a thriller ending to hold off Cibona Zagreb 76-78 on Wednesday in Basketball Center Drazen Petrovic. Led by DeShaun Wood, Le Mans was in front by as many as 18 points late in the third quarter, but the hosts put together a spirited comeback. It all resulted in late drama that ended with Jerel Blassingame missing a potential game-winning wide open three-pointer as time expired. Read more here.

Maccabi Haifa Bazan 67 - 75 Unics Kazan

Unics Kazan confirmed its status as one of the teams to beat in the 2013-14 Eurocup season by downing Maccabi Haifa Bazan 67-75 in Israel on Wednesday. Unics grabbed a valuable road win to get difficult Group G started behind 20 points from Andrew Goudelock. Six other Unics players scored at least 5 points for the winners. Ike Ofoegbu led Haifa with 15 points. Moran Roth added 12, Brian Randle had 11 while Donta Smith got 10 for the hosts. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 60 - 84 Khimik Yuzhne


Khimik Yuzhne made its Eurocup debut one to remember by routing Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 60-84 in the Turkish capital. Khimik led by just 3 at halftime, but slowly built a double-digit lead in the third quarter and put the game away with a run of 17 unanswered points over the final seven-and-a-half minutes. Romeo Travis tallied 19 points, Jamal Shuler made 4 of 6 three-pointers en route to 14 points, Paul Delaney recorded 15 points and 5 assists. Read more here.


October 15, 2013

Bilbao Basket 82 - 77 Cedevita Zagreb

Two recent Eurocup Finals participants went toe-to-toe to open the new season in Group C, with last season's runner-up, Bilbao Basket, finally hanging on for an 82-77 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. Alex Mumbru's back-to-back three-pointers with less than 90 seconds left broke what had been a contentious game most of the way in favor of the hosts. Mumbru finished with 19 points and fellow-veteran Raul Lopez 14, with each making 4 shots from downtown. Read more here.

Paris Levallois 68 - 85 Valencia Basket Club

Two-time Eurocup champion Valencia Basket Club rocked steady on the road to open a new season by easily stopping competition debutante Paris Levallois 68-85 in Group C. With its three-point shooters sharp early, Valencia raced in front and established double-digit leads before halftime that lasted most of the rest of the game. Oliver Lafayette led the Valencia bombing practice by making 5 of 7 three-pointers on his way to 17 points, 8 assists and 3 steals. Read more here.

CAI Zaragoza 73 - 56 Belfius Mons Hainaut

CAI Zaragoza made its Eurocup debut in style, putting together a 27-0 first half run en rout to crushing Belfius Mons Hainaut 73-56 on Tuesday. Zaragoza faithful had plenty to cheer about, as the hosts scored 27 unanswered points to bridge the first and second quarters. Damjan Rudez and Jonathan Tabu hit two triples each during the big spurt, as Zaragoza built 45-20 halftime lead and cruised to victory. Read more here.

PAOK Thessaloniki 85 - 84 Buducnost Voli Podgorica

Fans in Thessaloniki, Greece witnessed an absolute thriller to open Group F as host PAOK defeated hard-charging Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 85-84 when D.J. Cooper unleashed a three-point buzzer beater for the seventh, and final, lead change in the game's last 2 minutes! Buducnost had led for most of the middle quarters, but couldn't fend off PAOK's final rush after Aleksandar Capin made 1 of 2 free throws for the visitors with 7 seconds left. Read more here.

Telekom Baskets Bonn 65 - 86 Alba Berlin

David Logan nailed 6 three-pointers and Alba Berlin shot 12-for17 from behind the arc, cruising to 65-86 away win against the German rival Telekom Baskets Bonn in Group D clash on Tuesday. Berliners ledfrom start to finish, opened up a double-digit lead before the end of the first quarter, and never looked back with margin reaching as many as 34 points in the third quarter. Read more here.

VEF Riga 80 - 71 MZT Skopje

VEF Riga pulled away in the fourth quarter to down visiting MZT Skopje Aerodrom 80-71, opening its Group G campaign with a win on Tuesday. Tomas Delininkaitis and Arturs Berzins scored three-pointers in a 10-0 Riga run to start fourth quarter, and take the lead for good, before Dee Brown and Kenan Bajramovic and Dee Brown hit more triples to seal the deal. With this win, VEF Riga joins Banvit Bandirma on top of group standings. Read more here.

Banvit Bandirma 86 - 60 Kalev Cramo Tallinn


Banvit Bandirma registered its first win in the 2013-14 Eurocup by thrashing Kalev Cramo Tallinn 86-60 in Group G at home on Tuesday. Banvit managed to grab an important win in its first home game so far this season after six official road games in both the Turkish Cup and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round. Kalev could not get away with a win in its first Eurocup game since 2007-08. Read more here.





October 15, 2013 - Game 1

eurocup basketballFinally, here is the start of one of the most interesting competitions in Europe, Eurocup. 48 teams divided in 8 group will try to find its place in next round. The 10-game Eurocup regular season will begin Today, October 15 and finish on December 18, with the best three of each group's six teams advancing. Too early to talk about favorites.


Here is the schedule for Game 1:

GROUP A    
Cibona Zagreb vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 76-78 - Stats

Telenet Ostend vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 90-83 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 88-86 - Stats

GROUP B          
Bilbao Basket vs. Cedevita Zagreb 82-77 - Stats

EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 79-96 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 59-83 - Stats

GROUP C          
Paris Levallois vs. Valencia Basket Club 68-85 - Stats

Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 86-80 - Stats
Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Cimberio Varese 67-59 - Stats

GROUP D          
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Alba Berlin 65-86 - Stats

CAI Zaragoza vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 73-56 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 69-75 - Stats

GROUP E          
Khimki Moscow Region vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 89-97 - Stats

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 90-60 - Stats
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-76 - Stats

GROUP F          
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Buducnost Voli Podgorica 85-84 - Stats

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler vs. Khimik Yuzhne 60-84 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Alba Fehervar 82-64 - Stats

GROUP G          
Banvit Bandirma vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 86-60 - Stats

VEF Riga vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 80-71 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Unics Kazan 67-75 - Stats

GROUP H          
Panionos Athens vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 77-72 - Stats

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul vs. Spartak Saint Petersburg 58-62 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 63-62 - Stats





  Our Partners

euroleague

  Advertisement






euroleague tv

Copyright World of Basketball. All rights reserved. Optimized for 1024 x 768 resolution IE, Opera and Firefox

Top Sport Sites All Sport Sites TheSports100.com | Sports Toplist