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  Eurocup 2017-18 regular season



January 1, 2018 - 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season MVP: Scottie Wilbekin, Darussafaka

scottie wilbekinScottie Wilbekin proved to be a nearly unstoppable force in leading Darussafaka Istanbul to the top of its group during the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Despite this being his first EuroCup campaign and Darussafaka’s first in more than a decade, Wilbekin led the competition in scoring and his team did not lose a game in which he played, which were among the many reasons Wilbekin is deserving of 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season MVP honors. This season is the first time in the 16-year history of the competition that EuroLeague Basketball is announcing a mid-season award and Wilbekin is a rightful first honoree. Wilbekin posted 19.0 points per game and ranked third in performance index rating with an average of 20.4. His ranked sixth in the competition with 1.7 steals and ninth with 5.1 assists per game in the regular season. Wilbekin knocked down at least 2 three-point shots in each regular season game and made them at an impressive 48.9% accuracy. Read more here.





December 28, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 10 MVP: John Roberson, ASVEL Villeurbanne

john robersonThe 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season was thrilling until the very last second. When the dust settled, 16 teams had survived to keep playing into 2018 and one player, John Roberson of ASVEL Villeurbanne, smashed a record in the process of earning MVP honors for Round 10. Roberson had an amazing night in his team's triple-overtime, 128-129 victory over Herbalife Gran Canaria. In more than 42 minutes on court, Roberson scored 42 points – the season's best scoring performance yet – and shattered a EuroCup record by making 11 of 16 three-point shots. He completed his fine performance with 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 drawn fouls for a performance index rating of 44, the highest so far this season and the EuroCup's second-best in the last two years. The next individual performance this week came from Zenit St Petersburg's Drew Gordon, whose PIR of 35 allowed his team to claim a Top 16 ticket. Read more here.





December 25, 2017 - Round 10

This is it, 7DAYS EuroCup fans! The 2017-18 EuroCup Regular Season comes to an end with something at stake for the vast majority of teams. Three Top 16 spots are still up for grabs and most qualified teams are fighting for a better position in the standings. We have broken it down for you, but one thing is for certain: expect a lot of drama all around the competition. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 10:

GROUP A

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Levallois Metropolitans 94-79
MoraBanc Andorra vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 68-69
Fiat Turin vs. UNICS Kazan 72-79

GROUP B

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 76-62
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 87-68
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. FC Bayern Munich 90-82

GROUP C

Limoges CSP vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 69-71
ALBA Berlin vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 86-68
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 99-64

GROUP D

ratiopharm Ulm vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 84-94
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. ASVEL Villeurbanne 128-129
Tofas Bursa vs. Zenit St Petersburg 76-80






December 21, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 9 MVP: Boris Diaw, Levallois Metropolitans

boris diawRound 9 of the 7DAYS EuroCup solved some Top 16 riddles, but a team that was already eliminated, Levallois Metropolitans, played with no pressure to pull out a home win over MoraBanc Andorra. In that game, Boris Diaw earned MVP honors for the week thanks to his performance index rating of 29, the most among winning players in Round 9. Diaw led Levallois to its second victory with 15 points, 10 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Diaw missed only 1 shot all night. Diaw was the player with the fourth highest personal performance, but the three with higher numbers didn't win their games. With a PIR of 39, Nikola Ivanovic of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica stood out among all other players thanks to his 27 points, 6 rebounds and 10 drawn fouls against FC Bayern Munich. After him came Nigel Williams-Goss of Partizan NIS Belgrade (PIR 36) and veteran Ksistof Lavrinovic of Lietkabelis Panevezys (PIR 34). Read more here.





December 19, 2017 - Round 9

With two rounds left in the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, there is still a lot up for grabs in all four groups. Three teams - Darussafaka Istanbul, FC Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv KUban Krasnodar – have clinched first place in their respective groups. Four other teams have qualified and just three squads are out chances to make it to the Top 16. A lot will happen, especially in Group D, in which no team has qualified yet. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the action in Round 9.

Here is the schedule for Round 9:

GROUP A

UNICS Kazan vs. Cedevita Zagreb 78-61
Darussafaka Istanbul vs. Fiat Turin 75-77
Levallois Metropolitans vs. MoraBanc Andorra 99-92

GROUP B

FC Bayern Munich vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 85-82
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 66-79
Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 77-84

GROUP C

Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Limoges CSP 98-101
RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 69-91
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. ALBA Berlin 94-73

GROUP D

Zenit St Petersburg vs. ratiopharm Ulm 90-78
ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Tofas Bursa 84-74
Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 79-76






December 14, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 8 MVP: Danilo Barthel, FC Bayern Munich

danilo barthelAfter eight rounds in the 7DAYS EuroCup regular season there is one team that seems to be one step ahead of the rest: FC Bayern Munich. Still undefeated and already qualified for the Top 16, the German team grabbed a new win in Round 8 against Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Danilo Barthel led the effort with a peformance index rating of 33 that earned him the MVP honor. In this career best performance, Barthel netted 21 points, including 10 of 11 free throws, pulled 3 rebounds, dished 1 assists and had 2 steals. In fact, his only missed shot was a free throw as his 21 points were not only a personal record for him, but led Bayern to a club-record 111 points in the EuroCup. Dominique Sutton of Dolomiti Energia Trento came right after him with a PIR of 32 to lead his team to a huge road win at Tofas Bursa. Sutton set his personal scoring and rebounds records with 24 and 12, respectively. Read more here.





December 11, 2017 - Round 8

The 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season reaches its decisive point. Six teams have already qualified to the Top 16 and five other squads could punch their ticket to the next round in Round 8. Three teams - Darussafaka Istanbul in Group A, FC Bayern Munich in Group B and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Group C - can also clinch first place in their respective groups. A lot will happen, so sit back, relax and enjoy the important games coming up. Three games will be played on Tuesday, followed by nine more on Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 8:

GROUP A

MoraBanc Andorra vs. Cedevita Zagreb 78-71
Fiat Turin vs. Levallois Metropolitans 92-86
UNICS Kazan vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 75-79

GROUP B

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 82-61
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 82-85
FC Bayern Munich vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 111-85

GROUP C

ALBA Berlin vs. Limoges CSP 78-84
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 77-68
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 67-83

GROUP D

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. ratiopharm Ulm 97-84
Tofas Bursa vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 79-91
Zenit St Petersburg vs. ASVEL Villeurbanne 89-92






December 7, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 7 MVP: John Roberson, ASVEL Villeurbanne

john robersonWhen the dust settled on Round 7 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, six teams had qualified for the Top 16, but one group remained as tight as they come. ASVEL Villeurbanne held its own in that killer Group D with a vital 84-94 road win at ratiopharm Ulm that earned John Roberson his first MVP of the Round honor. His stellar long-distance shooting, hitting 8 of 10 three-pointers, set a new club record that also matched the second-best personal mark ever in the competition. What's more, Roberson led ASVEL to a club-record 19 shots made from the arc, also tying the second-most for a team in EuroCup history. He finished with 25 points to go with 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 5 assists in over 29 minutes. It all added up to a performance index rating of 30, the best of the week and of his rookie season, not to mention ASVEL's highest since Tony Parker had 40 back in 2011. Read more here.





December 5, 2017 - Round 7

After a two-week break, the 7DAYS EuroCup regular season returns with a lot at stake. Three teams - Darussafaka Istanbul in Group A, FC Bayern Munich in Group B and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Group C – have already qualified to the Top 16. Several more teams can join them in Round 7, while all the teams in the bottom parts of the standings in each group need to bounce back to keep their options alive.

Here is the schedule for Round 7:

GROUP A

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 89-83 OT
Levallois Metropolitans vs. UNICS Kazan 67-77
MoraBanc Andorra vs. Fiat Turin 83-77

GROUP B

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 92-75
Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. FC Bayern Munich 87-88
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul vs. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 82-72

GROUP C

Limoges CSP vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 86-74
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 93-75
ALBA Berlin vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 84-89

GROUP D

ratiopharm Ulm vs. ASVEL Villeurbanne 84-94
Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Zenit St Petersburg 103-81
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Tofas Bursa 92-71






November 16, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 6 MVP: Chris Kramer, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

chris kramerLietuvos Rytas Vilnius evened its record at 3-3 thanks to a big road win at RETAbet Bilbao Basket whose main contributor was point guard Chris Kramer. His performance index rating of 38, a career-best in Kramer's four 7DAYS EuroCup seasons, has earned him the MVP honor for Round 6. Kramer poured in a career-high 27 points in the game, plus 7 assists and 8 drawn fouls. His PIR of 38 tied this season's high, which Adas Juskevicius of Lietkabelis Panevezys set in Round 5. Following Kramer this week was Tofas Bursa's Pierria Henry, whose PIR of 33 was his best ever. Henry scored 26 points, another personal record, to go with 7 assists and 5 steals in his team's 100-84 win over ratiopharm Ulm. Third in line this week was Sergey Karasev of Zenit St Petersburg with a PIR 32 thanks to 21 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. Sammy Mejia of Tofas (PIR 30) and Scottie Wilbekin of Darussafaka Istanbul (PIR 29) completed the top performances of the round. Read more here.





November 14, 2017 - Round 6

Round 6 starts the second half of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season and the three undefeated teams - Darussafaka Istanbul, FC Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar – have their eyes on the Top 16. Each of them can qualify for the next stage with a victory. Wednesday’s early will be in Russia, where UNICS Kazan (3-2) hosts MoraBanc Andorra (1-4). UNICS is the second-best rebounding team in the league (37.8 rpg.) and tied for first place in blocks (3.8 bpg.), so it will have the upper hand if it controls the battle under the glass, but the home side is also the weakest in the competition in three-point shooting (27.6%).

Here is the schedule for Round 6:

GROUP A

Fiat Turin vs. Cedevita Zagreb 65-87
UNICS Kazan vs. MoraBanc Andorra 89-80
Darussafaka Istanbul vs. Levallois Metropolitans 100-67

GROUP B

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 77-71
FC Bayern Munich vs. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 86-78
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 93-81

GROUP C

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Limoges CSP 81-55
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. ALBA Berlin 80-96
RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 79-96

GROUP D

Tofas Bursa vs. ratiopharm Ulm 100-84
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 90-85
ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 79-67






November 9, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 5 MVP: Adas Juskevicius, Lietkabelis Panevezys

adas juskeviciusAs the 7DAYS EuroCup regular season reached its mid-point this week, a record-tying performance by Adas Juskevicius of Lietkabelis Panevezys earned him the MVP honor for Round 5. Juskevicius exploded for a career-high 31 points to lead his team past visiting Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, 86-79. The EuroCup's highest point total of the season was based on his 9 three-point shots made, including 7 consecutively in the first quarter! Those 9 triples tied the EuroCup single-game record. Juskevicius also had 4 rebounds and 5 assists for a performance index rating of 38, another personal high that tops all EuroCup players this season. His total points, three-pointers and PIR also also marked club records for Lietkabelis in the competition. Second in line this week was UNICS Kazan's Quino Colom, whose PIR of 36 included a career-high 26 points and 10 assists. Read more here.





November 7, 2017 - Round 5

The 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season reaches its halfway mark with three teams still undefeated - Darussafaka Istanbul in Group A, FC Bayern Munich in Group B and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Group C – plus two other squads, Levallois Metropolitans in Group A and 2016 EuroCup champion Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul in Group B, looking for their first win. Three games will be played on Tuesday, followed by nine more on a busy Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 5:

GROUP A

UNICS Kazan vs. Fiat Turin 101-93
Darussafaka Istanbul vs. MoraBanc Andorra 85-77
Levallois Metropolitans vs. Cedevita Zagreb 91-81

GROUP B

FC Bayern Munich vs. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 83-58
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 81-91
Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 86-79

GROUP C

Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 83-93
RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. ALBA Berlin 86-94
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Limoges CSP 92-76

GROUP D

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Tofas Bursa 84-82
ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 68-84
Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. ratiopharm Ulm 77-66






November 2, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 4 co-MVPs: Peyton Siva and Trevor Lacey

peyton silvaTwo players share the MVP honor for Round 4 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season after leading their teams to the top of the same group. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (4-0) and ALBA Berlin (3-1) won their respective games in Group C to secure sole possession of first and second place. Trevor Lacey of Lokomotiv and Peyton Siva of ALBA posted performance index ratings of 31 each, the highest among winning players this round, to become co-MVPs of Round 4. Lacey led Loko with 20 points and 7 assists in the best game so far of his EuroCup debut season, a 102-86 victory over visiting RETAbet Bilbao Basket. Siva had career highs with 26 points and 4 three-pointers, plus added 4 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals for a solid overall performance in ALBA’s 93-86 home win against Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Read more here.





October 31, 2017 - Round 4

The 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup continues this week with the fourth round of the regular season, and some teams are already in dangerous situations if they want to stay in the Top 16 race. Two teams in Group A – Levallois Metropolitans and MoraBanc Andorra – and two more in Group B – former champs Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul – have still not won a single game and stand at 0-3. So chances are getting slimmer for those and other teams in trouble. However, there is still plenty of time to recover and all of them will be putting in the extra effort this week to get into the win column.

Here is the schedule for Round 4:

GROUP A

MoraBanc Andorra vs. Levallois Metropolitans 79-61
Fiat Turin vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 60-89
Cedevita Zagreb vs. UNICS Kazan 94-74

GROUP B

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 73-78
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 61-63
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. FC Bayern Munich 60-76

GROUP C

ALBA Berlin vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 93-86
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 102-86
Limoges CSP vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 92-83

GROUP D

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 85-76
Tofas Bursa vs. ASVEL Villeurbanne 82-81
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Zenit St Petersburg 93-95






October 26, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 3 MVP: Nigel Williams-Goss, Partizan NIS Belgrade

nigel williams rossThe third round of the 7DAYS EuroCup revealed several surprises and upsets as things start to take shape in the standings. One team that staged one of those upsets for its first victory was Partizan NIS Belgrade, led by Nigel Williams-Goss, who earned the Round 3 MVP honor with a performance index rating of 34, the highest among winning players. Williams-Goss led Partizan to a 92-96 road win at RETAbet Bilbao Basket with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 fouls drawn. Next in line this week was Tofas Bursa's Pierria Henry, whose PIR of 31, behind 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, allowed his team to take a great road win at Dolomiti Energia Trento. Frank Elegar of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Amedeo Della Valle of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia completed the top individual performances this week with PIRs of 30 apiece. Read more here.





October 24, 2017 - Round 3

The jockeying for group position continues in earnest as Round 3 of the 10-game regular season could begin separating the haves from the have-nots. Six unbeaten teams in three groups try to hold onto their stats (although one surely will not), while an equal number of winless teams aim to rectify their situations. Meanwhile, the fourth group is even up and down and so playing three tie-breakers on the same night! Group C gets the action started with three games on Tuesday, while the other three groups go at it on Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:

GROUP A

Darussafaka Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan 78-69
Levallois Metropolitans vs. Fiat Turin 73-79
Cedevita Zagreb vs. MoraBanc Andorra 91-73

GROUP B

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. FC Bayern Munich 83-91
Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 75-82
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Galatasaray Odeabank 87-78

GROUP C

RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 92-96
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 85-93
Limoges CSP vs. ALBA Berlin 65-73

GROUP D

ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Zenit St Petersburg 88-85
Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Tofas Bursa 88-91
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 97-87






October 19, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 2 co-MVP's: Rokas Giedraitis and Jalen Reynolds

rokas giedraitisThe Regular Season groups are starting to take shape after two rounds of thrilling results across the continent. Two players stood tall among the rest to lead their teams to respective wins with a performance index rating each of 31, which granted them weekly MVP honors: Rokas Giedraitis of Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia's Jalen Reynolds. Giedraitis soared with career-highs of 28 points - including 6 of 7 twos and 5 of 8 threes - and 7 rebounds in just 18 minutes on the court. Reynolds started for Reggio Emilia to contribute a huge double-double of 23 points (11 of 15 twos) and 14 rebounds, plus 4 drawn fouls, sending a message in just his second 7DAYS EuroCup appearance ever. Four more players completed the top individual performances of the week, each of them with a PIR of 29: Amedeo Della Valle of Reggio Emilia (27 points, 5 assists), Scottie Wilbekin of Darussafaka Istanbul (23 points, 5 assists), John Roberson of ASVEL Villeurbanne (21 points and 5 assists) and Josh Owens of Tofas Bursa (16 points and 8 rebounds). Read more here.





October 17, 2017 - Round 2

The 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup comes off an exciting start of the season and enters Round 2 with a lot of big games. To begin with, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Buducnost VOLI Podgorica face each other for the first time after 284 EuroCup games combined. From showdowns between EuroCup newcomers to European powerhouses going against each other, Round 2 will have a little bit of everything. Four games get Round 2 rocking on Tuesday, followed by eight more on Wednesday. Expect a ton of excitement!

Here is the schedule for Round 2:

GROUP A

Fiat Turin vs. MoraBanc Andorra 92-86
UNICS Kazan vs. Levallois Metropolitans 76-68
Darussafaka Istanbul vs. Cedevita Zagreb 85-83

GROUP B

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 74-71
FC Bayern Munich vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 93-57
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 81-86

GROUP C

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. ALBA Berlin 75-59
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 80-91
RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. Limoges CSP 91-98

GROUP D

Tofas Bursa vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 98-94
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 81-70
ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. ratiopharm Ulm 108-77






October 12, 2017 - Regular Season, Round 1 MVP: Luke Sikma, ALBA Berlin

luke sikmaTheir home debut in the new 7DAYS EuroCup season could not have gone much better for ALBA Berlin and its new forward, Luka Sikma, who earned the right to be called MVP for Round 1 of the regular season. Sikma was a driving force in ALBA's resounding 111-85 victory over Partizan NIS Belgrade on Wednesday in Group C. It was the most points ever in a non-overtime EuroCup game for ALBA, while Sikma established four career highs to start his third season in the competition, after two with Valencia Basket. The son of former NBA great Jack Sikma posted 19 points on 7-for-9 two-point shooting while making his sole three-point attempt and both of his free throws. His other EuroCup career-high stats were 4 assists, 4 steals and a performance index rating of 31, the best among the 12 games played Tuesday and Wednesday. Following Sikma in second place was Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem guard Curtis Jerrells. Read more here.





October 10, 2017 - Round 1

Welcome to the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup season, which starts Tuesday with 24 teams ready to battle for the ultimate goal. This will be the 16th edition of the competition and possibly the toughest ever with multiple former EuroLeague and EuroCup champions. It all starts with the regular season, a 10-game, round-robin group stage. Teams were divided by a draw into four groups of six teams and only the best four teams from each group will survive. There will be drama, action, excitement and disappointment. Don’t forget from this season onwards, you can follow all 7DAYS EuroCup games on Euroleague TV!

Here is the schedule for Round 1:

GROUP A

Levallois Metropolitans vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 64-69
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Fiat Turin 83-86
MoraBanc Andorra vs. UNICS Kazan 68-76

GROUP B

Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 86-72
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich 69-86
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 82-74

GROUP C

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 83-93
ALBA Berlin vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 111-85
Limoges CSP vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 61-63

GROUP D

Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. ASVEL Villeurbanne 85-75
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Tofas Bursa 83-73
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Zenit St Petersburg 97-87






October 9, 2017

7DAYS EuroCup Group D analysis

The six teams in Group D ensure plenty of excitement for EuroCup fans every week! All six teams have winning traditions and star talents. Herbalife Gran Canaria has the oldest player in the competition in playmaker Albert Oliver, who is among the all-time EuroCup leaders in assists and appearances. Dolomiti Energia Trento is led by 2015-16 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year Maurizio Buscaglia and has only found success in its previous EuroCup campaign. The only team without previous EuroCup experience is Tofas Bursa, which can rely on a former All-EuroCup talent in Sammy Mejia. Zenit St. Petersburg added a two-time All-EuroCup choice, Kyle Kuric, and last season’s top rebounder, Drew Gordon, in the offseason. Both ASVEL Villeurbanne and ratiopharm Ulm have loads of young talent, which shows how they are working on the future while competing now. Read more here.

7DAYS EuroCup Group C analysis

A pair of former EuroCup champions, two teams that were each just a win away from taking the EuroCup crown themselves and a pair of former continental champions make Group C a must-watch. The teams in Group C will not lack veteran leadership. The teams most stacked with veterans are Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and RETAbet Bilbao Basket. The club from the Lithuanian features savvy small forward Mindaugas Lukauskis, who was with Rytas both times the club won the competition in the past, in 2005 and 2009. Add to that 33-year old center Loukas Mavrokefalidis, 32-year old scorer Ben Madgen and fellow 2009 EuroCup champion Arturas Jomantas and you have quite a seasoned squad. Read more here.

7DAYS EuroCup Group B analysis

Group B does not only feature two former champions – Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul – but also an ambitious FC Bayern Munich team which has set the bar high this season. And while history might be on the side of those three clubs, Montenegrin champion Buducnost VOLI Podogrica, Lithuanian runner-up Lietkabelis Panevezys and EuroCup returnee Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia will make sure this will be a highly competitive group. Read more here.

7DAYS EuroCup Group A analysis

There are only three teams in the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup that featured in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season and two of them – Darussafaka Istanbul and Unics Kazan – will compete in Group A. Unics is also one of five former EuroCup champs in the competition this season. Cedevita Zagreb is only two seasons removed from playing in the EuroLeague and is a former EuroCup semifinalist. With a new name and new look, Levallois Metropolitans will aim high, too. At the other end, MoraBanc Andorra and Fiat Turin are both EuroCup newcomers and after proving themselves in the Spanish and Italian Leagues, respectively, last season, will be looking to show how good they can be on the continental stage. Read more here.




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