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  Eurocup 2018-19 TOP 16



February 13, 2019 - 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 MVP: Bojan Dubljevic, Valencia

bojan dubljevicBojan Dubljevic enhanced his already legendary 7DAYS EuroCup career by playing some of his best basketball to lead Valencia Basket through an undefeated Top 16 stage. Already the competition's career leader in scoring, he moved atop the career rebounding charts, as well, during the Top 16 and flirted with personal bests in scoring, rebounding and assists, too. Dubljevic ranked third in the Top 16 in both total performance index rating and rebounds while lifting his team to the best record in the phase and ensuring it home-court advantage throughout the 7DAYS EuroCup Playoffs. After studying the work of all the candidates, these feats made it easy for Euroleague Basketball to choose Dubljevic as the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 MVP. Read more here.





February 8, 2019 - Top 16 Round 6 MVP: Dragan Apic, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

dragan apicIt took Dragan Apic of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar just three 7DAYS EuroCup games to earn MVP of the Round honors for the first time. Apic led Lokomotiv to a convincing 84-58 home win against Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting plus 4 made free throws without a miss. He added 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 6 fouls drawn in 26 minutes off the bench for a performance index rating of 30, the highest of any player in Top 16 Round 6. Art Parakhouski of Rytas Vilnius shined in his team's 90-68 home win over AS Monaco. It was a do-or-die for both teams and Parakhouski carried Rytas into the playoffs with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting, 11 rebounds and 4 fouls drawn for a PIR of 26. Ismet Akpinar of ratiopharm Ulm and Jordan Taylor of Limoges CSP each had PIRs of 25. Akpinar led Ulm to an 86-68 win against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 fouls drawn. Read more here.





February 5, 2019 - Round 6

There is only one quarterfinals pairing known heading into Round 6 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16: Group E winner ALBA Berlin will face Group G runner-up Unicaja Malaga. The other three pairings will be decided Wednesday. The only remaining quarterfinals ticket will come from Group E, where Rytas Vilnius and AS Monaco clash in a winner-takes-all contest for the right to play Group G winner Valencia in the next stage. Elsewhere, UNICS Kazan hosts MoraBanc Andorra in Group H with the top spot – and home-court in the quarterfinals – at stake. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 6:

GROUP E

ALBA Berlin vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 97-74
Rytas Vilnius vs. AS Monaco 90-68


GROUP F

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt 84-58
ratiopharm Ulm vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 86-68

GROUP G

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Unicaja Malaga 105-89
Valencia Basket vs. Limoges CSP 91-84


GROUP H

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Zenit St Petersburg 75-79
UNICS Kazan vs. MoraBanc Andorra 72-53






January 31, 2019 - Top 16 Round 5 MVP: Artsiom Parakhouski, Rytas Vilnius

artsiom parakhouskiNo player came up bigger this week than Rytas Vilnius big man Artsiom Parakhouski, the MVP of Top 16 Round 5, whose last-second jump shot meant a one-point road win that saved his team from elimination. Parakhouski's jumper with less than 1 second on the clock gave Rytas a thrilling 77-78 win in a do-or-die game over Partizan NIS Belgrade, eliminating the hosts while allowing Rytas to play AS Monaco next week in a winner-take-all showdown for the last 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals berth. Against Partizan, Parakhouski shined with a game-high 22 points on near-perfect 10-for-11 two-point shooting to go with 8 rebounds and 3 blocks for a performance index rating of 30, the highest among the players on winning teams this round. The highest PIR of the round, 35, belonged to Tyler Larson of Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, playing in just his second EuroCup game. Larson posted 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in a 68-83 home loss against ratiopharm Ulm. Read more here.





January 29, 2019 - Round 5

There are only two tickets to the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals remaining after ALBA Berlin and Unicaja Malaga – the latter without even playing – clinched berths on Tuesday night. Another could be decided in Group H on Wednesday, but the final berth from Group E must wait until Round 6. A victory for UNICS Kazan at Zenit St. Petersburg will give it a spot in the next round. Also at stake Wednesday, three undefeated teams – LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, Valencia Basket and MoraBanc Andorra – will aim to clinch first place in their respective groups; the first two can do so by themselves with wins.

Here is the schedule for Round 5:

GROUP E

AS Monaco vs. ALBA Berlin 61-75
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Rytas Vilnius 77-78

GROUP F

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 72-61
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt vs. ratiopharm Ulm 68-83

GROUP G

Limoges CSP vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 72-71
Unicaja Malaga vs. Valencia Basket 69-72

GROUP H

MoraBanc Andorra vs. Cedevita Zagreb 87-81
Zenit St Petersburg vs. UNICS Kazan 67-82






January 25, 2019 - Top 16, Round 4 MVP: Bojan Dubljevic, Valencia Basket

bojan dubljevicHaving already set several 7DAYS EuroCup records this season, center Bojan Dubljevic added another honor to his name by becoming the MVP for Top 16 Round 4 while leading Valencia Basket into the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Dubljevic headlined Valencia's 81-82 road win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade with an all-round performance of 24 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal. He made 6 of 10 two-point shots and 4 of 6 triples on his way to a performance index rating of 29, his highest since 2014, earning Dubljevic his fourth MVP of the Round award. Paul Lacombe of AS Monaco had a career-best PIR of 28, the second highest of Round 4, in his team's 68-71 home loss against Partizan NIS Belgrade. Lacombe netted a career-high 23 points to go with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Next on the list of best performances in this round were David Walker of MoraBanc Andorra and Mathias Lessort of Unicaja Malaga, who each had a PIR of 26. Read more here.





January 22, 2019 - Round 4

The second half of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 begins with the games of Round 4, in which the eight teams that were on the road a week ago host their opponents from Round 3. Four teams can clinch quarterfinals berths this week. Among them, Valencia Basket of Group G and MoraBanc Andorra of Group H depend only on their own results and advance with wins. In Group F, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar can both advance if they both win. The action begins on Tuesday with two games in Group E and another in Group F, though no team can clinch until Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 4:

GROUP E

ALBA Berlin vs. Rytas Vilnius 87-85
AS Monaco vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 68-71

GROUP F

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. ratiopharm Ulm 88-76
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt 75-52


GROUP G

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Valencia Basket 81-82
Limoges CSP vs. Unicaja Malaga 77-78


GROUP H

Cedevita Zagreb vs. UNICS Kazan 83-100
MoraBanc Andorra vs. Zenit St Petersburg 86-74






January 17, 2019 - Top 16 Round 3 MVP: Luke Sikma, ALBA Berlin

luke sikmaALBA Berlin got back on the winning track with an overtime triumph at Rytas Vilnius on Wednesday to stay strong in Group E of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16. The main catalyst in that win was forward Luke Sikma, whose performance index rating of 33 earned him the MVP honor for Top 16 Round 3. Sikma had a solid all-around game, with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists in 33 minutes. In so doing, Sikma set new career highs in rebounds (12), defensive rebounds (9), and minutes played (33). The second-best individual performance this week came from UNICS Kazan shooter Jamar Smith. His PIR of 29 was a personal best for him, as were his 10 assists. He also added 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals and downed 5 of 7 three-point shots, extending his streak of making at least one triple to 50 games. Read more here.





January 15, 2019 - Round 3

Each game in Round 3 is the first of two head-to-head duels between the same teams in consecutive weeks. Three teams – LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, Valencia Basket and MoraBanc Andorra – will try to keep their perfect Top 16 records intact. Valencia will also attempt to extend its six-game winning streak. UNICS Kazan will hope to stay perfect on its home court and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar will be looking to stay undefeated on the road this season.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:

GROUP E

Rytas Vilnius vs. ALBA Berlin 86-94
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. AS Monaco 68-72


GROUP F

ratiopharm Ulm vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 81-84
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 58-70


GROUP G

Valencia Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 92-76
Unicaja Malaga vs. Limoges CSP 79-72

GROUP H

UNICS Kazan vs. Cedevita Zagreb 105-70
Zenit St Petersburg vs. MoraBanc Andorra 71-80






January 11, 2019 - Top 16 Round 2 MVP: Jamel McLean, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

jamel mcleanLokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar registered its first Top 16 win with a commanding 69-92 road success against Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt that was led by forward Jamel McLean, whose performance index rating of 31 earned him the Top 16 Round 2 MVP honor. McLean lifted Lokomotiv to victory with 19 points – missing only his final shot – while collecting a career-best 4 steals, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 7 drawn fouls in just 22 minutes. His PIR of 31 tied his own 7DAYS EuroCup career high and allowed him to earn the MVP honor for the first time. Following McLean was Valencia Basket big man Bojan Dubljevic, with a PIR of 26. Dubljevic led his team to a 75-79 road win over Limoges CSP with 12 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. The week's third-best performance belonged to Mathias Lessort of Unicaja Malaga, whose PIR of 25 marked his best EuroCup game to date and helped his team beat visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 79-74. Read more here.





January 8, 2019 - Round 2

In such a short round-robin period, there is little margin for error, so Round 2 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 is already crunch time for those teams that lost their Top 16 openers, while the Round 1 victors will seek to move further clear in their groups. There will be at least two undefeated teams at the end of Round 2 since the two 1-0 teams from Group F, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and ratiopharm Ulm, will meet one another and the same is true in Group H with MoraBanc Andorra and UNICS Kazan. Both Group F games, as well as Unicaja Malaga versus Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, will be on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will feature the remaining five contests.

Here is the schedule for Round 2:

GROUP E

Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. ALBA Berlin 78-66
AS Monaco vs. Rytas Vilnius 75-70


GROUP F

Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 69-92
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. ratiopharm Ulm 93-89

GROUP G

Unicaja Malaga vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 79-74
Limoges CSP vs. Valencia Basket 74-79


GROUP H

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Cedevita Zagreb 98-84
MoraBanc Andorra vs. UNICS Kazan 86-80






January 5, 2019 - Top 16 Round 1 MVP: Andrew Albicy, MoraBanc Andorra

andrew albicyAndrew Albicy made history in many ways on Wednesday night as he led MoraBanc Andorra to victory in its maiden 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 game and became MVP for Round 1 of the phase. Albicy set club records for Andorra in the EuroCup with 6 three-pointers made and a performance index rating of 37 in pacing an 81-87 win at Cedevita Zagreb. He scored a career-best 22 points while also tallying 8 assists and 4 steals. The French playmaker not only put up big numbers, but came through when he was needed most, after Cedevita rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game with a minute to go. That's when Albicy stepped up with a tough layup-plus-free throw for the go-ahead score, after which Cedevita did not recover. Albicy became the first MoraBanc player to win the EuroCup MVP of the Round honor. Read more here.





January 2, 2019 - Round 1

The 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 begins this week with the start of the new year. Most of the action – six games – will be played on Wednesday with two more games on a rare Thursday in the competition. The Round 1 slate will see clashes of domestic rivals from Russia, Germany and Spain, the latter of which is also a rematch of the 2017 EuroCup Finals: Valencia Basket versus Unicaja Malaga.

Here is the schedule for Round 1:

GROUP E

ALBA Berlin vs. AS Monaco 83-74
Rytas Vilnius vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 80-74

GROUP F

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 65-67
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt 70-63

GROUP G

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Limoges CSP 83-71
Valencia Basket vs. Unicaja Malaga 85-74

GROUP H

Cedevita Zagreb vs. MoraBanc Andorra 81-87
UNICS Kazan vs. Zenit St Petersburg 68-67





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