October 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds Final
Lietuvos Rytas holds off Ostend to return to Euroleague
Rytas Vilnius claimed the last remaining ticket to the 2013-14 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague by holding off Belgian champion Telenet Ostend
75-66 in the final of the Qualifying Rounds tournament at Siemens Arena
in the Lithuanian capital. Martynas Gecevicius finished a stellar week
with a 19-point effort and Juan Palacios added a double-double for
Rytas, which joins Panathinaikos Athens, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv,
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade and Lokomotiv
Kuban Krasnodar in Group D of the Euroleague Regular Season. It was an
exciting finale to a dramatic week of qualifying games. Ostend
struggled in the opening minutes before reeling off 15 unanswered
points to take control. Read more here.
Final day in Vilnius, Lithuania at Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Day for decision who will take last spot
in Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season. Host of tournament
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Telenet Ostend will play Final game and
fight to play in Euroleague this season. In semifinals, Lietuvos Rytas
wins over EWE Baskets Oldenburg 99-87 and expectedly came to Final. On
the other side, Telenet Ostend prepared big surprise at tournament as
yesterday they wins over Banvit Bandirma, and day before they sent home
mighty BC Khimki.
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Telenet Ostend 75-66 - Stats
October 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Semifinals
Banvit Bandirma 80 - 82 Telenet Ostend
Ostend bested Banvit Bandirma 80-82 on Thursday at Siemens Arena in
Vilnius, Lithuania, to advance to the third and final round of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. The Belgian champs will
square off against tournament host Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in Friday’s
final with a spot in Euroleague Regular Season Group D going to the
victor. Ostend used a 0-13 fourth quarter charge to take the lead for
good and held on through the final seconds, in which Banvit had two
real chances to tie it. When Sammy Mejia’s jumper bounced out, Ostend
was able to celebrate the win. Ryan Thompson paced the winners with 19
points for the second straight game, Dusan Djordjevic added 14 and
rookie Jared Berggren netted 11 in just 14 minutes. Read more here.
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 99 - 87 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Gecevicius scored 34 points on 8-of-10 three-point shooting as host
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius defeated EWE Baskets Oldenburg 99-87 to reach
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds final. Rytas will
play either Telenet Ostend or Banvit Bandirma in Friday’s game for a
place in Euroleague regular season Group D. The hosts took the lead for
good midway through the second quarter, with Gecevicius hitting 5
triples in those 10 minutes. Omar Cook added 14 points in victory,
while Steponas Babrauskas and Juan Palacios had 10 apiece. Chris Kramer
scored 24 points in defeat. Nemanja Aleksandrov added 15, Dru Joyce 13,
Konrad Wysocki 11, and Andrea Crosariol finished with 10 for EWE
Baskets, which will compete in 2013-14 Eurocup. Read more here.
Semifinals day in Vilnius, Lithuania. Four teams
that qualified to semifinal will fight for Final game and will try to
book last ticket for Tutkish Airlines Euroleague regular season. After
2 days of competition, EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius,
Telenet Ostend and Banvit Bandirma qualified to semifinal day. EWE
Baskets Oldenburg wins over Cimberio Varese 79-74. Same day, Lietuvos
Rytas wins over VEF Riga 80-71. In day 2 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds, Telenet Ostend surprised BC Khimki as they wins
90-79 and finally, Banvit Bandirma wins over CEZ Basketball Nymburk.
Today, in first semifinal game at 17.00 CET, EWE Baskets Oldenburg will
face Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. In second semifinal game, at 19.30 CET,
Telenet Ostend will face Banvit Bandirma.
Here is schedule for Semifinals
EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 87-99 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Banvit Bandirma 82-80 - Stats
October 2, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Day 2
CEZ Basketball Nymburk 78 - 87 Banvit Bandirma
BK Bandirma downed CEZ Basketball Nymburk 78-87 at Siemens Arena in
Vilnius, Lithuania, on Wednesday evening to advance to the second stage
of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Keith Simmons led
a strong three-point attack by going 3 for 3 from downtown and E.J.
Rowland dished 13 assists to pace Banvit, which advances to play
Telenet Ostende of Belgium on Thursday. The game was close early before
six Banvit players had a hand in a 0-14 second-quarter run, from which
Nymburk never fully recovered. Simmons finished with 16 points, while
Rowland tallied 9 points and 3 steals to go with his dishes. Sammy
Mejia added 14 points and Chuck Davis 10 for the winners. Read more here.
Khimki Moscow Region 79 - 90 Telenet BC Ostend
Gillet hit 5 second-half three-pointers as Telenet Ostend upset Khimki
Moscow Region 79-90 at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds on Wednesday in Vilnius, Lithuania. With the victory, Ostend
advanced to the second stage where it will play the winner of
Wednesday’s late game between CEZ Basketball Nymburk and Banvit BK
Bandirma. The score was tied at 64-64 with a little over seven minutes
left before Ostend nailed 5 three-pointers on its final 6 attempts and
went on to pull out big win. Gillet finished with 16 points on 5-of-8
three-point shooting. Ryan Thompson led Ostend with 19 points, Quentin
Serron added 10 and Jared Berggren collected 8 points plus 11 rebounds.
Read more here.
After first two games in Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds, two teams qualified to semifinals, EWE Baskets
Oldenburg and hosts Lietuvos Rytas. EWE Baskets Oldenburg wins over
Cimberio Varese 79-74, and Lietuvos Rytas wins over VEF Riga 80-71. Two
more games today, first at 17.00 CET as Khimki Moscow Region will meet
Telenet Ostend and at 19.30 CET CEZ Basketball Nymburk will meet
Here is schedule for Day 2
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Telenet Ostend 79-90 - Stats
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Banvit Bandirma 78-87 - Stats
October 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Day 1
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 80-71 VEF Riga
host team Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius advanced to the second stage of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds after holding off
resilient VEF Riga 80-71 on Tuesday in Siemens Arena. Behind 23 points
from Renaldas Seibutis, Rytas is now two wins away from realizing its
dream of returning to elite competition, and will play EWE Baskets
Oldenburg on Thursday. The hosts pulled away to a double-digit lead
when Seibutis scored 11 points in a 13-2 run that ended the first, and
started the second half, but needed a late triple from Omar Cook to
seal the win. Read more here.
Cimberio Varese 74-79 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
the opening game of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague qualifying rounds,
EWE Baskets Oldenburg edged Cimberio Varese 74-79 on Tuesday in
Vilnius, Lithuania. Oldenburg advanced to the second stage to play
either host Lietuvos Rytas or VEF Riga, while Varese is eliminated, but
it will play in 2013-14 Eurocup. Julius Jenkins netted 18 points off
the bench in victory, while Chris Kramer made key and timely plays in
Oldenburg’s win, scoring 8 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter.
Kramer also added 5 rebounds and 5 assists to his tally, while Rickey
Paulding had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals in victory. Achille
Polonara led Varese with 18 points, Keydren Clark had 15, and Ebi Ere
14 in defeat. Read more here.
Today, October 1, Qualification rounds for Turkish
Airlines Euroleague will start. Two games are scheduled for today.
First, at 17.00 CET, Cimberio Varese will meet EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
Later, at 19.30 CET, hosts of tournament, Lietuvos Rytas will meet VEF
Riga. Euroleague Basketball fans across the Europe are excited as this
Qualification Rounds means that Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular
season will start soon, October 16.
Here is schedule for Day 1
Cimberio Varese vs. EWE Baskets Oldenburg 74-79 - Stats
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. VEF Riga 80-71 - Stats
September 26, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds preview
One of the world's great basketball hotbeds, the
Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, will usher in the new 2013-14 season
with a bang by hosting the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds next October. The qualifying rounds features eight aspirants
playing single-elimination games over four days until a single winner
claims the 24th and last spot in the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Regular Season. The qualifying rounds will be held at the
11,000-seat Siemens Arena, which is well known as a venue for major
basketball events, including the 2011 EuroBasket for men's national
teams. Read more here.
July 23, 2013 - Basketball capital Vilnius to host qualifying rounds!
One of the world's
great basketball hotbeds, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, will usher
in the new 2013-14 season with a bang by hosting the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds next October. The qualifying rounds
features eight aspirants playing single-elimination games over four
days until a single winner claims the 24th and last spot in the 2013-14
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Read more here.
July 17, 2013 - Detailed
schedule for 2013-14 regular season released
The fully detailed schedule for the 2013-14 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Regular Season has been released, showing dates and
tentative tipoff times that fans can now use to make plans to see
basketball at its best later this year. The regular season extends
through 10 weeks from October 16 to December 20. Dates and times are
available for all but the 10th and final week, the schedule for which
is determined nearer to the end of the regular season. Exact tipoff
times are tentative pending the finalization of television schedules.
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will open with two early
games on Wednesday, October 16 featuring long-established clubs hosting
others that are making their returns to the competition next season.
Read more here.
July 4, 2013 - Euroleague
2013-14, Regular season Groups analysis and Quotes
After reaching the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four four times in five seasons, FC
Barcelona will have no other goal than challenging for its third title.
Its 44-6 regular season record in those five years shows that Barcelona
is always one of the teams to follow early. Just like last season,
All-Euroleague center Ante Tomic and former Euroleague MVP Juan Carlos
Navarro will be its most important players. Barcelona, led by head
coach Xavi Pascual, will be reloaded at all positions, with a mix of
experience and young talent that could really pay off in the long run.
Read more here.
Coming off its best
season in almost two decades, Real Madrid hopes to go one step higher
and challenge for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title. Last season
Madrid won the Spanish League title and reached its first Euroleague
final since 1995. Management will return a core of players that
includes All-Euroleague selections Nikola Mirotic and Rudy Fernandez,
guards Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull, team captain Felipe Reyes and
sharp shooter Jaycee Carroll, among several others. Coach Pablo Laso
remains at the helm as Madrid looks to carry on its acclaimed
run-and-gun and exciting -to-watch playing style. Read more here.
After dominating the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the last two seasons, Olympiacos
Piraeus starts a new era, while looking for the same fantastic results.
Olympiacos comes off a dream season in which the team rallied from 15
down in Game 5 of the playoffs to get to the Final Four, held mighty
CSKA Moscow to just 52 points in the semifinals and broke the 100-point
mark in the title game against Real Madrid after trailing by 17 points
early. Kostas Sloukas, Vangelis Mantzaris and Dimitris Katsivelis
should have bigger roles next season and the Reds have already added
Brent Petway and Cedric Simmons for a new-look frontline. Read more here.
Panathinaikos Athens has been among of the most
active teams in the early part of the off-season market. After coming
within one win from reaching yet another Final Four last season, the
Greens have brought back fan-favorite Antonis Fotsis and re-signed Best
Defender Trophy winner Stephane Lasme, power forward James Gist and
scorer Ramel Curry. Moreover, Panathinaikos has landed talented
prospects Vladimir Jankovic and Nikos Pappas to add more depth to its
roster. And management continues working to keep its main core of
players, which of course should include former Euroleague MVP Dimitris
Diamantidis. Coach Argyris Pedoulakis hopes to lead the club to even
better results next season. Read more here.
July 4, 2013 - 2013-14 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Draw results
Euroleague fans can
start planning the rest of the calendar year after the draw for the
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season and the Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds Friday took place on Thursday afternoon in Barcelona.
The 23 Euroleague regular season teams – one more team will join them
from the qualifying rounds – were divided into four groups of six
teams, while the eight qualifying rounds teams learned which opponents
they must get through to join the elite teams in European basketball.
Read more here.
July 4, 2013 - Milan, Italy to
host 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that the
2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be held at the
Mediolanum Forum in the historic basketball capital of Milan, Italy
from May 15 to 18 next year. Milan joins a long list of the most
dynamic cities in Europe that have made the Final Four one of the most
recognized sports events in the world. Besides being Italy's
second-biggest city and a world-renowned icon of fashion, Milan has
been home to a string of basketball playing legends such as Bill
Bradley, Dino Meneghin, Bob McAdoo, Mike D’Antoni, Dejan Bodiroga and
Sasha Djordjevic. Read more here.
July 4, 2013 - 2013-14 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season draw set for July 4
first calendar event of a new and exciting basketball season – the draw
for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague – will be held on Thursday,
July 4 in Barcelona at 12:00 CEST. The draw will be held in two parts:
one to decide the four groups of six teams each that will make up the
regular season; the other to set the bracket for the eight-team
qualifying rounds, whose winner will become the 24th and final regular
season team. For the eighth consecutive year, the 2013-14 draw may be
watched live on Euroleague.net and in countries across the continent
through broadcasters Eurosport, NTV Spor of Turkey, NTV Plus of Russia,
Sportitalia of Italy, TV3 of Spain and Sportklub of Serbia, among
others. Read more here.