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March 31, 2013 - Wichita State upsets OSU 70-66 for Final Four trip
Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words on the side of his brand-new ballcap: ``Final Four Atlanta.''

March 31, 2013 - Syracuse on to Final Four, beats Marquette 55-39
With a second suffocating performance at the East Regional, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 to earn coach Jim Boeheim his fourth trip to the Final Four - and first since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA championship.

March 31, 2013 - Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Bucks, 109-99
Down five early in the fourth quarter, it was time for the Oklahoma City Thunder to take pride in their defense. They did just that. Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Russell Westbrook had a triple-double to lead the Thunder to a 109-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

March 31, 2013 - Rockets cruise past Clippers, 98-81
Playing without leading scorer James Harden, the Houston Rockets cracked one of the league's best defenses by spreading the ball around. Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece and Omer Asik added 13 points.

March 30, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom topped Sloboda in Serbian Super league
Crvena Zvezda Telekom had no problems in Game 1 in Serbian Super league as they demolished Sloboda 97-66, by quarters, 21-20, 22-26, 12-23, 11-28. Another one proof that teams who played in ABA Adriatic league are more better than teams from Serbian league.

March 30, 2013 - Good start for Partizan mt:s in Serbian Super league
Partizan mt:s topped Mega Vizura 95-64 in Game 1 in Serbian Agroziv Super league. By quarters 17-19, 22-21, 29-9, 27-15. Very good start in Serbian league for Black and whites despite they played without Vladimir Lucic and Drew Gordon.

March 30, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 13 bwin MVP: Nate Jawai, Barcelona Regal
Nate Jawai was unstoppable for Barcelona Regal on Friday night, dominating inside, leading his team to victory with a career night and in the process earning Top 16 Week 13 bwin MVP honors. Jawai was the leading man in Barca’s 69-77 victory over Montepaschi.

March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Montepaschi Siena 69 - 77 Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona Regal rallied from an early 15-point deficit to down Montepaschi Siena 69-77 on Friday night in Siena. The victory extended Barcelona’s winning streak to 11 games and improved its record to 12-1 atop Top 16 Group F.

March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Fenerbahce Ulker 73 - 78 Olympiacos Piraeus
Olympiacos Piraeus rallied for a 73-78 victory over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul on Friday night at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena to move closer to a playoff spot. The hosts enjoyed an 8-point edge early in the fourth quarter, but the defending champs answered with a 0-13 charge.

March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Alba Berlin 77 - 55 Zalgiris Kaunas
In its last home game of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Alba Berlin gave its fans something more to cheer about by crushing visiting Zalgiris Kaunas 77-55 on Friday night at o2 World in the German capital.

March 29, 2013 - EuroBasket Quarter-Finals rescheduled
FIBA Europe has approved rescheduling of two of the EuroBasket 2013 Quarter-Finals to ensure fair treatment of the teams set to reach that stage of competition. The switch of the two Quarter-Finals involving the teams placed second and third in both Second Round groups.

March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, BC Khimki MR 82 - 86 Caja Laboral
In one of the best games so far this season, Caja Laboral improved its chances to reach the playoffs from Top 16 Group F by edging BC Khimki Moscow Region 82-86 on the road on Friday. Both teams are now tied at 7-6 in Group F and retain chances to make it to the playoffs.

March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Brose Baskets 60 - 82 Panathinaikos Athens
Panathinaikos Athens advanced to the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs from Top 16 Group E by thrashing Brose Baskets Bamberg 60-82 in Germany on Thursday. Panathinaikos improved to 9-4 in Group E.

March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Maccabi Electra 101 - 58 Besiktas JK
Maccabi Electra dominated Besiktas JK 101-58 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory. The Israeli champs set and tied Top 16 records with a thorough performance in climbing to 8-5 in the Top 16 Group F standings and edging closer to a playoff berth.

March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 64 - 70 Unicaja Malaga
Unicaja Malaga grabbed its fifth consecutive road win in Top 16 Group E by rallying to down Anadolu Efes 64-70. Unicaja improved to 7-6 in Group E to remain alive, but will be out of the playoffs race if Panathinaikos Athens beats Brose Baskets Bamberg later Thursday.

March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, CSKA Moscow 81 - 72 Real Madrid
CSKA Moscow re-established itself as the team to beat in Top 16 Group E with an 81-72 victory over Real Madrid at Alexander Gomelskiy Universal Sports Hall in the Russian capital. Sonny Weems scored 21 points and Milos Teodosic added 17 points and 7 assists.

March 28, 2013 - Collet on Tour to meet with NBAers
On Wednesday night, coach Vincent Collet guided Strasbourg to an 100-68 demolition of Boulazac that keeps them at the top of the French Pro A standings, tied with BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and Elan Chalon.

March 28, 2013 - Mixed fortunes for Karsiyaka, Samara
Pinar Karsiyaka were announced as hosts of the EuroChallenge Final Four on Wednesday afternoon and then celebrated the occasion in style in the night. The Izmir-based team took Banvit by storm and clinched a big 73-65 win on the road.

March 28, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2 MVP: Stefan Markovic, Valencia Basket
An epic performance in a big home win allowed Stefan Markovic of Valencia Basket to earn Eurocup Semifinals Game 2 MVP honors with a performance index rating of 22. Markovic was all over the place for Valencia against PBC Lokomotiv Kuban.

March 28, 2013 - French young guns firing for Bourges
Reigning FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Celine Dumerc has claimed rising star Romane Bernies can develop into an ‘amazing' player if she continues working hard to improve her game.

March 28, 2013 - Basketball town Bilbao in Eurocup Final
Bilbao is known in the sporting world for a famed and unique in its philosophy club, Athletic; one of only three clubs to have never been relegated from the top flight of Spanish football. Uxue Bilbao Basket, was founded in 2000 and only played for the first time in the ACB in 2004.

March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Game 13: the time is now!
The penultimate week of Top 16 action brings with it tremendous drama with virtually everything teams dream of still up for grabs. In Group E, three teams have clinched playoff berths and two others are in contention for the fourth.

March 27, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2, Uxue Bilbao Basket 75 - 53 BC Budivelnik Kiev
Uxue Bilbao Basket has reached the Eurocup Final! Bilbao advanced to the Eurocup Final for the first time in club history by sweeping its two-way series against BC Budivelnik Kiev. On Thursday, Bilbao defeated Budivelnik 75-53 to win the two-way series.

March 27, 2013 - Ivanovic goes to Portland
The 19-year-old Nikola Ivanovic from Buducnost VOLI received an invitation to participate at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, April 20th. The Nike Hoop Summit has a tradition of featuring the world’s upcoming basketball talent.

March 27, 2013 - Partizan m:ts lost Gordon
In the count-down to the Final Four Tournament in Laktasi, BiH, Partizan m:ts lost its main player. Drew Gordon wrote on Twitter that he is leaving Partizan and will sign for Sassari until the end of the season.

March 27, 2013 - Izmir picked to host EuroChallenge Final Four
Izmir has been selected as the host city of the 2013 EuroChallenge Final Four, set to take place from 26 - 28 April. Izmir, the home city of Final Four participants, Pinar Karsiyaka, has a proud basketball tradition.

March 27, 2013 - Bilbao and Budivelnik fight for first-ever Eurocup Final!
The battle to get to Charleroi continues! Tonight, Uxue Bilbao Basket hosts BC Budivelnik Kiev at 20:00 CET. Bilbao has a 10-point lead in the two-way series, whose winner will face Lokomotiv Kuban on April 13 at the RTL Spiroudome!

March 27, 2013 - Latvian Star ends National Team career
Former FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Anete Jekabsone has spoken of her regret and sadness after finally admitting her glittering national team career with Latvia is officially over.

March 27, 2013 - Vuksanovic back in Radnicki
After the first goal of the season was achieved by securing a spot at the ABA League Final Four Radnicki turned toward the domestic championship. One of the first moves the club did at the end of the ABA League regular season was the signing of Vladimir Vuksanovic.

March 27, 2013 - Short stay for Jordan
The American point-guard, already the fifth one the Croatian club signed this season, had some practices with the team lately but was not officially licenced for the Coatian League for the Champion.

March 26, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2, Lokomotiv Kuban 63 - 68 Valencia Basket
PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar made it to the Eurocup final! Lokomotiv advanced to the title game despite a 63-68 against Valencia Basket. Lokomotiv had recorded an 87-97 road win in Game 1 and won the two-way series on points differential.

March 26, 2013 - Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Olympiacos appeal
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland has formally dismissed an appeal made by Olympiacos Piraeus of previous judicial decisions regarding its Top 16 Game 4 home defeat against Montepaschi Siena.

March 26, 2013 - Busy schedule for Referee department
The referees nominated to adjudicate at the climax of the women's elite competition profited from FIBA Europe referee instructors Alan Richardson and Davorin Nakic, who were on hand with daily meetings and direct feedback after each game in DIVS Arena.

March 26, 2013 - Vasileiadis keeps Bar high for Greece
Greece were drawn in First Round Group D at the EuroBasket, together with Russia, Turkey, Italy, Finland and Sweden; some say it is perhaps where the biggest battle for a top-three finish and qualification to the Second Round will take place.

March 26, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2: Two tickets to paradise!
It's decision time in the Eurocup semifinals, as Game 2 will determine which two teams advance to the title game on April 13. Both Uxue Bilbao Basket and PBC Lokomotiv Kuban possess 10-point leads in their respective series against BC Budivelnik Kiev and Valencia Basket.

March 26, 2013 - Eurosport 2 twice-weekly live coverage of the Eurocup
Eurosport 2 continues its Eurocup live coverage with both semis. Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Valencia Basket today at 17:00 CET and then, Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. Budivelnik Kiev tomorrow, Wednesday, at 20:00 CET.

March 26, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 21
Panathinaikos Athens made another step towards securing the second place for the Greek League playoffs after thrashing Peristeri 85-60. The Greens never trailed after building 23-12 lead in the first quarter, and 44-28 before halftime.

March 26, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 24
Cimberio Varese edged Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia away from home, 74-77, to retain its status as exclusive leaders of the Italian League regular-season table with a 19-5 record. Achille Polonora’s dunk tied the score at 73 with less than 3 minutes left.

March 26, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 24
The defending champions Elan Chalon sur Saone picked up its third win in last four French League matches to climb up to 16-8 record, matching the number of victories with league-best Gravelines-Dunkerque and Strasbourg.

March 26, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 18
Zalgiris Kaunas picked up 69-62 win over Nizhny Novgorod to finish the regular season of the VTB United League with the league-best 16-2 record, securing the home court advantage throughout the playoffs, as well as the first-round bye as Group B champions.

March 25, 2013 - Blood clot ends Pete Mickeal's season again
The top team in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this season has suffered a major blow for the second time in three years with FC Barcelona Regal's announcement that Pete Mickeal's season has ended with the recurrence of a life- and career-threatening pulmonary embolism.

March 25, 2013 - Smiling Karsiyaka enter defining week
Pinar Karsiyaka are the only one of the three EuroChallenge semi-finalists which were in domestic league action at the weekend that have reasons to start the new week with a sunny disposition.

March 25, 2013 - Great Britain turn to a familiar face
Damian Jennings will lead Great Britain at EuroBasket Women 2013, after the play-caller was belatedly given the nod with less than three months to go before the tournament tips-off. He has worked extensively at various levels.

March 25, 2013 - No. 2 Ohio State beats Iowa State 78-75 on late 3
Aaron Craft dribbled in place at the top of the arc, watching to see if any of his Ohio State teammates were getting open near the basket for a game-winning shot. Nothing there. The point guard had a clear look at the clock as it raced toward zero atop the backboard.

March 25, 2013 - Indiana holds off Temple 58-52 to reach Sweet 16
Indiana's season, the one that's supposed to finish with confetti falling and nets coming down, was minutes from ending in shock and disappointment. The Hoosiers were on the brink. As the clock ticked down, coach Tom Crean wouldn't allow himself to thing about defeat.

March 25, 2013 - Mensah-Bonsu anxiously awaits hometown Final Four
Among the native Londoners who can't wait to see the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four land in their city is Great Britain national team star Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a former Final Four participant himself.

March 25, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 26
Partizan mt:s claimed the last remaining spot at the Adriatic League Final Four after downing Szolnoki Olaj 83:69 in the last round of the regular season. In the Final Four semis, Partizan will play Igokea, while second place Crvena Zvezda Telekom will clash with Radnicki.

March 25, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 26
FC Barcelona Regal continued its winning run in the Spanish League, moving into sole possession of the third place in the standings for the first time this season after thrashing Cajasol Seville 72-91. It is eight win in last nine league games for Barca.

March 25, 2013 - German Cup, BEKO BBL Top Four in Berlin
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 team Alba Berlin used a big fourth quarter performance on the home floor of O2 Arena to down ratiopharm Ulm 85-67 and win its seventh German Cup on Sunday. It is the first trophy of any kind for Berliners, after lifting the national Cup in 2009.

March 25, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 37
With Eurocup semifinal Game 2 against Uxue Bilbao Basket looming, Budivelnik Kyiv came away with a win and a loss over the busy weekend in the Ukrainian League. Budivelnik earlier secured a home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and now improved to 28-10.

March 24, 2013 - Parker claims Final Eight MVP honours
UMMC Ekaterinburg star Candace Parker was voted MVP of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight to cap off a wonderful season and arguably the best of her career in the competition. Parker has averaged a double-double of 16.9 points and 10.4 rebounds during season.

March 24, 2013 - UMMC crowned 2013 Champions
From the moment a fired-up Diana Taurasi threw a three-quarter court pass to Candace Parker to make it 8-0 in the favour of UMMC Ekaterinburg, it always was going to be a long night for Fenerbahce who found themselves on the wrong end.

March 24, 2013 - Dumerc takes Bourges to third
The offensive game of Good Angels Kosice went AWOL in the final quarter, when they managed to score just one point during seven minutes and that was when the game slipped away from them. Everybody expected them to come alive again but they didn't.

March 24, 2013 - Nuggets win 15th straight, 101-95 over Kings
George Karl didn't sound like the coach of a Denver team on a streak not seen in 43 years. He sounded like a coach ready to shake things up in the final weeks before the playoffs. Moments after his Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Saturday night.

March 24, 2013 - Deng scores 20 and Bulls beat Pacers 87-84
The Chicago Bulls are used to dealing with injuries so they weren't rattled when All-Star center Joakim Noah didn't play Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers. As they have done all season, the Bulls turned to their reserves.

March 24, 2013 - Euroleague Women, Final preview: UMMC vs. Fenerbahce
Following five consecutive third place finishes and a ten-year absence from the showpiece game, UMMC finally made it back into the top two, with their nervy start against Bourges perhaps highlighting the weight of that history.

March 24, 2013 - Taurasi still Maradona of Women’s Game
Yes, there's only one place to start when you sit down with anyone of Argentinian heritage and that's to talk about football and a certain Diego Armando Maradona. Taurasi met the soccer legend at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

March 23, 2013 - Kovacik hailed Coach of the Year
Fenerbahce play-caller Roberto Iniquez may be on the verge of claiming unprecedented back-to-back titles during his first season with two different clubs, but whatever the outcome of Sunday's Final, he believes there's only one Coach of the Year candidate.

March 23, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 12 bwin MVP: Petteri Koponen, BC Khimki Moscow Region
Petteri Koponen’s breakout game will long be remembered by the BC Khimki guard. Not only did he lead his team to a 99-76 victory over visiting Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, but Koponen’s dominant performance also secured him bwin MVP honors for the first time.

March 23, 2013 - Pocius could miss start of preparations
'Going in, see y'all later' Martynas Pocius tweeted to his followers on Friday morning, as he was about to enter the operating room in a hospital in Kaunas. The Lithuanian international underwent surgery to deal with stress fracture in his right ankle.

March 23, 2013 - Ponkrashov: No reason to skip EuroBasket
Rumours of Anton Ponkrashov's absence from the Russia squad that will compete in next summer's EuroBasket have been greatly exaggerated. "Why not, I don't see the reason why not to go [to EuroBasket 2013]."

March 22, 2013 - Olympiacos Piraeus 67 - 73 Maccabi Electra
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv continued its hot run in the second-half of the Top 16 by taking down reigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus 67-73 Friday night at Peace and Friendship Stadium. It was the fifth straight win for the Israeli champs.

March 22, 2013 - Besiktas JK 72 - 70 Montepaschi Siena
Tutku Acik scored a driving layup with 0.6 seconds to go as Besiktas JK Istanbul edged Montepaschi Siena 72-70 for its first-ever Top 16 victory at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall on Friday night. The thrilling win improves the already-eliminated Besiktas squad to 1-11.

March 22, 2013 - UMMC Juggernaut rolls into Final
Bourges were magnificent for the first 17 minutes and still level at 25-25, but UMMC took complete control with a quite devastating 18-0 run either side of half-time, holding Bourges scoreless for six minutes.

March 22, 2013 - Historical night for Fenerbahce
With the game tied at 43-43, Fenerbahce exploded with a stunning 21-5 run across the third and fourth quarter break, to establish a double-digit lead and they never had cause to look back. Anastasiya Verameyenka was terrific at both ends of the floor.

March 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, BC Khimki MR 99 - Fenerbahce Ulker 76
BC Khimki Moscow Region got closer to claiming a playoff spot from Top 16 Group F by downing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 99-76 at home on Friday. Khimki improved to 7-5 in Group F. Fenerbahce dropped to 2-10 and stayed seventh in Group F with no chance to advance.

March 22, 2013 - Cedevita signed Jordan
Cedevita signed an American point-guard Jordan Theodor (189, 23), who will help it in the upcoming Croatian championship. Clubs can not sign a player for ABA League any more since the date expired on February 28th but can add new players for national league competition.

March 21, 2013 - Reds will miss Mavroeidis for one month
After Vangelis Mantzaris, who will be sidelined for the rest of the season, Olympiacos Piraeus will now also miss Dimitris Mavroeidis. The 28-year old center underwent surgery on his knee and he is expected to be back at the end of April.

March 21, 2013 - ABA League teams successful in domestic leagues
MZT Skopje Aerodrom and Krka celebrated the first victory in the domestic league on Wednesday as did Szolnoki Olaj in Hungary. Krka met Helios for the first time since the elimination against the same opponent in the Slovenian cup semi-final.

March 21, 2013 - Nikolic moved to Radnicki
The love between MZT Skopje Aerodrom and Uros Nikolic lasted only a couple of months since the player already moved to Radnicki on Wednesday. Nikolic agreed to sign the contract until the end of the season, when he will become a free-agent.

March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Real Madrid 73 - 74 Panathinaikos Athens
Panathinaikos Athens edged Real Madrid 73-74 at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace on Thursday for a crucial victory that puts the Greens on the verge of qualifying to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs.

March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Unicaja Malaga 66 - 70 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow booked its place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs with a 66-70 victory over Unicaja Malaga on Thursday night. A tight game was only decided in the final minute of the fourth quarter, thanks to a clutch play from Sonny Weems.

March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Zalgiris Kaunas 79 - 71 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Zalgiris Kaunas gave its fans plenty to cheer about in an exciting 79-71 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday night at Zalgirio Arena. The hosts pieced together a 20-1 charge that bridged the second and third quarters to take a double-digit lead.

March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, FC Barcelona Regal 83 - 74 Caja Laboral
FC Barcelona Regal became the Top 16 Group F champion by topping Caja Laboral Vitoria 83-74 in an all-Spanish League showdown on Thursday. Barcelona won its 10th straight game and improved to 11-1 to seal first place in Group F with two games remaining.

March 21, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals Game 1 MVP: Simas Jasaitis, Lokomotiv Kuban
Fortunately for PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, sharpshooter Simas Jasaitis is peaking at the best possible time. The three-point marksman set a Eurocup semifinals record Wednesday with 7 three-pointers in leading his team to a valuable 87-97 road win at Valencia Basket.

March 20, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Brose Baskets Bamberg 72 - 75 Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin hung on for a 72-75 victory over Brose Baskets Bamberg to sweep the season series between the rivals. In a spirited game that featured four lead changes and three ties in the fourth quarter alone, DaShaun Wood came through with a key steal on Anton Gavel.

March 20, 2013 - Krasnodar's Jasaitis sets semis three-pointer mark!
A former Eurocup champion showed just how much he wants to lift the trophy again as Simas Jasaitis led Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to victory in its semifinals opener with a record-breaking shooting show on Wednesday.

March 20, 2013 - Budivelnik's Delaney breaks several semis records!
Although it wasn't enough for his team to win, Budivelnik Kiev guard Malcolm Delaney started the Eurocup Semifinals in record-breaking fashion on Wednesday with a scoring explosion never seen in the competition beyond the regular season.

March 20, 2013 - Valencia loses Faverani for four weeks
Minutes before the start of the Eurocup semifinals against PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, Valencia Basket announced that big man Vitor Faverani will be sidelined for four weeks with a heel injury.

March 20, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 1, Valencia Basket 87 - 97 PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar struck first in the two-game Eurocup Semifinals by downing Valencia Basket 87-97 in the opener in Spain on Wednesday. Lokomotiv takes a 10-point lead into the deciding game next week in Krasnodar, Russia.

March 20, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 1, BC Budivelnik Kiev 83 - 93 Uxue Bilbao Basket
Despite a record-breaking scoring performance by the hosts, a point-for-point battle in the Eurocup Semifinals ended with visiting Uxue Bilbao Basket defeating Budivelnik Kiev by 83-93 in the opener of their two-game series on Wednesday in the Ukrainian capital.

March 20, 2013 - Danilovic re-elected as Partizan's president
The 43-year-old Danilovic, who was the club's vice president between 2000 and 2004, stepped into shoes of the club's president in 2007 and will stay there for another four-year period members of the Assembly agreed on elections, where 26 out of 31 members participated.

March 20, 2013 - Krka, MZT and Szolnoki will open the NC season
Some ABA League teams will join their domestic championships already before the end of the regional competition. Krka from Slovenia, MZT Skopje Aerodrom from Macedonia and Szolnoki Olaj from Hungary will play their first games on Wednesday, March 20th.

March 20, 2013 - Igokea puts its hopes on Borik
In its best season in the history of the club Igokea already did some steps forward after the top position in ABA League regular season was secured on Sunday. Igoeka has currently the best score in ABA League (19-6)  and can only be tied with Crvena zvezda in the last round.

March 20, 2013 - Gallinari 'Available' for EuroBasket
The Tuesday night NBA game between the Chicago Bulls and the Denver Nuggets had all the makings of a big dramatic encounter. The Nuggets edged out their hosts 119-118 in a highly-contested battle that went into overtime.

March 20, 2013 - Relentless Oldenburg outgun Khimik
EWE Baskets Oldenburg brought out the big guns in Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series with Khimik Yuzhne and outscored the Ukranian side 100-74 to clinch the last spot in the EuroChallenge Final Four.

March 20, 2013 - Karsiyaka March To Final Four In Style
Pinar Karsiyaka raised a defensive wall in front of Paris Levallois on Tuesday night to clinch an 85-69 triumph in Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series and claim a place in the EuroChallenge Final Four.

March 20, 2013 - Harald Stein takes over Germany U20
German Basketball Federation have announced that Harald Stein is taking over the U20 men's team ahead of the U20 European Championship. When Frank Menz took over Germany's senior men's national team last December, it was clear he would not continue as the U20 coach.

March 19, 2013 - Polkowice send Gala packing
Galatasaray looked to have taken the initiative in the closing minutes but as CCC Polkowice began to wobble, Magdalena Leciejewska came up with two huge plays, hitting a tough jump shot and then hustled an offensive rebound on the weak side to draw the foul.

March 19, 2013 - UMMC too classy for Kosice
There was no turning point after UMMC held Good Angels Kosice scoreless for the first six minutes, racking up the first 15 points of the game. Diana Taurasi and Anete Jekabsone both has efficient shooting nights as they combined for 27 points.

March 19, 2013 - Fenerbahce step closer to Semis
After Schio rallied and worked their way back into contention by making it a one-shot game at 31-28, they subsequently allowed Fenerbahce to score the next 19 points in a row either side of the half-time break.

March 19, 2013 - Bourges shock Sparta&K
An early game-ending hamstring injury to Rebekka Hammon was a huge blow for Sparta&K, since this left Celine Dumerc to shine for Bourges. It also now throws the participation of Hammon into doubt for the rest of the week.

March 19, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals Analysis: Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Valencia Basket
Two of the top contenders for Eurocup glory, Lokomotiv Kuban and Valencia Basket both present impressive resumes. Lokomotiv, whose 11 wins this season are tied for the most in the competition, was the only team to sweep its quarterfinals series.

March 19, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 20
The defending champions Olympiacos Piraeus held off visiting Kolossos VAP 70-65 to improve to 19-1 and remain atop of the Greek League standings. The two teams traded leads for 36 minutes, when Olympiacos put together an 10-0 run.

March 19, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 22
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and Galatasaray Medical Park picked up victories that improved them to 19-3 Turkish League record, and a potential loss by the league leader Banvit BK Bandirma on Monday could put them all in a three-team tie of the first place.

March 19, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 23
Gravelines-Dunkerque had his game against Roanne postponed, but it moved into a sole possession of the first place of the French League after Cholet downed co-leaders Strasbourg 65-71. The hosts led for more than three quarters.

March 19, 2013 - Olympiacos takes Siena case to CAS
After failing to make their case (to replay the home game against Siena) to the Euroleague independent Disciplinary Judge and the independent Appeals Judge, the Euroleague champions have taken their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland.

March 19, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight Day 2 preview
EuroLeague Women Final Eight Day 1 told us to throw the form guide out of the window. Here we review what upsets may come along on Day 2. Sparta&K have won seven games in a row and opened up the tournament with an 88-79 win against Famila Schio.

March 18, 2013 - Big first half gets Good Angels home
There was no turning point in this game, only one way traffic as Good Angels Kosice went 24-10 ahead after the opening ten minutes, before pushing their foot on the accelerator to establish a 30-point half-time advantage.

March 18, 2013 - FIBA Europe studies new Competitions models
The FIBA Europe Board in Dubrovnik, 16-17 March, discussed a proposal by its Secretariat to study new models of competition for the EuroChallenge, in order to make the competition more attractive for clubs to participate in it.

March 18, 2013 - Preseason game presented in Bilbao
A preseason game next autumn between current Eurocup semifinalists Uxue Bilbao Basket of Spain and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA was presented during a press conference on Monday at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

March 18, 2013 - Field set for 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament
With the objective of growing basketball globally together, Euroleague Basketball and Nike are pleased to confirm the participation of the eight clubs that will compete for the 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament trophy.

March 18, 2013 - Slow-starting Fener cruise home
A poor third period by short-handed Bourges allowed Fener to finally get the steals and defensive rebounds needed to play their preferred brand of transition basketball. The result was a devastating 25-4 ten minute spell as Bourges went into meltdown.

March 18, 2013 - Sparta&K saved by late surge
Tied up at 58-58 and with Schio keeping pace with the favourites, a devastating 17-4 run by Sparta&K either side of the third quarter break proved decisive. Their burst of scoring included two big triples from Seimone Augustus and Elisa Aguilar.

March 18, 2013 - UMMC don't disappoint home fans
CCC Polkowice worked hard to drag themselves back into the contest at 44-38, having been 16 points behind. But, they only managed five points during the next 12 minutes either side of the third and fourth quarter break as UMMC eased to victory.

March 18, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals Analysis: Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. BC Budivelnik Kiev
Uxue Bilbao Basket and BC Budivelnik Kyiv were both Last 16 group winners and used their home-court advantages in the quarterfinals to advance. Both teams are quite strong at home, each with six wins and just one loss.

March 18, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 25
KK Igokea has clinched its first-ever Adriatic League regular season title, becoming the first team from Bosna and Herzegovina to do so. Igokea downed Krka 84-75 and secured the first place in the standings a week before the end of the regular season.

March 18, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 25
Euroleague Top 16 team Unicaja Malaga rallied from a double-digit deficit and then held off visiting Fuenlabrada 69-64, picking up its fourth consecutive Spanish League victory and remain in a share of the eighth place in the standings.

March 18, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 28
After being eliminated from Eurocup quarterfinals, ratiopharm Ulm got back to the winning ways in the German League, and together with EWE Baskets Oldenburg it closed the gap behind the league leading Brose Baskets Bamberg.

March 18, 2013 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 21
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv snapped its two-game losing streak in the Israeli League by downing Maccabi Ashdod 71-90. The defending champions made a 0-12 run that bridged the first and second quarter, opening up 9-22 lead and it never looked back.

March 18, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 23
Banco di Sardegna Sassari took a thrilling 76-75 win over visiting Cimberio Varese with a jumper by Bootsy Thornton with 2 seconds left to forge a first-place tie in the Italian League table between them. Both teams now have 18-5 records.

March 18, 2013 - Latvian League, Regular Season, Game 30
VEF Riga routed fifth-place Valmiera 85-65 to raise its record to 13-1 and retain first place in the Latvian League. Will Daniels nailed 22 points and Kaspars Berzins added 18 to lead the defending champions, who that broke the game open after halftime with a 21-9 run.

March 18, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Phase 2 Game 2
Trefl Sopot remains unbeaten through two games of the secod stage of the Polish League after taking a thrilling 72-73 road success over Asseco Prokom Gdynia on Sunday. Mateusz Ponitka gave a 72-71 lead to Asseco Prokom before Lorinza Harrington beat the buzzer.

March 17, 2013 - Parker ready to deliver the goods
When UMMC Ekaterinburg had to choose between utilising the stellar talent of either Candace Parker or Sue Bird, it was undoubtedly one of the biggest dilemmas in the history of women's basketball.

March 17, 2013 - Duncan, Leonard lead Spurs over Cavs, 119-113
The San Antonio Spurs are without Tony Parker and their usual fire on defense, but they still have Tim Duncan. They needed the All-Star power forward to overcome their alarming lack of defense. Duncan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

March 17, 2013 - Pierce has 14 in 3 quarters, Celtics beat Bobcats
The Boston Celtics finally found a way to beat the team with the NBA's worst record. Actually, it was several ways as the Celtics avenged an embarrassing loss earlier in the week at Charlotte by routing the Bobcats 105-88 on Saturday night.

March 16, 2013 - Macchi magic returns after illness woe
Whilst stopping short of a fairytale return, the sight of Laura Macchi shooting down Rivas Ecopolis to propel Famila Schio to another EuroLeague Women Final Eight was one of the most engaging sights of the season so far.

March 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 11 bwin MVP: Luka Zoric, Unicaja Malaga
Luka Zoric continued his impressive Top 16 with a dominant performance in the paint at both ends to lead Unicaja to a crucial road win at Real Madrid on Friday. In doing so, Luka Zoric became the first player this season to claim weekly MVP honors twice.

March 16, 2013 - Siroki WWin achieved its main goal
Siroki WWin achieved its main goal on Friday in Ljubljana. The victory against Union Olimpija was crucial in its attempt to avoid the last place in 2012/134 ABA League. Siroki defeated Union Olimpija in over-time after Zeljko Sakic made a winning 3-pointer with the buzzer.

March 16, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia match perfect record
Krasnye Krylia defeated Telekom Baskets Bonn 95-85 on Thursday night and became only the second team, in the 10-season long history of the competition, to reach the EuroChallenge Final Four undefeated.

March 16, 2013 - Barton: Don’t expect too much of Vesely
One of the Czech Republic's best basketball players of all time, Lubos Barton said high expectations on the nation's only current NBA player Jan Vesely at EuroBasket 2013 would not be fair to him as the team looks to take the next step in its development.

March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, FC Barcelona Regal 86 - 61 Besiktas JK
Already through to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, FC Barcelona Regal extended its winning run to nine games with an 86-61 win over Besiktas JK Istanbul on Friday night. The win ensured Coach Xavi Pascual’s men at least a top two finish in Top 16 Group F.

March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Panathinaikos Athens 82 - 58 Alba Berlin
Panathinaikos Athens remains in control of its own destiny in a race for a place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs after cruising to a huge 82-58 win over visiting Alba Berlin on Friday night at OAKA in the Greek capital.

March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Real Madrid 74 - 77 Unicaja Malaga
Unicaja Malaga shook things up in Top 16 Group E with a 74-77 victory over Real Madrid at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace in the Spanish capital. Luka Zoric went wild with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks to lead Unicaja to its fourth straight road win.

March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, CSKA Moscow 70 - 61 Zalgiris Kaunas
CSKA Moscow took a crucial step towards locking down a playoffs spot in Top 16 Group E by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 70-61 in the Russian capital on Friday. CSKA improved to 8-3 and can qualify for the playoffs with a road win against Unicaja.

March 15, 2013 - Independent disciplinary judge fines Zalgiris Kaunas
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague's independent disciplinary judge has sanctioned Zalgiris Kaunas with a fine of €25.000 for the aggressions by the public on the player of Real Madrid, Rudy Fernandez after the Game10 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16.

March 15, 2013 - EuroChallenge Quarterfinal play-offs Game 2 MVP Thomas Does It Again
The 26-year-old power forward registered an efficiency index rating of 29 in his team's second clash against Paris Levallois, the exact same as in Game 1 of the series, only this time around his efforts were rewarded with a victory.

March 15, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight profile: Bourges Basket
Only dropping three games during the regular season and all away from home , Bourges briefly looked to have blown their chances of qualifying for the Final Eight during the play-offs when losing for the first time on their own floor, succumbing to Wisla Can-Pack.

March 15, 2013 - EuroBasket 2013 Tickets on sale Monday
For basketball fans all over Europe, the waiting is finally over! The eagerly awaited tickets of EuroBasket 2013 go on sale Monday, 18 March, at 17:00 CET. In the first week tickets for the final, bronze medal game and both semi-finals will become available.

March 15, 2013 - Dynamo Champions following drama
Dynamo Moscow are the 2013 EuroCup Women champions after inflicting heartbreak on Kayseri Kaski spor and their 11,000 fans in one of the most dramatic Finals in the history of the competition.

March 15, 2013 - Gravelines survive thriller
Heartbreak was experienced in Kataja on Thursday evening when home side Joensuun Kataja's European season came to a dramatic end following a 100-96 double-overtime loss to BCM Gravelines.

March 15, 2013 - Khimik force deciding game
Khimik Yuzhne have lived to see another day, defeating EWE Baskets 66-61 to force game three in their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Willie Deane was once again instrumental for Khimik, leading his team with 15 points.

March 15, 2013 - Gallant Telekom Baskets fall short
A depleted Telekom Baskets Bonn have fallen short of pulling off the unthinkable, losing to Krasnye Krylia 95-85 in overtime in game 2 of their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Simmons finished the night with a game-high 24 points.

March 15, 2013 - Paris and Karsiyaka returning to Turkey
Pinar Karsiyaka have narrowly avoided a dangerous case of déjà vu, holding on to defeat Paris Levallois 72-66 in game 2 of their best-of-three EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Aminu and Thomas dominated scoring for Pinar Karsiyaka, scoring 24 and 22 points.

March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Maccabi Electra 80 - 79 BC Khimki MR
Ricky Hickman scored 14 fourth-quarter points as Maccabi Electra downed BC Khimki Moscow Region 80-79 on Thursday night at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel, for its fourth straight win. Maccabi improved to 6-5, the same record as Khimki and Caja Laboral.

March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Montepaschi Siena 67 - 68 Olympiacos Piraeus
Reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus sent a message that echoed all around Top 16 Group F by edging Montepaschi Siena 67-68 on the road on Thursday. The two teams are now tied for second place in Group F, each with a 7-4 record.

March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Caja Laboral Vitoria 87 - 67 Fenerbahce Ulker
Caja Laboral Vitoria picked up its second straight Top 16 victory by easing past Fenerbahce Ulker 87-67 to remain in the race to reach the playoffs from Group F in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 89 - 86 Brose Baskets
Anadolu Efes is on the verge of securing a place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs after a thrilling 89-86 overtime win over Brose Baskets Bamberg at Abdi Ipekci Sport Hall on Thursday. With the win Efes improved to 9-2 and second place in the Group E standings.

March 14, 2013 - Eurocup Women preview, Kayseri vs. Moscow
Kristi Toliver has insisted Dynamo Moscow are mentally prepared for the white-hot atmosphere of the 11,000 capacity Kadir Has Kongre ve Spor Merkezi when they face Kayseri Kaski spor on the second leg of the EuroCup Women Finals.

March 14, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals game 2 MVP: Simas Jasaitis, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
In one of the closest MVP races all season, veteran shooter Simas Jasaitis of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar recorded the best individual performance in a winning effort in Quarterfinals Game 2.

March 14, 2013 - Winnicki to continue as Poland Coach
Despite having failed in his quest to qualify Poland for EuroBasket Women 2013, head coach Jacek Winnicki has been given a vote of confidence by the Polish Basketball Federation. They have given him the opportunity to continue his work.

March 14, 2013 - Nini appointed Head Coach of Romania
Municipal Targoviste play-caller Florin Nini has been appointed as head coach of EuroBasket Women 2015 co-hosts Romania. Having guided Targoviste into the EuroLeague Women play-offs, Nini has been rewarded for his efforts by being handed the reins of the national team.

March 14, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight profile: Famila Schio
The Italian club left it late before organising their respective visas for Ekaterinburg, needing all three games during the play-offs to safely get past Rivas Ecopolis, including overtime in the deciding fixture.

March 14, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 25 preview
With only one game today, Game 25 in ABA Adriatic league regular season will start. The rest of six games, will be played during next three days. Igokea is still leader despite defeat against Partizan mt:s in Game 24.

March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 11: make or break!
The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 enters its final four weeks with only one team - FC Barcelona Regal in Group F - qualified to the playoffs. Some teams have the chance to join Barcelona if they win this week.

March 14, 2013 - FIBA Europe, Betancor part ways
After working successfully together for almost 10 years FIBA Europe and Head of Operations Miguel Betancor, are parting ways by mutual consent. Spaniard Betancor has requested that his contract is terminated with immediate effect for personal reasons.

March 13, 2013 - Real Madrid inks Darden through end of next season
Small forward Tremmell Darden, who left Zalgiris Kaunas earlier this week, signed a contract with Real Madrid through the end of the 2013-14 season. Darden (1.94 meters, 31 years old) is not eligible to suit up for Madrid in the Euroleague this season.

March 13, 2013 - Bargnani out for the season
The Toronto Raptors today announced that Italian forward Andrea Bargnani will miss the rest of the season with an avulsion sprain of the right elbow. Bargnani’s injury is not related to his previous right elbow injury that sidelined him for 26 games earlier.

March 13, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2, Budivelnik Kiev 73 - 56 Spartak St. Petersburg
BC Budivelnik Kiev dominated the second and fourth quarters to erase an 11-point deficit from the first game and beat Spartak St. Petersburg 73-56 to reach the Eurocup Semifinals. Malcolm Delaney scored 8 of his 17 points in the final five minutes.

March 13, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2, Lokomotiv Kuban 90 - 65  Buducnost VOLI
Lokomotiv Kuban booked its first ever spot in the Eurocup Semifinals after downing visiting Buducnost Voli Podgorica 90-65 in Game 2 of their quarterfinal series on Wednesday. Lokomotiv held an 18-point advantage from Game 1.

March 13, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2, Unics Kazan 71 - 68 Valencia Basket
Valencia Basket advanced to the Eurocup Semifinals despite a 71-68 road loss to Unics Kazan. Valencia held on to its 10-point lead from Game 1 and advanced on points differential. Pau Ribas led Valencia with 16 points.

March 13, 2013 - Rubio collects first NBA triple-double
Rubio picked up the first triple-double of his NBA career, going 9-for-17 from the floor on the way to finishing with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, as the Minnesota Timberwolves triumphed 107-83 over the San Antonio Spurs at home.

March 13, 2013 - EuroChallenge Quarterfinal play-offs Game 1 MVP Thomas Reaches Milestone
William Thomas of Pinar Karsiyaka earned two personal accolades on a night that his team suffered a major setback in their EuroChallenge campaign. On Tuesday, Karsiyaka slumped to a shock 76-74 defeat at home to Paris Levallois, despite a double-double display by Thomas.

March 13, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight Profile: Fenerbahce
The Turkish giants were of the most competitive clubs throughout the regular season, retaining a perfect record at home in Istanbul, whilst only losing three games on the road and never by more than five points.

March 13, 2013 - Bourges rocked by Kaltsidou injury
There was a double whammy for Bourges Basket last night after they were not only dumped out of the French Cup at the quarter-final stage, but also look to have lost Styliani Kaltsidou to injury.

March 13, 2013 - Laktasi will host the ABA League F4
ABA President after consulting Board ABA and after taking into consideration League Bylaws, security aspect, interest of clubs and cities and financial conditions took a decision that Final Four 2013 shall take place in Laktasi, BiH.

March 13, 2013 - Paris stun hosts Karsiyaka
Paris Levallois have returned from the dead on the road to record a famous 76-74 victory in the opening game of their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series against Pinar Karsiyaka. Louis Labeyrie who surpassed his season-best 13 points to end with 19.

March 13, 2013 - Gravelines all class in Game one
BCM Gravelines have one foot firmly planted in the EuroChallenge Final Four, easing past Joensuun Kataja 86-57 in game one of their best-of-three EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Five Gravelines players finished in double figures.

March 13, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia soar high in Game one
An understrength Telekom Baskets Bonn have been left with everything to do to remain alive at home on Thursday, falling to Krasnye Krylia 80-60 in game one of the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs on Tuesday night.

March 12, 2013 - Uxue Bilbao Basket 101 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm
Uxue Bilbao Basket is headed back to the semifinals for the third time in as many Eurocup seasons after it crushed visiting ratiopharm Ulm 101-78 in the second and last game of their quarterfinal series on Tuesday.

March 12, 2013 - EWE Baskets draw first blood
EWE Baskets Oldenburg have avoided paying the price for some late complacency, sneaking home over guests Khimik, 82-74, in game of their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Jenkins ended with a game-high 23 points.

March 12, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: the time is now!
It's decision time in the Eurocup Quarterfinals, as half of the eight surviving teams will be knocked out at the end of this round - and the two-way series winners will make it to the semifinals. The teams with the overall cumulative score will win the round.

March 12, 2013 - Eurosport 2 twice-weekly live coverage of the Eurocup
Eurosport 2 continues its Eurocup Quarterfinals live coverage with Uxue Bilbao vs. ratiopharm Ulm on Tuesday at 20:30 CET and continues with Unics Kazan hosting Valencia Basket on Wednesday at 16:00 CET.

March 12, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight Profile: Sparta&K
At the back end of December, Pokey Chatman and her team appeared slightly vulnerable with two losses. Russian side have struck back with a vengeance in 2013 and generally swept aside everyone in their path to become the number one ranked team in the play-offs.

March 12, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 24
Partizan mt:s defeated league-leader Igokea 73-64, and Eurocup quarterfinalist Buducnost Voli Podgorica thrashed Split 66-47, as victories launched them into a three-team third place tie of the Adriatic League standings.

March 12, 2013 - Darden leaves Zalgiris
Zalgiris Kaunas announced Monday that forward Tremmell Darden has left the team with four games remaining in the Top 16. Darden, 31, was in his first season with Zalgiris and was second on the team in scoring and rebounds through 20 Euroleague games.

March 12, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 22
Cimberio Varese is back in first place in the Italian League following a 92-82 home win over Angelico Biella that coincided with its former co-leader, Banco di Sardegna Sassari, losing 86-78 at 14th-place Sidigas Avellino.

March 12, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 21
Anadolu Efes Istanbul picked up its third consecutive Turkish League victory and moved into a sole possession of the fourth place in the standings with 74-69 win over Turk Telekom. Efes seemed to cruise in the first half.

March 12, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 17
Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse CSKA Moscow thrashed Eurocup contender Lokomotiv Kuban 83-56 to improve to 13-3 and secure the second place in Group B of the VTB United League, which brings a first-round playoff bye.

March 12, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 22
Gravelines Dunkerque and Strasbourg both left it late in the fourth quarter, but picked up home victories to improve to 16-6 and stay in a share of the first place in the French League. Gravelines had only 52-50 advantage after three quarters, but went on to down Poitiers 73-60.

March 12, 2013 - Nobody wants to be 14th
The battle for a place at the F4 Tournament will last until the end but so will the one at the bottom of the standings, where there are four teams trying to escape the last place. Siroki WWin did a big job with the last victory against Crvena zvezda Telekom.

March 11, 2013 - Surprise for Zadar's youngsters
A chance to see and meet basketball idols is always a great opportunity for young players to get a new push on their basketball way. Some of them had such an opportunity on Sunday, when players of BC Zadar were guests at the final of the Mini basket league.

March 11, 2013 - Quartet of Cup Winners celebrate
There were celebrations for four EuroLeague Women clubs over the weekend, as Rivas Ecopolis, Famila Schio, CCC Polkowice and BK Imos Brno all attained domestic Cup success. Rivas Ecopolis showed why they are riding high at the top of Liga Femenina.

March 11, 2013 - Horakova opts to skip EuroBasket Women
Moments after lifting the Czech Cup above her head in celebration for BK Imos Brno, Hana Horakova revealed she won't be suiting up for the Czech national team at EuroBasket Women 2013.

March 11, 2013 - Final Eight profile: Good Angels Kosice
Good Angels Kosice went on a six game winning streak during the Regular Season to finally top Group B with a 9-3 record and head into the play-offs with home-court advantage. The Slovak team entered their series with Perfumerias Avenida highly motivated.

March 11, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 24
In a clash of the Euroleague Top 16 teams, also the top two teams in the Spanish League standings, Real Madrid rallied from 16 points down to beat Caja Laboral 92-100 and improve its league-best record to 23-1.

March 11, 2013 - Greek League all-star game
Brent Petway bagged 26 points to lead the Rest of The World team to an impressive 131-125 victory over Greek Stars in the 20th all-star game of the Greek League, which was held in Patras on Sunday.

March 11, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 26
A come-from-behind victory got ratiopharm Ulm back to the winning ways in the German League, as the team hopes it got into a good rhythm before the upcoming second leg of its Eurocup quarterfinale tie with Uxue Bilbao Basket.

March 11, 2013 - Bulgarian League, Regular Season, Game 19
Lukoil Academic Sofia routed Spartak Pleven away 70-93 to stay atop the Bulgarian League table with a 17-2 record. Darryl Watkins and Dimitris Haritopoulos led the way to victory by netting 17 points apiece, while Brandon Heath and Pavel Marinov bagged 15 each.

March 11, 2013 - Belgium League, Regular Season, Game 20
Monwell Randle hit a three-pointer with seconds left in the game to give Mons-Hainaut a thrilling 68-69 away win over the Belgian League leaders of Telenet Oostende. Mons remained tied for second place with a 13-7 record, while Oostende fell to 14-6.

March 10, 2013 - Kaun hints at resting this summer
Russia center Sasha Kaun has hinted that he may need a rest this summer after a long couple of years but believes his country features some strong young talent ready to take a big role. Kaun helped Russia qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

March 10, 2013 - Buducnost already thinks about Crvena zvezda
Buducnost has been focused on two competitions so far but after a difficult defeat in Eurocup (54-72) on Wednesday and an important victory in ABA League on Saturday the club decided to make every effort to reach the F4 Tournament in the regional competition.

March 10, 2013 - Balanced Grizzlies beat Hornets 96-85
The Memphis Grizzlies keep returning from halftime and imposing their style on opponents. With an emphasis on defense and pressure to increase the pace, Memphis again used a strong third quarter to beat the New Orleans Hornets 96-85 on Saturday night.

March 10, 2013 - Nuggets win 13th in a row at home
Nearly unbeatable at home this season, the Denver Nuggets got the better of one of the few teams that has managed to get out of town with a victory. Ty Lawson matched his season high with 32 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter.

March 10, 2013 - Radnicki stopped in Zadar
Radnicki was lately the hottest team in ABA League, which celebrated seven victories in a row and became one of the strongest contenders for a place at the 2013 Final Four Tournament. But its series finished on Saturday.

March 10, 2013 - Sheffield upset Leicester in Glasgow
Sheffield Sharks defeated the Leicester Riders 71-69 to claim the 2013 British Basketball League Trophy at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Saturday afternoon. BJ Holmes led all scorers for Sheffield with 25 points including the two winning free throws.

March 10, 2013 - Amar'e knee troubles continue to haunt him
The forward felt soreness in both his knees during morning practice on Saturday and following an MRI, it revealed that he needed surgery which would keep him out of action for six weeks, meaning he could miss the rest of the season.

March 9, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 10 bwin MVP: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid
Nikola Mirotic’s record-setting display in an overtime victory at Zalgiris Kaunas was the top performance of the week and it wasn’t even close. The two-time Euroleague Rising Star Award winner amassed career highs of 31 points and 11 rebounds.

March 9, 2013 - Vulic already took over his new job
After ABA League declared fines for Cedevita's coaches and player Marko Tomas, the team already played a humanitarian game with Jaksa Vulic in a new coaching role. Cedevita, played a game against the Croatian second-division club BC Graficar.

March 9, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 24 preview
With two games tomorrow, ABA Adriatic league Game 24 will start. After 23 played games, Igokea is still leader with 18-5 record. Three more game till the end of regular season, and things getting more and more interesting.

March 9, 2013 - Salin likes Finnish chances
In Lithuania two years ago, Finland snuck under the radar, surprising everybody by advancing from the First Round. A big part of their success came down to the backcourt pairing of Petteri Koponen and the then relatively unknown playmaker Sasu Salin.

March 9, 2013 - Players and Clubs honour Women's day
Basketball federations and individual players across Europe have shown their support on Friday for International Women's Day. As hosts of EuroBasket Women 2013, France chose this appropiate date for women around the world to initiate ‘Femmes sur tous les terrains' initiative.

March 8, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Unicaja Malaga 66 - 60 Panathinaikos Athens
Marcus Williams hit three triples in the final two minutes of the game as Unicaja Malaga finished on an 11-0 run to edge Panathinaikos 66-60 in a Friday night thriller. The hosts rallied from a 12-point second half deficit to pick up a victory that improved their record to 5-5 record.

March 8, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Besiktas JK Istanbul 73 - 83 Caja Laboral
Andres Nocioni starred with 22 points as Caja Laboral Vitoria ended a five-game slide by downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 73-83 at Abdi Ipekci Arena on Friday evening. Caja Laboral never trailed as it improved to 5-5 to remain in the playoff hunt in Top 16 Group F.

March 8, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, BC Khimki MR 78 - 71 Montepaschi Siena
BC Khimki improved to 6-4 in Top 16 Group F by downing Montepaschi Siena 78-71 at home on Friday. Khimki is tied with defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus for third place in Group F, one win behind Montepaschi Siena, second at 7-3.

March 8, 2013 - Investigation opened into Kaunas incidents
Euroleague Basketball has opened an investigation into incidents after an victory by Real Madrid against Zalgiris Kaunas. Real Madrid has reported the incident and is preparing all documents concerning an alleged aggression by fans against player Rudy Fernandez.

March 8, 2013 - Nicevic with heart beat irregularities
Sandro Nicevic had few dramatic moments recently. He was sent to special medical exams after medical exams showed some heart beat irregularities. The eldest player in the team, will have to skip the game against Union Olimpija on Sunday confirmed coach Danijel Lutz.

March 8, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Final eight profile: Galatasaray
Each weekday in the lead up to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight, fibaeurope.com profiles one of the eight teams who will be appearing in Ekaterinburg. Today we look at Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray.

March 8, 2013 - Saffar is back after nine-year break
If anyone had told an Israeli fan in the beginning of the century that nine years would elapse before prolific shooter Yoav Saffar attempted a three-pointer again, they would have probably laughed in disbelief.

March 8, 2013 - Injured Gortat casts doubt on Poland
Recently-installed Polish national team head coach Dirk Bauermann probably received the news of Marcin Gortat sustaining an injury in NBA Wednesday night action only with fleeting preoccupation - at least initially.

March 8, 2013 - Mirotic sets Euroleague free throw mark
Nikola Mirotic set a pair of Euroleague free throw shooting records in leading Real Madrid to a memorable 104-105 overtime victory over Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania on Thursday night. Mirotic was perfect in 18 trips to the line to set competition records.

March 8, 2013 - Three rounds left and many questions open
There are three rounds left in the ABA League regular season and everything looks we will follow the Final Four Tournament with Serbian teams. The only other candidate still in the run is Union Olimpija.

March 8, 2013 - Motiejunas steps into the limelight
During the first few months of the current NBA season, Lithuanian fans had only one rookie whose progress to monitor with religious devotion, night in and night out. Jonas Valanciunas, was off to a promising start at the Toronto Raptors.

March 8, 2013 - No Maher for GB, Latvia announce squad
Great Britain won't be coached by Tom Maher at EuroBasket Women this summer after the play-caller decided to take up the reins of the Chinese national team, whilst Latvia have announced their pre-tournament plans.

March 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Olympiacos Piraeus 77 - 90 Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona Regal became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs by topping reigning champions Olympiacos Piraeus 77-90 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Greece on Thursday.

March 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Fenerbahce Ulker 85 - 94 Maccabi Electra
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv hit 15 three-pointers and improved its chances to grab a spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs by downing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 85-94 on Thursday night. The Israeli champion picked up its third consecutive victory to improve to 5-5.

March 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Zalgiris Kaunas 104 - 105 Real Madrid
Nikola Mirotic was at his best in leading Real Madrid to a memorable 104-105 overtime victory over Zalgiris Kaunas at Zalgirio Arena on Thursday night. Mirotic forced overtime when he grabbed an offensive rebound and sank 2 free throws with 3.4 seconds left in regulation.

March 7, 2013 - Dynamo edge it, Title still in balance
The destiny of the 2013 EuroCup Women title still hangs firmly in the balance after Dynamo Moscow corralled a five-point lead to take to Kayseri Kaski spor next week, courtesy of a hard fought 65-61 first-leg win.

March 7, 2013 - Cedevita named Vulic as the new coach
After Aleksander Petrovic decided to seign as Cedevita's coach the club promoted his assistant Jaksa Vulic as the new boss of the team. Vulic was the most logical option for taking over the team since he already has coaching experiences from ABA League.

March 7, 2013 - Petrovic: There is no sense to continue
The defeat Cedevita suffered against Partizan m:ts on Sunday was the reason coach Aleksandar Petrovic started to think about resignation. "Since we are already out of the Final Four Tournament race I think it will be better for the club to continue with a new coach."

March 7, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia, Karsiyaka add experience
EuroChallenge quarter-finalists Krasnye Krylia and Pinar Karsiyaka have added veteran players to their respective rosters in an effort to bolster their squads ahead of the business end of the season.

March 7, 2013 - FC Barcelona Foundation teams up with One Team
FC Barcelona Regal, which joined Euroleague's One Team family this year, brought current and former players along with One Team participants together for a program in the Barcelona neighborhood, Carmel, in Mid-February.

March 7, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: John Bryant, ratiopharm Ulm
After an outstanding performance in a historic win, John Bryant of ratiopharm Ulm earned an added bonus: he is Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP! Bryant led all quarterfinals competitors with a performance index rating of 30.

March 7, 2013 - Final Eight Profile: CCC Polkowice
CCC Polkowice reached the play-offs as the third-placed team from Group C, which left them facing higher-ranked Nadezhda Orenburg in the best-of-three play-off series. The Polish side stunned their hosts in game one, prevailing 74-71.

March 7, 2013 - EuroCup Women, Dynamo Moscow vs. Kayseri
Svetlana Abrosimova certainly knows what it takes to land silverware and believes Dynamo Moscow will have to take care of her former team mate Asjha Jones if they are to grab a winners' medal against Kayseri Kaski spor in the EuroCup Women Final.

March 7, 2013 - Petrol signs on with Eurobasket 2013
Petrol, Slovenia's largest fuel importer and provider, has followed in the steps of Spar Slovenija to become an event sponsor of EuroBasket 2013. As part of the agreement, Petrol, along with eventim.si will become an official ticket supplier to the event.

March 7, 2013 - Life without Play-Offs for Dirk, Dallas?
To Dirk Nowitzki, these days must be strongly reminiscent of his rookie NBA season, back in the shortened, due to a lockout, 1998/99 regular season. In that 50-game-long campaign the Dallas Mavericks finished with a meagre 19-31 record.

March 6, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, Valencia Basket 80 - 70 Unics Kazan
Valencia Basket defeated Unics Kazan 80-70 in Game 1 of their two-game quarterfinals series on Wednesday night. This win means that in Game 2, to be played in Kazan, Russia, in one week, a victory or a loss by up to 10 points will be enough for Valencia to advance.

March 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Brose Baskets 58 - 78 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow rolled to an important 58-78 road win over Brose Baskets Bamberg at Stechert Arena on Wednesday night to remain in the battle for a top spot in Top 16 Group E. The Russian champs never trailed after the opening minute en route to their seventh win.

March 6, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, KK Buducnost VOLI 54 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban
Lokomotiv Kuban took a huge step towards a place in the semifinals after downing Buducnost Voli Podgorica 54-72 in Game 1 of their quarterfinals series in Montenegrin capital on Wednesday. The deciding Game 2 of the two-game series will be played in Krasnodar, in one week.

March 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Alba Berlin 86 - 91 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Anadolu Efes Istanbul edged closer a playoffs spot from Top 16 Group E by edging Alba Berlin 86-91 in the German capital on Wednesday. Efes improved to 8-2 and could clinch a playoffs spot as soon as next week in a home game against Brose Baskets Bamberg.

March 6, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, Spartak St. Petersburg 83 - 72 Budivelnik Kiev
Spartak St. Petersburg beat BB Budivelnik Kiev 83-72 in Game 1 of their quarterfinals series on Wednesday. The two-game series moves to the Ukrainian capital for definitive Game 2. Zach Wright paced the winners with 18 points and 7 assists.

March 6, 2013 - Wauters retires from National team
Veteran Ann Wauters will be focusing on her EuroLeague Women pursuits in the future after opting to retire from the Belgian national team. Coming hot on the heels of her decision to skip the WNBA season with Seattle Storm, the 32-year-old will spend the summer with her family.

March 6, 2013 - Kataja's 24-hour trip to the top
If managing to win two back-to-back games on the road is a feat worthy of a good team, then doing so in the space of 24 hours could be worthy of a team that is destined to do big things. Joensuun Kataja aim to complete such an accomplishment on Wednesday night.

March 6, 2013 - 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four logo unveiled
Euroleague Basketball is proud to present the visual identity for its flagship event, the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, to be held from May 10 to 12 at The O2 in London, with the unveiling of the event logo.

March 6, 2013 - Final eight profile: UMMC Ekaterinburg
Each weekday in the lead up to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight, fibaeurope.com profiles oe of the eight teams who will be appearing in Ekaterinburg. Today we being with hosts UMMC Ekaterinburg.

March 6, 2013 - Gigli: We'll do our duty in Slovenia
Italy find themselves in an unknown position, one that no one on the national team has experienced in the past. Next September's big event tips off just ten days after the tenth anniversary of Italy's against-all-odds 69-67 win over a young Tony Parker's France.

March 6, 2013 - Absences take toll on Karsiyaka, Paris
An injury-depleted Pinar Karsiyaka fought to the last man on Monday night in Istanbul but fell 78-76 to Turkish BEKO Ligi leaders Fenerbahce Ulker in a dramatic encounter that could have gone either way.

March 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 10: First playoff qualifiers possible this week!
The longer, more exciting Top 16 enters its final stretch of five games this week as two teams, Real Madrid in Group E and FC Barcelona Regal in Group C, able to seal the first playoff berths as soon as this week.

March 5, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, Ratiopharm Ulm 85 - 81 Uxue Bilbao Basket
In the first game of the Eurocup Quarterfinals on Tuesday, ratiopharm Ulm continued its solid run in the competition by coming from behind to beat two-time semifinalist Uxue Bilbao Basket 85-81 in the first game of their two-way series.

March 5, 2013 - Eurosport 2 twice-weekly live coverage of the Eurocup
Eurosport 2 begins its Eurocup Quarterfinals live coverage with ratiopharm Ulm vs. Uxue Bilbao on Tuesday at 21:30 CET and continues with Valencia Basket hosting. Unics Kazan on Wednesday at 20:30 CET.

March 5, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: let the battles begin!
The newest fork on the road to Charleroi and the crowning of a Eurocup champion begins Tuesday with the opening games of the Eurocup Quarterfinals. The quarterfinals will be played on a two-way series format, one game on each team’s home court.

March 5, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball - ABA League Agreement on Access to the 2013-14 Euroleague
Following the recent communication confirming that the 2012-13 ABA League Bylaws contradict the previously approved 2012-13 Euroleague Bylaws regarding the qualification criteria for clubs coming from the ABA League to participate in the 2013-14 Euroleague.

March 5, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball teams host NBA visitors in October
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that a pair of its teams will highlight their preparations for next season by playing exhibition games against NBA opponents at their home arenas in early October.

March 5, 2013 - Valencia, coach Perasovic together until 2014
Eurocup quarterifnalist Valencia Basket announced an agreement with head coach Velimir Perasovic to remove escape clauses from their contract together, thereby extending it automatically to the end of the 2013-14 season.

March 5, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 23
Partizan mt:s Belgrade rallied from 11 points down in the final 4 minutes to shock Cedevita Zagreb 76-77 in an all-Euroleague clash of the Adriatic League. This huge win improves Partizan to 14-9 record in a share of the third place.

March 5, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 21
The defending champion Chalon-sur-Saone took a thrilling 69-67 overtime win over the French League co-leaders BCM Gravelines. Yannick Bokolo lay up gave a 28-37 advantage to the guests in the third quarter, but Ilian Evtimov capped a run that put the home team up 42-39.

March 5, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 20
Anadolu Efes Istanbul pulled out 57-59 win over Aliaga to improve to 16-4 and stay in the hunt behind the leaders in the Turkish League standings. Efes trailed 30-29 at halftime, but opened the third quarter with a 0-8 run to take the lead for good.

March 5, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 19
Olympiacos Piraeus continued its winning ways in the Greek League, picking up its fifth consecutive victory after downing Kavala 76-94. The Reds scored 33 points in the first 10 minutes and held 27-42 lead after 13 minutes.

March 5, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 21
Trefl Sopot beat local rivals Asseco Prokom 78-65 to move into a share of the second place of the Polish League. The hosts took the lead for good with a 7-0 run in the second quarter, and then extended the margin to double figures with Sime Spralja’s triple.

March 4, 2013 - Petrovic, Oreskovic and Tomas temporarily suspended
ABA League competition office manager Josip Bilic announced the fine for Cedevita's coaches and a player Marko Tomas. Coach Aleksandar Petrovic is temporarily suspended  because of the unsportsmanlike behavior after the game.

March 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague bwin MVP for February: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona Regal
Most people celebrate their birthdays only on the date they were born. Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona Regal started well before he turned 26 in mid-February and kept the party going until the last day of the month.

March 4, 2013 - Cajasol Seville signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Cajasol Seville signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu until the end of the season to replace Latavious Wililams while he recovers from an injury. This is the first experience for Pops (2'06, 1983) this season, after being injured during last Olympics in London.

March 4, 2013 - Partizan joy, Dynamo and Kayseri crash
Hot on the heels of their recent Serbian Cup success, Partizan Galenika added the Adriatic League title to their trophy haul, whilst Kayseri Kaski spor and Dynamo Moscow both suffered minor setbacks ahead of this weeks' EuroCup Women Final first-leg.

March 4, 2013 - Big wins for Oldenburg, Bonn
The two German teams that compete in the EuroChallenge, EWE Baskets Oldenburg and Telekom Baskets Bonn, registered important victories and climbed up the BEKO Bundesliga table at the weekend.

March 4, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 23
In a clash of two Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 teams, Caja Laboral edged FC Barcelona Regal 67-69 to improve to 19-4 in the second place of the Spanish League standings. Laboral picked up its 14th win in the last 15 games.

March 4, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 21
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan took a narrow 72-68 victory over Montepaschi Siena in the Italian League’s main match this weekend to raised its record to 13-8 and join a fifth-place tie with Cantu, while Siena dropped to 14-7 and shares third place with Acea Roma.

March 4, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 25
EWE Baskets Oldenburg used losses of German League top teams and improved to a second-best 16-7 record after 84-68 victory over Artland Dragons. Rickey Paulding led in victory with 22 points, Chris Kramer scored 14, while Dru Joyce and Julius Jenkins had 12 apiece.

March 4, 2013 - Terrence Williams signs a multi-year deal with the Celtics
Terrence Williams signed a multi-year deal with the Boston Celtics. The contract will guarantee his salary not only for the rest of the season but also for the entire next year. The player has given a good impact to the Celtics.

March 4, 2013 - Aubrey Coleman pens a deal with Cholet
Aubrey Coleman announced his signing in France with Cholet. Coleman has played last season in Serie A with Biella averaging 18.2ppg. In the summer he moved to CEZ Nymburk with whom he has played a few games before leaving

March 4, 2013 - Coach Aleksandar Petrovic resigns
Today, right after KK Cedevita Zagreb's game against BC Partizan MT:S Beograd, coach Aleksandar Petrovic resigned from the head coach position. Coach Petrovic is the second coach this season that resigned from KK Cedevita Zagreb's head coach position.

March 4, 2013 - Partizan mt:s had more luck in game against Cedevita
In Game 23 in ABA Adriatic league, Partizan mt:s celebrated in Zagreb, in game against Cedevita. Final score was 77-76. In game where Cedevita played better in 99% of game, Partizan mt:s had more luck.

March 3, 2013 - Turner, Holiday lead 76ers over Warriors
Evan Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jrue Holiday scored 27, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

March 3, 2013 - Noah, Boozer lead Bulls past Nets 96-85
Coming off one of the best performances of his career, Joakim Noah did all he could to match it. He came up short, but not by much. Noah finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday night.

March 2, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 9 bwin MVP: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow
He was the 2011-12 All-Euroleague First Team center and on Friday Nenad Krstic showed again why. The CSKA Moscow big man not only put up the best numbers of any player in Top 16 Game 9, but he did so at the most important times in the game.

March 2, 2013 - Gunther has Faith in new Generation
Germany international point guard Per Günther insists his country's young national team will be out to show the world at EuroBasket 2013 that they are for real and he hopes to play a big role in proving it.

March 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Panathinaikos Athens 75 - 62 Anadolu Efes
Panathinaikos Athens took another big step towards a quarterfinal spot with a 75-62 win over Anadolu Efes in the Greek capital on Friday night. The victory improved the Greens’ record to 6-3 and a share of third place in Group E.

March 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Unicaja Malaga 67 - 83 Zalgiris Kaunas
Zalgiris Kaunas rejoined the race to reach the playoffs in Top 16 Group E by topping Unicaja Malaga 67-83 in Spain on Friday. Unicaja and Zalgiris are tied for fifth place in Group E, each with a 4-5 record. Mindaugas Kuzminskas paced the winners with 15 points.

March 1, 2013 - Decisive weekend for Samara, Karsiyaka
Krasnye Krylia Samara and Pinar Karsiyaka achieved the first of their multiple aims this season by securing their passage to the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs. The Russian side remains the only undefeated team in the competition.

March 1, 2013 - Paris, Kataja turn to familiar faces
EuroChallenge sides Paris Levallois and Joensuun Kataja have turned to players they know and trust in order to bolster their respective squads ahead of the business end of the season. The 29-year-old was on their roster for a six-week period during November and December.

March 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, CSKA Moscow 80 - 65 Alba Berlin
CSKA Moscow improved to 6-3 in Top 16 Group E by downing Alba Berlin 80-65 in the Russian capital on Friday. CSKA held on to third place in Group E and took another step towards sealing a playoffs spot. Alba dropped to 1-8.

March 1, 2013 - Howard wants to play in Rio Olympics
Los Angeles Lakers’ center Dwight Howard has signaled his intent to play for the USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Howard was forced to miss the 2012 Games in London due to a back injury.

March 1, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 23 preview
With only one game today, competition in ABA Adriatic league will enter Game 23 and bring us a lot of excitements as we coming closer to the end of regular season. 4 games remained and it is time to see who will have enough patience and knowledge to book ticket to Final 4.

March 1, 2013 - Edo Muric again on the injury list
Krka will begin the final month in ABA League without one of its key players Edo Muric. Young forward was confirmed to have a broken thumb on his left foot and will have to rest at least three weeks.

March 1, 2013 - Ilievski out until the end of ABA League season
Cedevita's point-guard Vlado Ilievski will not play the remaining few games in the regular part of ABA League season. The Macedonian guard, who has just returned to the basketball court after he was sidelined due to an injury, felt a pain in his thigh.

March 1, 2013 - Euroleague Women F8 Schedule, Ticket Sales Announced
FIBA Europe and the 2013 EuroLeague Women Final Eight Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced on Thursday the official schedule of the event. The Final Eight will take place from 18-24 March 2013 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

March 1, 2013 - Savanovic relishes Serbia outsider role
If basketball was exclusively about speed and physicality, Dusko Savanovic would not stand a snowball's chance on a hot July day in Belgrade to play at the top level. Savanovic is well aware of the responsibility, the high expectations of the nation and their root cause.

March 1, 2013 - Roundup: Trio begin planning for France
Sweden, the Slovak Republic and Montenegro have all now made announcements in respect of their all-important EuroBasket Women preparations this summer. The Slovak Republic will start their training camp in early May although the preparation games are yet to be confirmed.

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