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  News archive March 2017


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March 31, 2017 - Romania coach Tenter excited about team's closer connection with fans for China 2019 Qualfiiers
Huge changes are coming for Romanian basketball, something that is assured not just because the country is hosting Group C of FIBA EuroBasket 2017 in Cluj-Napoca. That in and of itself is a major event because Romania last appeared at a FIBA EuroBasket in 1987. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2017 calendar unveiled
FIBA on Thursday announced the full schedule for the sixth edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, which will start in Saskatoon, Canada on 15-16 July and culminate with the World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final in the Chinese capital on 21-22 October. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - VEF on verge of postseason
VEF defeated Parma at home, 91-80. Excellent ball movement (15 assists by halftime), Mareks Mejeris on the fast break and 14-17 (82%) shooting inside the arc gave Riga a 12-point lead at halftime. VEF has virtually guaranteed a spot in the postseason. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - First woman to coach men's national team in Africa cherishes Benin's FIBA AfroBasket 2017 qualifier experience
Benin may not have qualified for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Final Round, but the team etched its name in the sand of times due to head coach Brigitte Affidehome Tonon. There have been cases of female coaches taking charge of men's teams at club level and winning national titles. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Trophy Tour set to begin Sunday
The FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Trophy Tour sets off on its 24-country journey this weekend, beginning with Riga, Latvia on Sunday. The current trophy, now in its third version, is named after former FIBA Europe President and FIBA Vice-President, Nikolai Semashko. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - Palau to call time on EuroLeague Women and national team career
Laia Palau has confirmed she will play in her last EuroLeague Women Final Four next month and hang up her Spanish national team vest at FIBA EuroBasket Women in June. Palau has also reportedly been offered an open return ticket back to ZVVZ USK Prague in a coaching capacity. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - Wright, Theodore headline Team of the Play-Off Quarter-Finals
When push comes to shove - and it often did in the Basketball Champions League Quarter-Finals - great players stand up to be counted. There were many great players in the competition the past couple of weeks. Here are five that we believe had the biggest impact on their clubs' success. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, Game 2
The 7DAYS EuroCup Finals have arrived to Malaga, Spain, where the Martin Carpena Sports Palace will be the stage for Game 2 in the best-of-three series. Valencia had a 1-0 lead in the series after winning a true battle on its home court. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - Efes stops Olympiacos for eighth win in nine games
Anadolu Efes Istanbul shook off a rough start to control Olympiacos Piraeus the rest of the way in a 77-69 victory that keeps alive its hopes of moving higher in the standings. Its eighth win in nine games makes Efes 17-12. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - Wanamaker, Clyburn save Darussafaka playoff hopes with OT win at Bamberg
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul kept its playoff hopes alive with a thrilling 97-99 overtime win over Brose Baskets on Thursday at Brose Arena. Brad Wanamaker scored 8 of his career-high and club-record 30 points in overtime to beat his former club and lift Darussafaka to 15-14 in the standings. Read more here.

March 31, 2017 - Barcelona hangs on in last home game
In a battle of two teams eliminated from playoff contention, FC Barcelona Lassa led from start to finish, but had to hold off a depleted Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 76-71 on Thursday night at Palau Blaugrana. With the win Barcelona improved its record to 12-17. Read more here.

March 30, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 29
The penultimate week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season delivers some great games in Round 29, including a high-powered Game of the Week. Among Thursday’s clashes, Anadolu Efes Istanbul’s win guaranteed that Olympiacos Piraeus will finish third. Read more here.

March 29, 2017 - Play-Offs Quarter-Final preview: Iberostar Tenerife v ASVEL
Iberostar Tenerife and ASVEL are expected to play 40 pulsating minutes on Wednesday night with a spot in the Basketball Champions League Final Four up for grabs. Txus Vidorreta's side will not be underestimating ASVEL, especially after the first leg. Read more here.

March 29, 2017 - EuroCup scoring crown belongs to Dubljevic - for now
Valencia Basket’s remarkable 7DAYS EuroCup season continued on Tuesday with a 68-62 victory over Unicaja Malaga in Game 1 of the finals, during which All-EuroCup big man Bojan Dubljevic became the competition’s all-time scoring king! Read more here.

March 29, 2017 - Valencia takes 1-0 lead on Unicaja in finals
In an intense showdown, Valencia Basket took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three 7DAYS EuroCup Finals with a 68-62 victory over Unicaja Malaga on Tuesday at Fuente De San Luis. Unicaja hosts Game 2 on Friday, March 31 at 21:00 CET. Read more here.

March 29, 2017 - Buducnost level the score against Crvena zvezda
Buducnost VOLI defeated Crvena zvezda mts in Game 2 of the ABA League Semi-Finals, so the score in this series is now tied at 1-1. Boris Savovic led winners with double-double record, 15 points, 11 rebounds. Game 3 will be played at April 4. Read more here.

March 28, 2017 - Darussafaka Dogus extends Wilbekin for two more seasons
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul announced Tuesday that point guard Scottie Wilbekin has signed a two-year contract extension. Wilbekin, 23, has become a leading player for Darussafaka, which is in the throes of fighting for the last remaining ticket to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Read more here.

March 28, 2017 - Play-Offs Quarter-Final preview: Dinamo Sassari v AS Monaco
No team has really been able to stop AS Monaco this season. That's true in both the Basketball Champions League, the French LNB and the Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup. AS Monaco warmed up for the game with an 80-71 victory at Hyeres-Toulon. Read more here.

March 28, 2017 - Parakhouski shuts down Saratov
UNICS defeated Avtodor at home, 95-83. Artsiom Parakhouski. Kazan’s Belarusian big man went off for 30 points, 10 rebounds along with three blocks and a 40 efficiency rating. He shot 88% from the field (15-17) without a single free throw or 3-pointer. Read more here.

March 28, 2017 - CSKA flexes muscles vs. Khimki
CSKA defeated Khimki on the road, 92-70. Khimki was forced to play without leading scorer Alexey Shved, who was recently named the 2016-17 EuroCup MVP. CSKA moves to 19-2 on the season, one game up on 2nd-place Zenit. Khimki falls to 16-4. Read more here.

March 28, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, Game 1: Let the battle begin
The 7DAYS EuroCup Finals starts at Fuente De San Luis with Game 1 of the best-of-three title series on Tuesday at 20:30 CET. Unicaja can become the first newcomer to win the EuroCup since Hapoel Jerusalem lifted the trophy in 2004. Read more here.

March 28, 2017 - ABA League Playoffs arrive to Podgorica - Buducnost vs. Crvena zvezda
Buducnost VOLI will host Crvena zvezda mts in Game 2 of the ABA League Semi-Finals and the home team will try to level the score in this series. On the other side, Crvena zvezda mts triumphed in Game 1 in Belgrade and they now have the first match point to qualify for the finals. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 pools announced
The 40 participating teams (20 men’s and 20 women’s) were divided into 8 pools of 5 after the automatic seeding of the fourth edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, which will be held in Nantes, France on 17-21 June. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - Stars from FIBA youth events take center stage in March Madness
Those players that have been living the dream and playing important minutes for their teams in the NCAA Tournament, well guess what. Many of them have graced the international basketball stage. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - TSV 1880 Wasserburg land German Cup silverware
There was joy for TSV 1880 Wasserburg over the weekend as Aliaksandra Tarasava inspired her team to another German Cup title. Tarasova netted 18 points as TSV 1880 Wasserburg beat their fellow EuroCup Women competitors and arch rivals Rutronik Stars Keltern. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - Paris once more on top in European farewell
Courtney Paris' European soiree may have come to an end on Friday evening, but it was not before she made one more Top Performers' appearance. The Hatay center was once again stealing the limelight in the Semi-Finals. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup MVP for 2016-17: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that Alexey Shved of Khimki has been selected as the 7DAYS Eurocup Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 season. Shved, a virtually unstoppable offensive force, had one of the most dominant individual seasons ever in the EuroCup. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - 2016-17 All-7DAYS EuroCup First Team
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce the 2016-17 All-7DAYS EuroCup First Team, which was selected for the first time with the help of fan voting. The All-7DAYS EuroCup First Team has two players still fighting for the title, Bojan Dubljevic and Dejan Musli. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - Marcus Williams is no longer a member of the Buducnost VOLI team
Buducnost VOLI head coach Ilias Zouros has announced at the press conference that Marcus Williams is no longer a member of the team. Marcus Williams played 27 games in the ABA League this season. His stats average was 10.3 points, 6.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - Blums, VEF streaking toward postseason
VEF defeated Kalev on the road, 82-74. For Kalev, a loss to VEF meant elimination from the playoff chase. The first half belonged to Riga superstar Janis Blums. The 34-year-old forward came off the bench to score 21 points on 7-9 three-point shooting. Read more here.

March 27, 2017 - Nizhny pulls away late vs. Parma
Nizhny Novgorod defeated Parma on the road, 84-75. Parma kept it close with Nizhny Novgorod for 35 minutes, knotting the score at 67-67 with five-plus minutes  to go. But the League rookies ran out of steam down the stretch. Read more here.

March 26, 2017 -  Partizan NIS bounced back with Hatcher’s game-winner
Partizan NIS team decided not to end their ABA League season yet and they prevented that with a home court win over Cedevita which has tied the series to 1:1. William Hatcher became the black and white hero!  He led his team with 23 points.  Read more here.

March 26, 2017 - Zenit gets revenge on Loko
Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar on the road, 83-80. Stefan Markovic managed Zenit’s offense (seven assists) and wasn’t afraid to score (17 points), including some huge points down the stretch. Read more here.

March 26, 2017 - Enisey earns 10th win in Minsk
Enisey defeated Tsmoki-Minsk on the road, 86-78. Enisey would not be denied a valuable road win. Vasily Zavoruev and Braimoh rallied the troops, helping the visitors to a 5-7 point lead in the final minutes. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 28 MVP: Anthony Randolph, Real Madrid
Do-it-all Anthony Randolph came through with a rousing performance to lead Real Madrid to a 73-79 road win at Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday night. So it was only natural that he would be the MVP for Round 28 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - 2016-17 All-7DAYS EuroCup Second Team
In a season that has had plenty of firsts, the 2016-17 All-7DAYS EuroCup Second Team is keeping up the trend, as 4 of the 5 players are first-time selections for honor. In another first, their selection was impacted by the voting of fans in combination with Euroleague Basketball's panel of experts. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - ABA league Playoffs, Game 2
In the second game of the semi-final series of the season, Partizan NIS will try their best in order to tie the series against Cedevita with 1:1. Will the help of their crowd be big enough for them in order to celebrate this time? Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - Barcelona downs Zvezda with great defense
FC Barcelona Lassa defeated Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 67-54 on Friday. Barcelona improved to 11-17, while Zvezda dropped to 15-13 and ranks eighth overall, one win ahead of Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - the other team with a chance to advance to the next round. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - Madrid claims tough road win in Piraeus
In a battle of two teams that have already secured home-court advantage in the playoffs, Real Madrid secured a top-two finish at the end of the regular season with a hard-fought 73-79 win over Olympiacos Piraeus at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Friday night. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - Darussafaka keeps playoff dreams alive with derby win
Darussafaka Dogus kept its playoff hopes alive with a battling 73-67 victory in the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray Odeabank. The home team trailed by 7 points in the first quarter, but won the rebounding battle 40-31 and leaned heavily on an outstanding defensive effort. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - CSKA’s All-EuroLeague guards star to beat Unics
CSKA’s All-EuroLeague guards were in superb form to lead the team to a 74-85 road win at Unics Kazan. Nando De Colo won his showdown with the EuroLeague’s top scorer, Keith Langford, by scoring 22 points, while  Milos Teodosic, tallied 12 points and 12 assists for the champs. Read more here.

March 25, 2017 - 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year: Pedro Martinez, Valencia Basket
The 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season is Pedro Martinez of Valencia Basket. Martinez has guided his team to a EuroCup-best 17-3 record and a place in the EuroCup Finals for the fifth time in club history with a chance to add to its record three crowns. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - EuroCup Women Semi-Finals second leg preview
We prepare for an exciting pair of second leg games in the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals, with a quartet of Turkish clubs all still in contention for this year’s title. There was a noisy and passionate crowd in Antakya for the first game and it will be the same in Kayseri. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - Butterfield hoping to capture the treble with Nanterre 92
Having burst onto the European scene with Juventus Utena in the FIBA Europe Cup last season, Spencer Butterfield is enjoying an equally impressive second campaign in the competition with Nanterre 92. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - Panathinaikos downs Baskonia on the road
In a battle of playoff-bound teams hoping to snatch home-court advantage, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens went on the road to lead from tip to buzzer in beating Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 63-72 on Thursday night. The victory improved Panathinaikos’s record to 17-11. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - Bamberg’s big early lead proves enough in Milan
Brose Bamberg withstood a spirited comeback from EA7 Emporio Armani Milan as Coach Andrea Trinchieri and power forward Nicolo Melli made a winning return to the Italian city by securing a 76-84 triumph. At first it looked easy, with Bamberg going 20 ahead in the second quarter. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - Ulanovas leads Zalgiris to road win in Tel Aviv
Zalgiris Kaunas bounced back from a home loss by topping Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 77-93 on the road on Thursday. Zalgiris improved to 13-15, but despite its win was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs race earlier in the evening when Anadolu Efes Istanbul won. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - Anadolu Efes beats Fenerbahce to clinch playoff berth
Anadolu Efes Istanbul secured a spot in the playoffs by holding off a late Fenerbahce Istanbul charge for an 80-77 victory on Thursday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. Efes led from start to finish for its third straight victory and the seventh in its last eight games. Read more here.

March 24, 2017 - 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup Rising Star Trophy winner: Rolands Smits, Montakit Fuenlabrada
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Rolands Smits of Montakit Fuenlabrada has been chosen as the winner of the 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup Rising Star Trophy. The 21-year-old forward had a breakout season in his second full campaign at the professional level. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 27 MVP: Sergio Llull, Real Madrid
Sergio Llull added to a spectacular campaign Wednesday by leading Real Madrid to an 85-69 victory over archrival FC Barcelona Lassa and in the process claiming the title as MVP for Round 27 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Semifinals Game 3 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Valencia Basket
A familiar face these last weeks emerged once again for Valencia Basket, as Fernando San Emeterio claimed MVP honors also in Game 3 of the semifinals with a performance index rating of 21 to lead his team into the finals against Unicaja Malaga. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Fenerbahce's Datome, out three weeks
Fenerbahce Istanbul's big man Luigi Datome will be missing the next thre weeks, the club confirmed, due to a shoulder injury he suffered in Round 27 game against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Datome (2.03 meters, 29 years old) averages 9.7 points and 4.4 rebounds this season for Fener. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Pinar Karsiyaka hold off Venezia in first leg
Pinar Karsiyaka held on for a 74-71 victory over Umana Reyer Venezia in their Play-Offs Quarter-Final match-up on Wednesday, to take a three point advantage into the second leg next week. Mateusz Ponitka carried Karsiyaka with 17 of his 25 points in the first half. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - AS Monaco win but let huge lead slip against Dinamo Sassari
AS Monaco claimed a 73-62 triumph over Dinamo Sassari in the opening leg of their Basketball Champions League Quarter-Final but may rue allowing the visitors to cut a huge deficit in half over the final 5:35 of the contest. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 28
The action continues thick and fast with the second round of fixtures in a week, as an Istanbul derby pits together Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahce on Thursday. Another big battle comes from northern Spain, with Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens travelling to Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Krasnodar to host United Youth League Final Eight
Krasnodar has been named host of the 4th VTB United Youth League Final Eight, to be held April 30 – May 2. The top eight regular-season teams will compete in the tournament with the VTB United Youth League championship on the line. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - CSKA beats Darussafaka, secures home-court advantage in playoffs
CSKA Moscow locked up the home court advantage for the playoffs by downing Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 95-85 in the Russian capital on Wednesday. CSKA improved to 20-7 and became the first team to secure the home-court advantage in the playoffs. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Diebler shoots Galatasaray past Unics

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul won for the third time in four games by stopping Unics Kazan 75-67 on Wednesday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. Jon Diebler shot 5 for 6 from downtown en route to 17 points to lead Galatasaray, which improved to 10-17. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Printezis heroics topple Zvezda in overtime
Georgios Printezis sank a nerveless and trademark game winner with 3 seconds remaining in overtime to give Olympiacos Piraeus a 64-66 victory – and home-court advantage in the playoffs – over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade in a packed Kombank Arena. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Madrid handles Barcelona, secures top four finish
Real Madrid led from start to finish and secured home-court advantage in the playoffs by downing archrival and previously eliminated FC Barcelona Lassa 85-69 on Wednesday night. Madrid improved to 20-7 and sits in first place, while Barcelona dropped to 10-17. Read more here.

March 23, 2017 - Valencia thrashes Jerusalem, reaches EuroCup Finals
Valencia Basket advanced to the EuroCup Finals for the fifth time in club history by routing Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 90-75 in front of an outstanding basketball atmosphere. Valencia will face Unicaja Malaga in the second all-Spanish final in competition history. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Telekom Baskets center headlines Top Performers
Telekom Baskets big man Julian Gamble was a force of nature in the FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Finals against Ironi Nahariya, pushing the Bonn club through to the Semi-Finals with two major-league individual displays. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - FIBA Europe Cup Semi-Finalists confirmed
There are just four teams remaining in the FIBA Europe Cup, following the completion of the home-and-away Quarter-Finals on Tuesday evening. The first leg of the Semi-Finals is scheduled for March 29, with the return leg on April 5. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - ASVEL lose Uter but tie opener against Iberostar Tenerife
ASVEL and Iberostar Tenerife traded blows in a pulsating first leg of their Basketball Champions League Quarter-Final on Tuesday night that finished in a 62-62 tie. Nikola Dragovic played a season-high 33 minutes and finished with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - MHP RIESEN stun hosts Banvit to claim first-leg advantage
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg handed Banvit their first home defeat of the season in the Basketball Champions League on Tuesday night to claim the upper hand in the two-legged Quarter-Final. The second leg will be played in Ludwigsburg on 29 March. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Semifinals, Game 3: do-or-die for a finals berth!
The 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup season goes down to one game for Valencia Basket and Hapoel Jerusalem, as only the winner will keep fighting to win the competition. Valencia hopes to make the most of the home court advantage to advance to what would be its fifth EuroCup final. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Cibona got defeated after a thriller
Cibona have finished their 2016-17 European story after being eliminated by Chalon in the Quarter-Finals of FIBA Europe Cup. After winning the 1st leg of the FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Finals by 87:85 in Zagreb, Cibona got defeated against Chalon in the rematch played in France by 78:83. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Fast start takes Baskonia to brink of playoffs
Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz truly dominated on the road at Brose Bamberg to earn a valuable 71-96 win, which will be enough to secure a playoff berth if CSKA Moscow beats Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul on Wednesday. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Panathinaikos takes care of depleted Milan
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens protected its home floor and edged closer to clinching a playoff spot with a comfortable 74-61 win over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Panathinaikos registered its ninth straight home win to improve to 16-11 record. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Lemanis stays at the helm as Australia enter new era of international basketball
If ain't broke, don't fix it. Basketball Australia have taken that time honored phrase to heart and kept the reins of the men's national team in the hands of Andrej Lemanis, who came within a whisker of leading the Boomers to their first medal at an Olympic Games last summer in Rio de Janeiro. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Yakin Dogu Universitesi and Bellona Agu step towards the EuroCup Women Final
Yakin Dogu Universitesi and Bellona Agu have taken a step towards the EuroCup Women Final after collecting a pair of absorbing road wins. Yakin Dogu Universitesi rode a compelling and pulsating roller-coaster as they eventually came out with an 87-81 victory at Galatasaray. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 logo unveiled
The official logo of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 was unveiled at an official ceremony in Shanghai, China on Tuesday. The logo draws its inspiration from the Beijing Opera, one of the most symbolic cultural icons of China. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Granger leads Efes to critical win in Kaunas
Anadolu Efes Istanbul took another step towards qualifying for the playoffs by topping Zalgiris Kaunas 68-76 on the road on Tuesday. Efes improved 15-12 in the standings while Zalgiris dropped to 12-15 and saw its own playoff hopes dealt a crippling blow. Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Maccabi FOX completes season sweep of Fenerbahce
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv edged Fenerbahce Istanbul 79-81 Tuesday on a Sylven Landesberg buzzer-beater to complete a season sweep of the Turkish champs and deny – at least temporarily – Fenerbahce a ticket to the playoffs. Maccabi improved to 10-17, while dropping Fenerbahce to 17-10. Read more here.

March 21, 2017 - Logo for 2017 Final Four unveiled in Istanbul
Euroleague Basketball president and CEO Jordi Bertomeu shared the official logo for the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final four in Istanbul with the attendees of Tuesday’s press conference in the Turkish metropolis. Read more here.

March 21, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Round 27
The Regular Season's final double-week tips off on Tuesday and Wednesday with a batch of key match-ups, including a Clasico Game of the Week which could prove decisive for both teams. First up, Fenerbahce (17-9) welcomes Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (9-17) to Istanbul. Read more here.

March 21, 2017 - Ekaterinburg to host EuroLeague Women Final Four
Ekaterinburg has been awarded the hosting of the 2017 EuroLeague Women Final Four which will be played over Easter Weekend. Ekaterinburg has experience of hosting the Final Four, having previously done so in 2011, as well as hosting the Final Eight in 2013 and 2014. Read more here.

March 21, 2017 - BLMA finish on top in France
BLMA have been confirmed as the Regular Season winners of the LFB after they clinched top spot over the weekend. A strong team performance by BLMA helped them secure pole position as they eased past Hainaut 67-53, with Anael Lardy impressing with 13 points and 5 assists. Read more here.

March 21, 2017 - EuroCup Women Semi-Finals first leg preview
We look forward to the first leg of the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals as four Turkish clubs battle it out in pursuit of the prestigious silverware. Bellona Agu have had their share of previous heartache (previously as Agu Spor and Kayseri Kaski spor) in the competition. Read more here.

March 21, 2017 - Kalev sends Dragons packing
Kalev defeated Tsmoki-Minsk at home, 79-70. The game was close in the first half as Kalev took a one-point advantage into the locker room (40-39). Tied 65-65 with less than seven minutes to go, the home team ripped of a 12-0 run to end Tsmoki’s hopes of a road win. Read more here.

March 20, 2017 - Crvena zvezda take the lead in the semi-finals clash vs. Buducnost
Crvena zvezda mts made a powerful display at the start of the 2016-17 ABA League Playoffs as they scored a comfortable win against Buducnost VOLI in Game 1 of the semi-finals. Marko Simonovic and Marko Guduric were the top scorers of Crvena zvezda mts with 18 points. Read more here.

March 19, 2017 - VEF Takes Over 4th Quarter To Defeat Astana
VEF defeated Astana at home, 73-62. VEF and Astana are both in position to the make the playoffs. Sitting in a three-way tie with Enisey, the winner of this game had a chance to take over sole possession of 6th place and cut the deficit to two games on 5th-place UNICS. Read more here.

March 19, 2017 - Zenit Dominant In Timma’s Return
Zenit defeated Parma at home, 101-72. Janis Timma took the court for the first time since February 25, giving Zenit a healthy, balanced roster, something the club has struggled with all season. Zenit improves to 17-3, one behind 1st-place CSKA with four games remaining. Read more here.

March 19, 2017 - Cedevita make the first step towards finals
Cedevita have edged out Partizan NIS in the first game of the semi-final series, at home in Dom sportova Hall in Zagreb. The home side made the decisive margin already by the middle of second quarter and had no problems maintaining it until the end. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Semifinals, Game 2 MVP: Nemanja Nedovic, Unicaja Malaga
Game 2 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals gave us the first finalist. Competition debutant Unicaja Malaga reached the finals by sweeping Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Nemanja Nedovic played a key role in Unicaja's 74-63 win in Game 2 and earned MVP honors for his performance. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 26 MVP: Paulius Jankunas, Zalgiris Kaunas
After 258 games played in the continent's premier basketball competition, Zalgiris Kaunas big man Paulius Jankunas has achieved another first by becoming MVP for Round 26 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Baskonia wins thriller against CSKA
In a Game of the Week thriller that went down the wire, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz edged CSKA Moscow 79-78 on its home floor in the last game of Round 26. The win improved Baskonia’s record to 15-11 and the fifth-best in the league, while CSKA dropped to 19-7. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Unicaja storms into EuroCup Finals
Unicaja Malaga became the first team to reach the 2017 7DAYS EuroCup final! In its first season in the competition, Unicaja defeated Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 74-63 in front of a sellout crowd at Martin Carpena in Game 2 to sweep their best-of-three semifinal playoffs series on Friday. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Galatasaray stuns host Olympiacos with comeback victory
Galatasaray showed its great pride again in stunning fashion on Friday by roaring from behind to defeat Olympiacos Piraeus 71-80 on the road in Greece. It marked the second time since it was eliminated from the playoffs race that Galatasaray defeated a top-three team in the standings. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - McCoughtry, Ogwumike excel in Quarter-Finals to headline Top Performers
Dynamo Kursk cruised into the EuroLeague Women Final Four with a perfect record to their name after sweeping Bourges Basket in the Quarter-Finals, thanks mainly to outstanding performances by Angel McCoughtry and Nnemkadi Ogwumike. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - ABA league Playoffs, Game 1
It's time! The 2016-17 ABA League Playoffs will start on Saturday evening with the clash between Cedevita and Partizan NIS. It is expected that Cedevita's home Dom sportova will be fully packed for this match, because the fans are well aware of the importance of Game 1. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Jankunas, Westermann led Zalgiris to road win in Kazan
Zalgiris Kaunas stayed in the hunt for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs by downing host Unics Kazan 80-82 at Basket Hall Kazan on Friday. Zalgiris improved to 12-14 and is two wins behind eighth-place Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Darussafaka blasts Barcelona to remain firmly in playoff hunt
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul used a mighty second quarter and held on the rest of the way to defeat FC Barcelona Lassa 67-56 on Friday at Volkswagen Arena. After a slow start, the hosts dominated the second quarter 32-9 to take a 21-point halftime lead. Read more here.

March 18, 2017 - Jerusalem rules late to force Game 3 in Valencia
There will be a decisive Game 3 in the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals after Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem used a huge fourth quarter to defeat Valencia Basket 79-66 on Friday afternoon at Pais Arena Jerusalem to even their best-of-three series 1-1. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Game Center, Semifinals, Game 2: Both Spanish teams on brink of becoming finalists
After Unicaja Malaga won on the road and Valencia Basket in front of its fans, to win the openers of the 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals, their respective opponents Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem look to bounce back and keep their seasons. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - Anadolu Efes wins, ends Maccabi's playoff hopes
Anadolu Efes Istanbul boosted its own playoff hopes while ending those of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv with a 92-87 victory at Abdi Ipekci Arena. Efes completed the season sweep of Maccabi as it improved to 14-12, while dropping Maccabi to 9-17. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - Panathinaikos fends off Madrid
In a battle of EuroLeague titans, Panathinaikos Superfood Athens got back to its winning ways, pulling out an 88-82 win over Real Madrid on Thursday night. Panathinaikos moved its record to 15-11 and improved its chances of qualifying for the playoffs, while Madrid dropped to 19-7. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - Dixon, Datome lead Fenerbahce to big road win
Fenerbahce Istanbul took another step forwards by downing Brose Bamberg 78-83 in Freak City on Thursday. Fenerbahce improved to 17-9 and will clinch a spot in the playoffs if FC Barcelona Lassa defeats Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul on Friday. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - Zvezda rules early and late to win in Milan
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade kept pace with its closest playoff competitors by finishing strong for a 71-78 victory on the road Thursday against already-eliminated EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Zvezda improved to 15-11 with four games left to play. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - ABA league Regular Season MVP: Nikola Jankovic, Union Olimpija
Nikola Jankovic of Union Olimpija is the 2016-17 Regular Season MVP of the ABA League and he deserved himself the honour by dominating the ABA League courts, averaging the highest valuation amongst all players! Read more here.

March 16, 2017 - EuroLeague Women Final Four field confirmed
The 2017 EuroLeague Women Final Four field has been set, with already-qualified UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Kursk being joined by ZVVZ USK Prague and Fenerbahce Istanbul following the conclusion of the Quarter-Finals on Wednesday. Read more here.

March 16, 2017 - ZVVZ USK Prague and Fenerbahce snap up remaining Final Four tickets
There was joy for ZVVZ USK Prague and Fenerbahce as both booked a return to the Final Four after they each won their Quarter-Finals deciders. ZVVZ USK Prague were the first to book their ticket back to the season finale as they wins 70-57 against Nadezhda. Read more here.

March 16, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Round 26: Every game counts
Playoff places, home-court advantage and avoiding elimination are the prizes on offer in an action-packed Round 26 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, which ends with the reigning champion hit the road for the Game of the Week. Read more here.

March 16, 2017 - Unicaja center Musli out for remainder of semifinals
Unicaja Malaga will be at a disadvantage for the rest of the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals after learning that starting center Dejan Musli will miss the rest of the series with a grade 2 ankle sprain. Musli suffered the injury in Uncaja’s Game 1 victory over Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Semifinals Game 1 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Valencia Basket
The next-to-last stage of the 7DAYS EuroCup started on Tuesday with the opening game of the semifinals and when the dust settled, two Spanish teams were leading their respective series. Fernando San Emeterio of Valencia led his team to the first win and earned MVP honors. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals preview: Wednesday 15 March
It's the third and decisive game night of the EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals with the last two remaining Final Four tickets up for grabs. Fenerbahce are looking to hit back at Perfumerias Avenida in the wake of their 76-66 defeat last Friday. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - ABA league 2016-17 Top Prospect: Jonah Bolden, FMP
Jonah Anthony Bolden of FMP has been selected the 2016-17 ABA League Top Prospect in the voting of the ABA League coaches, fans and the ABA League itself. He won the contest ahead of Vanja Marinkovic of Partizan NIS and Alpha Kaba of Mega Leks. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - Unicaja steals home-court advantage with big win in Krasnodar
Unicaja Malaga took control of its 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals series against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar with a 57-73 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday. Unicaja hosts Game 2 of the best-of-three series on Friday with a chance to claim a spot in the finals. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - Dubljevic, San Emeterio star as Valencia wins series opener
Valencia Basket pulled away late for an 83-68 victory over Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem on Tuesday at Fuente de San Luis in the opening game of their best-of-three EuroCup Semifinals series. Fernando San Emeterio paced winners with 21 points. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - Valencia's Martinez becomes EuroCup's three-point king
There is a new three-point king in the EuroCup! With his second triple of his team’s playoff game on Tuesday, Rafa Martinez of Valencia Basket overtook the competition’s scoring king, Marko Popovic of Fuenlabrada, for first place on the all-time list of three-pointers made with 208. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - Four invitees complete 2017 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT field
2017 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT, is now set for its final phase with the announcement of four teams receiving invitations to join four winners of qualifying events to decide among them a continental junior champion in Istanbul this spring. Read more here.

March 15, 2017 - Bajo signed first professional contract with Cedevita
Cedevita have reached the Playoffs this season, but they are already thinking about their future. Therefore, they have signed a long-term contract with one of the greatest prospects of their youth categories, Darko Bajo. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - Stefan Jovic heads the Ideal Starting Five in ABA league
Head coaches of ABA League teams, the fans and the ABA League commission have selected the 2016-17 ABA League ideal starting five, composed by Stefan Jovic, Charles Jenkins, Marko Simonovic, Novica Velickovic and Miro Bilan. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - ABA league Round 26 MVP: Miro Bilan, Cedevita
We have the MVP of the 26th round of the season and it is Cedevita big man Miro Bilan, for the first time this season. Bilan dominated the court during the home game of his team against FMP. At this match, Miro Bilan achieved 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - Schedule of semi-final games set
With the end of the regular season, the Playoffs bracket is now set and so is the exact schedule of the first two rounds of the semi-final series. The Semi-finals will begin with the game of Cedevita and Partizan NIS in Zagreb, which will take place on Saturday, 18 March (19:00). Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - Crvena zvezda beats Buducnost and sets the all-time regular season record
Crvena zvezda mts have beaten Buducnost VOLI at home court in Belgrade in the last game of the regular season and the last test of the two sides before the Playoffs, where they will meet each other again. Charles Jenkins has led the way for Crvena zvezda mts in scoring with 21 points. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Semifinals: Openers loom as key
A pair of traditional 7DAYS EuroCup powers and two teams that have previously met only in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague will square off on Tuesday in the opening games of the best-of-three semifinals, whose winners will become finalists for the competition trophy. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - Barcelona's Doellman out four weeks
FC Barcelona Lassa is still going through an ordeal regarding injuries. The lastest one was announced by the club on Monday as Justin Doellman is expected to be out for four weeks due to a muscle injury on his right leg. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - Mornar down MZT on the road
Mornar finished their 1st ever ABA League campaign with an away win against MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Lamont Jones led winners with 20 points in just 25 minutes. Boris Bakic added 15 points, 3 assists, 4 steals. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - Nizhny’s Playoff Hopes Dimming After Loss To Enisey
Enisey defeated Nizhny Novgorod on the road, 93-80. With the 93-80 victory, Krasnoyarsk improves to 9-10, tying Astana for 7th place. Nizhny Novgorod drops to 6-14, 3.5 games out with only four games to go. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - St. Petersburg Storms Kazan Behind Karasev’s 26
Zenit defeated UNICS on the road, 109-84. Zenit came into the contest riding a nine-game winning streak in the League. With UNICS missing superstar guard Keith Langford, the visitors established control early. Sergey Karasev stayed hot for 40 minutes, finishing with a game-high 26 points. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - Higgins + Hines Lead CSKA Over VEF
CSKA defeated VEF on the road, 99-83. Despite playing without leading scorer Janis Blums, VEF hung around for 20 minutes. Kyle Hins and Cory Higgins led winners. They finished with a game-high 19 points apiece, picking up the slack on offense with Nando De Colo missing the trip to Riga. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Series Breakdown: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Unicaja Malaga
Two of the best defenses in the 7DAYS EuroCup clash in this intriguing series. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar is in the semifinals for just the second time; it won the competition in 2013. Unicaja made its EuroCup debut this season and is now just four wins from the title! Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Series Breakdown: Valencia Basket vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
Three-time EuroCup champion Valencia Basket has made it to the semifinals for the seventh time in competition history, after previous appearances in 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Jerusalem has made it to the EuroCup Semifinals for the first time in more than a decade. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - Krka ended the season with a win
Krka have ended the season in the ABA League with a victory, but due to unfavourable result for their side in Zadar, they still ended the season at the last placed in the standings. Cibona ended the season as seventh. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 - Zadar have done it
Celebration time at Visnjik! Zadar beat Union Olimpija and definitely avoided the last place in the 2016-17 ABA League regular season! Ivan Ramljak was the hero today. In the most important game of his team in this season, Ramljak had 18 points and 11 rebounds! His overall index rating was 25. Read more here.

March 12, 2017 - Basketball Champions League Quarter-Finals pairings drawn
The Basketball Champions League Quarter-Finals pairings were confirmed during a draw in Munich on Friday afternoon. Five nations will be represented in the home-and-away format Quarter-Final series, with the games set to take place on March 21-22, with the return leg on March 28-29. Read more here.

March 12, 2017 - Shved Rescues Khimki In Perm
Khimki Moscow Region defeated Parma on the road, 87-83. Parma trailed by 11 at halftime, but mounted a comeback in the 3rd quarter. February MVP Alexey Shved, however, could not be stopped. Shved picks up where he left off in February, posting a 26-point, 8-rebound, 8-assist line. Read more here.

March 12, 2017 - Cedevita beat FMP and clinch the 2nd spot in the 2016-17 regular season
Cedevita will have a home court advantage in the semifinals of the 2016-17 ABA League Playoffs, as they finished the regular season at the 2nd place. Miro Bilan made 23 points, while he also had 7 rebounds and 2 assists. His overall index rating was 31. Read more here.

March 12, 2017 - Igokea finished fifth after beating Partizan NIS
Igokea have finished the season in the ABA League on the fifth place after they have edged out Partizan NIS in the last game of the season at home in Laktasi. Vuk Radivojevic was the one to shine the brightest this time around for Igokea as he ended the game with 20 points. Read more here.

March 12, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 25 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow
For the fifth time this season, the reigning EuroLeague MVP is also the MVP of the round. Nando De Colo captured the honor as MVP of Round 25 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season after leading CSKA Moscow to a playoff berth-clinching 85-69 victory over Galatasaray. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - UMMC and Kursk seal Final Four spots
UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Kursk will proudly line-up in the Final Four next month after getting the respective wins they needed to advance. Having soared past Schio earlier in the week, 26 points from Diana Taurasi paved the way for a decisive 102-67 success on the road. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - Baugh powers Top Performers; Paris back in the paint
Good Angels Kosice power forward Victoria Baugh had some slight consolation after being knocked out of European competition, being named Top Performer of the EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals. Across the two legs against Galatasaray, Baugh averaged a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - Turkish teams make up EuroCup Women Semi-Finalists
For the first time in the history of EuroCup Women, all four Semi-Finalists will come from the same country, with Turkish clubs taking out all of the Quarter-Final clashes. Yakin Dogu Universitesi play Galatasaray, whilst Hatay will take on Bellona AGU in the home-and-away Semi-Finals. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - Dominant Bamberg keeps its season alive
Brose Bamberg kept its slim playoff hopes alive – and also helped out a few other teams – by routing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 68-87 at Abdi Ipekci Arena. The victory took Bamberg’s record to 9-16, while Efes dropped to 13-12. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - Olympiacos holds off Darussafaka, punches playoff ticket
Olympiacos Piraeus secured its playoff berth by holding off visiting Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 81-73 at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Friday night. Olympiacos improved to 18-7 to remain in third place in the standings, while Darussafaka dropped to 12-13 and stays in ninth place. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - Madrid uses huge first half to down Zvezda
Real Madrid sealed its place in the 2016-17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs by thrashing Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 98-68 in the Spanish capital on Friday. Madrid improved to 19-6 and joined CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos Piraeus in the next round. Read more here.

March 11, 2017 - Mega Leks ended the season in style
Mega Leks have cracked the resistance of Karpos Sokoli in the last 13 minutes of the game and celebrated at the end of their last game of the ABA League season in front of home fans in Sremska Mitrovica. Rade Zagorac put on another excellent performance for his Mega Leks. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals preview: Friday 10 March
It's the second game night of the EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals as a quartet of clubs look to punch their tickets to the Final Four. For the other teams who lost their opener, it's a case of survival and now or never - with Avenida one of those sides, having lost 78-68 against Fenerbahce. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals preview: Friday 10 March
We look forward to the second leg of the EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals when a quartet of clubs will stamp their pass to the last four of the competition. ESBVA-LM are on the back foot after they were narrowly beaten on their home floor 68-67 by Yakin Dogu Universitesi. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - ABA league Regular Season, Game 26
Last game in ABA league Regular Season. In this round we will find out who will start from which position in Playoffs and also who will paly in ABA league in next season. However, still a lot of excitements in this round. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - CSKA storms into playoffs by routing Galatasaray
CSKA Moscow became the first team to clinch a berth in the 2016-17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs by downing Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 85-69 in the Russian capital on Thursday. CSKA improved to 19-6 and locked its place in the next phase. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - Baskonia stuns Fenerbahce in Istanbul
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz boosted its playoff chances with a 74-79 road win over Fenerbahce Istanbul on Thursday at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Baskonia, which routed Fenerbahce at home earlier in the season, improved to 14-11 to keep its spot in the playoff zone. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - Fourth-quarter heroics give Zalgiris vital victory
Zalgiris Kaunas bounced back from a 14-point deficit to keep its playoff challenge alive with a 64-58 victory over Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. The Lithuanian champs improved to 11-14, while the Greens dropped to 14-11. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - Maccabi FOX KO’s Milan
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv kept its slim playoff hopes alive by crushing a depleted EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 92-82 on Thursday night. Maccabi improved to 9-16 on the season and mathematically can still finish in the top eight if it keeps winning and results keep falling its way. Read more here.

March 10, 2017 - Perperoglou, Claver lead Barcelona past Unics
FC Barcelona Lassa bounced back from recent home losses by topping Unics Kazan 70-62 at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 10-15 and ended its three-game home losing streak. Meanwhile, already-eliminated Unics Kazan dropped to 7-18. Read more here.

March 9, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Quarterfinals Game 3 MVP: Bojan Dubljevic, Valencia Basket
The quarterfinals round endde on Wednesday night with two games that saw both Spanish squades, Valencia Basket and Unicaja Malaga, advance to the semifinals where they will meet Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar respectively. Read more here.

March 9, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Round 25
Round 25 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season delivers a set of tantalising match-ups, including a repeat fixture from last season's Final Four and a Game of the Week between traditional powers aiming for playoff positions. Read more here.

March 9, 2017 - Unicaja beats Bayern in Munich to advance to semifinals
Unicaja Malaga will play in the 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals in its first season in the competition after holding off a late FC Bayern Munich charge to win 69-74 in the deciding game of their best-of-three series. Unicaja will face Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in the semifinals. Read more here.

March 9, 2017 - Valencia downs Khimki, moves on to semis
Valencia Basket advanced to the EuroCup Semifinals for the seventh time in club history by downing Khimki Moscow Region 92-76 in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,500 on Wednesday. Valencia made the most of its home-court advantage, winning both of its home games. Read more here.

March 9, 2017 - Cibona will bring a 2-point lead to France
Cibona defeated Elan Chalon at home in the 1st leg of the FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Finals. Scott Reynolds of Cibona had 20 points and 15 assists, while on the other side John Robinson scored 39 points for Elan Chalon! By the way, Robinson had 10/11 for 3pts!!! Read more here.

March 8, 2017 - UNICS Lights Up Tallinn
UNICS defeated Kalev on the road, 110-86 (37-19, 27-19, 20-22, 26-26). With leading scorer Keith Langford taking the night off, the offense showed no signs of a letdown, particularly to start the game. Artem Klimenko and Danilo Andjusic led winners with 18 points each. Read more here.

March 8, 2017 - Home teams take opening wins as Kursk survive major test
The opening round of Quarter-Finals saw all four home teams off to a winning start with Dynamo Kursk surviving a huge scare. The defending champions made it 14 consecutive victories in the competition with a dominant 92-47 triumph over Familia Schio. Read more here.

March 8, 2017 - Good Angels upset all-Turkish party
Galatasaray suffered their first defeat of the competition at the hands of Good Angels Kosice, while their Turkish compatriots enjoyed first leg victories. Hatay BB, Bellona Agu and Yakin Dogu Universitesi all earned advantages to take into the second legs on Friday. Read more here.

March 8, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Quarterfinals Game 3
A pair of teams who saw their long winning streaks snapped in Game 2 on Friday look to bounce back on their home floors in the do-or-die third games of their respective best-of-three 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals series. Both games are set to be played on Wednesday. Read more here.

March 7, 2017 - ABA league Round 25 MVP: Kendrick Perry, Karpos Sokoli
We have the MVP of the 25th round of the season and it is Karpos Sokoli player Kendrick Perry, for the first time this season. Perry dominated the court during the home game of his team against Zadar. Perry was also the top scorer of the round 25. Read more here.

March 7, 2017 - Karpos Sokoli score another home win, Zadar miss their first match point
In their last home game in the 2016-17 ABA League season, Karpos Sokoli defeated Zadar. Kendrick Perry shined this Monday evening by scoring 26 points, while he also had 6 assists and 4 rebounds. His overall index rating was 30. Read more here.

March 7, 2017 - Buducnost VOLI stayed in the race for the 2nd spot
Buducnost VOLI scored a comfortable win against MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the 25th round of ABA League. The Blue squad therefore still has chances to finish the regular season at the 2nd spot. Boris Savovic had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Read more here.

March 6, 2017 - Valencia: Vives, out against Khimki
Valencia Basket playmaker Guillem Vives is set to miss his team's do-or-die 7DAYS EuroCup playoffs game against Khimki Moscow Region due to a sprained ankle. Vives was injured early in a Spanish League game against Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and could not return to the floor. Read more here.

March 6, 2017 - Jerusalem: Randle out of the season
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem power forward Brian Randle is set to miss the remainder of the 7DAYS EuroCup season due to a torn quad muscle. Randle was injured in his team's EuroCup Quarterfinals road game against Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. Read more here.

March 6, 2017 - FMP's home winning streak is over, Zvezda were just too strong
Crvena zvezda mts became the 1st team to beat FMP on the road in 2017. For three months FMP were undefeated at home court in ABA League. They had the perfect home court record in 2017 with 5 wins out of 5 games. Nate Wolters had 15 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds. Read more here.

March 6, 2017 - Cedevita better than Olimpija in an overtime
After overtime, Cedevita were slightly better than Union Olimpija and remain in the race for the second place in the standings after the regular season and home court advantage in the semi-finals. Luka Babic ended the clash with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a game high valuation of 21. Read more here.

March 6, 2017 - Partizan had no problems against Krka
Partizan NIS defeated Krka and climbed to the 2nd place on the standings. Now the black & white crew are waiting for the news from Ljubljana. Stefan Pot had 16 points and 6 assists , while his overall index rating was 22. Read more here.

March 5, 2017 - Maccabi loses Goudelock for rest of the season
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv will finish out the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season without its top scorer with the announcement that team's top scorer Andrew Goudelock will undergo surgery that is expected to sideline him for five to six weeks. Read more here.

March 5, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 24 MVP: Kim Tillie, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
With his team needing to get back on the winning track in a tight Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs race, Kim Tillie had perfect timing for a career-night and close-to-perfect performance. The Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz forward gave his side a huge boost in 87-74 win over EA7 Milan. Read more here.

March 5, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region
In Game 2 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals, there were two road victors who punched their tickets to semifinals, and a pair of teams triumphing at home and forcing a deciding Game 3 next week. Alexey Shved helped make Khimki Moscow Region one of those two survivors. Read more here.

March 5, 2017 - Mega outrebounded Cibona and won in Zagreb
Mega Leks have grabbed another pair of points this season and they have done it on the road in Zagreb, thanks to their dominance in the paint. Cibona's crisis goes on. Nikola Rebic has led the way for his team towards a new victory this season. He collected 17 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds. Read more here.

March 5, 2017 - Mornar rolled over Igokea in packed Topolica
Mornar have demonstrated a fantastic performance in the game against Igokea and cruised to victory in an excellent atmosphere in front of full stands in Topolica sports hall in Bar. Antabia Waller was the key for the win of Mornar. He led his team in scoring with 15 points. Read more here.

March 5, 2017 - Marelja from Mega Leks to Spain
Mega Leks power forward Aleksandar Marelja will continue his career at Real Betis Energia Plus, Spanish ACB League side of Seville. Marelja has recently returned to Mega, since he first played for the club in the 2014-15 season. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - ABA league Regular Season, Round 25
Two more games in Regular Season in ABA league. Four teams who booked their tickets for Playoffs are still trying to win better starting position, except Crvena zvezda which sealed position one. Real fight is at the bottom of standings where several teams fight to stay in ABA league next season. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - Brown, Dunston lift Efes to OT road win
In a thriller that needed overtime to determine the winner, Anadolu Efes Istanbul took another step towards the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs by downing Unics Kazan 92-99 in Russia on Friday. Efes improved to 13-11 in the regular season standings. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - Darussafaka prevails for dramatic win over Panathinaikos
In a game that went down to the final minute, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul came up with big plays when they counted most to down Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 77-72 on Friday night at the Volkswagen Arena. The victory boosted Darussafaka's record to 12-12. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - CSKA takes off early, downs Barcelona
With a record-setting start to the game, CSKA Moscow grabbed its third consecutive win in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by thrashing FC Barcelona Lassa 61-85 at Palau Blaugrana on Friday. CSKA improved to 18-6 in the standings and is all but mathematically into the playoffs. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - Khimki blows up in fourth quarter to force Game 3
Khimki Moscow Region lives to fight another day in the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals after pulling away strong to beat visiting Valencia Basket 98-74 on the road Friday in Game 2 of their best-of-three series. Game 3 to decide a semifinalist will be next Wedneday in Valencia. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - Lokomotiv sweeps into semis with team effort
With another fast start and game-long aggressive defense, former 7DAYS EuroCup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vaulted into the semifinals with a 77-88 road win over Zenit St. Petersburg on Friday, sweeping their best-of-three quarterfinal series. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - Unicaja snaps Bayern's streak, forces Game 3
Unicaja Malaga forced a decisive Game 3 in its 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals series against FC Bayern Munich with a 82-67 victory at home in Game 2 on Friday. Dejan Musli picked up 15 points as Unicaja snapped Bayern's 10-game winning streak in the EuroCup to set up the third game. Read more here.

March 4, 2017 - Jerusalem rules road to reach semis
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem never trailed and booked a spot in the 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals with a 79-85 road victory over Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, sweeping their quarterfinal best-of-three series. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - 7Days EuroCup Quarterfinals Game 2: Do or die for home teams
After Game 1 was dominated and swept by home teams on Tuesday, the best-of-three 7 DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals series now change venues for Game 2 on Friday. Each of the new hosts on Friday need a victory to survive and force a deciding Game 3. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - Fenerbahce zooms past Zalgiris, 67-76
Shaking off the absence of a couple key players, Fenerbahce Istanbul put the brakes on host Zalgiris Kaunas in the second half to post a huge 67-76 road win in the Game of the Week on Thursday before a disappointed crowd of 12,000-plus at Zalgirio Arena. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - Daye, Diebler lead Galatasaray past Madrid
In a thriller that came down to the final seconds, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul held off a wild comeback to edge Real Madrid 87-84 at home on Friday. Galatasaray improved to 8-16, while Madrid dropped to 18-6 and missed its first chance to qualify for the playoffs. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - Crvena Zvezda holds off Bamberg charge for home win
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade led from start to finish in beating Brose Bamberg 74-60 at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in a clash between the champions of Serbia and Germany. Charles Jenkins scored 18 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting to lead Zvezda, which improved to 14-10. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - Olympiacos cruises past depleted Maccabi
Olympiacos Piraeus took control early end went on to a comfortable 71-82 road win over a depleted Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv at Menorah Mivtachim Arena on Thursday night. Olympiacos improved to 17-7 to edge closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - Baskonia bounces back, downs Milan at home
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz picked up its first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague win in over a month and improved its chances to make it to the playoffs by downing EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 87-74 at Fernando Buesa Arena on Thursday. Baskonia snapped a three-game losing streak. Read more here.

March 3, 2017 - ABA league Round 24 MVP: Boris Barac, Zadar
We have the MVP of the 24th round of the season and it is Zadar player Boris Barac, for the second time this season. Barać dominated the court of Kresimir Cosic Hall against Cibona. He achieved 26 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and a valuation of 30 during the 40 minutes spent on court. Read more here.

March 2, 2017 - Familiar faces keep Robinson smiling
Angelica Robinson is already counting down the days to pulling on a Montenegro national team vest again. Not least, because there will be a very familiar face calling the shots for her adopted country at FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 in June. Read more here.

March 2, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Round 24
Crucial clashes abound in Round 24 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, including a Game of the Week which will pit together two of the league’s hottest teams, while the reigning champions travel to face a perennial power in desperate need of a win. Read more here.

March 2, 2017 - Maj Kovacevic beats the buzzer and Zadar down Cibona
What a game! Zadar defeated Cibona after Maj Kovacevic scored a buzzer-beating 2-pointer! Boris Barać of Zadar had 26 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, while his overall index rating was 30. He is also the MVP of the 24th round. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Fenerbahce underline ambitions by landing Parker
Fenerbahce have made a serious statement of intent to land their first ever EuroLeague Women title after confirming the acquisition of Candace Parker. Arguably the most high-profile player in the women's global game, the forward returns to competition for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Daniel Clark is no longer a part of MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Great Britain international Daniel Clark is no longer a member of MZT Skopje Aerodrom, since the two sides have agreed on a contract termination on mutual consent. Daniel Clark has already left the team and is headed to his hometown of London. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Valencia Basket
The 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals started with a bang this week as the opening games of the best-of-three series saw all home teams get wins. One of them, Valencia Basket, triumphed 88-82 against visiting Khimki Moscow Region in a re-match of the 2012 final. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Maccabi FOX inks Simpson at forward
On Wednesday, the last day for signing players to 2016-17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague rosters, injury-depleted Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv added depth to its lineup with the signing of forward Diamon Simpson for the remainder of the season. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Valencia's Kravtsov out for the season
Valencia Basket center Slava Kravtsov is set to miss at least the next 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals game due to a broken toe in his left foot, the club announced on Wednesday. Kravtsov went down early in Game 1 of the quarterfinals against Khimki Moscow Region. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - EA7 Milan loses Dragic long term
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan announced Tuesday that swingman Zoran Dragic is out for the season due to a severe knee injury. Dragic got injured in an Italian League game against Pasta Reggia Caserta. Further testing confirmed that Dragic has an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Fenerbahce's Sloukas to undergo knee surgery
Fenerbahce Istanbul will be without one of its top performers for the final stretch of the regular season, after point guard Kostas Sloukas suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for an extended period of time. Sloukas is expected to have surgery on his left knee this week. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Loko trashes Zenit in series opener
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar started the 7DAYS EuroCup playoffs in style by downing Zenit St. Petersburg 75-52 in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinal series at home on Tuesday. Lokomotiv has a 1-0 lead and needs one more win to advance to the semifinals. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Dyson, Jerusalem overpower Gran Canaria in opener
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem was too strong for Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas in Game 1 of their best-of-three 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals opener and dominated the second half for an 87-67 victory at Pais Arena Jerusalem in the Israeli capital. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Bayern outguns Unicaja 91-82 in opener
FC Bayern Munich extended its 7DAYS EuroCup winning streak to 10 games with a solid 91-82 over Unicaja Malaga in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinal series at home in the Audi Dome on Tuesday. Read more here.

March 1, 2017 - Valencia shatters rebounding records in win
In an intense showdown that went down to the closing minutes, Valencia Basket started its 7DAYS Eurocup quarterfinal playoffs series by downing Khimki Moscow Region 88-82 at home in Game 1 on Tuesday. Read more here.

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