December 19, 2013 - Regular Season Round 10 MVP: Alando Tucker, Lukoil Academic Sofia
regular season came to an end with Round 10. The 24 teams that will
continue in the Last 32 were known on Wednesday night and, when the
dust settled, the last weekly MVP for the regular season was Lukoil
Academic Sofia's Alando Tucker, who racked up an index raing of 43, the
most among all winning players this week. Tucker led Lukoil to a last
win over CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, 92-77, even though the team didn't have
any options to advance. In the game, Tucker scored 30 points - 11 of 14
two-pointers -, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 drawn fouls. Read more here.
December 18, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 10
Maccabi Haifa Bazan 70 - 75 Kalev Cramo Tallinn
Kalev Cramo Tallinn
left the 2013-14 Eurocup in style by downing Maccabi Haifa Bazan 70-75
in Israel on Wednesday. Kalev finished the regular season with a 3-7
record and registered its first Eurocup road win since the 2007-08
season. Haifa was second in Group G with a 6-4 record. It had sealed
its ticket to the Last 32 two weeks ago. Vlad Moldoveanu paced the
winners with 19 points. Frank Elegar added 14 and 12 rebounds while Ty
Abbott had 10 points for Kalev. Read more here.
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 84 - 64 Alba Fehervar
Eurocup newcomer Aykon
TED Ankara assured itself a place the Last 32 when it blasted Alba
Fehervar at home 84-64 on Wednesday to finish Group F with a 6-4
record. Ankara would have to wait for results from the rest of the
group later Wednesday to know whether it finished second or third in
the group, but nonetheless owned tiebreak advantages against the team
it had been tied with, PAOK Thessaloniki, that meant a win was enough
to advance. Read more here.
MZT Skopje Aerodrom 62 - 88 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan rounded a
perfect Eurocup regular season by downing MZT Skopje Aerodrom 62-88 in
Group G on the road on Wednesday. Unics was the only team to win all of
its 10 regular season games. It also became the first Eurocup team to
win its opening 10 games since Spartak St. Petersburg did it in the
2011-12 season. Skopje was sixth in group G with a 1-9 record. Andrew
Goudelock paced the winners with 19 points. Read more here.
Khimki Moscow Region 80 - 67 Igokea Aleksandrovac
After a couple lead changes and a few breathtaking
scoring runs, Khimki Moscow Region cape up on top against Igokea
Aleksandrovac on Wednesday night, 80-67. After the 10 games, Khimki
wins Group E with a 9-1 record while Igokea drops to 3-7 and says
goodbye to Eurocup competition. Sergey Monia and Marko Popovic led the
winners with 17 points apiece, combining for 8 of 13 threes. Kresimir
Loncar added 13 points and James Augustine added 11. Read more here.
December 17, 2013
Paris Levallois 80 - 63 Union Olimpija Ljubljana
finished its Eurocup campaign on a winning note, using big second half
to beat Union Olimpija Ljubljana 80-63. Victory improved previously
eliminated Paris to 4-6 and into the fourth place in Group C, while
denying Olimpija a chance to clinch the first place in the group.
Olimpija can still finish first if last place Cimberio Varese (1-8)
beats Ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) on the road, but if Ulm wins, it will be
first, and Olimpija second. Read more here.
Cedevita Zagreb 75 - 71 Elan Chalon sur Saone
Cedevita Zagreb rallied
in the fourth quarter to edge Elan Chalon-sur-Saone 75-71, claiming a
spot in the Last 32. Win improved Cedevita to 6-4 in Group B, and it
will finish in the second place if Bilbao Basket (4-5) beats the
visiting EWE Baskets Oldenburg (5-4) on Wednesday, and it will be third
if Oldenburg wins. Nolan Smith had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
to pace Cedevita who used 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to go up
70-64, taking the lead for good. Read more here.
Lukoil Academic Sofia 92 - 77 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
Lukoil Academic Sofia finished its Eurocup campaign
on a winning note, downing CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 92-77 on Tuesday. In a
clash of two teams with no chances to advance, Alando Tucker amassed 30
points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists for an performance index rating 43 to
lead Lukoil, as the Bulgarian champ finished the season with 4-6 record
in the fourth place of Group E. Meanwhile, CSU Asesoft exits the
competition with 3-7 in the fifth place. Read more here.
December 17, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 10: this is it!
The 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season comes to an end
this week! The top three teams in each group will advance to the
competition's next phase, the Last 32, to be joined there by eight
eliminated teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season.
There are six Last 32 spots up for grabs in Round 10, the last of the
regular season, and a lot of teams will fight for a better position,
too. Five games will open fire on Tuesday followed by 19 more on
another busy Wednesday. Don't miss it! Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 10:
Artland Dragons vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 58-77 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Cibona Zagreb 92-68 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 79-70 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 75-71 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 68-63 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. EWE Baskets 90-84 - Stats
Paris Levallois vs.Union OLimpija 80-63 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Asvel Villeurbanne 97-70 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Cimberio Varese 75-86 - Stats
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Virtus Rome 96-88 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 81-46 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. BCM Gravelines 86-73 - Stats
Lukoil Academic Sofia vs. CSU Asesoft 92-77 - Stats
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 80-67 - Stats
Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 79-75 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara vs. Alba Fehervar 84-64 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Nizhny Novgorod 52-60 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. Khimik Yuzhne 91-87 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Unics Kazan 62-88 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Banvit Bandirma 91-77 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 70-75 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 92-74 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Panionios Athens 93-89 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 90-76 - Stats
December 12, 2013 - Regular Season Round 9 MVP: Jason Love, Belfius Mons-Hainaut
Mons-Hainaut has arrived to the party a bit late this season since it
won two of the last three games when the deal was mostly sealed in
Group D. However, thanks to the latest 91-90 home win over Telekom
Baskets Bonn this week, Jason Love can claim weekly MVP honors as his
index rating performance of 34 - the most among winning players this
week - lifted his team to its second win. Love scored 20 points
including 8 of 9 two-pointers, pulled 14 rebounds, dished 3 assists,
had 2 steals and drew 8 fouls for a complete performance in the game.
Second in line was Tyshawn Abbott of Kalev Cramo, another team that got
its second win this week. Read more here.
December 11, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 9
Alba Fehervar 82 - 80 Buducnost Voli Podgorica
In a clash of two
already-eliminated teams, Alba Fehervar used a late 12-3 run to down
the visiting Buducnost VOLI 82-80 on Wednesday. Both teams now hold 2-7
record in Group F, but Buducnost has the edge due to a 6-point victory
over Alba in Round 4. In a close game, Buducnost had the largest lead
of the night, 69-75 with little over 4 minutes to go. But Braydon
Hobbs, Ramone Moore and Anthony Olah rallied the hosts to their second
win in a debut Eurocup season. Read more here.
Banvit Bandirma 95 - 76 Maccabi Haifa Bazan
improved its chances to reach the Eurocup Last 32 in Group G by downing
Maccabi Haifa Bazan 95-76 at home on Wednesday. Banvit improved to 5-4
and will reach the Last 16 if it beats VEF Riga in the Latvian capital
next week, regardless of other scores. Banvit will be second if it wins
and Kalev Cramo Tallinn beats Haifa. It will third if it wins or loses
in Riga by up to 19 points and Haifa wins. Haifa dropped to 6-3. Read
Spartak Saint Petersburg 77 - 88 Bisons Loimaa
Bisons Loimaa beat
Spartak St. Petersburg 77-88 on the road to temporarily extend its
season, but its Last 32 hopes came to an end later Wednesday when other
results in Group H did not go the Finnish champs’ way. Accordingly
Bisons, which sits in fourth place in the group with a 4-5 record, has
been mathematically eliminated from reaching the next stage. Spartak
dropped to 3-6 and is tied for fifth place. The game was close
throughout the first three quarters. Read more here.
Radnicki Kragujevac 91 - 81 Neptunas Klaipeda
History was made
Wednesday when Radnicki beat Neptunas 91-81 to reach the Eurocup Last
32 in its first season in the competition and Marko Marinovic tied the
Eurocup single game assists record with 15. Radnicki improved to 5-4
and guaranteed at least third place in Group H. Neptunas slipped to 3-6
and is tied for fifth place in the group. Radnicki led from start to
finish, boosting the difference into the 20s before Neptunas closed the
gap late in the fourth quarter. Read more here.
Kalev Cramo Tallinn 84 - 69 MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Kalev Cramo Tallinn
pleased its fans with a last Eurocup home win this season by downing
MZT Skopje Aerodrom 84-69 in Group G in the Estonian capital on
Wednesday. Both teams were out of the Last 32 race before this game.
Kalev improved to 2-7 and will be fifth in Group G at the end of the
regular season and Skopje dropped to 1-8 and will be sixth. Ty Abbott
paced the winners with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Read more here.
Nizhny Novgorod 87 - 92 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
A thrilling battle in
Russia ended up with a visiting winner as Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
survived Nizhny Novgorod by 87-92 on Wednesday evening. Both teams
dominated in several times of the game and the guests came up with the
upper hand on the final buzzer. Both teams combined for as many as 28
three-pointers and Luke Babbitt had 8 for the hosts. The win lifts TED
Ankara to a 5-4 record in Group F with good options still to make the
Last 32 and one round left. Read more here.
Unics Kazan 98 - 51 VEF Riga
Once again, there was only on team on the court on
Wednesday when Unics Kazan defeated VEF Riga at home by 98-51. The game
was already decided in the halftime break when the hosts dominated by
38-25 and then came back with an 11-1 in the third period. The win
leaves Unics unbeaten at the top of Group G with a 9-0 record. VEF
Riga, on the other hand, drops to 4-5 and will have a last chance in
Round 10 in a head-to-head duel with Banvit Bandirma. Read more here.
December 10, 2013
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 72 - 83 Alba Berlin
Already qualified Alba Berlin
pulled away in the second half, downing BCM Gravelines 72-83, and
clinching first place in Group D on Tuesday. Alba improved to 7-2, and
has beaten Gravelines, which drops to 6-3, in both head-to-head
clashes. The Berliners started pulling late in the third quarter. After
score being tied at 50-50, Vojdan Stojanovski scored 10 points during
run that lifted Alba to 57-71, paving a way to victory. Read more here.
Elan Chalon sur Saone 81 - 79 Bilbao Basket
edged Bilbao Basket 81-79 in a thriller, keeping alive its chances of
advancing on Tuesday. This is the third win in the last four matches
for Chalon, while Bilbao suffered its fifth consecutive loss. Both
teams hold 4-5 record in the fourth place of Group B, however Bilbao
holds a tiebreaker due to a 10-point win in Round 4. Chalon took the
lead early, but it evaporated in the third quarter and Bilbao’s 2-14
run for 50-59. Read more here.
Khimik Yuzhne 70 - 58 PAOK Thessaloniki
Khimik Yuzhne rallied from a double-digit halftime
deficit to PAOK Thessaloniki 70-58 and advance to the Last 32 on
Tuesday. Khimik improves to 6-3 in the sole possession of the second
place in Group F, while PAOK drops to 5-4. Khimik trailed 23-33 at
halftime, and game was tied late in the fourth quarter 51-51 before the
hosts pulled away. Paul Delaney scored 10 points in the key run, and
finished with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Read more here.
Round 9 of the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season is
here! With just two rounds remaining, 10 teams have already made it to
the Last 32. Many more teams can join them with spots still available
in all eight groups; likewise others can run out of chances to advance,
too. Five games open action on Tuesday, including all three Group D
showdowns, followed by 19 more on another busy Wednesday. Don't miss
the fun! Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 9:
Cibona Zagreb vs. Telenet Ostend 82-85 - Stats
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. FoxTown Cantu 86-74 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. Artland Dragons 65-44 - Stats
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Bilbao Basket 81-79 - Stats
EWE Baskets vs. Belgacom Spirou 74-82 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. Cedevita Zagreb 77-68 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Paris Levallois 72-74 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Valencia Basket 62-94 - Stats
Union OLimpija vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 74-61 - Stats
BCM Gravelines vs. Alba Berlin 72-85 - Stats
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 91-90 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. CAI Zaragoza 83-81 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 69-77 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Khimki Moscow Region 76-95 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Lukoil Academic 74-61 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 70-58 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Aykon TED Ankara 87-92 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Buducnost Voli 82-80 - Stats
Unics Kazan vs. VEF Riga 98-51 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 95-76 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. MZT Skopje 84-69 - Stats
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Bisons Loimaa 77-88 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 77-67 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 91-81 - Stats
December 6, 2013 - Regular Season Round 8 MVP: Marc Carter, Panionios Athens
Wednesday night, Panionios Athens picked up a valuable road win that
could be worth a Last 32 spot. In its 78-86 victory over Neptunas
Klaipeda, the Greek club enjoyed the invaluable leadership of Marc
Carter, who shined with a performance index rating of 34, which proved
to be the highest among players on winning teams and earned him the
competition’s weekly MVP honor. Carter did everything on court for
Panionios: he scored 29 points (5 of 7 two-pointers, 5 of 6 threes, 4
of 5 free throws), pulled down 4 rebounds, dished 7 assists and drew 3
fouls. Next in line were two players tied with index ratings of 32
each: Jared Berggren of Telenet Ostend and Earl Rowland of Banvit
Bandirma. Berggren scored 24 points on 10-of-12 two-point shooting plus
6 boards, while Rowland netted 20 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 3
steals. Read more here.
December 4, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 8
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 101 - 96 Cibona Zagreb
In a high-scoring
showdown, Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck grabbed its second win in Group
A by edging Cibona Zagreb 101-96 at home on Wednesday. Artland improved
to 2-6 and still had slim chances to advance while Cibona dropped to
1-7 and is out of the Last 32 race. Brandon Thomas paced the winners
with 27 points. David Holston added 22 while Guido Grunheid had 14 for
Quakenbrueck. Read more here.
Buducnost Voli Podgorica 88 - 91 Nizhny Novgorod
advanced to the Last 32 in Group F by edging Buducnost Voli Podgorica
88-91 in the Montenegrin capital on Wednesday. Nizhny Novgorod improved
to 7-1 in Group F and will clinch first place if it beats Aykon TED
Ankara Kolejliler next week or if Khimik Yuzhne tops PAOK Thessaloniki.
Buducnost dropped to 2-6 and is mathematically out of the Last 32 race.
Primoz Brezec paced the winners with 21 points. Read more here.
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 84 - 65 PAOK Thessaloniki
Aykon TED Ankara
Kolejliler stayed in the race to reach the Last 32 in Group F and
grabbed its third consecutive win by downing PAOK Thessaloniki 84-65 at
home on Wednesday. Ankara improved to 4-4 in Group F and is one win
behind PAOK and Khimik Yuzhne, which tie for second place at 5-3
apiece. Clay Tucker paced the winners with 24 points. Kristaps Valters
added 15, Vladimir Golubovic got 12 and 13 rebounds for yet another
double-double. Read more here.
Cedevita Zagreb 64 - 72 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
grinded out a huge 64-72 road win over Cedevita Zagreb on Wednesday.
Both teams now have 5-3 record in a share of the second place in Group
B, but EWE Baskets hold a tie-breaker for winning both head-to-head
games. The hosts led for the most part of the opening three quarters,
but never more than 45-39. However, four consecutive triples, including
two from Nemanja Aleksandrov, put the visitors up 56-65, and they never
relinquished the lead. Read more here.
Spartak Saint Petersburg 81 - 68 Radnicki Kragujevac
Spartak St. Petersburg
remains alive in the race to reach the Last 32 after downing Radnicki
Kragujevac 81-68 on Wednesday. Spartak improved to 3-5 in Group H,
while Radnicki slipped to 4-4, but was able to keep the important
head-to-head tiebreaker against Spartak. Yaroslav Korolev led five
Spartak scorers in double figures with 20 points, Donald McGrath added
18 on 4-of-7 three-point shooting plus 7 assists. Read more here.
Khimki Moscow Region 85 - 73 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
A tough battle took
place on Wednesday afternoon in Khimki, Russia as Khimki Moscow Region
ended up surviving Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem by 85-73. The win lifts
Khimki in Group E to a 7-1 record while Hapoel drops to 4-4, but is
practically in the Last 32. Paul Davis led the winners with his 22
points and Petteri Koponen and Marko Popovic added 14 apiece. For
Hapoel, Artsiom Parakhouski and Yotam Halperin led the way with 19
points each, and Lior Eliyahu added 18. Read more here.
Unics Kazan 94 - 44 Kalev Cramo Tallinn
Unics Kazan rolled at home on Wednesday and defeated
Kalev Cramo Tallinn with hardly any problems at all by 94-44. The win
allows Unics to stay undefeated in Group G with an 8-0 and also wins
the group, while Kalev Cramo drops to 1-7 and is mathematically out of
the Last 32 race. Andrew Goudelock led the winners with 18 points, Ian
Vougioukas added 17 and Chuck Eidson and Evgeny Kolesnikov posted 10
apiece. Read more here.
December 3, 2013
Belfius Mons Hainaut 53 - 85 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque
BCM Gravelines cruised
past already eliminated Belfius Mons Hainaut 53-85 on Tuesday.
Gravelines improved to 6-2 in at least a share of the first place in
Group D, and is on the verge of clinching a place in the Last 32, while
Belfius Mons dropped to 1-7 in the last place. Gravelines took the lead
for good half-way through the first quarter, before using a 2-17 run in
the second to pull away to 22-43 and it never looked back. Read more here.
Elan Chalon sur Saone 80 - 82 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Travis Diener hit a
shot just before the buzzer as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari edged
Elan Chalon sur Saone 80-82 for a key win on Tuesday. Win improves
Sassari to 6-2 in at least a share of the first place in Group B, while
Chalon drops to 3-5 and will be eliminated if Oldenburg wins (keeps
slim chances of advancing). Sassari hit 11 of its 14 triples in the
first two quarters, and held 46-54 halftime lead. Read more here.
Ratiopharm Ulm 56 - 48 Paris Levallois
Ratiopharm Ulm led from
start to finish, making another step towards clinching the first place
in Group C, downing Paris Levallois 56-48 on Tuesday. Ulm already
qualified for the Last 32, improves to 7-1 as it now holds a 6-game
winning streak, while Paris drops to 2-6 and is all but mathematically
eliminated. Ulm opened a double-digit lead in the first quarter, but
Paris came within 31-29 early in the third. However, the hosts used an
11-0 run to pull away to 48-34. Read more here.
Khimik Yuzhne 81 - 52 Alba Fehervar
Khimik Yuzhne got back to its winning ways, topping
Alba Fehervar 81-52 and putting one foot in the next round on Tuesday.
Win improves Khimik to 5-3 in Group F, and it will advance to the Last
32 if PAOK beats Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler on Wednesday. Meanwhile,
this loss eliminated Alba, dropping it to 1-7 in the last place. The
hosts took control early on, and used a 9-0 run in the second quarter
for 37-25 halftime lead. Read more here.
December 3, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 8: stage set for big games!
Round 8 of the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season is
here with only four teams - FoxTown Cantu, Ratiopharm Ulm, Khimki
Moscow Region and Unics Kazan - having advanced so far among 24 that
will reach the next round, the Last 32, along with eight teams coming
from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Many teams can join them this
week - and many others can run out of chances, too, so stay tuned for
great action! Five games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 18 more
on another busy Wednesday, while Alba Berlin faces Virtus Rome on
Thursday Don't miss the fun! Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 8:
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 69-71 - Stats
Artland Dragons vs. Cibona Zagreb 101-96 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. FoxTown Cantu 77-75 - Stats
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 80-82 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. Bilbao Basket 79-73 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. EWE Baskets 64-72 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Paris Levallois 56-48 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Cimberio Varese 83-80 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Union OLimpija 91-93 - Stats
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. BCM Gravelines 53-85 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 71-60 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Virtus Rome 84-81 - Stats
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 85-73 - Stats
Lukoil Academic vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 74-64 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 84-74 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Alba Fehervar 81-52 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 84-65 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. Nizhny Novgorod 88-91 - Stats
Unics Kazan vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 94-44 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. VEF Riga 74-72 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Banvit Bandirma 68-86 - Stats
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 81-68 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Panionios Athens 78-86 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Bisons Loimaa 83-74 - Stats
November 28, 2013 - Regular Season Round 7 MVP: Sasu Salin, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
teams already advanced to the Last 32 this week already. One of them,
Union Olimpija Ljubljana, is on the brink of doing so also, and it is
in such good position thanks to the great performance of Sasu Salin
who, racked up the best index rating among winning players this week,
32, to become the weekly MVP. Salin led Union Olimpija in a home
blowout win over Asvel Villeurbanne by 86-48 thanks to his 25 points -
5 of 6 three-pointers -, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 4 fouls
drawn. The player with the highest index rating this week, though not
eligible because his team lost, was a familiar face: Mouphtaou Yarou of
Radnicki Kragujevac with a 43 index rating thanks to his 27 points and
18 boards. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 7
CAI Zaragoza 75 - 50 Alba Berlin
CAI Zaragoza led from
start to finish, and beat the visiting Alba Berlin 75-50 on Wednesday
night. Win improves Zaragoza to 4-3 in a share of the third place in
Group D, while Alba drops to 5-2 but remains in a share of the first
place. Zaragoza grabbed control of the game from the start, taking 19-7
lead with Damjan Rudez nailing a pair of triples, and advantaged grew
to 34-13 midway through the second. Read more here.
Telenet Ostend 87 - 71 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
Telenet Ostend got
closer to clinch a Last 32 spot in Group A by topping Artland Dragons
Quakenbrueck 87-71 at home on Wednesday. Ostend improved to 5-2 and
could qualify as close as next week if it beats FoxTown Cantu and CEZ
Basketball Nymburk downs Le Mans. Quakenbrueck dropped to 1-6 and is
all but mathematically out of chances to advance. Andrija Stipanovic
paced the winners with 20 points on 10-of-14 two-point shots. Read more
VEF Riga 78 - 67 Kalev Cramo Tallinn
VEF Riga beat Kalev
Cramo Tallinn 78-67 and improved its record to 4-3 in Group G to stay
in the run to advance to the Last 32. Kalev slipped to 1-6 and is very
close to be eliminated. Kenan Bajramovic led the winners with 18 points
and 6 rebounds for an index rating of 26, Janis Berzins bagged 17
points and Dee Brown tallied 15 points with 6 assists. Vlad Moldoveanu
contributed 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for Kalev Cramo, Rain
Veidman netted 14 points. Read more here.
Telekom Baskets Bonn
got back to its winning ways, rallying late to edge BCM Gravelines
80-77 on Wednesday. Win improves Bonn to 4-3 in at least a share of the
third place in Group D, while Gravelines drops to 5-2, but keeps
tiebreaking advantage over Bonn due to an 8-point win in Round 2. Game
was a close affair throughout 40 minutes, and Gravelines led 60-67 in
the fourth quarter before Benas Veikalas and Jared Jordan hit some big
shots, rallying the hosts to victory. Read more here.
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
significantly boosted its Last 32 hopes by routing Igokea Aleksandrovac
85-71 in the Israeli capital. Jerusalem raised its record to 4-3 in
Group E to stay in third place and also earned the potential
head-to-head tiebreak advantage with Igokea, who dropped to now 2-5.
Ronald Dupree tallied 22 points and 6 rebounds for Hapoel, Yotam
Halperin scored 14, Artiom Parakhouski amassed 13 points and 12
rebounds. Read more here.
Banvit Bandirma 71 - 79 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan held on for
a tough road win at Banvit Bandirma 71-79 to remain undefeated and
clinch a berth in the Last 32. The Group G leaders became the first
team to advance from the group thanks to a strong team effort, led by
Andrew Goudelock with 22 points. Unics never trailed, but Banvit stayed
close throughout the game. In the end the visitors had the right tools
to improve to 7-0, while dropping Banvit to 3-4. Read more here.
Cibona Zagreb 77 - 84 CEZ Basketball Nymburk
CEZ Basketball Nymburk
held off a late Cibona Zagreb rally for a 77-84 road win in the
Croatian capital on Wednesday. The Czech champs never trailed, pulling
away with a 0-13 run en route to a 20-36 halftime lead. The visitors
led by 22 in the fourth quarter before Davor Kus led a 14-0 run and
late canned a triple to make it a 3-point game in the final minute.
However Nymburk made 8 free throws in the final half-minute – 6 of them
by Rado Rancik – to seal the win. Read more here.
Nizhny Novgorod 86 - 66 Khimik Yuzhne
Nizhny Novgorod managed
to pull a more difficult win than the final score might suggest, as it
defeated Khimik Yuzhne, 86-66, at home on Wednesday. The win improves
the winners' record to 6-1 in Group F and is almost in the Last 32,
while Khimik drops to 4-3. The first three quarters saw several bursts
on both sides and things remained mostlybalanced, 56-52 after 30
minutes. However, in the final period, the hosts started with an 8-0
and never looked back. Read more here.
Panionios Athens 76 - 69 Spartak Saint Petersburg
A tough battle took place on Wednesday afternoon in
Athens as hosting Panionios Athens managed to survive Spartak St.
Petersburg by 76-69. The hosts managed to build a double-digit lead
midway through the game, but in the third quarter Spartak reacted and
tied the game to start the final period. In the end, Errick McCollum
lifted Panionios for a valuable win. Panionios stands now at 4-3 in
Group H, while Spartak drops to 2-5. Read more here.
November 26, 2013
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 64 - 72 Cedevita Zagreb
Zagreb held off already-eliminated Belgacom Spirou Basket 64-72 to pick
up its fourth consecutive win on Tuesday night. Victory improved
Cedevita to 5-2, securing it at least a share of the first place in
Group B, while Spirou remains winless after 7 games. Cedevita led for
most of the encounter, but let its lead slip in the fourth quarter as
the hosts went up 60-56. But Nolan Smith scored 10 of his game-high 23
points in the final 7 minutes of the game, and Cedevita finished it
with a 0-7 run to seal the deal. Ivan Ramljak added 16 points and Jusuf
Nurkic had 13 in victory. Devin Green amassed 13 points plus 13
rebounds for Spirou, and Mohamed Abukar also scored 13. Read more here.
Paris Levallois 77 - 65 Cimberio Varese
held off Cimberio Varese 77-65 on Tuesday, keeping alive its chances of
advancing. Win improves Paris to 2-5 in the fifth place of Group C,
while Cimberio drops to 1-6 and is all but mathematically eliminated.
Paris pulled away to a double-digit lead in the second quarter, and led
by as many as 14 points on several occasions, before the visitors
rallied and cut it to 68-65 late in the fourth quarter. However, Jawad
Williams and Daniel Ewing put the game out of reach. Paris had six
scorers in double figures, as Andrew Albicy finished with 15 points,
Williams had 14 points plus 8 rebounds, while Maleye Ndoye netted 13.
Keydren Clark scored 18 for the visitors. Read more here.
Ratiopharm Ulm 92 - 84 Valencia Basket Club
Ulm continued its good form and is on the verge of advancing to the
Last 32, after downing Valencia Basket Club 92-84 on Tuesday. It is the
fifth consecutive win for Ulm, improving it to 6-1 atop of Group C,
while Valencia drops to 4-3 in at least a share of the third place.
Valencia did win head-to-head tiebreaker, however, because of its
16-point victory in Round 2. Ulm did not trail again after putting
together a 12-0 run in the second quarter, and pulled away to a
double-digit margin in the third. The hosts hit 12 triples, but the
visitors kept coming back, until Cameron Long ignited a 7-0 run late in
the fourth to put the game out of reach. Read more here.
Khimki Moscow Region 83 - 55 Lukoil Academic Sofia
Moscow Region never trailed and tharshed Lukoil Academic Sofia 83-55,
picking up its sixth consecutive win on Tuesday. Khimki improves to 6-1
atop of Group E, and will claim a place in the Last 32 if Hapoel Migdal
Jerusalem defeats Igokea Aleksandrovac in the Israeli capital on
Wednesday. Meanwhile, Lukoil drops to 2-5. The hosts led from start to
finish, and pulled away for good in the first period, using a 16-0
spurt that gave them 29-11 lead after 2 minutes in the second quarter.
Lukoil never came closer than 11 points, as Khimki cruised to victory.
Paul Davis collected 20 points plus 7 rebounds in less than 22 minutes,
while Petteri Koponen added 16 points plus 8 assists. Read more here.
November 26, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 7: decisive games ahead!
It is decision time in the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular
Season! Round 7 arrives with the first chance for as many as six teams
to make it to the next round, the Last 32. Many other teams are already
in do-or-die situations in which another loss would make them run out
of chances to advance. Four games will open fire on Tuesday, followed
by 20 more on another busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun! Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 7:
Cibona Zagreb vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 77-84 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Artland Dragons 87-71 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 88-86 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. Cedevita Zagreb 64-72 - Stats
EWE Baskets vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 73-83 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 91-93 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Valencia Basket 92-84 - Stats
Paris Levallois vs. Cimberio Varese 77-65 - Stats
Union OLimpija vs. Asvel Villeurbanne 86-48 - Stats
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. BCM Gravelines 80-77 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Alba Berlin 75-50 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 60-61 - Stats
GROUP E Khimki Moscow Region vs. Lukoil Academic 83-55 - Stats
Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 85-71 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. CSU Asesoft 91-87 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Khimik Yuzhne 86-66 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara vs. Buducnost Voli 81-75 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Alba Fehervar 68-64 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. Unics Kazan 71-79 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 78-67 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 79-60 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 76-69 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 74-83 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 75-73 - Stats
November 21, 2013 - Regular Season Round 6 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
round passed by with 24 games with battles all across Europe, but when
the dust settled only one winning player earned MVP honors for Round 6
and that was none other than Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED Ankara
Kolejliler, as he racked up an index rating of 36. Golubovic led his
team to a valuable road win at Khimik Yuzhne by a slim 79-81 with a
great performance that included 22 points, 17 rebounds, 2 blocks and 9
drawn fouls. Next in line was Alando Tucker of Lukoil Academic Sofia
who fell short by a single point as he had an index rating of 35.
Tucker scored 29 points - including 11 of 12 free throws -, pulled 5
boards and drew 8 fouls in his team's win to Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem.
Read more here.
November 20, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 6
Cimberio Varese 82 - 83 Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Deividas Gailius nailed
a triple with 3 seconds to go in overtime, and Union Olimpija Ljubljana
rallied from a double-digit deficit on the road to edge Cimberio Varese
82-83 in a wild game on Wednesday night. Win improves Olimpija to 4-2
in a share of the second place in Group C, while Varese joins Paris at
the bottom of the standings with 1-5 record, and is all but eliminated
from the race for the Last 32. Read more here.
Alba Berlin 76 - 61 Telekom Baskets Bonn
In an all-German
showdown, Alba Berlin pulled away in the fourth quarter to down Telekom
Baskets Bonn 76-61 on Wednesday. Win improves Alba to 5-1 in a share of
the first place of Group D, while Bonn dropped to 3-3 in a share of the
third place. The visitors led for most of the first half, but Berliners
caught up after the break, and led by David Logan and his two triples
at the start of the fourth quarter, pulled away to a double-digit
margin, 64-54. Read more here.
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 74 - 64 Virtus Rome
Dunquerke improved to 5-1 and kept tying for first place in Group D by
topping Virtus Rome 74-64 at home on Wednesday. Gravelines ties with
Alba Berlin for first place while Rome dropped to 2-4. Ousmane Camara
paced the winners with 20 points on 8-of-9 two-pointers and 8 rebounds.
Juby Johnson added 15 points on 5-of-9 three-point shots while Cyril
Akpomedah had 11 and 9 rebounds for Gravelines. Quinton Hosley led Rome
with 16 points. Read more here.
Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 60 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm
Ratiopharm Ulm led from
start to finish, handling Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 60-78 for its fourth
consecutive victory on Wednesday. Win keeps Ulm atop of the Group C
standings with 5-1 record, while Asvel drops to 3-3. The visitors took
control at the start of the game with 5-18 lead, and they never looked
back. Asvel did not manage to bring the deficit down to single digits,
and Ulm cruised to an important away victory, sweeping Asvel this
season. Read more here.
Fox Town Cantu remained
unbeaten in Group A after topping Artland Dragons 68-81 on the road in
Quakenbrueck, Germany. Pietro Aradori had an outstanding performance
with 29 points on 7-of-9 three-point shooting, Joe Ragland added 13
points with 7 assists and Maarty Leunen scored 12. Brandon Thomas was
the main man for Artland with 13 points , David Holston collected 11
points and 7 assists and Kenneth Frease scored 10. Read more here.
Radnicki Kragujevac 84 - 77 Panionios Athens
beat Panionios Athens 84-77 and climbed into second place in Group H
with a 4-2 record. The winners also earned the point-difference
tiebreaker with the Greek team. Panionios remains third at 3-3. Marko
Marinovic paced the winners with 20 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds,
Mouphtaou combined for 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dusan Mladjan added
12 points, Sava Levic 11 and Stefan Jovic chipped in 10. Read more here.
Neptunas Klaipeda 85 - 72 Bisons Loimaa
remains alive in the hunt to advance to the next stage after downing
Bisons Loimaa 85-72 on Wednesday. Neptunas raised its record to 2-4 to
tie Bisons and Spartak St. Petersburg, just a win outside from the
third place. Marius Runkauskas was hot from downtown in the last three
minutes and collected 16 points to lead the winners with Martynas
Mazeika also posting 16, while Justus Sinica added 15 and Vytautas
Sarakauskas pulled down 10 boards. Read more here.
CEZ Basketball Nymburk 73 - 51 Telenet Ostend
CEZ Basketball Nymburk
stayed in the race to reach the Last 32 in Group A by thrashing Telenet
Ostend 73-51 in Prague, the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Nymburk
improved to 3-3 in Group A while Ostend dropped to 4-2. Nymburk lost
90-83 in Ostend, so it would have the tie-break advantage if both teams
tie at the end of this round. Rasid Mahalbasic paced the winners with
15 points. Tre Simmons added 13 while Dylan Page had 12 for Nymburk.
Read more here.
Kalev Cramo Tallinn 75 - 72 Banvit Bandirma
Kalev Cramo Tallinn
registered its first win in the 2013-14 Eurocup by edging Banvit
Bandirma 75-72 in Group G in the Estonian capital on Wednesday. Kalev
improved to 1-5 in Group G and grabbed its first Eurocup win since
November 27, 2007, breaking an 11-game losing streak in the
competition. Banvit dropped to 3-3 and now ties for third place with
VEF Riga. Tanel Sokk paced the winners with 15 points. Vlad Moldoveanu
and Frank Elegar each added 11 for Kalev. Read more here.
MZT Skopje Aerodrom 70 - 77 VEF Riga
VEF Riga improved to
3-3 in Group G and improved its chances to reach the Last 32 by edging
MZT Skopje Aerodrom 70-77 on the road on Wednesday. VEF now ties with
Banvit for third place in Group G while Skopje dropped to 1-5. Kenan
Bajramovic paced the winners with 16 points. Antywane Robinson, Arturs
Strelnieks and Dee Brown each added 14 for VEF. Brown added 8 assists
while Robinson pulled down 9 rebounds. Read more here.
Lukoil Academic Sofia 76 - 63 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Academic Sofia won its second straight game and first under new head
coach Dimitris Galanis, beating Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 76-63 in the
Bulgarian capital Wednesday. After Hapoel took its only lead of the
game, 49-50 late in the third quarter, the hosts reeled off 10 straight
points and never looked back. Sofia improved to 2-4 and dropped
Jerusalem to 3-3. The result also gave Sofia a potential tiebreak
advantage over Hapoel. Read more here.
Khimik Yuzhne 79 - 81 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
Aykon TED Ankara
Kolejliler edged Khimik Yuzhne 79-81 on Wednesday to return to the
fight for a spot in the next stage. Vladimir Golubovic scored twice in
a 0-9 fourth-quarter run that gave the visitors the lead for good and
Ankara held on late as Khimik tried to rally. The result lifted Ankara
to 2-4 in Group F, while Khimik dropped to 4-2. Golubovic starred with
22 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks to lead the winners. Read more here.
Spartak Saint Petersburg 61 - 64 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
Besiktas Integral Forex rallied from 10 down in the
fourth quarter to beat Spartak St. Petersburg 61-64 on the road
Wednesday. Mehmet Yagmur scored the go-ahead three with less than a
minute to go and then helped ice the win with free throws in the final
seconds. Chris Lofton keyed the win with 11 of his 20 points in the
fourth quarter. The victory left Besiktas atop the Group H standings
with a 5-1 record, while Spartak dropped to 2-4. Read more here.
Unics Kazan 79 - 58 Maccabi Haifa Bazan
In a sentimental game that started with a minute of
silence to honor the victims of the plane crash that took place in
Kazan just a few days earlier, hosting Unics had to wait until the
final period to pull away and defeat Maccabi Haifa Bazan by 79-58 on
Wedensday. The win lifts Unics to a 6-0 record in Group G and remains
the undefeated leader and almost becaomes a Last 32 team. On the other
hand, Maccabi stop its winning streak and drops to 4-2. Read more here.
November 19, 2013
Valencia Basket Club 98 - 52 Paris Levallois
Valencia Basket hit its Eurocup
club record 19 three-pointers, thrashing Paris Levallois 98-52 on
Tuesday. The former two-time champion improves to 4-2 in Group C, while
Paris dropped to 1-5. Valencia hit 19 triples on 35 attempts, coming
one shy of Eurocup all-time record 20 triples, set by Unics Kazan in
2009-10. The hosts led from start to finish, opening the game with a
10-0 run, and they never looked back. Read more here.
Elan Chalon sur Saone 91 - 77 Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
Elan Chalon sur Saone
rallied from a double digit deficit to beat Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
91-77 on Tuesday. Win improved Elan Chalon to 2-4 in the fifth place of
Group B, while Spirou remains winless and is all but mathematically
eliminated. The visitors built a 28-39 advantage, but Elan Chalon
rallied after halftime. The hosts opened the third quarter with a 12-2
run, before a series of dunks from Jordan Aboudou helped them pull away
early in the fourth. Read more here.
Buducnost Voli Podgorica 69 - 75 PAOK Thessaloniki
PAOK Thessaloniki held
off Buducnost Voli Podgorica 69-75, for the second head-to-head win in
the Montenegrin capital on Tuesday. Victory improved PAOK to 4-2 in
Group F, while Buducnost dropped to 2-4. The visitors pulled away with
a run late in the third quarter, building 50-61 lead, before Suad
Sehovic rallied Buducnost. However, Kostas Charalampidis and D.J.
Cooper sealed the deal in the final 70 seconds. Read more here.
Cedevita Zagreb 89 - 79 Bilbao Basket
Cedevita Zagreb used its balanced attack and 13
three-pointers, downing Bilbao Basket 89-79 in the Croatian capital on
Tuesday. It is the third consecutive win for Cedevita, and the second
straight loss for Bilbao, as both teams now have 4-2 record in Group B,
but Cedevita holds a tiebreak advantage. The hosts had 9 players
scoring between 8 and 13 points, leading for majority of the game. The
hosts took the lead for good early in the third quarter. Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 6: decisive games ahead!
The Eurocup regular season reaches Round 6 with 2
undefeated teams - FoxTown Cantu in Group A and Unics Kazan in Group G
- and three other squads still looking for their first win. Everyone
has faced all of its regular season group opponents so expect even more
interesting showdowns from now on! Five games will open fire on
Tuesday, followed by 19 more on, as always, a busy Wednesday. Don't
miss the fun! Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 6:
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Telenet Ostend 73-51 - Stats
Artland Dragons vs. FoxTown Cantu 68-81 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. Cibona Zagreb 53-64 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Bilbao Basket 89-79 - Stats
Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Belgacom Spirou 91-77 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. EWE Baskets 82-74 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Paris Levallois 98-52 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 60-78 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Union OLimpija 82-83 - Stats
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. CAI Zaragoza 65-104 - Stats
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque vs. Virtus Rome 74-64 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 76-61 - Stats
Lukoil Academic vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 76-63 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Khimki Moscow Region 72-95 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 110-98 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 69-75 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Aykon TED Ankara 79-81 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Nizhny Novgorod 78-84 - Stats
Unics Kazan vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 79-58 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. VEF Riga 70-77 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. Banvit Bandirma 75-72 - Stats
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 61-64 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Bisons Loimaa 85-72 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Panionios Athens 84-77 - Stats
November 14, 2013 - Regular Season Round 5 MVP: Mike Green, Khimki Moscow Region
took Khimki Moscow Region a big effort to pull a 86-91 road win at
Igokea Aleksandrovac and the big instigator of the victory for the
Russian team was Michael Green who, in the process, earned weekly MVP
honors for Regular Season Round 5 . Green racked up an index rating of
34 based on 17 points - 4 of 5 twos, 6 of 6 free throws -, 8 rebounds,
8 assists, 1 steal and 10 drawn fouls. He therefore was the most valued
player among winning teams - and overall - this week to earn the honor.
Second in line was Spartak St. Petersburg's Steven Burtt with an index
rating of 32. He scored 21 points and dished 9 assists that built up in
his index rating column. Read more here.
November 13, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 5
Unics Kazan 85 - 61 MZT Skopje Aerodrom
There was no other team
on court than Unics Kazan on the court on Wednesday, as the Russian
team blasted MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-61 at home. Unics managed to start
the game with a 29-13 first-quarter score and never looked back. The
winners stay undefeated midway through the regular season in Group G
with a 5-0, while MZT Skopje drops to 1-4. Andrew Goudelock led the
winners with his 20 points, Ian Vougioukas added 16 and Chuck Eidson
contributed 11. Read more here.
Kalev Cramo Tallinn 64 - 68 Maccabi Haifa Bazan
Maccabi Haifa Bazan
improved to 4-1 in Group G and grabbed its fourth consecutive win -
three of them on the road - by rallying from a 17-point halftime
deficit to defeat Kalev Cramo Tallinn 64-68 in the Estonian capital on
Wednesday. Donta Smith paced the winners with 21 points, 6 rebounds and
5 assists. Brian Randle added 15 points while Ike Ofoegbu had 13 for
Haifa. Ty Abbott led Kalev with 14 points. Read more here.
Banvit Bandirma 83 - 64 VEF Riga
In a battle of Eurocup
powerhouses in recent years, Banvit Bandirma moved up to 3-2 in Group G
by downing VEF Riga 83-64 at home on Wednesday. Sammy Mejia and Chuck
Davis paced the winners with 15 points apiece. E.J. Rowland added 14
for Banvit. Kenan Barjamovic led VEF with 12 points. Derrick Nix added
11 for the guests, which dropped to 2-3. VEF battled hard in the
opening minutes of the game and trailed 28-23 early in the second
quarter. Read more here.
Khimik Yuzhne 84 - 76 Buducnost Voli Podgorica
Khimik Yuzhne held off
Buducnost Voli 84-76 to retain a share of first place in Group F.
Rolands Freimanis scored 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter to
keep Khimik alive and Matt Gatens also scored 17 in addition to 8
rebounds for the hosts, who improved to 4-1 in Group F. Buducnost took
charge early behind Aleksandar Capin and led by 11 after one quarter.
Khimik closed within 5 at halftime and 4 through three quarters before
Khimik took charge in the 4th quarter. Read more here.
Nizhny Novgorod 87 - 53 PAOK Thessaloniki
Despite a balanced
first quarter, Nizhny Novgorod soared in the second half over PAOK
Thessaloniki to take a 87-53 home in on Wednesday night. The winners
improved their record to 4-1 to lead Group F and, in the process, knock
PAOK off the top of the ladder for a 3-2. Dijon Thompson led the
winners with his 15 points and 11 rebounds, Vadim Panin added 14,
Dmitry Golovin nailed 13, Dimitriy Khvostov posted 12 and Primoz Brezec
had 10. Read more here.
Cibona Zagreb 79 - 86 FoxTown Cantu
FoxTown Cantu stayed undefeated and improved to 5-0
in Group A by downing end-of-the-table Cibona Zagreb 79-86 in the
Croatian capital on Wednesday. Cantu stays as one of the two undefeated
teams - along with Unics Kazan in Group G - left in the Eurocup after 5
games. Cibona dropped to 0-5 and registered its 17th loss in as many
Eurocup games. Pietro Aradori paced the winners with 20 points. Michael
Jenkins added 15. Read more here.
November 12, 2013
Belfius Mons Hainaut 57 - 77 Alba Berlin
David Logan scored 12
of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Alba Berlin pulled away for
57-77 road win over Belfius Mons Hainaut on Tuesday night. Win improves
Alba to 4-1 in a share of the Group D lead, while Belfius Mons remains
winless midway through the regular season campaign. Even though
Berliners led for majority of the game, the hosts remained close for
three quarters before Logan led Alba to a double-digit advantage it
never relinquished. Read more here.
Virtus Rome 75 - 85 Telekom Baskets Bonn
Telekom Baskets Bonn
used a huge second quarter for a crucial road win, defeating Virtus
Rome 75-85 on Tuesday night. Win improves Telekom Baskets to 3-2, in a
sole possession of the third place in Group D, while Virtus Rome drops
to 2-3 in a share of the fourth place. The hosts led early, but Bonn
finished the second quarter on a 1-16 run, opening up 33-48 halftime
lead. Rome never came closer than 9 points rest of the way. Read more here.
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 85 - 67 CAI Zaragoza
Gravelines-Dunkerque hit 14 triples, used huge fourth quarter, and
rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the visiting CAI Zaragoza 85-67
on Tuesday. Win improved Gravelines to 4-1, in a share of the top spot
in Group D, while Zaragoza drops to 2-3, in a share of the fourth place
in the standings. The game of streaks started with the visitors
grabbing an early 2-15 lead, only for Gravelines to end up in front
33-22 in the second quarter. Read more here.
Elan Chalon sur Saone 65 - 80 Cedevita Zagreb
Cedevita assured itself
at least a share of third place in Group B halfway through the Eurocup
Regular Season when it took out injury-plagued host Elan
Chalon-sur-Saone 65-80 on the road Tuesday. Cedevita raised its record
to 3-2, a victory behind co-leaders Bilbao Basket and EWE Baskets
Oldenburg, while 2-2 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari plays Wednesday.
Cedevita made its move with a 1-11 run bridging the first two quarters.
Read more here.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 91 - 86 Bilbao Basket
A historic streak fell
to a barrage of great shooting as EWE Baskets downed visiting Bilbao
Basket 91-96 in the first Eurocup regular season loss ever for the
visitors. Until Tuesday, Bilbao had won 22 straight regular season
games over four separate seasons since debuting in the competition on
November 25, 2008 with a victory against Hemofarm Stada. The streak
ended when Robin Smeulders of Oldenburg ended a last-ditch Bilbao rally
by making a layup with 3 seconds left. Read more here.
CEZ Basketball Nymburk 86 - 70 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
CEZ Basketball Nymburk picked up a crucial win,
beating Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 86-70 on Tuesday. Win improves
Nymburk to 2-3 in a sole possession of the fourth place in Group A,
while Artland drops to 1-4. The Czech champion scored 12 consecutive
points during a 17-3 spurt to end the second quarter and build 43-31
halftime lead. Artland regained the lead by opening the second half
with a 0-13 run, however, Nymburk paced by Dylan Page and Jiri Welsch.
Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - Regular season, Round 5: The midway point arrives!
The midway point of the
of the Eurocup regular season hits this week! Twenty-four Round 5 games
over two days will leave every team with five played and will help
clear up the race for the Last 32. Three teams enter Round 5 with
perfect records intact, while six are in the hunt for their first wins.
In five of the eight regular groups, there is currently a tie for the
pivotal third place and in three of those the teams that are tied will
square off against one another. Plenty of great Eurocup action awaits!
Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 5: GROUP A CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Artland Dragons 86-70 - Stats
Cibona Zagreb vs. FoxTown Cantu 79-86 - Stats Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. Telenet Ostend 71-80 - Stats
GROUP B EWE Baskets vs. Bilbao Basket 91-86 - Stats Elan Chalon sur Saone vs. Cedevita Zagreb 65-80 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. Belgacom Spirou 94-78 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Valencia Basket 79-76 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 77-78 - Stats
Union OLimpija vs. Paris Levallois 74-66 - Stats
GROUP D BCM Gravelines Dunkerque vs. CAI Zaragoza 85-67 - Stats Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Alba Berlin 57-77 - Stats Virtus Rome vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 75-85 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Lukoil Academic 72-85 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 81-80 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Khimki Moscow Region 86-91 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 87-53 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Buducnost Voli 84-76 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Aykon TED Ankara 92-84 - Stats
Unics Kazan vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-61 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. VEF Riga 83-64 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 64-68 - Stats
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 88-75 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Bisons Loimaa 74-62 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 70-77 - Stats
November 7, 2013 - Regular Season Round 4 MVP: Joe Ragland, FoxTown Cantu
another flurry of games in Round 4, only one player managed to lead his
team to victory in a more efficient way than the others. This week it
was none other than FoxTown Cantu's Joe Ragland, who racked up an index
rating of 36, the most among players in winning teams. Ragland scored
19 points, pulled 6 boards, dished 7 assists, had 3 steals and drew 4
fouls for an index rating of 36 and to lead his team to a 88-73 home
win over CEZ Basketball Nymburk. Ragland became the second FoxTown
Cantu player this season to earn MVP honors after Pietro Aradori did
the same on opening week. Read more here.
November 6, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 4
CAI Zaragoza 74 - 68 Virtus Rome
CAI Zaragoza evened its
record in Group D at 2-2 with a 74-68 win at home over Virtus Rome.
Joseph Jones collected 17 points and 9 rebounds while Giorgi
Shermandini had 15 points for Zaragoza, which snapped a two-game losing
streak with the win. Viktor Sanikidze added 12 points and Pedro
Llompart chipped in 10 points for the winners. Rome saw its two-game
winning streak come to an end in dropping to 2-2 despite Jimmy Baron
scoring 14 points. Read more here.
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 53 - 70 EWE Baskets
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
thrashed Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 53-70, picking up its third
consecutive victory on Wednesday night at Spiroudome. EWE Baskets
improved to 3-1, in a second place of Group B, while Spirou remains
winless at the bottom of the standings. The visitors trailed only in
the opening minute, built a double-digit lead by the halftime, before
putting the game away in the third quarter. Rickey Paulding paced the
winners with 15 points. Read more here.
Ratiopharm Ulm 83 - 80 Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Ratiopharm Ulm improved
its mark to 3-1 in the tight Group C with an 83-80 victory at home over
Union Olimpija Ljubljana. Will Clyburn led the way for Ulm with 17
points and 6 rebounds while Edgar Sosa had 11 points and Matt Howard
added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Ljubljana dropped its record
to 2-2 overall and 0-2 on the road despite Alen Omic collecting 18
points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Deividas Gailius scored 12
points. Read more here.
Valencia Basket Club 98 - 64 Cimberio Varese
Valencia Basket moved
up to 3-1 in Group C by overwhelming Cimberio Varese 98-64 at home on
Wednesday. Justin Doellman paced the winners with 26 points on 8-of-9
two-point shots and 7-of-7 free throws. Pablo Aguilar added 16 while
Sam Van Rossom and Oliver Lafayette each had 13 for Valencia, which
downed 13-of-24 three-point shots and 9-of-9 free throw attempts
tonight. Aubrey Coleman had 14 points for Varese, which dropped to 1-3.
Read more here.
FoxTown Cantu 88 - 73 CEZ Basketball Nymburk
FoxTown Cantu stayed
undefeated in Group A and improved to 4-0 by downing CEZ Basketball
Nymburk 88-73. Joe Ragland paced the winners with 19 points. Stefano
Gentile added 18, Maarty Leunen had 13 while Roberto Rullo got 12 for
Cantu, which downed 13-of-24 three-point shots tonight. Dylan Page led
Nymburk with 16 points. Vojtech Hruban added 13, rado Rancik had 12,
Tre Simmons got 11 while Rasid Mahalbasic contributed 10 for the
guests. Read more here.
Telekom Baskets Bonn 74 - 63 Belfius Mons Hainaut
Telekom Baskets Bonn
notched its second straight victory in Group D of the Eurocup, beating
Belfius Mons Hainaut at home 74-63. Jamel McLean scored 23 points for
Bonn, which used a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to decide the game.
Tony Gaffney had 13 points in his season debut in helping Bonn improve
to 2-2 in the group while Ryan Brooks added 12 points and 5 steals and
Benas Veikalas chipped in 10 points. Read more here.
Buducnost Voli Podgorica 67 - 61 Alba Fehervar
downed Alba Fehervar 67-61 at Moraca Arena in Group F to stay alive in
the run to the next round with a 2-2 record. The result left Alba still
winless. Suad Sehovic and Aleksandar Capin paced the winners with 12
points each, Vladimir Mihailovic added 11 and Nikola Ivanovic chipped
in 10, while big man Jeleel Akindele pulled down 10 rebounds and
blocked 5 shots for the winners. Read more here.
Bisons Loimaa 74 - 73 Spartak Saint Petersburg
Bisons Loimaa seems
like it can’t live without drama as Tuukka Kotti scored a game-winning
basket, lifting the Finnish side to a thrilling 74-73 win over Spartak
Saint Petersburg. Win improves Loimaa to 2-2 in a share of the third
place of Group H, while Spartak dropped its third straight game, and
now hold 1-3 record. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the
night, and Spartak held 72-73 in the final seconds, but Kotti scored
his eleventh two-pointer of the game. Read more here.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 71 - 57 Panionios Athens
Doron Perkins scored 17
of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, leading Besiktas Integral Forex
Istanbul to 71-57 win over Panionios Athens. Win improves Besiktas to
3-1 in a share of the top spot in Group H, while Panions drops to 2-2
in a share of the third place. The hosts had a double-digit lead in the
second quarter, but Panionios rallied, tying it to 47-47 late in the
fourth quarter, but there was no stopping Perkins in the final 10
minutes. Read more here.
PAOK Thessaloniki 77 - 69 Khimik Yuzhne
recorded a 77-69 victory over previously undefeated Khimik Yuzhne to
set the stage for a three-way-tie atop Group F with 3-1 records, along
with with Nizhny Novgorod. Mark Payne led the way with 18 points and 6
rebounds for PAOK, DJ Cooper added 16 with 4 assists Michalis Tsiarelis
scored 11, while Evangelos Margaritis tallied 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Paul Delany of Khimik led all scorers with 19 points. Read more here.
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 72 - 73 Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod escaped
from Ankara with a thrilling 72-73 win over Akyon TED Ankara
Kolejliler. Dmitriy Khvostov scored from downtown with 4 seconds left
after the visitors used a 2-20 run to open the last quarter to come
back from 14 down after three quarters. Nizhny Novgorod improved to 3-1
in Group F, while Akyon TED Ankara slipped to 1-3. Primoz Brezec paced
the winners by scoring 26 points, Dijon Thompson added 20. Read more here.
VEF Riga 68 - 86 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan stayed
undefeated in Group G and moved up to 4-0 by downing VEF Riga 68-86.
Ian Vougioukas paced the winners with 23 points on 9-of-13 two-point
shots and 7 rebounds. Luke Harangody added 17 points, Andrew Goudelock
had 12 while Tywain McKee got 11 for Unics. Kenan Bajramovic had 17
points for VEF, which dropped to 2-2. Derrick Nix added 13 while
Kristaps Janicenoks had 11 for the hosts, who led 19-18 after 10
minutes. Read more here.
MZT Skopje Aerodrom 79 - 70 Kalev Cramo Tallinn
In a big battle in
Group G, MZT Skopje Aerodrom registered its first-ever Eurocup win by
edging Kalev Cramo Tallinn 79-70 at home on Wednesday. Todor Gecevski
paced the winners with 16 points. Stefan Sinovec added 14, Gjorgji
Cekovski and Alexandar Kostoski each had 13 while Cade Davis got 10 for
Skopje. Ty Abbott had 14 points for Kalev, which dropped to 0-4. Rain
Veideman and Devin Gibson each added 11 for the guests. Read more here.
Neptunas Klaipeda 97 - 101 Radnicki Kragujevac
It was a historic night
for newcomer Radnicki Kragujevac in Klaipeda on Wednesday, as the
Serbian side tied Eurocup record with 31 assists, while edging Neptunas
Klaipeda 97-101. Its third consecutive victory improves Radnicki to
3-1, in a share of the top spot in Group H, while Neptunas dropped to
1-3, in the fifth place. Even though the hosts hit 11 triple through
three quarters, Radnicki led 71-77 lead going into the fourth quarter,
and it never relinquished the lead. Read more here.
Cedevita Zagreb 94 - 83 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
recorded one of the greatest comebacks in Eurocup history by roaring
from a 20-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat Dinamo Banco
di Sardegna Sassari 94-83. Nolan Smith made three three-pointers in a
26-0 run as the hosts stormed ahead and never relented. The visitors
scored only 4 points in the entire fourth quarter. Cedevita improved to
2-2 with the win, while dropping Sassari to the same record. Read more here.
Maccabi Haifa Bazan 72 - 69 Banvit Bandirma
Maccabi Haifa Bazan
improved to 3-1 in difficult Group G by topping Banvit Bandirma 72-69
at home on Wednesday. Donta Smith paced the winners with 20 points - 10
of them in the final 4 minutes to lead Haifa to this win. Brian Randle
added 18 on 9-of-12 two-point shots and 7 rebounds for the hosts. E.J.
Rowland led Banvit with 16 points. Chuck Davis added 11 for the guests,
which dropped to 2-2. Banvit used a strong start to keep a 17-18 edge
after 10 minutes. Read more here.
Lukoil Academic Sofia 61 - 70 Igokea Aleksandrovac
In a battle for
survival between two winless teams, Igokea Alekandrovac defeated Lukoil
Academic Sofia on the road on Wednesday night by 61-70. The win lifts
Igokea to a 1-3 record in Group E with options for the next phase,
while Lukoil drops to 0-4 and really needs to regroup if it wants to
stay alive in the Eurocup. Uros Nikolic led the winners with his 19
points plus 10 boards, newcomer Teddy Gipson chipped in with 11 and
Goran Gajovic landed 10. Read more here.
Khimki Moscow Region 80 - 66 Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
In a tough duel played on Wednesday night in Khimki,
Russia, host Khimki Moscow Region held off Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 80-66
not without suffering. The hosts controlled the first steps of the
game, but the guests jumped ahead soon enough and Khimki had to fight
back to find the lead again at the break. In the second half, Khimki
held off Karsiyaka's attempts to the win until the very last minute,
but emerged victorious. Paul Davis led the winners with 18 points. Read
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Bilbao Basket 77 - 67 Elan Chalon sur Saone
Bilbao Basket remained
unbeaten with a comfortable 77-67 win over Elan Chalon sur Saone on
Tuesday. Bilbao improved to 4-0 atop of the Group B standings, while
Elan Chalon dropped to 1-3. The hosts pulled away to a double-digit
lead in the first quarter, and behind 16 points plus 6 rebounds from
German Gabriel, advantage reached 19 points in the second and third
quarters, before the visitors rallied. Read more here.
Alba Berlin 70 - 59 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque
Alba Berlin got back to
its winning ways with some stiff defense, downing previously unbeaten
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 70-59. Both teams now hold 3-1 record in a
share of the top spot in Group D. Berliners took the lead with a 12-2
run in the first quarter, and never relinquished, in part thanks to
allowing only 6 points in the third quarter. The hosts pulled away to a
double-digit lead at the start of the fourth quarter, and used more
defense on their way to victory. Read more here.
Paris Levallois 83 - 65 Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon
In an all-French
showdown, Paris Levallois picked up its first Eurocup win by hitting
12triples in 83-65 win over Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon on Tuesday. Win
improved Paris to 1-3, while Asvel dropped to 2-2 in Group C. Behind
Landing Sane and Daniel Ewing, the hosts made a 21-4 run that bridged
the first and second quarters, grabbed 31-16 lead and never
relinquished it. Sane had 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Nicolas Lang
also scored 16 for the hosts. Read more here.
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 67 - 79 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
Le Mans Sarthe Basket
stayed perfect away from home, hitting 12 three-pointers while leading
from start to finish, and downing Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 67-79 on
Tuesday. Win improved Le Mans to 3-1, for at least a share of the
second place in Group A, while Artland drops to 1-3 in the fifth place.
The visitors used couple of big runs in the first quarter to open up
14-32 advantage and never looked back. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - Regular season, Round 4: and the beat goes on!
The 2013-14 Eurocup regular season reaches Round 4
with six undefeated teams and as many as nine other squads looking for
their first wins in order to join the race for the Last 32 – before
it’s too late! Four games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 20
more on a busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun all over the continent!
Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 4:
Artland Dragons vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 67-79 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 88-73 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. Cibona Zagreb 77-75 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 77-67 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Dinamo B. Sardegna 94-83 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou vs. EWE Baskets 53-70 - Stats
Paris Levallois vs. Asvel Villeurbanne 83-65 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Union OLimpija 83-80 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Cimberio Varese 98-64 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 70-59 - Stats
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 74-63 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Virtus Rome 74-68 - Stats
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 80-66 - Stats
Lukoil Academic vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 61-70 - Stats
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. CSU Asesoft 82-80 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara vs. Nizhny Novgorod 72-73 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Khimik Yuzhne 77-69 - Stats
Buducnost Voli vs. Alba Fehervar 67-61 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Banvit Bandirma 72-69 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 79-70 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Unics Kazan 68-86 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 97-101 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 74-73 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Panionios Athens 71-57 - Stats
October 31, 2013 - Regular Season Round 3 MVP: Donta Smith, Maccabi Haifa Bazan
race for the weekly MVP honors in Round 3 didn't have any competition
as Maccabi Haifa Bazan's Donta Smith dynamited the race with his huge
triple-double that led his team to a smashing road win at VEF Riga,
73-94. Smith racked up an index rating of 41 comprised of 18 points - 7
of 8 2-pointers -, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 6 drawn fouls.
It was only the fifth triple-double ever in Eurocup competition -
second for a visiting team - and the first in over six years. Previous
triple-doublers were Todor Stoykov with Lukoil Academic, Meir Tapiro of
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, Elvir Ovcina with Ostend and Pascal
Perrier-David with Benetton Fribourg. Read more here.
October 30, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 3
VEF Riga 73 - 94 Maccabi Haifa Bazan
Maccabi Haifa Bazan
improved to 2-1 in Group G of the Eurocup with a 73-94 road victory
against previously undefeated VEF Riga. Donta Smith collected the fifth
triple-double in Eurocup history with 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10
assists as well as 2 steals for Haifa while Moran Roth had 22 points, 7
assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Brian Randle and Ike Ofoegbu
both tallied 12 points for the guests and Ido Kozikaro hit for 10
points. Read more here.
Le Mans Sarthe Basket 81 - 74 CEZ Basketball Nymburk
Dashaun Wood scored 20
of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and extra session combined, as
Le Mans Sarthe Basket survived in 81-74 overtime win over CEZ
Basketball Nymburk on Wednesday. Victory improved Le Mans to 2-1, in a
share of second place in Group A, while Nymburk dropped to 1-2. After
the visitors held 32-40 in the third, Le Mans took over control with a
huge 27-5 spurt for 59-45 advantage in the fourth quarter. Read more here.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 92 - Cedevita Zagreb 90
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
rallied from a double-digit deficit, then survived an overtime drama to
beat Cedevita Zagreb 92-90 on Wednesday. Win improved EWE Baskets to
2-1 in a share of second place in Group B, while Cedevita dropped to
1-2. The visitors used a 0-17 run to finish the second, and start the
third quarter, opening up 39-50 lead. But the hosts got hot from behind
the arc, and rallied take 67-66 lead. Read more here.
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 84 - Lukoil Academic Sofia 69
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
downed Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-69 in Group E, to stay undefeated atop
the table with a 3-0 record, while the perennial Bulgarian champions
remained winless. Booby Dixon shined with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 7
assists and 2 steals for an index rating of 37, Leo Lyons added 16 with
9 rebounds and 4 assists, Jon Diebler bagged 13 points and Esteban
Batista posted 12. Five players score in double digit sfor Lukoil
Academic led by 13 from Alando Tucker. Read more here.
Igokea Aleksandrovac 77 - 84 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
remained unstoppable on the road by winning its second game way, edging
Igokea Aleksandrovac 77-84 in Group E to grab a share of second place
with BC Khimki Moscow Region at 2-1 record. The hosts remain winless.
Dragan Zekovic had an amazing performance with 25 points with 5 for 6
from beyond the arc, while Gerald Lee amassed 17 points, 7 rebounds and
2 steals and Alhaji Mohammed scored 11. Read more here.
Union Olimpija Ljubljana 67 - 64 Valencia Basket Club
Ljubljana improved to 2-1 in Group C by downing previously undefeated
Valencia Basket 67-64 in the Slovenian capital on Wednesday. Both teams
join Asvel Villeurbanne and Ratiopharm in a four-way tie for first
place, all with a 2-1 record. Alex Stepheson paced the winners with 18
points on 8-of-10 two-point shots and 11 rebounds. Deividas Gailius
added 14 for Olimpija. Romain Sato and Oliver Lafayette led Valencia
with 13 points apiece. Read more here.
FoxTown Cantu 83 - 58 Telenet Ostend
In a clash of the
undefeated teams, FoxTown Cantu led from start to finish, building a
huge lead in the first quarter en route to a comfortable 83-58 win over
Telenet Ostend. Win improves Cantu to 3-0 atop of Group A, while Ostend
drops to 2-1 in a share of the second place. Cantu stormed out of the
gate, hitting 5 triples and using a 14-1 run to build 32-11 lead after
the first quarter, and the hosts never looked back. Michael Jenkins
paced the winners with 22 points. Read more here.
Bisons Loimaa 60 - 61 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
Besiktas Integral Forex
Istanbul nearly wasted a 23-point second half lead in holding off
Bisons Loimaa 61-60 on the road in a Eurocup Group H thriller. Besiktas
scored just two field goals and five points in the fourth quarter but
Loimaa’s Billy Keys missed two potential game-winning three-pointers in
the final 29 seconds to give Besiktas the victory. Chris Lofton scored
20 points for Besiktas, which improved to 2-1 after collecting its
second straight road win. Read more here.
Telekom Baskets Bonn 108 - 104 CAI Zaragoza
In a high-scoring,
fun-to-watch showdown, Telekom Baskets Bonn registered its first road
win in Group D by rallying to beat CAI Zaragoza 108-104 at home on
Tuesday. Both teams now tie in Group D, each with a 1-2 record. Benas
Veikalas paced the winners with 19 points. Ryan Brooks had 17, Jamel
McLean added 16 on 10-of-11 free throws, Jared Jordan got 14 while
Enosch Wolf and Donatas Zavackas each contributed 10 for Bonn. Read
PAOK Thessaloniki 75 - 77 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
Aykon TED Ankara
Kolejliler escaped from PAOK sports arena with its first win, a
thrilling 75-77 decision over PAOK Thessaloniki after an outstanding
come back in the final quarter. The visitors reeled off 15 straight
points to take the lead. In the Group F table, Khimik OZP Yuzny
remained undefeated, while PAOK is 2-1 and TED Anakara 1-2. Vladimir
Golubovic paced the winners with a double-double of 23 points and 10
rebounds. Read more here.
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 80 - 87 Khimki Moscow Region
In arguably one of the
most intense game in the 2013-14 Eurocup so far, Khimki Moscow Region
improved to 2-1 in Group E by edging Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 80-87 in
double overtime on Tuesday. Petteri Koponen paced the winners with 20
points and 6 rebounds but Sergey Monya was the man of the game, forcing
a second overtime with a big three-pointers and adding two more right
after that to put his team ahead for good. Monya had 18 points and 10
rebounds. Read more here.
Banvit Bandirma 85 - 61 MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Banvit BK Bandirma
routed MZT Skopje 85-61 in Group G to improve to 2-1, thus securing a
share of second place. The result left MZT winless. Scoring ace Sammy
Mejia led the winners with 19 points on 6-of-8 two-point shooting plus
8 rebounds for a performance index rating of 26. Chuck Davis added 15
points, Drew Gordon had 13 with 8 boards and EJ Rowland netted 10
points. Gjorgji Cekovski was the main contributor for MZT Skopje with
13 points and 7 boards. Read more here.
Cibona Zagreb 77 - 87 Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
Quakenbrueck registered its first win in Group A by downing Cibona
Zagreb 77-87 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Artland improved to
1-2 in Group A while Cibona dropped to 0-3. Anthony King paced the
winners with 19 points on 9-of-11 two-point shots. Brandon Thomas added
16, Kenneth Frase had 13 while Lawrence Hill got 12 and a game-high 8
rebounds for Artland. Dario Saric led Cibona with 20 points. Read more here.
Nizhny Novgorod 83 - 62 Buducnost VOLI
Despite a somewhat balanced first half, Nizhny
Novgorod rolled in the third quarter with a 21-6 partial score to blast
Buducnost Voli Podgorica by 83-62 at home in a Group F game played
Wednesday. The win lifts Novgorod to a 2-1 record while Buducnost
dropped to 1-2. Semen Antonov led the winners with 20 points, Primoz
Brezec added 16, Dijon Thompson contributed a double-double of 13
points and 10 boards, Brandon Paul hit 12 and Petr Gubanov 11. Read
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Virtus Rome 85 - 71 Alba Berlin
Group D has a new look
at the top after Virtus Rome got its first win at home 85-71 over
previously unbeaten Alba Berlin on Tuesday. Rome and Berlin are now in
second place with 1-2 records while BCM Gravelines Dunkerque rides
alone at 3-0 in first. Rome stormed to a 44-25 lead at halftime and
never looked back on the way to a solid victory based on sweet
shooting. Quinton Hosley paced Rome with 20 points while Jimmy Baron
added 16. Read more here.
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 102 - 87 Elan Chalon sur Saone
Dinamo Barco di
Sardegna Sassari nailed 17 triples and dished out 29 assist to down
Elan Chalon sur Saone 102-87 on Tuesday. Win improves Dinamo Sassari to
2-1 in a share of second place in Group B, while Elan Chalon drops to
1-2. The hosts pulled away in the second half, after some fireworks in
the first. Before halftime, there were combined 20 three-pointers, with
Dinamo Sassari hitting 10 alone in the second quarter. Read more here.
Bilbao Basket 98 - 71 Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
Bilbao Basket used a
huge run at the end of the third and start of the fourth quarter en
route to 98-71 win over the visiting Belgacom Spirou Charleroi on
Tuesday night. Bilbao improves to 3-0 in Group B, while the visitors
remain winless, in the last place, after three games. Spirou closed
within 53-47 midway through the third quarter, but German Gabriel and
Fran Pilepic sparked a spurt, and Dairis Bertans finished it with
triples that had the hosts in front 72-52 after three quarters. Read more here.
Paris Levallois 68 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm
Using its better
long-range shooting to full advantage, Ratiopharm Ulm came back to post
a double-digit road win, 69-78, over host Paris Levallois in Group C on
Tuesday. Ulm lifted its record to 1-2 while Paris fell to 0-3 despite
boasting advantages in every statistical category except three-point
shooting and total points. Phillipp Schwethelm was example A for the
winners, with all 12 of his points scored on 4-for-6 triples, one more
made than the entire Paris team. Read more here.
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 75 - 52 Belfius Mons Hainaut
Dunkerque used a couple of hot-handed three-point shooters and solid
defense to turn back visiting Belfius Mons Hainaut 75-52 and stay
unbeaten in Group D on Tuesday. Gravelines improved to 3-0 atop the
group, while Mons remains in the last-place danger zone at 0-3. Juby
Johnson hit 5 three-pointers to lead the winners with 19 points.
Jonathan Rousselle landed 5 of 9 to finish with 18 points, Souleyman
Diabate added 18 and 7 assists. Read more here.
Alba Fehervar 75 - 88 Khimik Yuzhne
Khimik Yuzhne rolled to
its second double-digit road win in three games by beating Alba
Fehervar 75-88 in Hungary on Tuesday to stay unbeaten in Group F.
Khimik is now 3-0 and Alba Fehervar 0-3, and their records reflect how
the game went. The visitors hit the ground running to lead by as many
as 17 points in the very first quarter and never look back on the way
to victory. Paul Delaney had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Read more here.
Kalev Cramo Tallinn 72 - 81 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan led from
start to finish, downing Kalev Cramo Tallin 72-81 on Tuesday. Victory
improved Unics to 3-0 in Group G, while Kalev Cramo dropped to 0-3. The
visitors hit four three-pointers in the first quarter, building 12-31
margin after 10 minutes. Even though the host rallied and cut it within
3 points in the third quarter, Unics never relinquished the lead.
Andrew Goudelock paced the visitors in victory, netting 20 points on
4-for-5 three-pointers. Read more here.
Radnicki Kragujevac 97 - 80 Spartak Saint Petersburg
Kragujevac defended its home court in style, sinking 13 three-pointers
en route to one of the biggest victories in club history, 97-80 triumph
over Spartak St. Petersburg on Tuesday. With second consecutive win,
Radnicki improved to 2-1 in Group H, grabbing at least a share of
second place, while Spartak dropped its second consecutive game, and
now holds 1-2 record. The hosts finished the first quarter with an 11-0
run. Read more here.
October 29, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 3: and the fun continues!
The Eurocup regular season reaches Game 3 with 13
undefeated teams and as many squads looking for their first win, so
this week could be first pivotal one in the competition. Six games will
open fire on Tuesday, followed by 18 more on, as always, a busy
Wednesday. Don't miss the fun!
Here is the schedule for Game 3:
Cibona Zagreb vs. Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 77-87 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 81-74 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Telenet Ostend 83-58 - Stats
Bilbao Basket vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 98-71 - Stats
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 102-87 - Stats
EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Cedevita Zagreb 92-90 - Stats
Paris Levallois vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 68-78 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 78-85 - Stats
Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Valencia Basket Club 67-64 - Stats
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 75-52 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. Alba Berlin 85-71 - Stats
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. CAI Zaragoza 108-104 - Stats
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. Khimki Moscow Region 80-87 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-69 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 77-84 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. Khimik Yuzhne 75-88 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Buducnost Voli Podgorica 83-62 - Stats
PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 75-77 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. Unics Kazan 72-81 - Stats
Banvit Bandirma vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-61 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 73-94 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Spartak Saint Petersburg 97-80 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 60-61 - Stats
Panionios Athens vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 86-91 - Stats
October 24, 2013 - Regular Season Week 2 MVP: Mouphtaou Monra Yarou, Radnicki Kragujevac
second week of the Eurocup passed by with a relentless schedule of 20
games on Wednesday night, but when the dust settled, Mouphtaou Monra
Yarou of Radnicki Kragujevac emerged as the player on a winning team
with the highest index rating of the week, 41. Yarou led his team with
17 points - 7 of 9 2-pointers -, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 fouls
drawn to be the player with the highest individual performance on Week
2 and to lead Radnicki to a 92-89 home win over Bisons Loimaa. Read
October 23, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 2
Alba Fehervar 88 - 89 PAOK Thessaloniki
PAOK Thessaloniki collected its
second victory in as many games by winning a thriller on the road 89-88
at Alba Fehervar in Eurocup Group F action. Kostas Charalampidis made
what amounted to be the game-winning free throws with 43 seconds left
for PAOK. Maurice Kemp missed a put-back at the buzzer for Fehervar.
Michael Tsairelis collected 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and
two steals for PAOK, which also received 19 points from Charalampidis.
Read more here.
grabbed a huge 69-84 away win over Artland Dragons Quakenbruck to take
the lead in Group A with a 2-0 record. A 9-22 run to open the game made
the difference and the visitors never looked back. Andrija Stipanovic
paced Ostend with 20 points on 10-for-13 shooting and 6 rebounds,
Mateusz Ponitka scored 14, Ryan Thompson 13 and Quentin Serron and
Pierre Antoine Gillet netted 10 apiece for the winners. For the
Dragons, Lawrence Hill scored 16 points. Read more here.
Pinar Karsyiaka Izmir claimed a
72-80 road win over CSU Ploiesti to jump atop Group E with a 2-0
record. CSU Asesoft dropped to 1-1 with the loss. Bobby Dixon
contributed 25 points on 5-of-9 three-point shooting and 6 assists a
performance index rating of 33, Esteban Batista added a double-double
of 17 points and 11 boards, Jon Diebler scored 12 and Baris Hersek
posted 11 points plus 9 rebounds. Filip Adamovic led Ploiesti with 19
Read more here.
Neptunas 70 - 72 Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
Besiktas Integral Forex
Istanbul collected its first victory of the 2013-14 Eurocup season by
winning 72-70 on the road against Neptunas. Chris Lofton nailed a
game-winning three-pointer with two seconds to play for Besiktas, which
improved to 1-1 in Group H play. Bradley Buckman collected 23 points
and 13 rebounds while Lofton scored 14 points and Colton Iverson and
Doron Perkins both tallied 11 points for the winners. Read more here.
Khimik Yuzhne 78 - 76 Nizhny Novgorod
Khimik Yuzhne improved
to 2-0 in group F by edging Nizhny Novgorod 78-76. The hosts led
throughout the second half, but Nizhny rallied late and had a shot to
force overtime, but Brandon Paul missed at the buzzer. Nizhny dropped
to 1-1 with the loss. Jamal Shuler paced the victors with 18 points and
Paul Delaney added 16. Artem Pustovi added 3 of the team’s 7 blocked
shots. Petr Gubanov led Nizhny with 21 points, Brandon Paul added 14. Read more here.
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 94 - 100 Bilbao Basket
In the highest scoring
game of the season, Bilbao Baskets used the extra session to edge
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 94-100, and improve to 2-0 atop of
Group B on Wednesday. The two teams combined to hit 26 three-pointers,
but the unlikely hero for Bilbao was its center Antanas Kavaliauskas
who scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and
overtime. Kavaliauskas also grabbed 9 rebounds. Read more here.
Cimberio Varese 77 - 71 Paris Levallois
Cimberio Varese held
off late charge from Paris Levallois, prevailing 77-71 to earn its
first victory in Group C on Wednesday. The hosts never trailed and led
by as many as 25 points midway through the third quarter, but the
visiting side orchestrated a rally that saw them cut the deficit 73-71,
but Cimberio held on in the final 30 seconds. Keydren Clark led the
hosts in victory with 21 points, Aubrey Coleman and Ebi Ere had 13
apiece. Read more here.
Spartak Saint Petersburg 68 - 69 Panionios Athens
Panionios Athens jumped
to the top of Group H with a narrow 68-69 road win at Spartak St.
Petersburg. Uros Duvnjak scored the go-ahead three in the final minute
and Marc Carter iced the game from the line in the closing seconds.
Panionios improved to 2-0 while handing Spartak its first loss. Carter
led the winners with 23 points, Landon Milbourne added 17 and Erick
McCollom 16 for the winners. Read more here.
Hapoel Jerusalem came
from behind for a 67-74 road win over Igokea Aleksandrovac. The former
ULEB Cup champs used a 12-25 fourth quarter, including 7 unanswered
points in the last minute to improve to 2-0 in Group E. Derwin Kitchen
led the winners with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists,
while Ronald Dupree and Yotam Halperin netted 13 each for Hapoel. Ramon
Galloway was the main contributor for the home team bagging 13 points. Read more here.
Gravelines-Dunkreque topped visiting Telekom Baskets Bonn 74-66,
improving to 2-0 atop Group D on Wednesday. The hosts pulled away with
a 20-1 run that started at the end of the first, and went on for the
first 5 minutes of the second quarter. It put them up 34-18, and
Gravelines never looked back. Marcus Lewis and Yakhuba Diawara paced
the winners. Diawara had 16 points plus 8 rebounds, while Lewis
collected 16 points and 7 rebounds. Read more here.
Kalev Cramo Tallinn 62 - 67 VEF Riga
VEF Riga went up to 2-0
in Group G by edging difficult Kalev Cramo Tallinn 62-67 in the
Estonian capital on Wednesday. Kristaps Janicenoks paced the winners
with 14 points. Kenan Barjamovic posted a double-double of 11 points
and 10 rebounds. Tomas Delininkaitis also had 11 points, Dee Brown got
10 while Derrick Nix pulled down 12 rebounds for VEF. Bamba Fall led
Kalev with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Read more here.
Valencia Basket Club 88 - 74 Ratiopharm Ulm
improved to 2-0 and became the only undefeated team in Group C by
downing Ratiopharm Ulm 88-74 at home on Wednesday. Ulm now joins Union
Olimpija, Asvel Villeurbanne and Cimberio Varese in a four-way tie for
second place in Group A. Sam Van Rossom paced the winners with 19
points. All-Eurocup forward Justin Doellman added 17 on 3-of-3
three-point shots, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Read more here.
Le Mans Sarthe Basket 65 - 77 FoxTown Cantu
FoxTown Cantu stayed
undefeated in Group A by downing Le Mans Sarthe Basket 65-77 on the
road on Wednesday. Cantu went up to 2-0 and ties for first place with
Telenet Ostend, while Le Mans dropped to 1-1. Joe Ragland paced the
winners with 23 points on 3-of-3 three-point shots. Pietro Aradori
added 13, Maarty Leunen had 12 while Adrian Uter got 11 and a game-high
8 rebounds for Cantu. JP Batista led Le Mans with 14 points. Read more here.
Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 64 - 56 Union Olimpija Ljubljana
A 9-0 run to end the
game lifted Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon over Union Olimpija Ljubljana
64-56, giving the hosts their first victory in Group C Eurocup
campaign. Asvel took control with an 11-0 run in the first 5 minutes of
the game, but Olimpija rallied and finally took its first lead, 51-52,
midway through the fourth quarter. When it looked like the game is
destined for some high drama, the hosts stepped up defensively. Read
MZT Skopje Aerodrom 83 - 86 Maccabi Haifa Bazan
Maccabi Bazan Haifa
grabbed its first-ever Eurocup win by rallying from a double-digit
margin to edge MZT Skopje Aerodrom 83-86 in the F.Y.R. of Macedonia
capital on Tuesday. Haifa improved to 1-1 in Group G while Skopje
dropped to 0-2. Ike Ofoegbu led 5 Haifa players in double digits with
18 points and 14 rebounds. Donta Smith added 15 points, Moran Roth had
13, Brian Randle got 12 while David Cubillan got 11 and 6 steals for
the winners. Read more here.
CEZ Basketball Nymburk 84 - 76 Cibona Zagreb
CEZ Basketball Nymburk
downed Cibona Zagreb 84-76 to improve to 1-1 in Group A. Cibona
remained winless through two games. Rashid Mahalbasic paced the winners
with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 7 fouls drawn for a performance index
rating of 33. Rado Rancik added 20 points and Scott Reynolds 13 for
Nymburk. D.J. Strawberry posted 18 points with 8 boards for Cibona,
Jerel Blassingame tallied 16 points with 11 assists. Read more here.
Cedevita Zagreb 88 - 75 Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
Cedevita Zagreb grabbed its first win in Group B by
downing Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 88-75 in the Croatian capital on
Tuesday. Nolan Smith paced the winners with 20 points. Jusuf Nurkic
added 17 while Goran Suton had 13 on 3-of-3 three-point shots and a
game-high 7 rebounds for Cedevita. Spirou dropped to 0-2. Mohamed
Abukar led Spirou with 27 points on 5-of-9 three-point shots. Demond
Mallet added 14 and 6 assists while Devin Green got 11 for the guests. Read more here.
Lukoil Academic Sofia 79 - 85 Khimki Moscow Region
Khimki Moscow Region escaped from Universiada Hall
of Sofia, Bulgaria, with a 79-85 win over Lukoil Academic Sofia. The
result lifted Khimki to 1-1 in Group E, while Academic remained winless
at 0-2. A 10-0 run to open the last quarter gave a double-digit cushion
to Khimki, 65-75, which then rejected all the hosts’ attempts to come
back. Marko Popovic had a stellar night by scoring 27 points, 7 of them
in the crucial run, on 5-of-6 two point shooting and 4 of 5 from long
distance. Read more here.
October 22, 2013
Belfius Mons Hainaut 76 - 88 Virtus Rome
Virtus Rome had a big second half en route to 76-88
win over Belfius Mons Hainaut, improving to 1-1 in Group D on Tuesday.
The visitors trailed 44-40 at halftime, but outscored Belfius Mons
32-48 after the break for a comfortable win. Jordan Taylor scored 22
points with 5 assists and 4 steals to lead in victory. Philipp Goss
netted 15 points, Jimmy Baron 14, and Quinton Hosley 13 for the
visitors. Belfius Mons lost despite five double-digit scorers. Read more here.
Elan Chalon sur Saone 71 - 82 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
picked up its first win of Group B, after topping Elan Chalon sur Saone
71-82 on Tuesday. Rickey Paulding hit three triples in the third
quarter to give the visitors lead for good, before 5-14 spurt to open
the fourth quarter got EWE Baskets to 59-73. Paulding finished the game
shooting 5-for-7 from downtown, and 21 points. Chris Kramer had 15
points, 6 steals and 5 assists. Read more here.
Buducnost Voli Podgorica 80 - 73 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica held off the visiting Aykon
TED Ankara Kolejliler 80-73 to improve to 1-1 in Group F. Buducnost led
for most of the encounter, but pulled away for good in the final 3
minutes with basket from Suad Sehovic, Cedomir Vikotvac and Aleksandar
Capin. It was Sehovic who paced the winners with 21 points, while
Jeleel Akindele had 17 points plus 8 rebounds, and Vitkovac also scored
17. Vladimir Golubovic had 26 points and 6 rebounds for TED Ankara. Read more here.
Unics Kazan 72 - 71 Banvit Bandirma
A complete thriller in Kazan, Russia, was solved in
favor host Unics Kazan by 72-71 over Banvit Bandirma on Wednesday.
Unics controlled most of the game, but Chuck David' free throws and
late heroics by Earl Rowland had made it 70-71 for the guests. With one
second to go, and after a timeout, Nikos Zisis fed Andrew Goudelock for
a last three that went in and gave the win to the hosts. Now, Unics
stands first in Group G with a 2-0 record whil Banvit drops to 1-1. Read more here.
October 22, 2013 - Regular season, Game 2: the beat goes on!
The Eurocup regular season is underway, as Game 1
brought surprises, major upsets and a lot of excitement. More of the
same can be expected in Game 2 with as many as 24 games all around the
continent. Three games will open fire on Tuesday, followed by 21 more
on a busy Wednesday. Don't miss the fun!
Here is the schedule for Game 2:
CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Cibona Zagreb 84-76 - Stats
Artland Dragons vs. Telenet Ostend 69-84 - Stats
Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. FoxTown Cantu 65-77 - Stats
Elan Chalon vs. EWE Baskets 71-82 - Stats
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Belgacom Spirou 88-75 - Stats
Dinamo B. Sardegna vs. Bilbao Basket 94-100 - Stats
Asvel Villeurbanne vs. Union Olimpija 64-56 - Stats
Cimberio Varese vs. Paris Levallois 77-71 - Stats
Valencia Basket vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 88-74 - Stats
Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. Virtus Rome 76-88 - Stats
BCM Gravelines vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 74-66 - Stats
Alba Berlin vs. CAI Zaragoza 71-68 - Stats
Lukoil Academic vs. Khimki Moscow Region 79-85 - Stats
CSU Asesoft vs. Pinar Karsiyaka 72-80 - Stats
Igokea Aleksandrovac vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 67-74 - Stats
Khimik Yuzhne vs. Nizhny Novgorod 78-76 - Stats
Alba Fehervar vs. PAOK Thessaloniki 88-89 - Stats
Buducnost VOLI vs. Aykon TED Ankara 80-73 - Stats
Unics Kazan vs. Banvit Bandirma 72-71 - Stats
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Maccabi Haifa Bazan 83-86 - Stats
Kalev Cramo Tallinn vs. VEF Riga 62-67 - Stats
Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Panionios Athens 68-69 - Stats
Neptunas Klaipeda vs. Besiktas Integral Forex 70-72 - Stats
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. Bisons Loimaa 92-89 - Stats
October 18, 2013 - Regular Season Week 1 MVP, Pietro Aradori, FoxTown Cantu
2013-14 Eurocup season started with a bang this week. 48 teams playing
24 games, left a lot of room for variables, but when the dust settled
at the end of the night on Wednesday, Pietro Aradori of FoxTown Cantu
was the player with the highest index rating at 36 points. Aradori led
his team to a slim 88-86 home win over Telenet Ostend thanks to his 28
points - 7 of 8 2-pointers, 11 of 11 free throws -, 6 rebounds and 6
drawn fouls for a 36 index rating. Next in line was VEF Riga's Kenan
Bajramovic with an index rating of 34. Read more here.
October 16, 2013 - Eurocup regular season Game 1
Union Olimpija Ljubljana 67 - 59 Cimberio Varese
Union Olimpija Ljubljana started
its Eurocup season in style by downing Cimberio Varese 67-59 in Group
C. A 14-6 clsing run and 53 rebounds pulled down against 32 made the
difference for the hosts, who were led by 15 points and 6 rebounds from
Sasu Salin and 14 points and 11 rebounds amassed by Deividas Gailius.
Alex Stephenson pulled down 12 rebounds for the winners. Keydren Clark
scored 12 for the guests, Aubrey Coleman and Marko Scekic added 10 each. Read more here.
FoxTown Cantu rallied
from a double-digit deficit to pull out 88-86 win over Artland Dragons
Quakenbrueck in Group A on Wednesday. The visitors led throughout the
first half, and still held 10-point advantage in the third quarter, but
Pietro Aradori led Cantu's comeback in the third, and Adrian Uter in
the fourth quarter to give the hosts 77-64 lead they managed to hold on
to until the final buzzer. Read more here.
Virtus Rome 69 - 75 BCM Gravelines Dunkerque
Dunkerque opened its Eurocup campaign in Group D with a brilliant 69-75
away win in the Italian capital over Virtus Rome. Abdou Mbaye paced the
winners with 17 points, Jonathan Rousselle contributed with 14 points
and 3 steals, Yakhouba Diawara scored 12 plus 6 rebounds, Souleyman
DIabate added 11 points and Marcus Lewis 10. Quinton Hosley led all
scorers with 19 points and 8 fouls drawn for Virtus Rome. Read more here.
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 59 - 83 Elan Chalon sur Saone
Elan Chalon sur Saone
made a perfect start to its Eurocup campaign with 59-83 win over
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi in Group B on Wednesday. The visitors pulled
away with a 2-16 run that bridged the first and second quarters, and
its lead never came to question after that. A.J. Slaughter paced the
winners with 14 points, Clint Capela amassed 12 points plus 10
rebounds, Herve Toure chipped in with 11, while Steed Tchicamboud
finished with 10 points plus 6 assists for Chalon. Read more here.
Khimki Moscow Region 89 - 97 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
stunned 89-97 2012 Eurocup champion BC Khimki Moscow Region 89-97 on
the road in Group E on Wednesday. Gerald Lee starred for Ploiesti with
24 points and 7 rebounds, Jonte Flowers and Alhaji Mohammed scored 18
apiece, while Chris Dunn netted 14 more. James Augustine and Mike Green
nailed 17 points each for the losers and Petteri Koponen added 16. Read
Dinamo Banco di
Sardegna Sassari hit 14 three-pointers to open its Eurocup campaign in
Group B with a resounding 79-96 win over EWE Baskets Oldenburg on
Wednesday. The visitors finished the first quarter with a 3-15 spurt,
opened the second with 0-9 run for 17-42, and never looked back. Caleb
Green and Drake Diener hit 4 triples each, as Green paced the winners
with 25 points, while Drake Diener scored 16. Read more here.
Ratiopharm Ulm 86 - 80 Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon
Ratiopahrm Ulm downed
Asvel Lyon Villeurbanne 86-80 in a game that was balanced throughout.
Trent Plaisted recorded a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds
and added 2 blocks to lead Ulm. Adam Hess added 14 points, Cameron Long
had 12 with 5 assists and Per Guenhter and Keaton Nankivil bagged 11
apiece for the winners. Edwin Jackson of Asvel led all scorers with 23
points and 6 for 10 from beyond the arc. Read more here.
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 84 - 76 Lukoil Academic Sofia
In a battle between two
classic Eurocup teams in Group E, Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem defeated
Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-76 in the Holy City on Wednesday. Art
Parakhouski led the winners with 21 points on 10-of-14 two-pointers and
8 rebounds. Yotam Halperin and Derwin Kitchen each added 14 points
while Ronald Dupree had 10 for Hapoel. Kitchen added 9 assists. Filip
Videnov led Lukoil with 17 points. Davin White added 16 while
Aleksandar Yanev had 10 for the guests. Read more here.
In a game between
Eurocup debutants, Pinar Karyiaka Izmir topped Igokea Alksandrovac
90-60 in Gorup E on Wednesday. Bobby Dixon shined by scoring 19 of his
22 points in the first half and making with 6 of 11 on three-pointers
plus 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Esteban Batista amassed a double-double
of 14 points and 10 rebounds, Jon Diebler added 13 points, Can Altintig
12 and Baris Hersek 11. The winners scored 12 of their 24 attempts from
long distance. Read more here.
Bisons Loimaa 63 - 62 Neptunas Klaipeda
In its first-ever game
in the competition, Bisons Loimaa grabbed a big win by edging Neptunas
Klaipeda 63-62 in Helsinki on Wednesday. Loimaa, the first Finnish team
to ever play the Eurocup, went up to 1-0 in Group H. Frank Robinson and
Billy Keys paced the winners with 14 points apiece. Mikko Koivisto
added 11 while Justin Hawkins had 10 for Loimaa. Valdas Vasylius led
Neptunas with 14 points. Read more here.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul 58 - 62 Spartak Saint Petersburg
Spartak St. Petersburg
send a message that echoed all around Group H by edging Besiktas
Integral Forex Istanbul 58-62 in both team's Eurocup opener on
Wednesday. Donnie McGrath led the winners with 16 points. Artem
Yakovenko added 15 while Steven Burtt had 10 for Spartak. Chris Lofton
led Besiktas with 14 points. Muratcan Guler added 13 on 5-of-5
two-point shots for the hosts. Burtt and McGrath fueled a 2-15 run
which allowed Spartak to build a 12-point lead, 10-22. Read more here.
Nizhny Novgorod 82 - 64 Alba Fehervar
Nizhny Novgorod cruised
to a comfortable 82-64 win over debutant Alba Fehervar. The hosts had a
pair of 8-0 runs and another of 11 straight points all in the first
half to take a 48-32 halftime lead and never looked back. Vadim Panin
scored 13 of his 18 points in the first quarter to start the game
strong. Primoz Brezec added 17 points and 8 rebounds. Petr Gubanov
netted 12 points, Semen Antonov posted 11 plus 9 boards and Brandon
Paul also scored 11 for the winners. Read more here.
Panionios Athens 77 - 72 Radnicki Kragujevac
grabbed its first win in Group H by edging Radnicki Kragujevac 77-72 in
the Greek capital on Wednesday. Errick McCollum led the winners with 27
points. Uros Duvnjak added 19 on 10-of-10 free throws for Panionios.
Dusan Mladjan led Radnicki with 16 points. Mouphtaou Yarou and Dennis
Seeley each added 14 while Stefan Balmazovic had 11 for the guests,
which overcame a slow start to get a 9-15 lead late in the first
quarter. Read more here.
Cibona Zagreb 76 - 78 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
In Group A opener, Le
Mans Sarthe Basket survived a thriller ending to hold off Cibona Zagreb
76-78 on Wednesday in Basketball Center Drazen Petrovic. Led by DeShaun
Wood, Le Mans was in front by as many as 18 points late in the third
quarter, but the hosts put together a spirited comeback. It all
resulted in late drama that ended with Jerel Blassingame missing a
potential game-winning wide open three-pointer as time expired. Read
Maccabi Haifa Bazan 67 - 75 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan confirmed
its status as one of the teams to beat in the 2013-14 Eurocup season by
downing Maccabi Haifa Bazan 67-75 in Israel on Wednesday. Unics grabbed
a valuable road win to get difficult Group G started behind 20 points
from Andrew Goudelock. Six other Unics players scored at least 5 points
for the winners. Ike Ofoegbu led Haifa with 15 points. Moran Roth added
12, Brian Randle had 11 while Donta Smith got 10 for the hosts. Read
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 60 - 84 Khimik Yuzhne
Khimik Yuzhne made its Eurocup debut one to remember
by routing Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 60-84 in the Turkish capital.
Khimik led by just 3 at halftime, but slowly built a double-digit lead
in the third quarter and put the game away with a run of 17 unanswered
points over the final seven-and-a-half minutes. Romeo Travis tallied 19
points, Jamal Shuler made 4 of 6 three-pointers en route to 14 points,
Paul Delaney recorded 15 points and 5 assists.
Read more here.
October 15, 2013
Bilbao Basket 82 - 77 Cedevita Zagreb
Two recent Eurocup
Finals participants went toe-to-toe to open the new season in Group C,
with last season's runner-up, Bilbao Basket, finally hanging on for an
82-77 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. Alex Mumbru's back-to-back
three-pointers with less than 90 seconds left broke what had been a
contentious game most of the way in favor of the hosts. Mumbru finished
with 19 points and fellow-veteran Raul Lopez 14, with each making 4
shots from downtown. Read more here.
Paris Levallois 68 - 85 Valencia Basket Club
champion Valencia Basket Club rocked steady on the road to open a new
season by easily stopping competition debutante Paris Levallois 68-85
in Group C. With its three-point shooters sharp early, Valencia raced
in front and established double-digit leads before halftime that lasted
most of the rest of the game. Oliver Lafayette led the Valencia bombing
practice by making 5 of 7 three-pointers on his way to 17 points, 8
assists and 3 steals. Read more here.
CAI Zaragoza 73 - 56 Belfius Mons Hainaut
CAI Zaragoza made its
Eurocup debut in style, putting together a 27-0 first half run en rout
to crushing Belfius Mons Hainaut 73-56 on Tuesday. Zaragoza faithful
had plenty to cheer about, as the hosts scored 27 unanswered points to
bridge the first and second quarters. Damjan Rudez and Jonathan Tabu
hit two triples each during the big spurt, as Zaragoza built 45-20
halftime lead and cruised to victory. Read more here.
PAOK Thessaloniki 85 - 84 Buducnost Voli Podgorica
Fans in Thessaloniki,
Greece witnessed an absolute thriller to open Group F as host PAOK
defeated hard-charging Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 85-84 when D.J. Cooper
unleashed a three-point buzzer beater for the seventh, and final, lead
change in the game's last 2 minutes! Buducnost had led for most of the
middle quarters, but couldn't fend off PAOK's final rush after
Aleksandar Capin made 1 of 2 free throws for the visitors with 7
seconds left. Read more here.
Telekom Baskets Bonn 65 - 86 Alba Berlin
David Logan nailed 6
three-pointers and Alba Berlin shot 12-for17 from behind the arc,
cruising to 65-86 away win against the German rival Telekom Baskets
Bonn in Group D clash on Tuesday. Berliners ledfrom start to finish,
opened up a double-digit lead before the end of the first quarter, and
never looked back with margin reaching as many as 34 points in the
third quarter. Read more here.
VEF Riga 80 - 71 MZT Skopje
VEF Riga pulled away in
the fourth quarter to down visiting MZT Skopje Aerodrom 80-71, opening
its Group G campaign with a win on Tuesday. Tomas Delininkaitis and
Arturs Berzins scored three-pointers in a 10-0 Riga run to start fourth
quarter, and take the lead for good, before Dee Brown and Kenan
Bajramovic and Dee Brown hit more triples to seal the deal. With this
win, VEF Riga joins Banvit Bandirma on top of group standings. Read
Banvit Bandirma 86 - 60 Kalev Cramo Tallinn
Banvit Bandirma registered its first win in the
2013-14 Eurocup by thrashing Kalev Cramo Tallinn 86-60 in Group G at
home on Tuesday. Banvit managed to grab an important win in its first
home game so far this season after six official road games in both the
Turkish Cup and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round. Kalev
could not get away with a win in its first Eurocup game since 2007-08.
Read more here.
October 15, 2013 - Game 1
here is the start of one of the most interesting competitions in
Europe, Eurocup. 48 teams divided in 8 group will try to find its place
in next round. The 10-game Eurocup
regular season will begin Today, October 15 and finish on December 18, with
the best three of each group's six teams advancing. Too early to talk about favorites.
Here is the schedule for Game 1:
GROUP A Cibona Zagreb vs. Le Mans Sarthe Basket 76-78 - Stats
Telenet Ostend vs. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 90-83 - Stats
FoxTown Cantu vs. Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck 88-86 - Stats
GROUP B Bilbao Basket vs. Cedevita Zagreb 82-77 - Stats
EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 79-96 - Stats
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Elan Chalon sur Saone 59-83 - Stats
GROUP C Paris Levallois vs. Valencia Basket Club 68-85 - Stats
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon 86-80 - Stats
Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Cimberio Varese 67-59 - Stats
GROUP D Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Alba Berlin 65-86 - Stats
CAI Zaragoza vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut 73-56 - Stats
Virtus Rome vs. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 69-75 - Stats
GROUP E Khimki Moscow Region vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 89-97 - Stats
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Igokea Aleksandrovac 90-60 - Stats
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem vs. Lukoil Academic Sofia 84-76 - Stats
GROUP F PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Buducnost Voli Podgorica 85-84 - Stats
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler vs. Khimik Yuzhne 60-84 - Stats
Nizhny Novgorod vs. Alba Fehervar 82-64 - Stats
GROUP G Banvit Bandirma vs. Kalev Cramo Tallinn 86-60 - Stats
VEF Riga vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 80-71 - Stats
Maccabi Haifa Bazan vs. Unics Kazan 67-75 - Stats
GROUP H Panionos Athens vs. Radnicki Kragujevac 77-72 - Stats
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul vs. Spartak Saint Petersburg 58-62 - Stats
Bisons Loimaa vs. Neptunas Klaipeda 63-62 - Stats