Basketball Champions League Regular Season field complete
MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) – The Basketball Champions League Qualification Rounds just ended and the exciting prospect of taking part in the Regular Season became a reality for eight additional teams who will be joining the second edition of the competition.
On Monday night, Juventus Utena (LTU), MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER), Movistar Estudiantes (ESP), Nanterre 92 (FRA), Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR), Rosa Radom (POL), SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando (ITA) and Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER) won the eight final tickets to advance to the group stage of the Regular Season.
32 participating teams, coming from 14 different European countries (including 6 current and 18 former national champions) will take part in the second season of the Basketball Champions League. The groups are distributed as such:
Group A: AS Monaco (FRA), Hapoel Holon (ISR), UCAM Murcia (ESP), Enisey Krasnoyarsk (RUS), Dinamo Sassari (ITA), EWE Baskets Oldenburg (GER), Juventus Utena (LTU), Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR)
Group B: Gaziantep (TUR), Elan Chalon (FRA), Iberostar Tenerife (ESP), Neptunas Klaipeda (LTU), Ventspils (LAT), PAOK (GRE), MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER), SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando (ITA)
Group C: AEK (GRE), Umana Reyer Venezia (ITA), Petrol Olimpija (SLO), medi Bayreuth (GER), Banvit (TUR), SIG Strasbourg (FRA), Movistar Estudiantes (ESP), Rosa Radom (POL)
Group D: Sidigas Avellino (ITA), Besiktas Sompo Japan (TUR), Stelmet Zielona Gora (POL), Oostende (BEL), CEZ Nymburk (CZE), Aris (GRE), Nanterre 92 (FRA), Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER)
The Regular Season consists of four (4) groups of eight (8) teams each, with games played home and away in a round robin system. The four (4) best ranked teams from each group will advance to the Play-Offs. The 5th and 6th place finishers of each group will qualify for the FIBA Europe Cup Play-Offs. The 7th and 8th place finishers will be eliminated.
The action will tip off on 10 October and conclude with the Final Four on 4-6 May 2018.
Click here to view the schedule for the Regular Season.
About Basketball Champions League
The Basketball Champions League is an innovative 50-50 joint partnership between FIBA and 10 top European leagues. It is a fair competition based on sporting principles with teams qualifying through national leagues. It is a truly pan-European club competition with 32 participating countries.
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