Play-Ins pairings confirmed
MIES (Switzerland) – The Basketball Champions League Play-Ins pairings have been finalized, following the completion of the last Regular Season game on Thursday.
Eight teams have directly qualified for the Round of 16 (starting January 25), in alphabetical order: BAXI Manresa (ESP), Falco Szombathely (HUN), Galatasaray Nef (TUR), MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER), Rytas Vilnius (LTU), Tofas Bursa (TUR), U-BT Cluj-Napoca (ROU), and Unicaja (ESP).
Sixteen teams will play best-of-3 Play-Ins in order to join them (with the home advantage for the second-placed teams). Games have debuted on January 4 and will end, in case of third games, on January 19. The final Play-Ins pairings are as follows:
Lenovo Tenerife (ESP) v Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR)
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (ISR) v Prometey (UKR)
JDA Dijon (FRA) v VEF Riga (LAT)
Nutribullet Treviso (ITA) v Lavrio Megabolt (GRE)
Igokea m:tel (BIH) v Filou Oostende (BEL)
SIG Strasbourg (FRA) v PAOK mateco (GRE)
Hapoel U-NET Holon (ISR) v Besiktas Icrypex (TUR)
Hereda San Pablo Burgos (ESP) v Darussafaka (TUR)
The Round of 16 phase will be composed by 16 clubs, the 8 first-placed teams coming from the Regular Season, and the 8 winners of the Play-Ins phase.
They will be split in 4 groups of 4 clubs each and play in a round robin, home & away system, from January 25 to March 23. The first two teams in each group will qualify for the Quarter-Finals.
The Round of 16 groups are as follows: