17 October, 2023
05 May, 2024
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Basketball Champions League 2023-24 Regular Season field confirmed

MIES (Switzerland) - The Regular Season field of the Basketball Champions League’s 8th edition was finalized on Sunday, following the conclusion of the three Qualification Round Tournaments that took place in Antalya, Turkiye.

The 32 clubs that will participate in the 2023-24 Regular Season represent 15 different countries spread across the continent, a fact that reaffirms, for the 8th consecutive year, the truly pan-European nature of the BCL.

Portugal's SL Benfica and France's SIG Strasbourg earned their spots on Friday and Saturday, respectively, while another French club, Cholet Basket, clinched on Sunday the final coveted ticket and joined the Regular Season.

The 29-time Portuguese champions, SL Benfica, defeated Sweden's Norrkoping Dolphins 83-73 in the Final of Qualification Round Tournament 1, also named Champions Path because there were eight national league champions at its starting point.

The Lisbon powerhouse will now embark on their second BCL campaign in a row, after becoming last season the first ever club from Portugal to take part in the prestigious competition.

SIG Strasbourg on the other hand feel right at home in the BCL and will maintain intact their perfect participation record after overcoming Spain's Monbus Obradoiro 82-78 in the Final of Qualification Round Tournament 3. Strasbourg are among the four clubs, alongside AEK Athens, Filou Oostende and Iberostar Tenerife, to have been present in all eight BCL seasons so far.

In the game that wrapped up action in the Qualification Rounds, Cholet Basket prevailed 80-69 over Italian side Happy Casa Brindisi to win Tournament 2 and claim the final Regular Season berth. Cholet hence return to the BCL after their maiden appearance in the 2020-21season,

The Regular Season groups are as follows:

Group A
Falco Vulcano Szombathely (HUN)
Le Mans Sarthe Basket (FRA)
Peristeri bwin (GRE)
Unicaja (ESP)

Group B
BK Opava (CZE)
JDA Bourgogne Dijon (FRA)
Promitheas Patras (GRE)
Rytas Vilnius (LTU)

Group C
Darüssafaka Lassa (TUR)
Lenovo Tenerife (ESP)
VEF Riga (LAT)
Cholet Basket (FRA)

Group D
Banco di Sardegna Sassari (ITA)
King Szczecin (POL)
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (GER)

Group E
EWE Baskets Oldenburg (GER)
Filou Oostende (BEL)
Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR)
SIG Strasbourg (FRA)

Group F
Bursaspor Info Yatirim (TUR)
Hapoel Holon (ISR)
Rio Breogan (ESP)
Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER)

Group G
Galatasaray Nef (TUR)
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (ISR)
PAOK mateco (GRE)
SL Benfica (POR)

Group H
Bertram Derthona Tortona (ITA)
Igokea m:tel (BIH)
Tofas Bursa (TUR)

UCAM Murcia (ESP)

Regular Season action will tip off on October 17 following the same competition format as last season, with the 32 teams split into eight groups of four teams each.

The eight group-winners will qualify directly for the Round of 16, while the second- and third-placed teams in each group will do battle in the Play-Ins for the remaining eight spots.

The Round of 16 will get under way in January 2024, and the competition will enter the Quarter-Finals phase in April 2024. The Final Four tournament, which will crown the Season 8 champions, is set for May 2024.


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