FIBA Europe Cup Round of 16 field confirmed
MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Cup Round of 16 field was confirmed following the conclusion of the Regular Season, played in hubs across Europe from January 26-29.
The top two clubs from each of the six Regular Season groups, plus the four best third-placed clubs, advanced to the Play-Offs, also to be organized in protected environment tournaments.
Due to the non-participation of BC Borisfen and London Lions in the Regular Season, results against fourth-placed teams were disregarded in all groups to determine the ranking for purposes of qualification and seeding.
In addition to the top two teams from each group, Anwil Wloclawek (POL), Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BEL), CSM CSU Oradea (ROU) and Rilski Sportist (BUL) qualified as the best ranked third-placed teams according to the Official Basketball Rules.
The pairings for the Round of 16 will be determined by a draw, with the six group winners and the two best second-placed clubs seeded and the other qualified teams unseeded.
The seeded teams are as follows, in alphabetical order:
Arged BMSLAM Stal (POL)
BC CSU Sibiu (ROU)
BC Dnipro (UKR)
BC Parma (RUS)
BC Prometey (UKR)
Iraklis BC (GRE)
Ironi Ness Ziona (ISR)
Fribourg Olympic (SUI)
The unseeded teams are as follows, in alphabetical order:
BC Balkan (BUL)
BC Kyiv Basket (UKR)
Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BEL)
CSM CSU Oradea (ROU)
Heroes Den Bosch (NED)
Rilski Sportist (BUL)
UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia (ITA)
The draw will take place in the FIBA Europe Regional Office headquarters in Munich, Germany on Wednesday, February 3 at 14:00 CET and will be made with the restriction that teams from the same Regular Season group cannot be drawn against each other.
The Round of 16 and Quarter-Finals will be played as single elimination games in four hubs of four teams each, as per the Play-Off bracket, from March 23-25.
The hosts of the four Round of 16 and Quarter-Finals hubs will be announced at a later time.
The FIBA Europe Cup season will conclude with a Final Four in April.
FIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Europe and communicate any further updates regarding its competitions if necessary.