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Who will claim the last qualification tickets in EuroCup Women?

MUNICH (Germany) - As we enter the last week of Regular Season action, who is going to extend their EuroCup Women stay and make it to the next phases of the competition?

There are still plenty of tickets on offer, with the top two teams in each group and the two top-ranked third-placed teams from each of the conferences advancing to the knockout stages. The top eight ranked teams from the Regular Season will automatically be placed in the Round of 16.

Here's what's on the line in each respective group.

Group A

10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 BOT Botas SK 5 3 2 60.0 399 349 50 79.8 69.8 8
2 RAM Ramla 5 3 2 60.0 380 390 -10 76 78 8
3 GORZ InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow 5 2 3 40.0 390 361 29 78 72.2 7
4 KPBR KP Brno 5 2 3 40.0 334 403 -69 66.8 80.6 7

This could be the most exciting group of all, since in addition to the permutations outline below, one scenario is that a four-team tie is still possible! If InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow and KP Brno both win, all four teams would be tied at 3-3, and the final standings would be determined by the Official Basketball Rules, with overall point differential being the primary deciding factor. Ramla and KP Brno have momentum after wins last week but one of them is guaranteed a loss since they will meet. You might need your calculators ready for this group!

Wednesday, December 4
KP Brno v Ramla (Previous Meeting: Ramla won 80-63)

Thursday, December 5
Botas v InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow (Previous Meeting: Gorzow won 72-67)

Permutations

  • Botas SK would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win;
    • A win would guarantee Botas SK first place in the group;
  • Ramla would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win;
    • If they lose, Ramla can still secure a top-2 finish if they secure head-to-head advantage against KP Brno and Botas SK beat Gorzow;
  • InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if Ramla beat KP Brno;
  • KP Brno would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if they secure the head-to-head tie-breaker against Ramla and Botas SK also win.

In addition to the above scenarios, a four-team tie is still possible in Group A.If InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow and KP Brno both win, all four teams would be tied at 3-3, and the final standings would be determined by the Official Basketball Rules, with overall point differential being the primary factor.

Group B

10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 MBA MBA Moscow 5 5 0 100 446 317 129 89.2 63.4 10
2 SPAR Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje 5 3 2 60.0 476 340 136 95.2 68 8
3 BESI Besiktas TRC Insaat 5 2 3 40.0 425 426 -1 85 85.2 7
4 PRI Mabetex Prishtina 5 0 5 0 263 527 -264 52.6 105.4 5

This group is all about Besiktas TRC Insaat trying to save their campaign and taking one of the precious Third Place tickets. They will be favorites to get a convincing win against Prishtina, but they need to recover from a big loss last week when only Nina Bogicevic and Yvonne Anderson did themselves justice against MBA Moscow.

Thursday, December 5
Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje v MBA Moscow (Previous Meeting: MBA Moscow won 62-60)
Besiktas TRC Insaat v Mabetex Prishtina (Previous Meeting: Besiktas won 95-58)

Permutations

  • MBA Moscow have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first;
  • Sparta&k M.R Vidnoje have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish second;
  • Besiktas TRC Insaat need to finish as one of the two best 3rd placed teams in Conference 1 in order to advance;
  • Mabetex Prishtina are eliminated from contention.

Group C
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 ORM Orman Genclik 5 4 1 80.0 439 347 92 87.8 69.4 9
2 CCC CCC Polkowice 5 3 2 60.0 379 328 51 75.8 65.6 8
3 KAYS Bellona Kayseri Basketbol 5 3 2 60.0 332 360 -28 66.4 72 8
4 A3B A3 Basket Umea 5 0 5 0 335 450 -115 67 90 5

It's looking like the two home teams this week are locked onto the top two spots. But the underdogs A3 Basket Umea will be desperate to avoid a winless campaign and Maros Kovacik and CCC Polkowice might find complacency the biggest danger. The experience and class of veteran playmaker Miljana Bojovic in keeping them on track will be vital.  Meanwhile, Orman Genclik know that they need to show their power and depth against domestic rivals Bellona Kayseri who will know they are not necessarily having to rely on favors to progress, since a fourth win of the season would confirm them as one of the best third place teams at the very worst. 

Wednesday, December 4
CCC Polkowice v A3 Basket Umea (Previous Meeting: CCC Polkowice won 91-66)
Orman Genclik v Bellona Kayseri Basketbol (Previous Meeting: Orman Genclik won 87-63)

Permutations

  • Orman Genclik would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win or if CCC Polkowice lose;
  • CCC Polkowice would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win or if Bellona Kayseri Basketbol lose;
  • Bellona Kayseri Basketbol would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if CCC Polkowice lose;
    • If Bellona Kayseri Basketbol and CCC Polkowice both win, it would force a three-way tie with Orman Genclik with the final standings determined by the Official Basketball Rules.
  • A3 Basket Umea are eliminated from contention.

Any team to finish the Regular Season with at least four wins is guaranteed to advance to the next phase at worst as one of the best third-placed teams in their conference. As a result, Orman Genclik are already qualified, while Bellona Kayseri Basketbol and CCC Polkowice would also advance with wins.

Group D

10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 ENI WBC Enisey 5 4 1 80.0 363 321 42 72.6 64.2 9
2 HATA Hatay BB 5 4 1 80.0 376 351 25 75.2 70.2 9
3 TSM TSMOKI-MINSK 5 2 3 40.0 339 337 2 67.8 67.4 7
4 RUZO MBK Ruzomberok 5 0 5 0 315 384 -69 63 76.8 5

While Hatay and WBC Enisey are both guaranteed to progress, the top spot remains up for grabs and that will be a big battle like in the first meeting earlier in the season when Belgium national team forward Kyara Linskens starred in victory for the Russians. Meanwhile, Belarusian outfit Tsmoki-Minsk are clinging on to hopes of being one of the best third place teams in the conference and must win on the road at MBK Ruzomberok - something that will be made easier by closing down Michaela Fekete who was the Fans' MVP last week!

Wednesday, December 4
MBK Ruzomberok v Tsmoki-Minsk (Previous Meeting: Tsmoki Minsk won 64-53)

Thursday, December 5
Hatay v WBC Enisey (Previous Meeting: WBC Enisey won 70-65)

Permutations

  • WBC Enisey have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first with a win;
  • Hatay BB have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first with a win;
  • Tsmoki-Minsk need to finish as one of the two best 3rd placed teams in Conference 1 in order to advance;
  • MBK Ruzomberok are eliminated from contention.

Group E
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 ARTG Artego Bydgoszcz 5 4 1 80.0 377 336 41 75.4 67.2 9
2 SIC ACS Sepsi 5 3 2 60.0 354 354 0 70.8 70.8 8
3 GALA Galatasaray 5 2 3 40.0 353 357 -4 70.6 71.4 7
4 LULE Lulea BBK 5 1 4 20.0 340 377 -37 68 75.4 6

This might appear to be one of the most uneventful groups with the top two places confirmed, but for a giant like Galatasaray, it is huge. It is not so long ago that the famous Turkish side were celebrating their second EuroCup Women title and now they are trying to fight for their lives, knowing they must beat group winners Artego Bydgoszcz to avoid a disappointing Regular Season exit. The first game was a classic and so fans will be excited for this second match-up. 

Wednesday, December 4
Galatasaray v Artego Bydgoszcz (Previous Meeting: Artego Bydgoszcz won 79-75)

Thursday, December 5
ACS Sepsi v Lulea BBK(Previous Meeting: ACS Sepsi won 81-74)

Permutations

  • Artego Bydgoszcz have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first;
  • ACS Sepsi have already secured a top-2 finish and will finish second;
  • Galatasaray need to finish as one of the two best 3rd placed teams in Conference 1 in order to advance;
  • Lulea BBK are eliminated from contention.

Group F
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 AVEN Perfumerias Avenida 5 5 0 100 412 252 160 82.4 50.4 10
2 LOIN Lointek Gernika Bizkaia 5 3 2 60.0 336 278 58 67.2 55.6 8
3 GYOR Uni Gyor Mely-Ut 5 2 3 40.0 284 343 -59 56.8 68.6 7
4 OLIV Olivais F.C. 5 0 5 0 249 408 -159 49.8 81.6 5

It's looking done and dusted in this group, since even Gyor look an unlikely candidate to claim one of the best third place spots in the conference. They have suffered some huge losses during the campaign, including on the road against this week's opponents and group winners, Perfumerias Avenida. But they will want to at least make a statement if they progress or not, with an eye-catching success. A lack of production outside of the ever impressive Zofia Hruscakova and an injury to Hungary national team leader Krisztina Raksanyi which only saw her return last week have been their main issues. 

Wednesday, December 4
Lointek Gernika Bizkaia v Olivais FC (Previous Meeting: Lointek Gernika Bizkaia won 70-46)
Uni Gyor Mely-Ut v Perfumerias Avenida (Previous Meeting: Perfumerias Avenida won 83-43)

Permutations

  • Perfumerias Avenida have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first;
  • Lointek Gernika Bizkaia have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish second;
  • Uni Gyor Mely-Ut need to finish as one of the two best 3rd placed teams in Conference 2 in order to advance;
  • Olivais F.C are eliminated from contention.

Group G
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 VAL Valencia Basket Club SAD 5 5 0 100 400 285 115 80 57 10
2 OSFP Olympiacos 5 3 2 60.0 387 304 83 77.4 60.8 8
3 CEKK VBW CEKK Cegled 5 2 3 40.0 290 388 -98 58 77.6 7
4 NAMU Namur 5 0 5 0 265 365 -100 53 73 5

Only a capitulation at VBW CEKK Cegled will prevent Olympiacos from progressing. You could say that they have one foot and four toes in the next stage already courtesy of their massive home win against their group rivals. Bashaara Graves is in good form and should help them to see this through, while group winners Valencia and their fans can enjoy a post-game fiesta to close out the Regular Season, having already sealed first place. 

Thursday, December 5
VBW CEKK Cegled v Olympiacos (Previous Meeting: Olympiacos won 93-53)
Namur v Valencia Club Basket SAD (Previous Meeting: Valencia won 75-44)

Permutations

  • Valencia Basket Club SAD have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first;
  • Olympiacos would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win or even with defeat if they secure the head-to-head tie-breaker against VBW CEKK Cegled;
  • VBW CEKK Cegled would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if they secure the head-to-head tie-breaker against Olympiacos;
  • Namur are eliminated from contention.

Group H
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 BLAN Basket Landes 5 5 0 100 365 298 67 73 59.6 10
2 DVTK Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc 5 3 2 60.0 368 342 26 73.6 68.4 8
3 SEU Cadi La Seu 5 2 3 40.0 369 337 32 73.8 67.4 7
4 PEAC PEAC-Pecs 5 0 5 0 274 399 -125 54.8 79.8 5

What a roller-coaster this has been for Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc so far. Having firstly lost narrowly in the EuroLeague Women Qualifiers, they had to stomach a buzzer-beating loss earlier in the EuroCup Women Regular Season on their home floor against Basket Landes. Possible redemption knocks at the door and they will advance and that is a huge motivation. Will WNBA champion Shatori Walker-Kimbrough bring it again? She will go up against French legend Celine Dumerc in the backcourt. As for Cadi La Seu, the newcomers are waiting for Miskolc to slip up and they could pounce if they beat Pecs. Although a warning shot was fired when Pecs beat Hungarian powerhouse Sopron Basket in the league this past weekend.

Wednesday, December 4
Basket Landes v Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (Previous Meeting: Basket Landes won 72-71)
PEAC-Pecs v Cadi Le Seu (Previous Meeting: Cadi La Seu won 89-57)

Permutations

  • Basket Landes have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first;
  • Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win or if Cadi La Seu lose;
  • Cadi La Seu would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc lose;
  • PEAC-Pecs are eliminated from contention.

Group I
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 KSC KSC Szekszard 5 4 1 80.0 345 290 55 69 58 9
2 SKW Basket Hema SKW 5 3 2 60.0 307 279 28 61.4 55.8 8
3 RUTR Rutronik Stars Keltern 5 2 3 40.0 312 347 -35 62.4 69.4 7
4 HERN Herner TC 5 1 4 20.0 298 346 -48 59.6 69.2 6

While the two primary tickets have been taken, the top spot is still to be decided and perhaps most importantly, Rutronik Stars Keltern are hoping they can take their best win of the campaign to make it as one of the best Third Place teams. That means beating the visiting KSC Szekszard and somehow, putting the chains on the free-scoring Ivana Dojkic. 

Thursday, December 5
Rutronik Stars Keltern v KSC Szekszard (Previous Meeting: KSC Szekszard won 83-48)
Basket Hema SKW v Herner TC (Previous Meeting: Basket Hema SKW won 54-45)

 Permutations

  • KSC Szekszard have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first with a win or if Basket Hema SKW lose;
  • Basket Hema SKW have already secured a top-2 finish in the group and will finish first if they win and KSC Szekszard lose;
  • Rutronik Stars Keltern need to finish as one of the two best 3rd placed teams in Conference 2 in order to advance;
  • Herner TC are eliminated from contention.

Group J
10/12 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 CARO Carolo Basket 5 4 1 80.0 405 302 103 81 60.4 9
2 VEND Roche Vendee Basket Club 5 3 2 60.0 363 336 27 72.6 67.2 8
3 FRIB BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket 5 3 2 60.0 321 355 -34 64.2 71 8
4 LIEG Voo Liege Panthers 5 0 5 0 275 371 -96 55 74.2 5

It would arguably be a major surprise if French duo Roche Vendee BC and Carolo Basket don't advance. The pair played out a highly entertaining clash last week and will be favored to get the wins they need.  

Wednesday, December 4
Voo Liege Panthers v Roche Vendee BC (Previous Meeting: Roche Vendee BC won 90-51)

Thursday, December 5
BCF Elfic Fribourg v Carolo Basket (Previous Meeting: Carolo Basket won 96-64)

Permutations

  • Carolo Basket would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win or if Roche Vendee Basket Club lose;
    • If Roche Vandee Basket Club and BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket both win, it would force a three-way tie with Carolo Basket with the final standings determined by the Official Basketball Rules;
  • Roche Vendee Basket Club would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket lose;
    • If Roche Vandee Basket Club and BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket both win, it would force a three-way tie with Carolo Basket with the final standings determined by the Official Basketball Rules;
  • BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket would secure a top-2 finish in the group with a win if Roche Vendee Basket Club lose;
    • If Roche Vandee Basket Club and BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket both win, it would force a three-way tie with Carolo Basket with the final standings determined by the Official Basketball Rules.
  • Voo Liege Panthers are eliminated from contention.

Any team to finish the Regular Season with at least four wins is guaranteed to advance to the next phase at worst as one of the best third-placed teams in their conference. As a result, Carolo Basket are already qualified, while Roche Vandee Basket Club and BCF Elfic Fribourg would also advance with wins.

Best Third-Placed Teams

The two best third-placed teams in each conference will also advance as the teams ranked 9th-24th play in the Play-Off Round 1.

Conference 1 (Groups A-E)

# Team GROUP CURRENT POSITION POINTS W-L +/–
1. Orman Genclik C 1 9 4-1 +92
2. CCC Polkowice C 2 8 3-2 +51
3. Botas SK A 1 8 3-2 +50
4. Ramla A 2 8 3-2 -10
5. Bellona Kayseri Basketbol C 3 8 3-2 -28
6. InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow A 3 7 2-3 +29
7.  Tsmoki-Minsk D 3 7 2-3 +2
8. Besiktas TRC Insaat B 3 7 2-3 -1
9.  Galatasaray E 3 7 2-3 -4
10. KP Brno A 4 7 2-3 -69


Teams in bold are guaranteed to finish third in their respective groups; the standings in other groups remain to be decided with multiple teams eligible to finish third.

Conference 2 (Groups F-J)

# Team GROUP CURRENT POSITION POINTS W-L +/–
1. Carolo Basket J 1 9 4-1 +103
2.