FIBA Europe Cup Semi-Finals set
MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Cup Semi-Final pairings have been confirmed, following the completion of the home-and-away Quarter-Finals on Wednesday night.
UNET Holon had already booked their ticket on Tuesday after surviving a late scare against Alba Fehervar. It is the first time the Israeli club have reached this stage of a European competition.
There was also club history for s.Oliver Wurzburg, who made the last four in only their third international season after eliminating last year’s Semi-Finalists Bakken Bears.
For Dinamo Sassari, it is the first Semi-Final appearance in international play, having previously reached the Basketball Champions League Quarter-Finals in 2017.
Pallacanestro Varese are the most decorated club among the four Semi-Finalists, with ten international trophies in their cabinet, and will be looking to add a FIBA Europe Cup title, having just missed out on the trophy as runners-up of the inaugural 2015-16 season.
The Semi-Final pairings are as follow:
Dinamo Sassari (ITA) v UNET Holon (ISR)
s.Oliver Wurzburg (GER) v Pallacanestro Varese (ITA)
The Semi-Finals will follow the same home-and-away format, with the teams listed first enjoying home-court advantage in the return leg. The two legs are scheduled for April 10 and 17.
The season will conclude with the home-and-away Finals, set to take place on April 24 and May 1.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).