FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Finals pairings set
MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Finals lineup has now been finalized following the completion of the Second Round, on Wednesday.
FC Porto, Legia Warszawa and Itelyum Varese confirmed the final places on Gameday 6 as they joined Bahcesehir College, Surne Bilbao Basket, NINERS Chemnitz, Casademont Zaragoza and ERA Nymburk in the last eight.
Former champions Bahcesehir were the only team to go through the Second Round phase without defeat; taking their overall win streak in the competition to 11 games.
The pairings for the Quarter-Finals are as follows:
Surne Bilbao Basket (ESP) vs Legia Warszawa (POL)
Bahcesehir College (TUR) vs FC Porto (POR)
ERA Nymburk (CZE) v Itelyum Varese (ITA)
NINERS Chemnitz (GER) v Casademont Zaragoza (ESP)
Legia, Porto and Varese have also previously reached this stage of FIBA Europe Cup, while debutants Bilbao are among the four newcomers to the last eight - which is comprised of seven different represented countries.
The winners of the Second Round groups earn home advantage for the second leg in the crossover pairings with teams that finished as runners-up. The dates for the Quarter-Finals are provisionally scheduled for March 6 and March 13.
The two-legged format remains in place for all of the Play-Offs ties with the Semi-Finals set to commence at the end of March before the Finals are played in April.