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With two Euroleague games in the books for each team and something of an overall picture developing, BallinEurope unleashes the November edition of its ever-“popular” power rankings for the two dozen squads. For reference, edification and jollies, the preseason edition of the ‘rankings may be seen here. Once again, advisories in effect: These ratings are […]
The FIBA EuroChallenge may be considered a bit of a lower-tier club tournament here on The Continent, but the 2009-10 edition of the contest is certainly among the tops in terms of competitive balance. With the final games of the Last 16 phase all tipping off tomorrow night, eight teams remain in the hunt for […]
The FIBA Eurochallenge Final 16 tips off tonight with seven games to played among the whittled-down field. Among the survivors are two Cyprus-based squads, three German teams and at least two red-hot circus offenses (BC FMP Belgrade and Banvit BC). The round-robin play continues through February, with the last games scheduled for March 9. The […]
Something of a shocker from Ukraine today, as BC Donetsk president Sergei Diadechko announced on the team’s official website that he would be releasing all players and staff in addition to stepping down himself as of tomorrow, January 14. Citing health reasons and poor performance by the team in this year’s FIBA EuroChallenge competition, team […]
With the final games in the FIBA EuroChallenge 2009-10 regular season played last night (for the record, it was Elan Chalon over Proteas EKA AEL, 81-74; Scavolini Pesaro over Krasnye Krylia, 92-86; and Strasbourg beat Khimik, 97-93, despite losing the statistical battle on many fronts), the competition’s final 16 and groupings have been set. In […]
Time for a BallinEurope.com primer on the fifth group of the eight FIBA EuroChallenge divisions: Group E, home of the best teams from Siberia and Romania — plus perhaps surprise 2009-10 national champions from Belgium and Ukraine, too. Read on!