Team Belgium 13
So the USA-Britain meeting in yesterday’s friendly turned out to be something described with words like “blowout,” “thrash,” “humiliate” and “eviscerate.” The last lead Team Britain had in the Red-White-and-Blues’ 118-78 win in Manchester was at 2-0, and the Brits resumed a discouraging tendency from the Eurobasket 2011 tournament, mentally lapsing and collapsing in head […]
On the eve of Eurobasket 2011 (finally), BallinEurope’s man in the U.K., Sam Chadwick, makes his own version of BiE’s patented Fearless Predictions™ with his own brief take on the tournament contender’s chances. And if you don’t think these prognostications are indeed fearless, just scroll down to the bottom to see who he’s got taking […]
As just nine days remain until Eurobasket 2011 tips off in Lithuania, BallinEurope today takes a look back at the performances of the two dozen teams slated to compete in the big tournament and deploys some good old power rankings – and lotsa highlight clips from friendlies and tourneys played throughout The Continent. Once again, […]
Former Atlanta Hawks coach/Marv Albert’s right-hand man Mike “The Czar” Fratello has been named coach of Team Ukraine in advance of Eurobasket 2011. According to press releases and Associated Press reportage, Ukrainian Basketball Federation president Olexandr Volkov stated that “We have a verbal agreement and will sign an official contract any day now. This will […]
Ready for July? Just released from FIBA is the organization’s first promo video for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, a slick four-minute clip packed with highlights and, um, logos. Alongside hosts France, Continental teams competing in the 12-team tournament include Belgium, Russia, Spain and Turkey.
Whoa, can Team Belgium’s chances against France tonight really be as bad as the bookmakers insist? OK, so a Belgium victory tonight in Pau would indeed be considered “the shock of the summer” and perhaps the Belgians’ win over Les Bleus required a “nearly perfect game,” but come on! What does a team need to […]
Tomorrow night, the penultimate match in the Eurobasket 2009 Additional Qualifying Round goes down when France and Belgium tip it off for game one of their two-game playoff in determining Eurobasket team no. 16. Care to bet on it? Check out Ball in Europe sponsor SportingBet.com’s lines and odds for the game below.
Don’t know about y’all, but this punter is still reeling from Monday’s slate of upsets in the Eurobasket Additional Qualifying Round and Relegation Round games. Seriously, who had Finland over France? Anybody? Who knew Team Ukraine could win on the road, not to mention finally play up to their potential? And after all but penciling […]
Four more games in EuroBasket land tip off tonight with two games each in the Additional Qualifying Round and Relegation Round to be played. By now, the punter should have accumulated enough short-term data to bet tonight’s games with a little wisdom and confidence. Hopefully. Below run some sample odds on tonight’s games posted by […]
Four more games’ worth of EuroBasket 2009 preliminary action go off this evening, with two matches in the Additional Qualifying Round and two Relegation Round to be played. Euroleague/BallinEurope sponsor SportingBet.com naturally has the lines, and Ball in Europe just as naturally has some informational tidbits and opinions.
Congratulations today go out to tournament champions – stop me if you’ve heard this recently – Spain, who took the FIBA U16 European Championship Women last night in defeating Belgium, 57-53, in overtime. Andrea Vilaro starred for Team Spain with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Belgian standouts Julie Vanloo (17 points, three assists) and Emme […]
Games two in both the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round and the EuroBasket Relegation Round tip off tonight; and though the bookmakers (in this case, our sponsors BetonBet.com and SportingBet.com) reckon on a lot of decisive wins, Ball in Europe senses an upset or two on the horizon…