EuroChallenge quarter-final line-up set

Two teams from France and Germany along with sides from Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and Finland will make up the quarter-final line-up as the EuroChallenge heads ever closer to its Final Four.

BK Venstpils’ loss in Group I, followed by Joensuun Kataja’s win later in the night meant the Finns advanced alongside Pinar Karsiyaka at the expense of the Latvians and Gaz Metan Medias.

In Group J, Paris Levallois won their direct head-to-head battle with Szolnoki Olaj to take out second in the group, and move to the next round with fellow French club BCM Gravelines.

Krasnye Krylia crushed Tofas BC to remain unbeaten at the top of Group K, meaning Khimik simply needed to win at home over Norrkoping Dolphins to also keep their EuroChallenge season alive. The Ukrainian side duly obliged by coasting to a simple victory.

It was already known that the German duo of Ewe Baskets and Telekom Baskets Bonn would advance from Group L. Wins for both teams on Tuesday meant that Ewe Baskets remained ahead of their German rivals in the group standings.

The format of the Quarter-Final Play-Offs is a best-of-three series with the higher ranked team hosting the first game, and a third game if required. The games will take place on 12 and 14 March, with the third game scheduled for 19 March if it is needed.

The neutral venue for the Final Four, which takes place from the 26-28 April will be announced following the commencement of the quarter-final playoffs.

FIBA Europe’s press release was added to this report.