ACES ABROAD: EuroLeague & EuroCup Update (December 5, 2020)

Where In The World Are The Aces?

Many WNBA players take their talents overseas during the “offseason,” and the Aces are no exception. In addition to playing in country-specific leagues, some teams also participate in the EuroLeague and EuroCup.

The EuroLeague is the highest professional basketball league in Europe. At the start of the 2019-20 season, 18 teams were vying for the EuroLeague championship. Of those 18 teams, 14 had byes into the regular season, while 4 additional teams participated in late-October qualifying games. The winners of the two qualifying games—Izmit Belediyespor and Spar Girona—advanced to the regular season.

The 16 teams are broken up into four groups of four for the regular season which runs from early December through late January. The top two teams from each group qualify for the quarterfinals, which are slated for March 17 and 19. The Semifinals are scheduled for April 16, with the Finals taking place on April 18.

Kayla McBride (Fenerbahce) plays in the EuroLeague.

The EuroCup is an annual second-tier level competition in Europe. At the start of the 2020-21 season, 35 teams were vying for the EuroCup championship.

Twenty-nine of those teams had byes into the regular season. They will be joined by the three teams that advance from the EuroCup Qualifying Round which is scheduled for December 16-17.

The regular season gets underway in early January and runs through the end of February. The playoffs run from mid-March to Mid-April.

Emma Cannon (Elizag) plays in the EuroCup.

EUROLEAGUE

Kayla McBride—Fenerbahce (2-1)
Schedule Link
Recent Games: Dec. 3, W, 80-70, vs. ZVVZ USK Praha
22 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
Box Score
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Dec. 4, L, 84-70, vs. LDLC Asvel Feminin
28 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists
Box Score
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Next Game: Jan. 19 vs. ZVVZ USK Praha

 

EuroLeague Standings
GROUP A
1 Perfumerias Avenida 2-0
2 Nadezhda 1-1
3 Dynamo Kursk 0-2
4 Izmit Belediyespor 0-0
GROUP B
1 LDLC ASVEL Feminin 2-1
2 ZVVZ USK Praha 2-1
3 Fenerbahce 2-1
4 VBW Arka Gdynia 0-3
GROUP C
1 UMMC Ekaterinburg 3-0
2 Spar Girona 2-1
3 Familia Schio 1-2
4 TTT Riga
0-3
GROUP D
1 Sopron Basket 2-0
2 Basket Landes 1-1
3 Bourges Basket 0-2
4 Galatasaray 0-0

 

EUROCUP

Emma Cannon—Elazig (0-0)
Schedule Link
Recent Games: Season begins January 19
Next Game: Jan. 19 vs. MBA Moscow

 

EuroCup Standings
GROUP A
1 KSC Szekszard 0-0
2 Uni Gyor 0-0
3 KYS 0-0
4 BC Prometey 0-0
GROUP B
1 DVTK 0-0
2 Orman Genclik
0-0
3 A3 Basket Umea 0-0
4 Ramla 0-0
GROUP C
1 Hatay BB 0-0
2 SPAR 0-0
3 VBW CEKK Cegled 0-0
4 Adana Basketbol
0-0
GROUP D
1 MBA Moscow 0-0
2 GORZ 0-0
3 KP Brno 0-0
4 Elazig II Ozel Idare 0-0
GROUP E
1 FRIB 0-0
2 Phantoms Basket Boom 0-0
3 Reyer Venezia 0-0
4 LBRE 0-0
GROUP F
1 LOIN 0-0
2 TBD (Qualifiers Dec. 16-17) 0-0
3 Carolo Basket 0-0
4 ROVE 0-0
GROUP G
1 ESBVA-LM 0-0
2 TBD (Qualifiers Dec. 16-17) 0-0
3 ACS Sepsi-SIC 0-0
4 Cadi La Seu
0-0
GROUP H
1 VAL
0-0
2 TBD (Qualifiers Dec. 16-17) 0-0
3 Castors Braine 0-0
4 Basket Hema SKW 0-0