ACES ABROAD: EuroLeague & EuroCup Update, January 3, 2019

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.

Kayla McBride (UMMC Ekaterinburg) and Kelsey Plum (Fenerbahce) all play in the EuroLeague, and their games are broadcast live on YouTube (links included below).

Moriah Jefferson (Galatasaray) and Kelsey Bone (Cukurova) play in the EuroCup.

Check the official online home of the Aces each week for updates on how your favorite players are performing in their adopted countries.

EUROLEAGUE

EuroLeague Standings
GROUP A
1 UMMC Ekaterinburg 7-0 14
2 ZVVZ USK Praha 6-1 13
3 Bourges Basket 5-2 12
4 CCC Polkowice 4-3 11
5 Nadezhda 3-4 10
6 ESBVA-LM 2-5 9
7 Castors Braine 1-6 8
8 Famila Schio 0-7 7
GROUP B
1 Dynamo Kursk 7-0 14
2 Perfumerias Avenida 4-3 11
3 Fenerbahce 4-3 11
4 TTT Riga 4-2 10
5 Carolo Basket 3-4 10
6 Sopron Basket 3-3 9
7 Hatay BB 2-5 9
8 Olympiacos 0-7 7

 

Kayla McBride—UMMC Ekaterinburg (7-0)
Schedule Link (watch live on YouTube)
Recent Game: 
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Next Game: Jan. 10 vs. ESBVA-LM (6:00 am PT)

 

Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (4-3)
Schedule Link (watch games live on YouTube)
Recent Game: 
Next Game: Jan. 9 vs. Olympiacos (8:30 am PT)

EUROCUP

EuroLeague Final Regular Session Standings
GROUP B
1 Galatasaray 5-1
2 Energa Torun 4-2
3 MBA Moscow 3-3
4 Niki Lefkada 0-6
GROUP E
1 Cukurova 6-0
2 Botas Spor 4-2
3 Beroe 2-4
4 A3 Basket 0-6

 

The EuroCup regular season is in the books, and 24 teams advanced to the playoffs which begin after the new year. The top two teams from each of the 10 Groups are in the postseason (20 teams), as are the two top third place teams in each Conference (four teams).

The top eight teams advance directly to the Round of 16. That includes Kelsey Bones’ Cukurova team, which she will join after the holidays. Cukurova is off until January 24, when they play the winner of the Roman Genclik vs. Besiktas match-up.

Moriah Jefferson’s Galatasaray squad is seeded ninth in the playoffs, and takes on 24 seed Lointek Gernika Bizkaia in the first round of the postseason.

Moriah Jefferson—Galatasaray (5-1)
Schedule Link (watch select games live on YouTube)
Recent Game: Jan. 3, L, 84-69, vs. Lointek Gernika Bizkaia
13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
box score link
Next Game: Jan. 10 vs. Lointek Gernika Bizkaia (8:30 am PT)

 

Kelsey Bone—Cukurova (6-0)
Schedule Link
Recent Game
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Next Game: Jan. 24 vs. TBD
Jan. 31 vs. TBD