ACES ABROAD: EuroLeague & EuroCup Update, January 31, 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 10-1 21
2 Bourges Basket 7-4 18
3 ZVVZ USK Praha 7-4 18
4 CCC Polkowice 6-5 17
5 Nadezhda 6-5 17
6 ESBVA-LM 4-7 15
7 Famila Schio 3-8 14
8 Castors Braine 1-10 12
GROUP B
1 Dynamo Kursk 11-0 22
2 Fenerbahce 7-4 18
3 TTT Riga 6-5 17
4 Hatay BB 5-6 16
5 Sopron Basket 5-6 16
6 Perfumerias Avenida 5-6 16
7 Carolo Basket 4-7 15
8 Olympiacos 1-10 12

 

Kayla McBride—UMMC Ekaterinburg (10-1)
Schedule Link (watch live on YouTube)
Recent Game: Jan. 30, L, 82-73, vs. ZVVZ USK Praha
6 points, 3 rebounds
box score link
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Next Game: Feb. 6 vs. Bourges Basket (6:00 am PT)

 

Kelsey Plum—Fenerbahce (7-4)
Schedule Link (watch games live on YouTube)
Recent Game: Jan. 30, L, 75-71, vs. Dynamo Kursk
11 points, 5 assists
box score link
Next Game: Feb. 7 vs. Hatay (7:00 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 joined after the holidays. Cukurova beat Besiktas to advance to the round of 8, where they will take on Wisla CANPACK Krakow beginning February 14.

Moriah Jefferson’s Galatasaray squad is seeded ninth in the playoffs, and defeated 24 seed Lointek Gernika Bizkaia in the first round of the postseason. They then upended DVTK to advance to the round of 8 where they will take on BLMA.

Moriah Jefferson—Galatasaray
Schedule Link (watch select games live on YouTube)
Recent Game: Jan. 31, W, 69-65, vs. DVTK
12 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds
box score link
Next Games: Feb. 14 vs. BLMA (Time TBD)
Feb. 21 vs. BLMA (Time TBD)

 

Kelsey Bone—Cukurova
Schedule Link
Recent Game: Jan. 30, W, 83-80, vs. Besiktas
5 points
box score link
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Next Games: Feb. 14 vs. Wisla CANPACK Krakow (Time TBD)
Feb. 21 vs. Wisla CANPACK Krakow (Time TBD)