ACES ABROAD: EuroLeague & EuroCup Update (October 27, 2021)

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 2021-22 season, 20 teams were vying for the EuroLeague championship. Of those 20 teams, 14 had byes into the regular season, while 6 additional teams participated in late-September qualifying games to determine the final 2 participants.

The 16 teams are broken up into 2 groups of 8 for the regular season which runs from early October through February 1. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the quarterfinals, which are slated for February 23-March 9. The Semifinals are scheduled for April 8, with the Finals taking place on April 10.

Riquna Williams (Galatasaray) and Kiah Stokes (Fenerbahce) are playing in the EuroLeague this season.

The EuroCup is an annual second-tier level competition in Europe. At the start of the 2021-22 season, 26 teams were vying for the EuroCup championship.

From mid-October to December 2, 12 groups of 4 teams compete in the regular season. The playoffs feature the top 32 teams, and run from December 15-April 6.

Destiny Slocum (Kayseri) is playing in the EuroCup this season.

EUROLEAGUE

Riquna Williams—Glatasaray (2-2)
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Recent Games
Oct. 27, W, 83-64, vs. Basket Landes
14 points, 8 assists
Box Score
Next Game
Nov. 3 vs. Spar Girona (2-2)
Kiah Stokes—Fenerbahce (2-2)
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Recent Games
Oct. 27, W, 73-47, vs. Sopron Basket
12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
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Next Game
Nov. 2 vs. Beretta Familia Schio (1-3)

 

EuroLeague Standings
GROUP A
1 UMMC Ekaterinburg 4-0
2 Perfumerias Avenida 3-0
3 TTT Riga 2-2
4 ZVVZ USK Praha 2-2
5 BLMA 2-1
6 Umana Reyer 1-3
7 MBA Moscow 1-3
8 KSC Szekszard 0-4
GROUP B
1 Dynamo Kursk 3-0
2 Sopron Basket 3-1
3 Fenerbahce 2-2
4 Galatasaray
2-2
5 Basket Landes 2-2
6 Spar Girona 2-2
7 Beretta Familia Schio 1-3
8 Arka Gdynia 1-3

 

EUROCUP

Destiny Slocum—Kayeseri (1-2)
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Recent Games
Oct. 27, L, 86-62, vs. Neve David Ramla
15 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists
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Next Game: Nov. 3 vs. Nesibe Aydin
EuroCup Standings
GROUP A
1 BC Polkowice 3-0
2 Hatayspor 1-1
3 Panathinaikos A.C. 1-1
4 WBC Enisey 0-3
GROUP B
1 BC Prometey 3-0
2 ACS Sepsi-SIC
2-1
3 Elazig Il Ozel Idare 1-2
4 Uni Gyor 0-3
GROUP C
1 CBK Mersni Yenisehir Bld 3-0
2 InvestInTheWest Enea GW Cegled 1-2
3 AZS UMCS Lublin 1-1
4 Horizont
0-2
GROUP D
1 NKA Universitas PEAC 2-1
2 Nesibe Aydin 2-1
3 Neve David Ramla 1-2
4 Bellona Kayseri 1-2
GROUP E
1 Olympiacos S.F.P. 2-0
2 BC Nadezhda 2-0
3 KKZ Crvena Zvezda 0-2
4 Polskieprzetwory Bydgoszcz 0-2
GROUP F
1 Orman Genclik 3-0
2 DVTK 2-1
3 Nika Syktyvkar 0-2
4 Ludovika-FCSM Csata 0-2
GROUP G
1 Tango Bourges 2-0
2 Tenerife 1-1
3 BCF Elfic Fribourg 1-1
4 Banco Sardegna Sassari
0-2
GROUP H
1 Roche Vendee
3-0
2 Flammes 1-1
3 Lointek Gernika 1-1
4 Virtus Segafredo Bologna 0-4
GROUP I
1 Valencia BC
2-0
2 Kangoeroes Basekt 1-1
3 Duran Maquinaria Ensino 1-1
4 Basket Manur Capitale 0-2
GROUP J
1 Movistar Estudiantes
2-0
2 LDLC ASVEL Feminin 1-1
3 Lointek Gernika 1-1
4 Liege Panthers 0-2
GROUP K
1 Castors Braine
2-1
2 London Lions 2-1
3 Zabiny Brno 2-1
4 Rutronik Stars Keltern 0-3
GROUP L
1 Villeneuve d’Ascq LM
2-0
2 Tarbes GB 2-0
3 KP Brno 0-2
4 Haukar 0-2