Both games in this group were on Wednesday as the teams all started with a record of 1-1. In the battle of two Turkish teams, Cappie Pondexter led Besiktas past Adana 87-70. Spartak Moscow went to Slovakia and edged Piestanke Cajky 70-68 behind their young frontcourt duo.
Besiktas vs. Adana ASKI 87-70 BES Pondexter 30/6a Cora 24 Ivankovic 23/11r ADA Williams 17/6r Zahui B 14/8r Sinan 13 Nacickaite 9 Campbell 8/6r De Souza 2/8r
Piestanske Cajky vs. Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje 68-70 PIE Engelman 21 Krc-Turbova 10/8r Parker 9 SPA Meesseman 24/13r Vadeeva 20 Musina 11/7r
Standings: Besiktas 2-1, Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje 2-1, Adana ASKI 1-2, Piestanske Cajky 1-2
On Wednesday, Orduspor went to Umea in Sweden and won 85-68. On Thursday, TTT Riga continued to show that it deserved direct qualification instead of having to play their way into the tournament as they beat Dynamo Moscow 71-58.
Udominate vs. Orduspor 68-85 UDO Zanoni 15 Lukavocicova 12 Gross 12 Mershon 7 Kabengano 5 ORD Moss 20 Vandersloot 17/8a Krivacevic 17 Milovanovic 16/7r Lemberger 3
TTT Riga vs. WBC Dynamo 71-58 TTT Carter 16 Mann 14/6r Krastina 10 Eglite 7 Priede 5 DYN Tikhonenko 13/15r Siziakova 10
Standings: TTT Riga 3-0, Orduspor 2-1, WBC Dynamo 1-2, Udominate 0-3
Both games in this group were on Thursday as Enisey came back to grind out a 53-50 win in Belarus against Tsmoki-Minsk. Chevakata used a dominant 22-2 final quarter to stun Edirnespor 65-62.
Tsmoki-Minsk vs. Enisey 50-53 TSM Paugaite 14/8r Hasper 10/9r A. Jones 7/10r ENI Papova 16/7r Kiryanova 15 Hamson 6/8r
Chevakata vs. Edirnespor 65-62 CHE Bekmetova 16 B. Jones 16 Alikina 10 Steinberga 5/6r EDI Latta 19 Malashenko 14/7r Jovanovic 13/10r Dolson 10/9r
Standings: Edirnespor 2-1, Enisey 2-1, Chevakata 2-1, Tsmoki-Minsk 0-3
On Wednesday, Istanbul University came back in the second half in Sweden to beat Lulea 86-77. On Thursday, Gennifer Brandon had a monster double-double as Dunav won 80-61 over Energia Ivanovo at home in Bulgaria.
Lulea vs. Istanbul Universitesi 77-86 LUL Bussey 14 Staalvant 13 Vesterberg 12/6r Vanloo 10 Barthold 7/11r Boyd 3 IST White 18 Mircheva 17 Cado 14 Williams 13/11r Yavuz 11
Dunav 8806 vs. Energia Ivanovo 80-61 DUN Brandon 26/23r Brooks 17 Dimitrova 15/7r Kostova 11 IVA Medvedeva 13 Marchenkova 10/6r Zhuzhgova 10 Sazonova 10 Hammonds 6/6r/8a
Standings: Istanbul Universitesi 3-0, Dunav 8806 2-1, Lulea 1-2, Energia Ivanovo 0-3
On Wednesday, Nantes jumped out to a massive lead at home against Pecsi and won 88-57. The game on Thursday was much closer as overtime was needed in Germany for Wasserburg to beat visiting Reyer Venezia 73-68.
Nantes Reze vs. Pinkk Pecsi 424 88-57 NAN Casas 17 MacKay 16 Plouffe 14/10r Andreyeva 12 Putnina 4/7r PIN Handy 18/7r Tunstull 13/8r Drammeh 12/6r
TSV 1880 vs. Reyer Venezia 73-68 (OT) WAS Lucet 16/9r Peddy 12/6r Hindrakova 12 Raincock-Ekunwe 10/8r Sten 8 REY Carangelo 25 Christmas 15/10r Ruzickova 10/11r Fontenette 7/6r
Standings: Nantes Reze 3-0, TSV 1880 2-1, Reyer Venezia 1-2, Pinkk Pecsi 424 0-3
The group started on Wednesday with an exciting game in France as hosts Landes held off Nymburk 62-59. It was another close game on Thursday, as Switzerland’s Fribourg escaped Hungary with a 65-64 win over Pecs.
Landes vs. Nymburk 62-59 LAN Ayim 14 Guzman 10 Basko-Melnbarde 10 Sliskovic 8/8r NYM Kuster 23/9r Taylor 12/7r Khomenchuk 11/13r
PEAC-Pecs vs. Elfic Fribourg 64-65 PEA Zele 19 Parks 7 Stankovic 6/9r FRI Santiago 21/10r Davis 21/6r Rol 11 Correal 6
Standings: Landes 3-0, Nymburk 2-1, Elfic Fribourg 1-2, PEAC-Pecs 0-3
On Wednesday, Valosun Brno used a big second half to beat Orange Blizzards 72-49 as the Dutch combined team must at least hope to be benefiting for upcoming international games. The round closed in Italy on Thursday as a game of wild first half swings ended with Miskolc leaving with a 60-53 win over Napoli.
Valosun KP Brno vs. Orange Blizzards 72-49 VAL Sujanova 16/8r Vlkova 14 Sanford 10/14r Sedlakova 10/10r ORA Kuijt 10 L. Bettonvil 9
DIKE Napoli vs. Aluinvent Miskolc 53-60 NAP Ivezic 14 Bocchetti 12 Burdick 11/17r Quinn 7/8r Achonwa 6/9r ALU Rasheed 17 Czank 11/8r Jovanovic 10/6r Szecsi 6 Brewer 5/10r
Standings: Aluinvent Miskolc 3-0, DIKE Napoli 2-1, Valosun KP Brno 1-2, Orange Blizzards 0-3
Both of the games in this group were on Wednesday. Angers went to Gyor and won 70-53. The day then ended late with the final game in the Azores (an island in Portugal), where the hosts continued their impressive start with a 68-59 win over Namur.
Uni Gyor vs. UFAB 49 53-70 UNI Grigalauskyte 12 Radocaj 10/6r Lakloth 10 Goree 6/9r UFA Egnell 25 Murphy 11/8r
Sportiva Azores Airlines vs. Namur 68-59 SAZ Ivanovic 21/6r Bruner 14/16r/6a Wallace 14/6r Milovac 10 NMR Mayombo 14 Sissoko 12/9r Delaere 11/6r Miljkovic 10 Orekhova 9
Standings: Sportiva Azores Airlines 3-0, UFAB 49 2-1, Namur 1-2, Uni Gyor 0-3