The second game of each series was played this week, starting with five games on Wednesday. Galatasaray had won narrowly in Hungary last week, but quickly expanded it in Turkey, beating Pecs 81-49 behind Moriah Jefferson and 152-116 overall win.
Abdullah Gul University brought back a big lead from the first game in France and coasted in Turkey with a 66-56 win over Nice to advance 144-106 overall.
The game in Spain ended up looking closer than it was as Ify Ibekwe and Girona built a huge lead early after a narrow win in Germany and then Wasserburg trimmed it to 79-71 in the game, still losing 145-133 overall.
Charleville had a big deficit to make up in France after a loss in Slovakia, and Kim Mestdagh and company appeared to be on track early before only managing the 72-58 win, losing 141-136 on aggregate to extend the difficulties for the teams that finished as top seeds after the group stage.
The day ended with Ragusa expanding their margin from the Czech Republic with a 71-57 win over Nymburk in Italy, pushing the total to 128-110. Games continued on Thursday as Yakin Dogu University kept on building on the lead established in Germany by beating Keltern 85-58 in Turkey and getting an overall margin of 161-120. Maccabi Ashdod was expected to be competitive in Israel after a narrow defeat in Italy, but a good game from Shay Doron was not enough against Reyer Venezia, losing outright 72-51 and 130-103 overall.
A back and forth game in Latvia ended with a 61-57 win for TTT Riga, but Cegled’s win in Hungary held as they advanced by a 130-127 margin. After a week’s break, the remaining teams will face off in the same format.
January 25, 2017
Galatasaray vs. PEAC-Pecs 81-49 GALA Jefferson 23/9a Papova 14/8r Alben 11 Vitola 10 PEAC Raksanyi 14 Kuster 8
Galatasaray advances 152-116
Bellona AGU vs. Cavignal Nice 66-56 KAYS Wauters 14 Dubljevic 10 Mazic 9 Wright 8 Gray 6 Sanders 2 NICE Toure 18 Kamba 10 Macaulay 6/7r Cornelie-Sigmundova 4/10r Anderson 2
Bellona AGU advances 144-106
Spar Citylift Girona vs. TSV 1880 79-71 GIRO Ibekwe 22/7r Rodriguez 17/9r/7a Peters 17/8r Da Silva 4 Spanou 4 WASS Tarasava 18 Peddy 13 Tobin 11/14r Fontaine 9 Lucet 5
Spar Citylift Girona advances 145-133
Flammes Carolo vs. Good Angels Kosice 72-58 CARO Mestdagh 20 Berezhynska 18/11r Minte 10 Mosqueda-Lewis 10 Djaldi-Tabdi 4 KOSC Oblak 15 Allen 9/6r Baugh 7/6r
Good Angels Kosice advances 141-136
Virtus Eirene Ragusa vs. Nymburk 71-57 VIRT Consolini 18 Ndour 17/12r Vanloo 16 Larkins 2 NYMB Khomenchuk 12/9r Pavel 12/7r
Virtus Eirene Ragusa advances 128-110
January 26, 2017
Yakin Dogu Universitesi vs. Rutronik Stars Keltern 85-58 YDUB McBride 14 Carson 13/7r Vandersloot 12 Eldebrink 12 Cakir 11/7r Robinson 2/9r Hollingsworth 1 KELT Pokk 14 Vucurovic 12 Thomas 11 Davis 2/8a
Yakin Dogu Universitesi advances 161-120
Maccabi Bnot vs. Reyer Venezia 51-72 ASHD Doron 20 Graves 15/8r Wheeler 6 Levitsky 5 Shafir 4 Presley 1 Abdi 0/7r REYE Carangelo 15 Ruzickova 12/10r Micovic 12 Walker 10/7r Dotto 10 Fontenette 8
Reyer Venezia advances 130-103
TTT Riga vs. VBW CEKK Cegled 61-57 RIGA Sutherland 17/6r Carter 16 Basko-Melnbarde 13/8r Strautmane 2 Eglite 0 Priede 0 CEGL Skoric 19/10r Medgyessy 13 Maksimovic 11/11r
VBW CEKK Cegled advances 130-127
Round of 8 Matchups (team listed first hosts second game):
(9) VBW CEKK Cegled vs. (16) Good Angels Kosice
(2) Yakin Dogu Universitesi vs. (10) Reyer Venezia)
(3) Galatasaray vs. (6) Virtus Eirene Ragusa
(4) Spar Citylift Girona vs. (5) Bellona AGU