Here come the 7DAYS EuroCup Playoffs! The eighth finals began with three Tuesday showdowns.
The first upset of the eighth-finals came in just the second game of the phase when ratiopharm Ulm won in Badalona. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana and MoraBanc Andorra were able to hold on at home.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 93-80 Turk Telekom Ankara
Cedevita stormed into the quarterfinals by thrashing Turk Telekom 93-80 at Arena Stozice in the Slovenian capital on Tuesday. Cedevita extended its winning streak to nine games and reached the quarterfinals for the first time in club history. In the quarterfinals, it will face either Partizan NIS Belgrade or Frutti Extra Bursaspor. Despite the loss, Turk Telekom finished the season with a winning record (9-8) for the first time since the 2007-08 campaign (10-2). Jaka Blazic led the winners with 20 points, and Alen Omic added 15 and 16 rebounds. JaJuan Johnson scored 16 for Turk Telekom in defeat.
Joventut Badalona 73-79 ratiopharm Ulm
On Tuesday night, Ulm surprised Joventut with a 73-79 victory at the Palau Olimpic de Badalona. In the last quarter, the visitors used a 0-10 run to turn the tables and earn a 63-72 advantage, entering crunch time that Joventut could not recover from. It was the first loss at home for Joventut all season. Semaj Christon and Jaron Blossomgame scored 21 points each for Ulm, which advanced to the quarterfinals for the second time in club history. In the next stage, it will face the winner of the tie between Virtus Segafredo Bologna and Lietkabelis Panevezys. Derek Willis scored 17 for top-seeded Joventut, whose season ended.
MoraBanc Andorra 74-64 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Clevin Hannah scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half in lifting Andorra to a 74-64 win over Buducnost in their eighth finals clash. D.J. Seeley Seeley netted 25 points on 5-for-5 three-point shooting for Buducnost. Fourth-seeded Andorra will play either on the road against fellow Spanish League side Gran Canaria or at home against Slask Wroclaw in the quarterfinals next week. Andorra won its first game under new head coach Oscar Quintana.