Eurocup playoffs set
With the completion of Round 18 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season in the books, the roadmap to glory – and a ticket to compete in the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague – is set.
This season introduced a new format on the road to the title, with the 16 remaining teams due to compete in single-game knockout stages until the last team is standing. The knockout stages commence with the eighth finals, played on Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20.
The four teams that finished atop their respective groups will host the single-game contests, with the first-place teams facing the opposite group’s eight-place finisher, the group runner-up meeting the seventh-place side, and so on. In case of upsets, there will be no re-seeding between rounds. In any pairing, the team that finished with the higher place in its group will host the game.
The elimination rounds feature many storied European clubs, including former EuroLeague champions Joventut Badalona, Partizan NIS Belgrade, and Virtus Segafredo Bologna. The winningest team in EuroCup history, Valencia Basket, is the only former champion of this competition still alive, though Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana and Virtus won the Saporta Cup, which was the secondary continental competition before the EuroCup was introduced.
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