Basketball Champions League, Week 1 Round of 16 Recap

By Eurohoops team/

The Basketball Champions League Round of 16 has tipped off with five games and with a small group format making every win extremely important, the opening can tell much about the future of the four groups.

The action started with an all-Turkish duel between Tofas and Darussafaka as the former repeated a winning outcome, similar to the one a couple of days earlier in the domestic league. The other matchup from Group J, between BAXI Manresa and Nutribullet Treviso, was postponed.

The same fate awaited the GalatasarayNef vs Hapoel U-NET Holon game in Group I. Meanwhile, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg delivered a dominant display against JDA Dijon, led by Justin Simon who logged a big double-double.

Group L was the only lineup with a complete schedule as Lenovo Tenerife got a road win against Falco Szombathely, riding the momentum of the Play-in series. Strasbourg also got a road win, over Rytas, in a close finish with John Roberson banking in the crucial basket.

Last but certainly not least, Group K featured a clash of newcomers. U-BT Cluj Napoca made an upset on the road by beating Unicaja and that way made a strong statement about their ceiling, which is now certainly the potential to fight for the trophy.

Filou Oostende had a week off as the fourth member of the group is yet to be decided. Prometey survived the overtime thriller versus Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and tied the Play-In series at 1-1.

Results and standings

Group I

MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – JDA Dijon 95-73

1 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg11010095732295732
2 JDA Dijon10107395-2273951
3 GalatasarayNef0000000000
3 Hapoel U-NET Holon0000000000

Group J

Tofas – Darussafaka 91-81

1 Tofas Bursa11010091811091812
2 Darüssafaka10108191-1081911
3 BAXI Manresa0000000000
3 Nutribullet Treviso0000000000

Group K

U-BT Cluj Napoca – Unicaja 73-79
Prometey – Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 82-79 (Play-Ins)

1 U-BT Cluj Napoca1101007973679732
2 Unicaja10107379-673791
3Winner Play-ins 2: JERU v PROM0000000000
3 Filou Oostende0000000000

Group L

Falco Szombathely – Lenovo Tenerife 73-79
Rytas Vilnius – SIG Strasbourg 71-76

1 Lenovo Tenerife1101007973679732
2 SIG Strasbourg1101007671576712
3 Rytas Vilnius10107176-571761
4 Falco Szombathely1010

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