We Do The Math: Who Goes Through?


With only two more game-days to play in the EuroChallenge Last 16 we take a look at the standings and examine the situation in every group.


23. Rickey Paulding (EWE Baskets)
Rickey Paulding and the EWE Baskets are facing a tough programme if they want to qualify

There is still all to play for in Group I ahead of Week 5 action.

If EWE Baskets and Leiden emerge winners Tuesday, the qualification, involving all four teams, will go down to the wire.

Roanne need to steal the two points in Oldenburg on Tuesday to secure a play-off spot.

Leiden need to beat Ventspils to stay in the race, a defeat on Tuesday takes them out of contention.

EWE Baskets need to win both their games to make absolutely certain of a place in the next round. A win against group leaders Roanne can increase their chances significantly but might just not be enough.

Ventspils, in similar fashion, cannot rely on other results and they should look for two wins in their two remaining games to make absolutely sure of a spot in the play-offs.

Group J is very much a mirror of the previous group with all four teams still in the race for a play-offs spot.

A road win for Bonn at Elan Chalon will see them book a ticket to the play-offs.

An Elan Chalon win will complicate matters in this Group, with the two qualifying spots being very much up for grabs going into Week 6.

Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada and Besiktas Milangaz have already qualified and the only issue still unresolved is who takes first place and, thus, secures home court advantage for the play-offs.

The Spanish are still on top in this one but in-form Besiktas might have the last word here as they host Fuenlabrada in Week 6.


9. Jovo Stanojevic (Pinar Karsiyaka)
Jovo Stanojevic and Pinar Karsiyaka can clinch a play-off spot with a win over Antwerp on Tuesday

The Artland Dragons are already in the play-offs but first place in the Group is not exactly theirs yet. If Artland lose in Russia on Tuesday and Karsiyaka win both their remaining road games - the last one at Artland by more than 4 points - then the Turkish side will finish atop Group L.

Karsiyaka need to win at Antwerp to secure the second play-off spot from this group, irrespective of how the other games end. Should they go down in the Belgian harbour, the qualification becomes really complicated.

Antwerp need to beat Karsiyaka to stay in contention and take their qualifications chances down to Week 6.

Triumph need to win both their remaining fixtures while crossing their fingers that Karsiyaka lose both theirs.


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