Who Will Make The Last 16?

05 December 2011
Bobby Brown - EWE Baskets
Bobby Brown and EWE Baskets Oldenburg are one of only five teams with a spot assured in the Last 16

Five teams have already secured a Last 16 place but 11 other tickets are very much up for grabs and all to play for in the last two weeks of EuroChallenge Regular Season action.

The Dolphins and Nitra have only pride to play for as Oldenburg and Fuenlabrada have already punched a Last 16 ticket. The game between the two leaders will pretty much decide first and second place in the group.

Besiktas are through but they are still involved in the process for the second ticket from this group. If Armia beat them on Tuesday they will follow the Turks to the Last 16. But if Besiktas win and Leiden follow up with an own victory over Gottingen then it will be the last Game Day match-up between the Dutch and the Georgian side which will decide who joins Besiktas.

Goverla are out of the running but their results can still influence the group standings. Roanne, Prostejov and Pardubice can all go through with the French holding an advantage in an eventual direct tie with Pardubice.

Ventspils sit pretty at the top but the group is still wide open and, in theory, any of the four teams can still go through. Tuesday's games can go a long way toward clarifying the situation but it can also complicate calculations further.

Antwerp and Elan Chalon are very close to qualifying with the winner of the game between the two on the last day making absolutely certain of that. One of Enisey and Mobitelco can still scrape through but it will require a great effort and a combination of results.

BC Triumph have already booked their Last 16 ticket and it remains to be seen who of ETHA or Okapi Aalstar will follow them. Again, it all depends on the results of the pair in the last two game days, including a direct encounter.

The most exciting of the Regular Season groups, where amazing still happens. In fact it happens so often that all possibilities are open. Turk Telekom should be seen as holding a slight advantage as home court advantage for their last two games.

Artland can afford to lose their last two games and still go through. The game between Keravnos and Szolnoki on the last match day will determine the second team to go through from this group.


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