Basketball In Europe
As the field of the NCAA Tournament has been whittled down to four, so have the number of Europeans with basketball still to play.
Magnofit Güssing Knights confirmed on Sunday night their status as the emerging power of Austrian basketball by cruising to their first ever conquest of the domestic cup title.
An injury-depleted Donar Groningen pulled off an upset on Sunday night as they defeated favourites SPM Shoeters Den Bosch to lift their second consecutive Dutch Cup trophy.
There was a feeling of real satisfaction for Villeneuve d'Ascq as the recently crowned EuroCup Women champions returned to action with a 77-59 league win against visiting Lyon over the weekend.
For the second time in two years, talented Latvian Davis Bertans has torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six months.
If Berliner Niels Giffey did not have prior commitments this weekend as a professional basketball player, he could share days' worth of invaluable insight with European fans who follow the NCAA Final Four.
While they didn't quite manage to make it to the EuroLeague Women Final Four, the needle on the gauge assessing the campaign of CB Avenida is still pointing firmly to excellent.
When Sonia Ursu steps out for co-hosts Romania at EuroBasket Women 2015, she will draw great strength from her past experiences and her decision to put family first.