Bakken Bears have confirmed their utter dominance in Denmark by sweeping Randers Cimbria in the Basketligaen play-off finals and conquering a record 14th domestic league title.
The EuroChallenge Last 16 concluded on Tuesday and we delve into the stat sheets to discover the figures behind the teams that punched their tickets to the quarter-final play-offs.
Krasnye Krylia, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia and Szolnoki Olaj emerged victorious on the final day of action in the EuroChallenge Last 16 and snapped up the last three tickets to the quarter-final play-offs.
Andrei Krivonos enjoyed an outstanding first day back at work in the head role as his Tsmoki Minsk team routed Bakken Bears Aarhus 89-51 in their final Group L game in the EuroChallenge Last 16.
Judgement Day is upon us in the EuroChallenge Last 16, as the three remaining quarter-final berths will meet their rightful owners on Tuesday, the last day of group action in the competition.
The fifth week of action in the Last 16 has cleared up the picture to such an extent that only three tickets to the quarter-final play-offs remain up for grabs going into the final day in this phase, next Tuesday.
Team TEHO Sport Kotka held off a spirited fourth-quarter comeback from Bakken Bears Aarhus to take an 82-79 win, but both teams are eliminated from play-off contention.
The fifth week of action in the EuroChallenge Last 16 presents four teams, that currently stand at 3-1 in their respective groups' standings, with the chance to punch their ticket to the quarter-final play-offs.
The Bakken Bears have kept their slim playoff chances alive, coming up with the goods to beat hot favourites Ural Ekaterinburg 92-84.
Tartu University Rock in Group I and Royal Hali Gaziantep in Group K continue to march unbeaten in the EuroChallenge Last 16 and have become the first two holders of a ticket to the quarter-final play-offs.
Bakken Bears Aarhus upset the form book to record their first win in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge and deny Ural Ekaterinburg the chance to book a quarter-final ticket on the night.
The EuroChallenge Last 16 resumes on Tuesday after a short break and any participant who is caught off guard at this crucial point of the season might suffer severe consequences.
Within the space of hours, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have seen captain Andrea Cinciarini and then center Greg Brunner suffering injuries on the eve of the Coppa Italia Final Eight.
EuroChallenge Group J rivals Krka Novo Mesto and Szolnoki Olaj claimed vital wins on the road at the weekend to improve their chances of clinching a spot in the play-offs of the ABA Adriatic league.
Three teams have maintained their perfect record intact following the third week of action in the EuroChallenge Last 16 and enjoy the solitude at the top of their respective groups.