EuroLeague Women F8 Line-Up Complete

19.03.2014

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13. Tanisha Wright (Kayseri Kaski spor)
Tanisha Wright and Kayseri knocked out Schio to reach their first ever Final Eight

EuroLeague Women newcomers Kayseri Kaski spor, ZVVZ USK Prague and Tango Bourges Basket have completed the line-up for the 2014 EuroLeague Women Final Eight set to take place next month in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The three clubs will join UMMC Ekaterinburg who gain direct entry to the Final Eight as hosts, along with Fenerbahce, Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje, Galatasaray odeabank and Nadezhda Orenburg, who won their respective play-off series last week in two games.

Turkish team, Kayseri Kaski spor, who only joined EuroLeague Women this season, qualified on Wednesday night by defeating visitors Beretta Famila Schio - who contested last year's Final Eight - 63-61 in the deciding game of their best-of-three series.

Moments later, in the Czech capital Prague, ZVVZ USK Prague were confirming their first ever participation in a Final Eight tournament by comfortably seeing off Rivas Ecopolis 54-38 in a low-scoring deciding encounter to their series.

In Wednesday's later game, a clash of the biggest surprise stories from last year's EuroLeague Women Final Eight between Tango Bourges Basket and Good Angels Kosice, French champions Bourges built of the partisan home support to win Game 3, 67-57.

The Final Eight will be staged from 7-13 April.

The eight qualified clubs are divided into two round robin groups of four teams each. The composition of the two groups is based on the teamsā€˜ overall Regular Season ranking.

The two best teams from both groups will advance to the Semi-Finals on 11 April, while the Final is scheduled for 13 April.

The Final Eight groups are:

Group A
Fenerbahce
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
Galatasaray odeabank
Kayseri Kaski spor

Group B
UMMC Ekaterinburg
ZVVZ USK Prague
Tango Bourges Basket
Nadezhda Orenburg


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