ACES ABROAD: EuroLeague & EuroCup Update (Nov. 16-Dec. 6, 2022)

Where In The World Are The Aces?

Many WNBA players take their talents overseas during the “offseason,” and the Aces are no exception. In addition to playing in country-specific leagues, some teams also participate in the EuroLeague and EuroCup.

The EuroLeague is the highest professional basketball league in Europe. At the start of the 2022-23 season, 21 teams were vying for the EuroLeague championship. Of those 21 teams, 13 had byes into the regular season, while 8 additional teams participated in qualifying games to determine the final 3 participants.

The 16 teams are broken up into 2 groups of 8 for the regular season which runs from October 26 through March 1. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the quarterfinals, which are slated for March 14-22. The Semifinals are scheduled for April 14, with the Finals taking place on April 16.

Chelsea Gray (Mersin), Iliana Rupert (Bologna) and Kiah Stokes (Fenerbahce) are playing in the EuroLeague this season.

The EuroCup is an annual second-tier level competition in Europe. At the start of the 2022-23 season, 57 teams were vying for the EuroCup championship.

From October 5-13, 18 teams compete in the Qualifying Round to advance to the Regular Season. In addition, five teams from the EuroLeague will join the EuroCup following the EuroLeague Qualifiers.

The Regular Season runs from October 26 to December 15 and consists of 12 groups of 4 teams. The playoffs feature the top 32 teams, and run from January 5-April 12.

Riquna Williams (Ormanspor) and Jackie Young (Hatay) are playing in the EuroCup this season.

EUROLEAGUE

Chelsea Gray—Mersin (2-2)
Schedule Link
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EuroLeague Averages
0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
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Recent Games
November 16, W, 77-58, vs. DVTK HUN-Therm
Did Not Play
Box Score
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Next Game
December 8 vs. Beretta Family Schio (3-1)
Kiah Stokes—Fenerbahce (2-2)
Schedule Link
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EuroLeague Averages
2.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.00 bpg
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Recent Games
November 15, W, 85-67, vs. Bologna
7 rebounds
Box Score
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Next Game
December 7 vs. ZVVZ USK Praha (3-1)
Iliana Rupert—Bologna (1-3)
Schedule Link
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EuroLeague Averages
10.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg
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Recent Games
November 15, L, 85-67, vs. Fenerbahçe
17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists
Box Score
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Next Game
December 7 vs. Olympiacos SFP (0-4)
EuroLeague Standings
GROUP A
1 ZVVZ USK Praha 3-1
2 BC Polkowice 3-1
3 Valencia BC 3-1
4 KSC Szekszárd 2-2
5 Fenerbahçe 2-2
6 Tango Bourges 2-2
7 Virtus Segafredo Bologna 1-3
8 Olympiacos SFP 0-4
GROUP B
1 Spar Girona 3-1
2 Beretta Famila Schio 3-1
3 Sopron Basket 3-1
4 Perfumerias Avenida 3-1
5 Mersin 2-2
6 DVTK HUN-Therm 1-3
7 Kangoeroes Mechelen 1-3
8 Basket Landes 0-4

EUROCUP

Riquna Williams—Ormanspor (3-1)
Schedule Link
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EuroCup Averages
23.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.7 apg
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Recent Games
November 16, W, 85-59, vs. FCC UAV Arad
14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
Box Score
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Next Game
December 7 vs. VBW Arka Gdynia (3-1)
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Jackie Young—Hatay (1-3)
Schedule Link
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EuroCup Averages
0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
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Recent Games
November 16, L, 88-74, vs. Elitzur Landco Ramla
Did Not Play
Box Score
Next Game
December 8 vs. Beroe (0-4)
EuroCup Standings
GROUP A
1 Panathinaikos 4-0
2 AZS UMCS Lublin 2-2
3 Crvene Zvezda MTS 2-2
4 Ramat Hasharon 0-4
GROUP B
1 NKA Universitas PEAC 4-0
2 Elitzur Lando Ramla
3-1
3 Hatay BB Spor
1-3
4 Beroe 0-4
GROUP C
1 InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow 4-0
2 Piestanske Cagdas Factoring 2-2
3 Galatasaray 2-2
4 Slavia Banska Bystrica 0-4
GROUP D
1 OGM Ormanspor 3-1
2 VBW Arka Gdynia 3-1
3 Polskie Przetwory Bydgoszcz 2-2
4 FCC UAV Arad 0-4
GROUP E
1 ACS Sepso-SIC 4-0
2 Elitzur Holon 2-2
3 Nesibe Aydin 2-2
4 Bursa Uludag Basketball 0-4
GROUP F
1 Uni Gyor 3-1
2 Botas Spor 2-2
3 Kibirkstis 2-2
4 Maccabi Bnot Ashdod 1-3
GROUP G
1 SL Benfica 4-0
2 BCF Elfic Fribourg 2-2
3 Basket Manur Capitale 1-3
4 T71 Diddeleng 1-3
GROUP H
1 Umana Reyes Venezia
4-0
2 Lointek Gernika Bizkala 3-1
3 Movistar Estudiantes 1-3
4 Rutronik Stars Keltern 0-4
GROUP I
1 Casademont Zaragoza 4-0
2 Cadi La Seu 3-1
3 Castors Braine 1-3
4 BBC Grengewald 0-4
GROUP J
1 Villeneueve d’Ascq LM
3-1
2 London Lions 3-1
3 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna 1-3
4 Roche Vendee 1-3
GROUP K
1 BLMA
4-0
2 LDLC Asvel Feminine 2-1
3 IDK Euskotren 1-3
4 Zabiny Brno 0-3
GROUP L
1 Flammes Carolo Basket
3-1
2 Angers 3-1
3 KP Brno 2-2
4 ZKK Ragusa 0-4

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