The opponents that the Near East University will compete in the 2017-2018 regular season of FIBA EuroLeague Women, which is the highest professional basketball league in Europe for women’s clubs, have been announced. The 16 teams were drawn into two groups, with teams facing each other home-and-away over the course of the Regular Season. As confirmed by FIBA Europe on Tuesday 4 July 2017, the Near East University Women’s Basketball Team will compete in the Group B.
According to the press release issued by the Near East University Sports Club, the EuroLeague Women 2017/18 Regular Season groups were confirmed following the draw in Munich, Germany on Tuesday morning. For the EuroLeague Draw, the16 teams were divided into eight bags according to their performances in European competitions in the last three seasons. Near East University General Coordinator Murat Tümer and Deputy General Coordinator Erhan Ayaz represented the Near East University at the EuroLeague 2017-2018 Draw.
As a result of the EuroLeague 2017-2018 Draw, the Near East University Women’s Basketball Team will compete in the Group B in which Fenerbahce from Turkey takes place. Another Turkish Team, Galatasaray, will compete in Group A.
The groups are as follows:
Dynamo Kursk, ZWZ USK Prague, Tango Bourges Basket, Galatasaray, ESBVA LM, Castors Braine, Sopron Basket, Winner 01
Wisla Can Pack, Fenerbahce, Winner 02, Near East University, Famila Schio, CB Avenida, Nadezhda Orenburg, and UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Two teams remain to be determined via the EuroLeague Women Qualifiers in late September. In Qualifier 1, Piestanske Cajky (SVK) faces CCC Polkowice (POL); and in Qualifier 2, KSZ Szekszard (HUN) plays with BLMA (FRA).
NEU will face Famila Schio for the first match…
EuroLeague 2017-2018 Regular Season will start with the matches to be played on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
For the first match of Group B, the Near East University will host the Italian team Famila Schio at Istanbul Cafer Ağa Sports Saloon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Near East University’s Euroleague B Group matches;
11 October 2017 Near East University – Famila Shcio
18 October 2017 KSC Szekszard / BLMA winner – Near East University
25 October 2017 Near East University – UMMC Ekaterinburg
1 November 2017 CB Avenida – Near East University
22 November 2017 Near East University – Wisla Can Pack
29 November 2017 Near East University – Fenerbahçe
6 December 2017 Nadezhda Orenburg – Near East University
14 December 2017 Famila Shcio – Near East University
20 December 2017 Near East University – KSC Szekszard / BLMA winner
3 January 2018 UMMC Ekaterinburg – Near East University
10 January 2018 Near East University – CB Avenida
17 January 2018 Wisla Can Pack – Near East University
24 January 2018 Fenerbahçe – Near East University
31 January 2018 Near East University – Nadezhda Orenburg
The four best placed teams in each group will qualify for Quarter Final Play-Offs
Teams which will rank the first four in each group will qualify for Quarter Final Play-Offs. The 5th and 6th teams will qualify for the FIBA EuroCup Quarter Finals.
The winners of the Quarter Final Play-Offs will qualify for the Final Four. The winners of the Final Four will play the Final to win the EuroLeague Cup.