BCL Round of 16 Week 1 Recap: Starting with some bangers

2023-01-25T22:45:28+00:00 2023-01-25T22:44:12+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

25/Jan/23 22:45


Dominant displays and balanced encounters in Week 1 of the 2022-23 Basketball Champions League Round of 16

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

After the most competitive Regular Season in the history of the competition and a lot of surprises in the Play-Ins, the 2022-23 Basketball Champions League welcomes the Round of 16, and in the first week of this stage, there have been a lot of exciting encounters

On Tuesday, Daron Russell debuted in the best way possible, leading Galatasaray to a crushing victory against Bryce Jones and Limoges. Then, SIG Strasbourg and Hapoel Holon went to OT, where the French team had the upper hand. Lenovo Tenerife and BAXI Manresa, finally, got the first wins by Spanish teams in this year’s Round of 16.

On Wednesday, instead, the other two Spanish victories came, as both Bilbao and Unicaja got their first Sweet 16 wins, respectively against Darussafaka and AEK. JDA Dijon reached Strasbourg on top of Group I, beating once again an Israeli team as Hapoel Jerusalem lost against David Holston and teammates. In Germany, TJ Shorts led Telekom Baskets Bonn after receiving his December MVP trophy.

The BCL Round of 16 Groups and Gameday 1 results

Group I
SIG Strasbourg 2 (1-0)
JDA Dijon 2 (1-0)
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 1 (0-1)
Hapoel Atsmon Holon 1 (0-1)

Gameday 1
SIG Strasbourg – Hapoel Atsmon Holon 112-110
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – JDA Dijon 77-84

Group J
Telekom Baskets Bonn 2 (1-0)
BAXI Manresa 2 (1-0)
Bahcesehir Koleji 1 (0-1)
Rytas Vilnius 1 (0-1)

Gameday 1
BAXI Manresa – Rytas Vilnius 82-69
Telekom Baskets Bonn – Bahcesehir Koleji 74-68

Group K
Galatasaray Nef 2 (1-0)
Unicaja 2 (1-0)
AEK 1 (0-1)
Limoges CSP 1 (0-1)

Gameday 1
Galatasaray Nef – Limoges CSP 100-73
Unicaja – AEK 88-66

Group L
Surne Bilbao 2 (1-0)
Lenovo Tenerife 2 (1-0)
UCAM Murcia 1 (0-1)
Darussafaka 1 (0-1)

Gameday 1
Lenovo Tenerife – UCAM Murcia 85-65
Surne Bilbao – Darussafaka 85-75

PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League