BCL Round of 16 Week 3 Recap: Fewer games, but exciting ones

2023-02-08T22:05:21+00:00 2023-02-08T22:06:04+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

08/Feb/23 22:05


Despite fewer games played due to the tragedy in Turkey, the BCL Round of 16 Week 3 still delivered great action

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

After the devastating earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, the Basketball Champions League decided to postpone all the Round of 16 Week 3 games involving the Turkish teams of Darussafaka, Bahcesehir, and Galatasaray. Nevertheless, the rest of the competition brought the fans a great show.

On Tuesday, other than the matchup between Darussafaka and UCAM Murcia which was obviously rescheduled, we had Lenovo Tenerife still unbeaten after getting the win in the Spanish derby against Bilbao, and Limoges CSP falling once again, losing against AEK. But all the headlines went to Hapoel Jerusalem, which managed to overcome a tough opponent like SIG Strasbourg thanks to a crazy turn of events in the very last seconds of the encounter when Levi Randolph hit the game-winning shot.

On Wednesday, only two games have been played. In Lithuania, Telekom Baskets Bonn first ran away and then survived Rytas Vilnius’ late comeback with the first double-double of the BCL season of TJ Shorts. Then, JDA Bourgogne Dijon handed Hapoel Holon its third consecutive loss in the Round of 16. The purple-and-gold side is now in trouble in Group I.

The BCL Round of 16 Groups and Gameday 3 results

Group I
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 5 (2-1)
SIG Strasbourg 5 (2-1)
JDA Dijon 5 (2-1)
Hapoel Atsmon Holon 3 (0-3)

Gameday 3
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – SIG Strasbourg 81-80
JDA Dijon – Hapoel Atsmon Holon 89-81

Group J
Telekom Baskets Bonn 6 (3-0)
Rytas Vilnius 4 (1-2)
BAXI Manresa 3 (1-1)
Bahcesehir Koleji 2 (0-2)

Gameday 3
Rytas Vilnius – Telekom Baskets Bonn 86-79
Bahcesehir Koleji – BAXI Manresa postponed

Group K
AEK 5 (2-1)
Unicaja 4 (2-0)
Galatasaray Nef 3 (1-1)
Limoges CSP 3 (0-3)

Gameday 3
AEK – Limoges CSP 82-72
Unicaja – Galatasaray NEF postponed

Group L
Lenovo Tenerife 6 (3-0)
Surne Bilbao 4 (1-2)
UCAM Murcia 3 (1-1)
Darussafaka 2 (0-2)

Gameday 3
Lenovo Tenerife – Surne Bilbao 78-66
Darussafaka – UCAM Murcia postponed

PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League