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Three qualifying rounds and a 14-week Regular Season set apart the sixteen top Basketball Champions League sides and upon the conclusion of the Round of 16 stage eight teams are left. The quarterfinals pairings are now set. The remaining teams have a two-game series ahead of them, which will shape the 2019 Final Four.
Defending champion AEK went through PAOK despite its home defeat in the rematch between the two Greek clubs. Iberostar Tenerife became the first team to overcome a double-digit deficit in the second leg of BCL series to eliminate Promitheas Patras.
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Segafredo Virtus Bologna took care of business against Neptunas Klaipeda and Le Mans, respectively. Brose Bamberg, Nanterre 92, Telenet Giants Antwerp and Nizhny Novgorod also advanced.
Round of 16 results on aggregate
Besiktas Sompo Japan – Nanterre 92 119-130 (59-68, 60-62)
Umana Reyer Venezia – Nizhny Novgorod 156-161 (72-95, 84-66)
Banvit – Brose Bamberg 164-169 (79-81, 85-88)
AEK – PAOK 146-138 (84-75, 62-63)
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – Neptunas Klaipeda 170-138 (86-74, 84-64)
Iberostar Tenerife – Promitheas Patras 136-126 (57-69, 79-57)
Segafredo Virtus Bologna – Le Mans 155-132 (74-74, 81-58)
UCAM Murcia – Telenet Giants Antwerp 145-152 (67-75, 78-77)
Quarterfinals (26/3 – 3/4)
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem – Iberostar Tenerife
Nizhny Novgorod – Telenet Giants Antwerp
Nanterre 92 – Segafredo Virtus Bologna
Brose Bamberg – AEK
Final Four (3-5/5)
-Four advancing teams from quarterfinals
Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League