Top 16 Draw set for January 4 in Barcelona

Dec 16, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Turkish Airlines EuroleagueThe Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw to determine the groups that make up the second phase of competition will take place on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. The Top 16 Draw will begin at 13:00 CET and will be broadcast by live streaming video on Euroleague Basketball’s official website, Euroleague.net. The draw marks another step on the road to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona. Representatives from all 16 Top 16 qualifiers will attend the draw, which will determine the path their teams must take to return to Barcelona for the 2011 Final Four in May. The games of the Top 16 round will be played on Wednesdays and Thursdays between January 19 and March 3. The best two teams from each Top 16 group will move on to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, best-of-five series to be played between March 22 and April 6. The playoff winners will advance to European basketball’s biggest stage, the 2011 Final Four, May 6 to 8 at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi, where this season's Euroleague Basketball champion will be crowned.