EUROLEAGUE 2009 QUALIFYING ROUNDS

Sep 22, 2009 by Euroleague.net Print

2009-10 Euroleague qualifying


The 2009-10 Euroleague begins with a new, two-stage qualifying round that gives eight teams from six countries the chance to win two open places in the regular season. In the first qualifying round, all eight pair off for two-game series (home and away), the four winners of which advance to play the second qualifying round in new pairs. The winners of the second qualifying round's home-and-away series reach the 2009-10 Euroleague regular season. The losers of all the two-game series from both qualifying rounds will play in the 2009-10 Eurocup.
EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUND 1, GAME 1, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
GAME
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Spirou Basket vs. Entente Orleanaise
BK Venstpils vs. Benetton Treviso
Le Mans vs. Alba Berlin
Aris BSA 2003 vs. Maroussi BC
EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUND 1, GAME 2, OCTOBER 2, 2009
GAME
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Entente Orleanaise vs. Spirou Basket
Benetton Treviso vs. BK Ventspils
Alba Berlin vs. Le Mans
Maroussi BC vs. Aris BSA 2003

Dimitrios Mavroeidis - Maroussi Costa Coffee
Dimitrios Mavroeidis led Maroussi past Alba and into the Euroleague!
Maroussi, Orleans take qualifying road to Euroleague!

The Qualifying Rounds are over and the Euroleague is complete with two teams that earned their way into the regular season over the weekend. Appropriately enough, those teams were the next-in-line after last season's domestic results in two of Europe's biggest basketball countries - France and Greece. And in both cases, the teams took first-game wins in Qualifying Round 2 on Tuesday and then held on for series victories on aggregate points in Game 2. The team that had to survive its second game on the road was Maroussi Costa Coffee, which lost 75-70 at Alba Berlin on Sunday but won their series by 4 points anyway thanks to a bigger Game 1 victory. Maroussi joins the Euroleague in regular season Group C to play CSKA Moscow, Caja Laboral, Maccabi Electra, Lottomatica Roma and Union Olimpija. Two nights earlier, it was much the same scenario as Etente Orleanaise lost to visiting Benetton Basket 80-82, but won their series by 7 points thanks to a 9-point win in Game 1.  Orleans joins in regular season Group B, which also has Olympiacos, Partizan, Unicaja, Efes Pilsen and Lietuvos Rytas.


EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUND 2, GAME 1, OCTOBER 6, 2009
GAME
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Benetton Basket (B) vs. Entente Orleanaise (A)
Maroussi BC (D) vs. Alba Berlin (C)
EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUND 2, GAME 2, OCTOBER 9, 2009
GAME
STATS
REPORT
QUOTES
PREVIEW
Entente Orleanaise (A) vs. Benetton Basket (B)
EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUND 2, GAME 2, OCTOBER 11, 2009
Alba Berlin 1 (C) vs. Maroussi BC (D)