Asseco Prokom — Maccabi T-A 72-83
Maccabi Electra goes to Top 16 as No.1 of Group A with almost perfect 9-1 record. On the other side, Asseco Prokom (2-8) said goodbye to 2010/11 Euroleague edition. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) was a key player of Maccabi in this game as he collected 23 points and 7 rebounds. 'Big Sofo' reached valuation 38. In the loosing squad, Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky) had 20 points and 6 boards.
Khimky — Zalgiris 93-89 OT
Overtime win for Khimky, who failed to reach the next stage. The Russian squad ended regular season as No.5 in Group A with 4-6 record. Zalgiris made it to Top 16 from third place (5-5). Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) exploded with 35 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts (valuation 42). Zalgiris got 24 pts from Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances).
Caja Laboral — Partizan 87-71
Caja Laboral outplayed Partizan 87-71 to finish regular season as the second ranked team in Group A (5-5). Partizan has the same numbers, but in three-way tie with Caja Laboral and Zalgiris the Serbian powerhouse has the worst score. Both squads advanced to Top 16. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the hosts with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Brad Oleson (191-G-83, agency: Duran International, college: Alaska-Fairb.) added 14 points and 7 boards. In Partizan, Jan Vesely (211-F-90) delivered 17 pts.
Real Madrid — Charleroi 94-45
Real Madrid destroyed Charleroi 94-45, including 26-4 in the last quarter. The Whites advanced to the next stage as No.2 in Group B with 6-4 record. Charleroi said goodbye with three wins. Nikola Mirotic (208-F/C-91) came up with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia) helped with double-double of 12 points and 11 boards. In defeat, Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) netted 12 pts.
Olympiakos — Lottomatica 89-82
Olympiakos celebrated seventh Euroleague win to finish the regular season as No.1 of Group B. Lottomatica dropped to 5-5 and they also reached the next stage, but as No.4. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) shined for the hosts with 18 points and Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) netted two less than him. Ali Traore (207-C-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) shined in defeat with 22 points and 6 boards.
Unicaja — Brose Baskets 70-72
Brose Baskets was already eliminated before this meeting, but they managed to play a great game and to register 70-72 victory in Malaga. Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points for the Germans, while Brian Roberts (188-G-85) (7 as) and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points each. For the hosts, Robert Archibald (212-C/F-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) collected 15 points and 6 boards. Uncaja advanced to Top 16 as No.3 of Group B with 5-5 record. Brose Baskets ended as No.5 with four wins.
Fener.Ulker — Cholet 93-61
Fenerbahce Ulker celebrated an easy 93-61 win against Cholet to finish regular season as No.2 of Group C with 7-3 record. On the other side, it was a do-or-die game for Cholet, plus Lietuvos Rytas outplayed Cibona on the road so the reigning French champion failed to reach the next stage (4-6, No.5). Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) was the leading scorer in Fener with 18 points. Emir Preldzic (206-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) also shined registering double-double of 11 points and 11 boards. He was the MVP of this game with valuation 23. Sammy Mejia (198-G-83, college: De Paul) responded with 17 points and 5 boards in defeat.
Cibona — Lietuvos Rytas 77-94
Great night for Lietuvos Rytas. They cruised past Cibona on the road 77-94 and at the same time Cholet faced with huge defeat against Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul. It means that Lietuvos Rytas advanced to Euroleague Top 16 as No.4 of Group C with 4-6 record. Cibona finished with poor 0-10. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 22 points for the guests and he also had 9 rebounds beside that. Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) helped with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. In Cibona, Bojan Bogdanovic (202-G/F-89) collected 28 points.
Regal Barca — Montepaschi 73-72
In the game between two giants it was Regal Barca who celebrated 73-72 win. However, this victory did not help the reigning Euroleague champion to move up from third place as Fenerbahce Ulker also celebrated in this round. Barca goes to Top 16 as the third-ranked team of Group C with 7-3 record, while Montepaschi is No.1 with 8-2 record. Fran Vazquez (209-C-83) led the hosts with 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Roger Grimau (196-G-79) followed with 12 pts and 5 boards. Bo Lester McCalebb (183-G-85, college: New Orleans) replied with 20 points in defeat.
CSKA — Efes Pilsen 78-69
CSKA said goodbye with 78-69 home victory against Efes Pilsen. The Russian powerhouse made 3-7 record in regular season ending it at the bottom of Group B. On the other side, Efes Pilsen (5-5) advanced to Top 16 as No.3. Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87) added 17 points and 7 boards. In defeat, Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) netted 15 pts.
Valencia — Union Olimpija 78-77
Power Electronics Valencia celebrated reaching the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 by beating Union Olimpija 78-77 on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket). The last season EuroCup winner finished as No.4 in Group D with 5-5 record. Union Olimpija ended with 6-4 record and advanced to the next stage as No.2. Game hero Dusko Savanovic, Omar-Sharif Cook (186-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.John's) and Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) scored 14 points each for the winners. Kevinn Pinkney (207-F-83, college: Nevada) shined in loss with 27 pts and 9 boards.
Panathinaikos — Armani MI 93-62
Panathinaikos destroyed Armani Jeans Milano advancing to Euroleague Top 16 as No.1 of Group D with 7-3 record. AJ Milano failed to reach the next stage as they dropped to 4-6. Stratos Perperoglou (203-G/F-84) was the leading scorer in victory with 14 points, while Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) helped with double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.