Germany, Feb 07, 2013: The EuroLeague Women regular season concluded on Wednesday night after 14 weeks of action. The conclusion of Wednesday’s games also offered a clear picture as to whom will meet whom in the Play-offs. UMMC Ekaterinburg topped regular season standings with an 11-1 record. However, as hosts of the Final Eight, the Russian club will not participate in the Play-offs.
That means that second-placed Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje enter the next stage as the top-ranked team. The Russians completed the regular season with a 10-2 record. The Play-off match ups will be best-of-three series with games being played on 19, 22 February, and if needed, 27 February.
The winning team from each of the seven pairings will advance to the Final Eight, where they will be joined by hosts UMMC Ekaterinburg. The below rankings will also later be used to determine the groups of the Final Eight which will be played in Ekaterinburg, Russia between 18 and 24 March.
The complete ranking of all advancing teams:
The Play-Off Pairings
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje vs. Municipal Targoviste
Fenerbahce vs. Uni Györ
Galatasaray vs. ZVVZ USK Prague
Good Angels Kosice vs. Perfumerias Avenida
Bourges Basket vs. Wisla Can-Pack
Nadezhda vs. CCC Polkowice
Famila Schio vs. Rivas Ecopolis
*UMMC Ekaterinburg are already qualified to the Final Eight as hosts. —- FIBA Europe