Game 6 of 2012-13 Eurocup Last 16

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With four games today, and four more tomorrow on Wednesday, February 20, Eurocup Last 16 Game 6 will close this stage of competition.

Four teams already qualified to the next stage in Eurocup competition. In Group K, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban and BC Spartak St. Petersburg.

In Group L, Ratiopharm Ulm and Unics Kazan booked tickets to Eurocup Quarterfinals. So, there are still a lot of excitements in Groups I and J.

Four more ticket winners for Eurocup Quarterfinals will be known after this last Game 6 will be played through two days.

Two of those teams, Uxue Bilbao Basket and visiting VEF Riga, face a do-or-die battle, with the winner going to the next round.

Competition in Group I and J will bring a lot of drama since there are potentialy 7 teams who fight for four tickets.

In the other Group J game, Valencia Basket hosts already-eliminated CEZ Nymburk (1-3) knowing that a victory will be worth survival, but also that it can advance in defeat if Bilbao defeats Riga.

Group I could bring four-way tie and it will be extremely interesting until the last minute. There are several combinations of how teams could qualify to Quarterfinals.

Banvit has the best situation, as it can lose by up to 8 points and still be qualified. Budivelnik can advance with a victory of any kind.

Can’t remember if we had such a situation in last game in any of competitions in last years, very interesting situation.

Buducnost must win and do so by at least 9 points to be sure of advancing. Among its other possibilities, Triumph needs to win by at least 2 points and for Banvit to win also to be sure of advancing.

Unfortunately, Crvena Zvezda Telekom is without chances for the next round in Eurocup. Because of this, coach Vlada Vukoicic decided to rest few players in this last game against Galatasaray Medical Park.

Here is the schedule for Eurocup Last 16, Game 6:

KK Buducnost VOLI vs. Banvit BK Bandirma Wed. 18:00
BC Budivelnik Kiev vs.BC Triumph Lyubertsy Wed. 18:00

Valencia Basket vs. CEZ Nymburk Tue. 20:00
Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. VEF Riga Tue. 20:00

Cajasol Seville vs. BC Spartak St. Petersburg Wed. 18:00
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Wed. 18:00

Galatasaray Medical Park vs.Crvena Zvezda Telekom Tue. 20:00
Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Unics Kazan Tue. 20:00