2022–23 Basketball Champions League

The 2022–23 Basketball Champions League is the 7th season of the Basketball Champions League (BCL), the premier European professional basketball competition for clubs launched by FIBA.

Basketball Champions League
Season2022–23
DatesQualifying:
21–25 September 2022
Competition proper:
3 October 2022 – 14 May 2023
Number of teamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 52 (from 29 countries)

Team allocationEdit

A total of 52 teams from 29 countries will participate in the 2022–23 Basketball Champions League.[1]

TeamsEdit

League positions after eventual playoffs of the previous season shown in parentheses. The Basketball Champions League rankings are taken into consideration.

Qualified teams for 2022–23 Basketball Champions League (by entry round)
Regular season
  Lenovo Tenerife (6th)TH   Pınar Karşıyaka (7th)WC   Hapoel Holon (1st)   Filou Oostende (1st)
  Baxi Manresa (7th)   JDA Dijon (3rd)   Bnei Herzliya (2nd)   Igokea (1st)
  Surne Bilbao Basket (9th)   Limoges CSP (6th)   Hapoel Jerusalem (3rd)WC   ERA Nymburk (1st)
  UCAM Murcia (10th)   SIG Strasbourg (7th)WC   Telekom Baskets Bonn (3rd)   Falco Szombathely (1st)
  Galatasaray Nef (3rd)   AEK (6th)   MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (4th)   VEF Rīga (1st)
  Darüşşafaka (4th)   Peristeri (8th)   Dinamo Sassari (4th)   Rytas (1st)
  Bahçeşehir Koleji (6th)FEC   PAOK (9th)WC   Reggiana (7th)   Legia Warsaw (2nd)
Qualifying rounds
  Niners Chemnitz (6th)   Opava (2nd)   Šiauliai (4th)   Patrioti Levice (1st)
  Brose Bamberg (8th)   Bakken Bears (1st)   Heroes Den Bosch (1st)   Norrköping Dolphins (1st)
  Río Breogán (11th)   Pärnu Sadam (1st)   TFT Skopje (4th)   Fribourg Olympic (1st)
  Unicaja (12th)   Karhu (1st)   Benfica (1st)   Tofaş (9th)
  Swans Gmunden (2nd)   Kormend (2nd)   CSO Voluntari (2nd)   Budivelnyk Kyiv (Abd-2nd)
  Keravnos (1st)   Golden Eagle Ylli (1st)   FMP Meridian (2nd)   Leicester Riders (1st)

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition will be as follows.[2]

Schedule for 2022–23 Basketball Champions League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg Third leg
Qualifying rounds First qualifying round 7 July 2022 21 September 2022
Second qualifying round 23 September 2022
Third qualifying round 25 September 2022
Regular season Round 1 3–5 October 2022
Round 2 Groups A, B, C, F 11–12 October 2022
Groups D, E, G, H 18–19 October 2022
Round 3 Groups A, B, C, F 25–26 October 2022
Groups D, E, G, H 1–2 November 2022
Round 4 Groups A, B, C, F 22–23 November 2022
Groups D, E, G, H 29–30 November 2022
Round 5 Groups A, B, C, F 6–7 December 2022
Groups D, E, G, H 13–14 December 2022
Round 6 20–21 December 2022
Play-ins 3–4 January 2023 10–11 January 2023 17–18 January 2023
Round of 16 Round 1 24–25 January 2023
Round 2 31 January–1 February 2023
Round 3 7–8 February 2023
Round 4 7–8 March 2023
Round 5 14–15 March 2023
Round 6 21–22 March 2023
Play-offs Quarter-finals April 2023 4–5 April 2023 11–12 April 2023 18–19 April 2023
Final Four Semi-finals 12 May 2023
Final 14 May 2023

Qualifying roundsEdit

DrawEdit

The 24 teams will be divided into six pots based firstly on the competition's club ranking and, for clubs that have not yet participated in the competition, on the country ranking. For the quarterfinals round of qualifications, teams from Pot 6 will be drawn against teams from Pot 3, and teams from Pot 4 will face teams from Pot 5. Clubs from Pot 1 and 2 will be seeded, and will enter directly in the semifinals stage of qualifications and will face the winners from the quarterfinals round. The winners of the semifinals stage will face each other in the finals of qualifications. The four winners of the finals will then qualify for the regular season and join the 28 directly qualified teams in the main draw.[3] The rest of the teams will be demoted, if they apply, to the FIBA Europe Cup.

Pot 1
Team Pts
  Tofaş 57
  Brose Bamberg 51
  Unicaja 29
  Bakken Bears 17
Pot 2
Team Pts
  Fribourg Olympic 7
  Keravnos 7
  Opava 2
  Karhu 2
Pot 3
Team Pts
  Benfica 2
  Río Breogán 107.50
  Niners Chemnitz 67.00
  Kormend 58.00
Pot 4
Team Pts
  CSO Voluntari 40.00
  Šiauliai 39.50
  Budivelnyk Kyiv 26.00
  Pärnu Sadam 11.00
Pot 5
Team Pts
  Heroes Den Bosch 5.00
  Leicester Riders 2.00
  Norrköping Dolphins 2.00
  Swans Gmunden 2.00
Pot 6
Team Pts
  Golden Eagle Ylli 1.00
  Patrioti Levice 1.00
  FMP Meridian 0
  TFT Skopje 0
Notes
^† Indicates teams with no club points, therefor using the country points as a tiebreaker.

Qualification Group A (Skopje, North Macedonia)Edit

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
          
23 September
  Tofaş 68
21 September
  Voluntari 57
  Leicester Riders 61
25 September
  Voluntari 70
  Tofaş 82
  Niners Chemnitz 78
23 September
  Fribourg Olympic 70
21 September
  Niners Chemnitz 93
  TFT Skopje 77
  Niners Chemnitz 96

Qualification Group B (Málaga, Spain)Edit

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
          
23 September
  Unicaja Málaga 114
21 September
  Heroes Den Bosch 58
  Heroes Den Bosch 85
25 September
  Šiauliai 73
  Unicaja Málaga 91
  Patrioti Levice 73
23 September
  Karhu 57
21 September
  Patrioti Levice 81
  Patrioti Levice 79
  Körmend 70

Qualification Group C (Lisbon, Portugal)Edit

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
          
23 September
  Brose Bamberg 97
21 September
  Budivelnyk 94
  Norrköping Dolphins 51
25 September
  Budivelnyk 87
  Brose Bamberg 73
  Benfica 87
23 September
  Keravnos 65
21 September
  Benfica 73
  Golden Eagles Ylli 67
  Benfica 92

Qualification Group D (Belgrade, Serbia)Edit

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
          
23 September
  Bakken Bears 83
21 September
  Swans Gmunden 65
  Swans Gmunden 82
25 September
  Pärnu 80
  Bakken Bears 88
  FMP Meridian 82
23 September
  Opava 76
21 September
  FMP Meridian 92
  FMP Meridian 76
  Río Breogán 64

Regular seasonEdit

DrawEdit

The 28 teams that entered in the regular season directly were divided into four pots based firstly on the club ranking and, for clubs that have not yet participated in the competition, on the country ranking. The country protection rule will apply for the stage of the draw. Clubs cannot be drawn in groups with other clubs from the same country.[3]

Pot 1
Team Pts
  Lenovo Tenerife 123
  Hapoel Holon 91
  ERA Nymburk 83
  JDA Dijon 81
  SIG Strasbourg 78
  AEK 75
  Baxi Manresa 67
  Hapoel Jerusalem 62
Pot 2
Team Pts
  Pınar Karşıyaka 59
  Falco Szombathely 58
  Dinamo Sassari 56
  Filou Oostende 55
  MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 44
  Igokea 41
  VEF Rīga 37
  Rytas 37
Pot 3
Team Pts
  Galatasaray Nef 35
  Peristeri 34
  Darüşşafaka 32
  PAOK 27
  Telekom Baskets Bonn 21
  Limoges CSP 11
  Surne Bilbao Basket 11
  UCAM Murcia 107.50
Pot 4
Team Pts
  Legia Warsaw 2
  Bahçeşehir Koleji 67.15
  Bnei Herzliya 60.17
  Reggiana 51.33
  Tofaş (Winner QF–T1)
  Unicaja Málaga (Winner QF–T2)
  Benfica (Winner QF–T3)
  Bakken Bears (Winner QF–T4)
Notes
^† Indicates teams with no club points, therefor using the country points as a tiebreaker.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification SIG FAL UCM TOF
1   SIG Strasbourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 5 Oct 7 Dec 12 Oct
2   Falco Szombathely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 21 Dec 12 Oct 7 Dec
3   UCAM Murcia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Oct 23 Nov 4 Oct
4   Tofaş 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 Nov 26 Oct 21 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 4, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification AEK KAR BON REG
1   AEK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 21 Dec 25 Oct 7 Dec
2   Pınar Karşıyaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 4 Oct 7 Dec 25 Oct
3   Telekom Baskets Bonn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 Nov 12 Oct 5 Oct
4   Reggiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Oct 22 Nov 21 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 4, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification HOL OOS GAL LEG
1   Hapoel Holon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 11 Oct 26 Oct 6 Dec
2   Filou Oostende 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 20 Dec 5 Oct 22 Nov
3   Galatasaray Nef 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 Nov 6 Dec 11 Oct
4   Legia Warsaw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Oct 26 Oct 20 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 3, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification NYM IGO SBB BAH
1   ERA Nymburk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 14 Dec 4 Oct 1 Nov
2   Igokea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 18 Oct 2 Nov 21 Dec
3   Surne Bilbao Basket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 Dec 30 Nov 18 Oct
4   Bahçeşehir Koleji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 Nov 5 Oct 14 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 4, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification JER LUD DAR BAK
1   Hapoel Jerusalem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 19 Oct 3 Oct 30 Nov
2   MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 13 Dec 30 Nov 4 Oct
3   Darüşşafaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Dec 2 Nov 19 Oct
4   Bakken Bears 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Nov 20 Dec 13 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 3, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAX VEF CSP BEN
1   Baxi Manresa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 11 Oct 6 Dec 22 Nov
2   VEF Rīga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 20 Dec 25 Oct 4 Oct
3   Limoges CSP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Oct 23 Nov 11 Oct
4   Benfica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 Oct 6 Dec 20 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 4, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification JDA DIN POK UNI
1   JDA Dijon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 1 Nov 20 Dec 29 Nov
2   Dinamo Sassari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 13 Dec 29 Nov 5 Oct
3   PAOK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Oct 19 Oct 13 Dec
4   Unicaja Málaga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Oct 20 Dec 2 Nov
First match(es) will be played on October 5, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TFE RYT PER BNH
1   Lenovo Tenerife 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to round of 16 5 Oct 14 Dec 29 Nov
2   Rytas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to play-ins 21 Dec 1 Nov 14 Dec
3   Peristeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Oct 30 Nov 3 Oct
4   Bnei Herzliya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Nov 18 Oct 21 Dec
First match(es) will be played on October 3, 2022. Source: Groups Standings

Play-insEdit

The Play-ins will take place from January 3 to 18. The teams classified in second and third place in their respective groups of Basketball Champions League, will go on to the Play-ins. Winners will advance to the round of 16. The first legs will be played on 3–4 January, the second legs on 10–11 January. Eventual third legs will be played on 17–18 January.

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Group A Runner-up Group B 3rd place
Group B Runner-up Group A 3rd place
Group C Runner-up Group D 3rd place
Group D Runner-up Group C 3rd place
Group E Runner-up Group F 3rd place
Group F Runner-up Group E 3rd place
Group G Runner-up Group H 3rd place
Group H Runner-up Group G 3rd place

Round of 16Edit

The Round of 16 will take place from January 24 until March 22, 2023. The groups will be formed by the winners of each Regular Season Group and by eight Play-Ins winners. The 16 teams were divided in 4 groups, 4 teams each. The first two of each groups advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification I1 I2 I3 I4
1   Group A Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to quarter-finals
2   Group E Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Winner Play-in 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Winner Play-in 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on January 24, 2023. Source: Round of 16 Standings

Group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification J1 J2 J3 J4
1   Group B Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to quarter-finals
2   Group F Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Winner Play-in 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Winner Play-in 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on January 24, 2023. Source: Round of 16 Standings

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification K1 K2 K3 K4
1   Group C Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to quarter-finals
2   Group G Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Winner Play-in 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Winner Play-in 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on January 24, 2023. Source: Round of 16 Standings

Group LEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification L1 L2 L3 L4
1   Group D Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to quarter-finals
2   Group H Winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Winner Play-in 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Winner Play-in 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on January 24, 2023. Source: Round of 16 Standings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Field set for Season Seven: 18 national champs head the lineup". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  2. ^ "BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - Competition Regulations - Season 2022-23 -" (PDF). FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b Basketball Champions League (5 July 2022). "Draw explained: Seedings revealed for Qualification Rounds, Regular Season". Retrieved 5 July 2022.

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