The teams from LF2 are handicapped against the teams from the LFB because this season their playing rosters include a minimum of three players under the age of 23.
Most of the clubs achieved this by promoting youth players into the rosters. This minor detail may have been forgotten but hopefully will be taken into account next season for the Coupe de France.
It could have been more interesting for the competition to have given the teams in LF2 a bonus of 20 points.
Armentières and Limoges were the only teams from LF2 that were able to give their opponents a tough outing. Both clubs had played in the LFB last season.
The draw is as follows:
Montpellier vs. Challes-les-Eaux Cavigal Nice Basket 06 (L2) vs. Aix-en-Provence Tarbes vs. Toulouse Basket Landes vs. Nantes-Rezé Arras vs. Union Hainaut Basket St. Amand AL Aplemont Le Havre (L2) vs. USO Mondeville Villeneuve d’Ascq vs. Charleville-Mézières Bourges Basket vs. COB Calais