2012 EuroLeague Women Final 8

ELW Final 8 Logo ©  FIBA Europe  EuroLeague Women takes center stage in European women's basketball from Wednesday, 28 March until 1 April with the Final 8 tournament.

Galatasaray Medical Park are the hosts and hold the event in their home court, the Abdi İpekçi Arena.

The competition was modified in many aspects including the Final itself.

The eight teams have been divided into groups of four. At the end of the round robin competition on Friday the teams have a day rest.

On the final day the teams who finished last in each group play off for seventh place. The fifth place game follows for the teams that finished in third place.

The bronze medal game will see the groups' runners-up face each other before the grand final.

You can listen to players and coaches give their predictions on who might win:

EuroLeague Womem: rosters and timetable

Group A

Fenerbahçe SK: Elina Babkina, Zane Tamane, Birsel Vardarli, Esmeral Tuncluer, Kübra Siyahdemir, Nevriye Yilmaz, Devran Tanacan, Penny Taylor, Ivana Matovic, Olcay Cakir, Nevin Nevlin, Angel McCoughtry, Head Coach: George Dikeoulakos

Beretta-Famila: Chiara Consolini, Ivana Jalcová, Liron Cohen, Janel Mc Carville, Maja Erkic, Raffaella Masciadri, Emanuela Ramon, Aija Brumermane, Jenifer Nadalin, Cheryl Ford, Laura Macchi, Head Coach: Maurizio Lasi

Rivas Ecopolis: Laura Nicholls, Essence Carson, Kourtney Treffers, Elisa Aguilar, Vega Gimeno, Amaya Valdemoro, Asjha Jones, Anna Cruz, Marta Perez, Gema Garcia, Tijana Krivacevic, Sandra Pirsic, Head Coach: Miguel Martinez Mendez

Galatasaray: Epifaniya Prints, Yasemen Saylar, Ayse Cora, Bahar Caglar, Isil Alben, Ivanka Matic, Diana Taurasi, Sariye Kumral, Tina Charles, Ticha Penicheiro, Head Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

Group B

Wisla Can-Pack: Anke De Mondt, Milka Bjelica, Paulina Pawlak, Ana Dabovic, Nicole Powell, Katarzyna Krezel, Ewelina Kobryn, Magdalena Leciejewska, Erin Phillips, Petra Ujhelyi, Joanna Czarnecka, Head Coach: Jose I. Hernández

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje: Candice Dupree, Sonja Petrovic, Evgenia Belyakova, Nika Baric, Tatiana Korovushkina, Marina Kuzina, Ksenia Tikhonenko, Maria Kalmykova, Jelena Skerovic, Rebekka Hammon, Seimone Augustus, Head Coach: Pokey Chatman

Ros Casares: Jana Veselá, Silvia Dominguez, Isabelle Yacoubou, Miriam Foraste, Laia Palau, Katalin Honti, Ann Wauters, Eshaya Murphy, Lauren Jackson, Sancho Lyttle, Maya Moore, Head Coach: Roberto Iniguez

UMMC Ekaterinburg: Olga Arteshina, Sandra Linkeviciene, Sandrine Gruda, Yelena Leuchanka, Hana Horakova, Sue Bird, Maria Stepanova, Tatiana Vidmer, Candace Parker, Deanna Nolan, Shay Doron, Svetlana Abrosimova, Head Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

Fenerbahçe vs. Beretta Famila,
Rivas Ecópolis vs. Galatasaray,
Ros Casares vs. UMMC,
Wisla Can-Pack vs. Sparta&K

Galatasaray vs. Fenerbahçe,
Beretta Famila vs. Rivas Ecópolis,
Sparta&K vs. Ros Casares,
UMMC vs. Wisla Can-Pack

Fenerbahçe vs. Rivas Ecópolis,
Galatasaray vs. Beretta Famila,
Ros Casares vs. Wisla Can-Pack,
Sparta&K vs. UMMC

Where to watch the EuroLeague Women Final 8

Womensbasketball-in-france.com has been accredited for this event by FIBA Europe and the local organising committee. However we do not have broadcasting rights.

FIBA Europe TV will show all the games on their platform. However the package is not free. They will show one game per day free of charge.

We will provide live links (not delayed) from media partners on the right side of this page each day.

EuroLeague Women stories from Istanbul

01 April 2012: Day 4: Ros Casares are the champions

30 March 2012: Day 3: Ecópolis join Ros Casares in final

29 March 2012: Day 2: Ros Casares first to qualify for final, while fireworks in Istanbul derby

28 March 2012: Day 1: The hosts Galatasaray MP start with a defeat

Where to watch EuroLeague basketball

Visit our 2011-12 Ligue Féminine de Basketball page

Visit our EuroLeague Women index page

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Date created: 28 March 2012
Last Updated: 01 April 2012

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Round 13: Edwige Lawson-Wade (Lattes Montpellier)
Round 12: Iva Ciglar (Seat Unisze Györ)
Round 11: Asjha Jones (Rivas Ecópolis)
Round 10: Lucia Kupcikova (Good Angels Kosice)
Round 9: Quanitra Hollingsworth (Seat Unisze Györ)
Round 8: Candice Dupree (Sparta&K Moscow Region)
Round 7: Angel McCoughtry (Fenerbahçe SK)
Round 6: Tina Charles (Galatasaray Medical Park) / Géraldine Robert (Lotos Gdynia)

Round 5: Erika De Souza (Perfumerías Avenida)
Round 4: Diana Taurasi (Galatasaray Medical Park)
Round 3: Dewanna Bonner (Perfumerías Avenida)
Round 2: Quanitra Hollingsworth (Seat Unisze Györ) and Ann Wauters (Ros Casares)

Round 1: Diana Taurasi (Galatasaray Medical Park)

EuroLeague Women - Final 8 Seeding
# Team Pts
1. Fenerbahçe SK 16
2. Ros Casares 14
3. Wisla Can-Pack 12
4. Rivas Ecópolis 10
5. Galatasaray MP 10
6. Sparta&K Moscow Region 10
7. Perfumerías Avenida 8
8. UMMC Ekaterinburg 8
9. Good Angels Kosice 6
10. Nadezhda Orenburg 6
11. Beretta-Famila 6
12. Bourges Basket 4
13. ZVVK USK Prague 4
14. CCC Polkowice 4
15. Lattes Montpellier 2