Completing the EuroCup Women Round of 16 as an unbeaten team, the Near East University faced Reyer Venezia for the first leg of the Round of 8 in Italy on February 8 and lost this leg with 9 points difference by a score of 65-56. In order to advance to the Quarter Finals, the Near East University needed to defeat its rival by outscoring at least 10 points at the return leg of the Round of 8. Facing its rival at the return leg in Istanbul Caferağa Sports Saloon on February 16, the Near East University advanced to FIBA EuroCup Women Quarter Finals by outscoring 21 points and defeating Venezia by a net score of 66-45.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, the match was the scene of breathtaking moments as the players of the Near East University exhibited outstanding performances and dominated all periods by accomplishing net scores of 18-4, 32-21, 51-33 and 66-45. Upon the final whistle, the Near East University players left the basketball court victoriously with the joy of advancing to the Quarter-Finals.