Near East University to play a challenging road game versus UMMC Ekaterinburg

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Added On: 03 January 2018, Wednesday, 11:14
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Near East University to play a challenging road game versus UMMC Ekaterinburg

On gameday 10 of FIBA EuoroLeague Women, Near East University is facing Russian UMMC Ekaterinburg at Ekaterinburg, DIVS Sport Hall.

According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is currently leading FIBA Euroleague Group B with 19 points. On Wednesday 3 January 2018, Near East University will play a challenging road game versus Russian contender team UMMC Ekaterinburg.

The game will take place at Ekaterinburg, DIVS Sport Hall at 16:00 (GMT + 2). Basketball enthusiasts can watch this thrilling game live on

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced UMMC Ekaterinburg at Caferağa Sport Saloon on Wednesday 25 October 2017 and lost the match 70-79. Near East University with 8 wins out of 9 games has 19 points and is the leader of FIBA EuroLeague Group B while UMMC Ekaterinburg has 18 points and ranks the third place in Group B with 7 wins out of 9 games.

The game is expected to be a breathtaking one as both teams need to win to maintain their top places.

Zafer Kalaycıoğlu: “Both teams will exhibit their strength on the court…..”
Evaluating the road game that they would play versus UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia, the Head Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu stated that the game would be tough as their opponent had very strong players.

Underlining that all of the players of the Russian team were star players of women basketball, who were the best of their positions that fulfilled their duties in the best way, Head Coach Kalaycıoğlu stated that they would compete with one of the best teams of Europe to win the game.

Touching upon the importance of the match for them, Kalaycıoğlu shared his views: “We are one of the strong teams of the league that stands forth with its strong staff and tough defense. Our leading position in the league demonstrates that we play good basketball as well. We need to win this game to maintain our leading position in the group as well as to reach our goals. To this end, we will fight in the best way. We lost the home game versus our opponent in Istanbul; this demonstrates us that we should be careful and attach importance on this match. We have worked hard, in a concentrated way; we will do what we have to do in order to win the game. It will be a thrilling game between two assertive teams of the league” said he. ”

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