The Chicago Sky are your WNBA champions, but women’s basketball didn’t stop there. EuroLeague began on October 6, and now, with some of the W’s top talent playing overseas, the fun only continues.

What is EuroLeague?

The top international competition for women’s basketball. It features 16 teams separated into two groups that compete in a regular season and then postseason.

How are the groups decided?

By draw! Teams are seeded based on performance in European competition over the last three seasons.

Who are the best teams?

UMMC Ekaterinburg has won the last three seasons while Dynamo Kursk won in 2016-17.

Which WNBA players compete in EuroLeague?

A bunch of your faves! MVP Jonquel Jones, champions Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley, Kahleah Copper, and Astou Ndour-Fall, Brittney Griner, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Kayla McBride, Gabby Williams, Emma Meesseman and more.

How many games are played in EuroLeague?

There are 14 regular season games, plus the playoffs.

When are regular season games played?

Games are typically all played on the same day with a few exceptions, and begin as soon as 10:00 a.m. ET. Daytime basketball! The regular season runs through the first day of February with matchups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The league also takes a three-week hiatus for players’ national team commitments in November.

How can I watch the games?

We’ve got great news! They’re all free, live on YouTube.

How do the playoffs work?

Eight teams qualify (four from each group), where No. 1 plays No. 8, No. 2 plays No. 7 and so on in a best-of-three series. Then the Final Four and Finals are single-elimination games.

When do the playoffs start?

The first round begins February 23, and the Final Four starts April 8.

What are the 2021-22 EuroLeague championship futures odds?

  • UMMC Ekaterinburg 6/5

  • Dynamo Kursk 7/2

  • Perfumerias Avenida 9/2

  • ZVVZ USK Praha 8/1

  • Fenerbahce Safiport 9/1

  • Sopron Basket 12/1

  • Beretta Famila Schio 20/1

  • Galatasaray 40/1

  • BLMA 40/1

  • Spar Girona 50/1

  • Basket Landes 50/1

  • The field 100/1

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