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After the EuroLeague released their schedule on Wednesday, the continent's second strongest competition - the EuroCup - unveiled their match dates for the upcoming season as well. 

The EuroCup season will start on October 19. The first week of action will include these matchups:

  • Turk Telekom Ankara v Boulogne Metropolitans 92 (Group A)
  • Dolomiti Energia Trento v Joventut Badalona (Group A)
  • Hamburg Towers v Partizan NIS Belgrade (Group A)
  • Gran Canaria v Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana (Group B)
  • Slask Wroclaw v Lietkabelis Panevezys (Group A)
  • Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar v Morabanc Andorra (Group A)
  • Valencia Basket v Promitheas Patras (Group B)
  • Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse v Umana Reyer Venice (Group B)
  • Frutti Extra Bursaspor v Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Group B)
  • ratiopharm ULM v Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Group B)

The regular season will be the longest in competition history, featuring 18 games for each team.

Among the key dates to cross on your calendars early in the season are the first meeting between last season's semifinalists Herbalife Gran Canaria and former EuroLeague team Valencia Basket on November 3; and a matchup between an obvious winner of this summer's transfer market Partizan NIS Belgrade and the No. 1 seeded team in Group A Morabanc Andorra on November 10.

Despite having a longer regular season, there will be no double-weeks in the EuroCup. According to information from the EuroCup website, teams are scheduled to play for five consecutive weeks, then return to action on December 7 and play for three more weeks.

There will be 10 regular season rounds in 2022, starting on January 12. There will be a one-month break between the last day of Round 13 (February 9) and the first day of Round 14 (March 8). After that competition will roll non-stop until the end of the regular season.

The regular season is due to finish on April 6, 2022. The top eight teams in each group will be advance to the elimination rounds, which consist of the eighth-finals, quarterfinals, and semifinals, all played in a single-game format in which the higher-ranked team from the regular season will have a home-court advantage.

The eighth-finals are scheduled to start on April 19, 2022, followed by the quarterfinals on April 27 and the semifinals on May 3. The single-game EuroCup Final date and location will be announced in the near future.

The full schedule of the EuroCup can be found here.

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