Unicaja, who were fourth before this weekend’s games, He took advantage of Valencia Basket’s 83-74 defeat at Baskonia and Barça’s 82-73 defeat in their visit to Murcia to move up two positions in the standings.. Now, green, blaugranas, taronjas and UCAM itself equal their record, 7-3, what happens is that Unicaja has a much better average, +73 compared to UCAM’s +56, Barça’s +48 and Barça’s +20 of the Valencians. And in the first round of the League, in the event of a tie for victories, it is the difference in points that decides who is ahead and who is behind in the standings.
Seven days for the cup cut
The great news is that With 7 days left in the first round, Unicaja is still among the top 4, which allows them to be seeded in the cup draw that will be held next January, prior to the Copa del Rey Málaga 2024.
The greens have a victory over UCAM Murcia, Baxi Manresa, Basquet Girona and Dreamland Gran Canaria, all of them with 6 victories and with an average much lower than that of those led by Ibon Navarro… at least at this point in the first round.
Top seed in the 2024 Malaga Cup?
Unicaja still has to play in this first part of the season three games at home (Baxi Manresa, Covirán and Barça) and four away (Surne Bilbao Basket, MoraBanc Andorra, UCAM Murcia and Zunder Palencia). It’s early to do the math, but with four or five wins it should be enough to be in the favorites’ hype on the day that fortune distributes luck in the pairings of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.