Wednesday, February 15th, the earth of basketball will shake on the Rock. Monaco’s armada welcomes the Metropolitans of Wembanyama in the round of 16 of the French Cup. A game to follow on MCS Basket.
This is the not-to-be-missed game of the evening on Wednesday, February 15th ! Monaco and Boulogne-Levallois are facing each other for the second time this season, after the Roca Team’s success at Marcel Cerdan (82-95) last December. This knockout game, worthy of a finals duel, offers however room for suspense.
Leader of Betclic Elite and on the way to the Euroleague playoffs, Monaco has everything to counter the expectations of its runner-up in the championship, deprived of some significant absences. The best team in the point differential, the Roca Team is the most threatening formation of the French elite. Can they be put in trouble? To do so, the Mets will have to contain the Rock’s back line. Elie Okobo and Mike James are capable of creating for themselves as well as for others. Real metronomes in Sasa Obradovic’s squad.
On their side, the Francilians have a major asset, which many NBA franchises dream of acquiring in less than five months. The phenomenon Victor Wembanyama is passing through the Principality and, like all his public appearances, he intends to make a good impression! For the competitor that is Wemby, this match is a first step towards a new trophy. That of a French Cup to be won on April 22 at the Accor Arena.
A game to follow on MCS Basket
MCS Basket, the first live-streaming platform for European basketball (Spanish, Italian, Turkish championships, NCAA…), will broadcast the game of the last 16 of the Men’s French Cup between Monaco and Boulogne-Levallois at 7pm as well as the entire Top 8 Arena Loire, which will take place on March 18th and 19th in Trélazé (49). That is to say 6 games in two days to designate the two finalists of the French Cup, which will be held at the Accor Arena in Paris, on Saturday, April 22.
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The consultant’s eye – Michael Mokongo
“In view of the games we have observed in the French Cup, I would tend to say that Monaco does not seem to give particular attention to this competition, in return I think that the Metropolitans 92 will play their chance with a beautiful staff around the unicorn Wembanyama. During their first confrontation, the shock had well taken place. Boulogne-Levallois had made an impressive first half but was caught by the Monegasque bench.Former Monaco player, Michael Mokongo will be the commentator of the game on MCS Basket.
Unfortunately for the Mets, they will not be able to count on their leader Tremont Waters, nor on their scorer Hugo Besson. A prediction ? Despite everything, I give Monaco the winner. I even fear that it will end as a walk in the park. But on a game everything is possible!”