Aris aiming for win and qualification

Aris greets Spanish basketball giant Barcelona tonight in the last round of the Euroleague’s first-stage group play, looking for a victory that would seal the Greek team’s place in the next stage. Currently placed fifth in Group C with a 6-7 record, Aris can also advance with a loss tonight, as long as third-placed Benetton Treviso defeats Eldo Napoli, tied with Aris on a 6-7 record but placed one notch below the Greek team due to an inferior head-to-head status. The top five teams from the competition’s three groups advance automatically.