2019-20 Season

Another expansion team, MBA-2 to debut in VTB Youth League, pushed the official number of MBA teams to record-setting eight.

MBA in men’s SuperLeague and women’s Premier League

MBA-2 in men’s VTB United Youth League and women’s SuperLeague

MBA-U18 in men’s and women’s tournament

MBA 3x3 in men’s and women’s tournaments

MBA Women — 6th in Premier League, R16 of EuroCup

Russian Cup repeated the history for MBA, who reached the quarterfinal after thrashing Samara 81-42. The further path was crossed by the eventual runner-up, UMMC Ekaterinburg.

The best EuroCup season for MBA started with 5-0 record at group stage (the only loss coming in a meaningless game) and straight qualification for Round of 16, bypassing the first playoff round.

Year 2020 brought no gifts to the team but the nightmare. EuroCup playoff exit from CCC Polkowice, Premier League losing streak and drop to 7th position were no New Year miracles at all.

Eventually MBA finished 6th in the regular season, which soon was claimed the official final standings upon the COVID-19 pandemic.


MBA Men — in SuperLeague

Early Cup exit for men’s team — after a tight loss to Metallurg, 80-82.

The men’s SuperLeague season was not officially concluded due to pandemic, MBA was 8th in standings when the games were suspended. The team showed confidence and quality basketball not only in the new home venue of Krylatskoe Sports Palace in Moscow, but in away games as well, having accumulated numerous road wins.

MBA-2 Women — in SuperLeague

The youngsters showed their character from the beginning, competing with Dynamo-Farm and vetted Kazanochka. One of the best moments came during the 5-1 homestand at the end of autumn. MBA-2 was 7th in standings when the tournament was suspended.

MBA-2 Men in Youth VTB League

A new unit in MBA program, which was devoted to bridge the gap between U18 and senior teams.

Again sticking to MBA tradition — being the youngest team in the court — our guys were equally successful on the road and at home. The 20-20 record in the unfinished season unofficially ranked MBA 8th.

MBA U18 Women — in YUBL

The team went through traditional renovation — from players who left the U18 category to 16-17-year-olds — and a surge to more opportunities for younger players rather than help from MBA-2.

Our girls won all the games in the first stage, went through the second and reached the Final Eight which had not been held.

MBA U18 Men in YUBL

Upon the season suspension, MBA-YUBL had been ranked 2nd. There was no Final Eight.

MBA 3x3 teams

In the Russian 3x3 Championship, the MBA men participated in two regular stops and then in the Final Stage, where they ranked highly at 4th place. Especially remarkable were playoff games vs Bionord in quarterfinal (21-17) and a tough matchup against vetted Tri Zvezdochki in the semifinal (20-21).

Only one champion player remained in the 3x3 women’s team — but the new roster proved to be no less confident and competitive. The girls reached finals in all four stops, winning three of them. The Finals, postponed from spring to autumn, were not so lucky for our team and ended early.