ABA Announces Playoff Format


Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced its playoff format for the 2015-2016 season.  “This year, a total of 36 teams will be competing in the playoffs for a shot at the ABA Championship trophy,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman.  The Final Eight will meet in Laredo, TX beginning April 4th.  “This is the most competitive season ever with no clear favorite.”

Round 1 will consist of seven divisional match-ups of four teams.  Seven teams will receive a bye in the first round that will be played on Mar 12,13.

Northeast:   Baltimore Hawks vs New York Court Kingz

                     Bronx Holy Flames vs York Buccaneers

                     Winners play – Winner to play Jersey Express

Gulf Coast: Mid-South Echoes vs Jackson Showboats

                     Bowling Green Bandits vs Southwest Warriors

                     Winners play – Winner to play Mobile Bay Tornados

North Central:   Windy City Groove vs Oakland County Cowboys

                     Chicago Fury vs Steel City Yellow Jackets

                     Winners play – Winner to play Chicago Steam

Michigan:   Grand Rapids Danger vs Vehicle City Chargers

                    Kalamazoo Pure vs Team Network

                    Winners play – Winner to play West Michigan Lake Hawks

Southwest:   Austin Boom vs Texas Skyriders

                     Texas Red Wolves vs Texas Fuel

                     Winners play – Winner to play West Texas Whirlwind

Florida/Georiga:   South Florida Gold vs Georgia Gwizzlies

                     Atlanta Wildcats vs Atlanta Aliens

                     Winners play – Winner to play DMV Warriors or Richmond Elite

Florida:           Georgia Kingz vs Atlanta Storm

                     Native Pride vs Daytona Sharks

                     Winners play – Winner to play Miami Midnite

Jacksonville Giants will meet winner of Southwest Division for final spot in Final Eight. Laredo Swarm will have a bye to the Final Eight.  First round match-ups subject to slight change.

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Thanks all,

Joe Newman

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