B.League (Japan Professional Basketball League)

The B League is a professional basketball league that started in 2016. The regular season runs from October to May, followed by playoffs, and the B-League is divided into the B1 League (20 teams), the B2 League (16 teams), and the B3 League (11 teams).

The B1 league is divided into the East and West conference with 10 teams each. In the playoffs, the top three teams from each division and two wild card teams compete for the championship.

2020 Season: B League Participating Teams / Home Arena

b1
Teams Prefecture Arena
Levanga Hokkaido Hokkaido Hokkai Kitayell
Akita Northern Happinets Akita CNA Arena Akita
Utsunomiya Brex Tochigi Brex Arena Utsunomiya
Chiba Jets Chiba Funabashi Arena
Alvark Tokyo Tokyo Arena Tachikawa Tachihi
Sun Rockers Shibuya Tokyo Aoyama Gakuin Memorial Hall (University Gymnasium)
Kawasaki Brave Thunders Kanagawa Kawasaki City Todoroki Arena
Yokohama B-Corsairs Kanagawa Yokohama International Pool
Niigata Albirex BB Niigata City Hall Plaza Aore Nagaoka
Toyama Grouses Toyama Toyama City Gymnasium
Shinso Brave Warriors Nagano White Ring
San-En NEOPHOENIX Aichi Toyohashi City General Gymnasium
Seahorse Mikawa Aichi Wing Arena Kariya
Nagoya Diamond Dolphins Aichi Dolphins Arena
Shiga Lakestars Shiga Ukaruchan Arena
Kyoto Hannaryz Kyoto Hannaryz Arena
Osaka Evessa Osaka Ookini Arena Maishima
Shimane Susanoo Magic Shimane Matsue City General Gymnasium
Hiroshima Dragonflys Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall
Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa Okinawa City Gymnasium
b2
Teams Prefecture Arena
Aomori Wat's Aomori Maeda Arena
Sendai 89ERS Miyagi Xebio Arena Sendai
Yamagata Wyvans Yamagata Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park Gymnasium
Fukushima Firebonds Fukushima Horaiya Koriyama General Gymnasium
Ibaraki Robots Ibaraki Adastria Mito Arena
Gunma Crane Thunders Gunma Yamato Citizens Gymnasium Maebashi
Koshigaya Alphas Saitama Koshigaya City General Gymnasium
Earth Friends Tokyo Z Tokyo Ota City General Gymnasium
F Eagles Nagoya Aichi Biwajima Sports Center
Nishinomiya Stokes Hyogo Nishinomiya City Central Gymnasium
Bambitious Nara Nara Rohto Arena
Kagawa Five Arrows Kagawa Takamatsu City Gymnasium
Ehime Orange Vikings Ehime Matsuyama City General Community Center
Rising Zephyr Fukuoka Fukuoka Teriha Sekisui House Arena
Saga Ballooners Saga SAGA Sunrise Park General Gymnasium
Kumamoto Volters Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium
b3
Teams Prefecture Arena
Iwate Big Bulls Iwate Morioka Takaya Arena
Saitama Broncos Saitama Saiden Chemical Arena
Tokyo Excellence Tokyo Itabashi Azusawa Gymnasium
Tokyo Hachioji Bee Trains Tokyo Esforta Arena Hachioji
Kanazawa Samuraiz Ishikawa Kanazawa City General Gymnasium
Gifu Swoops Gifu OKB Gifu Seiryu Arena
Veltex Shizuoka Shizuoka Shizuoka City Central Gymnasium
Toyoda Gosei Scorpions Aichi Toyoda Gosei Memorial Gymnasium Entrio
Aisin AW Areions Anjo Aichi Aisin AW Gymnasium
Trihoop Okayama Okayama Zip Arena Okayama
Kagoshima Rebnais Kagoshima Nishihara Shokai Arena

Japan Professional Basketball League (B.LEAGUE)

Schedule

The 2020-2021 season schedule is uncertain due to the Coronavirus, let's look at the schedule for 2018-2019 for your reference. 
*Currently, games are being played as scheduled for the 2020-2021 season. (as of March, 2021)

Schedule for the 2018-2019 season

Regular Season
October 4, 2018 to April 19, 2019

Post Season
April 26, 2019 to May 11, 2019

Quarterfinals 
April 26, 2019 (Friday) to April 29, 2019 (Monday)

Semifinals
Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Final 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Venue: Yokohama Arena

All-Star Game
January 19, 2019
Venue: Toyama City General Gymnasium

All Japan Basketball Championship Tournament (Emperor's Cup)

The All Japan Basketball Championship Tournament is a knockout tournament separate from the B League games. The first place in Japan will be decided in a knockout tournament among B1 B-League teams, college teams, company-sponsored teams, and high school teams that have won their respective regional block qualifiers.

The first round starts in September, and the winning team will be decided at the Grand Final in March of the following year.

The venue for the final round (quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals) will be the Saitama Super Arena.

 

 


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