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 (22 teams), the B2 League (14 teams), and the B3 League (11 teams).
The B1 league is divided into the East and West conference with 11 teams each. In the playoffs, the top three teams from each division and two wild card teams compete for the championship.
2021-2022 Season: B League Participating Teams / Home Arena
|Iwate Big Bulls||Iwate||Morioka Takaya Arena|
|Saitama Broncos||Saitama||Saiden Chemical Arena|
|Tokyo Hachioji Bee Trains||Tokyo||Esforta Arena Hachioji|
|Yokohama Excellence||Kanagawa||Yokohama Budokan|
|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|
|Yamaguchi Patriots||Yamaguchi||Tawarada Memorial Gymnasium|
|Kagoshima Rebnais||Kagoshima||Nishihara Shokai Arena|
Japan Professional Basketball League (B.LEAGUE)
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
October 4, 2018 to April 19, 2019
April 26, 2019 to May 11, 2019
April 26, 2019 (Friday) to April 29, 2019 (Monday)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Venue: Yokohama Arena
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.