1976–77 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup

The 1976–77 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup was the eleventh edition of FIBA's 2nd-tier level European-wide professional club basketball competition, contested between national domestic cup champions, running from 20 October 1976, to 29 March 1977. It was contested by 25 teams, five more than in the previous edition.[1]

1976–77 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup
LeagueFIBA European Cup Winners' Cup
SportBasketball
Finals
ChampionsItaly Birra Forst Cantù
  Runners-upSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnički Belgrade
FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup seasons

The Italian League became the first league to win the competition twice in a row, for a second time, when Birra Forst Cantù defeated Radnički Belgrade, in the final, held in Palma de Mallorca. Cantù had previously defeated defending champions Cinzano Milano, in the semifinals, in the competition's third tie between two clubs from the same country. Cantù was the fourth Italian club to win the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup, after Ignis Varese, Fides Napoli, and Olimpia Milano.

ParticipantsEdit

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Etzella   120–211   Trend Wien 60–99 60–112
Hapoel Gvat/Yagur   145–163   Steaua București 83–71 62–92
Fribourg Olympic   141–147   Beşiktaş 82–71 59–76
Njarðvík   143–165   Boroughmir Barrs 77–78 66–87
Buitoni Flamingo's   167–189   Juventud Schweppes 80–74 87–115
Al-Zamalek   166–189   Wybrzeże Gdańsk 78–79 88–110
Partizani Tirana   0–4*   Radnički Belgrade 0–2 0–2
Högsbo   172–169   Wolfenbüttel 91–74 81–95
Botev   179–187   Ijsboerke Kortrijk 98–85 81–102
AEK   132–172   Slavia VŠ Praha 73–66 59–106
Embassy All-Stars   173–192   ASVEL 87–83 86–109

*Partizani Tirana withdrew before the first leg, and Radnički Belgrade received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Trend Wien   166–179   ASVEL 92–83 74–96
Steaua București   143–141   Beşiktaş 77–57 66–84
Boroughmir Barrs   130–237   Juventud Schweppes 66–111 64–126
Wybrzeże Gdańsk   187–211   Radnički Belgrade 101–94 86–117
Högsbo   180–208   Birra Forst Cantù 95–101 85–107
Ijsboerke Kortrijk   165–178   Slavia VŠ Praha 96–83 69–95
Automatically qualified to the Quarter finals group stage

QuarterfinalsEdit

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to semifinals

Group AEdit

  RAD   MIL   SPA   SLA
  RAD 87-73 85-80 115-70
  MIL 99-85 94-69 105-63
  SPA 99-84 103-86 84-58
  SLA 54-84 97-83 84-79
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Radnički Belgrade 6 10 4 2 540 475 +65
2.   Cinzano Milano 6 9 3 3 540 504 +36
3.   Spartak Leningrad 6 9 3 3 514 491 +23
4.   Slavia VŠ Praha 6 8 2 4 426 550 -124

Group BEdit

  CAN   JUV   STE   ASV
  CAN 105-76 99-77 125-76
  JUV 93-86 100-77 100-83
  STE 88-85 82-74 65-59
  ASV 85-99 95-96 105-95
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Birra Forst Cantù 6 10 4 2 599 495 +104
2.   Juventud Schweppes 6 10 4 2 539 528 +11
3.   Steaua București 6 9 3 3 484 522 -38
4.   ASVEL 6 7 1 5 503 580 -77

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Birra Forst Cantù   199–173   Cinzano Milano 101–78 98–95
Juventud Schweppes   154–171   Radnički Belgrade 74–77 80–94

FinalEdit

March 29, Palau Municipal d'Esports Son Moix, Palma de Mallorca

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Birra Forst Cantù   87–86   Radnički Belgrade


1976–77 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup Champions
 
Birra Forst Cantù
1st title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saporta Cup (C2)". linguasport.com. Retrieved 2014-07-19.

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