1977–78 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup

The 1977–78 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup was the twelfth edition of FIBA's 2nd-tier level European-wide professional club basketball competition, contested between national domestic cup champions, running from 19 October 1977, to 29 March 1978. It was contested by 22 teams, three less than in the previous edition.[1]

1977–78 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup
LeagueFIBA European Cup Winners' Cup
SportBasketball
Finals
ChampionsItaly Gabetti Cantù
  Runners-upItaly Sinudyne Bologna
FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup seasons

Gabetti Cantù defeated Sinudyne Bologna in a final, held in Milan, winning the FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup for the second consecutive time in the club's history.

ParticipantsEdit

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Soproni MAFC   195–179   Milde Sorte Wien 98–94 97–85
Hapoel Tel Aviv   134–135   Olympiacos 79–60 55–75
Beşiktaş   165–200   Levski-Spartak 101–111 64–89
Sparta Bertrange   153–171   Viganello 70–79 83–92
Embassy Milton Keynes   183–205   FC Barcelona 88–88 95–117
Gießen 46ers   189–216   Falcon Jeans EBBC 97–109 92–107
Södertälje   188–178   Éveil Monceau 100–84 88–94

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Partizani Tirana   165–192   Caen 91–97 74–95
Soproni MAFC   172–181   Kvarner 94–93 78–88
Olympiacos   139–150   Sinudyne Bologna 78–72 61–78
Levski-Spartak   158–181   Steaua București 83–74 75–107
Viganello   166–219   FC Barcelona 82–93 84–126
Falcon Jeans EBBC   176–156   Slavia VŠ Praha 98–73 78–83
Södertälje   168–161   Wisła Kraków 88–92 80–69
Automatically qualified to the Quarter finals group stage

QuarterfinalsEdit

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

Group AEdit

  CAN   CAE   EBBC   KVA
  CAN * 89-82 87-75 92-67
  CAE 101-91 * 98-87 92-79
  EBBC 87-89 89-91 * 99-85
  KVA 74-81 100-93 65-78 *
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Gabetti Cantù 6 11 5 1 529 486 +43
2.   Caen 6 10 4 2 557 535 +22
3.   Falcon Jeans EBBC 6 8 2 4 515 515 0
4.   Kvarner 6 7 1 5 470 535 -65

Group BEdit

  SIN   FCB   STE   SÖD
  SIN * 89-72 99-76 92-90
  FCB 94-86 * 124-86 98-73
  STE 110-101 101-100 * 95-84
  SÖD 73-83 90-77 83-82 *
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Sinudyne Bologna 6 10 4 2 550 515 +35
2.   FC Barcelona 6 9 3 3 565 525 +40
3.   Steaua București 6 9 3 3 550 591 -41
4.   Södertälje 6 8 2 4 493 527 -34

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sinudyne Bologna   178–164   Caen 98–78 80–86
FC Barcelona   167–184   Gabetti Cantù 90–87 77–97

FinalEdit

March 29, PalaLido, Milan

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Gabetti Cantù   84–82   Sinudyne Bologna
1977–78 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup Champions
 
Gabetti Cantù
2nd title

ReferencesEdit

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

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