1992–93 FIBA European League

The 1992–93 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1992–93 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 36th season of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague). It featured 42 competing teams from 33 countries. The final of the competition was held on April 15, 1993, at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus,[1][2] Greece, with Limoges CSP defeating Benetton Treviso, by a score of 59–55. The defending title holder, Partizan, was not allowed in the competition because of United Nations Security Council Resolution 757, which imposed sanctions against Yugoslavia.

1992–93 FIBA European League
LeagueFIBA European League
SportBasketball
Regular Season
Top scorerCroatia Zdravko Radulović (Cibona)
Final Four
ChampionsFrance Limoges CSP
  Runners-upItaly Benetton Treviso
Final Four MVPCroatia Toni Kukoč (Benetton Treviso)
FIBA European League seasons

Competition systemEdit

  • 42 teams (the cup title holder, national domestic league champions, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues) played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The sixteen remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered the Regular Season Group Stage, divided into two groups of eight teams, playing a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria were used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The top four teams from each group after the Regular Season Group Stage qualified for a Quarterfinal Playoff (X-pairings, best of 3 games).
  • The four winners of the Quarterfinal Playoff qualified for the Final Stage (Final Four), which was played at a predetermined venue.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Partizani Tirana   133–232   CSKA Sofia 75–107 58–125
Dinamo Tbilisi   180–237   Śląsk Wrocław 85–124 95–113
Universitatea   146–188   USK Praha 59–85 87–103
ZTE Heraklith   154–185   Budivelnyk 79–86 75–99
Keflavik   191–256   Bayer 04 Leverkusen 100–130 91–126
Pezoporikos Larnaca   130–211   PAOK 61–104 69–107
Žalgiris   169–177   Smelt Olimpija 80–74 89–103
Kalev   153–154   Guildford Kings 80–75 73–79
Efes Pilsen   174–123   Benetton Fribourg 91–59 83–64
NMKY Helsinki   160–152   Union SPI Basket Flyers 95–63 65–89
CSKA Moscow   174–168   Commodore Den Helder 95–94 79–74
Etzella   130–218   Benfica 72–113 58–105
Scania Södertälje   169–190   Maes Pils 86–93 83–97

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSKA Sofia   151–200   Real Madrid Teka 73–103 78–97
Śląsk Wrocław   154–195   Scavolini Pesaro 72–91 82–104
USK Praha   152–175   Estudiantes Argentaria 84–99 68–76
Budivelnyk   165–210   Knorr Bologna 80–114 85–96
Bayer 04 Leverkusen   245–191   ASK Brocēni 126–103 119–88
Crvena zvezda   0–4*   PAOK 0–2 0–2
Smelt Olimpija   166–176   Olympiacos 85–88 81–88
Guildford Kings   129–143   Limoges CSP 72–72 57–71
Efes Pilsen   120–131   Pau-Orthez 65–67 55–64
NMKY Helsinki   175–192   Cibona 87–83 88–109
CSKA Moscow   173–174   Zadar 95–86 78–88
Benfica   156–189   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 75–89 81–100
Hapoel Tel Aviv   164–170   Maes Pils 88–80 76–90
Automatically qualified to the group stage

*Crvena zvezda was drawn for the competition but was not allowed to compete due to UN embargo on FR Yugoslavia. PAOK went through with a walkover.

**Partizan was drawn for the competition but was not allowed to compete due to UN embargo on FR Yugoslavia. FIBA decided not to replace Partizan with another team for the Regular Season Group Stage, so the 15 qualified clubs had to be unevenly distributed in this round (a group of 8 teams and another of only 7).

Regular seasonEdit

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Qualified to Playoff
     Eliminated

Group AEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   PAOK 12 20 8 4 879 839 +40
2.   Limoges CSP 12 19 7 5 816 757 +59
3.   Scavolini Pesaro 12 19 7 5 887 877 +10
4.   Knorr Bologna 12 18 6 6 938 893 +45
5.   Marbella Joventut 12 18 6 6 945 946 -1
6.   Cibona 12 17 5 7 909 976 -67
7.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 12 15 3 9 934 1020 -86
8.   Partizan** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Real Madrid Teka 14 26 12 2 1181 1031 +150
2.   Benetton Treviso 14 24 10 4 1127 1073 +54
3.   Olympiacos 14 22 8 6 1057 1023 +34
4.   Pau-Orthez 14 22 8 6 1113 1100 +13
5.   Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14 22 8 6 1099 1105 -6
6.   Zadar 14 19 5 9 1096 1198 -102
7.   Estudiantes Argentaria 14 18 4 10 1132 1131 +1
8.   Maes Pils 14 15 1 13 1092 1236 -144

QuarterfinalsEdit

Seeded teams played games 2 and 3 at home.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Pau-Orthez   0–2   PAOK 86–103 65–81
Olympiacos   1–2   Limoges CSP 70–67 53–59 58-60
Knorr Bologna   0–2   Real Madrid Teka 56–76 58–79
Scavolini Pesaro   1–2   Benetton Treviso 94–92 94–101 58–77

Final fourEdit

SemifinalsEdit

April 13, Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Real Madrid Teka   52–62   Limoges CSP
PAOK   77–79   Benetton Treviso

3rd place gameEdit

April 15, Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Real Madrid Teka   70–76   PAOK

FinalEdit

April 15, Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Benetton Treviso   55–59   Limoges CSP
1992–93 FIBA European League
Champions
 
Limoges CSP
1st Title

Final standingsEdit

Team
    Limoges CSP
    Benetton Treviso
    PAOK
  Real Madrid Teka

AwardsEdit

Award Player Club Ref.
Season Top Scorer   Zdravko Radulović   Cibona
Final Four MVP   Toni Kukoč   Benetton Treviso
Finals Top Scorer   Terry Teagle   Benetton Treviso

1993 FIBA European League All-Final Four TeamEdit

Position Player Club Ref.
Point guard   John Korfas   PAOK
Shooting guard   Jure Zdovc   Limoges CSP
Small forward   Toni Kukoč (MVP)   Benetton Treviso
Power forward   Cliff Levingston   PAOK
Center   Stefano Rusconi   Benetton Treviso

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European club champions: 1958-2014".
  2. ^ "Schedule | European Championship for Men's Clubs (1993) | FIBA Europe".
  3. ^ Champions Cup 1992–93.

External linksEdit