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The 1997–98 FIBA Korać Cup was the 26th edition of the third tier European basketball tournament FIBA Korać cup and had 84 participants (42 teams played from the first round and another 42 teams from the second round). Riello Mash Verona won the tournament.

1997–98 FIBA Korać Cup
LeagueFIBA Korać Cup
SportBasketball
Finals
ChampionsItaly Riello Mash Verona
  Runners-upFederal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda
FIBA Korać Cup seasons

Contents

Team allocationEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • WC: Wild card
First round
  Belgacom Union Mons (3rd)   Aveiro   Vojvodina (5th) [Note VOJ]   Astra Södertälje (5th)
  Echo Houthalen   Benfica   Spartak Subotica (6th)   Lahti Logistics (7th)
  Residense (1st)   Queluz   Crvena Zvezda (12th)   Saab Uusikaupunki (8th)
  Sparta Bertrange (2nd)   Dinamo Bucureşti (1st)   Benston Zagreb (3rd)   Estonian Fairs (1st)
  Stahlbau Oberwart (2nd)   Steaua Bucureşti (2nd)   Brotnjo   Ventspils (4th)
  Montan Kapfenberg (3rd)   Slavia Sofia (1st)   Češko (7th)   Mykolaiv (6th)
  Möllersdorf Traiskirchen (4th)   Cherno More (3rd)   Žito Vardar (2nd)   Polonia Przemysl (7th)
  Mattersburg 49ers (5th)   Kompakt (4th)   Orka (CF)   Sparta Praha (9th)
  Albacomp Fehérvár (3rd)   Ficosota Shumen (5th)   Strumica Tabak (6th)   Ricoh Astronauts (2nd)
  Falco Szombathely (5th)   Panathinaikos Limassol   Nemetali Strumica (7th)   Hans Verkerk Den Helder (5th)
  Fribourg Olympic (1st)   Azot Rustavi
Second round
  Tau Ceramica (5th)   Cholet (6th)   Nikas Peristeri (3rd)   Zadar (5th)
  Leon Caja España (6th)   Montpellier (7th)   Aris Moda Bagno (5th)   Buducnost (4th)
  Unicaja (7th)   Nancy (8th)   Sporting (8th)   Shakhtyor Irkutsk (5th)
  TDK Manresa (8th)   Dijon (9th)   Papagou Katselis (9th)   Spartak Moscow (8th)
  Riello Mash Verona (4th)   Telekom Bonn (2nd)   Kombassan Konya (6th)   Lokomotiv Kazan (WC)
  Calze Pompea Roma (6th)   UniVersa Bamberg (4th)   Tuborg Pilsner (7th)   Dendi (3rd)
  Varese Roosters (7th)   Trier (6th)   Galatasaray (8th)   CSKA Kyiv (5th)
  Fontanafredda Siena (9th)   Tally Oberelchingen (7th)   Darüșșafaka (9th)   Šiauliai (4th)
  Ovarense Aerosoles (8th)   Komfort Stargard Szczecinski (2nd)   AEL Limassol   Statyba (10th)
  Helios Domžale (5th)   Stal Bobrek Bytom (4th)   Maccabi Rishon LeZion (6th)
  Maribor Ovni (6th)   Nobiles Włocławek (5th)   Bnei Herzliya (7th)
Notes
  1. ^ Note VOJ: KK Vojvodina participated instead of BFC Beočin because of merging those two clubs after the 1996–97 season.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Residense   157–182   Aveiro 79–81 78–101
Steaua București   135–141   Strumica Tabak 63–53 72–88
Mykolaiv   127–133   Slavia Sofia 66–67 61–66
Saab Uusikaupunki   159–166   Astra Södertälje 80–83 79–83
Montan Kapfenberg   143–134   Albacomp Fehérvár 65–74 78–60
Crvena zvezda   179–131   Panathinaikos Limassol 90–54 89–77
Češko   136–145   Dinamo Bucureşti 72–68 64–77
Benfica   144–130   Fribourg Olympic 66–67 78–63
Hans Verkerk   147–111   Sparta Bertrange 93–64 54–47
Sparta Praha   138–127   Polonia Przemyśl 63–60 75–67
Echo Houthalen   167–166   Möllersdorf Traiskirchen 88–74 79–92
Ficosota Shumen   180–191   Orka 85–85 95–106
Žito Vardar   155–151   Kompakt 84–70 71–81
Mattersburg 49ers   125–150   Benston Zagreb 75–83 50–67
Ricoh Astronauts   128–160   Belgacom Union Mons 57–81 71–79
Lahti Logistics   153–163   Ventspils 80–89 73–74
Brotnjo   0–40   Falco Szombathely 0–20 0–20
Queluz   133–134   Stahlbau Oberwart 67–66 65–68
Azot Rustavi   148–165   Estonian Fairs 81–75 67–90
Nemetali Strumica   119–204   Vojvodina 66–108 53–96
Cherno More   186–168   Spartak Subotica 97–70 89–98

Second roundEdit

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to round of 32

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Leon Caja España 6 6 0 549 465 +84 12
2.   Fontanafredda Siena 6 4 2 498 477 +22 10
3.   Aveiro 6 1 5 469 521 –52 7
4.   Tally Oberelchingen 6 1 5 453 506 –53 7

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Crvena Zvezda 6 5 1 513 431 +72 11
2.   Nikas Peristeri 6 4 2 472 419 +53 10
3.   Bnei Herzliya 6 2 4 446 471 –25 8
4.   Montan Kapfenberg 6 1 5 430 540 –76 7

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Statyba 6 4 2 516 466 +50 10
2.   Komfort Stargard Szczecinski 6 3 3 446 433 +13 9
3.   Lokomotiv Kazan 6 3 3 447 474 –27 9
4.   Astra Södertälje 6 2 4 500 536 –36 8

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Darüșșafaka 6 5 1 476 399 +77 11
2.   Budućnost 6 5 1 506 434 +72 11
3.   Slavia Sofia 6 1 5 490 530 –40 7
4.   Strumica Tabak 6 1 5 446 555 –109 7

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Hapoel Galil Elyon 6 5 1 516 441 +75 11
2.   Papagou Katselis 6 3 3 424 392 +32 9
3.   Dinamo Bucureşti 6 3 3 450 461 –11 9
4.   AEL Limassol 6 1 5 469 520 –51 7

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   UniVersa Bamberg 6 6 0 515 439 +76 12
2.   Montpellier 6 4 2 462 440 +22 10
3.   Benfica 6 2 4 479 465 +14 8
4.   Hans Verkerk 6 0 6 350 462 –112 6

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Riello Mash Verona 6 4 2 516 457 +59 10
2.   Kombassan Konya 6 4 2 430 402 +28 10
3.   Orka 6 3 3 446 488 –42 9
4.   Zadar 6 1 5 408 432 –24 7

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Nancy 6 5 1 517 425 +92 11
2.   TAU Ceramica 6 4 2 491 389 +102 10
3.   Echo Houthalen 6 2 4 435 489 –54 8
4.   Sparta Praha 6 1 5 374 514 –140 6

Group IEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Aris Moda Bagno 6 5 1 528 391 +137 11
2.   Trier 6 4 2 508 478 +30 10
3.   Falco Szombathely 6 3 3 491 535 –43 9
4.   Maribor Ovni 6 0 6 376 499 –123 6

Group JEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Cholet 6 6 0 454 383 +71 12
2.   TDK Manresa 6 4 2 479 456 +23 10
3.   Ovarense Aerosoles 6 1 5 428 467 –39 7
4.   Belgacom Union Mons 6 1 5 433 488 –55 7

Group KEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Ventspils 6 4 2 514 423 +88 10
2.   Spartak Moscow 6 4 2 492 426 +66 10
3.   CSKA Kyiv 6 4 2 428 443 –15 10
4.   Nobiles Włocławek 6 0 6 384 526 –142 6

Group LEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Varese Roosters 6 5 1 505 424 +81 11
2.   Galatasaray 6 4 2 506 428 +78 10
3.   Benston Zagreb 6 3 3 482 476 +6 9
4.   Žito Vardar 6 0 6 411 576 –165 6

Group MEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Calze Pompea Roma 6 6 0 514 343 +171 12
2.   Maccabi Rishon LeZion 6 3 3 431 417 +14 9
3.   Vojvodina 6 3 3 378 410 –32 9
4.   Helios Domžale 6 0 6 389 462 –73 6

Group NEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Stal Bobrek Bytom 6 4 2 487 476 +11 10
2.   Cherno More 6 3 3 471 464 +7 10
3.   Tuborg Pilsner 6 3 3 514 479 +35 9
4.   Sporting 6 2 4 425 478 –53 8

Group OEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Unicaja 6 5 1 486 411 +75 11
2.   Dijon 6 4 2 454 435 +19 10
3.   Telekom Bonn 6 2 4 475 478 –3 8
4.   Stahlbau Oberwart 6 1 5 453 544 –91 7

Group PEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.   Dendi 6 5 1 494 454 +40 11
2.   Šiauliai 6 4 2 509 446 +63 10
3.   Shakhtyor Irkutsk 6 3 3 431 459 –28 9
4.   Estonian Fairs 6 1 5 419 504 –85 7

Sources:[1][2]


Third roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fontanafredda Siena   154–163   Crvena zvezda 81–72 73–91
Nikas Peristeri   145–137   León Caja España 78–69 67–68
Komfort Stargard Szczeciński   133–137   Darüşşafaka 78–69 55–68
Budućnost   144–138   Statyba 83–69 61–69
Papagou Katselis   129–117   UniVersa Bamberg 60–71 69–46
Montpellier   118–136   Hapoel Galil Elyon 61–56 57–80
Kombassan Konya   140–137   Nancy 74–68 66–69
Tau Cerámica   155–169   Riello Mash Verona 70–90 85–79
Trier   145–170   Cholet 75–85 70–85
TDK Manresa   158–163   Aris Moda Bagno 84–67 74–96
Spartak Moscow   173–198   Varese Roosters 79–104 94–94
Galatasaray   141–146   Ventspils 77–76 64–70
Maccabi Rishon LeZion   149–163   Stal Bobrek Bytom 63–81 86–82
Cherno More   134–163   Calze Pompea Roma 79–78 55–85
Dijon   171–152   Dendi 85–79 86–73
Šiauliai   133–142   Unicaja 74–73 59–69

Top 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Crvena zvezda   148–139   Darüşşafaka 67–62 81–77
Nikas Peristeri   136–135   Budućnost 76–57 60–78
Papagou   134–142   Kombassan Konya 79–76 55–66
Hapoel Galil Elyon   146–154   Riello Mash Verona 86–83 60–71
Cholet   177–159   Varese Roosters 95–70 82–89
Aris Moda Bagno   175–133   Ventspils 102–66 73–67
Stal Bobrek Bytom   133–138   Dijon 77–63 56–75
Calze Pompea Roma   139–129   Unicaja 74–55 65–74

Quarter finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Crvena zvezda   144–133   Kombassan Konya 81–66 63–67
Nikas Peristeri   151–158   Riello Mash Verona 72–68 79–90
Cholet   139–124   Dijon 82–62 57–62
Aris Moda Bagno   158–166   Calze Pompea Roma 79–80 79–86

Semi finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Crvena zvezda   155–145   Cholet 81–49 74–96
Riello Mash Verona   166–154   Calze Pompea Roma 96–82 70–72

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Riello Mash Verona   141–138   Crvena zvezda 68–74 73–64
1997–98 FIBA Korać Cup Champions
 
Riello Mash Verona
1st title

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Korac Cup 1997-98". www.linguasport.com. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  2. ^ "Korac Cup (1998) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2018-07-16.