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The 2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup was the thirty-fifth edition of FIBA's 2nd-tier level European-wide professional club basketball competition. It occurred between October 17, 2000, and April 17, 2001. The final was held at Hala Torwar, Warsaw, Poland.

2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup
LeagueFIBA Saporta Cup
SportBasketball
Final
ChampionsGreece Maroussi
  Runners-upFrance Élan Chalon
Finals MVPUnited States Jimmy Oliver
FIBA Saporta Cup seasons

Contents

Competition systemEdit

  • 24 teams (national domestic cup champions, plus the best qualified teams in the most important European national domestic leagues), entered a preliminary group stage, divided into four groups of six teams each, playing a round-robin. The final standing were based on individual wins and defeats. In case of a tie between two or more teams, after the group stage, the following criteria was 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 qualified for a 1/8 Final Playoff (X-pairings, home and away games), while the winners advanced further to 1/4 Finals and 1/2 Finals.
  • The Final was played at a predetermined venue.

Team allocationEdit

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

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • CW: Cup winners
Regular season
  Caja San Fernando (5th)   Beşiktaş (4th)   Anwil Włocławek (2nd)   Porto (CW)
  Pamesa Valencia (6th)   Pınar Karşıyaka (5th)   Slovakofarma Pezinok (1st)   Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions (1st)
  Aris (8th)   UNICS (3rd)   Pivovarna Laško (2nd)   Telindus Racing Antwerpen (1st)
  Maroussi (10th)   Lineltex AC Imola (12th)*   Zagreb (4th)   Sakalai (4th)
  Paris Racing (6th)   Telekom Baskets Bonn (4th)   Crvena zvezda (3rd)   Namika Lahti (1st)
  Élan Chalon (8th)   Hapoel Galil Elyon (4th)   Borac Banja Luka (1st)   Keravnos Keo (1st)

*As a substitute for Olimpia Milano which team withdrew from competition

First roundEdit

Key to colors
     Qualified to Round of 16
     Eliminated

Group AEdit

  VAL   MAR   CHA   HGE   KAR   LAŠ
  VAL 95-81 77-79 90-86 95-93 89-87
  MAR 82-75 70-62 98-82 101-92 112-71
  CHA 67-77 75-56 72-67 73-57 82-88
  HGE 94-97 89-83 60-68 121-90 83-85
  KAR 105-91 95-99 66-78 87-90 89-88
  LAŠ 83-91 77-93 75-58 67-88 76-80
Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1.   Pamesa Valencia 10 7 3 877 857 17
2.   Maroussi 10 7 3 875 813 17
3.   Élan Chalon 10 6 4 714 693 16
4.   Hapoel Galil Elyon 10 4 6 860 837 14
5.   Pınar Karşıyaka 10 3 7 854 912 13
6.   Pivovarna Laško 10 3 7 797 865 13

Group BEdit

  UNI   POR   ARI   BEŞ   TRA   ZAG
  UNI 97-70 93-61 60-65 93-50 20-0
  POR 62-75 74-73 72-82 88-81 20-0
  ARI 75-73 66-81 101-98 112-96 20-0
  BEŞ 65-85 57-74 87-101 85-84 20-0
  TRA 61-93 75-93 57-90 114-109 20-0
  ZAG 0-20 0-20 0-20 0-20 0-20
Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1.   UNICS 10 8 2 709 509 18
2.   Porto 10 7 3 654 606 17
3.   Aris 10 7 3 719 659 17
4.   Beşiktaş 10 5 5 688 691 15
5.   Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions 10 3 7 658 763 13
6.   Zagreb 10 0 10 0 200 10

Group CEdit

  TBB   KER   CZV   CAJ   PAR   SAK
  TBB 84-52 83-75 97-82 87-83 88-76
  KER 87-95 93-79 92-90 92-83 78-92
  CZV 94-89 95-84 80-76 66-68 69-68
  CAJ 76-83 70-78 79-81 96-84 102-63
  PAR 87-72 69-82 65-61 78-85 79-67
  SAK 89-102 81-76 85-84 79-80 102-93
Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1.   Telekom Baskets Bonn 10 8 2 880 801 18
2.   Keravnos Keo 10 5 5 814 838 15
3.   Crvena zvezda 10 5 5 784 790 15
4.   Caja San Fernando 10 4 6 836 815 14
5.   Paris Racing 10 4 6 789 810 14
6.   Sakalai 10 4 6 802 851 14

Group DEdit

  ANW   ANT   BOR   PEZ   LAH   IMO
  ANW 90-84 87-83 81-79 91-76 82-51
  ANT 67-75 102-84 90-73 77-58 79-71
  BOR 90-74 72-78 81-68 111-69 87-70
  PEZ 73-76 79-82 94-76 99-86 86-80
  LAH 59-60 89-66 85-83 76-102 93-69
  IMO 92-98 86-79 80-83 99-103 105-79
Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1.   Anwil Włocławek 10 9 1 814 754 19
2.   Telindus Racing Antwerpen 10 6 4 804 777 16
3.   Borac Banja Luka 10 5 5 855 802 15
4.   Slovakofarma Pezinok 10 5 5 851 832 15
5.   Namika Lahti 10 3 7 770 863 13
6.   Lineltex AC Imola 10 2 8 803 869 12

Top 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Beşiktaş   156–188   Pamesa Valencia 66–81 90–107
Aris   76–108   Maroussi 76–88 0–20*
Élan Chalon   141–120   Porto 80–64 61–56
Hapoel Galil Elyon   153–166   UNICS 83–88 70–78
Slovakofarma Pezinok   179–207   Telekom Baskets Bonn 93–110 86–97
Borac Banja Luka   162–165   Keravnos Keo 89–74 73–91
Crvena zvezda   89–113   Telindus Racing Antwerpen 89–93 0–20**
Caja San Fernando   134–137   Anwil Włocławek 69–67 65–70

* Aris didn't play the second leg because its players were on strike for not getting their salaries and Maroussi received a forfeit (20–0) in this game.

** The original second leg was suspended after several players of Telindus Racing Antwerpen and Crvena zvezda were disqualified. Later, FIBA decided that his game should be replayed a week later behind closed doors to avoid further incidents, but the Yugoslavian team didn't show up for the match and Telindus received a forfeit (20–0).

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Keravnos Keo   122–175   Pamesa Valencia 69–74 53–101
Telindus Racing Antwerpen   125–148   UNICS 62–61 63–87
Maroussi   203–173   Telekom Baskets Bonn 102–82 101–91
Élan Chalon   128–126   Anwil Włocławek 65–54 63–72

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pamesa Valencia   132–138   Élan Chalon 69–72 63–66
UNICS   176–180   Maroussi 95–87 81–93

FinalEdit

April 17, Hala Torwar, Warsaw

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Maroussi   74–72   Élan Chalon


2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup Champions
 
Maroussi
1st title

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