2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup

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

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

Regular seasonEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VAL MAR CHA HGE KAR LAŠ
1   Pamesa Valencia 10 7 3 877 857 +20 17 Advanced to Top 16 95–81 77–79 90–86 95–93 89–87
2   Maroussi 10 7 3 875 813 +62 17 82–75 70–62 98–82 101–92 112–71
3   Élan Chalon 10 6 4 714 693 +21 16 67–77 75–56 72–67 73–57 82–88
4   Hapoel Galil Elyon 10 4 6 860 837 +23 14 94–97 89–83 60–68 121–90 83–85
5   Pınar Karşıyaka 10 3 7 854 912 −58 13 105–91 95–99 66–78 87–90 89–88
6   Pivovarna Laško 10 3 7 797 865 −68 13 83–91 77–93 75–58 67–88 76–80
Source: FIBA Europe

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification UNI POR ARI BEŞ ARK ZAG
1   UNICS 10 8 2 709 509 +200 18 Advanced to Top 16 97–70 93–61 60–65 93–50 20–0
2   Porto 10 7 3 654 606 +48 17 62–75 74–73 72–82 88–81 20–0
3   Aris 10 7 3 719 659 +60 17 75–73 66–81 101–98 112–96 20–0
4   Beşiktaş 10 5 5 688 691 −3 15 65–85 57–74 87–101 85–84 20–0
5   Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions 10 3 7 658 763 −105 13 61–93 75–93 57–90 114–109 20–0
6   Zagreb 10 0 10 0 200 −200 10 0–20 0–20 0–20 0–20 0–20
Source: FIBA Europe

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BONN KER CZV CSF PAR SAK
1   Telekom Baskets Bonn 10 8 2 880 801 +79 18 Advanced to Top 16 84–52 83–75 97–82 87–83 88–76
2   Keravnos Keo 10 5 5 814 838 −24 15 87–95 93–79 92–90 92–83 78–92
3   Crvena zvezda 10 5 5 784 790 −6 15 94–89 95–84 80–76 66–68 69–68
4   Caja San Fernando 10 4 6 836 815 +21 14 76–83 70–78 79–81 96–84 102–63
5   Paris Racing 10 4 6 789 810 −21 14 87–72 69–82 65–61 78–85 79–67
6   Sakalai 10 4 6 802 851 −49 14 89–102 81–76 85–84 79–80 102–93
Source: FIBA Europe

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ANW ANT BOR PEZ LAH IMO
1   Anwil Włocławek 10 9 1 814 754 +60 19 Advanced to Top 16 90–84 87–83 81–79 91–76 82–51
2   Telindus Racing Antwerpen 10 6 4 804 777 +27 16 67–75 102–84 90–73 77–58 79–71
3   Borac Banja Luka 10 5 5 855 802 +53 15 90–74 72–78 94–76 111–69 87–70
4   Slovakofarma Pezinok 10 5 5 851 832 +19 15 73–76 79–82 81–68 99–86 86–80
5   Namika Lahti 10 3 7 770 863 −93 13 59–60 89–66 85–83 76–102 93–69
6   Lineltex AC Imola 10 2 8 803 869 −66 12 92–98 86–79 80–83 99–103 105–79
Source: FIBA Europe


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

AwardsEdit

FIBA Saporta Cup Finals MVPEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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