2000–01 North European Basketball League

2000–01 NEBL was the second complete season of the North European Basketball League. The tournament was held during the 2000–01 basketball season on 30 November 2000 – 22 April 2001.

North European Basketball League
Season2000-2001
Number of teams16
2000

The winner of the NEBL championship was awarded with $45,000 cheque, the other finalist received $25,000, 3rd-place winner - $20,000 and 4th best team got $10,000.[1]

Ural Great won the tournament by defeating Žalgiris in the final.[1]

Sergei Chikalkin from Ural Great was named as the Most valuable player.[2]

ClubsEdit

Country (League) Teams
  Czech Republic (NBL) USK Erpet Prague
  Denmark (Basketligaen) Magic Great Danes [da]
  England (NBL) Haribo London Towers London
  Estonia (KML) Kalev Tallinn
  Finland (Korisliiga) Honka Playboys Espoo
  Latvia (LBL) Ventspils
BK LMT Rīga
  Lithuania (LKL) Žalgiris Kaunas
Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
Šiauliai
  Netherlands (DBL) Conesco Den Helder
  Poland (PLK) Polonia Warbud Warsaw
  Russia (Super League A) Ural Great Perm
CSKA Moscow
  Sweden (Basketligan) Norrköping Dolphins Norrköping
  Ukraine (SuperLeague) Kyiv Kiev

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie-break
1   Ural Great (A) 15 14 1 1402 1081 +321
2   Lietuvos rytas (A) 15 12 3 1348 1210 +138 1–0
3   Žalgiris (B) 15 12 3 1251 1071 +180 0–1
4   CSKA (B) 15 11 4 1357 1234 +123
5   Haribo London Towers (B) 15 9 6 1179 1187 −8 1–0
6   Polonia Warbud (B) 15 9 6 1098 1156 −58 0–1
7   Kyiv (B) 15 8 7 1262 1227 +35
8   Ventspils (B) 15 7 8 1251 1237 +14 2–0
9   BK LMT (B) 15 7 8 1334 1389 −55 1–1
10   Šiauliai (B) 15 7 8 1227 1216 +11 0–2
11   Kalev 15 5 10 1106 1304 −198
12   Magic Great Danes 15 4 11 1082 1217 −135 2–1; 1–0
13   Honka Playboys (T) 15 4 11 1179 1278 −99 2–1; 0–1
14   Conesco (T) 15 4 11 1074 1168 −94 1–2; 1–0
15   USK Erpet (T) 15 4 11 1199 1242 −43 1–2; 0–1
16   Norrköping Dolphins (T) 15 3 12 1288 1420 −132
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to Final Four; (B) Advance to eight-finals; (T) Transfer to NEBL Challenge Cup

ResultsEdit

  NOR   PRA   CON   HON   MGD   KAL   ŠIA   LMT   VEN   KYI   POL   HLT   CSK   ŽAL   LRY
  Ural Great Perm 109-86 89-65 68-55 113-66 105-72 92-68 93-62 122-92 83-73 99-97 98-60 91-65 78-69 81-68 81-83
  Lietuvos rytas 108-75 87-71 85-79 86-84 81-65 91-67 91-93 82-89 103-94 101-92 90-73 96-79 89-98 75-70
  Žalgiris Kaunas 97-69 88-85 73-48 93-79 97-68 112-71 72-66 103-81 81-75 72-68 71-54 83-67 71-84
  CSKA Moscow 94-101 93-92 87-80 92-91 87-60 107-64 91-81 98-104 101-88 80-88 83-57 93-90
  Haribo London Towers 75-78 77-75 76-69 83-81 65-53 82-67 86-68 86-103 77-75 79-73 92-72
  Polonia Warbud 89-82 87-75 83-72 60-52 63-60 65-74 87-69 82-78 72-70 94-90
  Kyiv 97-92 64-57 82-69 88-74 81-71 87-69 73-92 100-87 82-91
  Ventspils 94-88 87-98 67-64 80-71 69-70 99-80 83-77 106-90
  BK LMT Rīga 90-82 83-104 84-94 77-86 85-73 95-81 96-90
  Šiauliai 106-89 85-80 63-64 84-71 90-75 91-65
  Kalev 88-87 76-73 76-78 71-67 89-78
  Magic Great Danes 85-77 80-86 82-63 90-79
  Honka Playboys 112-102 81-80 85-79
  Conesco Den Helder 84-91 76-66
  USK Erpet Prague 92-89

Source: Worldbasket.com

Play-offsEdit

Eight-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Žalgiris   147–115   Šiauliai 84–54 63–61
CSKA   207–153   BK LMT 89–70 118–83
Haribo London Towers   167–178   Ventspils 70–97 97–81
Polonia Warbud   157–174   Kyiv 80–83 77–91

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Žalgiris   163–147   Kyiv 77–59 86–88
CSKA   190–189   Ventspils 107–104 83–85

Final FourEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

21 April 2001
15:45
Ural Great   90–56   CSKA
Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 25–16, 22–16, 22–11
Pts: Chikalkin 21
Rebs: Mikhailov 12
Asts: Panov, Pačėsas 6
Pts: Rogers 20
Rebs: Rogers 11
Asts: three players 2
Universal Sports Palace Molot, Perm
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Efim Resser (GER), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)

Semifinal 2Edit

21 April 2001
18:30
Lietuvos rytas   79–107   Žalgiris
Scoring by quarter: 23–33, 17–27, 18–14, 21–33
Pts: Šeštokas, A. Javtokas 14
Rebs: Šeštokas 9
Asts: Šiškauskas 4
Pts: Slanina 30
Rebs: Marčiulionis 8
Asts: Marčiulionis 8
Universal Sports Palace Molot, Perm
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Ivan Zachara (CZE), Nikolaos Mpotitsis (SWE)

Third-place gameEdit

22 April 2001
15:00
Lietuvos rytas   103–74   CSKA
Scoring by quarter: 29–24, 25–15, 29–14, 20–21
Pts: Šležas 21
Rebs: A. Javtokas 12
Asts: Elliott 7
Pts: Rogers 19
Rebs: Rogers 12
Asts: LaRue 3
Universal Sports Palace Molot, Perm
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Efim Resser (GER), Nikolaos Mpotitsis (SWE)

FinalEdit

22 April 2001
17:45
Ural Great   88–81   Žalgiris
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 24–16, 18–13, 27–30
Pts: Chikalkin 38
Rebs: Panov 13
Asts: Pačėsas 6
Pts: Woodberry 21
Rebs: Khizhnyak, Woodberry, Slanina 5
Asts: Woodberry 2
Universal Sports Palace Molot, Perm
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Ivan Zachara (CZE), Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR)

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team
1 Ural Great
2 Žalgiris
3 Lietuvos rytas
4 CSKA
5 Kyiv
6 Ventspils
7 Haribo London Towers
8 Polonia Warbud
9 BK LMT
10 Šiauliai
11 Kalev
12 Magic Great Danes
13 Honka Playboys
14 Conesco
15 USK Erpet
16 Norrköping Dolphins
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]

NEBL Challenge Cup'2001Edit

Challenge Cup was second-tier competition for clubs, that wanted to be promoted to first-tier NEBL tournament (Championship).[3] Four NEBL Championship worst teams transferred to NEBL Challenge Cup'2001 Second stage.

ClubsEdit

Country (League) Teams
  Belarus (Premier League) Grodno-93 Grodno
RTI Minsk [ru]
  England (NBL) Pertemps Bullets Birmingham
  Estonia (KML) Tartu Ülikool/Delta Tartu
Hotronic Tallinn
Nybit Tallinn
  Georgia (Superliga) BASCO Batumi [ka]
  Germany (BBL) s.Oliver Würzburg
  Lithuania (LKL) Alita Alytus
  Norway (BLNO) Ulriken Eagles Bergen
  Russia (Super League A) Spartak Saint Petersburg
  Sweden (Basketligan) Södertälje Kings Södertälje
Sundsvall Dragons Sundsvall
  Ukraine (SuperLeague) Odessa

First stageEdit

Group AEdit

All games played in Batumi[4] from 16 to 18 February 2001.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie-break
1   BASCO (A) 3 3 0 241 205 +36
2   Grodno-93 (A) 3 2 1 240 215 +25
3   Tartu Ülikool/Delta (A) 3 1 2 223 225 −2
4   Nybit 3 0 3 182 241 −59
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to second stage

Group BEdit

All games played in Bergen[4] from 17 to 19 February 2001.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie-break
1   s.Oliver (A) 3 3 0 264 207 +57
2   Ulriken Eagles (A) 3 1 2 247 250 −3 1–1, +14
3   Pertemps Bullets (A) 3 1 2 208 222 −14 1–1, 0
4   Hotronic (A) 3 1 2 187 227 −40 1–1, -14
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to second stage

Group CEdit

All games played in Odessa[4] from 21 to 23 February 2001.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie-break
1   Odessa (A) 3 3 0 278 223 +55
2   Alita (A) 3 2 1 296 280 +16
3   Spartak (A) 3 1 2 262 248 +14
4   RTI 3 0 3 245 330 −85
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to second stage

Ranking of fourth-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 B   Hotronic 3 1 2 187 227 −40 4 Advance to Second stage
2 A   Nybit 3 0 3 182 241 −59 3
3 C   RTI 3 0 3 245 330 −85 3
Source: NEBL

Second stageEdit

Group DEdit

All games played in Södertälje[4] from 19 to 20 March 2001.

Semifinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Södertälje Kings   89–75   Conesco
BASCO   86–114   Alita

Third-place game

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Conesco   82–74   BASCO

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Södertälje Kings   86–90   Alita

Group EEdit

All games played in Grodno[4] from 26 to 27 March 2001.

Semifinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Spartak   86–74   USK Erpet
s.Oliver   84–65   Grodno-93

Third-place game

Team 1  Score  Team 2
USK Erpet   72–93   Grodno-93

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Spartak   90–68   s.Oliver

Group FEdit

All games played in Tartu[4] from 14 to 15 March 2001.

Semifinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Odessa   63–57   Ulriken Eagles
Tartu Ülikool/Delta   78–76   Norrköping Dolphins

Third-place game

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Norrköping Dolphins   97–63   Ulriken Eagles

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Odessa   87–77   Tartu Ülikool/Delta

Group GEdit

All games played in Birmingham[4] from 20 to 21 March 2001.

Semifinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Sundsvall Dragons   88–100   Pertemps Bullets
Hotronic   67–84   Honka Playboys

Third-place game

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hotronic   74–60   Sundsvall Dragons

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Honka Playboys   67–80   Pertemps Bullets

Final FourEdit

Final Four was held in Odessa[5] from 27 to 28 April 2001.
Spartak withdraw.[6] It was replaced with Grodno-93 by NEBL decision.[7]
Yorick Williams (Pertemps Bullets) was named the MVP of the Final Four.[8]

Semifinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Odessa   102–93 OT   Pertemps Bullets
Alita   92–88   Grodno-93

Third-place game

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pertemps Bullets   83–86   Grodno-93

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Odessa   98–82   Alita

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team
1 Odessa
2 Alita
3 Grodno-93
4 Pertemps Bullets
5 Spartak
6 Honka Playboys
6 s.Oliver
6 Södertälje Kings
6 Tartu Ülikool/Delta
10 Conesco
10 Norrköping Dolphins
10 Hotronic
13 USK Erpet
13 BASCO
13 Ulriken Eagles
13 Sundsvall Dragons
17 Nybit
18 RTI
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "УРАЛ-ГРЕЙТ" - ЧЕМПИОН. ЧИКАЛКИН: 59 ОЧКОВ ЗА 59 МИНУТ (in Russian). Спорт-Экспресс. 23 April 2001. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ Финал Четырех NEBL в Перми (in Russian). Ural Great. 23 April 2001. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ "The NEBL Challenge Cup'2001 starts in January-February". Archived from the original on 2000-12-14. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Challenge Cup. Schedule". Archived from the original on 2001-04-26. Retrieved 2001-04-26.
  5. ^ "Challenge Cup. Final Four schedule". Archived from the original on 2001-04-21. Retrieved 2001-04-21.
  6. ^ БАСКЕТБОЛ (in Russian). Спорт-Экспресс. 14 April 2001. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  7. ^ Большие баскетбольные торги (in Russian). Беларусь Сегодня. 18 April 2001. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  8. ^ БАСКЕТБОЛ (in Russian). Спорт-Экспресс. 4 May 2001. Retrieved 19 February 2018.

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