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The 2002–03 Euroleague was the third season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 46th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The 2002–03 season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries. The final of the competition was held in Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, with hosts FC Barcelona defeating Benetton Treviso 76-65.

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The Final Four was held in Palau Sant Jordi
Competition details
Season 2002–03
Teams 24 (from 13 countries)
Games played 220 (total)
Final positions
Champions Spain FC Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-up Italy Benetton Treviso
Third place Italy Montepaschi Siena
Fourth place Russia CSKA Moscow
Awards
Regular Season MVP United States Joseph Blair
Top 16 MVP Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
Final Four MVP Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Bodiroga
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
24.0
Points Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miloš Vujanić
25.8
Rebounds Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
11.8
Assists United States Ed Cota
6.5

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into three groups, each containing eight teams. Each team played every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 5 teams in each group and the best sixth-placed team advanced to the next round. The complete list of tiebreakers was provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were 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 were 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

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Benetton Treviso 14 11 3 1253 1108 +145 Advance to Top 16
2   FC Barcelona 14 11 3 1137 1048 +89
3   Efes Pilsen 14 8 6 1072 998 +74
4   Skipper Bologna 14 8 6 1085 1087 −2
5   Cibona VIP 14 7 7 1066 1118 −52
6   Pau-Orthez 14 6 8 1076 1124 −48
7   Alba Berlin 14 4 10 1064 1172 −108
8   AEK 14 1 13 1000 1098 −98
Source: Euroleague

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Panathinaikos 14 11 3 1103 1039 +64 Advance to Top 16
2   Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1126 1090 +36
3   Union Olimpija 14 9 5 1105 1052 +53
4   Unicaja Málaga 14 7 7 1060 1058 +2
5   Maccabi Elite 14 7 7 1129 1081 +48
6   Montepaschi Siena 14 6 8 1132 1195 −63
7   Žalgiris 14 5 9 1141 1195 −54
8   Budućnost 14 2 12 1108 1297 −189
Source: Euroleague

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   CSKA Moscow 14 12 2 1148 1004 +144 Advance to Top 16
2   Ülker 14 10 4 1115 1064 +51
3   Olympiacos 14 7 7 1066 1041 +25
4   Virtus Bologna 14 6 8 1102 1119 −17
5   ASVEL 14 6 8 1114 1138 −24
6   Real Madrid 14 6 8 1094 1113 −19
7   Idea Śląsk Wrocław 14 5 9 1039 1125 −86
8   Partizan Mobtel 14 4 10 1109 1183 −74
Source: Euroleague

Top 16Edit

The surviving teams were divided into four groups of four teams each, and again a round robin system was adopted, resulting in 6 games each, with the top team advancing to the Final Four. Tiebreakers were identical to those used in the Regular Season.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 499 399 +100 Advance to Final Four
2   Efes Pilsen 6 4 2 425 431 −6
3   Cibona VIP 6 2 4 447 499 −52
4   Unicaja Málaga 6 1 5 474 516 −42
Source: Euroleague

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Montepaschi Siena 6 4 2 510 484 +26 Advance to Final Four
2   Skipper Bologna 6 3 3 350 448 −98
3   Panathinaikos 6 3 3 482 506 −24
4   Ülker 6 2 4 480 484 −4
Source: Euroleague

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Benetton Treviso 6 6 0 522 452 +70 Advance to Final Four
2   Maccabi Elite 6 4 2 537 477 +60
3   Tau Cerámica 6 2 4 502 516 −14
4   Virtus Bologna 6 0 6 448 564 −116
Source: Euroleague

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   FC Barcelona 6 5 1 448 424 +24 Advance to Final Four
2   Olympiacos 6 3 3 427 419 +8
3   Union Olimpija 6 3 3 445 438 +7
4   ASVEL 6 1 5 436 475 −39
Source: Euroleague

Final fourEdit

The Final Four was played from 9 May until 11 May 2003 and was held in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

 
Semifinals
9 May
Final
11 May
 
      
 
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow71
 
 
 
  FC Barcelona76
 
  FC Barcelona76
 
 
 
  Benetton Treviso65
 
  Montepaschi Siena62
 
 
  Benetton Treviso65
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow78
 
 
  Montepaschi Siena79

AwardsEdit

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