2007–08 FIBA EuroCup

The FIBA EuroCup is the former name of an international professional basketball club competition for clubs throughout Europe that was renamed the FIBA EuroChallenge in July 2008. The 2007–08 season, the last for the competition under the EuroCup banner, featured 38 competing teams, from 23 different countries. The draw for the groups was held on August 5, 2007, at the Kempinski Hotel in Munich.

FIBA EuroCup
Competition details
Season 2007–08
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Latvia Barons LMT (1st title)
Runners-up Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut
Third place Cyprus AEL Limassol
Fourth place Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock
Awards
Final Four MVP Lithuania Giedrius Gustas
Statistical leaders
Points United States Adrian Henning
20.6
Rebounds Nigeria Kenny Adeleke
11.0
Assists Croatia Jakov Vladović
6.8

The 2007–08 FIBA EuroCup, organized by FIBA Europe, was the fifth season of the competition regarded as the third-strongest pan-European club basketball competition, behind the Euroleague and ULEB Cup, the latter of which was renamed the Eurocup for 2008–09.

FormatEdit

In all, 38 teams were involved. Teams from the lowest ranked countries or teams who took lower place in their national championship play in Elimination Round 1. The winners of Elimination Round 1 meet teams who took higher place in their national championship in Elimination Round 2. The winners from Elimination Round 2, advance to the group stage (Qualifying Round). After group stage, teams play Quarter Final Round and then Final Four.

Elimination Round 1Edit

In all in Elimination Round 1 12 teams. Each team plays two games (home and away). Winners from Elimination Round 1 advance to Elimination Round 2.

Elimination Round 2Edit

The winners from Elimination Round 1 advance to Elimination Round 2. There also two games (home and away). The winners Elimination Round 2 advance to the group stage (Qualifying Round).

Qualifying RoundEdit

The winners of Elimination Round 2 advance to the Qualifying Round (group stage). In all in the group 16 teams. It: Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D. The matches plays round-robin competition (home and away). Top two places advance to Quarter Final.

Quarter FinalEdit

Top two places of the groups advance to Quarter Final. The Quarter Finals games will be played two game (if need three games). The winners of the Quarter Final Round advance to the Final Four.

Final FourEdit

Winners of the Quarter Final Round advance to the Final Four. It Semi-Finals and Final (including match for third place also). It was held on April 18 and April 20, in Cyprus, Spyros Kyprianou Arena.

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: title holders;):

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • CW: Cup winners
  PAOK (6th)   Lokomotiv Rostov (5th)   Zagreb (3rd)   Cholet (7th)
  Olympia Larissa (7th)   Spartak Saint Petersburg (8th)   Cedevita Zagreb (5th)   BCM Gravelines (8th)
  Maroussi (8th)   CSK VSS-Samara (9th)   Elba Timişoara (4th)   Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6th)
  AEK Athens (9th)   Ural Great (10th)   U Mobitelco Cluj (5th)   Igokea (3rd)
  Olympiada Patras (10th)   Cherkaski Mavpy (3rd)   Spartak Pleven (6th)   Prostějov (3rd)
  Proteas EKA AEL (1st)   Khimik (4th)   Bakken Bears (1st)   Tartu Rock (1st)
  APOEL (2nd)   Dnipro (6th)   Lappeenranta (6th)   Energy Invest Rustavi (1st)
  Keravnos (3rd)   Odessa (9th)   KR (2nd)   Ironi Nahariya (5th)
  Strumica 2005 (1st)   Barons/LMT (3rd)   Banvit (7th)   Plannja (1st)
  MyGuide Amsterdam (6th)   Zlatorog Laško (4th)

Preliminary roundsEdit

First elimination roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Energy Invest Rustavi   140–188   MyGuide Amsterdam 77–87 63–101
Dnipro   146–145   Elba Timişoara 64–74 82–71
Cedevita Zagreb   145–147   Strumica 2005 76–72 69–75
Spartak Pleven   147–156   Olympiada Patras 76–71 71–85
Spartak Saint Petersburg   174–162   Odessa 86–76 88–86
Igokea   139–133   Bakken Bears 68–62 71–71

Second elimination roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympiada Patras   126–157   Ural Great 66–80 60–77
Spartak Saint Petersburg   146–140   Maroussi 62–65 84–75
Strumica   126–154   Lokomotiv Rostov 57–67 69–87
Igokea   171–179   Khimik 102–80 69–99
Barons LMT   161–160   Iscar Nahariya 81–77 80–83
MyGuide Amsterdam   125–161   Dexia Mons-Hainaut 63–73 62–88
Dnipro   122–168   AEL Limassol 53–64 69–104
Plannja   143–175   CSK VSS-Samara 73–91 70–84
KR   162–191   Banvit 79–96 83–95
Zlatorog Laško   146–155   Olympia Larissa 64–72 82–83
Lappeenranta   173–166   Keravnos 87–71 86–95
Tartu Ülikool/Rock   170–141   Prostějov 94–69 76–72
PAOK   150–139   U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca 79–74 71–65
AEK Athens   146–160   Cholet 91–82 55–78
Zagreb   185–150   BCM Gravelines 85–62 100–88
APOEL   173–178   Cherkaski Mavpy 90–74 83–104

Qualifying roundEdit

A total number of sixteen teams participated in the qualifying round. They were divided over four groups of in each four teams. The top two teams in each group advance to quarter-final playoffs. The matches were played in a round-robin competition.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TAR SAM LAP PAOK
1   Tartu University Rock 6 5 1 481 438 +43 11 Advance to quarter-finals 77–57 78–72 90–80
2   CSK VSS-Samara 6 5 1 459 426 +33 11 77–65 94–82 80–61
3   Lappeenranta 6 1 5 483 506 −23 7 94–102 76–78 83–74
4   PAOK Marfin 6 1 5 418 471 −53 7 58–69 65–73 80–76
Source: EuroCup

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification MON URA MAV BAN
1   Dexia Mons-Hainaut 6 4 2 449 422 +27 10 Advance to quarter-finals 81–60 72–67 85–81
2   Ural Great 6 4 2 461 429 +32 10 60–58 93–73 77–74
3   Cherkaski Mavpy 6 3 3 465 507 −42 9 76–72 72–101 87–81
4   Banvit 6 1 5 473 490 −17 7 78–81 71–70 88–90
Source: EuroCup

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification AEL ZAG OLY SPA
1   Proteas EKA AEL 6 4 2 494 455 +39 10 Advance to quarter-finals 103–80 91–71 72–71
2   Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje 6 4 2 460 461 −1 10 82–77 63–58 80–76
3   Olympia Larissa 6 3 3 400 416 −16 9 74–70 64–63 58–63
4   Spartak Saint Petersburg 6 1 5 436 458 −22 7 77–81 83–92 66–75
Source: EuroCup

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAR KHI LOK CHO
1   Barons LMT 6 4 2 463 439 +24 10 Advance to quarter-finals 78–84 87–75 76–66
2   Khimik 6 4 2 449 436 +13 10 65–71 78–62 75–72
3   Lokomotiv Rostov 6 2 4 423 438 −15 8 69–73 76–65 84–64
4   Cholet 6 2 4 430 461 −31 8 80–78 77–82 71–66
Source: EuroCup

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Tartu University Rock   2–1   Ural Great 78–75 61–68 89–77
Dexia Mons-Hainaut   2–0   CSK VSS-Samara 92–66 87–86
Proteas EKA AEL   2–0   Khimik 70–65 87–76
Barons LMT   2–1   Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje 67–58 74–80 96–91

Final FourEdit

The Final Four was held from 18 until 20 April 2008 in Limassol, Spyros Kyprianou Arena.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 April
 
 
  Tartu University Rock82
 
20 April
 
  Barons LMT88
 
  Barons LMT63
 
18 April
 
  Dexia Mons-Hainaut62
 
  Dexia Mons-Hainaut70
 
 
  Proteas EKA AEL55
 
Third place
 
 
20 April
 
 
  Tartu University Rock70
 
 
  Proteas EKA AEL79

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