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.
|Champions||Barons LMT (1st title)|
|Third place||AEL Limassol|
|Fourth place||Tartu Ülikool/Rock|
|Final Four MVP||Giedrius Gustas|
Adrian Henning |
Kenny Adeleke |
Jakov Vladović |
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.
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).
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.
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.
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)|
First elimination roundEdit
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Energy Invest Rustavi||140–188||MyGuide Amsterdam||77–87||63–101|
|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|
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|
|Barons LMT||161–160||Iscar Nahariya||81–77||80–83|
|MyGuide Amsterdam||125–161||Dexia Mons-Hainaut||63–73||62–88|
|Zlatorog Laško||146–155||Olympia Larissa||64–72||82–83|
|PAOK||150–139||U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca||79–74||71–65|
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.
|1||Tartu University Rock||6||5||1||481||438||+43||11||Advance to quarter-finals||—||77–57||78–72||90–80|
|1||Dexia Mons-Hainaut||6||4||2||449||422||+27||10||Advance to quarter-finals||—||81–60||72–67||85–81|
|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|
|4||Spartak Saint Petersburg||6||1||5||436||458||−22||7||77–81||83–92||66–75||—|
|1||Barons LMT||6||4||2||463||439||+24||10||Advance to quarter-finals||—||78–84||87–75||76–66|
|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|
|Tartu University Rock||82|
|Proteas EKA AEL||55|
|Tartu University Rock||70|
|Proteas EKA AEL||79|