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The 2007–08 ULEB Cup was the sixth season of the second-tier level European professional club basketball competition, the EuroCup, which is organized by Euroleague Basketball S.L. It was also the last season for the competition under the name of ULEB Cup. The EuroCup is the European-wide league level that is one tier below the EuroLeague level. On July 2, 2008, EuroLeague Basketball S.L. and FIBA Europe announced that the competition would be renamed to the Eurocup, starting with the 2008–09 season.

ULEB Cup 2007–08
LeagueULEB Cup
SportBasketball
Top scorerAustria De'Teri Mayes (Allianz Swans Gmunden)
Finals
ChampionsSpain DKV Joventut
  Runners-upSpain Akasvayu Girona
Finals MVPSpain Rudy Fernández
ULEB Cup seasons

For the first time, 54 teams competed. The Final Eight was held from April 10, to April 13, in Turin, Italy, in the Palavela arena. The trophy was won by the Spanish club DKV Joventut, with the other finalist being another Spanish team, Akasvayu Girona. Dynamo Moscow took third place.

Teams of the 2007–08 ULEB CupEdit

Teams detailsEdit

Team Location Arena
ASVEL Villeurbanne,   France L'Astroballe
Akasvayu Girona Girona,   Spain Palau Girona-Fontajau
Alba Berlin Berlin,   Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle
Antwerp Giants Antwerp,   Belgium Lotto Arena
Anwil Włocławek Włocławek,   Poland Hala Mistrzow
Artland Dragons Quakenbrück,   Germany Artland Arena
ASCO Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław,   Poland Hala Orbita
ASK Riga Riga,   Latvia Arena Riga
Azovmash Mariupol,   Ukraine Azovmash Arena
Kalev/Cramo Tallinn,   Estonia Saku Suurhall
Kyiv Kiev,   Ukraine Palace of Sports
Benetton Fribourg Fribourg,    Switzerland Sainte-Croix
Benetton Treviso Treviso,   Italy Palaverde
Beşiktaş Istanbul,   Turkey BJK Akatlar Arena
Ventspils Ventspils,   Latvia Ventspils Nafta Hall
ČEZ Nymburk Nymburk,   Czech Republic ČEZ Arena
Asesoft Ploieşti,   Romania Sala Sporturilor Olimpia
Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt,   Germany Ballsporthalle
DKV Joventut Badalona,   Spain Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
Dynamo Moscow Moscow,   Russia Krylatskoe Sport Palace
EiffelTowers Den Bosch Den Bosch,   Netherlands Maaspoort Sports end Events
Élan Chalon Chalon-sur-Saône,   France Le Colisée
Beghelli Bologna Bologna,   Italy PalaDozza
Kalise Gran Canaria Las Palmas,   Spain Centro Insular
Galatasaray Café Crown Istanbul,   Turkey Ayhan Şahenk Spor Salonu
Guildford Heat Guildford,   United Kingdom The Spectrum
Hanzevast Capitals Groningen,   Netherlands Martini Plaza
Hapoel Galil Elyon Kfar Blum,   Israel Heichal ha Pais
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem,   Israel Malha Arena
Khimki Khimki,   Russia Novator Palace of Sports
Bosna Sarajevo,   Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Delibašić Arena
Budućnost Podgorica,   Montenegro Morača Sports Center
FMP Belgrade,   Serbia Železnik Hall
Hemofarm Vršac,   Serbia Millennium Center
Köln 99ers Cologne,   Germany GEW Energy Dome
Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg,   Germany Rundsporthalle
Lukoil Academic Sofia,   Bulgaria Universiada Hall
Ovarense Ovar,   Portugal Arena Dolce Vita
Pamesa Valencia Valencia,   Spain Fuente San Luis
Panellinios Kypseli,   Greece Panellinios Indoor Hall
Panionios Forthnet Athens,   Greece Helliniko Indoor Arena
Pau-Orthez Pau,   France Palais des Sports
Turów Zgorzelec Zgorzelec,   Poland Centrum Sportowe
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade,   Serbia Pionir Hall
Šiauliai Šiauliai,   Lithuania Šiaulių Arena
Nancy Nancy,   France Jean Weille Palais
Spirou Charleroi Charleroi,   Belgium SpirouDome
Strasbourg Strasbourg,   France Rhénus Sport
Allianz Swans Gmunden Gmunden,   Austria Volksbank-Arena
Telindus Oostende Oostende,   Belgium Sleuyter Arena
Triumph Lyubertsy Lyubertsy,   Russia SH Triumph
Türk Telekom Ankara,   Turkey Ankara Sport Hall
UNICS Kazan,   Russia Basket Hall Arena
Zadar Zadar,   Croatia Jazine Basketball Hall

FormatEdit

For the first time in its short history, this season's ULEB Cup featured a total of 54 teams, divided into 9 groups of 6 teams. The round-robin group stage was followed by knock-out stages, until the last 8 remaining teams met in the competition's first ever Final Eight tournament. Just as in the previous season, the official broadcast partner of the ULEB Cup was Eurosport. The regular season began in November 2007.

Regular seasonEdit

All 54 teams in 9 groups (in each group 6 teams) played a round-robin competition (home and away). 3 teams from each group advanced to the Knockout stage (Sixteenth-finals). The 5 teams with the best results advanced, as did the fourth place in the group also advanced to the Playoff.

Top 32Edit

A draw was held to determine the eighth-finals match-ups. Each round was played as two games (home and away) to advance to the next stage. The winners were determined by points difference. Draws in the first games were possible. Example: UNICS 86, Real 80, first game. Real 99, UNICS 80, second game. Points difference, UNICS 166-179, Real win.

Top 16Edit

The winners from the Sixteen-finals advanced to the eighth finals. The games were played as two games (home and away). The winners were determined by points difference.

Final eightEdit

The winners of the eighth finals played the Final Eight. It was held from April 10 to April 13.

Regular seasonEdit

Key to colors
     Top three places in each group, plus highest-ranked fourth-place team, advance to Top 32

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   DKV Joventut 10 9 1 913 675 238
2.   Türk Telekom 10 9 1 920 831 89
3.   Bosna 10 4 6 860 880 -20
4.   Šiauliai 10 4 6 781 826 -45
5.   Alba Berlin 10 4 6 790 815 -25
6.   Guildford Heat 10 0 10 689 926 -237

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Beşiktaş Cola Turka 10 10 0 823 704 119
2.   Ventspils 10 6 4 829 765 64
3.   Köln 99ers 10 6 4 792 808 -16
4.   Élan Chalon 10 5 5 807 795 12
5.   FMP 10 3 7 752 779 -27
6.   Ovarense Aerosoles 10 0 10 760 912 -152

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Akasvayu Girona 10 7 3 846 747 99
2.   Galatasaray Café Crown 10 7 3 805 725 80
3.   Hemofarm 10 6 4 822 813 9
4.   Asesoft Ploiești 10 4 6 758 763 -5
5.   Spirou 10 4 6 718 747 -29
6.   Hanzevast Capitals 10 2 8 761 915 -154

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Pamesa Valencia 10 8 2 798 730 68
2.   Khimki 10 8 2 849 790 59
3.   Azovmash 10 6 4 791 796 -5
4.   Nancy 10 4 6 796 794 2
5.   Anwil Włocławek 10 4 6 751 783 -32
6.   Deutsche Bank Skyliners 10 0 10 700 792 -92

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Triumph Lyubertsy 10 8 2 792 686 106
2.   Budućnost 10 7 3 781 709 72
3.   Allianz Swans Gmunden 10 5 5 748 763 -15
4.   Antwerp Giants 10 4 6 754 791 -37
5.   Hapoel Galil Elyon 10 3 7 784 839 -55
6.   Benetton Fribourg 10 3 7 737 808 -71

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Dynamo Moscow 10 8 2 913 809 104
2.   Telindus Oostende 10 6 4 814 799 15
3.   Crvena zvezda 10 6 4 839 848 -9
4.   ČEZ Nymburk 10 5 5 825 802 23
5.   Beghelli Bologna 10 4 6 745 759 -14
6.   Panellinios 10 1 9 722 841 -119

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Kalise Gran Canaria 10 8 2 820 752 68
2.   ASVEL 10 6 4 864 809 55
3.   Panionios Forthnet 10 5 5 822 818 4
4.   ASCO Śląsk Wrocław 10 5 5 785 760 25
5.   EnBW Ludwigsburg 10 3 7 811 852 -41
6.   Kalev/Cramo 10 3 7 727 838 -111

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Benetton Treviso 10 7 3 833 762 71
2.   Kyiv 10 7 3 802 735 67
3.   Lukoil Academic 10 6 4 886 811 75
4.   Artland Dragons 10 5 5 723 793 -70
5.   ASK Riga 10 3 7 723 728 -5
6.   Pau-Orthez 10 2 8 692 830 -138

Group IEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Turów Zgorzelec 10 8 2 743 695 48
2.   Zadar 10 6 4 850 761 89
3.   UNICS 10 5 5 799 732 67
4.   Hapoel Migdal 10 5 5 820 856 -36
5.   EiffelTowers EBBC 10 3 7 788 863 -75
6.   Strasbourg 10 3 7 688 781 -93

Top 32Edit

The draw to determine a bracket for the elimination rounds of the 2007–08 ULEB Cup was held on Monday, January 28, 2008, at 13:30 CET in the Museu Olimpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASCO Śląsk Wrocław   161–177   Dynamo Moscow 78–85 83–92
Lukoil Academic   140–119   Ventspils 67–64 73–55
Telindus Oostende   121–133   Kyiv 61–65 60–68
ČEZ Nymburk   127–129   Turów Zgorzelec 61–61 66–68
Élan Chalon   150–163   Akasvayu Girona 93–85 57–78
Hemofarm   155–134   Budućnost 82–56 73–78
UNICS   184–161   Türk Telekom 91–65 93–96
Artland Dragons   161–157   Triumph Lyubertsy 81–75 80–82
Allianz Swans Gmunden   115–166   DKV Joventut 59–89 56–77
Köln 99ers   141–187   Khimki 72–91 69–96
Azovmash   142–157   Zadar 82–80 60–77
Panionios Forthnet   131–141   Pamesa Valencia 70–59 61–82
Hapoel Migdal   141–146   Beşiktaş Cola Turka 88–73 53–73
Crvena zvezda   164–153   Benetton Treviso 81–71 83–82
ASVEL   144–145   Galatasaray Café Crown 69–69 75–76
Bosna   158–171   Kalise Gran Canaria 89–82 69–89

Top 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lukoil Academic   152–192   Dynamo Moscow 75–89 77–103
Kyiv   126–129   Turów Zgorzelec 59–71 67–58
Hemofarm   133–156   Akasvayu Girona 71–80 62–76
Artland Dragons   139–152   UNICS 80–78 59–74
Khimki   127–165   DKV Joventut 73–96 54–69
Zadar   144–162   Pamesa Valencia 74–69 70–93
Crvena zvezda   149–161   Beşiktaş Cola Turka 80–80 69–81
Galatasaray Café Crown   178–162   Kalise Gran Canaria 99–74 79–88

Final eightEdit

Quarter finalsEdit

April 10, Palavela, Turin

Team 1  Score  Team 2
DKV Joventut   77–67   Pamesa Valencia
Beşiktaş Cola Turka   60–61   Galatasaray Café Crown

April 11, Palavela, Turin

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Dynamo Moscow   78–63   Turów Zgorzelec
Akasvayu Girona   75–66   UNICS

Semi finalsEdit

April 12, Palavela, Turin

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Dynamo Moscow   78–81   Akasvayu Girona
DKV Joventut   90–83   Galatasaray Café Crown

3rd place gameEdit

April 13, Palavela, Turin

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Dynamo Moscow   84–67   Galatasaray Café Crown

FinalEdit

April 13, Palavela, Turin

Team 1  Score  Team 2
DKV Joventut   79–54   Akasvayu Girona
2007–08 ULEB Cup Champions
 
DKV Joventut
1st title

Finals MVPEdit

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