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2009–10 Eurocup Basketball was the eighth edition of Europe's second-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs, the EuroCup. The EuroCup is the European-wide league level that is one tier below the EuroLeague level. It began with qualifying round matches on October 20, 2009, and ended with the Eurocup Finals on April 17 and 18, 2010, at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain. The competition was won by Spanish club Power Electronics Valencia, who won their second EuroCup title, and also secured a place in the 2010–11 edition of the EuroCup's parent competition, the EuroLeague.

Eurocup 2009–10
LeagueEurocup
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 20, 2009 – April 18, 2010
Season MVPCroatia Marko Banić
(Bizkaia Bilbao)
Top scorerNorth Macedonia Darius Washington
(Galatasaray Café Crown)
Finals
ChampionsSpain Power Electronics Valencia
  Runners-upGermany Alba Berlin
Finals MVPAustralia Matt Nielsen
(Power Electronics Valencia)
Eurocup Basketball seasons

For the first time, the EuroCup conducted a four-team final round, as in the EuroLeague. To accommodate this change, a quarterfinal round was introduced. As in the EuroLeague, where the top two teams from each of the four groups in its Top 16 phase advanced to the quarterfinals, the top two teams from each group in the analogous Last 16 phase advanced to the quarterfinals. However, the structure of the EuroCup quarterfinals was very different from that of the EuroLeague — instead of a best-of-5 series, as in the EuroLeague, each EuroCup quarterfinal was a two-legged tie, with the winner determined on aggregate score. Unlike virtually all other basketball competitions, the quarterfinals did not use overtime, unless necessary to break an aggregate tie.[1]

Teams of the 2009–2010 EurocupEdit

Group stage
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2008–09 national championships)
  Russia (Superleague A) 3 UNICS (3) Spartak Saint Petersburg (4) Triumph Lyubertsy (6)
  Spain (Liga ACB) 2 DKV Joventut (5) Gran Canaria 2014 (6)
  Turkey (TBL) 2 Türk Telekom Ankara (3) Galatasaray Café Crown (4)
  Serbia (KLS) 2 Crvena zvezda (2) Hemofarm (3)
  France (LNB PRO A) 2 Nancy (4) Cholet (9)
  Italy (Serie A) 1 Lauretana Biella (4)
  Germany (BBL) 1 Telekom Baskets Bonn (2)
  Poland (PLK) 1 Turów Zgorzelec (2)
  Croatia (A1 League) 1 Zadar (2)
  Lithuania (LKL) 1 Šiauliai (3)
  Ukraine (SuperLeague) 1 Azovmash (1)
  Czech Republic (NBL) 1 ČEZ Nymburk (1)
Losers of Euroleague 2009–10 qualifying rounds
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2008–09 national championships)
  Greece (ESAKE A1) 1 Aris (4)
  France (LNB PRO A) 1 Le Mans (3)
  Belgium (Ligue Ethias) 1 Spirou (1)
  Latvia (LBL) 1 Ventspils (1)
  Italy (Serie A) 1 Benetton Treviso (3)
  Germany (BBL) 1 Alba Berlin (3)
Qualifying round
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2008–09 national championships)
  Spain (Liga ACB) 2 Power Electronics Valencia (7) Bizkaia Bilbao (8)
  Russia (Superleague A) 1 Dynamo Moscow (6)
  Turkey (TBL) 1 Beşiktaş Cola Turka (5)
  France (LNB PRO A) 1 Chorale Roanne (5)
  Italy (Serie A) 1 BancaTercas Teramo (6)
  Greece (ESAKE A1) 1 Panellinios (5)
  Israel (BSL) 1 Hapoel Migdal (4)
  Germany (BBL) 1 Brose Baskets (4)
  Ukraine (SuperLeague) 1 Dontetsk (2)
  Belgium (Ligue Ethias) 1 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2)
  Latvia (LBL) 1 VEF Rīga (3)
  Montenegro (Opportunity Liga) 1 Budućnost (1)
  Cyprus (Division A) 1 APOEL (1)
  Netherlands (FEB) 1 MyGuide Amsterdam (1)
  Austria (Admiral League) 1 Kraftwerk Wels (1)

Qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Amsterdam   112–141   Dynamo Moscow 64–63 48–78
Dexia Mons-Hainaut   139–142   Power Electronics Valencia 78–63 61–79
Kraftwerk Wels   155–169   Beşiktaş Cola Turka 74–69 81–100
VEF Rīga   158–168   Panellinios 79–94 79–74
Brose Baskets   129–128   Budućnost 64–61 65–67
Donetsk   150–153   Bizkaia Bilbao 71–63 79–90
APOEL   139–140   Bancatercas Teramo 77–63 62–77
Chorale Roanne   162–169   Hapoel Migdal 83–81 79–88

Regular seasonEdit

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Top 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Alba Berlin 6 5 1 463 459 +4
2.   Galatasaray Café Crown 6 3 3 515 519 +6
3.   BancaTercas Teramo 6 2 4 480 482 −2
4.   Azovmash 6 2 4 496 504 −8

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Power Electronics Valencia 6 5 1 420 411 +9
2.   Le Mans 6 3 3 482 445 +37 1–1, +12
3.   Triumph Lyubertsy 6 3 3 430 473 −43 1–1, –12
4.   Hemofarm 6 1 5 477 480 −3

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Aris 6 5 1 492 450 +42
2.   Hapoel Migdal 6 3 3 503 487 +16 1–1, +2
3.   Zadar 6 3 3 500 486 +14 1–1, –2
4.   Šiauliai 6 1 5 494 566 −72

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   UNICS Kazan 6 5 1 498 421 +77
2.   DKV Joventut 6 5 1 485 457 +28
3.   Beşiktaş Cola Turka 6 1 5 499 578 −79
4.   Telekom Baskets Bonn 6 1 5 446 472 −26

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Bizkaia Bilbao 6 6 0 510 432 +78
2.   Türk Telekom 6 3 3 479 452 +27 1–1, +11
3.   Spartak Saint Petersburg 6 3 3 456 462 −6 1–1, –11
4.   Spirou 6 0 6 384 483 −99

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Crvena zvezda 6 5 1 498 452 +46
2.   Benetton Treviso 6 4 2 494 475 +19
3.   Cholet 6 3 3 442 438 +4
4.   Dynamo Moscow 6 0 6 430 499 −69

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Panellinios 6 4 2 457 415 +42
2.   Gran Canaria 2014 6 4 2 425 416 +9
3.   Nancy 6 3 3 445 444 +1
4.   Turów Zgorzelec 6 1 5 444 496 −52

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   ČEZ Nymburk 6 4 2 469 405 +64 2–2, +16
2.   Brose Baskets 6 4 2 495 422 +73 2–2, +1
3.   Lauretana Biella 6 4 2 460 437 +23 2–2, –17
4.   Ventspils 6 0 6 346 506 −160

Top 16Edit

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Quarterfinals

Group IEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Alba Berlin 6 4 2 419 409 +10
2.   Aris 6 3 3 447 407 +40 1–1 +28
3.   DKV Joventut 6 3 3 408 431 –23 1–1 –28
4.   Le Mans 6 2 4 420 447 –27

Group JEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Power Electronics Valencia 6 5 1 487 465 +22
2.   Hapoel Migdal 6 4 2 507 480 +27
3.   UNICS 6 3 3 477 484 –7
4.   Galatasaray Café Crown 6 0 6 526 568 –42

Group KEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Bizkaia Bilbao 6 4 2 447 400 +47 1–1 +13
2.   Panellinios 6 4 2 462 457 +5 1–1 –13
3.   Benetton Treviso 6 2 4 450 460 –10 1–1 +6
4.   Brose Baskets 6 2 4 410 452 –42 1–1 –6

Group LEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Gran Canaria 2014 6 4 2 440 431 +9
2.   ČEZ Nymburk 6 3 3 447 446 +1 1–1 +13
3.   Crvena zvezda 6 3 3 440 426 +14 1–1 –13
4.   Türk Telekom 6 2 4 474 498 –24

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals were two-legged ties determined on aggregate score. The first leg of the Bilbao–Nymburk tie was played on March 23, with all other first legs played on March 24. All return legs were played on March 31. The group winner in each tie, listed as "Team #1", hosted the second leg.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alba Berlin   133–126   Hapoel Migdal 61–67 72–59
Power Electronics Valencia   156–131   Aris 71–64 85–67
Bizkaia Bilbao   105–99   ČEZ Nymburk 59–47 46–52
Gran Canaria 2014   145–149   Panellinios 70–81 75–68

Final fourEdit

The first-ever "final four" in the history of the competition, officially called the Eurocup Finals, was held at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Euroleague Basketball Company was initially noncommital on whether it would schedule a third-place game, but ultimately decided to do so.

SemifinalsEdit

April 17, Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Berlin   77–70   Bizkaia Bilbao
Power Electronics Valencia   92–80   Panellinios

3rd place gameEdit

April 18, Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bizkaia Bilbao   76–67   Panellinios

FinalEdit

April 19, Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Berlin   44–67   Power Electronics Valencia


2009–10 Eurocup Champions
 
Power Electronics Valencia
2nd Title

Final standingsEdit

Team
    Power Electronics Valencia
    Alba Berlin
    Bizkaia Bilbao
  Panellinios

AwardsEdit

MVP WeeklyEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Week Player Team Performance Index Rating
1.   Radoslav Rančík   Galatasaray Café Crown 41
2.   Mire Chatman   Beşiktaş Cola Turka 42
3.   Mindaugas Kuzminskas   Šiauliai 34
4.   Darius Washington   Galatasaray Café Crown 45
5.   Brandon Hunter   Hapoel Jerusalem 33
6.   Mike Taylor   Crvena zvezda 35

Top 16Edit

Week Player Team Performance Index Rating
1.   Marko Popović
  Julius Jenkins
  UNICS Kazan
  Alba Berlin
26
2.   Philip Ricci   ČEZ Nymburk 34
3.   Matt Nielsen   Valencia 29
4.   Víctor Claver
  Devin Smith
  Valencia
  Panellinios
26
5.   Casey Jacobsen   Brose Baskets 31
6.   Marc Salyers   Le Mans 33

QuarterfinalsEdit

Game Player Team Performance Index Rating
1.   Brandon Hunter   Hapoel Jerusalem 32
2.   Matt Nielsen   Valencia 25

Eurocup MVPEdit

Eurocup Finals MVPEdit

All-Eurocup TeamEdit

[4]

Position All-Eurocup First Team Club Team All-Eurocup Second Team Club Team
G
  Nando De Colo   Valencia   Arthur Lee   ČEZ Nymburk
G
  Immanuel McElroy   ALBA Berlin   Kostas Charalampidis   Panellinios
F
  Devin Smith   Panellinios   Dijon Thompson   Hapoel Jerusalem
F
  Marko Banić   Bilbao   James Augustine   Gran Canaria
C
  Matt Nielsen   Valencia   Blagota Sekulić   ALBA Berlin

Coach of the YearEdit

Rising StarEdit

Individual statisticsEdit

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Darius Washington   Galatasaray Café Crown 11 238 21.64
2.   Gary Neal   Benetton Basket 11 212 19.27
3.   Radoslav Rančík   Galatasaray Café Crown 12 226 18.83
4.   Marko Popović   UNICS Kazan 12 219 18.25
5.   Dewarick Spencer   Le Mans 12 211 17.58

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   James Augustine   Gran Canaria 2014 14 104 7.43
2.   Radoslav Rančík   Galatasaray Café Crown 12 83 6.92
3   Mike Wilkinson   Galatasaray Café Crown 12 78 6.50
4.   Simas Jasaitis   Galatasaray Café Crown 12 76 6.33
5.   Erwin Dudley   Türk Telekom 11 69 6.27

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Marko Popović   UNICS Kazan 12 57 4.75
2.   Kristaps Valters   DKV Joventut 12 56 4.67
3.   Darius Washington   Galatasaray Café Crown 11 50 4.55
4.   Tutku Açık   Türk Telekom 12 53 4.42
5.   Yuval Naimy   Hapoel Jerusalem 14 60 4.29

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eurocup 2009–10 Competition System". ULEB. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  2. ^ 2009-10 Eurocup MVP: Marko Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket
  3. ^ Matt Nielsen, MVP
  4. ^ Eurocup Official Web
  5. ^ 2009-10 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Ilias Zouros, Panellinios BC
  6. ^ 2009-10 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy Victor Claver, Power Electronics Valencia

External linksEdit