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The 2011–12 Eurocup Basketball season was the tenth 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 level below the EuroLeague. It ran from September 27, 2011, until April 15, 2012. The winner of this competition earned a place at the group stage of the next season's EuroLeague.

Eurocup Basketball
Competition details
Season 2011–12
Dates September 27, 2011 – April 15, 2012
Final positions
Champions Russia Khimki (1st title)
Runners-up Spain Valencia
Third place Lithuania Lietuvos rytas
Fourth place Russia Spartak Saint Petersburg
Awards
MVP Patrick Beverley
Finals MVP Zoran Planinić

Teams allocationEdit

DistributionEdit

[1] 32 teams participated in the Eurocup Regular Season:

  • A total of 10 teams from nine countries qualified directly to the 32-team regular season through their results in domestic competitions, or through a wild card.
  • Another 8 teams earned their place at the group stage by winning a qualifying round. On July 7, a draw for the Eurocup Qualifying Round, which featured 16 teams from 13 countries, was held in Barcelona. The 8 winners from those two-game, head-to-head qualifying games advanced to the Eurocup Regular Season.[2]
  • The remaining 14 teams were filled with the losers of the Euroleague qualifying rounds that was played from 29 September - 2 October.[3]

TeamsEdit

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

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • RW: Regular season winners
  • CW: Cup winners
  • EL: EuroLeague
    • EL QR: EuroLeague qualifying round losers
Regular season
  Cholet (EL QR)   Khimki (EL QR)   Cibona (EL QR)   Banvit (EL QR)
  Gravelines (EL QR)   Lokomotiv Kuban (4th)   Donetsk (EL QR)   PGE Turów (EL QR)
  ASVEL (EL QR)   PAOK (EL QR)   Lietuvos rytas (EL QR)   Valencia (5th)
  Alba Berlin (EL QR)   Aris (4th)   ČEZ Nymburk (EL QR)   Hapoel Jerusalem (3rd)
  Fraport Skyliners (3rd)   Lietuvos rytas (EL QR)   VEF Rīga (EL QR)   Benetton Bwin (4th)
  Bayern Munich (WC)   Rūdupis (3rd)   Budućnost VOLI (EL QR)   GasTerra Flames (1st)
  KrkaFEC (1st)
Qualifying round
  Élan Chalon (5th)   Beşiktaş Milangaz (5th)   Azovmash (5th)   Cedevita (2nd)
  Le Mans (8th)   Pınar Karşıyaka (6th)   Gran Canaria 2014 (6th)   Artland Dragons (4th)
  Dexia Mons-Hainaut (3rd)   Spartak Saint Petersburg (7th)   Norrköping Dolphins (2nd)   ETHA Engomis (1st)
  Telenet Oostende (4th)   Ventspils (2nd)   Prostějov (2nd)   Lukoil Academic (1st)

Qualifying roundEdit

The eight winners of the qualifying round joined the regular season. The eight losers transferred to the EuroChallenge regular season.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Azovmash   153–140   Ventspils 74–75 79–65
Gran Canaria 2014   153–121   Artland Dragons 61–56 92–65
Dexia Mons-Hainaut   144–141   Beşiktaş Milangaz 70–78 74–63
Cedevita   157–147   Élan Chalon 73–78 84–69
Le Mans Sarthe   160–151   Pınar Karşıyaka 80–73 80–78
Telenet Oostende   158–129   Norrköping Dolphins 88–62 70–67
Spartak Saint Petersburg   143–123   ETHA Engomis 60–59 83–64
Prostějov   142–157   Lukoil Academic 65–70 77–87

Regular seasonEdit

The Regular Season ran from November 15, 2011, to December 20, 2011.

If teams were level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Last 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Gravelines 6 5 1 517 430 +87
2.   Donetsk 6 5 1 463 443 +20
3.   Hapoel Jerusalem 6 2 4 463 493 −30
4.   Cibona 6 0 6 456 533 −77

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Khimki 6 6 0 480 398 +82
2.   VEF Rīga 6 3 3 436 444 −8
3.   Cholet Basket 6 2 4 389 428 −39
4.   P.A.O.K. 6 1 5 417 452 −35

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Nymburk 6 5 1 498 424 +74
2.   Aris 6 4 2 431 397 +34
3.   Rūdupis 6 3 3 487 485 +2
4.   GasTerra Flames 6 0 6 391 501 −110

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   ASVEL 6 4 2 459 426 +33
2.   Valencia Basket 6 4 2 487 447 +40
3.   Telenet Oostende 6 2 4 415 454 −39
4.   Lukoil Academic 6 2 4 400 434 −34

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Banvit 6 4 2 421 397 +24
2.   Lokomotiv-Kuban 6 4 2 431 399 +32
3.   Gran Canaria 6 4 2 416 405 +11
4.   Skyliners Frankfurt 6 0 6 362 429 −67

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Lietuvos rytas 6 6 0 478 370 +108
2.   Krka 6 4 2 434 421 +13
3.   Azovmash 6 1 5 404 453 −49
4.   Le Mans 6 1 5 392 464 −72

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Spartak Saint Petersburg 6 6 0 477 401 +76
2.   Benetton Treviso 6 3 3 478 476 +2
3.   Bayern Munich 6 2 4 404 436 −32
4.   Cedevita 6 1 5 413 459 −46

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Alba Berlin 6 5 1 485 421 +64
2.   Budućnost 6 3 3 416 425 −9
3.   Dexia Mons-Hainaut 6 2 4 445 463 −18
4.   Turów Zgorzelec 6 2 4 446 483 −37

Last 16Edit

Group IEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Valencia Basket 6 6 0 463 387 +76
2.   Nymburk 6 3 3 484 441 +43 1–1 (+6)
3.   VEF Rīga 6 3 3 432 456 –24 1–1 (–6)
4.   Gravelines 6 0 6 370 465 –95

Group JEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Donetsk 6 5 1 477 437 +40 1–1 (+5)
2.   Khimki 6 5 1 465 419 +46 1–1 (–5)
3.   ASVEL 6 1 5 460 477 –17 1–1 (+10)
4.   Aris 6 1 5 389 458 –69 1–1 (–10)

Group KEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Spartak St. Petersburg 6 5 1 428 385 +43
2.   Budućnost 6 3 3 397 398 –1 1–1 (+3)
3.   Banvit 6 3 3 430 428 +2 1–1 (–3)
4.   Krka 6 1 5 390 434 –44

Group LEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1.   Lokomotiv-Kuban 6 4 2 466 452 +14 2–0 (+18)
2.   Lietuvos rytas 6 4 2 468 443 +25 0–2 (–18)
3.   Benetton Treviso 6 3 3 447 451 –4
4.   Alba Berlin 6 1 5 433 468 –35

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals were two-legged ties determined on aggregate score. The first legs were played on March 20. The return legs were played on March 27. The group winners in each tie, listed as Team 1, hosted the second leg.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valencia   156–138   Budućnost VOLI 71–75 85–63
Donetsk   145–154   Lietuvos rytas 65–76 80–78
Spartak St. Petersburg   154–135   ČEZ Nymburk 68–64 86–71
Lokomotiv Kuban   153–158   Khimki 72–81 81–77

Final fourEdit

Euroleague Basketball Company announced that the 2011–12 Eurocup season would culminate with the Eurocup Finals in Khimki, Russia, on April 14 and 15.[5]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 April
 
 
  Valencia80
 
15 April
 
  Lietuvos rytas70
 
  Valencia68
 
14 April
 
  Khimki77
 
  Spartak St. Petersburg73
 
 
  Khimki77
 
Third place game
 
 
15 April
 
 
  Lietuvos rytas71
 
 
  Spartak St. Petersburg62

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Jeremiah Massey   PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban 14 278 19.86
2.   Patrick Beverley   Spartak Saint Petersburg 16 275 17.19
3.   Nik Caner-Medley   Valencia 13 219 16.85
4.   DaShaun Wood   Alba Berlin 12 202 16.83
5.   Ali Traore   PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban 13 218 16.77

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Ramel Curry   BC Donetsk 14 230 16.43
2.   Jeremiah Massey   PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban 14 223 15.93
3.   Ali Traore   PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban 13 199 15.31
4.   Tre Simmons   ČEZ Nymburk 14 211 15.07
5.   Renaldas Seibutis   Lietuvos rytas 16 236 14.75

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Jeremiah Massey   PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban 14 117 8.36
2.   Jonas Valančiūnas   Lietuvos rytas 16 122 7.63
3.   Ali Traore   PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban 13 92 7.08
4.   Lawrence Roberts   Lietuvos rytas 16 103 6.44
5.   Nik Caner-Medley   Valencia 13 83 6.38

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   DaShaun Wood   Alba Berlin 12 65 5.42
2.   Yotam Halperin   Spartak Saint Petersburg 14 74 5.29
3.   Zoran Planinić   BC Khimki 15 73 4.87
4.   Tyrese Rice   Lietuvos rytas 15 70 4.67
5.   Barış Ermiş   Banvit 10 45 4.50

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011-12 Eurocup teams Euroleague.net July 5, 2011
  2. ^ Eurocup qualifying round EuroCupBasketball.com
  3. ^ Euroleague qualifying rounds Euroleague.net
  4. ^ 2011-12 Eurocup draw Eurocupbasketball.com June 6, 2011
  5. ^ "Eurocup-Final Four 2012 in Khimki". Archived from the original on 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  6. ^ 2011-12 Eurocup MVP: Patrick Beverley, Spartak St. Petersburg
  7. ^ Zoran Planinic was named Eurocup Finals MVP
  8. ^ 2011-12 All-Eurocup First Team
  9. ^ 2011-12 All-Eurocup Second Team
  10. ^ 2011-12 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Jure Zdovc, Spartak St. Petersburg
  11. ^ 2011-12 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Jonas Valanciunas, Lietuvos Rytas

External linksEdit