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The 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was the 12th season of the modern era of Euroleague and the second under the title sponsorship of Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 55th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The Final Four was held at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, in 11–13 May 2012. It was won by the Piraeus club Olympiacos (2nd title), who defeated CSKA Moscow in the championship game. It was the 5th final involving a Greek club in the last six seasons, and 3rd Greek win in that time.

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Sinan Erdem Spor Salonu.jpg
The Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul hosted the Final Four
Competition details
Season 2011–12
Teams 24
Dates 19 October 2011 – 13 May 2012
Final positions
Champions Greece Olympiacos (2nd title)
Runners-up Russia CSKA Moscow
Third place Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Fourth place Greece Panathinaikos
Awards
MVP Russia Andrei Kirilenko
Final Four MVP Greece Vassilis Spanoulis
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Russia Andrei Kirilenko
24.2
Points North Macedonia Bo McCalebb
16.9
Rebounds Russia Andrei Kirilenko
7.5
Assists Montenegro Omar Cook
5.7
All statistics correct as of 7 September 2014.

TeamsEdit

On 20 June 2011 the teams for this season were announced.[1]

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

  • A: Qualified through an A–licence
  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • QR: Qualifying rounds
  • WC: Wild card
  • EC: Champion of the 2010–11 Eurocup
Regular season
  FC Barcelona Regal (A)   Montepaschi Siena (A)   CSKA Moscow (A)   Asseco Prokom Gdynia (A)
  Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao (2nd)   Bennet Cantù (2nd)   UNICS (EC)   Partizan (1st)
  Unicaja (A)   EA7 Milano (WC)[Note EA7]   Panathinaikos (A)   Maccabi Electra (A)
  Real Madrid (A)   Fenerbahçe Ülker (A)   Olympiacos (A)   Union Olimpija (2nd)
  Caja Laboral (A)   Anadolu Efes (A)   Zagreb (1st)
  SLUC Nancy (1st)   Žalgiris (A)   Brose Baskets (1st)
Qualifying rounds
  Cholet (2nd)   Galatasaray (2nd)   ČEZ Nymburk (1st)   PAOK (3rd)
  BCM Gravelines (3rd)   Banvit (3rd)   Cibona (WC)   Alba Berlin (WC)
  ASVEL (WC)   VEF Rīga (1st)   Lietuvos rytas (2nd)   Budućnost (1st)
  Belgacom Spirou (1st)   PGE Turów (WC)   Donetsk (WC)   Khimki (2nd)
  1. ^ Vacant A-licence (EA7): Euroleague Basketball suspended the A-license of Virtus Roma after Roma finished in 9th position in the 2010–11 Lega Basket Serie A, awarding a wild card entry to EA7 Milano instead.

DrawEdit

The draws for the 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was held on Monday, 4 July. The draws determined the qualifying-round matchups and regular-season groups for the Euroleague, as well as the qualifying rounds for the Eurocup and the regular-season for the EuroChallenge.

Teams were seeded into six pots of four teams in accordance with the Club Ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.[2]

Two teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group, except for Spain that has five teams participating in the competition.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

  FC Barcelona
  Olympiacos
  Panathinaikos
  Real Madrid

  Montepaschi Siena
  Caja Laboral
  Maccabi Electra
  CSKA Moscow

  Partizan
  UNICS
  Unicaja Málaga
  Fenerbahçe Ülker

  Žalgiris
  Asseco Prokom
  Gescrap Bizkaia
  Anadolu Efes

  EA7 Milano
  Union Olimpija
  Brose Bamberg
  Bennet Cantù

  Nancy
  Zagreb
  Galatasaray
  Belgacom Spirou

Qualifying roundsEdit

A total number of sixteen teams participated in the qualifying rounds. The qualifying rounds consisted of two final eight knock-out tournaments. The two winning teams advance to the regular season.


Bracket AEdit

Games in Bracket A were played at the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania.

First qualifying round
29–30 September
Second qualifying round
1 October
Third qualifying round
2 October
         
  ASVEL 80
  Gravelines 72
  ASVEL 83
  Galatasaray 93
  PAOK 64
  Galatasaray 77
  Galatasaray 71
  Lietuvos rytas 63
  Lietuvos rytas 83
  Budućnost 64
  Lietuvos rytas 88
  Cibona 71
  Cibona 77
  Cholet 70

Bracket BEdit

Games in Bracket B were played at the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium.

First qualifying round
29–30 September
Second qualifying round
1 October
Third qualifying round
2 October
         
  Alba Berlin 82
  VEF Rīga 60
  Alba Berlin 63
  Belgacom Spirou 74
  Belgacom Spirou 61
  Donetsk 59
  Belgacom Spirou 79
  ČEZ Nymburk 53
  Khimki 74
  PGE Turów 67
  Khimki 79
  ČEZ Nymburk 86
  ČEZ Nymburk 69
  Banvit 57

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 19 October 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.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Fenerbahçe Ülker 10 6 4 785 758 +27 Advance to Top 16
2   Olympiacos 10 6 4 782 757 +25
3   Bennet Cantù 10 5 5 724 744 −20
4   Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao 10 5 5 776 755 +21
5   Caja Laboral 10 5 5 792 755 +37
6   SLUC Nancy 10 3 7 743 833 −90
Source: Euroleague

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   CSKA Moscow 10 10 0 870 729 +141 Advance to Top 16
2   Panathinaikos 10 7 3 834 739 +95
3   Unicaja 10 4 6 791 808 −17
4   Žalgiris 10 4 6 763 812 −49
5   Brose Baskets 10 3 7 773 794 −21
6   Zagreb 10 2 8 718 867 −149
Source: Euroleague

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Real Madrid 10 8 2 879 773 +106 Advance to Top 16
2   Maccabi Electra 10 7 3 790 732 +58
3   Anadolu Efes 10 5 5 721 751 −30
4   EA7 Milano 10 4 6 738 734 +4
5   Partizan 10 4 6 739 774 −35
6   Belgacom Spirou 10 2 8 729 832 −103
Source: Euroleague

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   FC Barcelona Regal 10 9 1 793 559 +234 Advance to Top 16
2   Montepaschi Siena 10 8 2 779 696 +83
3   UNICS 10 7 3 702 656 +46
4   Galatasaray 10 4 6 694 736 −42
5   Asseco Prokom Gdynia 10 1 9 618 743 −125
6   Union Olimpija 10 1 9 589 745 −156
Source: Euroleague

Top 16Edit

The draw took place in Barcelona, Spain on 28 December 2011 at 13:00 CET.[3][4] The sixteen qualified teams were divided into four seeds based on their final standings in the regular season. Teams coming from the same regular season group were kept from coinciding in the same Top 16 group and an effort was made to keep teams from the same country from coinciding as well. Teams from the same city, Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahçe Ülker and Galatasaray Medical Park from Istanbul; Olympiacos and Panathinaikos from Greater Athens, or teams playing in the same arena were prevented from playing both at home in the same matchday.[5]

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 509 413 +96 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Olympiacos 6 3 3 457 471 −14
3   Galatasaray 6 3 3 423 438 −15
4   Anadolu Efes 6 1 5 387 454 −67
Source: Euroleague

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Montepaschi Siena 6 4 2 493 435 +58 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao 6 4 2 437 423 +14
3   Real Madrid 6 4 2 496 489 +7
4   Unicaja 6 0 6 407 486 −79
Source: Euroleague

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Panathinaikos 6 4 2 436 394 +42 Advance to quarterfinals
2   UNICS 6 3 3 432 423 +9
3   EA7 Milano 6 3 3 379 390 −11
4   Fenerbahçe Ülker 6 2 4 420 460 −40
Source: Euroleague

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   FC Barcelona Regal 6 6 0 430 384 +46 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Maccabi Electra 6 3 3 437 425 +12
3   Bennet Cantù 6 3 3 420 426 −6
4   Žalgiris 6 0 6 429 471 −42
Source: Euroleague

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 hosted Games 1 and 2, plus Game 5 if necessary. Team 2 hosted Game 3, and Game 4 if necessary.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
CSKA Moscow   3–1   Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao 98–71 79–60 81–94 73–71
Montepaschi Siena   1–3   Olympiacos 75–82 81–80 55–75 69–76
Panathinaikos   3–2   Maccabi Electra 93–73 92–94 62–65 78–69 86–85
FC Barcelona Regal   3–0   UNICS 78–66 66–63 67–56

Final fourEdit

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow 17 411 24.18
2.   Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow 22 405 18.41
3.   Bo McCalebb   Montepaschi Siena 17 294 17.29

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Bo McCalebb   Montepaschi Siena 17 287 16.88
2.   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 21 350 16.67
3.   Sonny Weems   Žalgiris 15 233 15.53

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow 17 127 7.47
2.   Joel Freeland   Unicaja Málaga 14 95 6.79
3.   Ioannis Bourousis   EA7 Milano 15 96 6.40

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Omar Cook   EA7 Milano 16 91 5.69
2.   Sergio Rodríguez   Real Madrid 16 86 5.38
3.   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow 22 110 5.00

Other StatsEdit

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game   Jamon Gordon   Galatasaray 16 1.81
Blocks per game   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow 17 1.94
Turnovers per game   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 21 3.67
Fouls drawn per game   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 21 5.95
Minutes per game   Henry Domercant   UNICS 19 31:56
2FG%   Sasha Kaun   CSKA Moscow 21 0.711
3FG%   Bo McCalebb   Montepaschi Siena 17 0.526
  Tomas Ress 20
FT%   Jorge Garbajosa   Unicaja 14 1.000

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Lynn Greer   UNICS 43
Points   Lynn Greer   UNICS 33
Rebounds   Donatas Motiejūnas   Asseco Prokom 21
Assists   John Linehan   Nancy 15
Steals 3 occasions 6
Blocks   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow 5
  Serge Ibaka   Real Madrid
Turnovers   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 9
  Nicolas Batum   Nancy
Fouls Drawn 3 occasions 12

AwardsEdit

Euroleague 2011–12 MVPEdit

Euroleague 2011–12 Final Four MVPEdit

All-Euroleague Team 2011–12Edit

[6]

All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
  Dimitris Diamantidis   Panathinaikos   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow
  Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos   Bo McCalebb   Montepaschi Siena
  Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow   Juan Carlos Navarro   FC Barcelona
  Erazem Lorbek   FC Barcelona   Henry Domercant   UNICS
  Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow   Mike Batiste   Panathinaikos

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit

Best DefenderEdit

Rising StarEdit

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit

MVP WeeklyEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow 37
2   Nicolas Batum   Nancy 36
3   Jordan Farmar   Maccabi Electra 35
4   Nicolas Batum (2)   Nancy 35
5   Andrei Kirilenko (2)   CSKA Moscow 39
6   Fernando San Emeterio   Caja Laboral 36
7   Erazem Lorbek   FC Barcelona 25
  Milan Mačvan   Partizan 25
8   Nikola Mirotić   Real Madrid 33
9   Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow 31
10   Pietro Aradori   Montepaschi Siena 33

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Vladimir Veremeenko   UNICS 32
2   Bo McCalebb   Montepaschi Siena 36
3   Nenad Krstić (2)   CSKA Moscow 31
4   Aaron Jackson   Gescrap Bizkaia 28
5   Omar Cook   EA7 Milano 22
6   Manuchar Markoishvili   Bennet Cantù 35

QuarterfinalsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Dimitris Diamantidis   Panathinaikos 31
2   Andrei Kirilenko (3)   CSKA Moscow 31
3   Kostas Vasileiadis   Gescrap Bizkaia 21
4   Andrei Kirilenko (4)   CSKA Moscow 29
5   Dimitris Diamantidis (2)   Panathinaikos 34

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
October 2011   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow
November 2011   Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow
December 2011   Nikola Mirotić   Real Madrid
January 2012   Henry Domercant   UNICS
February 2012   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos
March 2012   Dimitris Diamantidis   Panathinaikos

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams Euroleague.net 20 June 2011
  2. ^ Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw seeds Euroleague.net – 4 July 2011
  3. ^ Top 16 Draw set for 28 December in Barcelona, euroleague.net
  4. ^ Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw results, euroleague.net
  5. ^ Top 16 Draw, Criteria and Procedure, euroleague.net
  6. ^ 2011–12 All-Euroleague First, Second teams announced. Euroleague.net. Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  7. ^ Montepaschi Siena's Bo McCalebb wins the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy. Euroleague.net (17 April 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  8. ^ Head coaches vote CSKA's Kirilenko best defender!. Euroleague.net (19 April 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  9. ^ Real Madrid's Mirotic becomes first two-time Rising Star winner. Euroleague.net (18 April 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  10. ^ [1]

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