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2011–12 Liga Nacional de Básquet season

The 2011–12 Liga Nacional de Básquet season was the 28th season of the top professional basketball league in Argentina. The regular season started on 23 September 2011. Peñarol won their fourth title, defeating Obras Sanitarias in the finals.

2011–12 Liga Nacional de Básquet season
LeagueLiga Nacional de Básquet
SportBasketball
Duration23 September 2011 – 13 March 2012
(regular season)
16 March – 31 May 2012 (playoffs)
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)TyC Sports
Season MVPArgentina Juan Pedro Gutiérrez
Top scorerUnited States Joe Troy Smith
2012 Liga Nacional de Básquet Playoffs
Finals championsPeñarol
  Runners-upObras Sanitarias
Finals MVPArgentina Facundo Campazzo (Peñarol)
Liga Nacional de Básquet seasons

Promotions and relegationsEdit

Torneo Nacional de Ascenso Champions from the previous season Quilmes and runners-up San Martín de Corrientes were promoted, occupying the berths left by El Nacional and Argentino de Junín. Quilmes and San Martín de Corrientes would be relegated at the end of the season.

ClubsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

First stageEdit

The first stage took place between 23 September and 13 November 2011. Teams were divided into two zones. The top four teams from each zone competed in the Torneo Súper 8 that took place in November.

North ZoneEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts Qualification
1 Regatas Corrientes 14 11 3 25 Qualified to Torneo Súper 8
2 Libertad 14 9 5 23
3 Quimsa 14 9 5 23
4 Juventud Sionista 14 7 7 21
5 La Unión 14 6 8 20
6 Ciclista Olímpico 14 5 9 19
7 Atenas 14 5 9 19
8 San Martín de Corrientes 14 4 10 18

South ZoneEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts Qualification
1 Obras Sanitarias 14 11 3 25 Qualified to Torneo Súper 8
2 Bahía Basket 14 10 4 24
3 Peñarol 14 9 5 23
4 Lanús 14 7 7 21
5 Boca Juniors 14 7 7 21 Invited to Torneo Súper 8
6 Gimnasia Indalo 14 6 8 20
7 9 de Julio de Río Tercero 14 4 10 18
8 Quilmes 14 2 12 16

Torneo Súper 8Edit

The eighth edition of Torneo Súper 8 took place on 23–26 November 2011 in the city of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires. Home team Peñarol won their third title, defeating Libertad in the Final.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
      
Libertad 72
Quimsa 66
Libertad 85
Regatas Corrientes 68
Regatas Corrientes 85
Boca Juniors 74
Libertad 75
Peñarol 78
Obras Sanitarias 80
Lanús 77
Obras Sanitarias 81
Peñarol 83
Peñarol 75
Bahía Basket 74

Second stageEdit

The second stage started on 17 November 2011. All 16 teams were ranked together. Each team carried over half of the points obtained in the first stage.

Pos Team Pld W L Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Obras Sanitarias 30 20 10 62.5 Quarterfinals
2 Peñarol 30 21 9 62.5
3 Libertad 30 20 10 61.5
4 Lanús 30 19 11 59.5
5 Quimsa 30 17 13 58.5 Reclassification playoffs
6 Juventud Sionista 30 17 13 57.5
7 Regatas Corrientes 30 15 15 57.5
8 Gimnasia Indalo 30 16 14 56
9 La Unión 30 16 14 56
10 Atenas 30 16 14 55.5
11 Bahía Basket 30 13 17 55
12 Boca Juniors 30 11 19 51.5
13 Ciclista Olímpico 30 11 19 50.5 Relegation playoffs
14 9 de Julio de Río Tercero 30 11 19 50
15 Quilmes 30 9 21 47
16 San Martín de Corrientes 30 8 22 47

PlayoffsEdit

Championship playoffsEdit

The Playoffs started on 16 March 2012 and ended on 31 May 2012. Peñarol defeated Obras Sanitarias in the Finals.

  Reclassification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
       
  1 Obras Sanitarias 3  
    12 Boca Juniors 1  
5 Quimsa 1
12 Boca Juniors 3  
  1 Obras Sanitarias 3  
  7 Regatas Corrientes 0  
       
       
  4 Lanús 2
    5 Regatas Corrientes 3  
7 Regatas Corrientes 3
10 Atenas 0  
  1 Obras Sanitarias 2
  2 Peñarol 4
       
       
  2 Peñarol 3
    8 Bahía Basket 2  
6 Juventud Sionista 0
11 Bahía Basket 3  
  2 Peñarol 3
  3 Libertad 1  
       
       
  3 Libertad 3
    6 Gimnasia Indalo 1  
8 Gimnasia Indalo 3
9 La Unión 2  

Relegation playoffsEdit

The relegation series began on 16 March. San Martín de Corrientes and Quilmes lost their respective series and were relegated to the Torneo Nacional de Ascenso.

Finals
   
13 Ciclista Olímpico 3
16 San Martín de Corrientes 2
Finals
   
14 9 de Julio de Río Tercero 3
15 Quilmes 1

Clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team Competition Progress
Lanús FIBA Americas League Runners-up
Libertad Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol Semifinals
Obras Sanitarias Semifinals
Peñarol Final four
Regatas Corrientes Champions

AwardsEdit

Yearly AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit