2013–14 EuroChallenge

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The 2013–14 EuroChallenge was the 11th edition of Europe's third-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs. The winner and the runner-up of this competition earned a place at the group stage of the 2014–15 Eurocup season.

EuroChallenge
Season2013–14
Teams32
Games played157 (total)
Dates24 October 2013 – 27 April 2014
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
(1st title)
Runners-upRussia Triumph Lyubertsy
Third placeTurkey Royal Halı Gaziantep
Fourth placeHungary Szolnoki Olaj
Awards
Final Four MVPItaly Andrea Cinciarini
Statistical leaders
Points United States Sharaud Curry 20.1
Rebounds Belgium Maxime De Zeeuw 8.0
Assists Russia Anton Glazunov 7.1

The Final Four was held in PalaDozza in Bologna, Italy. The host of the tournament, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia won the Final by beating Triumph Lyubertsy 79–65. Italian player Andrea Cinciarini received the Final Four MVP award.

Competition format changesEdit

This year's EuroChallenge saw a number of innovations, including the division of the participating clubs into two main Conferences for the Regular Season - Conference 1 and Conference 2 - based on a broad geographical criteria. This year no qualification round was held. The 32 teams were divided into eight round-robin groups of four teams each for the regular season. The two best-placed teams qualified to the next phase of the competition.[1]

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round. (TH: Title holder)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual playoffs
Regular season
  Szolnoki Olaj (2nd)   Krasnye KryliaTH (6th)   Tartu University Rock (2nd)   Tsmoki Minsk (1st)
  Atomerőmű SE (3rd)   Triumph Lyubertsy (7th)   Rakvere Tarvas (3rd)   Rilski Sportist (3rd)
  Fortress Jászberényi (5th)   Ural Yekaterinburg[a] (1st)   JDA Dijon (8th)   Bakken Bears (1st)
  Ingoknito Fashion Körmend (6th)   Mureș (2nd)   Cholet (10th)   Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (7th)
  ZZ Leiden (1st)   Oradea (3rd)   Team TEHO Sport (2nd)   Ventspils (2nd)
  SPM Shoeters Den Bosch (3rd)   Gaz Metan Mediaș (4th)   Kataja (3rd)   Krka (1st)
  GasTerra Flames (4th)   Okapi Aalstar (4th)   Tofaş (8th)   Södertälje Kings (1st)
  Kyiv (14th)   Port of Antwerp Giants (5th)   Royal Halı Gaziantep (9th)   Zepter Vienna (1st)
  1. ^ Ural Yekateringburg won the 2012–13 Russian Basketball Super League, the second division of Russian basketball.

DrawEdit

The draws for the 2013–14 FIBA EuroChallenge were held on Friday, July 5 in Munich, Germany. Teams were seeded into four pots of four teams in accordance with the FIBA Club ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.

The 32 clubs registered for this year's competition were divided into two conferences (1 and 2), based on broad geographical criteria.[2]

Conference 1
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3 Seed 4

  BK Ventspils
  Antwerp Giants
  Okapi Aalstar
  Cholet Basket

  Joensuun Kataja
  Tartu Ülikool/Rock
  JDA Dijon
  Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia

  ZZ Leiden
  Södertälje BBK
  SPM Shoeters
  GasTerra Flames

  Rakvere Tarvas
  Zepter Vienna
  Bakken Bears
  Team TEHO Sport Kotka

Conference 2
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3 Seed 4

  KK Krka
  Krasnye Krylya Samara
  Szolnoki Olaj KK
  Triumph Lyubertsy

  Tsmoki Minsk
  Gaz Metan Mediaș
  Tofaş Bursa
  Atomerőmű SE

  BC Körmend
  BC Ural Yekaterinburg
  Rilski Sportist
  Royal Halı Gaziantep

  BC Kyiv
  Jászberényi KSE
  BC Mureș
  CSM Oradea

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on November 5.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers are 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
     Eliminated

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ANT JDA SPM RAK
1   Port of Antwerp Giants 6 4 2 461 432 +29 10 Advance to last 16 81–59 77–72 78–73
2   JDA Dijon 6 4 2 425 396 +29 10 68–74 83–64 80–47
3   SPM Shoeters Den Bosch 6 3 3 433 434 −1 9 83–76 66–70 78–71
4   Rakvere Tarvas 6 1 5 389 446 −57 7 77–75 64–65 57–70
Source: FIBA Europe

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification GAZ KRA ORA ASE
1   Royal Halı Gaziantep 6 4 2 456 423 +33 10 Advance to last 16 71–63 69–74 75–63
2   Krasnye Krylia 6 4 2 493 447 +46 10 89–96 84–75 79–75
3   Oradea 6 3 3 463 465 −2 9 73–71 74–89 90–74
4   Atomerőmű SE 6 1 5 407 484 −77 7 61–74 56–89 78–77
Source: FIBA Europe

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TAR VEN SÖD ZEP
1   Tartu University Rock 6 4 2 478 408 +70 10 Advance to last 16 65–66 99–65 83–60
2   Ventspils 6 4 2 420 419 +1 10 63–81 73–76 61–56
3   Södertälje Kings 6 3 3 441 473 −32 9 72–76 83–80 82–73
4   Zepter Vienna 6 1 5 415 454 −39 7 82–74 71–78 73–76
Source: FIBA Europe

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TRI GAZ KYI KÖR
1   Triumph Lyubertsy 6 5 1 494 409 +85 11 Advance to last 16 94–72 94–58 90–74
2   Gaz Metan Mediaș 6 4 2 468 461 +7 10 81–84 82–69 77–72
3   Kyiv 6 2 4 456 478 −22 8 54–52 74–83 102–64
4   Ingoknito Fashion Körmend 6 1 5 451 521 −70 7 60–70 68–73 103–99
Source: FIBA Europe

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification REG TEHO OKA GTF
1   Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 6 4 2 453 430 +23 10 Advance to last 16 86–75 80–63 78–61
2   Team TEHO Sport 6 3 3 467 476 −9 9 75–71 74–77 77–83
3   Okapi Aalstar 6 3 3 451 467 −16 9 71–78 87–90 83–82
4   GasTerra Flames 6 2 4 446 444 +2 8 85–60 72–76 63–70
Source: FIBA Europe

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification URA KRK TOF JÁS
1   Ural Yekaterinburg 6 5 1 482 444 +38 11 Advance to last 16 79–68 74–70 88–85
2   Krka 6 3 3 425 398 +27 9 80–75 71–61 76–61
3   Tofaş 6 3 3 451 425 +26 9 77–82 81–72 86–72
4   Fortress Jászberényi 6 0 6 377 468 −91 6 64–84 41–58 54–76
Source: FIBA Europe

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification CHO BAK KAT ZZL
1   Cholet 6 5 1 441 397 +44 11 Advance to last 16 84–67 70–69 74–52
2   Bakken Bears 6 3 3 443 450 −7 9 66–68 101–90 79–81
3   Kataja 6 2 4 436 444 −8 8 76–70 66–68 77–63
4   ZZ Leiden 6 2 4 396 425 −29 8 67–76 61–62 72–58
Source: FIBA Europe

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TSM SZO MUR RIL
1   Tsmoki-Minsk 6 4 2 479 450 +29 10 Advance to last 16 76–68 79–83 94–75
2   Szolnoki Olaj 6 4 2 441 434 +7 10 69–68 68–76 73–66
3   Mureș 6 3 3 473 471 +2 9 82–84 72–85 92–85
4   Rilski Sportist 6 1 5 445 483 −38 7 73–78 76–78 70–68
Source: FIBA Europe

Last 16Edit

Key to colors
     Homecourt advantage for quarterfinals
     Advance to quarterfinals
     Eliminated

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TAR KRA ANT GAZ
1   Tartu University Rock 6 5 1 487 418 +69 11 Advance to quarterfinals 94–73 82–74 97–67
2   Krasnye Krylia 6 4 2 467 434 +33 10 74–75 87–67 78–60
3   Port of Antwerp Giants 6 3 3 454 461 −7 9 64–59 71–75 97–79
4   Gaz Metan Mediaș 6 0 6 428 523 −95 6 66–90 77–80 79–81
Source: FIBA Europe

Group JEdit

Group KEdit

Group LEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarter-finals were played in a best-of-three series. The dates of the matches were 11, 13 and 18 March. Team 1 played the first and the third game at home court.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Tartu University Rock   1–2   Szolnoki Olaj 87–83 73–80 60–78
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia   2–0   Krasnye Krylia 75–63 73–71
Royal Halı Gaziantep   2–0   Tsmoki-Minsk 59–58 68–67
Ural Yekaterinburg   0–2   Triumph Lyubertsy 72–80 67–110

Final FourEdit

The Final Four was played between the four winners of the quarterfinals at PalaDozza in Bologna, Italy. It was the second time the EuroChallenge Final Four was held in Bologna.

 
Semifinals
25 April
Final
27 April
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Triumph Lyubertsy61
 
 
 
  Szolnoki Olaj59
 
  Triumph Lyubertsy65
 
 
 
  Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia79
 
  Royal Halı Gaziantep55
 
 
  Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia66
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Szolnoki Olaj75
 
 
  Royal Halı Gaziantep87

Individual statisticsEdit

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Total PPG
1   Sharaud Curry   Team TEHO Sport Kotka 10 201 20.1
2   Cory Higgins   Triumph Lyubertsy 15 248 17.9
3   Keith Benson   Tsmoki-Minsk 12 208 17.3
4   Aaron McGhee   Ural Yekaterinburg 13 223 17.2
5   Lance Harris   Ural Yekaterinburg 13 218 16.8

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Total RPG
1   Maxime De Zeeuw   Port of Antwerp Giants 11 88 8.0
2   Aaron McGhee   Ural Yekaterinburg 13 103 7.9
3   Oliver Stević   Royal Halı Gaziantep 15 114 7.6
4   Keith Benson   Tsmoki-Minsk 12 87 7.3
5   Janar Talts   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 15 105 7.0

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Total APG
1   Anton Glazunov   Ural Yekaterinburg 13 92 7.1
2   Sharaud Curry   Team TEHO Sport Kotka 10 67 6.7
3   Aaron Miles   Krasnye Krylia 13 87 6.7
4   Andrea Cinciarini   Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 12 76 6.3
5   Barış Ermiş   Royal Halı Gaziantep 9 54 6.0

Individual highsEdit

Category Player Number
Points   Sharaud Curry 38
Rebounds   Lance Harris 21
Assists   Aaron Miles (2) 13
Steals   Demonte Harper 8
Three pointers   Jukka Matinen 7
  Kristo Saage
Blocks   Jason Conrad 7

AwardsEdit

Weekly MVPEdit

Regular season

Week Player Team PIR
1   Maxime de Zeeuw   Port of Antwerp Giants 31
  Greg Brunner   Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
2   Chinemelu Elonu   Tofaş Bursa 35
3   Courdon Higgins   Triumph Lyubertsy 36
4   Rastko Dramićanin   Fortress Jászberényi 32
5   Keith Benson   BC Tsmoki-Minsk 36
6   Aaron McGhee   BC Ural Yekaterinburg 31
7   Sean Barnette   BC Rilski Sportist 38

Last 16

Week Player Team PIR
1   Aaron Miles   Krasnye Krylia 29
2   Aaron McGhee (2)   BC Ural Yekaterinburg 30
  Dmitry Flis   BC Ural Yekaterinburg
  Barış Ermiş   Royal Halı Gaziantep
3   Andrea Cinciarini   Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 33
4   Vilmantas Dilys   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 30
  Willie Kemp   Gaz Metan Mediaș
5   Sharaud Curry   Team TEHO Sport Kotka 26
6   James White   Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 31

Quarterfinals

Week Player Team PIR
1   Lance Harris   BC Ural Yekaterinburg 28
  Justin Holiday   Szolnoki Olaj KK
2   Dejan Borovnjak   Royal Halı Gaziantep 31

Final Four MVPEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EuroChallenge". Fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  2. ^ "EuroChallenge Draw Seedings Released". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2014-04-10.