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2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup

The 2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup was the inaugural season of the newly formed basketball competition organised by FIBA. The season started on 21 October 2015 and ended on 1 May 2016.

FIBA Europe Cup
Elan Chalon - Elan Béarnais 17.jpg
The Final Four was hosted at Le Colisée
Competition details
Season 2015–16
Teams 56
Games played 286
Dates 21 October 2015 – 1 May 2016
Final positions
Champions Germany Fraport Skyliners
(1st title)
Runners-up Italy Openjobmetis Varese
Third place France Élan Chalon
Fourth place Russia Enisey
Awards
Final Four MVP United States Quantez Robertson
Statistical leaders
Points State of Palestine Omar Krayem
20.4
Rebounds Sweden Christian Maråker
10.3
Assists Finland Teemu Rannikko
10.1

The competition replaced the EuroChallenge and had the aim to take the place of Eurocup (organised by Euroleague Basketball), as the second-tier competition in Europe.

FormatEdit

In the Regular season, 56 teams are divided into 14 groups of four teams. In the Round of 32, the first and second best teams from the Regular season play in groups of four. Starting from the Round of 16, quarter-finals will be played. The tournament will conclude with a Final Four.[1]

TeamsEdit

The deadline to register in the competition was on July 30. The official list of teams was announced on August 3.[2]

Regular season
Conference 1 Conference 2
  ASVEL (6th)   ČEZ Nymburk (1st)   Khimik (1st)   Lukoil Academic (1st)
  STB Le Havre (7th)   Södertälje Kings (1st)   Sigal Prishtina (1st)   Rilski Sportist (4th)
  Élan Chalon (8th)   Borås (3rd)   Astana (1st)   PGE Turów (2nd)
  Cantù (7th)   Bakken Bears (2nd)   Juventus (3rd)   Rosa Radom (4th)
  Openjobmetis Varese (11th)   Fraport Skyliners (6th)   Pieno Žvaigždės (5th)   Śląsk Wrocław (6th)
  Sopron (4th)   SPM Shoeters Den Bosch (1st)   Šiauliai (7th)   Energia Târgu Jiu (3rd)
  Falco Szombathely (6th)   Donar (2nd)   Tartu Ülikool/Rock (1st)   Helios Suns (4th) c
  Egis Körmend (10th)   ZZ Leiden (3rd)   Kalev Cramo (2nd)   Ventspils (2nd)
  Benfica (1st)   Cibona (2nd)   Kataja (1st)   Maccabi Rishon LeZion (4th)
  Porto (1st) a   Tajfun (1st)   KTP (3rd)   Tsmoki-Minsk (1st)
  Telenet Oostende (1st)   Krka (3rd)   Türk Telekom (7th)   Enisey (11th)
  Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2nd)   Zlatorog Laško (5th)   Royal Halı Gaziantep (10th)   Rieker Komárno (1st)
  Port of Antwerp Giants (6th)   Magnofit Güssing Knights (1st)   Petrolina AEK Larnaca (1st)   Inter Bratislava (3rd)
  Hibernia b   ece Bulls Kapfenberg (3rd)   ETHA Engomis (4th)   Kumanovo (2nd)

Numbers in bracket represent the place the team took in its 2014–15 domestic championship, representing rankings after eventual Playoffs.

Notes
^a Porto played last season in the Portuguese second tier, Proliga.
^b Hibernia was a newly created team, established by Basketball Ireland to compete in the competition.[3]
^c FIBA Europe announced that the Romanian club BC Timișoara have withdrawn their participation in the competition. Helios Suns replaced the team.[4]

DrawEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Location of teams of the 2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup regular season.
  Red: Group A;   Yellow: Group B;   Green: Group C;   Dark Green: Group D;
  Purple: Group E;   Pink: Group F;   Blue: Group G;   Orange: Group H;
  Brown: Group I;   Deep pink: Group J.   Cyan: Group K;   Spring green: Group L.
  Black: Group M.   White: Group N.

The regular season was played between 21 October and 2 December 2015. The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams of all groups (two teams from each Conference) advanced to the Round of 32.

If teams in the same group finished tied on points 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 Pts Qualification ADE MON DON KÖR
1   ASVEL 6 5 1 514 416 +98 11 Advanced to Round of 32 87–66 81–45 83–64
2   Belfius Mons-Hainaut 6 3 3 489 468 +21 9 89–81 90–76 103–70
3   Donar 6 2 4 414 477 −63 8 66–85 77–75 78–71
4   Egis Körmend 6 2 4 443 499 −56 8 86–97 77–66 75–72

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ANT CIB LIS SOP
1   Port of Antwerp Giants 6 6 0 499 428 +71 12 Advanced to Round of 32 82–69 84–76 81–73
2   Cibona 6 3 3 453 473 −20 9 78–92 74–66 77–63
3   Benfica 6 2 4 467 447 +20 8 77–79 79–83 91–62
4   Sopron 6 1 5 409 480 −71 7 55–81 91–72 65–78

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TEL VAR KIN FAL
1   Telenet Oostende 6 4 2 473 438 +35 10 Advanced to Round of 32 79–85 80–77 91–62
2   Openjobmetis Varese 6 3 3 493 459 +34 9 79–83 76–61 94–71
3   Södertälje Kings 6 3 3 438 439 −1 9 71–54 90–86 54–62
4   Falco Szombathely 6 2 4 415 483 −68 8 64–86 75–73 81–85

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ÉLA MAG SPM ZLA
1   Élan Chalon 6 5 1 530 438 +92 11 Advanced to Round of 32 88–83 72–66 86–53
2   Magnofit Güssing Knights 6 3 3 470 478 −8 9 75–99 69–74 73–71
3   SPM Shoeters Den Bosch 6 2 4 421 449 −28 8 73–98 66–72 81–73
4   Zlatorog Laško 6 2 4 430 486 −56 8 88–87 80–98 65–61

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification STB CTU BOR KAP
1   STB Le Havre 6 4 2 455 431 +24 10 Advanced to Round of 32 82–78 87–76 70–57
2   FoxTown Cantù 6 3 3 502 484 +18 9 73–64 94–72 85–70
3   Borås 6 3 3 492 504 −12 9 74–80 101–81 84–82
4   ece Bulls Kapfenberg 6 2 4 457 487 −30 8 73–72 95–91 80–85

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAK ČEZ TAJ HIB
1   Bakken Bears 6 6 0 485 398 +87 12 Advanced to Round of 32 82–79 72–68 96–60
2   ČEZ Nymburk 6 4 2 543 375 +168 10 64–66 103–81 106–45
3   Tajfun 6 2 4 440 452 −12 8 60–79 56–70 82–55
4   Hibernia 6 0 6 345 588 −243 6 67–90 45–121 73–93

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification SKY KRK FCP ZZL
1   Fraport Skyliners 6 6 0 444 385 +59 12 Advanced to Round of 32 67–65 89–81 63–58
2   Krka 6 4 2 459 423 +36 10 72–82 70–62 79–51
3   FC Porto 6 2 4 431 426 +5 8 58–67 83–87 77–51
4   ZZ Leiden 6 0 6 351 451 −100 6 51–76 78–86 62–70

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification MAC ENI LUK KAL
1   Maccabi Rishon LeZion 6 4 2 457 433 +24 10 Advanced to Round of 32 68–72 72–77 67–66
2   Enisey 6 4 2 463 452 +11 10 67–74 76–68 77–70
3   Lukoil Academic 6 4 2 458 465 −7 10 70–84 85–81 80–78
4   Kalev Cramo 6 0 6 457 485 −28 6 81–92 87–91 75–78

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VEN PŽV TUR DOM
1   Ventspils 6 6 0 522 446 +76 12 Advanced to Round of 32 86–67 96–73 67–62
2   Pieno žvaigždės 6 3 3 483 495 −12 9 96–100 74–71 80–71
3   PGE Turów 6 2 4 454 489 −35 8 76–92 90–80 86–97
4   Helios Suns 6 1 5 429 458 −29 7 72–81 71–80 50–88

Group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TUR ROS KUM KTP
1   Türk Telekom 6 6 0 555 424 +131 12 Advanced to Round of 32 89–72 93–71 108–66
2   Rosa Radom 6 4 2 505 445 +60 10 68–84 84–75 95–48
3   Kumanovo 2009 6 1 5 464 516 −52 7 75–84 73–89 88–78
4   KTP 6 1 5 428 567 −139 7 72–97 76–97 88–82

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ENE AEK AST PRI
1   Energia Târgu Jiu 6 5 1 495 448 +47 11 Advanced to Round of 32 87–82 89–72 87–72
2   Petrolina AEK Larnaca 6 3 3 498 462 +36 9 71–75 87–68 101–84
3   Astana 6 2 4 458 498 −40 8 85–95 78–74 82–78
4   KB Prishtina 6 2 4 445 488 −43 8 66–62 70–83 75–73

Group LEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification KHI TÜR JUV ETH
1   Khimik 6 6 0 482 396 +86 12 Advanced to Round of 32 81–56 80–72 88–52
2   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 6 3 3 417 412 +5 9 61–63 81–72 92–75
3   Juventus 6 3 3 484 437 +47 9 86–90 66–60 94–67
4   ETHA Engomis 6 0 6 377 515 −138 6 69–80 55–67 59–94

Group MEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification GAZ SLK SIA INT
1   Royal Halı Gaziantep 6 4 2 466 396 +70 10 Advanced to Round of 32 74–46 87–71 89–72
2   Śląsk Wrocław 6 4 2 448 462 −14 10 73–68 71–69 80–75
3   Šiauliai 6 3 3 508 489 +19 9 72–69 80–97 116–80
4   Inter Bratislava 6 1 5 470 545 −75 7 62–79 96–81 85–100

Group NEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TSM KAT RIL RIE
1   Tsmoki-Minsk 6 5 1 548 486 +62 11 Advanced to Round of 32 82–88 95–91 98–67
2   Kataja 6 4 2 519 486 +33 10 84–86 92–76 87–83
3   Rilski Sportist 6 2 4 502 537 −35 8 88–97 87–83 83–82
4   Rieker Komárno 6 1 5 460 520 −60 7 68–90 72–85 88–77

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Conference 1Edit

Pos Grp Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 C   Södertälje Kings 6 3 3 438 439 −1 9 Advanced to Round of 32
2 E   Borås 6 3 3 492 504 −12 9
3 B   Benfica 6 2 4 467 447 +20 8
4 G   FC Porto 6 2 4 431 426 +5 8
5 F   Tajfun 6 2 4 440 452 −12 8
6 D   SPM Shoeters Den Bosch 6 2 4 421 449 −28 8
7 A   Donar 6 2 4 414 477 −63 8
Source: Group results
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Superior point difference; 3) Higher number of point scored

Conference 2Edit

Pos Grp Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 H   Lukoil Academic 6 4 2 458 465 −7 10 Advanced to Round of 32
2 L   Juventus 6 3 3 484 437 +47 9
3 M   Šiauliai 6 3 3 508 489 +19 9
4 N   Rilski Sportist 6 2 4 502 537 −35 8
5 I   PGE Turów 6 2 4 454 489 −35 8
6 K   Astana 6 2 4 458 498 −40 8
7 J   Kumanovo 2009 6 1 5 464 516 −52 7
Source: Group results
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Superior point difference; 3) Higher number of point scored

Round of 32Edit

The round of 32 were played between 16 December 2015 and 3 February 2016. The two top teams of each group advanced to the Round of 16.

If teams in the same group finished tied on points at the end of the Round of 32, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the round of 32.
  4. Points scored during the round of 32.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each round of 32 match.

Group OEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ADE MAC KRK KAT
1   ASVEL 6 5 1 474 407 +67 11 Advance to Round of 16 81–71 88–60 95–79
2   Maccabi Rishon LeZion 6 4 2 502 462 +40 10 82–71 79–61 96–85
3   Krka 6 2 4 409 469 −60 8 51–67 79–76 76–70
4   Kataja 6 1 5 472 519 −47 7 64–72 85–93 89–82

Group PEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VEN ANT ČEZ LUK
1   Ventspils 6 4 2 388 386 +2 10 Advance to Round of 16 97–80 72–69 77–69
2   Port of Antwerp Giants 6 4 2 406 390 +16 10 80–78 81–79 94–73
3   ČEZ Nymburk 6 3 3 383 371 +12 9 88–64 84–57 85–78
4   Lukoil Academic 6 1 5 359 389 −30 7 62–69 63–71 76–62

Group QEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TUR TEL BOR SLK
1   Türk Telekom 6 5 1 525 419 +106 11 Advance to Round of 16 80–68 92–72 96–68
2   Telenet Oostende 6 5 1 489 435 +54 11 77–74 94–68 75–68
3   Borås 6 2 4 478 545 −67 8 86–114 86–89 80–75
4   Śląsk Wrocław 6 0 6 399 492 −93 6 48–69 59–86 81–86

Group REdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ÉLA ENI CTU TÜR
1   Élan Chalon 6 5 1 540 493 +47 11 Advance to Round of 16 98–88 89–78 76–67
2   Enisey 6 3 3 534 518 +16 9 77–96 94–91 87–68
3   FoxTown Cantù 6 3 3 525 524 +1 9 103–90 95–92 71–76
4   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 6 1 5 444 508 −64 7 80–91 70–96 83–87

Group SEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ENE CIB PŽV STB
1   Energia Târgu Jiu 6 3 3 509 498 +11 9 Advance to Round of 16 85–81 86–101 78–68
2   Cibona 6 3 3 550 552 −2 9 93–88 82–84 106–113
3   Pieno žvaigždės 6 3 3 536 539 −3 9 95–93 90–95 82–87
4   STB Le Havre 6 3 3 516 522 −6 9 60–79 92–93 96–84

Group TEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification JUV KHI MON BAK
1   Juventus 6 4 2 494 430 +64 10 Advance to Round of 16 74–63 103–65 91–67
2   Khimik 6 4 2 449 424 +25 10 77–76 64–61 81–67
3   Belfius Mons-Hainaut 6 3 3 469 461 +8 9 77–57 95–89 90–66
4   Bakken Bears 6 1 5 414 511 −97 7 81–93 51–75 82–81

Group UEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification SKY GAZ KIN ROS
1   Fraport Skyliners 6 6 0 518 409 +109 12 Advance to Round of 16 91–79 95–64 91–61
2   Royal Halı Gaziantep 6 3 3 440 427 +13 9 66–71 76–56 79–70
3   Södertälje Kings 6 2 4 442 496 −54 8 81–95 78–71 86–78
4   Rosa Radom 6 1 5 409 477 −68 7 58–75 61–69 81–77

Group VEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VAR AEK TSM MAG
1   Openjobmetis Varese 6 5 1 480 436 +44 11 Advance to Round of 16 74–72 94–63 85–81
2   Petrolina AEK Larnaca 6 3 3 422 416 +6 9 65–61 73–68 68–59
3   Tsmoki-Minsk 6 3 3 486 488 −2 9 84–89 86–84 96–60
4   Magnofit Güssing Knights 6 1 5 427 475 −48 7 71–77 68–60 88–89

Knockout stageEdit

 
Round of 16
17 February–2 March
Quarter-finals
16–30 March
Semifinals
29 April
Final
1 May
 
              
 
 
 
 
  ASVEL0
 
 
 
  Port of Antwerp Giants 2
 
  Port of Antwerp Giants1
 
 
 
  Openjobmetis Varese2
 
  Openjobmetis Varese2
 
 
 
  Royal Halı Gaziantep1
 
  Openjobmetis Varese91
 
 
 
  Élan Chalon82
 
  Élan Chalon2
 
 
 
  Telenet Oostende 1
 
  Élan Chalon2
 
 
 
  Khimik0
 
  Energia Târgu Jiu 1
 
 
 
  Khimik2
 
  Openjobmetis Varese62
 
 
 
  Fraport Skyliners66
 
  Ventspils0
 
 
 
  Maccabi Rishon LeZion 2
 
  Maccabi Rishon LeZion1
 
 
 
  Fraport Skyliners2
 
  Fraport Skyliners2
 
 
 
  Petrolina AEK Larnaca0
 
  Fraport Skyliners59
 
 
 
  Enisey56 Third place
 
  Türk Telekom 0
 
  
 
  Enisey2
 
  Enisey2  Élan Chalon103
 
 
 
  Cibona1   Enisey72
 
  Juventus 0
 
 
  Cibona2

 

Round of 16Edit

Game 1 will be played on February 17. Game 2 will be played on February 24. Game 3, if necessary, will be played on March 2.

The eight winners of each series will qualify for the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams will be eliminated.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
ASVEL   0–2   Port of Antwerp Giants 67–74 78–88
Openjobmetis Varese   2–1   Royal Halı Gaziantep 82–81 60–76 74–71
Élan Chalon   2–1   Telenet Oostende 84–71 80–91 104–91
Energia Târgu Jiu   1–2   Khimik 77–71 60–71 77–84
Ventspils   0–2   Maccabi Rishon LeZion 73–75 85–93
Fraport Skyliners   2–0   Petrolina AEK Larnaca 83–60 56–44
Türk Telekom   0–2   Enisey 95–96 68–75
Juventus   0–2   Cibona 78–83 84–87

Quarter-finalsEdit

Game 1 will be played on March 16. Game 2 will be played on March 23. Game 3 will be played, if necessary, on March 30. Teams with better record in the Round of 32 had the home advantage.

The four winners of each series will qualify to the Final Four, while the other four teams will be eliminated.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Openjobmetis Varese   2–1   Port of Antwerp Giants 92–81 82–93 105–93
Élan Chalon   2–0   Khimik 115–94 83–79
Fraport Skyliners   2–1   Maccabi Rishon LeZion 92–57 84–88 91–75
Enisey   2–1   Cibona 94–92 69–77 82–78

Final FourEdit

On April 6, 2016, Le Colisée in Chalon-sur-Saône was announced as the venue for the Final Four.[5]

 
Final
 
      
 
29 April
 
 
  Openjobmetis Varese91
 
1 May
 
  Élan Chalon82
 
  Openjobmetis Varese62
 
29 April
 
  Fraport Skyliners66
 
  Fraport Skyliners59
 
 
  Enisey56
 
Third place game
 
 
1 May
 
 
  Élan Chalon103
 
 
  Enisey72

HonoursEdit

StatisticsEdit

Individual statistic leadersEdit

To be considered a statistical leader, players had to have played a minimum of 10 games.

Category Player Team Statistic
Points per game   Omar Krayem   Borås
20.4
Rebounds per game   Christian Maråker   Borås
10.3
Assists per game   Teemu Rannikko   Kataja
10.1
Steals per game   Howard Sant-Roos   ČEZ Nymburk
2.3
Blocks per game   Callistus Eziukwu   Energia Targû Jiu
1.8
Turnovers per game   Omar Krayem   Borås
4.2
Fouls per game   Egidijus Dimša   Juventus
3.9
Minutes per game   Lamayn Wilson   Kataja
37.0
FG%   Ante Žižić   Cibona
63.4%
FT%   Dušan Đorđević   Telenet Oostende
94.6%
3FG%   Steponas Babrauskas   Pieno žvaigždės
54.2%
Double-doubles   Christian Maråker   Borås
6

Source: FIBA Europe Cup

Individual game highsEdit

Category Player Team Statistic
Points   Ivica Radić   Benfica
38
Rebounds   Maurice Sutton   Śląsk Wrocław
19
  Ross Bekkering   Donar
Assists   Teemu Rannikko   Joensuun Kataja
18
Steals   Kim Adams   Rosa Radom
9
Blocks   Dejan Kravić   SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
6
  Janar Talts   Tartu Ülikool/Rock
Three pointers   Devonte Newbill   ASVEL
8
  Brady Heslip   FoxTown Cantù
  Thaddus McFadden   Petrolina AEK Larnaca

Source: FIBA Europe Cup

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Europe Board pushes ahead with attractive club competitions model". FIBA Europe. June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "56 clubs confirmed for new FIBA European Club Competition". FIBA Europe. August 3, 2015.
  3. ^ O'Neill, Michael (22 July 2015). "Basketball Ireland to enter new FIBA Europe Competition". SportsNewsIreland.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Domzale Replace Timisoara". FIBA Europe. September 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Elan Chalon To Host FIBA Europe Cup Final Four". FIBA Europe Cup. 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  6. ^ Varese - Fraport Skyliners
  7. ^ FIBA Europe Cup Twitter

External linksEdit