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The 2017 Italian Basketball Cup, knows as the PosteMobile Final Eight for sponsorship reasons,[1] was the 49th edition of Italy's national cup tournament. The competition is organised by Lega Basket for LBA clubs. The tournament was played from 16 to 19 February 2017[2] in Rimini.[3]

2017 Italian Basketball Cup
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Tournament details
ArenaPadiglioni Fiera Rimini
Rimini, Italy
Dates16–19 February 2017
Final positions
ChampionsEA7 Emporio Armani Milano
Runners-upBanco di Sardegna Sassari
Awards and statistics
MVPGeorgia (country) Ricky Hickman
2016
2018

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano were the defending champions.[4]

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano went to win his 6th Cup by beating Banco di Sardegna Sassari 84–74 in the Finals.[5] Ricky Hickman was named Finals MVP of the competition.[6]

Contents

QualificationEdit

Qualified for the tournament were selected based on their position on the LBA table at the end of the first half of the season.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 15 13 2 1335 1195 +140 Qualified as seeded teams
2 Umana Reyer Venezia 15 11 4 1243 1205 +38
3 Sidigas Avellino 15 11 4 1210 1121 +89
4 Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 15 9 6 1215 1217 −2
5 Betaland Capo d'Orlando 15 8 7 1167 1152 +15 Qualified as non-seeded teams
6 Banco di Sardegna Sassari 15 8 7 1177 1118 +59
7 Germani Basket Brescia 15 7 8 1228 1224 +4
8 Enel Brindisi 15 7 8 1278 1242 +36
Source: LBA

BracketEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Betaland Capo d'OrlandoEdit

16 February 2017
Quarterfinal A
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 63–61 Betaland Capo d'Orlando Rimini
18:00 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 14–16, 21–17, 15–18, 13–10
RAI Pts: Aradori 11
Rebs: Reynolds 8
Asts: Aradori, Needham 3
PIR: Kaukėnas 11
Boxscore Pts: Archie 14
Rebs: Delaš 8
Asts: Stojanović 4
PIR: Archie 23
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini
Referees: Roberto Begnis, Alessandro Martolini, Luca Weidmann


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 5   Derek Needham 6 5 3
SG 8   Amedeo Della Valle 9 4 1
SF 4   Pietro Aradori 11 1 3
PF 6   Achille Polonara 3 7 1
C 14   Riccardo Cervi 10 3 1
Reserves:
C 7   Jalen Reynolds 7 8 0
PG 9   Andrea De Nicolao 6 0 1
SF 12   Artūrs Strautiņš 0 0 0
SG 13   Rimantas Kaukėnas 8 5 1
PF 19   Jawad Williams 3 2 0
Head coach:
  Massimiliano Menetti
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 20   Nikola Ivanović 6 4 1
SG 16   Drake Diener 8 4 0
SF 23   Vojislav Stojanović 2 1 4
PF 13   Mario Delaš 10 8 2
C 7   Antonio Ianuzzi 9 5 0
Reserves:
PG 0   Giorgio Galipò DNP
SF 4   Milenko Tepić 2 4 1
PG 8   Tommaso Laquintana 3 1 0
SG 9   Zoltán Perl 7 0 1
C 10   Sandro Nicević DNP
PF 21   Dominique Archie 14 5 2
PG 100   Antonio Zanatta DNP
Head coach:
  Gennaro Di Carlo

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano vs. Enel BrindisiEdit

16 February 2017
Quarterfinal B
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 77–75 Enel Brindisi Rimini
20:45 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 28–18, 17–26, 16–17, 16–14
RAI Pts: McLean 14
Rebs: Mačvan, McLean 7
Asts: Kalnietis 7
PIR: Kalnietis 18
Boxscore Pts: three players 15
Rebs: M'Baye 9
Asts: Moore 4
PIR: M'Baye 22
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini
Referees: Tolga Sahin, Dino Seghetti, Alessandro Vicino


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 9   Mantas Kalnietis 8 6 7
SG 7   Ricky Hickman 4 1 1
SF 21   Rakim Sanders 12 4 1
PF 13   Milan Mačvan 11 7 0
C 1   Jamel McLean 14 7 1
Reserves:
SF 2   Simone Fontecchio 2 2 1
C 11   Miroslav Raduljica 10 4 0
SG 12   Zoran Dragić 8 1 1
PF 14   Davide Pascolo 6 4 2
PG 20   Andrea Cinciarini 2 2 1
SF 23   Awudu Abass DNP
SG 30   Bruno Cerella DNP
Head coach:
  Jasmin Repeša
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 11   Nic Moore 10 3 4
SG 2   Durand Scott 15 4 2
SF 9   Marco Cardillo 0 4 1
PF 24   Amath M'Baye 15 9 1
C 4   Robert Carter 15 5 2
Reserves:
C 1   Danny Agbelese 6 0 0
PG 5   Phil Goss 9 3 0
PF 6   Simone Fiusco DNP
PG 7   Blaž Mesiček 0 0 0
SG 15   Daniel Donzelli 5 7 1
PF 33   Giorgio Sgobba DNP
PG 45   Marco Spanghero DNP
Head coach:
  Romeo Sacchetti

Sidigas Avellino vs. Banco di Sardegna SassariEdit

17 February 2017
Quarterfinal C
Sidigas Avellino 68–69 Banco di Sardegna Sassari Rimini
18:00 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 22–13, 16–26, 16–17, 14–13
RAI Pts: Ragland, Thomas 16
Rebs: Fesenko, Thomas 11
Asts: Green 5
PIR: Fesenko 26
Boxscore Pts: Stipčević 15
Rebs: Lacey 7
Asts: Stipčević, Lacey 3
PIR: Lacey 19
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini
Referees: Dino Seghetti, Carmelo Lo Guzzo, Lorenzo Baldini


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1   Joe Ragland 16 0 2
SG 32   Retin Obasohan 0 2 1
SF 55   Adonis Thomas 16 11 3
PF 10   Maarten Leunen 5 3 2
C 44   Kyrylo Fesenko 12 11 1
Reserves:
PF 0   Andrea Zerini 0 3 0
PG 4   Marques Green 5 3 5
PF 6   Michele Esposito DNP
SG 8   Lorenzo Esposito DNP
SG 19   Giovanni Severini 0 0 0
SG 20   Levi Randolph 14 2 1
SF 57   Salvatore Parlato 0 0 0
Head coach:
  Stefano Sacripanti
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 5   David Bell 8 1 1
SG 7   Trevor Lacey 14 7 3
SF 8   Giacomo Devecchi 0 0 0
PF 14   Brian Sacchetti 7 2 2
C 16   Tautvydas Lydeka 2 1 0
Reserves:
PG 10   Lorenzo D'Ercole 0 1 0
PF 20   Duško Savanović 6 6 1
SF 23   Josh Carter 7 4 2
SG 24   Rok Stipčević 15 2 3
C 31   Gani Lawal 10 5 1
PG 32   Diego Monaldi DNP
PF 99   Michele Ebeling DNP
Head coach:
  Federico Pasquini

Umana Reyer Venezia vs. Germani Basket BresciaEdit

17 February 2017
Quarterfinal D
Umana Reyer Venezia 68–76 Germani Basket Brescia Rimini
20:45 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 15–25, 22–17, 18–14, 13–20
RAI Pts: Bramos 22
Rebs: Perić 6
Asts: Haynes 5
PIR: Bramos 24
Boxscore Pts: Landry 19
Rebs: Moss 8
Asts: Vitali 8
PIR: Landry 21
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 0   MarQuez Haynes 8 3 5
SG 25   Tyrus McGee 8 4 1
SF 3   Melvin Ejim 9 5 3
PF 6   Michael Bramos 22 1 1
C 2   Jamelle Hagins 4 4 2
Reserves:
SF 4   Hrvoje Perić 8 6 1
SG 9   Riccardo Visconti 0 0 0
PG 12   Ariel Filloy DNP
PF 14   Tomas Ress 2 1 0
C 16   Benjamin Ortner 4 1 0
SG 18   Martino Criconia DNP
SF 22   Jeffrey Viggiano 3 1 2
Head coach:
  Walter De Raffaele
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 7   Luca Vitali 11 6 8
SG 34   David Moss 10 8 2
SF 8   Marcus Landry 19 6 1
PF 2   Lee Moore 2 4 1
C 4   Jared Berggren 14 3 0
Reserves:
PG 10   Alessio Bolis DNP
SG 12   Berthol Nyonse DNP
PF 23   Christian Burns 15 7 0
SG 31   Michele Vitali 0 3 2
SG 70   Franko Bushati 5 3 0
Head coach:
  Andrea Diana

SemifinalsEdit

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan rallied to beat Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 84-87 and reach Italian Cup finals. Rakim Sanders led the way with 22 points and 5 steals, while Davide Pascolo scored 9 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter for Milan. Pietro Aradori was Reggio Emilia’s top scorer with 14 points. Reggio Emilia had 8 different scorers in the first quarter, and finished it with a 14-4 run, capped with an Aradori triple that made it 26-18. Reggio Emilia extended it to 38-28 in the second, but Sanders scored 11 points in the second stanza to help Milan get back and tie the game at 45-45 at halftime. Teams traded leads in the third, and Aradori’s basket got Reggio Emilia in front at the end of the third quarter, 64-59. Davide Pascolo kept Milan in touch in the fourth, before Zoran Dragic, Andrea Cinciarini and Milan Macvan hit back-to-back threes to make it 81-87, and Milan held on for victory. In Sunday’s final, Milan will play Banco di Sardegna Sassari which downed Germani Basket Brescia 77-70. Trevor Lacey had 15 points plus 8 rebounds, and Rok Stipcevic scored 13 points in victory.[7]

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano vs. Grissin Bon Reggio EmiliaEdit

18 February 2017
Semifinal A
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 87–84 Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia Rimini
17:30 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 27–19, 14–19, 28–20
RAI Pts: Sanders 22
Rebs: McLean 7
Asts: three players 5
PIR: Sanders 27
Boxscore Pts: Aradori 14
Rebs: Polonara 6
Asts: Della Valle, Kaukėnas 4
PIR: three players 15
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini
Referees: Carmelo Lo Guzzo, Manuel Mazzoni, Michele Rossi


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 7   Ricky Hickman 6 3 1
SG 12   Zoran Dragić 9 1 0
SF 21   Rakim Sanders 22 4 5
PF 13   Milan Mačvan 7 5 1
C 11   Miroslav Raduljica 9 1 3
Reserves:
C 1   Jamel McLean 7 7 3
SF 2   Simone Fontecchio DNP
PG 9   Mantas Kalnietis 8 0 5
PF 14   Davide Pascolo 14 4 0
PG 20   Andrea Cinciarini 5 4 5
SF 23   Awudu Abass 0 0 0
SG 30   Bruno Cerella DNP
Head coach:
  Jasmin Repeša
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 5   Derek Needham 11 4 2
SG 8   Amedeo Della Valle 12 2 4
SF 4   Pietro Aradori 14 2 2
PF 6   Achille Polonara 4 6 1
C 14   Riccardo Cervi 3 2 0
Reserves:
C 7   Jalen Reynolds 12 4 0
PG 9   Andrea De Nicolao 13 1 1
SF 12   Artūrs Strautiņš 0 0 0
SG 13   Rimantas Kaukėnas 6 3 4
PF 19   Jawad Williams 9 1 0
Head coach:
  Massimiliano Menetti

Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Germani Basket BresciaEdit

18 February 2017
Semifinal B
Banco di Sardegna Sassari 77–70 Germani Basket Brescia Rimini
20:45 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 11–24, 27–16, 17–15
RAI Pts: Lacey 15
Rebs: Lacey 8
Asts: Lacey 5
PIR: Lacey 26
Boxscore Pts: Landry 20
Rebs: Lee Moore 8
Asts: Vitali 8
PIR: Landry 18
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini
Referees: Tolga Sahin, Saverio Lanzarini, Gianluca Sardella


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 5   David Bell 10 4 2
SG 7   Trevor Lacey 15 8 5
SF 8   Giacomo Devecchi 8 2 0
PF 14   Brian Sacchetti 3 3 0
C 16   Tautvydas Lydeka 6 4 1
Reserves:
PG 10   Lorenzo D'Ercole 0 0 0
PF 20   Duško Savanović 12 6 1
SF 23   Josh Carter 0 1 0
SG 24   Rok Stipčević 13 2 0
C 31   Gani Lawal 10 7 0
PG 32   Diego Monaldi DNP
PF 99   Michele Ebeling DNP
Head coach:
  Federico Pasquini
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 7   Luca Vitali 7 4 8
SG 34   David Moss 8 3 0
SF 8   Marcus Landry 20 3 0
PF 2   Lee Moore 16 8 1
C 4   Jared Berggren 4 4 0
Reserves:
PG 10   Alessio Bolis DNP
SG 12   Berthol Nyonse DNP
PF 23   Christian Burns 2 6 0
SG 31   Michele Vitali 8 5 1
SG 70   Franko Bushati 5 1 0
Head coach:
  Andrea Diana

FinalEdit

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano successfully defended the Italian Cup with an 84-74 come-from-behind win over Banco di Sardegna Sassari in the final on Sunday. Ricky Hickman made 5 of 7 shots from downtown en route to 25 points, Rakim Sanders scored 15 points and Milan Macvan added 11 for the winners. Sassari took charge from the start with a 2-13 run and led 11-19 after 10 minutes. A Josh Carter triple made it 15-25 midway through the second quarter, but Sanders heated up as Milan fought back and Hickman’s triple to end the half drew Milan within 34-36. A three by Sanders to open the second half gave Milan its first lead. Hickman netted another three and Davide Pascolo converted a three-point play to boost the margin to 46-40. Andrea Cinciarini further extended the margin to 9 before strong play by Gani Lawal sparked a Sassari comeback. A David Bell jumper made it 56-54 through three quarters. It was still a 2-point game four minutes into the fourth quarter when Hickman and Macvan combined for all Milan’s points in an 11-2 march to take a 75-64 advantage with 3:38 remaining. Sassari raced back with 8 straight points, but was held to a single basket over the final two minutes as Milan closed out the game from the line. Trevor Lacey paced Sassari with 15 points, Lawal scored 13 and Rok Stipcevic 11.[8]

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano vs. Banco di Sardegna SassariEdit

19 February 2017
Final
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 84–74 Banco di Sardegna Sassari Rimini
18:00 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 11–19, 23–17, 22–18, 28–20
RAI Pts: Hickman 25
Rebs: Mačvan 7
Asts: Cinciarini 4
PIR: Hickman 26
Boxscore Pts: Lacey 15
Rebs: Lydeka 9
Asts: Sacchetti 4
PIR: Lawal 17
Arena: Padiglioni Fiera Rimini
Referees: Roberto Begnis, Dino Seghetti, Massimiliano Filippini


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 7   Ricky Hickman 25 3 2
SG 9   Mantas Kalnietis 9 3 2
SF 21   Rakim Sanders 15 6 3
PF 14   Davide Pascolo 5 1 1
C 11   Miroslav Raduljica 0 2 0
Reserves:
C 1   Jamel McLean 6 4 2
SF 2   Simone Fontecchio DNP
SG 12   Zoran Dragić 7 4 0
PF 13   Milan Mačvan 11 7 1
PG 20   Andrea Cinciarini 6 6 4
SF 23   Awudu Abass DNP
SG 30   Bruno Cerella 0 0 0
Head coach:
  Jasmin Repeša


Italian Cup MVP
  Ricky Hickman
Game rules
Game played under FIBA rules.
2017 Italian Cup Winners

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
6th title
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 5   David Bell 5 1 1
SG 7   Trevor Lacey 15 2 1
SF 8   Giacomo Devecchi 3 2 1
PF 14   Brian Sacchetti 3 3 4
C 16   Tautvydas Lydeka 9 9 2
Reserves:
PG 10   Lorenzo D'Ercole 0 0 1
PF 20   Duško Savanović 7 6 0
SF 23   Josh Carter 8 3 2
SG 24   Rok Stipčević 11 1 2
C 31   Gani Lawal 13 7 0
PG 32   Diego Monaldi DNP
PF 99   Michele Ebeling DNP
Head coach:
  Federico Pasquini

SponsorsEdit

Source:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Presentato l'accordo di sponsorizzazione tra LBA e PosteMobile" [The sponsorship agreement between LBA and PosteMobile has been presented]. Legabasket.it (in Italian). 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ "PosteMobile Final Eight: gli orari delle partite" [PosteMobile Final Eight: matches scheduled]. Legabasket.it (in Italian). 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Le decisioni della Assemblea della Lega Basket: a Rimini la prossima Final Eight" [The decisions of the Assembly of the Lega Basket: next Final Eight in Rimini]. Legabasket.it (in Italian). 31 October 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  4. ^ EA7 Emporio Armani Milano dominated at home
  5. ^ "PosteMobile Final Eight: vince la EA7 Emporio Armani" [PosteMobile Final Eight: EA7 Emporio Armani wins]. Legabasket.it (in Italian). 19 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Ricky Hickman è l'MVP delle Postemobile Final Eight 2017" [Ricky Hickman is the MVP of the 2017 PosteMobile Final Eight]. Legabasket.it (in Italian). 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  7. ^ "National cups roundup: February 18, 2017#Italian Cup semifinals". Serie A. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  8. ^ "National cups roundup: February 19, 2017#Italian Cup final". Serie A. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  9. ^ PosteMobile Final Eight, Partners

External linksEdit