2018–19 Úrvalsdeild karla (basketball)

The 2018–19 Úrvalsdeild karla is the 68th season of the Úrvalsdeild karla, the top tier men's basketball league in Iceland. The season started on 4 October 2018 and ended on 4 May 2019. KR won its sixt title in a row by defeating ÍR 3–2 in the Finals.[1]

Domino's deild karla1
Teams12
Games played132
Dates4 October 2018 – 4 May 2019
TVStöð 2 Sport
Final positions
Top seedStjarnan
ChampionsKR (18th title)
Runners-upÍR
SemifinalistsStjarnan, Þór Þorlákshöfn
RelegatedSkallagrímur, Breiðablik
Awards
Finals MVPUnited States Julian Boyd
Domestic MVPIceland Kristófer Acox
Foreign MVPUnited States Julian Boyd
Statistical leaders
Points United States Brandon Rozzell 24.3
Rebounds United States Kinu Rochford 12.2
Assists Croatia Nikolas Tomsick
Iceland Ægir Steinarsson
7.5
Records
Biggest home winTindastóll 92–51 ÍR
(22 November 2018)
Biggest away winKeflavík 97–62 Grindavík
(18 October 2018)
Tindastóll 117–82 Breiðablik
(10 December 2018)
Highest scoringÞór Þ. 132–93 Breiðablik
(7 February 2019)
Winning streak11 games
Stjarnan
Losing streak17 games
Breiðablik
All statistics correct as of 14 March 2019.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Úrvalsdeild karla.

Competition formatEdit

The participating teams first played a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent once home and once away for a total of 22 games. The top eight teams qualified for the championship playoffs whilst the two last qualified were relegated to Division 1.[2]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2018–19 Premier League
Clubs in Reykjavík: ÍR, KR, Valur
Team City, Region Arena Head coach
Breiðablik Kópavogur Smárinn   Pétur Ingvarsson
Grindavík Grindavík Mustad Höllin   Jóhann Þór Ólafsson
Haukar Hafnarfjörður Schenkerhöllin   Ívar Ásgrímsson
ÍR Reykjavík Hertz Hellirinn   Borce Ilievski
Keflavík Keflavík TM Höllin   Sverrir Þór Sverrisson
KR Reykjavík DHL Höllin   Ingi Þór Steinþórsson
Njarðvík Njarðvík green/white   Einar Árni Jóhannsson
Skallagrímur Borgarnes Fjósið   Finnur Jónsson
Stjarnan Garðabær Ásgarður   Arnar Guðjónsson
Tindastóll Sauðárkrókur Sauðárkrókur   Israel Martín
Valur Reykjavík Origo-höllin   Ágúst Björgvinsson
Þór Þorlákshöfn Þorlákshöfn Icelandic Glacial Höllin   Baldur Þór Ragnarsson

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced with Date of appointment
Njarðvík   Daníel Guðmundsson End of contract[3] 24 March 2018 Off-season   Einar Árni Jóhannsson 25 March 2018[4]
Stjarnan   Hrafn Kristjánsson End of contract[5] 27 March 2018   Arnar Guðjónsson 6 April 2018[6]
Keflavík   Friðrik Ingi Rúnarsson Retired[7] 28 March 2018   Sverrir Þór Sverrisson 5 April 2018[8]
Breiðablik   Chris Woods End of contract 18 April 2018   Pétur Ingvarsson 18 April 2018[9]
KR   Finnur Freyr Stefánsson End of contract[10] 5 June 2018   Ingi Þór Steinþórsson 12 June 2018[11]

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Stjarnan 22 17 5 2034 1755 +279 34 Qualification to playoffs
2 Njarðvík 22 17 5 1967 1810 +157 34
3 Tindastóll 22 16 6 1910 1705 +205 32
4 Keflavík 22 15 7 1936 1790 +146 30
5 KR 22 15 7 1917 1837 +80 30
6 Þór Þorl 22 12 10 2021 1942 +79 24
7 ÍR 22 10 12 1875 1950 −75 20
8 Grindavík 22 9 13 1908 1988 −80 18
9 Valur 22 8 14 1989 2061 −72 16
10 Haukar 22 8 14 1803 1948 −145 16
11 Skallagrímur 22 4 18 1846 2056 −210 8 Relegated to Division 1
12 Breiðablik 22 1 21 1873 2237 −364 2
Source: KKÍ

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BRE GRI HAU IR KEF KR NJA SKA STJ TIN VAL THO
Breiðablik 103–104 93–105 68–99 86–108 76–99 70–102 93–83 87–102 82–117 69–93 107–110
Grindavík 95–86 111–102 81–85 62–97 94–103 79–90 90–83 92–99 100–96 90–88 82–95
Haukar 96–92 73–83 66–84 81–64 83–74 85–72 82–80 76–107 73–66 92–102 73–106
ÍR 92–82 76–101 92–74 74–94 72–80 88–94 96–95 83–106 85–90 118–100 95–96
Keflavík 88–80 88–77 80–65 102–70 85–79 85–88 104–82 68–66 78–92 101–77 91–75
KR 103–68 85–95 97–88 71–69 80–76 55–71 109–93 88–87 93–86 96–89 86–85
Njarðvík 108–103 94–63 99–89 95–98 97–90 85–67 113–84 99–95 75–76 85–80 82–76
Skallagrímur 91–90 93–88 80–79 99–96 95–97 78–94 82–89 80–94 82–90 96–105 74–89
Stjarnan 102–73 91–73 100–89 94–77 99–83 95–84 82–76 82–72 68–77 107–71 89–73
Tindastóll 94–70 71–70 79–61 92–51 89–68 88–91 95–73 89–73 58–79 97–94 84–68
Valur 114–102 100–96 88–95 82–83 77–86 79–95 86–90 100–77 97–92 73–93 96–87
Þór Þorl 132–93 90–80 99–76 88–92 99–103 95–88 80–90 87–74 79–98 98–90 114–98
Source: Icelandic Basketball Federation
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

The playoffs are played between the eight first qualified teams with a 1-1-1-1-1 format, playing seeded teams games 1, 3 and 5 at home.

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Stjarnan 3
8 Grindavík 1
1 Stjarnan 2
7 ÍR 3
4 Keflavík 0
5 KR 3
7 ÍR 2
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)
5 KR 3
2 Njarðvík 2
7 ÍR 3
5 KR 3
6 Þór Þorl 1
3 Tindastóll 2
6 Þór Þorl 3

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Stjarnan 3–1 Grindavík 89–80 84–82 98–81 83–76 0
Njarðvík 2–3 ÍR 76–71 85–70 64–70 79–87 74–86
Tindastóll 2–3 Þór Þorl 112–105 87–73 67–87 83–92 93–94
Keflavík 0–3 KR 76–77 77–86 64–85 0 0

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Stjarnan 2–3 ÍR 96–63 76–85 62–68 90–75 79–83
KR 3–1 Þór Þorl 99–91 90–102 98–89 108–93 0

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
KR 3–2 ÍR 83–89 86–73 86–89 80–75 98–70

Notable occurrencesEdit

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