2018–19 FIBA Europe Cup

The 2018–19 FIBA Europe Cup was the fourth season of the FIBA Europe Cup, a European professional basketball competition for clubs, that was launched by FIBA. The competition began on 20 September 2018, with the qualifying rounds, and concluded on 1 May 2019.

FIBA Europe Cup
Competition details
Season 2018–19
Teams 32 (regular season)
Games played 200
Dates 20 September – 10 October 2018 (qualifying rounds)
17 October 2018 – 1 May 2019 (competition proper)
Final positions
Champions Italy Dinamo Sassari (1st title)
Runners-up Germany s.Oliver Würzburg
Semifinalists Israel Hapoel Unet Holon
Italy Varese
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Darius Thompson
22.8
Points United States Darius Thompson
22.4
Rebounds Egypt Assem Marei
9.9
Assists United States Maurice Watson Jr.
6.5
Records
Biggest home win s.Oliver Würzburg 118–71 Szolnoki Olaj
(9 January 2019)
Biggest away win Istanbul BBSK 47–85 Donar Groningen
(7 November 2018)
Highest scoring Bakken Bears 124–125 Avtodor Saratov
(6 February 2019)

Dinamo Sassari won its first European title after beating s.Oliver Würzburg in the 2019 FIBA Europe Cup Finals.[1]

Team allocationEdit

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[2][3]

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • CL: Transferred from Champions League
    • RS: Fifth-placed and sixth-placed teams from regular season
    • QR: Losers from qualifying rounds
Play-offs
  Sidigas Scandone (CL RS)   Hapoel Unet Holon (CL RS)   Lietkabelis (CL RS)   SIG Strasbourg (CL RS)
  Ventspils (CL RS)   Telekom Baskets Bonn (CL RS)   JDA Dijon (CL RS)   Filou Oostende (CL RS)
Regular season
  Belfius Mons-Hainaut (5th)   Karhu (CL QR3)   Movistar Estudiantes (CL QR2)   Šiauliai (CL QR1)
  s.Oliver Würzburg (9th)   Polski Cukier Toruń (CL QR3)   Tsmoki-Minsk (CL QR1)   Porto (CL QR1)
  Falco Vulcano (2nd)   Sakarya Büyükşehir (CL QR3)   Petrolina AEK Larnaca (CL QR1)   Oradea (CL QR1)
  Varese (6th)   Lukoil Levski (CL QR2)   Dinamo Tbilisi (CL QR1)   Avtodor (CL QR1)
  Steaua CSM EximBank (2nd)   Bakken Bears (CL QR2)   Leicester Riders (CL QR1)   Norrköping Dolphins (CL QR1)
  Pınar Karşıyaka (10th)   Aris (CL QR2)   Szolnoki Olaj (CL QR1)
  Spirou (CL QR3)   Cantù (CL QR2)   Hapoel SP Tel Aviv (CL QR1)
  JIP Pardubice (CL QR3)   Donar (CL QR2)   Z-Mobile Prishtina (CL QR1)
Second qualifying round
  Balkan (2nd)   New Heroes Den Bosch (5th)   Alba Fehérvár (3rd)   U-BT Cluj-Napoca (3rd)
  Rilski Sportist (3rd)   ece Bulls Kapfenberg (1st)   Dinamo Sassari (10th)   Luleå (2nd)
  ZZ Leiden (2nd)   Keravnos (2nd)   Benfica (3rd)
First qualifying round
  Cherkaski Mavpy (1st)   Kataja (6th)   Kongsberg Miners (1st)   İstanbul BB (11th)
  Dnipro (2nd)   Lavrio Megabolt (6th)   Rosa Radom (5th)
  Dekstone Tuři Svitavy (4th)   Ironi Nes Ziona (8th)   Södertälje Kings (3rd)

Round and draw datesEdit

The draw will take place on the 31 July 2018 in the FIBA headquarters in Munich, Germany. The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the FIBA headquarters in Munich, Germany, unless stated otherwise):[3]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying rounds First qualifying round 31 July 2018 20–21 September 2018 26 September 2018
Second qualifying round 3 October 2018 9–10 October 2018
Regular season Matchday 1 17 October 2018
Matchday 2 23–24 October 2018
Matchday 3 30–31 October 2018
Matchday 4 6–7 November 2018
Matchday 5 13–14 November 2018
Matchday 6 20–21 November 2018
Second round Matchday 1 12 December 2018
Matchday 2 19 December 2018
Matchday 3 9 January 2019
Matchday 4 22–23 January 2019
Matchday 5 29–30 January 2019
Matchday 6 5–6 February 2019
Play-offs Round of 16 7 February 2019 5–6 March 2019 12–13 March 2019
Quarter-finals 20 March 2019 27 March 2019
Semi-finals 10 April 2019 17 April 2019
Finals 24 April 2019 1 May 2019

Qualifying roundsEdit

The draw for the qualifying rounds was held on 31 July 2018 at the FIBA headquarters in Munich, Germany.

In the qualifying rounds, teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficients, and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

A total of 10 teams played in the first qualifying round. The first legs were played on 20 and 21 September, and the second legs were played on 26 September 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lavrio Megabolt   140–149   Dnipro 82–73 58–76
Kongsberg Miners   153–184   Cherkaski Mavpy 63–83 90–101
Ironi Nes Ziona   172–143   Södertälje Kings 72–67 100–76
Kataja   161–134   Rosa Radom 86–65 75–69
Dekstone Tuři Svitavy   152–197   İstanbul BB 74–99 78–98

Second qualifying roundEdit

A total of 16 teams will play in the second qualifying round: 11 teams which enter in this round, and the 5 winners of the first qualifying round. The first legs were played on 3 October, and the second legs will be played on 10 October 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cherkaski Mavpy   136–128   Keravnos 75–64 61–64
Dnipro   161–168   Alba Fehérvár 94–78 67–90
ece Bulls Kapfenberg   119–147   ZZ Leiden 62–79 57–68
Kataja   167–163   Rilski Sportist 106–84 61–79
New Heroes Den Bosch   144–152   Balkan 76–86 68–66
Ironi Nes Ziona   179–167   U-BT Cluj-Napoca 91–78 88–89
İstanbul BB   160–128   Luleå 87–50 73–78
Dinamo Sassari   211–158   Benfica 100–66 111–92
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Lucky losers tableEdit

Three teams would advance as lucky losers of the qualifying rounds, for replacing teams that qualified for the Basketball Champions League regular season and previously confirmed their intention to join the FIBA Europe Cup if they were eliminated in the qualifying rounds. Teams with the smallest point difference in the second qualifying round advanced to the regular season. A draw to determine the groups for the clubs qualified as the best-ranked losing sides will be held in the FIBA Europe office in Munich on 11 October 2018.

Ranked third among the lucky losers, Den Bosch clipped the fourth-ranked Keravnos due to a higher number of points scored, with the teams tied in point differential.[4]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Rilski Sportist 2 1 1 163 167 −4 Advance to regular season
2   Dnipro 2 1 1 161 168 −7
3   New Heroes Den Bosch 2 1 1 144 152 −8
4   Keravnos 2 1 1 128 136 −8
5   U-BT Cluj-Napoca 2 1 1 167 179 −12
6   ece Bulls Kapfenberg 2 0 2 119 147 −28
7   Luleå 2 1 1 128 160 −32
8   Benfica 2 0 2 158 211 −53
Source: FIBA Europe Cup
Rules for classification: 1) Least point difference; 2) Points for.

Regular seasonEdit

Location of teams of the 2018–19 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.

The draw for the regular season was held on 31 July 2018 at the FIBA headquarters in Munich, Germany.

The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four, a maximum of two clubs from the same country can be in the same group. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the second round, while the third-placed teams and fourth-placed teams are eliminated.

The following 10 teams chose the option of ending their continental adventure if they were eliminated from the Champions League qualifying rounds and therefore refuse to participate in the FIBA Europe Cup:

Notes:
  • Strikethrough teams were eliminated from the Basketball Champions League qualifying rounds and refused to participate in the FIBA Europe Cup.
  • Teams marked in italics advanced to the Basketball Champions League regular season.

A total of 32 teams play in the regular season: the six teams directly qualified, the eight winners of the second qualifying round, the 15 of 23 losers of the 2018–19 Champions League qualifying rounds and three lucky losers of the second qualifying round.

Depending on the number of teams mentioned above that were eliminated from the Basketball Champions League qualifying rounds and with the aim to complete the 32 places in the regular season, the number of the defeated teams in the second qualifying round of the FIBA Europe Cup that advanced to the regular season were determined by the point difference recorded at the end of their pairings. In their draw, the first qualifying round was used for tie-breaking. In the draw persists, the next criteria was the performance of clubs in the last three seasons at the European competitions.[5]

The match-days are on 17 October, 24 October, 31 October, 7 November, 14 November and 21 November 2018.

Turkish side Sakarya Büyükşehir and British side Leicester Riders played in their first European campaigns ever.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification WÜR LEI SAK ORA
1   s.Oliver Würzburg 6 4 2 464 436 +28 10 Advance to second round 87–61 69–79 91–82
2   ZZ Leiden 6 4 2 460 463 −3 10 65–75 99–97 90–76
3   Sakarya Büyükşehir 6 3 3 480 451 +29 9 80–60 56–69 84–68
4   Oradea 6 1 5 453 507 −54 7 69–82 72–76 86–84

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAL LAR TSM BEL
1   Balkan 6 4 2 480 452 +28 10 Advance to second round 77–78 95–81 78–66
2   Petrolina AEK Larnaca 6 4 2 449 460 −11 10 68–79 82–77 63–62
3   Tsmoki-Minsk 6 3 3 497 493 +4 9 84–73 87–75 89–82
4   Belfius Mons-Hainaut 6 1 5 449 470 −21 7 75–78 78–83 86–79

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification DON KAR SPI IBB
1   Donar 6 5 1 473 440 +33 11 Advance to second round 89–83 76–73 90–81
2   Pınar Karşıyaka 6 4 2 490 437 +53 10 64–69 90–72 86–75
3   Spirou 6 3 3 486 423 +63 9 92–64 77–86 92–45
4   İstanbul BB 6 0 6 365 514 −149 6 47–85 55–81 62–80

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification AVT IRO BOS PAR
1   Avtodor 6 5 1 578 521 +57 11 Advance to second round 75–64 89–79 129–91
2   Ironi Nes Ziona 6 4 2 561 509 +52 10 104–86 91–85 111–77
3   New Heroes Den Bosch 6 3 3 518 486 +32 9 93–97 102–87 91–58
4   JIP Pardubice 6 0 6 464 605 −141 6 90–102 84–104 64–68

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAK PRI CHE STE
1   Bakken Bears 6 6 0 633 454 +179 12 Advance to second round 108–84 121–89 100–64
2   Z-Mobile Prishtina 6 4 2 506 513 −7 10 77–100 92–82 74–69
3   Cherkaski Mavpy 6 1 5 481 562 −81 7 77–106 73–92 90–64
4   Steaua CSM EximBank 6 1 5 428 519 −91 7 63–98 81–87 87–70

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VAR ALB RIL POR
1   Varese 6 5 1 522 432 +90 11 Advance to second round 91–66 86–59 84–75
2   Alba Fehérvár 6 5 1 507 493 +14 11 85–77 84–80 72–70
3   Rilski Sportist 6 1 5 470 536 −66 7 76–95 83–104 81–88
4   Porto 6 1 5 475 513 −38 7 71–89 92–96 79–91

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification LEV KAT ARI DNI
1   Levski Lukoil 6 5 1 520 465 +55 11 Advance to second round 94–86 77–66 83–65
2   Kataja 6 3 3 497 510 −13 9 95–102 88–86 84–77
3   Aris 6 3 3 444 432 +12 9 81–76 70–79 86–61
4   Dnipro 6 1 5 407 461 −54 7 72–88 81–65 51–55

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification SZO SAS FAL LEI
1   Szolnoki Olaj 6 5 1 509 474 +35 11 Advance to second round 87–74 79–76 82–79
2   Dinamo Sassari 6 5 1 553 448 +105 11 98–94 104–69 95–60
3   Falco Vulcano 6 2 4 446 507 −61 8 66–83 60–92 80–65
4   Leicester Riders 6 0 6 447 526 −79 6 81–84 78–90 84–95

Second roundEdit

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams and fourth-placed teams are eliminated.

A total of 16 teams play in the second round: the eight group winners and the eight runners-up of the regular season. The match-days will be on 12 December 2018, 19 December, 9 January, 23 January, 30 January and 6 February 2019.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification WÜR KAR PRI SZO
1   s.Oliver Würzburg 6 6 0 596 487 +109 12 Advance to round of 16 104–91 95–77 118–71
2   Pınar Karşıyaka 6 3 3 539 532 +7 9 87–96 107–85 102–95
3   Z-Mobile Prishtina 6 2 4 479 536 −57 8 78–91 82–78 81–76
4   Szolnoki Olaj 6 1 5 484 543 −59 7 83–92 70–74 89–76

Group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification IRO BAL ALB LEV
1   Ironi Nes Ziona 6 4 2 563 533 +30 10 Advance to round of 16 100–73 70–93 109–96
2   Balkan 6 3 3 496 499 −3 9 102–90 88–82 81–57
3   Alba Fehérvár 6 3 3 489 458 +31 9 80–96 65–64 89–56
4   Levski Lukoil 6 2 4 487 545 −58 8 89–98 105–88 84–80

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification SAS VAR DON LAR
1   Dinamo Sassari 6 5 1 536 481 +55 11 Advance to round of 16 87–90 97–74 93–81
2   Varese 6 4 2 492 446 +46 10 69–79 77–80 109–74
3   Donar 6 2 4 447 467 −20 8 78–84 67–73 70–80
4   Petrolina AEK Larnaca 6 1 5 439 520 −81 7 89–96 59–74 56–78

Group LEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification AVT BAK LEI KAT
1   Avtodor 6 5 1 576 482 +94 11 Advance to round of 16 71–60 105–81 98–57
2   Bakken Bears 6 3 3 586 503 +83 9 124–125 111–71 102–58
3   ZZ Leiden 6 2 4 480 562 −82 8 72–97 89–85 87–72
4   Kataja 6 2 4 456 551 −95 8 88–80 89–104 92–80

Play-offsEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
                      
 
 
 
 
  Hapoel Holon8582167
 
 
 
  Balkan8183 164
 
  Hapoel Holon9674170
 
 
 
  Alba Fehérvár63101 164
 
  Telekom Baskets8569154
 
 
 
  Alba Fehérvár8481 165
 
  Hapoel Holon8975164
 
 
 
  Dinamo Sassari94105 199
 
  Ventspils7865143
 
 
 
  Pınar Karşıyaka7670 146
 
  Pınar Karşıyaka6883151
 
 
 
  Dinamo Sassari8783 170
 
  ZZ Leiden9368161
 
 
 
  Dinamo Sassari9794 191
 
  Dinamo Sassari8981 170
 
 
 
  s.Oliver Würzburg8479 163
 
  Donar6680146
 
 
 
  Filou Oostende6688 154
 
  Filou Oostende7057127
 
 
 
  Varese7372 145
 
  Z-Mobile Prishtina7784161
 
 
 
  Varese80100 180
 
  Varese6686152
 
 
 
  s.Oliver Würzburg8989 178
 
  Bakken Bears9181172
 
 
 
  Ironi Nes Ziona7476 150
 
  Bakken Bears7670146
 
 
 
  s.Oliver Würzburg7586 161
 
  Avtodor7690166
 
 
  s.Oliver Würzburg7994 173
 


Round of 16Edit

The first legs were played on 5–6 March, and the second legs on 12–13 March 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Donar   146–154[A]   Filou Oostende 66–66 80–88
Ventspils   143-146   Pınar Karşıyaka 78–76 65–70
Telekom Baskets Bonn   154–165   Alba Fehérvár 85–84 69–81
Bakken Bears   172–150   Ironi Nes Ziona 91–74 81–76
Avtodor   166 –173   s.Oliver Würzburg 76–79 90–94
Hapoel Unet Holon   167–164   Balkan 85–81 82–83
ZZ Leiden   161–191   Dinamo Sassari 93–97 68–94
Z-Mobile Prishtina   161–180   Varese 77–80 84–100

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 20–21 March, and the second legs on 27–28 March 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Filou Oostende   127–145   Varese 70–73 57–72
Pınar Karşıyaka   151–170   Dinamo Sassari 68–87 83–83
Hapoel Unet Holon   170–164   Alba Fehérvár 96–63 74–101
Bakken Bears   146–161   s.Oliver Würzburg 76–75 70–86

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 10 April, and the second legs were played on 17 April 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Varese   152–178   s.Oliver Würzburg 66–89 86–89
Hapoel Unet Holon   164–199   Dinamo Sassari 89–94 75–105

FinalsEdit

The first leg will be played on 24 April, and the second leg will be played on 1 May 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Sassari   170–163   s.Oliver Würzburg 89–84 81–79

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dinamo Sassari win maiden FIBA Europe Cup title". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "27 teams register for 2018/19 FIBA Europe Cup". FIBA.basketball. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "2018–19 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.fiba.basketball/europecup/18-19/news/nine-more-teams-from-qualification-round-2-complete-regular-season-field
  5. ^ http://www.fiba.basketball/europecup/17-18/live-updates

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