2018–19 Prva A liga

The 2018–19 Prva A Liga, known as Erste košarkaške lige by sponsorship reasons, is the 13th season of the Montenegrin Basketball League, the top tier basketball league on Montenegro. Mornar is the defending champion.

Prva A Liga
Competition details
Season 2018–19
Teams 11
Dates 27 October 2018 – 29 May 2019
Final positions
Champions Budućnost VOLI
12th title
Runners-up Mornar
Semifinalists Sutjeska
Lovćen

Competition formatEdit

Nine of the eleven teams that play the league join the regular season and play a two-round robin competition where the six first qualified teams join the Super Liga with the two 2018–19 ABA League teams (Budućnost Voli and Mornar). The last qualified team would play a relegation playoff against the second qualified of the Prva B.[1]

TeamsEdit

Locations of the 2018–19 Prva A Liga teams
Club City Arena
Budućnost VOLI Podgorica Morača
Danilovgrad Danilovgrad
Ibar Rožaje Bandžovo Brdo
Jedintsvo Bijelo Polje
Lovćen Cetinje
Mornar Bar Topolica
Primorje Herceg Novi
Studenski centar Bijelo Polje
Sutjeska Nikšić Nikšić Sports Center
Ulcinj Ulcinj
Zeta Golubovci

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Lovćen 16 16 0 1389 1060 +329 32 Qualification to the Super Liga
2 Sutjeska 16 11 5 1256 1177 +79 27
3 Ulcinj 16 10 6 1290 1173 +117 26
4 Jedinstvo 16 9 7 1204 1261 −57 25
5 Ibar 16 8 8 1219 1196 +23 24 Qualification to the relegation group
6 Studenski centar 16 6 10 1155 1195 −40 22
7 Zeta 16 5 11 1224 1370 −146 21
8 Danilovgrad 16 4 12 1120 1296 −176 20
9 Primorje 16 3 13 1191 1320 −129 19

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DAN IBA JED LOV PRI STU SUT ULC ZET
Danilovgrad 50–71 78–76 66–90 80–69 77–71 75–80 62–72 86–90
Ibar 65–70 97–75 59–75 92–77 78–68 78–80 86–73 76–73
Jedinstvo 77–72 72–62 64–81 84–75 79–68 78–70 67–86 86–84
Lovćen 94–52 85–73 93–73 101–58 91–76 79–71 83–75 99–60
Primorje 96–76 80–84 71–77 77–91 78–70 61–79 63–73 93–80
Studenski centar 85–67 83–78 55–68 56–73 94–65 61–76 74–71 74–76
Sutjeska 91–64 81–66 93–68 73–87 69–65 58–83 88–83 77–90
Ulcinj 87–68 86–72 94–68 54–73 80–74 90–64 83–81 99–63
Zeta 82–77 68–82 82–92 73–94 90–89 70–73 76–89 87–84
Source: Montenegrin Basketball Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

Super LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Budućnost VOLI 10 8 2 952 793 +159 18 Qualification to the playoffs
2 Mornar 10 7 3 907 824 +83 17
3 Sutjeska 10 7 3 843 804 +39 17
4 Lovćen 10 6 4 827 816 +11 16
5 Ulcinj 10 2 8 804 873 −69 12
6 Jedinstvo 10 0 10 737 960 −223 10

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BUD MOR SUT LOV ULC JED
Budućnost VOLI 95–98 94–84 104–78 110–63 107–66
Mornar 95–96 106–87 90–77 90–74 102–80
Sutjeska 84–74 90–84 103–78 76–68 79–60
Lovćen 64–75 76–71 79–62 108–88 98–71
Ulcinj 84–92 78–85 77–79 77–80 99–71
Jedinstvo 77–105 71–86 84–99 75–89 82–96
Updated to match(es) played on 1 May 2019. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

Relegation groupEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Ibar 8 7 1 701 574 +127 15
2 Primorje 8 5 3 616 568 +48 13
3 Danilovgrad 8 3 5 585 621 −36 11
4 Studenski centar 8 3 5 594 640 −46 11 Qualification to the relegation playoffs
5 Zeta 8 2 6 553 646 −93 10

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away IBA PRI DAN STU ZET
Ibar 88–80 95–80 81–68 102–57
Primorje 76–67 79–83 84–71 80–67
Danilovgrad 74–92 58–53 69–75 83–62
Studenski centar 75–104 69–77 82–70 73–69
Zeta 64–72 65–87 83–68 86–81
Source: Montenegrin Basketball Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals will be played in a best-of-three-games format, while the finals in a best-of-five one.

Semifinals Final
      
1 Budućnost VOLI 2
4 Lovćen 0
1 Budućnost VOLI 3
2 Mornar 2
2 Mornar 2
3 Sutjeska 1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Budućnost VOLI 2–0 Lovćen 95–90 89–84
Mornar 2–1 Sutjeska 88–74 73–75 83–75

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Budućnost VOLI 3–2 Mornar 102–68 84–74 68–76 76–94 76–72

Relegation playoffsEdit

Montenegrin clubs in European competitionsEdit

Team Competition Progress
Budućnost VOLI EuroLeague Regular season
Mornar EuroCup Regular season

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Utvrđen raspored i kalendar takmičenja Erste lige" (in Montenegrin). Montenegrin Basketball Federation. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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