2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

The 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup was the 27th staging of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the international basketball club tournament of FIBA Asia. The tournament, which was originally scheduled to be hosted by China,[1] took place in Thailand from 27 September to 2 October 2018. Games were played at Stadium29 in Nonthaburi.[2]

2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup
27th Asia Champions Cup
2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup logo.svg
Tournament details
Host nationThailand
Dates27 September–2 October
Teams8 
(from 46 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Games played32
Champions Iran
(Petrochimi 's 1st title; Iran's 6th title)
MVPJapan Daiki Tanaka
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points United States Keene (28.2)
United States Singletary
Thailand Mono Vampire (98.4)
Rebounds United States Singletary (16.4) Iran Petrochimi (50.8)
Assists Chinese Taipei Peng (6.3) Chinese Taipei Pauian (21.6)
Official website
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QualificationEdit

Starting this year, there are a lot of changes in the qualification leading to the main tournament:[3]

Already qualified to the main tournament are the following nations:[4][2]

HostEdit

The Basketball Association of Thailand was awarded the hosting duties. They assigned to Stadium 29 in the Bangkok suburb of Nonthaburi as the host of the tournament.[7] The arena is the home of Mono Vampire in the Thailand Basketball League and in the ASEAN Basketball League.

DrawEdit

The draw was held on September 14, at Stadium 29 at Nonthaburi. The eight teams were divided into two groups. Hosts Mono Vampire chose their own group after three teams were drawn.[8]

Group phaseEdit

All times at Thailand Standard Time (UTC+7)

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Petrochimi 3 3 0 281 194 +87 6 Final round
2   Seoul SK Knights 3 2 1 259 210 +49 5
3   Pauian 3 1 2 251 247 +4 4 Classification round
4   Liaoning Flying Leopards 3 0 3 182 322 −140 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Tournament points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Head-to-head points difference; 4) Head-to-head points scored; 5) Overall points difference 6) Overall points scored; 7) Random draw
27 September
13:00
Pauian   106–62   Liaoning Flying Leopards
Scoring by quarter: 29–13, 31–13, 20–16, 24–20
Pts: Jones 22
Rebs: Rhett 11
Asts: Peng 7
Pts: Ma, Wu 12
Rebs: Wu 9
Asts: Ma 4
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Yuji Higashi (JPN), Glenn Cornelio (PHI)
27 September
18:00
Seoul SK Knights   62–77   Petrochimi
Scoring by quarter: 7–24, 9–17, 18–20, 28–16
Pts: Summers 21
Rebs: Summers 4
Asts: Choi W.H. 3
Pts: Aslani 20
Rebs: Kazemi 17
Asts: Yakhchali 10
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Ricor Buaron (PHI), Preeda Muongmee (THA), Tomohiro Hosoda (JPN)
28 September
18:00
Pauian   63–96   Petrochimi
Scoring by quarter: 19–26, 12–25, 17–28, 15–17
Pts: Jones 14
Rebs: Rhett 9
Asts: Chien, Peng 4
Pts: Yakhchali 28
Rebs: Mirzaei 10
Asts: Yakhchali 8
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Ricor Buaron (PHI), Yuji Higashi (JPN), Leong Chuen Wing (SIN)
28 September
20:30
Liaoning Flying Leopards   51–108   Seoul SK Knights
Scoring by quarter: 18–28, 7–19, 14–33, 12–28
Pts: Guo 14
Rebs: Wu 15
Asts: Wang J., Zhou 2
Pts: Byun 22
Rebs: Choi W.H., Kim M.S. 8
Asts: Byun 6
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Tomohiro Hosoda (JPN), Glenn Cornelio (PHI), Preeda Muongmee (THA)
29 September
13:00
Seoul SK Knights   89–82   Pauian
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 29–23, 21–21, 22–13
Pts: Summers 37
Rebs: Summers 13
Asts: Byun 6
Pts: Jones 29
Rebs: Rhett 11
Asts: Peng 8
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Glenn Cornelio (PHI), Yuji Higashi (JPN), Mohammad Fawzi Taha (JOR)
29 September
18:00
Petrochimi   108–69   Liaoning Flying Leopards
Scoring by quarter: 24–13, 29–16, 27–22, 28–18
Pts: Aslani 26
Rebs: Mashayekhi, Mirzaei 10
Asts: Mashayekhi 9
Pts: Guo 21
Rebs: Guo 5
Asts: three players 3
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Ricor Buaron (PHI), Leong Chuen Wing (SIN), Tomohiro Hosoda (JPN)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Alvark Tokyo 3 3 0 279 249 +30 6 Final round
2   Meralco Bolts 3 1 2 261 247 +14 4[a]
3   Mono Vampire (H) 3 1 2 300 306 −6 4[a] Classification round
4   Al Riyadi 3 1 2 245 283 −38 4[a]
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Tournament points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Head-to-head points difference; 4) Head-to-head points scored; 5) Overall points difference; 6) Overall points scored; 7) Random draw
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Meralco 1–1, +25 PD; Mono 1–1, +2 PD; Al Riyadi 1–1, –27 PD
27 September
15:30
Meralco Bolts   92–100   Mono Vampire
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 22–26, 20–23, 22–30
Pts: Stone 23
Rebs: Durham 18
Asts: four players 3
Pts: Keene 29
Rebs: Singletary 15
Asts: Keene 8
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Hwang In-tae (KOR), Yuen Chun Yip (HKG), Mohammad Doost (IRI)
27 September
20:30
Al Riyadi   76–87   Alvark Tokyo
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 14–20, 24–21, 20–25
Pts: Lyons 23
Rebs: Abdel Moneim 12
Asts: Akl, Saoud 4
Pts: Kirk 29
Rebs: Kirk 13
Asts: Ando, Kikuchi 5
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Park Kyoung-jin (KOR), Mohammadreza Salehian (IRI), Kim Jong-kuk (KOR)
28 September
13:00
Alvark Tokyo   84–73   Meralco Bolts
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 16–20, 25–19, 24–17
Pts: Kirk 23
Rebs: Kirk 11
Asts: Tanaka 7
Pts: Durham 31
Rebs: Durham 12
Asts: Amer 7
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Hwang In-tae (KOR), Mohammadreza Salehian (IRI), Sadegh Ghanbaridamanab (IRI)
28 September
15:30
Al Riyadi   106–100 (OT)   Mono Vampire
Scoring by quarter: 27–22, 19–26, 22–14, 19–25Overtime: 19–13
Pts: Saoud 30
Rebs: Bawji 16
Asts: Lyons 10
Pts: Singletary 30
Rebs: Singletary 20
Asts: Keene 8
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Park Kyoung-jin (KOR), Mohammad Fawzi Taha (JOR)
29 September
13:00
Mono Vampire   100–108   Alvark Tokyo
Scoring by quarter: 16–21, 26–25, 32–35, 26–27
Pts: Singletary 44
Rebs: Singletary 13
Asts: Keene 4
Pts: Kirk 28
Rebs: Kirk 10
Asts: Kikuchi 5
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Sadegh Ghanbaridamanab (IRI), Yuen Chun Yip (HKG), Mohammad Doost (IRI)
29 September
20:30
Meralco Bolts   96–63   Al Riyadi
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 26–7, 23–16, 24–14
Pts: Lanete, Stone 20
Rebs: Durham 14
Asts: Stone 5
Pts: Bawji 19
Rebs: Ziade 10
Asts: Saoud 3
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Hwang In-tae (KOR), Kim Jong-kuk (KOR)

Classification roundEdit

 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
1 October–13:00
 
 
  Pauian100
 
2 October–15:30
 
  Al Riyadi87
 
  Pauian96
 
1 October–15:30
 
  Mono Vampire97
 
  Mono Vampire95
 
 
  Liaoning Flying Leopards71
 
Seventh place
 
 
2 October–13:00
 
 
  Al Riyadi102
 
 
  Liaoning Flying Leopards75

5th-8th semifinalsEdit

1 October
13:00
Pauian   100–87   Al Riyadi
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 25–24, 31–20, 25–23
Pts: Jones 29
Rebs: Rhett 12
Asts: Wu C.C. 9
Pts: Bawji 23
Rebs: Bawji 17
Asts: Lyons 6
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Mohammadreza Salehian (IRI), Mohammad Doost (IRI), Sadegh Ghanbaridamanab (IRI)
1 October
15:30
Mono Vampire   95–71   Liaoning Flying Leopards
Scoring by quarter: 28–25, 30–10, 19–16, 18–20
Pts: Keene, Singletary 19
Rebs: Singletary 15
Asts: Singletary 6
Pts: Ma 25
Rebs: Wu 12
Asts: Guo 6
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Ricor Buaron (PHI), Glenn Cornelio (PHI), Kim Jong-kuk (KOR)

Seventh place gameEdit

2 October
13:00
Al Riyadi   102–75   Liaoning Flying Leopards
Scoring by quarter: 33–15, 14–21, 30–23, 25–16
Pts: Saoud 50
Rebs: Bawji 12
Asts: El Khatib 4
Pts: Ma 18
Rebs: Wu 12
Asts: Guo 5
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Sadegh Ghanbaridamanab (IRI), Mohammad Doost (IRI), Tomohiro Hosoda (JPN)

Fifth place gameEdit

2 October
15:30
Pauian   96–97   Mono Vampire
Scoring by quarter: 21–28, 25–24, 29–16, 21–29
Pts: Jones 32
Rebs: Jones 16
Asts: Shih 5
Pts: Keene 32
Rebs: Singletary 19
Asts: Keene 5
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Park Kyoung-jin (KOR), Yuji Higashi (JPN), Mohammad Fawzi Taha (JOR)

Final roundEdit

 
SemifinalsGold medal game
 
      
 
1 October–18:00
 
 
  Petrochimi79
 
2 October–20:30
 
  Meralco Bolts74
 
  Petrochimi68
 
1 October–20:30
 
  Alvark Tokyo64
 
  Alvark Tokyo78
 
 
  Seoul SK Knights54
 
Bronze medal game
 
 
2 October–18:00
 
 
  Meralco Bolts87
 
 
  Seoul SK Knights91

SemifinalsEdit

1 October
18:00
Petrochimi   79–74   Meralco Bolts
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 17–16, 21–21, 25–19
Pts: Yakhchali 29
Rebs: Kazemi 14
Asts: Mashayekhi 5
Pts: Durham 27
Rebs: Durham 11
Asts: Amer, Durham 4
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Budi Marfan (INA), Yuen Chun Yip (HKG), Preeda Muongmee (THA)
1 October
20:30
Alvark Tokyo   78–54   Seoul SK Knights
Scoring by quarter: 23–8, 19–17, 16–13, 20–16
Pts: Kirk 23
Rebs: Bjelica, Kirk 10
Asts: Tanaka 5
Pts: Summers 28
Rebs: Summers 10
Asts: Lee 3
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Leong Chuen Wing (SIN), Mohammad Fawzi Taha (JOR)

Third place gameEdit

2 October
18:00
Meralco Bolts   87–91   Seoul SK Knights
Scoring by quarter: 25–27, 13–19, 25–16, 24–29
Pts: Stone 32
Rebs: Stone 13
Asts: Durham 5
Pts: Summers 26
Rebs: Kim M.S. 8
Asts: Choi W.H. 8
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Budi Marfan (INA), Preeda Muongmee (THA), Mohammadreza Salehian (IRI)

FinalEdit

2 October
20:30
Petrochimi   68–64   Alvark Tokyo
Scoring by quarter: 8–16, 22–11, 18–14, 20–23
Pts: Mirzaei 28
Rebs: Kazemi 14
Asts: Yakhchali 4
Pts: Tanaka 28
Rebs: Kirk 9
Asts: Baba 4
Stadium 29, Nonthaburi
Referees: Ricor Buaron (PHI), Hwang In-tae (KOR), Kim Jong-kuk (KOR)

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Record
    Petrochimi 5–0
    Alvark Tokyo 4–1
    Seoul SK Knights 3–2
4th   Meralco Bolts 1–4
5th   Mono Vampire 3–2
6th   Pauian 2–3
7th   Al Riyadi 2–3
8th   Liaoning Flying Leopards 0–5

AwardsEdit

2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup
 
Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC
1st title
Most Valuable Player
  Daiki Tanaka[9]

All-Star FiveEdit

Pos Player Club
G   Daiki Tanaka (MVP)   Alvark Tokyo
G   Behnam Yakhchali   Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC
C   Alex Kirk   Alvark Tokyo
F   Mike Singletary   Mono Vampire
F   Dajuan Summers   Seoul SK Knights

ReferencesEdit

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