2019–20 FIBA Europe Cup

The 2019–20 FIBA Europe Cup was the fifth season of the FIBA Europe Cup, a European professional basketball competition for clubs, that was launched by FIBA.

FIBA Europe Cup
Season2019–20
Teams32 (regular season)
42 (overall)
Dates2 October – 9 October 2019 (Qualifying round)
22 October 2019 – 29 April 2020 (Competition proper)
Final positions
ChampionsNull and void
Records
Biggest home winVentspils 105–57 APOEL
(20 November 2019)
Biggest away winSigal Prishtina 72-122 Ventspils
(27 November 2019)
Highest scoringKataja 112–105 Legia
(13 November 2019)
Seasons

On 12 March 2020, FIBA suspended all its competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic[1][2] and terminated the FIBA Europe Cup. However, Pınar Karşıyaka requested to finish the competition with a Final Four format as in the 2019–20 Basketball Champions League.[3]

On 16 June 2020, FIBA Europe announced the season was declared void and would not be finished due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

Team allocationEdit

Teams from around Europe can sign up to play in the FIBA Europe Cup. Spots are granted based on results in domestic championships.[5]

Teams registered were officially published on 23 July 2019.[6]

Regular season
  Spirou (3rd)   Ironi Nes Ziona (6th)   Ventspils (CL QR2)   Tsmoki Minsk (CL QR1)
  Phoenix Brussels (4th)   Landstede Hammers (1st)   Legia (CL QR2)   Balkan (CL QR1)
  Egis Körmend (2nd)   Sibiu (2nd)   Benfica (CL QR2)   Bakken Bears (CL QR1)
  Pécs Veolia (3rd)   Enisey (9th)   Södertälje Kings (CL QR2)   Sigal Prishtina (CL QR1)
  Levski Lukoil (2nd)   Bahçeşehir Koleji (9th)   Fribourg Olympic (CL QR2)   Donar (CL QR1)
  APOEL (3rd)   Keravnos (CL QR2)   Kyiv Basket (CL QR2)   Oradea (CL QR1)
  medi Bayreuth (12th)   Karhu (CL QR2)   Kapfenberg Bulls (CL QR1)   Inter Bratislava (CL QR1)
Qualification round
  Borisfen (2nd)   Kataja (6th)   U-BT Cluj-Napoca (3rd)   Dnipro (4th)
  Beroe (3rd)   Rahoveci (2nd)   Borås (2nd)
  Tartu Ülikool (5th)   ZZ Leiden (3rd)   Pınar Karşıyaka (11th)

ApplicantsEdit

The following 4 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:[7]

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying rounds Qualifying round 24 July 2019 1–2 October 2019 9 October 2019
Regular season Matchday 1 22–23 October 2019
Matchday 2 29–30 October 2019
Matchday 3 5–6 November 2019
Matchday 4 12–13 November 2019
Matchday 5 19–20 November 2019
Matchday 6 27 November 2019
Second round Matchday 1 11 December 2019
Matchday 2 18 December 2019
Matchday 3 7–8 January 2020
Matchday 4 20–22 January 2020
Matchday 5 29 January 2020
Matchday 6 4–5 February 2020
Play-offs Quarter-finals 4 March 2020 11 March 2020
Semi-finals 25 March 2020 1 April 2020
Finals 22 April 2020 29 April 2020

Qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the qualifying round will be held on 24 July 2019 at the FIBA headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficients, and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties, being the second leg played at the home of the seeded team.[6]

SeedsEdit

Seeded teams
  Dnipro
  Kataja
  U-BT Cluj-Napoca
  Pınar Karşıyaka
  ZZ Leiden
Non-seeded teams
  Beroe
  Borisfen
  Borås
  Rahoveci
  Tartu Ülikool

Qualifying roundEdit

A total of 10 teams played in the first qualifying round. The first legs were played on 2 October, and the second legs were played on 9 October 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tartu Ülikool   165–171   Kataja 78–72 87–99
Beroe   172–179   ZZ Leiden 86–71 86–108
Borisfen   147–182   Dnipro 76–101 71–81
Borås   128–155   Pınar Karşıyaka 70–77 58–78
Rahoveci   120–189   U-BT Cluj-Napoca 73–98 47–91

Regular seasonEdit

Location of teams of the 2019–20 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 24 July 2019 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 4 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 12 teams directly qualified, the 5 winners of the qualifying round, the 15 of 16 losers of the 2019–20 Champions League qualifying rounds.

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 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.

The match-days are on 22–23 October, 29–30 October, 5–6 November, 12–13 November, 19–20 November and 27 November 2019.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BEN LEI INT PEC
1   Benfica 6 5 1 517 489 +28 11 Advance to second round 103–99 77–68 85–66
2   ZZ Leiden 6 4 2 533 503 +30 10 84–68 80–67 105–100
3   Inter Bratislava 6 2 4 486 520 −34 8 91–95 78–88 88–87
4   Pécs Veolia 6 1 5 514 538 −24 7 81–89 87–77 93–94

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification IRO LAN KER KAP
1   Ironi Nes Ziona 6 6 0 460 405 +55 12 Advance to second round 96–90 87–78 20–0
2   Landstede Hammers 6 3 3 530 477 +53 9 88–94 78–72 89–64
3   Keravnos 6 2 4 464 491 −27 8 74–85 88–85 76–70
4   Kapfenberg Bulls 6 1 5 362 443 −81 7 75–82 67–100 86–76

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VEN BAY PRI APO
1   Ventspils 6 6 0 602 439 +163 12 Advance to second round 95–77 104–84 105–57
2   medi Bayreuth 6 4 2 542 472 +70 10 80–84 97–89 112–68
3   Sigal Prishtina 6 2 4 513 570 −57 8 72–122 68–93 93–74
4   APOEL 6 0 6 416 592 −176 6 69–92 68–83 80–107

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAH ORA FRI SIB
1   Bahçeşehir Koleji 6 5 1 472 430 +42 11 Advance to second round 66–71 79–70 80–71
2   Oradea 6 4 2 461 456 +5 10 77–88 67–87 92–86
3   Fribourg Olympic 6 2 4 428 466 −38 8 60–76 60–79 69–91
4   Sibiu 6 1 5 472 481 −9 7 81–83 69–75 74–82

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification KSK SPI DON BRU
1   Pınar Karşıyaka 6 5 1 496 410 +86 11 Advance to second round 92–54 77–57 93–90
2   Spirou 6 3 3 473 467 +6 9 81–76 87–56 72–75
3   Donar 6 2 4 386 454 −68 8 62–79 64–78 75–63
4   Phoenix Brussels 6 2 4 468 492 −24 8 66–79 104–101 70–72

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification KYI TSM LEV DNI
1   Kyiv Basket 6 4 2 506 492 +14 10 Advance to second round 74–99 86–66 95–88
2   Tsmoki Minsk 6 3 3 511 500 +11 9 84–92 81–68 108–101
3   Levski Lukoil 6 3 3 453 453 0 9 76–83 75–64 85–78
4   Dnipro 6 2 4 497 522 −25 8 79–76 90–75 61–83

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification CLU ENI BAL SOD
1   U-BT Cluj-Napoca 6 5 1 533 490 +43 11 Advance to second round 97–83 92–80 85–74
2   Enisey 6 4 2 535 478 +57 10 97–87 84–69 99–78
3   Balkan 6 2 4 480 524 −44 8 76–86 82–80 90–89
4   Södertälje Kings 6 1 5 479 535 −56 7 80–86 65–92 93–83

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAK KOR KAT LEG
1   Bakken Bears 6 5 1 502 476 +26 11 Advance to second round 81–87 89–70 77–74
2   Egis Körmend 6 4 2 491 465 +26 10 80–86 81–75 74–60
3   Kataja 6 2 4 489 537 −48 8 82–85 95–91 112–105
4   Legia 6 1 5 476 480 −4 7 83–84 68–78 86–55

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 quarterfinals, 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 11 December, 18 December 2019, 7–8 January, 20–22 January, 29 January and 4–5 February 2020.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAY BAK BEN SPI
1   medi Bayreuth 6 5 1 581 526 +55 11 Advance to quarterfinals 105–82 96–78 100–89
2   Bakken Bears 6 4 2 542 527 +15 10 110–92 88–75 101–87
3   Benfica 6 3 3 494 494 0 9 77–91 90–79 89–62
4   Spirou 6 0 6 484 554 −70 6 90–97 78–82 78–85

Group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TSM CLU IRO ORA
1   Tsmoki Minsk 6 4 2 481 446 +35 10 Advance to quarterfinals 78–76 97–75 68–62
2   U-BT Cluj-Napoca 6 4 2 474 460 +14 10 76–74 82–71 81–76
3   Ironi Nes Ziona 6 2 4 476 501 −25 8 84–75 81–84 85–77
4   Oradea 6 2 4 454 478 −24 8 73–89 80–75 86–80

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VEN KYI KOR LAN
1   Ventspils 6 5 1 558 479 +79 11 Advance to quarterfinals 78–81 96–81 111–74
2   Kyiv Basket 6 4 2 481 484 −3 10 80–88 80–78 89–76
3   Egis Körmend 6 3 3 512 516 −4 9 76–96 96–74 87–80
4   Landstede Hammers 6 0 6 475 547 −72 6 87–89 68–77 90–94

Group LEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification KSK BAH ENI LEI
1   Pınar Karşıyaka 6 6 0 594 421 +173 12 Advance to quarterfinals 96–65 85–74 112–76
2   Bahçeşehir Koleji 6 3 3 508 554 −46 9 68–100 103–95 93–71
3   Enisey 6 2 4 526 547 −21 8 73–96 105–90 96–84
4   ZZ Leiden 6 1 5 472 578 −106 7 65–105 87–89 89–83

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finals
(Cancelled)
Final
(Cancelled)
 
                
 
 
 
 
  Bahçeşehir Koleji78112190
 
Cancelled
 
  Ventspils7790 167
 
  Bahçeşehir Koleji
 
 
 
  Bakken Bears
 
  Bakken Bears7993172
 
Cancelled
 
  Tsmoki Minsk6687 153
 
 
 
 
 
  U-BT Cluj-Napoca8387170
 
Cancelled
 
  medi Bayreuth82100 182
 
  medi Bayreuth
 
 
 
  Pınar Karşıyaka
 
  Kyiv Basket7167138
 
 
  Pınar Karşıyaka8988 177
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

The first legs were played on 4 March, and the second legs on 11 March 2020.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
U-BT Cluj-Napoca   170–182   medi Bayreuth 83–82 87–100
Bakken Bears   172–153   Tsmoki Minsk 79–66 93–87
Bahçeşehir Koleji   190–167   Ventspils 78–77 112–90
Kyiv Basket   138–177   Pınar Karşıyaka 71–89 67–88

SemifinalsEdit

The first legs were to be played on 25 March, and the second legs on 1 April 2020.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Medi Bayreuth   Cancelled   Pınar Karşıyaka Cancelled Cancelled
Bahçeşehir Koleji   Cancelled   Bakken Bears Cancelled Cancelled

FinalsEdit

The first leg were to be played on 22 April, and the second leg on 29 April 2020.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
N/A Cancelled N/A Cancelled Cancelled

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA suspends all competitions indefinitely over health concerns - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "FIBA Europe confirms suspension of EuroLeague and EuroCup Women, FIBA Europe Cup until the end of the club season". FIBA. 13 March 2020.
  3. ^ "5 Soru 5 Cevap Haftanın Finali | Turgay Büyükkarcı & Ufuk Sarıca & Selim Çınar | 31.05.2020" (in Turkish). Karşıyaka Basket on YouTube. 31 May 2020.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe 2019-20 club competitions will not resume, Board sets plan for 2020-21". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "CSU Sibiu va juca în faza grupelor în FIBA Europe Cup, U-BT Cluj va evolua în turul preliminar". csu sibiu u bt cluj fiba europe cup. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  6. ^ a b "22 clubs register for 2019-20 FIBA Europe Cup". FIBA Europe. 23 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Nesėkmės Čempionų lygos atrankoje atveju, „Lietkabelis" sezono Europoje netęs". krepsinis.net (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2019-07-13.

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