2020 in basketball

The following are the basketball events of the year 2020 throughout the world.

The following are basketball events that are expected to take place in 2020 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club), and amateur and collegiate levels.

International tournamentsEdit

National senior team tournamentsEdit

The IOC postponed basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics to 2021.

FIBA postponed the following tournaments to 2021:

3X3 championshipsEdit

Tournament Host Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
2020 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final   Jeddah   Riga   Liman   Utena Uniclub Single-game final

Other international championshipsEdit

The following tournaments were postponed to 2021:

The following tournaments were cancelled outright:

FIBA youth championshipsEdit

FIBA postponed the following tournaments to 2021:

FIBA canceled the following tournaments outright:

Professional club seasonsEdit

FIBA Intercontinental CupEdit

Host Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
  San Cristóbal de La Laguna   Iberostar Tenerife   Segafredo Virtus Bologna 80–72 One-game playoff

Continental seasonsEdit

MenEdit

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Euroleague Basketball 2019–20 EuroLeague All canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
2019–20 EuroCup Basketball
FIBA 2020 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic in Asia.
2019–20 Basketball Champions League   San Pablo Burgos   AEK 85–74 Single-game final
2019–20 BCLA season   Quimsa   Flamengo 92–86 Single-game final
2019–20 FIBA Europe Cup Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
NBA/FIBA 2020 BAL season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Africa.

WomenEdit

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
FIBA 2019–20 EuroLeague Women All canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
2019–20 EuroCup Women

Regional seasonsEdit

MenEdit

Region League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2019–20 ABA League All canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
2019–20 ABA 2nd League
Southeast Asia 2019–20 ABL season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Asia.
Alpe-Adria 2019–20 Alpe Adria Cup   JIP Pardubice   Armex Děčín 185–176 Two-legged playoff
Estonia and Latvia 2019–20 Latvian–Estonian Basketball League All canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
Balkans 2019–20 BIBL

WomenEdit

Region League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Southeast Europe 2019–20 WABA League   Budućnost Bemax   Cinkarna Celje Final Four canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Europe; final positions determined via regular season standings.

Domestic league seasonsEdit

MenEdit

Nation Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
  Albania 2019–20 Albanian Basketball League
2020 Albanian Basketball Cup Goga Basket Vllaznia 80–70 Single-game final
  Algeria 2019–20 Algerian Basketball Championship
  Angola 2019–20 BAI Basket
  Armenia 2019–20 Armenia Basketball League A
  Argentina 2019–20 La Liga season
  Austria 2019–20 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Austria.
2019–20 Austrian Basketball Cup Kapfenberg Bulls Klosterneuburg Dukes 83–68 Single-game final
  Australia[a] 2019–20 NBL season Perth Wildcats Sydney Kings 2–1 Best-of-5 series
  Azerbaijan 2019–20 Azerbaijan Basketball League
  Bahrain 2019–20 Bahraini Premier League
  Belarus 2019–20 Belarusian Premier League
  Belgium 2019–20 Pro Basketball League Filou Oostende Belfius Mons-Hainaut Premature ending
2019–20 Belgian Basketball Cup Antwerp Giants Spirou 83–78 Single-game final
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019–20 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igokea Široki Premature ending
2019–20 Basketball Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina Spars Realway Igokea 93–85 Single-game final
  Brazil 2019–20 NBB season
  Bulgaria 2019–20 National Basketball League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Bulgaria.
2020 Bulgarian Basketball Cup Levski Lukoil Balkan Botevgrad 86–78 Single-game final
  Canada 2019–20 NBL Canada season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Canada.
  Chile 2018-19 LNB Chile season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Chile.
  China 2019–20 Chinese Basketball Association season Guangdong Southern Tigers Liaoning Flying Leopards 2–1 Best-of-3 series
  Croatia 2019–20 Hrvatski telekom Premijer liga Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Croatia.
2019–20 Krešimir Ćosić Cup Zadar Cibona 89–76 Single-game final
  Cyprus 2019–20 Cyprus Basketball Division A
2019–20 Cypriot Basketball Cup
  Czech Republic 2019–20 NBL (Czech Republic) ERA Nymburk Opava Premature ending
2019–20 Czech Republic Basketball Cup ERA Nymburk USK Praha 100–94 Single-game final
  Denmark 2019–20 Basketligaen Bakken Bears Randers Cimbria Premature ending
2019–20 Danish Basketball Cup Bakken Bears Horsens 89–80 Single-game final
  Egypt 2019–20 Egyptian Super League
2019–20 Egyptian Basketball Cup
  Estonia 2019–20 Estonian Championship Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Estonia.
  Finland 2019–20 Korisliiga season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Finland.
2019–20 Finnish Basketball Cup Helsinki Seagulls Tampereen Pyrintö 94–93 Single-game final
  France[b] 2019–20 Pro A season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in France.
2019–20 French Basketball Cup ASVEL Le Mans Sarthe 70–61 Single-game final
2020 Leaders Cup SIG JL Bourg-en-Bresse 98–97 Single-game final
  Georgia 2019–20 Georgian Superliga Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Georgia.
  Germany 2019–20 Basketball Bundesliga Alba Berlin Riesen Ludwigsburg 163–139 Two-legged format
2019–20 BBL-Pokal Alba Berlin EWE Baskets Oldenburg 89–67 Single-game final
  Great Britain 2019–20 BBL Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom.
2019–20 BBL Cup Worcester Wolves Bristol Flyers 67–59 Single-game final
2019–20 BBL Trophy Newcastle Eagles Solent Kestrels 96–94 Single-game final
  Greece 2019–20 Greek Basket League Panathinaikos OPAP AEK Premature ending[c]
2019–20 Greek Basketball Cup AEK Promitheas 61–57 Single-game final
  Hungary 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Hungary.
2020 Magyar Kupa
  Iceland 2019–20 Úrvalsdeild karla Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Iceland.
2019–20 Icelandic Basketball Cup Stjarnan Grindavík 89–75 Single-game final
  Iran 2019–20 Iranian Basketball Super League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Iran
  Ireland[d] 2019–20 Irish Super League Belfast Star Tralee Warriors Premature ending
2019–20 Irish National Cup Templeogue Éanna 78–68 Single-game final
  Israel 2019–20 Israeli Basketball Premier League Maccabi Tel Aviv Maccabi Rishon LeZion 86–81 Single-game final
2019–20 Israeli Basketball State Cup Hapoel Jerusalem Ironi Nahariya 92–89 Single-game final
  Italy 2019–20 LBA Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Italy.
2020 Italian Basketball Cup Umana Reyer Venezia Happy Casa Brindisi 73–67 Single-game final
  Japan 2019–20 B.League season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Japan
  Kazakhstan 2019–20 Kazakhstan Basketball Cup
  Kosovo 2019–20 Kosovo Basketball Superleague Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Kosovo.
2019–20 Kosovo Basketball Cup
  Latvia 2019–20 Latvian Basketball League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Latvia.
  Lithuania 2019–20 LKL season Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas Premature ending[e]
2020 King Mindaugas Cup
  Luxembourg 2019–20 Total League season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Luxembourg.
  Malta 2019–20 Division 1
  Mexico 2019–20 LNBP season
  Moldova 2019–20 Moldovan National Division
  Montenegro 2019–20 Prva A liga Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Montenegro.
2019–20 Montenegrin Basketball Cup Budućnost VOLI Mornar 92–83 Single-game final
  Netherlands 2019–20 Dutch Basketball League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in the Netherlands.
2019–20 NBB Cup
  New Zealand 2020 New Zealand NBL season Otago Nuggets Manawatu Jets 79–77 Single-game final
  North Macedonia 2019–20 Macedonian First League
2019–20 Macedonian Basketball Cup
  Norway 2019–20 BLNO season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Norway.
  Philippines 2019 PBA Governors' Cup Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Meralco Bolts 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2020 PBA Philippine Cup Barangay Ginebra San Miguel TNT Tropang Giga 4–1 Best-of-7 series
  Poland 2019–20 PLK season Stelmet Enea Zielona Góra TBV Start Lublin Premature ending
2020 Polish Basketball Cup
  Portugal 2019–20 LPB season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Portugal.
2019–20 Portuguese Basketball Cup
  Romania 2019–20 Liga Națională
  Russia[f] 2019–20 VTB United League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Russia.
2019–20 Russian Basketball Cup
  Serbia 2019–20 Basketball League of Serbia Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Serbia.
2019–20 Radivoj Korać Cup Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda mts 85–84 Single-game final
  Slovakia 2019–20 Slovak Basketball League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Slovakia.
2019–20 Slovak Basketball Cup
  Slovenia 2019–20 Slovenian Basketball League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Slovenia.
2019–20 Slovenian Basketball Cup Koper Primorska Cedevita Olimpija 93–84 Single-game final
  South Korea 2019–20 KBL season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in South Korea.
  Spain[g] 2019–20 ACB season Baskonia Barcelona 69–67 Single-game final
2020 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Real Madrid Unicaja 95–68 Single-game final
  Sweden 2019–20 Basketligan season Borås Luleå Premature ending[h]
   Switzerland 2019–20 SBL Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Switzerland.
2019–20 SBL Cup
  Taiwan 2019–20 Super Basketball League Taiwan Beer Yulon Luxgen Dinos 4–3 Best-of-7 series
  Turkey 2019–20 Basketbol Süper Ligi Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Turkey.
2020 Turkish Basketball Cup Fenerbahçe Beko Darüşşafaka Tekfen 74–71 Single-game final
  Ukraine 2019–20 SuperLeague Dnipro Kyiv-Basket Premature ending
2019–20 Ukrainian Basketball Cup
  United States[i] 2019–20 NBA season Los Angeles Lakers Miami Heat 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2019–20 NBA G League season Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
  1. ^ Includes one team from New Zealand.
  2. ^ Includes one team from Monaco.
  3. ^ Panathinaikos named champion after the premature ending of the league due to the coronavirus pandemic in Greece
  4. ^ Basketball on the island of Ireland, including the league system, is organised on an All-Ireland basis. As such, the national league includes one team from Northern Ireland, which is politically part of the United Kingdom.
  5. ^ Žalgiris named champion after the premature ending of the league due to the coronavirus pandemic in Lithuania
  6. ^ Includes one team each from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Latvia. The highest-ranked team from Russia is also named as Russian Champions.
  7. ^ Includes one team from Andorra.
  8. ^ Borås named champion after the premature ending of the league due to the coronavirus pandemic in Sweden
  9. ^ The NBA and the G League each include one team from Canada.

WomenEdit

Nation Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
  Australia 2019–20 WNBL season Canberra Capitals Southside Flyers 2–0 Best-of-three series
  France 2019–20 Ligue Féminine de Basketball
2019–20 Women's French Basketball Cup
  Iceland 2019–20 Úrvalsdeild kvenna Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Iceland.
2019–20 Icelandic Basketball Cup Skallagrímur KR 66–49 Single-game final
  Romania 2019–20 Liga Națională
  Serbia 2019–20 First Women's League Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Serbia.
2019–20 Milan Ciga Vasojević Cup Kraljevo Radivoj Korać 76–73 Single-game final
  Spain 2019–20 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic in Spain.
  United States 2020 WNBA season Seattle Storm Las Vegas Aces 3–0 Best-of-5 series

College seasonsEdit

Men'sEdit

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
  Canada 2020 U Sports Men's Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Dalhousie Tigers 74–65 Single-game final
  Philippines 2019 PCCL National Collegiate Championship Ateneo Blue Eagles San Beda Red Lions 57–46 Single-game final
  United States NCAA Division I All cancelled due to coronavirus disease pandemic in the U.S.
National Invitation Tournament
NCAA Division II
NCAA Division III
NAIA Division I
NAIA Division II

Women'sEdit

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
  Canada 2020 U Sports Women's Basketball Championship Saskatchewan Huskies Brock Badgers 82–61 Single-game final
  Philippines UAAP Season 83 Cancelled due to coronavirus disease in the Philippines
  United States NCAA Division I All cancelled due to coronavirus disease pandemic in the U.S.
Women's National Invitation Tournament
NCAA Division II
NCAA Division III
NAIA Division I
NAIA Division II

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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