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1995–96 FIBA European League

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The 1995–96 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1995–96 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 39th installment of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague). It began on September 7, 1995, and ended on April 11, 1996. The competition's Final Four was held at Paris.

1995–96 FIBA European League
LeagueFIBA European League
SportBasketball
Regular Season
Top scorerUnited States Joe Arlauckas (Real Madrid)
Final Four
ChampionsGreece Panathinaikos
  Runners-upSpain Banca Catalana FC Barcelona
Final Four MVPUnited States Dominique Wilkins (Panathinaikos)
FIBA European League seasons

It was the last season of the competition that took place under the name of FIBA European League, as the competition was renamed to FIBA EuroLeague, starting with the next season.

Contents

Competition systemEdit

  • 42 teams (the cup title holder, national domestic league champions, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues) played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The sixteen remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered the Regular Season Group Stage, divided into two groups of eight teams, playing a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The top four teams from each group after the Regular Season Group Stage qualified for a Quarterfinal Playoff (X-pairings, best of 3 games).
  • The four winners of the Quarterfinal Playoff qualified for the Final Stage (Final Four), which was played at a predetermined venue.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi   139–178   Žalgiris 70–78 69–100
Stavex Brno   175–186   Fidefinanz Bellinzona 106–93 69–93
Kalev   174–138   Danone-Honvéd 78–57 96–81
Dinamo Tirana   130–156   Forest Sibiu 63–87 67–69
Sankt Pölten   131–153   APOEL 60–67 71–86
Čelik   136–142   Baník Cígeľ Prievidza 68–71 68–71
Sunair Oostende   156–125   Alvik 79–61 77–64
Résidence   161–184   Sheffield Sharks 79–99 82–85
Kouvot   173–185   Hapoel Galil Elyon 92–82 81–103
Rabotnički   134–147   Budivelnyk 65–64 69–83
Mazowzanka   147–167   Zrinjevac 79–74 68–93
Pleven   178–185   Partizan 83–93 95–92
Rene Coltof Den Helder   139–182   Pau-Orthez 72–94 57–88

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Žalgiris   122–145   Panathinaikos 56–59 66–86
Fidefinanz Bellinzona   162–223   CSKA Moscow 88–107 74–116
Kalev   148–172   Buckler Beer Bologna 65–81 83–91
Forest Sibiu   139–221   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 74–99 65–122
APOEL   116–139   Cibona 70–82 46–57
Baník Cígeľ Prievidza   162–184   Benetton Treviso 87–91 75–93
Sunair Oostende   149–155   Ülker 74–69 75–86
Sheffield Sharks   132–145   Real Madrid Teka 57–67 75–78
Hapoel Galil Elyon   137–176   Iraklis Aspis Pronoia 83–91 54–76
Budivelnyk   161–179   Bayer 04 Leverkusen 98–77 63–102
Zrinjevac   136–165   Unicaja 70–85 66–80
Partizan   159–176   Benfica 64–64 95–112
Pau-Orthez   193–146   Smelt Olimpija 96–71 97–75
Automatically qualified to the second round

Group stageEdit

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Qualified to Playoff
     Eliminated

Group AEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   CSKA Moscow 14 24 10 4 1162 1081 +81
2.   Benetton Treviso 14 24 10 4 1157 1096 +61
3.   Olympiacos 14 24 10 4 1132 1046 +86
4.   Ülker 14 20 6 8 1078 1104 +26
5.   Unicaja 14 20 6 8 1104 1081 +23
6.   Olympique Antibes 14 20 6 8 1108 1169 -61
7.   Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14 19 5 9 1067 1112 -45
8.   Iraklis Aspis Pronoia 14 17 3 11 945 1064 -119

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Banca Catalana FC Barcelona 14 24 10 4 1145 1077 +68
2.   Real Madrid Teka 14 23 9 5 1108 1079 +29
3.   Panathinaikos 14 23 9 5 1035 1007 +28
4.   Pau-Orthez 14 22 8 6 1127 1092 +35
5.   Buckler Beer Bologna 14 20 6 8 1181 1149 +32
6.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 20 6 8 1105 1143 -38
7.   Cibona 14 20 6 8 1011 1052 -41
8.   Benfica 14 16 2 12 1046 1159 -113

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Pau-Orthez   1–2   CSKA Moscow 78–65 89–104 74–83
Panathinaikos   2–1   Benetton Treviso 70–67 69–83 65–64
Ülker   0–2   Banca Catalana FC Barcelona 77–105 66–96
Olympiacos   1–2   Real Madrid Teka 68–49 77–80 65–80

Final fourEdit

SemifinalsEdit

April 9, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow   71–81   Panathinaikos
Banca Catalana FC Barcelona   76–66   Real Madrid Teka

3rd place gameEdit

April 11, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow   74–73   Real Madrid Teka

FinalEdit

April 11, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Panathinaikos   67–66   Banca Catalana FC Barcelona
1995–96 FIBA European League Champions
 
Panathinaikos
1st Title

Final standingsEdit

Team
    Panathinaikos
    Banca Catalana FC Barcelona
    CSKA Moscow
  Real Madrid Teka

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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