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EuroBasket 2013 was the 38th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. It took place from 4 September until 22 September 2013 in Slovenia. The number of participating teams was 24.[2][3]

FIBA EuroBasket 2013
38th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 2013.png
Tournament details
Host nation  Slovenia
Dates 4–22 September
Teams 24 (from 51 federations)
Venues 5 (in 4 host cities)
Champions  France (1st title)
MVP France Tony Parker
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points France Parker (19.0)[1]  Spain (78.3)
Rebounds Belgium Hervelle (7.9)  Croatia (40.6)
Assists Lithuania Kalnietis (5.0)  Spain (17.1)
Official website
FIBA EuroBasket 2013
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France defeated Lithuania in the final to win its first title.[4] Tony Parker was named the tournament's MVP.

Contents

Host selectionEdit

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Slovenia brought forward a potential candidature for the FIBA EuroBasket. Countries which were interested in submitting a formal candidature had to do so by 31 August 2010.[5] On 5 September 2010, it was announced that only two countries, Slovenia and Italy had submitted formal bids.[6] On 15 October 2010, Italy announced its withdrawal from the run.[7] The Basketball Federation of Slovenia (BFS) thus remained the only candidate organizer.

The decision on the candidacy was officially reported after FIBA Europe's meeting in Munich, Germany on 5 December 2010. In March 2011, the BFS appointed the economist Aleš Križnar as the director of the event.[8]

FormatEdit

In the first stage, every team had to play against every other team of their group (round-robin). This meant five matches per team.

From every group, the three best teams advanced to the second stage and the three worst teams were eliminated. In the second stage, two new groups were formed. The three best teams from groups A and B were united to form group E and the three best teams from groups C and D were united to form group F.

In these two new groups of the second stage only matches by teams that had not yet played each other have to be played. As for the matches that had already happened in the first stage, their results also counted in the second stage. Therefore, every team played three matches and there are 12 teams in the second stage.

Out of the second stage, the four best teams from each of the two groups advanced to the quarterfinals (8 teams in total) whereas the two worst teams will be eliminated from the championship (four teams in total).

FinancingEdit

The fee that Slovenia had to pay to FIBA Europe amounted to 6 million euros. According to the agreement, half of the money was paid by the Slovenian state.[9][10]

Logo, official song and mascot of the championshipEdit

 
Official mascot

The official mascot was Lipko,[11] whose name came from combining the Slovenian word for linden tree and the diminutive "ko". The word lipa is of Slavic origin. Lipko is spelt the same in every language and in every market where he is present.

AttendanceEdit

 
Serbian fans in Arena Stožice
 
Slovenian fans in Arena Zlatorog

Preliminary roundEdit

City Arena Visitors
(avg. per game)
Total visitors
(all 15 events)
Total capacity
(all 15 events)
 % visitors
(avg. p/g & total)
Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 1,536 23,040 82,500 27.9
Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 3,389 50,846 82,500 61.6
Celje Zlatorog Arena 2,888 43,320 82,500 52.5
Koper Arena Bonifika 2,542 38,130 75,000 46.2
Total (all 60 events) 2,588 155,336 322,500 48.2
  • Slovenia already beat record attendance of 155,336 after preliminary round for almost 20,000 more people from previous FIBA Eurobasket. The average attendance per game was 2,588 visitors.

Second roundEdit

City Arena Visitors
(avg. per game)
Total visitors
(all 18 events)
Total capacity
(all 18 events)
 % visitors
(avg. p/g & total)
Ljubljana Arena Stožice 5,086 91,560 225,000 40.7

VenuesEdit

On 24 March 2011, it was officially announced that the preliminary round would be played in Novo Mesto, Jesenice, Koper and Ptuj. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, will host the final round at the Arena Stožice. On 18 June 2012, it was announced that the city council of Ptuj cancelled their bid for the tournament.[12] Novo Mesto cancelled their bid on 2 July 2012.[13] On 28 August 2012, it was confirmed that the preliminary round would be played in Celje and Ljubljana (Tivoli Hall) instead of Ptuj and Novo Mesto, which cancelled their bids.[14]

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
  Ljubljana Arena Stožice 12,500[15] Opened in 2010 Second and knockout stages
Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 5,500 Reconstruction completed in 2013 Preliminary stage
 
 
  Koper Arena Bonifika 5,000 Reconstruction completed in 2013 Preliminary stage
  Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 5,600[16] Opened in 1965 Preliminary stage
 
 
  Celje Zlatorog Arena 5,500[17] Opened in 2003 Preliminary stage

QualificationEdit

Olympic Games or Olympic Qualifying Tournament participants Spain, France, Russia, Macedonia, Lithuania, Greece, Slovenia and Great Britain all qualified directly to the EuroBasket 2013 Final Round.

The 31 remaining teams were divided into 5 groups of 5 teams and 1 group of 6 teams. The first and second placed teams in each group plus the 4 best third placed teams were qualified for the Final Round.

The Qualifiers were played between 15 August and 11 September 2012.

The EuroBasket 2013 draw took place on 18 November 2012;[18] first time in the history the draw took place underground – in the Concert Hall of Postojna Cave.[19]

Qualified teamsEdit

 
Participating countries of EuroBasket 2013
Competition Date Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 5 December 2010 1   Slovenia
Participants of 2012 Olympics and
of the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament
28 July – 12 August 2012
2–8 July 2012
7   France
  Great Britain
  Greece
  Lithuania
  Macedonia
  Russia
  Spain
Qualified through FIBA Eurobasket
2013 qualification
14 August – 11 September 2012 16   Belgium
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Croatia
  Czech Republic
  Finland
  Georgia
  Germany
  Israel
  Italy
  Latvia
  Montenegro
  Poland
  Serbia
  Sweden
  Turkey
  Ukraine

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

The EuroBasket 2013 draw took place on 18 November 2012, first time in history the draw took place underground – in the Postojna Cave Concert Hall, divided the qualified teams into four groups of six, groups A, B, C, and D. It was decided that games would take place in Celje, Jesenice, Koper and Ljubljana.[20][21] Included are the latest published FIBA World Rankings prior to the draw.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

  Spain (2)
  France (8)
  Russia (6)
  Macedonia (34)

  Lithuania (5)
  Greece (4)
  Slovenia (14)
  Great Britain (23)

  Italy (21)
  Croatia (16)
  Germany (13)
  Montenegro (77)

  Finland (48)
  Poland (40)
  Ukraine (50)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina (50)

  Georgia (50)
  Belgium (77)
  Latvia (39)
  Turkey (7)

  Czech Republic (61)
  Serbia (12)
  Israel (31)
  Sweden (83)

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Venue: Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  France 5 4 1 403 344 +59 9 1–0
  Ukraine 5 4 1 378 352 +26 9 0–1
  Belgium 5 2 3 344 371 −27 7 2–0
  Great Britain 5 2 3 360 396 −36 7 1–1
  Germany 5 2 3 390 396 −6 7 0–2
  Israel 5 1 4 364 380 −16 6  
4 September 2013
Israel   71–75 OT   Great Britain
Belgium   57–58   Ukraine
France   74–80   Germany
5 September 2013
Ukraine   74–67   Israel
Germany   73–77 OT   Belgium
Great Britain   65–88   France
6 September 2013
Germany   83–88   Ukraine
Belgium   76–71   Great Britain
France   82–63   Israel
8 September 2013
Great Britain   81–74   Germany
Ukraine   71–77   France
Israel   87–69   Belgium
9 September 2013
Great Britain   68–87   Ukraine
Germany   80–76   Israel
Belgium   65–82   France

Group BEdit

Venue: Podmežakla Hall, Jesenice

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Serbia 5 3 2 371 366 +5 8 3–0
  Latvia 5 3 2 365 360 +5 8 1–2, 1–1, 1.021
  Lithuania 5 3 2 347 337 +10 8 1–2, 1–1, 1.015
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 3 2 358 359 −1 8 1–2, 1–1, 0.968
  Montenegro 5 2 3 376 382 −6 7  
  Macedonia 5 1 4 356 369 −13 6  
4 September 2013
Latvia   86–75   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Macedonia   80–81   Montenegro
Serbia   63–56   Lithuania
5 September 2013
Montenegro   72–73   Latvia
Bosnia and Herzegovina   67–77   Serbia
Lithuania   75–67   Macedonia
6 September 2013
Montenegro   70–76   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latvia   59–67   Lithuania
Macedonia   89–75   Serbia
8 September 2013
Bosnia and Herzegovina   62–54   Macedonia
Serbia   80–71   Latvia
Lithuania   77–70 OT   Montenegro
9 September 2013
Latvia   76–66   Macedonia
Lithuania   72–78   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro   83–76   Serbia

Group CEdit

Venue: Zlatorog Arena, Celje

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Spain 5 4 1 369 269 +100 9 1–0
  Croatia 5 4 1 337 341 −4 9 0–1
  Slovenia 5 3 2 347 344 +3 8  
  Czech Republic 5 2 3 316 339 −23 7  
  Georgia 5 1 4 366 394 −28 6 1–0
  Poland 5 1 4 329 377 −48 6 0–1
4 September 2013
Georgia   84–67   Poland
Spain   68–40   Croatia
Czech Republic   60–62   Slovenia
5 September 2013
Croatia   77–76   Georgia
Poland   68–69   Czech Republic
Slovenia   78–69   Spain
7 September 2013
Spain   60–39   Czech Republic
Croatia   74–70   Poland
Georgia   68–72   Slovenia
8 September 2013
Poland   53–89   Spain
Czech Republic   95–79   Georgia
Slovenia   74–76 OT   Croatia
9 September 2013
Georgia   59–83   Spain
Croatia   70–53   Czech Republic
Slovenia   61–71   Poland

Group DEdit

Venue: Arena Bonifika, Koper

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Italy 5 5 0 391 339 +52 10  
  Finland 5 4 1 358 337 +21 9  
  Greece 5 3 2 392 350 +42 8  
  Sweden 5 1 4 345 391 −46 6 1–1, 1.040
  Turkey 5 1 4 355 398 −43 6 1–1, 1.006
  Russia 5 1 4 374 400 −26 6 1–1, 0.956
4 September 2013
Turkey   55–61   Finland
Sweden   51–79   Greece
Russia   69–76   Italy
5 September 2013
Finland   81–60   Sweden
Italy   90–75   Turkey
Greece   80–71   Russia
7 September 2013
Russia   62–81   Sweden
Italy   62–44   Finland
Turkey   61–84   Greece
8 September 2013
Finland   86–83 2OT   Russia
Greece   72–81   Italy
Sweden   74–87   Turkey
9 September 2013
Greece   77–86   Finland
Italy   82–79   Sweden
Turkey   77–89   Russia

Second roundEdit

 
Eugene "Pooh" Jeter versus Vasilije Micić as Ukraine plays Serbia

The two groups comprised the three best-ranked teams from Groups A, B, C and D. Teams coming from the same initial group did not play again vs. each other, but "carried" the results of the matches played between them from the first round.

The best four teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Serbia 5 4 1 371 343 +28 9 1–0
  Lithuania 5 4 1 355 314 +41 9 0–1
  France 5 3 2 388 380 +8 8  
  Ukraine 5 2 3 325 364 −39 7  
  Belgium 5 1 4 318 358 −40 6 1–0
  Latvia 5 1 4 362 360 +2 6 0–1
11 September 2013
Latvia   85–51   Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Belgium   69–76   Serbia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Lithuania   76–62   France Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
13 September 2013
Lithuania   86–67   Belgium Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Ukraine   82–75   Serbia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
France   102–91   Latvia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
15 September 2013
Latvia   56–60   Belgium Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Ukraine   63–70   Lithuania Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Serbia   77–65   France Arena Stožice, Ljubljana

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Croatia 5 4 1 372 361 +11 9  
  Slovenia 5 3 2 385 379 +6 8 1–0
  Italy 5 3 2 374 357 +17 8 0–1
  Spain 5 2 3 375 339 +36 7 1–0
  Finland 5 2 3 341 385 −44 7 0–1
  Greece 5 1 4 381 407 −26 6  
12 September 2013
Finland   63–88   Croatia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Greece   79–75   Spain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Slovenia   84–77   Italy Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
14 September 2013
Croatia   76–68   Italy Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Spain   82–56   Finland Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Greece   65–73   Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
16 September 2013
Croatia   92–88 2OT   Greece Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Italy   86–81 OT   Spain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Finland   92–76   Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana

Knockout stageEdit

  5th place game
(21 September)
5th-8th place semifinals
(19-20 September)
Quarterfinals
(18-19 September)
Semifinals
(20 September)
Gold Medal Final
(22 September)
                                               
    E1   Serbia 60  
    F4   Spain 90  
  E1   Serbia 74       F4   Spain 72  
  F2   Slovenia 92       E3   France (OT) 75  
  F2   Slovenia 62
    E3   France 72  
  F2   Slovenia 69       E3   France 80
  E4   Ukraine 63       E2   Lithuania 66
    F1   Croatia 84  
      E4   Ukraine 72  
E4   Ukraine 66       F1   Croatia 62
  7th place game
(21 September)
    F3   Italy 58       E2   Lithuania 77     Bronze medal game
(22 September)
  E1   Serbia 76   E2   Lithuania 81   F4   Spain 92
  F3   Italy 64     F3   Italy 77     F1   Croatia 66

QuarterfinalsEdit

18 September 2013
17:30
Serbia   60–90   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 5–21, 18–27, 16–25, 21–17
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,610
18 September 2013
21:00
Slovenia   62–72   France
Scoring by quarter: 12–10, 12–16, 21–24, 17–22
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000
19 September 2013
17:45
Croatia   84–72   Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 22–22, 29–13, 19–26, 14–11
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,700
19 September 2013
21:00
Lithuania   81–77   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 18–24, 17–19, 24–19
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 8,210

Classification 5–8Edit

19 September 2013
14:30
Serbia   74–92   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 16–30, 19–23, 20–18, 19–21
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,730
20 September 2013
14:30
Italy   58–66   Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 17–13, 17–22, 14–16, 10–15
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,070

SemifinalsEdit

20 September 2013
17:45
Lithuania   77–62   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 16–18, 21–8, 16–17
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,180
20 September 2013
21:00
Spain   72–75 (OT)   France
Scoring by quarter: 18–14, 16–6, 15–23, 16–22Overtime: 7–10
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,060

Seventh place gameEdit

21 September 2013
17:30
Serbia   76–64   Italy
Scoring by quarter: 27–11, 14–16, 14–17, 21–20
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,030

Fifth place gameEdit

21 September 2013
21:00
Slovenia   69–63   Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 24–13, 14–8, 15–19
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000

Third place gameEdit

22 September 2013
17:30
Spain   92–66   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 24–18, 16–12, 29–18
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 6,050

FinalEdit

22 September 2013
21:00
France   80–66   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 31–12, 18–16, 12–16
Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000


 EuroBasket 2013 Champions 
 
France
First title

Final rankingEdit

 
Results
Qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Qualified as host nation for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Received wild card for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Rank Team Record
    France 8–3
    Lithuania 8–3
    Spain 7–4
4   Croatia 8–3
5   Slovenia 7–4
6   Ukraine 6–5
7   Serbia 6–5
8   Italy 6–5
9   Finland 5–3
  Belgium 3–5
11   Greece 4–4
  Latvia 4–4
13   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–2
  Czech Republic 2–3
  Great Britain 2–3
  Sweden 1–4
17   Germany 2–3
  Montenegro 2–3
  Georgia 1–4
  Turkey 1–4
21   Macedonia 1–4
  Israel 1–4
  Russia 1–4
  Poland 1–4

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

  • In order for players to qualify as statistical leaders for the tournament, they had to play in at least 6 games during the competition.

FIBA broadcasting rightsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ STATISTICAL LEADERS - PLAYERS Points Per Game.
  2. ^ FIBA Europe Board Expands EuroBasket Field FIBA Europe, 31 May 2010.
  3. ^ EuroBasket 2013 seeding unveiled FIBA Europe. 22 November 2011
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  5. ^ Ten countries express interest in hosting EuroBasket FIBA Europe, 18 May 2010.
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  8. ^ "Križnar postal direktor Eurobasketa 2013" [Križnar Becomes the Director of EuroBasket 2013] (in Slovenian). Žurnal24.si. 30 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Temni oblaki nad Eurobasketom; državi je takšen dogodek odveč" [Dark Clouds Over Eurobasket; the Country Sees Such an Event as a Nuisance]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenia. 7 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Turk: Nasledni obrok kotizacije ni problem" [Turk: The Next Instalment of the Fee Is not a Problem]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 
  11. ^ Lipko in www.eurobasket2013.org
  12. ^ "Ptuj dokončno odpovedal evropsko prvenstvo v košarki" [Ptuj has finally cancelled European Basketball Championships]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 
  13. ^ "Novo mesto ne bo gostilo EP-ja v košarki" [Novo Mesto will not host European Basketball Championships]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 
  14. ^ "Uradno: Eurobasket bodo gostili Ljubljana, Jesenice, Koper in Celje" [Official: Eurobasket will be played in Ljubljana, Jesenice, Koper and Celje]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 
  15. ^ "THE ARENA Stozice Arena Capacity: 12500". Eurobasket2013.org. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  16. ^ EuroBasket2013.org Tivoli Hall Capacity: 5,600. Archived 28 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "THE ARENA Celje Arena Capacity: 5500". Eurobasket2013.org. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Slovenia – "Small is big in 2013"". eurobasket2011.com. 18 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Srbom uspelo: na Eurobasketu vsa "ex-Yu"". Žurnal24.si. 18 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "EuroBasket 2013 Draw Seeds Announced". Eurobasket2013.org. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  21. ^ "EuroBasket 2013 Draw Complete". eurobasket2013.org. 18 November 2012. 
  22. ^ STATISTICAL LEADERS - PLAYERS Points Per Game.
  23. ^ STATISTICAL LEADERS - PLAYERS Rebounds Per Game.
  24. ^ STATISTICAL LEADERS - PLAYERS Assists Per Game.
  25. ^ STATISTICAL LEADERS - PLAYERS Blocks Per Game.
  26. ^ STATISTICAL LEADERS - PLAYERS Steals Per Game.

External linksEdit