2011–12 FIBA EuroChallenge

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2011–12 FIBA EuroChallenge
League FIBA EuroChallenge
Sport Basketball
Regular Season
Final Four
Champions Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz
  Runners-up France Élan Chalon
Final Four MVP United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu
EuroChallenge seasons

2011–12 FIBA EuroChallenge was the eighth edition of Europe's third-tier level transnational men's professional club basketball FIBA EuroChallenge Tournament, organized by FIBA Europe.

Teams[edit]

32 teams will participate in EuroChallenge Regular Season:

  • A total of 19 teams have already qualified directly to the 32-team regular season.
  • Another 5 teams have earned their place at the group stage by winning a qualifying round.
  • The remaining 8 teams has been filled with the losers of the Eurocup qualifying rounds that has been played in 27–28 September - 5–6 October.
Already Qualified
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2010-11 national championships)
Germany Germany (BBL) 4 Artland Dragons (4) EWE Baskets Oldenburg (6) BG Göttingen (7) Telekom Baskets (13)
Turkey Turkey (TBL) 4 Pınar Karşıyaka (5) Beşiktaş Milangaz (6) Olin Edirne (7) Türk Telekom B.K. (10)
France France (LNB) 3 Élan Chalon (5) Chorale Roanne (6) Pau-Orthez (9)
Russia Russia (PBL) 3 BC Nizhny Novgorod (5) BC Enisey Krasnoyarsk (6) BC Triumph Lyubertsy (10)
Belgium Belgium (BLB) 2 Generali Okapi Aalstar (2) Antwerp Giants (5)
Cyprus Cyprus (Division 1) 2 ETHA Engomis (1) Keravnos (4)
Czech Republic Czech Republic (NBL) 2 BK Prostějov (2) BK Pardubice (3)
Hungary Hungary (NBI/A) 2 Szolnoki Olaj KK (1) Atomerőmű SE (3)
Ukraine Ukraine (SuperLeague) 2 BC Goverla (3) Khimik Yuzhny (12)
Belarus Belarus (BPL) 1 BC Minsk-2006 (1)
Georgia (country) Georgia (Super Liga) 1 BC Armia (1)
 Latvia (LBL) 1 BK Ventspils (2)
Netherlands Netherlands (DBL) 1 ZZ Leiden Basket (1)
Romania Romania (Divizia A) 1 Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca (1)
Spain Spain (ACB) 1 Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (7)
Slovakia Slovakia (Extraliga) 1 BK Spu Bemaco Nitra (1)
Sweden Sweden (Basketligan) 1 Norrköping Dolphins (2)
  • Bold indicate that these teams qualified as losers from Eurocup qualifying rounds
  • Italic indicate that these teams are winners of Eurochallenge Qualifying Round.

Qualifying Round[edit]

EuroChallenge Qualifying Round[edit]

The winners will join the EuroChallenge with the rest of the teams[1]

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak Primorye Russia 141 – 147 Russia BC Enisey Krasnoyarsk 75 – 58 66 – 89
BC Triumph Lyubertsy Russia 168 – 151 Russia Krasnye Krylya Samara 94 – 71 74 – 80
BC Sokhumi Georgia (country) 157 – 175 Belarus BC Minsk-2006 94 – 78 63 – 97
Atomerőmű SE Hungary 155 – 128 Austria Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions 70 – 48 80 – 85
Pyrintö Tampere Finland 134 – 137 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK 77 – 69 57 – 68

Regular season[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advanced to Last 16

The Regular Season began on November 8 and finished on December 14, 2011.

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Group D[edit]

Group E[edit]

Group F[edit]

Group G[edit]

Group H[edit]

Last 16[edit]

Key to colors
     Homecourt advantage for quarterfinals
     Advance to quarterfinals

Starts on January 10, 2012

Group I[edit]

Group J[edit]

Group K[edit]

Group L[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Quarter-finals will be played in a best-of-three series. Matches will be played on 13, 15 and 20 March. Team #1 plays the first and the third game (if necessary) at home court.

Game # Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
1 BK Ventspils Latvia 1–2 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK 82–63 76–82 78–82
2 Élan Chalon France 2–0 France Chorale Roanne 75–73 78–76
3 Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada Spain 1–2 Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy 75–76 78–68 65–80
4 Artland Dragons Germany 0–2 Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 73–74 63–77

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four will be held in the Főnix Hall at Debrecen, Hungary.[2]

Semi-finals
27 April 2012
Final
29 April 2012
 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK   60  
 Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz   64  
 
     Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz   91
   France Élan Chalon   86
Third place
 France Élan Chalon   84  Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK   87
 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy   69    Russia Triumph Lyubertsy   94

Semifinals[edit]

27 April 2012
18:00
Szolnoki Olaj KK Hungary 60–64 Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz
Scoring by quarter: 17–13, 13–20, 10–14, 20–17
Pts: Nikolov, 13
Rebs: Báder, 14
Asts: Trotter, 7
Pts: Erceg, 17
Rebs: Dudley, Mensah-Bonsu, 13
Asts: Arroyo, 5
Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,500
27 April 2012
20:30
Élan Chalon France 84–69 Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy
Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 29–16, 15–19, 20–17
Pts: Schilb, 29
Rebs: Aminu, 10
Asts: Tchicamboud, 7
Pts: Jefferson, 26
Rebs: Jefferson, Landry, 9
Asts: McKee, 6
Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,700

Classification 3–4[edit]

29 April 2012
18:00
Szolnoki Olaj KK Hungary 87–94 Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy
Scoring by quarter: 27–21, 19-28, 20–12, 21-33
Pts: Trotter, 33
Rebs: Mills, 12
Asts: Horváth, Nikolov, Mills, 5
Pts: Jefferson, 37
Rebs: Jefferson, 10
Asts: McKee, 9
Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,400

Final[edit]

29 April 2012
20:30
Beşiktaş Milangaz Turkey 91–86 France Élan Chalon
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 17–25, 13–15, 34–31
Pts: Mensah-Bonsu, 26
Rebs: Mensah-Bonsu, 20
Asts: Arroyo, 8
Pts: Tchicamboud, 19
Rebs: Aminu, Evtimov, Lauvergne, 8
Asts: Tchicamboud, 7
Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,500

Awards[edit]

MVP Weekly[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Player Team Rating
1 Serbia Jovo Stanojević Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 36
2 Puerto Rico Nathan Peavy Germany Artland Dragons 33
3 United States Deron Williams Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 44
4 United States Erwin Dudley Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 34
5 Serbia Vladimir Štimac Turkey Olin Edirne 40
6 United States Chris Wright Turkey Olin Edirne 31

Last 16[edit]

Week Player Team Rating
1 United States Chris Copeland Belgium Generali Okapi Aalstar 30
United States Mire Chatman Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka
United States Darren Fenn Germany Artland Dragons
2 Hungary Obie Trotter Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK 36
3 Serbia Jovo Stanojević Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 37
4 Canada Kyle Landry Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy 32
5 United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 33
6 Turkey İlkan Karaman Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 31

Quarter-finals[edit]

Week Player Team Rating
1 Canada Kyle Landry Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy 27
2 United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 39
3 Hungary Obie Trotter Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK 28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurochallenge 2011-12 draw complete Fibaeurope.com July 7, 2011
  2. ^ Szolnoki Olaj KK will host Final Four FIBA Europe. March 26, 2012

External links[edit]