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Euroleague
Season 2011–12
Champions Greece Olympiacos
3rd title
Runners-up Russia CSKA Moscow
Third place Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Fourth place Greece Panathinaikos

Teams 24
Duration 19 October 2011 – 13 May 2012
Awards
MVP Russia Andrei Kirilenko (CSKA)
Final Four MVP Greece Vassilis Spanoulis (Olympiacos)
Coach of the Year Serbia Dusan Ivković (Olympiacos)
Rising Star Spain Nikola Mirotić (Real)
Best Defender Russia Andrei Kirilenko (CSKA)
Statistics
Top scorer Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb (Siena)
16.9
Rebounds leader Russia Andrei Kirilenko (CSKA)
7.5
Assists leader Montenegro Omar Cook (Milano)
5.7
All statistics correct as of 7 September 2014.

The Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2011–12 was the 12th season of the modern era of Euroleague and the second under the title sponsorship of Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 55th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The Final Four was held at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, in 11–13 May 2012. It was won by the Piraeus club Olympiacos (2nd title), who defeated CSKA Moscow in the championship game. It was the 5th final involving a Greek club in the last six seasons, and 3rd Greek win in that time.

Regular season teams[edit]

On 20 June 2011 the teams for this season were announced.[1]

Key to colors
     Champion
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Fourth place
     Eliminated in Quarterfinals
     Eliminated in Last 16
     Eliminated in the regular season
Country (League) Teams TeamsLicense type (ranking in 2010–11 national championship)
Spain Spain (ACB) 5 FC Barcelona Regal A (1) Gescrap Bizkaia B (2) Real Madrid A (3) Caja Laboral A (4) Unicaja Málaga A (8)
Italy Italy (Lega A) 3 Montepaschi Siena A (1) Bennet Cantù B (2) EA7 Milano WC (3)
Turkey Turkey (TBL) 3 Fenerbahçe Ülker A (1) Galatasaray B QU (2) Anadolu Efes A (4)
Greece Greece (GBL) 2 Panathinaikos A (1) Olympiacos A (2)
Russia Russia (PBL) 2 CSKA Moscow A (1) UNICS C (3)
Belgium Belgium (BLB) 1 Spirou Charleroi B QU (1)
Croatia Croatia (A-1 Liga) 1 Zagreb B (1)
France France (LNB Pro A) 1 SLUC Nancy B (1)
Germany Germany (BBL) 1 Brose B (1)
Israel Israel (BSL) 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv A (1)
Lithuania Lithuania (LKL) 1 Žalgiris A (1)
Poland Poland (PLK) 1 Asseco Prokom A[2] (1)
Serbia Serbia (KLS) 1 Partizan B (1)
Slovenia Slovenia (SKL) 1 Union Olimpija B (2)

A new A License was granted to Asseco Prokom Gdynia, making them the 14th club with this distinction. A C License was given to Eurocup 2010–11 winner UNICS Kazan. Euroleague Basketball suspended the A License of Virtus Roma after they finished in the bottom half of Lega A in 2010–11, awarding a wild card entry to EA7 Milano.

Spirou Charleroi and Galatasaray has entered the 2011–2012 Euroleague Regular Season via qualification.

Draw[edit]

The draws for the 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was held on Monday, 4 July. The draws determined the qualifying-round matchups and regular-season groups for the Euroleague, as well as the qualifying rounds for the Eurocup and the regular-season for the EuroChallenge.

Teams were seeded into six pots of four teams in accordance with the Club Ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.[3]

Two teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group, except for Spain that has five teams participating in the competition.

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

Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Greece Olympiacos
Greece Panathinaikos
Spain Real Madrid

Italy Montepaschi Siena
Spain Caja Laboral
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Russia CSKA Moscow

Serbia Partizan
Russia UNICS
Spain Unicaja Málaga
Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker

Lithuania Žalgiris
Poland Asseco Prokom
Spain Gescrap Bizkaia
Turkey Anadolu Efes

Italy EA7 Milano
Slovenia Union Olimpija
Germany Brose
Italy Bennet Cantù

France SLUC Nancy
Croatia Zagreb
Turkey Galatasaray
Belgium Spirou Charleroi

Euroleague qualifying round teams[edit]

The Qualifying Rounds consisted of two Final-Eight tournaments, held in Vilnius and Charleroi. The two winning teams advance to the Euroleague Regular Season


First qualifying round Second qualifying round Third qualifying round
                 
1 France ASVEL 80
8 France BCM Gravelines 72
France ASVEL 83
Turkey Galatasaray 93
5 Greece PAOK 64
4 Turkey Galatasaray 77
Turkey Galatasaray 71
Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 63
3 Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 83
6 Montenegro Budućnost 64
Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 88
Croatia Cibona 71
7 Croatia Cibona 77
2 France Cholet 70
First qualifying round Second qualifying round Third qualifying round
                 
1 Germany Alba Berlin 82
8 Latvia VEF Rīga 60
Germany Alba Berlin 63
Belgium Spirou Charleroi 74
5 Belgium Spirou Charleroi 61
4 Ukraine Donetsk 59
Belgium Spirou Charleroi 79
Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 53
3 Russia Khimki 74
6 Poland PGE Turów 67
Russia Khimki 79
Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 86
7 Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 69
2 Turkey Banvit 57


Regular season[edit]

The Regular Season begins in 19 October.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advanced to Top 16

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 10 6 4 785 758 +27 1−1 (+9)
2. Greece Olympiacos 10 6 4 782 757 +25 1−1 (−9)
3. Italy Bennet Cantù 10 5 5 724 744 −20 3−1 (+3)
4. Spain Gescrap Bizkaia 10 5 5 776 755 +21 2−2 (−1)
5. Spain Caja Laboral 10 5 5 792 755 +37 1−3 (−2)
6. France SLUC Nancy 10 3 7 743 833 −90

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 10 10 0 870 729 +141
2. Greece Panathinaikos 10 7 3 834 739 +95
3. Spain Unicaja Málaga 10 4 6 791 808 −17 1−1 (+5)
4. Lithuania Žalgiris 10 4 6 763 812 −49 1−1 (−5)
5. Germany Brose 10 3 7 773 794 −21
6. Croatia Zagreb 10 2 8 718 867 −149

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain Real Madrid 10 8 2 879 773 +106
2. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 10 7 3 790 732 +58
3. Turkey Anadolu Efes 10 5 5 721 751 −30
4. Italy EA7 Milano 10 4 6 738 734 +4 1–1 (+2)
5. Serbia Partizan 10 4 6 739 774 −35 1–1 (–2)
6. Belgium Spirou Charleroi 10 2 8 729 832 −103

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain FC Barcelona Regal 10 9 1 793 559 +194
2. Italy Montepaschi Siena 10 8 2 779 696 +83
3. Russia UNICS 10 7 3 702 656 +46
4. Turkey Galatasaray 10 4 6 694 736 −42
5. Poland Asseco Prokom 10 1 9 618 743 −125 1−1 (+7)
6. Slovenia Union Olimpija 10 1 9 589 745 −156 1−1 (−7)

Top 16[edit]

The draw took place in Barcelona, Spain on 28 December 2011 at 13.00 CET.[4][5] The 16 qualified teams were divided into four seeds based on their final standings in the regular season. Teams coming from the same regular season group were kept from coinciding in the same Top 16 group and an effort was made to keep teams from the same country from coinciding as well. Teams from the same city, Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahçe Ülker and Galatasaray Medical Park from Istanbul; Olympiacos and Panathinaikos from Greater Athens, or teams playing in the same arena were prevented from playing both at home in the same matchday.[6]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 509 413 +96
2. Greece Olympiacos 6 3 3 457 471 −14 1−1 (+6)
3. Turkey Galatasaray 6 3 3 423 438 −15 1−1 (−6)
4. Turkey Anadolu Efes 6 1 5 387 454 −67

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Italy Montepaschi Siena 6 4 2 493 435 +58 2−2 (+20)
2. Spain Gescrap Bizkaia 6 4 2 437 423 +14 2–2 (−5)
3. Spain Real Madrid 6 4 2 496 489 +7 2–2 (−15)
4. Spain Unicaja Málaga 6 0 6 407 486 −79

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Greece Panathinaikos 6 4 2 436 394 +42
2. Russia UNICS 6 3 3 432 423 +9 1–1 (+10)
3. Italy EA7 Milano 6 3 3 379 390 −11 1–1 (–10)
4. Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 6 2 4 420 460 −40

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain FC Barcelona Regal 6 6 0 430 384 +46
2. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 3 3 427 425 +2 1–1 (+7)
3. Italy Bennet Cantù 6 3 3 420 426 −6 1–1 (−7)
4. Lithuania Žalgiris 6 0 6 429 471 −42

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4* Game 5*
1. CSKA Moscow Russia 3–1 Spain Gescrap Bizkaia 98–71 79–60 81–94 73–71
2. Montepaschi Siena Italy 1–3 Greece Olympiacos 75–82 81–80 55–75 69–76
3. Panathinaikos Greece 3–2 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 93–73 92–94 62–65 78–69 86–85
4. FC Barcelona Regal Spain 3–0 Russia UNICS 78–66 66–63 67–56

* if necessary

Final Four[edit]

Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey

Semifinals
11 May
Final
13 May
 Russia CSKA Moscow  66  
 Greece Panathinaikos  64  
 
     Russia CSKA Moscow  61
   Greece Olympiacos  62
Third place
 Greece Olympiacos  68  Greece Panathinaikos  69
 Spain FC Barcelona Regal  64    Spain FC Barcelona Regal  74

Semifinals[edit]

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Semifinal 1[edit]

11 May 2012
17:00
CSKA Moscow Russia 66–64 Greece Panathinaikos
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 17–5, 19–21, 15–9
Pts: Kirilenko 17
Rebs: Kirilenko 9
Asts: Khryapa 5
Pts: Jasikevičius 19
Rebs: Kaimakoglou 8
Asts: Diamantidis 6
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,262
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), José Martin (ESP), Streten Radović (CRO)

Semifinal 2[edit]

11 May 2012
20:00
Olympiacos Greece 68–64 Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Scoring by quarter: 17–11, 16–18, 17–18, 18–17
Pts: Spanoulis 21
Rebs: Mantzaris 6
Asts: Spanoulis 6
Pts: Navarro 18
Rebs: Vázquez 7
Asts: Navarro 3
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,262
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Tolga Sahin (ITA)

Third-place playoff[edit]

13 May 2012
17:00
Panathinaikos Greece 69–74 Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Scoring by quarter: 20–21, 17–27, 15–10, 17–16
Pts: Diamantidis 17
Rebs: Marić 11
Asts: Calathes 2
Pts: Huertas 21
Rebs: Ndong, Vázquez 5
Asts: Huertas 3
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,262
Referees: Recep Ankarali (TUR), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Olegs Satisevs (LAT)

Final[edit]

13 May 2012
20:00
CSKA Moscow Russia 61–62 Greece Olympiacos
Scoring by quarter: 10–7, 24–13, 19–20, 8–22
Pts: Teodosić 15
Rebs: Kirilenko 10
Asts: Teodosić 3
Pts: Papanikolaou 18
Rebs: three players 4
Asts: three players 2
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,550
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), José Martín (ESP), Tolga Sahin (ITA)


2012 Euroleague Champions
Greece
Olympiacos
2nd title

Final standings[edit]

Team
1. Greece Olympiacos
2. Russia CSKA Moscow
3. Spain FC Barcelona Regal
4. Greece Panathinaikos

Individual statistics[edit]

Rating[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1. Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow 17 411 24.18
2. Serbia Nenad Krstić Russia CSKA Moscow 22 405 18.41
3. Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb Italy Montepaschi Siena 17 294 17.29

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1. Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb Italy Montepaschi Siena 17 287 16.88
2. Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Olympiacos 21 350 16.67
3. United States Sonny Weems Lithuania Žalgiris 15 233 15.53

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1. Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow 17 127 7.47
2. United Kingdom Joel Freeland Spain Unicaja Málaga 14 95 6.79
3. Greece Ioannis Bourousis Italy EA7 Milano 15 96 6.40

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1. Montenegro Omar Cook Italy EA7 Milano 16 91 5.69
2. Spain Sergio Rodríguez Spain Real Madrid 16 86 5.38
3. Serbia Miloš Teodosić Russia CSKA Moscow 22 110 5.00

Other Stats[edit]

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game United States Jamon Gordon Turkey Galatasaray 16 1.81
Blocks per game Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow 17 1.94
Turnovers per game Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Olympiacos 21 3.67
Fouls drawn per game Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Olympiacos 21 5.95
Minutes per game Bosnia and Herzegovina Henry Domercant Russia UNICS 19 31:56
2FG% Russia Sasha Kaun Russia CSKA Moscow 21 0.711
3FG% Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb Italy Montepaschi Siena 17 0.526
Italy Tomas Ress 20
FT% Spain Nikola Mirotic Spain Real Madrid 16 0.918

Game highs[edit]

Category Name Team Stat
Rating United States Lynn Greer Russia UNICS 43
Points United States Lynn Greer Russia UNICS 33
Rebounds Lithuania Donatas Motiejūnas Poland Asseco Prokom 21
Assists United States John Linehan France SLUC Nancy 15
Steals 3 occasions 6
Blocks Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow 5
Spain Serge Ibaka Spain Real Madrid
Turnovers Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Olympiacos 9
France Nicolas Batum France SLUC Nancy
Fouls Drawn 3 occasions 12

Awards[edit]

Euroleague 2011–12 MVP[edit]

Euroleague 2011–12 Final Four MVP[edit]

All-Euroleague Team 2011–12[edit]

[7]

All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Greece Panathinaikos Serbia Miloš Teodosić Russia CSKA Moscow
Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Olympiacos Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb Italy Montepaschi Siena
Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow Spain Juan Carlos Navarro Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Slovenia Erazem Lorbek Spain FC Barcelona Regal Bosnia and Herzegovina Henry Domercant Russia UNICS
Serbia Nenad Krstić Russia CSKA Moscow United States Mike Batiste Greece Panathinaikos

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)[edit]

Best Defender[edit]

Rising Star[edit]

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)[edit]

MVP Weekly[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game Player Team PIR
1 Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow 37
2 France Nicolas Batum France SLUC Nancy 36
3 United States Jordan Farmar Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 35
4 France Nicolas Batum (2) France SLUC Nancy 35
5 Russia Andrei Kirilenko (2) Russia CSKA Moscow 39
6 Spain Fernando San Emeterio Spain Caja Laboral 36
7 Slovenia Erazem Lorbek Spain FC Barcelona Regal 25
Serbia Milan Mačvan Serbia Partizan 25
8 Spain Nikola Mirotić Spain Real Madrid 33
9 Serbia Nenad Krstić Russia CSKA Moscow 31
10 Italy Pietro Aradori Italy Montepaschi Siena 33

Top 16[edit]

Game Player Team PIR
1 Belarus Vladimir Veremeenko Russia UNICS 32
2 Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb Italy Montepaschi Siena 36
3 Serbia Nenad Krstić (2) Russia CSKA Moscow 31
4 United States Aaron Jackson Spain Gescrap Bizkaia 28
5 Montenegro Omar Cook Italy EA7 Milano 22
6 Georgia (country) Manuchar Markoishvili Italy Bennet Cantù 35

Quarterfinals[edit]

Game Player Team PIR
1 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Greece Panathinaikos 31
2 Russia Andrei Kirilenko (3) Russia CSKA Moscow 31
3 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis Spain Gescrap Bizkaia 21
4 Russia Andrei Kirilenko (4) Russia CSKA Moscow 29
5 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (2) Greece Panathinaikos 34

MVP of the Month[edit]

Month Player Team
October 2011 Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow
November 2011 Serbia Nenad Krstić Russia CSKA Moscow
December 2011 Spain Nikola Mirotić Spain Real Madrid
January 2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina Henry Domercant Russia UNICS
February 2012 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Olympiacos
March 2012 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Greece Panathinaikos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams Euroleague.net 20 June 2011
  2. ^ Euroleague assembly meets before 2011–12 draw Euroleague.net 7 July 2011
  3. ^ Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw seeds Euroleague.net – 4 July 2011
  4. ^ Top 16 Draw set for 28 December in Barcelona, euroleague.net
  5. ^ Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw results, euroleague.net
  6. ^ Top 16 Draw, Criteria and Procedure, euroleague.net
  7. ^ 2011–12 All-Euroleague First, Second teams announced. Euroleague.net. Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  8. ^ Montepaschi Siena's Bo McCalebb wins the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy. Euroleague.net (17 April 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  9. ^ Head coaches vote CSKA's Kirilenko best defender!. Euroleague.net (19 April 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  10. ^ Real Madrid's Mirotic becomes first two-time Rising Star winner. Euroleague.net (18 April 2012). Retrieved on 2012-05-14.
  11. ^ [1]

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