Israeli Basketball State Cup
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|No. of teams||26 (2009/10)|
|Most recent champion(s)||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|TV partner(s)||Channel 1|
The Israeli Basketball State Cup (Hebrew: גביע המדינה בכדורסל) is the second most important basketball competition in Israel, after Ligat HaAl. The tournament began in the 1955-56 season, and is run by the Israel Basketball Association.
The tournament format consists of teams facing each other for a one game elimination match. The winner advances to the second round, which also consists of one game elimination match. The winner of the second round advances to the quarter final stage.
The first and second round pairings are selected by a random draw. According to the rules of the draw, the previous season's State Cup champions and Super League champions may not meet before the final phase. If the previous year's State Cup and Ligat HaAl were both won by the same team (as has often happened in the past), the champions and the finalists from the State Cup Ligat HaAl may not meet until the final phase.
State Cup history
- http://www.euroleague.net/euroleaguenews/domestic-leagues/domestic-leagues-2012-2013/israel/i/108660/7594/israeli-state-cup-final-february-7%7C EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.NET Retrieved 29 March 2014
- Israel Basketball Association (Hebrew)