2002–03 ULEB Cup

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ULEB Cup 2002–03
League ULEB Cup
Sport Basketball
Top scorer United States Jamie Arnold
(Krka Novo Mesto)
Finals
Champions Spain Valencia
  Runners-up Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto
Finals MVP Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Tomašević
ULEB Cup seasons

The 2002–03 ULEB Cup was the first season of the European professional basketball competition, the ULEB Cup, organized by Euroleague Basketball Company. The second-tier level ULEB Cup is the level that is one tier below the Euroleague level. There were 24 teams. The final games took place from April 15, to April 24, in Valencia, Spain, and Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

Teams of the 2002-03 ULEB Cup[edit]

Country Teams Teams (place in national championship)
Spain Spain 5 Pamesa Valencia (5) Adecco Estudiantes (6) Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada (7) Caprabo Lleida (8) DKV Joventut (9)
Italy Italy 4 Generali Group Trieste (7) Eurocellulari Roseto (9) Metis Varese (10) Snadeiro Udine (12)
France France 3 Cholet Basket (3) Elan Chalon (4) Gravelines Dunkerque (5)
Germany Germany 3 Telekom Baskets Bonn (2) Opel Skyliners (5) RheinEnergie Cologne
Slovenia Slovenia 2 Krka Novo Mesto (2) Pivovarna Laško (3)
Belgium Belgium 2 BC Oostende (1) Spirou RW Charleroi (2)
Russia Russia 1 Ural Great Perm (1)
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 1 FMP Zeleznik (3)
Turkey Turkey 1 Darüssafaka (3)
Croatia Croatia 1 KK Zadar (2)
Netherlands Netherlands 1 Ricoh Astronauts (3)

Format[edit]

This season's ULEB Cup featured a total of 24 teams, divided into four groups of six. The round-robin group stage was followed by knock-out stages. The regular season began in October 2002.

Regular season[edit]

The 24 teams played a round-robin tournament competition (home and away). Four teams from each group advanced to the knock-out stage (quarter-finals).

Eighth-finals[edit]

The winners from eighth-finals advanced to the quarterfinals. The matches were played at two games (home and away). The match winner was determined by point differential.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The winners from quarter-finals advanced to the semifinals. The matches were played at two games (home and away). The match winner was determined by point differential.

Semifinals[edit]

The winners from semifinals advanced to the finals. The matches were played at two games (home and away). The match winner was determined by point differential.

Final[edit]

The matches were played at two games (home and away). The match winner was determined by point differential.

Regular season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. France Gravelines Dunkerque 10 7 3 851 796 55
2. Spain DKV Joventut 10 6 4 837 824 13
3. Russia Ural Great Perm 10 5 5 877 824 53
4. Italy Snadeiro Udine 10 5 5 823 805 18
5. Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 10 4 6 786 845 -59
6. Spain Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada 10 3 7 809 889 -80

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Serbia and Montenegro FMP Zeleznik 10 9 1 796 669 127
2. Spain Pamesa Valencia 10 8 2 847 710 137
3. Italy Eurocellulari Roseto 10 5 5 786 778 8
4. Slovenia Pivovarna Laško 10 4 6 751 828 -77
5. Germany Opel Skyliners 10 3 7 731 795 -64
6. Belgium BC Oostende 10 1 9 748 879 -131

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 10 7 3 869 802 67
2. Spain Adecco Estudiantes 10 7 3 890 794 96
3. Germany RheinEnergie Cologne 10 6 4 814 811 3
4. Italy Generali Group Trieste 10 4 6 806 849 -43
5. France Elan Chalon 10 4 6 785 821 -36
6. Turkey Darüşşafaka 10 2 8 779 866 -87

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Metis Varese 10 6 4 784 769 15
2. Spain Caprabo Lleida 10 6 4 838 794 44
3. Belgium Spirou Charleroi 10 6 4 780 764 16
4. Croatia KK Zadar 10 5 5 794 828 -34
5. France Cholet Basket 10 4 6 830 820 10
6. Netherlands Ricoh Astronauts 10 3 7 761 812 -51

Eighth-finals[edit]

Eighth-final 1[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Spirou Charleroi Belgium 64 - 56 Spain DKV Joventut Spiroudome, Charleroi 5000[1] February 4, 2003
Game 2 DKV Joventut Spain 73 - 57 Belgium Spirou Charleroi Pabellon Municipal, Badalona 7869[2] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 2[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Generali Group Trieste Italy 73 - 91 Serbia and Montenegro FMP Zeleznik PalaTrieste, Trieste 1000[3] February 4, 2003
Game 2 FMP Zeleznik Serbia and Montenegro 81 - 86 Italy Generali Group Trieste Hala FMP, Železnik 1500[4] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 3[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Ural Great Perm Russia 84 - 79 Spain Caprabo Lleida Molot Sport, Perm 7000[5] February 4, 2003
Game 2 Caprabo Lleida Spain 86 - 69 Russia Ural Great Perm Pavello Barris Nord, Lleida 4600[6] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 4[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Pivovarna Laško Slovenia 78 - 79 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto Dvorana Tri lilije, Laško 500[7] February 4, 2003
Game 2 Krka Novo Mesto Slovenia 76 - 69 Slovenia Pivovarna Laško Leon Štukelj Hall, Novo Mesto 2000[8] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 5[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 RheinEnergie Cologne Germany 72 - 76 Spain Pamesa Valencia GEW Energy Dome, Köln 2400[9] February 4, 2003
Game 2 Pamesa Valencia Spain 93 - 84 Germany RheinEnergie Cologne Fuente San Luis, Valencia 7300[10] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 6[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 KK Zadar Croatia 94 - 71 France Gravelines Dunkerque Jazine Basketball Hall, Zadar 2500[11] February 4, 2003
Game 2 Gravelines Dunkerque France 78 - 64 Croatia KK Zadar Sportica, Gravelines 2800[12] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 7[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Eurocellulari Roseto Italy 80 - 72 Spain Adecco Estudiantes Palazzo Dello Sport, Roseto 1500[13] February 4, 2003
Game 2 Adecco Estudiantes Spain 84 - 68 Italy Eurocellulari Roseto Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid 8500[14] February 11, 2003

Eighth-final 8[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Snadeiro Udine Italy 83 - 77 Italy Metis Varese Palasport Primo Carnera, Udine 1550[15] February 4, 2003
Game 1 Metis Varese Italy 73 - 59 Italy Snadeiro Udine Palasport Lino Orldrini, Varese 3994[16] February 11, 2003

Quarter-finals[edit]

Quarter-final 1[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 DKV Joventut Spain 80 - 66 Serbia and Montenegro FMP Zeleznik Pabellon Municipal, Badalona 6012[17] February 25, 2003
Game 2 FMP Zeleznik Serbia and Montenegro 93 - 80 Spain DKV Joventut Hala FMP, Železnik 2500[18] March 4, 2003

Quarter-final 2[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Caprabo Lleida Spain 91 - 86 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto Pavello Barris Nord, Lleida 4800[19] February 25, 2003
Game 2 Krka Novo Mesto Slovenia 94 - 77 Spain Caprabo Lleida Leon Štukelj Hall, Novo Mesto 1500[20] March 4, 2003

Quarter-final 3[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Pamesa Valencia Spain 105 - 84 Croatia KK Zadar Fuente San Luis, Valencia 6000[21] February 25, 2003
Game 2 KK Zadar Croatia 93 - 80 Spain Pamesa Valencia Jazine Basketball Hall, Zadar 2000[22] March 4, 2003

Quarter-final 4[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Adecco Estudiantes Spain 77 - 59 Italy Metis Varese Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid 4000[23] February 25, 2003
Game 1 Metis Varese Italy 88 - 101 Spain Adecco Estudiantes Palasport Lino Orldrini, Varese 4013[24] March 4, 2003

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 DKV Joventut Spain 82 - 69 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto Pabellon Municipal, Badalona 11554[25] March 18, 2003
Game 2 Krka Novo Mesto Slovenia 82 - 66 Spain DKV Joventut Leon Štukelj Hall, Novo Mesto 2000[26] March 25, 2003

Semifinal 2[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Pamesa Valencia Spain 68 - 55 Spain Adecco Estudiantes Fuente San Luis, Valencia 8800[27] March 18, 2003
Game 2 Adecco Estudiantes Spain 75 - 68 Spain Pamesa Valencia Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid 14000[28] March 26, 2003

Finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance Date
Game 1 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 78 - 90 Pamesa Valencia Spain Leon Štukelj Hall, Novo Mesto 2000[29] April 15, 2003
Game 2 Spain Pamesa Valencia 78 - 76 Krka Novo Mesto Slovenia Fuente San Luis, Valencia 9250[30] April 24, 2003

Finals MVP[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 8 Finals, Game 1, Feb. 4 20:00, Charleroi, Belgium
  2. ^ 8 Finals, Game 2, Feb, 10 20:45, Badalona, Spain
  3. ^ 8 Finals, Game 1, Feb. 4 20:30, Trieste, Italy
  4. ^ 8 Finals, Game 2, Feb, 10 20:00, Belgrade, Yugoslavija
  5. ^ Eighthfinals Game 11 - February 04, 2003 - MOLOT SPORT
  6. ^ Eighthfinals Game 12 - February 11, 2003 - PAVELLÓ MUNICIPAL "BARRIS NORD"
  7. ^ 8 Finals, Game 1, Feb. 4 20:30, Lasko, Slovenija
  8. ^ 8 Finals, Game 2, Feb, 10 20:00, Novo Mesto, Slovenija
  9. ^ 8 Finals, Game 1, Feb. 4 19:30, Cologne, Germany
  10. ^ 8 Finals, Game 2, Feb, 10 20:30, Valencia, Spain
  11. ^ Eighthfinals Game 11 - February 04, 2003 - BASKETBALL HALL JAZINE
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ 8 Finals, Game 1, Feb. 4 20:30, Roseto, Italy
  14. ^ 8 Finals, Game 2, Feb, 10 20:30, Madrid, Spain
  15. ^ Eighthfinals Game 11 - February 04, 2003 - PALASPORT "P. CARNERA"
  16. ^ Eighthfinals Game 12 - February 11, 2003 - PALASPORT "LINO OLDRINI"
  17. ^ 4 Finals, Game 1, Feb, 25 20:45, Badalona, Spain
  18. ^ 4 Finals, Game 2, Mar, 04 20:00, Belgrade, Yugoslavija
  19. ^ 4 Finals, Game 1, Feb, 25 20:30, Lleida, Spain
  20. ^ 4 Finals, Game 2, Mar, 04 20:00, Novo Mesto, Slovenija
  21. ^ 4 Finals, Game 1, Feb, 25 20:30, Valencia, Spain
  22. ^ 4 Finals, Game 2, Mar, 04 20:30, Zadar, Croatia
  23. ^ 4 Finals, Game 1, Feb, 25 20:30, Madrid, Spain
  24. ^ 4 Finals, Game 2, Mar, 04 20:45, Varese, Italy
  25. ^ 2 Finals, Game 1, Mar, 18 20:45, Badalona, Spain
  26. ^ 2 Finals, Game 2, Mar, 25 20:30, Novo Mesto, Slovenija
  27. ^ 2 Finals, Game 1, Mar, 18 19:30, Valencia, Spain
  28. ^ 2 Finals, Game 2, Mar, 26 20:00, Madrid, Spain
  29. ^ Finals, Game 1, Apr, 15 20:15, Novo Mesto, Slovenija
  30. ^ Finals, Game 2, Apr, 24 20:30, Valencia, Spain

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