1970 Úrvalsdeild karla (basketball)

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1. deild karla1
Competition details
Teams 6
Games played 30
Dates January 4, 1970 – March 21, 1970
Final positions
Champions ÍR (10th title)
Runners-up Ármann
Semifinalists KR, KFR
Third place KR
Awards
Domestic MVP Iceland Jón Sigurðsson
Statistical leaders
Points Iceland Þórir Magnússon
29.2
Records
Highest scoring ÍR 96-71 Ármann
1969
1971
1 The league changed its name to Úrvalsdeild karla in 1978.

The 1970 Úrvalsdeild karla was the 19th season of the top tier men's basketball league on Iceland, then known as 1. deild karla. The season started on January 4, 1970[1] and ended on March 21, 1970.[2]

ÍR won their tenth title by beating Ármann 2-0 in the playoffs finals for championship.[1][3] KR finished in third place after beating KFR, two games to none, in a best-of-three series.[4]

Þórir Magnússon led all players in scoring during the regular season, scoring 292 points in 10 games, or 29.2 points per game.[5]

Competition format[edit]

The participating teams played each other twice for a total of 10 games. The top four teams would then enter a playoffs for the championship.[3] ÍR won a coin toss with KR for the first seed.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 ÍR 10 9 1 707 560 +147 18 Playoffs
2 KR 10 9 1 663 563 +100 18
3 Ármann 10 4 6 647 649 −2 8
4 KFR 10 3 7 623 673 −50 6
5 Njarðvík 10 3 7 558 659 −101 6
6 Þór Akureyri 10 2 8 533 627 −94 4 Spared from relegation due to expansion of league.[3]
Source: [1]

Playoffs[edit]

Extra game[edit]

KFR and Njarðvík ended tied in 4-5th place with 6 points and therefore played an extra game to decide which team would go to the playoffs.[7][8]

Extra game
   
KFR 78
Njarðvík 64

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Finals
      
1 ÍR 1
4 KFR 0
1 ÍR 2
3 Ármann 0
2 KR 0
3 Ármann 1

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
ÍR 79–65[9] KFR
KR 58–66[9] Ármann

Third place[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
KR 2–0 KFR 75–68 90–74 0

Final[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
ÍR 2–0 Ármann 83–66 96–71 0

Notable occurrences[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Íslandsmót í Körfubolta hefst í kvöld". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 4 January 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ "ÍR hlaut titilinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 24 March 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Skapti Hallgrímsson (2001). Leikni framar líkamsburðum. Icelandic Basketball Federation. pp. 128, 129. ISBN 9979-60-630-4.
  4. ^ "ÍR-ingar feti frá Ísl.meistaratitli". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 21 March 1970. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Hlutu styttur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 24 March 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Úrslitakeppnin hefst í kvöld". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 19 March 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ "KFR - Lið óþekkjanlegt". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 10 March 1970. pp. 12, 11. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  8. ^ "KFR í fjögurra liða úrslit". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 17 March 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Meinlokan varð KR að falli". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 20 March 1970. pp. 12, 15. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Indónesíumaður leikur með KR!". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 7 March 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  11. ^ "KR fær liðsstyrk". Tíminn (in Icelandic) (Timinn). 11 March 1970. Retrieved 29 April 2018.

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