1993–94 FIBA European League

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1993–94 FIBA European League
LeagueFIBA European League
SportBasketball
Regular Season
Top scorerGreece Nikos Galis (Panathinaikos)
Final Four
ChampionsSpain 7up Joventut
  Runners-upGreece Olympiacos
Final Four MVPFederal Republic of Yugoslavia Žarko Paspalj (Olympiacos)
FIBA European League seasons

The 1993–94 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1993–94 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 37th installment of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague). It began on September 9, 1993, and ended on April 21, 1994. The competition's Final Four was held at Tel Aviv.

Competition system[edit]

  • 42 teams (the cup title holder, national domestic league champions, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues) played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The sixteen remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered the Regular Season Group Stage, divided into two groups of eight teams, playing a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The top four teams from each group after the Regular Season Group Stage qualified for a Quarterfinal Playoff (X-pairings, best of 3 games).
  • The four winners of the Quarterfinal Playoff qualified for the Final Stage (Final Four), which was played at a predetermined venue.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Universitatea Cluj Romania 145–202 Belarus RTI Minsk 74–94 71–108
Rabotnički North Macedonia 152–135 Hungary Tunsgram-Honvéd 73–61 79–74
ASK Brocēni Latvia 203–190 Finland KTP 110–92 93–98
Pezinok Slovakia 151–167 Switzerland Fidefinanz Bellinzona 79–76 72–91
Budivelnyk Ukraine 143–170 England Guildford Kings 58–84 85–86
Résidence Luxembourg 130–180 Czech Republic USK Praha 67–94 63–86
Kalev Estonia 0–40* Croatia Croatia Osiguranje 0–20 0–20
Vllaznia Albania 130–172 Austria SÜBA Sankt Pölten 60–94 70–78
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 150–162 Portugal Benfica 83–75 67–87
CSKA Moscow Russia 150–154 Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 88–65 62–89
Canoe Jeans EBBC Netherlands 172–165 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 87–82 85–83
Keflavik Iceland 162–252 Lithuania Žalgiris 98–128 64–124
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 178–174 Cyprus Achilleas 109–91 69–83

*Kalev withdrew before the first leg and Croatia Osiguranje Split received a forfeit (20-0) in both games.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
RTI Minsk Belarus 88–127 Spain Banca Catalana FC Barcelona 88–107 0–20*
Rabotnički North Macedonia 163–177 France Pau-Orthez 74–86 89–91
ASK Brocēni Latvia 148–169 Spain 7up Joventut 79–81 69–88
Fidefinanz Bellinzona Switzerland 180–194 Italy Shampoo Clear Cantù 105–104 75–90
Guildford Kings England 151–149 Israel Hapoel Galil Elyon 86–78 65–71
USK Praha Czech Republic 148–185 Italy Benetton Treviso 75–88 73–97
Croatia Osiguranje Croatia 132–146 Belgium Maes Pils 72–63 60–83
SÜBA Sankt Pölten Austria 156–179 Croatia Cibona 78–85 78–94
Benfica Portugal 163–154 Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 87–63 76–91
Canoe Jeans EBBC Netherlands 144–168 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 84–83 60–85
Žalgiris Lithuania 132–134 Turkey Efes Pilsen 60–77 72–57
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 147–165 Greece Panathinaikos 68–84 79–81

*RTI Minsk refused to play the second leg and FC Barcelona received a forfeit (20-0) in this game.

Automatically qualified to the group stage

Group stage[edit]

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Qualified to Playoff
     Eliminated

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Greece Olympiacos 14 25 11 3 1047 897 +150
2. Spain Real Madrid Teka 14 23 9 5 1123 978 +145
3. France Limoges CSP 14 23 9 5 1013 979 +34
4. Spain Banca Catalana FC Barcelona 14 22 8 6 1132 1067 +65
5. Belgium Maes Pils 14 22 8 6 1040 1072 -32
6. Italy Benetton Treviso 14 21 7 7 1085 1072 +13
7. Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14 18 4 10 1022 1045 -23
8. England Guildford Kings 14 14 0 14 889 1241 -352

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 24 10 4 1005 957 +48
2. Greece Panathinaikos 14 23 9 5 1076 1024 +52
3. Spain 7up Joventut 14 23 9 5 1116 1026 +90
4. Italy Buckler Beer Bologna 14 23 9 5 1139 1017 +122
5. Croatia Cibona 14 23 9 5 1126 1069 +57
6. Portugal Benfica 14 19 5 9 1016 1093 -77
7. France Pau-Orthez 14 17 3 11 1044 1155 -111
8. Italy Shampoo Clear Cantù 14 16 2 12 1011 1192 -181

Quarterfinals[edit]

Seeded teams played games 2 and 3 at home.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Buckler Beer Bologna Italy 1–2 Greece Olympiacos 77–64 69–89 62–65
7up Joventut Spain 2–0 Spain Real Madrid Teka 88–69 71–67
Banca Catalana FC Barcelona Spain 2–1 Turkey Efes Pilsen 54–50 64–73 76–62
Limoges CSP France 1–2 Greece Panathinaikos 75–68 48–59 73–87

Final four[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

April 19, Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olympiacos Greece 77–72 Greece Panathinaikos
Banca Catalana FC Barcelona Spain 65–79 Spain 7up Joventut

3rd place game[edit]

April 21, Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Banca Catalana FC Barcelona Spain 83–100 Greece Panathinaikos

Final[edit]

April 21, Yad Eliyahu Arena, Tel Aviv

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olympiacos Greece 57–59 Spain 7up Joventut
1993–94 FIBA European League
Champions
Spain
7up Joventut
1st Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Spain 7up Joventut
Silver medal europe.svg Greece Olympiacos
Bronze medal europe.svg Greece Panathinaikos
Spain Banca Catalana FC Barcelona

Awards[edit]

Award Player Club Ref.
Season Top Scorer Greece Nikos Galis Greece Panathinaikos
Final Four MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Žarko Paspalj Greece Olympiacos
Finals Top Scorer Spain Ferran Martínez Spain 7up Joventut

1994 FIBA European League All-Final Four Team[edit]

Position Player Club Ref.
Point guard Greece Nikos Galis Greece Panathinaikos
[1]
Shooting guard Greece Georgios Sigalas Greece Olympiacos
Small forward Spain Jordi Villacampa Spain 7up Joventut
Power forward Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Žarko Paspalj (MVP) Greece Olympiacos
Center United States Corny Thompson Spain 7up Joventut

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