2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup

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2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup
League FIBA Saporta Cup
Sport Basketball
Final
Champions Greece Maroussi
  Runners-up France Élan Chalon
FIBA Saporta Cup seasons

2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup season was a tournament organized by FIBA Europe. It occurred between October 17, 2000 and April 17, 2001. The final was held at Hala Torwar, Warsaw, Poland.

Competition System[edit]

  • 24 teams (domestic Cup champions plus best qualified teams in the most important European leagues) enter a preliminary group stage, divided into four groups of six teams each playing a round-robin. The final standing is based on individual wins and defeats. In case of a tie between two or more teams after this group stage, the following criteria is 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 qualify for a 1/8 Final Playoff (X-pairings, home and away games), with winners advancing further to 1/4 Finals and 1/2 Finals.
  • The Final is played at a predetermined venue.

First round[edit]

Key to colors
     Qualified to Round of 16
     Eliminated

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1. Spain Pamesa Valencia 10 7 3 877 857 17
2. Greece Maroussi 10 7 3 875 813 17
3. France Élan Chalon 10 6 4 714 693 16
4. Israel Hapoel Galil Elyon 10 4 6 860 837 14
5. Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 10 3 7 854 912 13
6. Slovenia Pivovarna Laško 10 3 7 797 865 13

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1. Russia UNICS 10 8 2 709 509 18
2. Portugal Porto 10 7 3 654 606 17
3. Greece Aris 10 7 3 719 659 17
4. Turkey Beşiktaş 10 5 5 688 691 15
5. Austria Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions 10 3 7 658 763 13
6. Croatia Zagreb 10 0 10 0 200 10

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1. Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 10 8 2 880 801 18
2. Cyprus Keravnos Keo 10 5 5 814 838 15
3. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda 10 5 5 784 790 15
4. Spain Caja San Fernando 10 4 6 836 815 14
5. France Racing Paris 10 4 6 789 810 14
6. Lithuania Sakalai 10 4 6 802 851 14

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
1. Poland Anwil Włocławek 10 9 1 814 754 19
2. Belgium Telindus Racing Antwerpen 10 6 4 804 777 16
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 10 5 5 855 802 15
4. Slovakia Slovakofarma Pezinok 10 5 5 851 832 15
5. Finland Namika Lahti 10 3 7 770 863 13
6. Italy Lineltex AC Imola 10 2 8 803 869 12

Top 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Beşiktaş Turkey 156–188 Spain Pamesa Valencia 66–81 90–107
Aris Greece 62–88 Greece Maroussi 76–88 0–20*
Élan Chalon France 141–120 Portugal Porto 80–64 61–56
Hapoel Galil Elyon Israel 153–166 Russia UNICS 83–88 70–78
Slovakofarma Pezinok Slovakia 179–207 Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 93–110 86–97
Borac Banja Luka Bosnia and Herzegovina 162–165 Cyprus Keravnos Keo 89–74 73–91
Crvena zvezda Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 89–113 Belgium Telindus Racing Antwerpen 89–93 0–20**
Caja San Fernando Spain 134–137 Poland Anwil Włocławek 69–67 65–70

* Aris didn't play the second leg because its players were on strike for not getting their salaries and Maroussi received a forfeit (20–0) in this game.

** The original second leg was suspended after several players of Telindus Racing Antwerpen and Crvena zvezda were disqualified. Later, FIBA decided that his game should be replayed a week later behind closed doors to avoid further incidents, but the Yugoslavian team didn't show up for the match and Telindus received a forfeit (20–0).

Quarter finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Keravnos Keo Cyprus 122–175 Spain Pamesa Valencia 69–74 53–101
Telindus Racing Antwerpen Belgium 125–148 Russia UNICS 62–61 63–87
Maroussi Greece 203–173 Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 102–82 101–91
Élan Chalon France 128–126 Poland Anwil Włocławek 65–54 63–72

Semi finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pamesa Valencia Spain 132–138 France Élan Chalon 69–72 63–66
UNICS Russia 176–180 Greece Maroussi 95–87 81–93

Final[edit]

April 17, Hala Torwar, Warsaw

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Maroussi Greece 74–72 France Élan Chalon


2000–01 FIBA Saporta Cup Champions
Greece
Maroussi
1st title

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