2001–02 Euroleague

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Euroleague
Unipol Arena 2014.jpg
The PalaMalaguti in Bologna hosted the Final
Season 2001–02
Champions Greece Panathinaikos (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy Kinder Bologna
Teams 32 (regular season)
41 (total)
Dates 10 October 2001 – 12 May 2002
Awards
Regular Season MVP Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
Top 16 MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
Final Four MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
23.1
Points United States Alphonso Ford
24.8
Rebounds Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
12.8
Assists United States Elmer Bennett
5.3

The 2001–02 Euroleague was the second season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 45th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season started on October 10, 2001, and ended on May 5, 2002.

The Final Four was hosted in the PalaMalaguti in Bologna, Italy. A number of 32 teams competed for the championship, which was won by Panathinaikos.[1] Mirsad Türkcan was named Regular season MVP, while Dejan Bodiroga was awarded Euroleague Top 16 MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP.

Competition system[edit]

  • 41 teams in total with the qualification rounds, and 32 teams at the first group stage (the national domestic league champions from the best leagues, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues), playing in a tournament system. The competition culminated in a Final Four.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Eight teams played in the qualifying rounds. Spirou Charleroi, Portugal Telekom Lisbon, Le Mans, Hapoel Jerusalem and Lugano Snakes were pre-qualified for the second qualifying round.

First qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Darüşşafaka Turkey 135–171 Germany Telekom Bonn 81–94 54–77
Lietuvos Rytas Lithuania 158–159 Croatia Split CO 87–71 71–88
Alvik Sweden 0–40[A] Slovenia Krka 0–20 0–20
  1. ^ Alvik withdrew.

Second qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal Telekom Lisbon Portugal 150–198 Belgium Spirou Charleroi 77–92 73–106
Telekom Bonn Germany 166–159 Croatia Split CO 76–73 90–86
Krka Slovenia 0–40[B] Switzerland Lugano Snakes 20–0 20–0
Le Mans France 0–40[C] Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 0–20 0–20
  1. ^ Lugano Snakes withdrew.
  2. ^ Le Mans withdrew.

Third qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spirou Charleroi Belgium 162–141 Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 84–70 78–71
Krka Slovenia 162–153 Germany Telekom Bonn 89–82 73–71

Regular season[edit]

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into four groups, each containing eight teams. Each team played every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 4 teams in each group advanced to the next round, The Top 16. The complete list of tiebreakers is provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were 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 were 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

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Benetton Treviso 14 11 3 1206 1142 +64 Advance to Top 16
2 Israel Maccabi Elite 14 10 4 1101 1021 +80
3 Greece Olympiacos 14 10 4 1205 1098 +107
4 Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 9 5 1059 1032 +27
5 Spain Unicaja Málaga 14 6 8 1054 1052 +2
6 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 14 4 10 1001 1061 −60
7 Germany Alba Berlin 14 3 11 1065 1153 −88
8 Belgium Spirou Charleroi 14 3 11 1049 1181 −132
Source: Euroleague

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Kinder Bologna 14 12 2 1163 969 +194 Advance to Top 16
2 Spain FC Barcelona 14 10 4 1211 1050 +161
3 Turkey Ülker 14 9 5 1104 1051 +53
4 Slovenia Union Olimpija 14 9 5 1085 971 +114
5 Germany Opel Skyliners 14 8 6 1037 1060 −23
6 Lithuania Žalgiris 14 5 9 1054 1097 −43
7 Greece Peristeri 14 3 11 1058 1158 −100
8 United Kingdom London Towers 14 0 14 910 1266 −356
Source: Euroleague

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Greece Panathinaikos 14 12 2 1176 1073 +103 Advance to Top 16
2 Spain Real Madrid 14 9 5 1211 1123 +88
3 Italy Skipper Bologna 14 8 6 1193 1151 +42
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 14 8 6 1221 1189 +32
5 Slovenia Krka 14 7 7 1245 1222 +23
6 France Pau-Orthez 14 7 7 1126 1114 +12
7 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Budućnost 14 3 11 1108 1257 −149
8 Croatia Zadar 14 2 12 1156 1307 −151
Source: Euroleague

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Spain Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1219 1057 +162 Advance to Top 16
2 Greece AEK Athens 14 9 5 1152 1102 +50
3 Russia Ural Great Perm 14 8 6 1266 1260 +6
4 Italy Scavolini Pesaro 14 8 6 1124 1137 −13
5 France ASVEL 14 8 6 1147 1135 +12
6 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 14 6 8 1138 1191 −53
7 Croatia Cibona 14 5 9 1110 1165 −55
8 Belgium Telindus Oostende 14 3 11 1138 1247 −109
Source: Euroleague

Top 16[edit]

The remaining 16 teams were placed into four groups of four teams each. Each team played every other team in its group twice, once at home and once away. The top teams of each of the four groups advanced to the Final Four.

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Benetton Treviso 6 4 2 538 481 +57 Advance to Final Four
2 Spain FC Barcelona 6 4 2 499 483 +16
3 Italy Skipper Bologna 6 2 4 482 509 −27
4 Italy Scavolini Pesaro 6 2 4 487 514 −27
Source: Euroleague

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Kinder Bologna 6 4 2 460 432 +28 Advance to Final Four
2 Turkey Efes Pilsen 6 3 3 506 481 +25
3 Spain Real Madrid 6 3 3 500 528 −28
4 Russia Ural Great Perm 6 2 4 516 541 −25
Source: Euroleague

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Greece Panathinaikos 6 5 1 496 467 +29 Advance to Final Four
2 Greece Olympiacos 6 4 2 480 452 +28
3 Greece AEK Athens 6 2 4 474 475 −1
4 Slovenia Union Olimpija 6 1 5 450 506 −56
Source: Euroleague

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Israel Maccabi Elite 6 4 2 410 370 +40 Advance to Final Four
2 Spain Tau Cerámica 6 4 2 496 472 +24
3 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 3 3 486 485 +1
4 Turkey Ülker 6 1 5 395 460 −65
Source: Euroleague

Final Four[edit]

 
Semifinals
3 May
Final
5 May
 
           
 
 
 
 
Italy Benetton Treviso 82
 
 
 
Italy Kinder Bologna 90
 
Italy Kinder Bologna 83
 
 
 
Greece Panathinaikos 89
 
Greece Panathinaikos 83
 
 
Israel Maccabi Elite 75
 

Awards[edit]

Regular Season MVP[edit]

Player Team
Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow

Top 16 MVP[edit]

Player Team
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos

Final Four MVP[edit]

Player Team
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos

All-Euroleague First Team[edit]

Player Team
United States Tyus Edney Italy Benetton Treviso
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Jarić Italy Kinder Bologna
Argentina Emanuel Ginóbili Italy Kinder Bologna
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Tomašević Spain Tau Cerámica

All-Euroleague Second Team[edit]

Player Team
United States Ariel McDonald Israel Maccabi Elite
United States Alphonso Ford Greece Olympiacos
Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow
Argentina Marcelo Nicola Italy Benetton Treviso
United States Joseph Blair Italy Scavolini Pesaro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final: Bodiroga leads Panathinaikos to European crown!". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

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