2011–12 A-1 League

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2011–12 A-1 League
League A-1 Liga
Sport Basketball
Duration October 8, 2011 – March 10, 2012
TV partner(s) Sport Klub
Regular Season
Season champions Zadar
Season MVP United States Ronald Ross (Jolly JBŠ)
Top scorer Croatia Ivan Mimica (Split) (21.00 ppg)
Champions Round
Season champions Cibona
Season MVP Croatia Miro Bilan (Cedevita)
Top scorer Croatia Andrej Štimac (Svjetlost Brod) (18.00 ppg)
Playoff stage
Finals
Champions Cibona
  Runners-up Cedevita
A-1 Liga seasons

The 2011–12 A-1 League was the 21st season of the A-1 Liga, the highest professional basketball league in Croatia. The first half of the season consisted of 11 teams and 110-game regular season (20 games for each of the 11 teams) began on Friday, October 8, 2011 and ended on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The second half of the season consisted of 3 teams from Adriatic League and the best 5 teams from first half of the season. Playoffs started on May 15, 2012 and ended on June 5.

Cibona Zagreb won their 17th title.

Team information[edit]

Venues and locations[edit]

Teams Team City Venue (Capacity)
Regular season teams 11
KK Alkar Sinj Športska dvorana Sinj (1,500)
KK Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Športska dvorana Gospino polje (2,500)
KK Jolly Jadranska Banka Šibenik Dvorana Baldekin (1,500)
KK Križevci Križevci ŠŠD OŠ Ljudevita Modeca (1,600)
KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka Dvorana Dinko Lukarić (1,100)
KK Sonik-Puntamika Zadar Jazine Basketball Hall (3,000)
KK Split Split Arena Gripe (6,000)
KK Svjetlost Brod Slavonski Brod Sportska dvorana Vijuš (2,200)
KK Vrijednosnice OS Darda Darda Sportska dvorana Darda (600)
KK Zabok Zabok Športska dvorana Bedekovčina (2,500)
KK Zadar Zadar Krešimir Ćosić Hall (10,000)
Teams already qualified for Champions League 3
KK Cedevita Zagreb Dom Sportova (3,100)
KK Cibona Zagreb Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (5,400)
KK Zagreb Zagreb Športska dvorana Trnsko (2,500)



Regular season[edit]

Clinched Champions league berth
# Team Pts Pld W L PF PA
1 KK Zadar 36 20 16 4 1661 1354
2 KK Jolly JBŠ 35 20 15 5 1592 1495
3 KK Split 34 20 14 6 1586 1510
4 KK Zabok 31 20 11 9 1550 1510
5 KK Svjetlost 30 20 10 10 1418 1469
6 KK Alkar 29 20 9 11 1489 1525
7 KK Vrijednosnice OS Darda 28 20 8 12 1552 1526
8 KK Sonik-Puntamika 28 20 8 12 1434 1466
9 KK Kvarner 2010 28 20 8 12 1540 1603
10 KK Križevci 28 20 8 12 1566 1639
11 KK Dubrovnik 23 20 3 17 1442 1733

Champions Round[edit]

Clinched Playoffs berth
# Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
1 Cibona 28 14 14 0 1263 996 +267
2 Cedevita 25 14 11 3 1218 1022 +196
3 Split 24 14 10 4 1149 1120 +29
4 Zadar 22 14 8 6 1031 985 +46
5 Zagreb CO 20 14 6 8 1212 1156 +56
6 Svjetlost Brod 17 14 3 11 964 1149 -185
7 Jolly JBŠ 16 14 2 12 1022 1209 -187
8 Zabok 16 14 2 12 1056 1278 -222

Relegation and Promotion Rounds[edit]

Relegation Round[edit]

Relegation/Promotion Play off
Relegated
# Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
1 Križevci 32 20 12 8 1575 1549 +26
2 Kvarner 2010 31 20 11 9 1582 1555 +27
3 Alkar 31 20 11 9 1591 1588 +3
4 Vros Darda 30 20 10 10 1541 1540 +1
5 Dubrovnik 28 20 8 12 1555 1608 -53
6 Sonik Puntamika 28 20 8 12 1452 1456 -4

Promotion Round[edit]

Promotion League comprises five regional second division winners.

Promoted
Relegation/Promotion Play off
# Team Pts Pld W L
1 Osječki sokol 15 8 7 1
2 Crikvenica 14 8 6 2
3 Dubrava 13 8 5 3
4 Međimurje 11 8 3 5
5 Poličnik 8 8 0 8

Relegation/Promotion play-offs[edit]

Relegation league 5th-placed team Dubrovnik faces the 2nd-placed Promotion league side Crikvenica in a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn a spot in the 2012–13 A-1 League.

Dubrovnik vs. Crikvenica[edit]

May 19
20:00
Crikvenica 61–76 Dubrovnik
Scoring by quarter: 10:27, 23:15, 12:21, 16:13
Pts: Kozlevčar 16 Pts: Petković 22
Gradska sportska dvorana Crikvenica, Crikvenica
Attendance: 350
Referees: Jovović, Perlić, Peić
May 22
20:00
Dubrovnik 98–68 Crikvenica
Scoring by quarter: 25:21, 31:17, 22:13, 20:17
Pts: Došen 27 Pts: Belina 18
Športska dvorana Gospino polje, Dubrovnik
Attendance: 150
Referees: Radojković, Tomić, Stojić

Dubrovnik retained its A-1 League status.

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Cibona 2
4 Zadar 0
1 Cibona 3
2 Cedevita 1
2 Cedevita 2
3 Split 1

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals are best-of-3 series.

Cibona vs. Zadar[edit]

May 15
20:00 CEST
Cibona 86–57 Zadar
Scoring by quarter: 20–10, 19-7, 30–19, 17–21
Pts: Rudež 18 Pts: Vrbanc, Krapić 13
1–0
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Radović, Herceg, Radojković
May 18
20:00 CEST
Zadar 62–85 Cibona
Scoring by quarter: 14:9, 18:26, 11:28, 19:22
Pts: Vrbanc, Delaš 13 Pts: Rudež 15
2-0
Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Referees: Muhvić, Dožai, Vovk

Cedevita vs. Split[edit]

May 17
20:00 CEST
Cedevita 87–84 Split
Scoring by quarter: 25-23, 14-23, 18-19, 30-19
Pts: Bilan 19 Pts: Vujčić 19
1-0
Dom sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Muhvić, Hordov, Anzulović
May 19
18:00 CEST
Split 82–79 Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 27:19, 19:13, 11:22, 25:25
Pts: Mimica 26 Pts: Draper 19
1-1
Arena Gripe, Split
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Dožai, Vovk, Hordov
May 23
20:00 CEST
Cedevita 96–70 Split
Scoring by quarter: 17:17, 29:13, 20:22, 30:18
Pts: Bilan 17 Pts: Subotić 16
2-1
Dom sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,300
Referees: Muhvić, Radović, Herceg

Finals[edit]

The finals are best-of-5 series.

Cibona vs. Cedevita[edit]

May 26
20:00 CEST
Cibona 84–77 Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 23:17, 16:18, 22:23, 23:19
Pts: Kus 18 Pts: Bilan 20
1-0
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Muhvić, Radović, Vovk
May 29
20:00 CEST
Cedevita 64–82 Cibona
Scoring by quarter: 18:25, 11:19, 15:14, 20:24
Pts: Vukušić, Baždarić 11 Pts: Wright 14
2-0
Dom sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Dožai, Herceg, Hodrov
June 2
20:15 CEST
Cibona 70–79 (OT) Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 22:14, 14:22, 10:17, 20:13, Overtime: 4:13
Pts: Rudež 15 Pts: Baždarić 18
2-1
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Radović, Dožai, Herceg
June 5
20:00 CEST
Cedevita 64–77 Cibona
Scoring by quarter: 18:20, 12:18, 20:25, 14:14
Pts: Owens 14 Pts: Kus 18
KK Cibona Zagreb wins series 3-1
Dom sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Muhvić, Radović, Dožai

A-1 League Finals MVP:

2012 A-1 League
Cibona Zagreb
17th Title

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