2011–12 FIBA EuroChallenge

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FIBA EuroChallenge
Competition details
Season 2011–12
Teams 32
Dates 8 November 2011 – 29 April 2012
Final positions
Champions Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz (1st title)
Runners-up France Élan Chalon
Third place Russia Triumph Lyubertsy
Fourth place Hungary Szolnoki Olaj
Awards
Final Four MVP United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Statistical leaders
Points United States Chris Copeland
20.1
Rebounds United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu
11.8
Assists United States Jared Jordan
8.8

2011–12 FIBA EuroChallenge was the eighth edition of Europe's third-tier level transnational men's professional club basketball FIBA EuroChallenge Tournament, organized by FIBA Europe.

Teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • EC: Transferred from Eurocup
    • QR: Losers from qualifying rounds
Regular season
Germany Artland Dragons (EC QR) Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka (EC QR) Cyprus ETHA Engomis (EC QR) Netherlands ZZ Leiden (1st)
Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg (6th) Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz (EC QR) Cyprus Keravnos (4th) Romania U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca (1st)
Germany Göttingen (7th) Turkey Olin Edirne (7th) Czech Republic Prostějov (2nd) Sweden Norrköping Dolphins (EC QR)
Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn (13th) Turkey Türk Telekom (10th) Czech Republic Pardubice (EC QR) Spain Mad-Croc Funelabrada (7th)
France Élan Chalon (EC QR) Belgium Generali Okapi Aalstar (2nd) Ukraine Goverla (3rd) Latvia Ventspils (EC QR)
France Chorale Roanne (6th) Belgium Antwerp Giants (5th) Ukraine Khimik (12th)
France Pau-Lacq-Orthez (10th) Slovakia Bemaco SPU Nitra (1st) Georgia (country) Armia (1st)
Qualifying round
Russia Enisey (6th) Russia Spartak Primorye[a] (2nd) Belarus Minsk-2006 (1st) Austria Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions (6th)
Russia Krasnye Krylia (7th) Hungary Szolnoki Olaj (1st) Georgia (country) Sokhumi (4th) Finland Tampereen Pyrintö (1st)
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy (10th) Hungary Atomerőmű SE (3rd)
  1. ^ Spartak Primorye finished second in the Russian Super League 1, the second division in Russia. (2nd)

Qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak Primorye Russia 141–147 Russia Enisey 75–58 66–89
Triumph Lyubertsy Russia 168–151 Russia Krasnye Krylya 94–71 74–80
Sokhumi Georgia (country) 157–175 Belarus Minsk-2006 94–78 63–97
Atomerőmű SE Hungary 155–128 Austria Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions 70–48 80–85
Tampereen Pyrintö Finland 134–137 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 77–69 57–68

Regular season[edit]

The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the last 16, while the third-placed teams and fourth-placed teams are eliminated.

If teams in the same group finished tied on points at the end of the regular season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the regular season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each regular season match.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification EWE FUE NIT NOR
1 Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg 6 6 0 534 428 +106 12 Advance to last 16 85–66 88–79 106–61
2 Spain Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada 6 4 2 530 477 +53 10 77–83 93–80 89–75
3 Slovakia Bemaco SPU Nitra 6 1 5 478 504 −26 7 72–77 75–86 108–78
4 Sweden Norrköping Dolphins 6 1 5 448 581 −133 7 73–95 79–119 82–64
Source: FIBA Europe

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BJK ZZL ARM GÖT
1 Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 6 6 0 543 437 +106 12 Advance to last 16 76–69 103–82 105–94
2 Netherlands ZZ Leiden 6 3 3 434 437 −3 9 58–86 76–59 80–71
3 Georgia (country) Armia 6 3 3 441 464 −23 9 75–77 74–71 82–76
4 Germany Göttingen 6 0 6 432 512 −80 6 59–96 71–80 61–69
Source: FIBA Europe

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ROA PAR PRO GOV
1 France Chorale Roanne 6 5 1 490 451 +39 11 Advance to last 16 88–73 87–70 81–78
2 Czech Republic JIP Pardubice 6 4 2 478 476 +2 10 82–77 98–84 72–69
3 Czech Republic Prostějov 6 3 3 476 487 −11 9 85–87 82–76 78–64
4 Ukraine Goverla 6 0 6 425 455 −30 6 63–70 76–77 75–77
Source: FIBA Europe

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification NN VEN KHI ATO
1 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 6 4 2 492 425 +67 10 Advance to last 16 77–63 85–73 96–51
2 Latvia Ventspils 6 4 2 436 422 +14 10 77–75 81–55 69–56
3 Ukraine Khimik 6 3 3 446 451 −5 9 78–87 81–67 83–58
4 Hungary Atomerőmű SE 6 1 5 399 475 −76 7 83–72 78–79 73–76
Source: FIBA Europe

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification CHA ANT ENI MOB
1 France Élan Chalon 6 5 1 479 481 −2 11 Advance to last 16 65–90 87–79 83–74
2 Belgium Antwerp Giants 6 4 2 474 424 +50 10 78–79 73–69 87–63
3 Russia Enisey 6 2 4 458 468 −10 8 79–80 76–72 73–81
4 Romania U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca 6 1 5 446 484 −38 7 81–85 72–74 75–82
Source: FIBA Europe

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TRI OKA ETHA OLI
1 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 6 4 2 451 434 +17 10 Advance to last 16 83–78 60–68 70–61
2 Belgium Generali Okapi Aalstar 6 3 3 511 463 +48 9 83–84 89–73 95–70
3 Cyprus ETHA Engomis 6 3 3 409 438 −29 9 55–72 61–80 70–67
4 Turkey Olin Edirne 6 2 4 449 485 −36 8 89–82 70–82 92–86
Source: FIBA Europe

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BON KSK MIN TUR
1 Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 6 4 2 490 452 +38 10 Advance to last 16 80–65 93–81 87–80
2 Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 6 3 3 476 477 −1 9 66–65 103–105 81–83
3 Belarus Minsk-2006 6 3 3 487 515 −28 9 79–71 70–79 74–93
4 Turkey Türk Telekom 6 2 4 487 496 −9 8 81–94 74–82 76–78
Source: FIBA Europe

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ART SZO KER PAU
1 Germany Artland Dragons 6 5 1 520 480 +40 11 Advance to last 16 86–78 93–75 87–81
2 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 6 4 2 500 483 +17 10 90–85 81–93 85–70
3 Cyprus Keravnos 6 2 4 483 511 −28 8 81–93 82–91 67–70
4 France Pau-Lacq-Orthez 6 1 5 446 475 −29 7 75–76 67–75 83–85
Source: FIBA Europe

Last 16[edit]

The sixteen teams were divided in four groups of four. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarterfinals, while the third-placed teams and fourth-placed teams are eliminated.

Group I[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification VEN ROA EWE ZZL
1 Latvia Ventspils 6 4 2 455 448 +7 10 Advance to quarterfinals 94–92 74–61 69–73
2 France Chorale Roanne 6 3 3 505 464 +41 9 88–89 86–80 91–56
3 Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg 6 3 3 456 447 +9 9 77–69 82–80 85–62
4 Netherlands ZZ Leiden 6 2 4 387 444 −57 8 57–60 63–68 76–71
Source: FIBA Europe

Group J[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification CHA SZO BON OKA
1 France Élan Chalon 6 3 3 494 467 +27 9 Advance to quarterfinals 85–64 88–66 87–72
2 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 6 3 3 521 511 +10 9 90–81 96–94 112–76
3 Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 6 3 3 497 509 −12 9 91–89 89–75 71–63
4 Belgium Generali Okapi Aalstar 6 3 3 479 504 −25 9 84–64 86–84 98–86
Source: FIBA Europe

Group K[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification FUE BJK NN PAR
1 Spain Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada 6 6 0 465 430 +35 12 Advance to quarterfinals 72–70 73–70 85–70
2 Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 6 4 2 458 433 +25 10 77–78 82–80 78–70
3 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 6 1 5 450 460 −10 7 70–78 64–75 86–65
4 Czech Republic Pardubice 6 1 5 434 484 −50 7 73–79 69–76 87–80
Source: FIBA Europe

Group L[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ART TRI KSK ANT
1 Germany Artland Dragons 6 5 1 495 478 +17 11 Advance to quarterfinals 83–74 95–88 81–71
2 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 6 3 3 452 463 −11 9 87–70 75–90 79–60
3 Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 6 2 4 487 488 −1 8 95–99 77–79 70–51
4 Belgium Port of Antwerp Giants 6 2 4 417 422 −5 8 63–67 83–58 89–67
Source: FIBA Europe

Quarter-finals[edit]

The eight teams that advanced from the last 16 be played in a best-of-three playoff format. Matches were played on 13, 15 and 20 March. Team 1 played the first and the third game (if necessary) at home.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Ventspils Latvia 1–2 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 82–63 76–82 78–82
Élan Chalon France 2–0 France Chorale Roanne 75–73 78–76 0
Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada Spain 1–2 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 75–76 78–68 65–80
Artland Dragons Germany 0–2 Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 73–74 63–77 0

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four was held from 27 until 29 April 2012 in the Főnix Hall at Debrecen, Hungary.[1]

 
Semifinals
27 April
Final
29 April
 
      
 
 
 
 
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 60
 
 
 
Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 64
 
Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz91
 
 
 
France Élan Chalon86
 
France Élan Chalon 84
 
 
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 69
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 87
 
 
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 94

Awards[edit]

Weekly MVP[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Round Player Team EFF
1 Serbia Jovo Stanojević Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 36
2 Puerto Rico Nathan Peavy Germany Artland Dragons 33
3 United States Deron Williams Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 44
4 United States Erwin Dudley Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 34
5 Serbia Vladimir Štimac Turkey Olin Edirne 40
6 United States Chris Wright Turkey Olin Edirne 31

Last 16[edit]

Round Player Team EFF
1 United States Chris Copeland Belgium Generali Okapi Aalstar 30
United States Mire Chatman Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka
United States Darren Fenn Germany Artland Dragons
2 Hungary Obie Trotter Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 36
3 Serbia Jovo Stanojević (2) Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 37
4 Canada Kyle Landry Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 32
5 United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 33
6 Turkey İlkan Karaman Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 31

Quarter-finals[edit]

Round Player Team EFF
1 Canada Kyle Landry (2) Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 27
2 United Kingdom Pops Mensah-Bonsu (2) Turkey Beşiktaş Milangaz 39
3 Hungary Obie Trotter (2) Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Szolnoki Olaj KK will host Final Four FIBA Europe. March 26, 2012

External links[edit]