2013–14 EuroChallenge

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EuroChallenge
Competition details
Season 2013–14
Teams 32
Games played 157 (total)
Dates 24 October 2013 – 27 April 2014
Final positions
Champions Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
(1st title)
Runners-up Russia Triumph Lyubertsy
Third place Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep
Fourth place Hungary Szolnoki Olaj
Awards
Final Four MVP Italy Andrea Cinciarini
Statistical leaders
Points United States Sharaud Curry
20.1
Rebounds Belgium Maxime De Zeeuw
8.0
Assists Russia Anton Glazunov
7.1

The 2013–14 EuroChallenge was the 11th edition of Europe's third-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs. The winner and the runner-up of this competition earned a place at the group stage of the 2014–15 Eurocup season.

The Final Four was held in PalaDozza in Bologna, Italy. The host of the tournament, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia won the Final by beating Triumph Lyubertsy 79–65. Italian player Andrea Cinciarini received the Final Four MVP award.

Competition format changes[edit]

This year's EuroChallenge saw a number of innovations, including the division of the participating clubs into two main Conferences for the Regular Season - Conference 1 and Conference 2 - based on a broad geographical criteria. This year no qualification round was held. The 32 teams were divided into eight round-robin groups of four teams each for the regular season. The two best-placed teams qualified to the next phase of the competition.[1]

Teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round. (TH: Title holder)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual playoffs
Regular season
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj (2nd) Russia Krasnye KryliaTH (6th) Estonia Tartu University Rock (2nd) Belarus Tsmoki Minsk (1st)
Hungary Atomerőmű SE (3rd) Russia Triumph Lyubertsy (7th) Estonia Rakvere Tarvas (3rd) Bulgaria Rilski Sportist (3rd)
Hungary Fortress Jászberényi (5th) Russia Ural Yekaterinburg[a] (1st) France JDA Dijon (8th) Denmark Bakken Bears (1st)
Hungary Ingoknito Fashion Körmend (6th) Romania Mureș (2nd) France Cholet (10th) Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (7th)
Netherlands ZZ Leiden (1st) Romania Oradea (3rd) Finland Team TEHO Sport (2nd) Latvia Ventspils (2nd)
Netherlands SPM Shoeters Den Bosch (3rd) Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș (4th) Finland Kataja (3rd) Slovenia Krka (9th)
Netherlands GasTerra Flames (4th) Belgium Okapi Aalstar (4th) Turkey Tofaş (8th) Sweden Södertälje Kings (1st)
Ukraine Kyiv (14th) Belgium Port of Antwerp Giants (5th) Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep (9th) Austria Zepter Vienna (1st)
  1. ^ Ural Yekateringburg won the 2012–13 Russian Basketball Super League, the second division of Russian basketball.

Draw[edit]

The draws for the 2013–14 FIBA EuroChallenge were held on Friday, July 5 in Munich, Germany. Teams were seeded into four pots of four teams in accordance with the FIBA Club ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.

The 32 clubs registered for this year's competition were divided into two conferences (1 and 2), based on broad geographical criteria.[2]

Conference 1
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3 Seed 4

Latvia BK Ventspils
Belgium Antwerp Giants
Belgium Okapi Aalstar
France Cholet Basket

Finland Joensuun Kataja
Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock
France JDA Dijon
Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia

Netherlands ZZ Leiden
Sweden Södertälje BBK
Netherlands SPM Shoeters
Netherlands GasTerra Flames

Estonia Rakvere Tarvas
Austria Zepter Vienna
Denmark Bakken Bears
Finland Team TEHO Sport Kotka

Conference 2
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3 Seed 4

Slovenia KK Krka
Russia Krasnye Krylya Samara
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy

Belarus Tsmoki Minsk
Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș
Turkey Tofaş Bursa
Hungary Atomerőmű SE

Hungary BC Körmend
Russia BC Ural Yekaterinburg
Bulgaria Rilski Sportist
Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep

Ukraine BC Kyiv
Hungary Jászberényi KSE
Romania BC Mureș
Romania CSM Oradea

Regular season[edit]

The regular season began on November 5.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers are 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.
Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Last 16
     Eliminated

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification ANT JDA SPM RAK
1 Belgium Port of Antwerp Giants 6 4 2 461 432 +29 10 Advance to last 16 81–59 77–72 78–73
2 France JDA Dijon 6 4 2 425 396 +29 10 68–74 83–64 80–47
3 Netherlands SPM Shoeters Den Bosch 6 3 3 433 434 −1 9 83–76 66–70 78–71
4 Estonia Rakvere Tarvas 6 1 5 389 446 −57 7 77–75 64–65 57–70
Source: FIBA Europe

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification GAZ KRA ORA ASE
1 Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep 6 4 2 456 423 +33 10 Advance to last 16 71–63 69–74 75–63
2 Russia Krasnye Krylia 6 4 2 493 447 +46 10 89–96 84–75 79–75
3 Romania Oradea 6 3 3 463 465 −2 9 73–71 74–89 90–74
4 Hungary Atomerőmű SE 6 1 5 407 484 −77 7 61–74 56–89 78–77
Source: FIBA Europe

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TAR VEN SÖD ZEP
1 Estonia Tartu University Rock 6 4 2 478 408 +70 10 Advance to last 16 65–66 99–65 83–60
2 Latvia Ventspils 6 4 2 420 419 +1 10 63–81 73–76 61–56
3 Sweden Södertälje Kings 6 3 3 441 473 −32 9 72–76 83–80 82–73
4 Austria Zepter Vienna 6 1 5 415 454 −39 7 82–74 71–78 73–76
Source: FIBA Europe

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TRI GAZ KYI KÖR
1 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 6 5 1 494 409 +85 11 Advance to last 16 94–72 94–58 90–74
2 Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș 6 4 2 468 461 +7 10 81–84 82–69 77–72
3 Ukraine Kyiv 6 2 4 456 478 −22 8 54–52 74–83 102–64
4 Hungary Ingoknito Fashion Körmend 6 1 5 451 521 −70 7 60–70 68–73 103–99
Source: FIBA Europe

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification REG TEHO OKA GTF
1 Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 6 4 2 453 430 +23 10 Advance to last 16 86–75 80–63 78–61
2 Finland Team TEHO Sport 6 3 3 467 476 −9 9 75–71 74–77 77–83
3 Belgium Okapi Aalstar 6 3 3 451 467 −16 9 71–78 87–90 83–82
4 Netherlands GasTerra Flames 6 2 4 446 444 +2 8 85–60 72–76 63–70
Source: FIBA Europe

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification URA KRK TOF JÁS
1 Russia Ural Yekaterinburg 6 5 1 482 444 +38 11 Advance to last 16 79–68 74–70 88–85
2 Slovenia Krka 6 3 3 425 398 +27 9 80–75 71–61 76–61
3 Turkey Tofaş 6 3 3 451 425 +26 9 77–82 81–72 86–72
4 Hungary Fortress Jászberényi 6 0 6 377 468 −91 6 64–84 41–58 54–76
Source: FIBA Europe

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification CHO BAK KAT ZZL
1 France Cholet 6 5 1 441 397 +44 11 Advance to last 16 84–67 70–69 74–52
2 Denmark Bakken Bears 6 3 3 443 450 −7 9 66–68 101–90 79–81
3 Finland Kataja 6 2 4 436 444 −8 8 76–70 66–68 77–63
4 Netherlands ZZ Leiden 6 2 4 396 425 −29 8 67–76 61–62 72–58
Source: FIBA Europe

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TSM SZO MUR RIL
1 Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 6 4 2 479 450 +29 10 Advance to last 16 76–68 79–83 94–75
2 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 6 4 2 441 434 +7 10 69–68 68–76 73–66
3 Romania Mureș 6 3 3 473 471 +2 9 82–84 72–85 92–85
4 Bulgaria Rilski Sportist 6 1 5 445 483 −38 7 73–78 76–78 70–68
Source: FIBA Europe

Last 16[edit]

Key to colors
     Homecourt advantage for quarterfinals
     Advance to quarterfinals
     Eliminated

Group I[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TAR KRA ANT GAZ
1 Estonia Tartu University Rock 6 5 1 487 418 +69 11 Advance to quarterfinals 94–73 82–74 97–67
2 Russia Krasnye Krylia 6 4 2 467 434 +33 10 74–75 87–67 78–60
3 Belgium Port of Antwerp Giants 6 3 3 454 461 −7 9 64–59 71–75 97–79
4 Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș 6 0 6 428 523 −95 6 66–90 77–80 79–81
Source: FIBA Europe

Group J[edit]

Group K[edit]

Group L[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarter-finals were played in a best-of-three series. The dates of the matches were 11, 13 and 18 March. Team 1 played the first and the third game at home court.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Tartu University Rock Estonia 1–2 Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 87–83 73–80 60–78
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia Italy 2–0 Russia Krasnye Krylia 75–63 73–71
Royal Halı Gaziantep Turkey 2–0 Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 59–58 68–67
Ural Yekaterinburg Russia 0–2 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 72–80 67–110

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four was played between the four winners of the quarterfinals at PalaDozza in Bologna, Italy. It was the second time the EuroChallenge Final Four was held in Bologna.

 
Semifinals
25 April
Final
27 April
 
      
 
 
 
 
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy61
 
 
 
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj59
 
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy65
 
 
 
Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia79
 
Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep55
 
 
Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia66
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj75
 
 
Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep87

Individual statistics[edit]

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Total PPG
1 United States Sharaud Curry Finland Team TEHO Sport Kotka 10 201 20.1
2 United States Cory Higgins Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 15 248 17.9
3 United States Keith Benson Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 12 208 17.3
4 United States Aaron McGhee Russia Ural Yekaterinburg 13 223 17.2
5 United States Lance Harris Russia Ural Yekaterinburg 13 218 16.8

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Total RPG
1 Belgium Maxime De Zeeuw Belgium Port of Antwerp Giants 11 88 8.0
2 United States Aaron McGhee Russia Ural Yekaterinburg 13 103 7.9
3 Serbia Oliver Stević Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep 15 114 7.6
4 United States Keith Benson Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 12 87 7.3
5 Estonia Janar Talts Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock 15 105 7.0

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Total APG
1 Russia Anton Glazunov Russia Ural Yekaterinburg 13 92 7.1
2 United States Sharaud Curry Finland Team TEHO Sport Kotka 10 67 6.7
3 United States Aaron Miles Russia Krasnye Krylia 13 87 6.7
4 Italy Andrea Cinciarini Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 12 76 6.3
5 Turkey Barış Ermiş Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep 9 54 6.0

Individual highs[edit]

Category Player Number
Points United States Sharaud Curry 38
Rebounds United States Lance Harris 21
Assists United States Aaron Miles (2) 13
Steals United States Demonte Harper 8
Three pointers Finland Jukka Matinen 7
Estonia Kristo Saage
Blocks United States Jason Conrad 7

Awards[edit]

Weekly MVP[edit]

Regular season

Week Player Team PIR
1 Belgium Maxime de Zeeuw Belgium Port of Antwerp Giants 31
Switzerland Greg Brunner Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
2 Nigeria Chinemelu Elonu Turkey Tofaş Bursa 35
3 United States Courdon Higgins Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 36
4 Serbia Rastko Dramićanin Hungary Fortress Jászberényi 32
5 United States Keith Benson Belarus BC Tsmoki-Minsk 36
6 United States Aaron McGhee Russia BC Ural Yekaterinburg 31
7 United States Sean Barnette Bulgaria BC Rilski Sportist 38

Last 16

Week Player Team PIR
1 United States Aaron Miles Russia Krasnye Krylia 29
2 United States Aaron McGhee (2) Russia BC Ural Yekaterinburg 30
Russia Dmitry Flis Russia BC Ural Yekaterinburg
Turkey Barış Ermiş Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep
3 Italy Andrea Cinciarini Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 33
4 Lithuania Vilmantas Dilys Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock 30
United States Willie Kemp Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș
5 United States Sharaud Curry Finland Team TEHO Sport Kotka 26
6 United States James White Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 31

Quarterfinals

Week Player Team PIR
1 United States Lance Harris Russia BC Ural Yekaterinburg 28
United States Justin Holiday Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK
2 Serbia Dejan Borovnjak Turkey Royal Halı Gaziantep 31

Final Four MVP[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EuroChallenge". Fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  2. ^ "EuroChallenge Draw Seedings Released". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2014-04-10.