2014–15 Eurocup Basketball

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Eurocup
Competition details
Season 2014–15
Teams 44
Dates 14 October 2014 – 29 April 2015
Final positions
Champions Russia Khimki
2nd title
Runners-up Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria
Awards
MVP Montenegro Tyrese Rice
Finals MVP Montenegro Tyrese Rice
Rising Star Latvia Kristaps Porziņģis
Coach of the Year Spain Aíto García Reneses
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Derrick Brown
19.8
Points United States Randy Culpepper
19.2
Rebounds United States Sharrod Ford
8.9
Assists United States Mike Green
7.4

The 2014–15 Eurocup Basketball season was the 13th edition of Europe's second-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs, the EuroCup. The EuroCup is the European-wide league level that is one level below the EuroLeague.

Khimki won the competition, after beating Herbalife Gran Canaria in the Finals, and earned a spot in the regular season of the 2015–16 Euroleague.

Competition format[edit]

The competition format was the same as in the 2013–14 season, but reducing the Regular Season. For this year 36 teams joined this first stage and were divided into two conferences.

The Regular Season featured six groups of six teams each one, where the four best teams qualified to the Last 32 stage with the eight teams that do not qualify to the 2014–15 Euroleague Top 16. From this stage to the final, the format was the same as in the last season.[1]

Teams[edit]

Teams were confirmed on June 26 by the company Euroleague Basketball.[2]

Key to colors
Champion Runner-up Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Eighthfinalist Last 32 Regular season
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2013–14 national championships)
Regular season
 France (LNB) 5 Strasbourg (2) Nancy (3) Dijon (4) Paris-Levallois (6) ASVEL^ (7)
 Germany (BBL) 4 Oldenburg (3) Artland Dragons (4) Brose Bamberg (5) Telekom Bonn (6)
 Russia (VTB) 4 Khimki (5) Lokomotiv Kuban (6) Zenit[a][b] (8) Krasny Oktyabr (11)
 Italy (Lega A) 3 Acea Roma (4) FoxTown Cantù (5) Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia[b] (7)
 Spain (ACB) 3 Herbalife Gran Canaria (5) Sevilla (7) CAI Zaragoza (8)
 Turkey (TBL) 3 Banvit (3) Pınar Karşıyaka (4) Beşiktaş İntegral Forex (6)
 Belgium (BLB) 2 Telenet Oostende^ (1) Spirou Charleroi (5)
 Latvia (LBL) 2 Ventspils (1) VEF Rīga^ (2)
 Czech Republic (NBL) 1 ČEZ Nymburk^ (1)
 Greece (GBL) 1 PAOK (3)
 Hungary (NB1/A) 1 Szolnoki Olaj (1)
 Israel (BSL) 1 Hapoel Jerusalem^ (3)
 Lithuania (LKL) 1 Lietuvos Rytas (3)
 Montenegro (ABA) 1 Budućnost VOLI (5)
 Poland (PLK) 1 Stelmet Zielona Góra^ (2)
 Romania (RBD) 1 Asesoft Ploiești (1)
 Serbia (ABA) 1 Partizan NIS (4)
 Slovenia (ABA) 1 Union Olimpija (10)
Last 32
Spain Spain (ACB) 1 Valencia (3)
Russia Russia (VTB) 1 UNICS (3)
Germany Germany (BBL) 1 Bayern Munich (1)
Italy Italy (Serie A) 1 Dinamo Sassari (3)
Lithuania Lithuania (LKL) 1 Neptūnas (2)
Croatia Croatia (ABA) 1 Cedevita (2)
France France (Pro A) 1 Limoges (1)
Poland Poland (PLK) 1 PGE Turów Zgorzelec (1)

Notes:
† Qualified through wild card
^ Qualified as loser of Euroleague qualifying round

Draw[edit]

The draws for the 2014–15 Eurocup were held on Monday, 29 September, after the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds were played.

Teams were divided into two geographical conferences with 18 teams and 3 groups each. For the each conference teams were seeded into six pots of Three teams in accordance with the Club Ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.

Two teams from the same country could not be drawn together in the same Regular Season group if possible. The nations from the former Yugoslavia, which compete jointly in the Adriatic League—Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina—are considered as one country for purposes of the draw.[5]

Western Conference[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk (72)
Italy FoxTown Cantù (66)
Germany Brose Bamberg (64)

Spain CAI Zaragoza (52)
Spain Sevilla (52)
Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria (52)

Belgium Telenet Oostende (43)
Italy Acea Roma (40)
Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (40)

France ASVEL (33)
Belgium Spirou Charleroi (31)
France Strasbourg (29)

France Paris-Levallois (29)
France Nancy (29)
France Dijon (29)

Germany Artland Dragons (25)
Germany Oldenburg (25)
Germany Telekom Bonn (25)

Eastern Conference[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Russia Khimki (111)
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban (102)
Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas (71)

Turkey Banvit (66)
Turkey Beşiktaş Integral Forex (65)
Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka (65)

Montenegro Budućnost VOLI (63)
Russia Zenit (61)
Russia Krasny Oktyabr (61)

Serbia Partizan NIS (59)
Latvia VEF Rīga (55)
Latvia Ventspils (55)

Israel Hapoel Jerusalem (53)
Slovenia Union Olimpija (48)
Poland Stelmet Zielona Góra (39)

Greece PAOK (30)
Romania Asesoft Ploiești (13)
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj (12)

Regular season[edit]

The Regular Season runs from Tuesday, October 14 to Wednesday, December 17.

If teams were level on record 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.
Key to colors
     Top four teams in each group advance to Last 32.

Western Conference[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. France Strasbourg 10 8 2 742 701 +41
2. Germany Brose Bamberg 10 6 4 768 672 +96
3. France Paris-Levallois 10 5 5 753 759 –6 1-1 (+2)
4. Spain CAI Zaragoza 10 5 5 831 812 +19 1-1 (-2)
5. Germany Telekom Bonn 10 4 6 774 851 –77
6. Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 10 2 8 735 808 –73

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria 10 10 0 837 704 +133
2. Belgium Telenet Oostende 10 6 4 768 766 +2 1-1 (0)
3. France Dijon 10 6 4 710 739 –29 1-1 (0)
4. Italy Foxtown Cantù 10 4 6 738 752 –14
5. France ASVEL 10 3 7 744 791 –47
6. Germany Artland Dragons 10 1 9 725 770 –45

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Italy Acea Roma 10 7 3 826 773 +53
2. France Nancy 10 6 4 776 742 +34
3. Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 10 5 5 771 780 –9 2-0
4. Spain Sevilla 10 5 5 776 757 +19 0-2
5. Germany Oldenburg 10 4 6 737 737 0
6. Belgium Spirou Charleroi 10 3 7 705 802 –97

Eastern Conference[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Russia Khimki 10 8 2 872 756 +116
2. Turkey Beşiktaş Integral Forex 10 7 3 773 705 +68
3. Slovenia Union Olimpija 10 6 4 800 782 +18
4. Russia Zenit 10 5 5 808 809 –1
5. Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 10 3 7 748 822 –74
6. Latvia VEF Rīga 10 1 9 705 832 –127

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 10 8 2 840 774 +66
2. Turkey Banvit 10 6 4 788 768 +20 1-1 (+3)
3. Russia Krasny Oktyabr 10 6 4 759 765 –6 1-1 (-3)
4. Romania Asesoft Ploiești 10 5 5 814 833 –19
5. Serbia Partizan NIS 10 3 7 734 774 –40
6. Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 10 2 8 806 827 –21

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 10 10 0 795 653 +142
2. Greece PAOK 10 6 4 726 726 0 1-1 (+1)
3. Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 10 6 4 780 763 +17 1-1 (-1)
4. Montenegro Budućnost VOLI 10 3 7 784 797 –13 2-0
5. Poland Stelmet Zielona Góra 10 3 7 722 809 –87 0-2
6. Latvia Ventspils 10 2 8 665 724 –59

Last 32[edit]

The Last 32 phase runs from Tuesday, January 6 to Wednesday, February 11.

If teams were level on record at the end of the Last 32 phase, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Last 32 phase.
  4. Points scored during the Last 32 phase.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Last 32 phase match.
Key to colors
     Top two teams in each group advance to the Eurocup eightfinals.

Group G[edit]

Group H[edit]

Group I[edit]

Group J[edit]

Group K[edit]

Group L[edit]

Group M[edit]

Group N[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout phase rounds will be played in a home-and-away format, with the overall cumulative score determining the winner of a round. Thus, the score of one single game can be tied.

  • The team that finished in the higher Last 32 place will play the second game of the series at home.
  • If both teams placed the same in the Last 32, the team with more Last 32 victories will play the second game at home.
  • In case of a tie in both place and victories, the team with the higher cumulative Last 32 point difference will play the second game at home.
 
EighthfinalsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
                      
 
 
 
 
Russia UNICS7075145
 
 
 
Italy FoxTown Cantù6472 136
 
Russia UNICS7879157
 
 
 
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban8758 145
 
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban8070150
 
 
 
Germany Brose Bamberg7853 131
 
Russia UNICS7076146
 
 
 
Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria8378 161
 
Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria 8475159
 
 
 
Croatia Cedevita7672 148
 
Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria7675151
 
 
 
Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka6674 140
 
Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka8197178
 
 
 
Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas8181 162
 
Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria6664130
 
 
 
Russia Khimki9183 174
 
Italy Acea Roma5566121
 
 
 
Turkey Banvit7156 127
 
Turkey Banvit6575140
 
 
 
France Paris-Levallois6771 138
 
Poland PGE Turów7178149
 
 
 
France Paris-Levallois7487 161
 
Turkey Banvit8389172
 
 
 
Russia Khimki8293 175
 
Russia Khimki8689175
 
 
 
Russia Zenit8470 154
 
Russia Khimki7676152
 
 
 
Spain Valencia7561 136
 
Germany Bayern Munich5860118
 
 
Spain Valencia8094 174
 

Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

24 April 2015
20:45
Herbalife Gran Canaria Spain 66–91 Russia Khimki
Scoring by quarter: 19–21, 14–19, 21–19, 12–32
Pts: Kuric 23
Rebs: Báez 7
Asts: Oliver 4
Pts: Koponen, Vyaltsev 18
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Rice 5
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 9,875
Referees: Fernando Rocha (POR), Roberto Chiari (ITA), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)

Second leg[edit]

29 April 2015
18:30
Khimki Russia 83–64 Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria
Scoring by quarter: 27–18, 18–12, 23–16, 15–18
Pts: Augustine 18
Rebs: Davis 10
Asts: Popović 7
Pts: Tavares 17
Rebs: Tavares 10
Asts: Kendall 3
Khimki wins 174–130 on aggregate
Basketball Center, Khimki
Attendance: 3,850
Referees: Sasa Pukl (SLO), Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Ioannis Foufis (GRE)

Individual statistics[edit]

Rating[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1. United States Derrick Brown Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 18 356 19.78
2. Republic of Macedonia Romeo Travis Russia Krasny Oktyabr 16 304 19.00
3. Turkey Bobby Dixon Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 20 375 18.75

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1. United States Randy Culpepper Russia Krasny Oktyabr 13 249 19.15
2. United States J.P. Prince Belgium Telenet Oostende 16 274 17.13
3. Montenegro Tyrese Rice Russia Khimki 24 407 16.96

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1. United States Sharrod Ford France Paris-Levallois 20 177 8.85
2. United States Trevor Mbakwe Germany Brose Baskets 18 151 8.39
3. United States Randal Falker France Nancy 15 122 8.13

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1. United States Mike Green France Paris-Levallois 20 147 7.35
2. United States Brad Wanamaker Germany Brose Baskets 18 116 6.44
3. United States Virgin Islands Walter Hodge Russia Zenit 18 113 6.28

Awards[edit]

MVP Weekly[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 United States Brandon Triche Italy Acea Roma 37
2 United States Dee Brown Romania Asesoft Ploiești 33
3 United States Brandon Triche (2) Italy Acea Roma 27
4 Bulgaria Darius Adams France Nancy 36
5 United States Virgin Islands Walter Hodge Russia Zenit 34
6 Republic of Macedonia Romeo Travis Russia Krasny Oktyabr 34
7 Italy Achille Polonara Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 34
Republic of Macedonia Romeo Travis (2) Russia Krasny Oktyabr 34
8 Spain Willy Hernangómez Spain Sevilla 31
9 United States Darius Johnson-Odom Italy FoxTown Cantù 40
10 Serbia Milan Mačvan Serbia Partizan NIS 34

Last 32[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 Cape Verde Walter Tavares Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria 40
2 United States Anthony Randolph Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 36
Montenegro Halil Kanacević Slovenia Union Olimpija 36
3 Lithuania Martynas Gecevičius Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 38
4 United States Mardy Collins Poland PGE Turów 40
5 Poland Damian Kulig Poland PGE Turów 38
6 United States Sharrod Ford France Paris-Levallois 37

Eighthfinals[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 Dominican Republic Sammy Mejia Turkey Banvit 33
2 United States Jon Diebler Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 31

Quarterfinals[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 Montenegro Tyrese Rice Russia Khimki 27
Croatia Krunoslav Simon Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 27
2 United States James White Russia UNICS 38

Semifinals[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 Cape Verde Walter Tavares (2) Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria 30
2 Montenegro Tyrese Rice (2) Russia Khimki 22
United States James Augustine Russia Khimki 22

Finals[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 United States Paul Davis Russia Khimki 22
2 United States James Augustine (2) Russia Khimki 22

Eurocup MVP[edit]

Eurocup Finals MVP[edit]

All-Eurocup Teams[edit]

Position All-Eurocup First Team Club Team All-Eurocup Second Team Club Ref
PG
Montenegro Tyrese Rice Russia Khimki Turkey Bobby Dixon Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka [8]
SG/SF
Finland Petteri Koponen Russia Khimki United States Keith Langford Russia Unics Kazan
SG/SF
Dominican Republic Sammy Mejia Turkey Banvit United States Kyle Kuric Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria
PF/C
United States Derrick Brown Russia Lokomotiv Kuban United States Anthony Randolph Russia Lokomotiv Kuban
PF/C
Cape Verde Walter Tavares Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria United States Sharrod Ford France Paris-Levallois

Coach of the Year[edit]

Rising Star[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Triumph Lyubertsy was relocated to Saint Petersburg and renamed to Zenit.[3][4]
  2. ^ a b Triumph Lyubertsy and Reggio Emilia were qualified as the Finalists of the 2013–14 EuroChallenge

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014-15 Eurocup competition system announced; Eurocup Basketball, 9 June 2014
  2. ^ 2014-15 Eurocup team list proposed; Eurocup Basketball, 26 June 2014
  3. ^ Club profile: Zenit St Petersburg Archived 2014-08-21 at the Wayback Machine; Eurocupbasketball.com, 16 July 2014
  4. ^ Triumph Lyubertsy becomes Zenit St Petersburg; Eurocupbasketball.com, 18 August 2014
  5. ^ "2014-15 Eurocup Regular Season Draw criteria and procedure". Eurocupbasketball.com. 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  6. ^ 2014-15 Eurocup MVP: Tyrese Rice, Khimki Moscow Region
  7. ^ Rice caps standout season as Eurocup Finals MVP
  8. ^ All-Eurocup First, Second teams named
  9. ^ 2014-15 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Aíto García Reneses, Herbalife Gran Canaria
  10. ^ 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Kristaps Porziņģis, Baloncesto Sevilla

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