2015 in basketball

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The following are the basketball events of the year 2015 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2015 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

National team tournaments[edit]

Summer Olympics qualifying[edit]

  • Teams that qualified to the Olympics are boldfaced.

Basketball at multi-sport events[edit]

FIBA World Under-19 Championship[edit]

FIBA World Under-17 Championship qualifying[edit]

Professional club seasons[edit]

FIBA Intercontinental Cup[edit]

Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
2015 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Spain Real Madrid Brazil Bauru 181–170 (agg.) Two-legged tie

Continental seasons[edit]

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
FIBA Africa 2015 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup Angola Petro Atlético Angola Rec do Libolo 89–75 One-game playoff
2015 FIBA Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup Angola 1° de Agosto Angola Interclube 69–53 One-game playoff
FIBA Americas 2015 FIBA Americas League Brazil Bauru Mexico Pioneros de Quintana Roo 86–72 One-game playoff
Euroleague Basketball 2014–15 Euroleague Spain Real Madrid Greece Olympiacos 78–59 One-game playoff
2014–15 EuroCup Basketball Russia Khimki Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria 174–130 (agg.) Two-legged tie
2014–15 EuroLeague Women Czech Republic ZVVZ USK Praha Russia Ekaterinburg 72–68 One-game playoff
2014–15 EuroCup Women France ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq Belgium Royal Castors Braine 137–121 (agg.) Two-legged tie
FIBA Europe 2014–15 EuroChallenge France JSF Nanterre Turkey Trabzonspor Medical Park 64–63 One-game playoff

Regional seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2014–15 ABA League SerbiaCrvena Zvezda Telekom CroatiaCedevita 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Baltic states 2014–15 Baltic Basketball League LithuaniaŠiauliai LatviaVentspils 156–150 (agg.) Two-legged tie
Balkans 2014–15 BIBL season KosovoSigal Prishtina BulgariaRilski Sportist 154–143 (agg.) Two-legged tie
North America 2014–15 NBA season United StatesGolden State Warriors United States Cleveland Cavaliers 4–2 Best-of-7 series
Australasia 2014–15 NBL season New ZealandNew Zealand Breakers AustraliaCairns Taipans 2–0 Best-of-3 series
Eastern Europe 2014–15 VTB United League Russia CSKA Moscow RussiaBC Khimki 3–0 Best-of-5 series
South America 2015 Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol Brazil Brasilia Argentina San Martín de Corrientes 2–0 Best-of-3 series

Women[edit]

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2014–15 MŽRKL Italy Umana Reyer Venezia Serbia Radivoj Korać 69–52 One-game playoff
2014–15 WBFAL Croatia Ragusa Dubrovnik Montenegro Lovćen 142–135 (agg.) Two-legged tie

Domestic league seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Albania 2014–15 Albanian Basketball League season Vllaznia Tirana 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Angola 2014–15 BIC Basket Petro Atlético Rec do Libolo 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2014–15 Angola Basketball Cup Rec do Libolo 1º de Agosto 79–70 One-game playoff
 Argentina 2014–15 Liga Nacional de Básquet season Quimsa Gimnasia Indalo 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Austria 2014–15 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga Güssing Knights Zepter Vienna 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Belgium 2014–15 Belgian Basketball League Telenet BC Oostende Belfius Mons-Hainaut 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Belgian Basketball Cup Telenet BC Oostende Liège 95–94 (OT) One-game playoff
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina KK Igokea HKK Široki 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Brazil 2014–15 NBB season Flamengo Bauru 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 Bulgaria 2014–15 National Basketball League season Lukoil Academic Balkan Botevgrad 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2015 Bulgarian Basketball Cup Cherno More Varna Lukoil Academic 72–69 One-game playoff
 Canada 2014–15 NBL Canada season Windsor Express Halifax Rainmen 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 China 2014–15 CBA season Beijing Ducks Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Croatia 2014–15 A-1 League Cedevita Cibona 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Cyprus 2014–15 Cyprus Basketball Division 1 AEK Larnaca APOEL 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Czech Republic 2014–15 National Basketball League season Prostějov Opava 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Denmark 2014–15 Basketligaen Horsens IC Bakken Bears 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Estonia 2014–15 KML season TÜ/Rock Kalev/Cramo 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Finland 2014–15 Korisliiga season Kataja Bisons Loimaa 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 France 2014–15 LNB Pro A season Limoges Strasbourg 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 French Basketball Cup Strasbourg IG ESSM Le Portel 87–74 One-game playoff
2015 Leaders Cup Strasbourg IG Le Mans Sarthe 60–58 One-game playoff
 Germany 2014–15 Basketball Bundesliga Brose Baskets Bayern Munich 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2015 BBL-Pokal EWE Baskets Oldenburg Brose Baskets 72–70 One-game playoff
 Great Britain 2014–15 British Basketball League season Newcastle Eagles London Lions 96–84 One-game playoff
 Greece 2014–15 Greek Basket League Olympiacos Panathinaikos 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Greek Basketball Cup Panathinaikos Apollon Patras 68–53 One-game playoff
 Hungary 2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A Szolnoki Olaj KK KTE-Duna Aszfalt 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 Israel 2014–15 Israeli Basketball Super League Hapoel Jerusalem Hapoel Eilat 168–133 (agg.) Two-legged tie
Israeli Basketball State Cup 2014–15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Jerusalem 94–76 One-game playoff
 Italy 2014–15 Lega Basket Serie A Banco di Sardegna Sassari Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2015 Italian Basketball Cup Dinamo Sassari EA7 Milano 101–94 One-game playoff
 Kazakhstan 2014–15 Kazakhstan Basketball Championship BC Astana Almatynski Legion 81–56 One-game playoff
2015 Kazakhstan Basketball Cup Almaty Legion Tobol Kostanay 90–86 One-game playoff
 Kosovo 2014–15 Kosovo Basketball Superleague Sigal Prishtina Peja 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Latvia 2014–15 Latvian Basketball League VEF Rīga BK Ventspils 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Lithuania 2014–15 LKL season Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2015 LKF Cup Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas 82–76 One-game playoff
 Netherlands 2014–15 Dutch Basketball League SPM Shoeters Den Bosch Donar 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2014–15 NBB Cup Donar SPM Shoeters 78–70 One-game playoff
 New Zealand 2015 New Zealand NBL season Southland Sharks Wellington Saints 72–68 One-game playoff
 Philippines 2014–15 PBA Philippine Cup San Miguel Beermen Alaska Aces 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2015 PBA Governors' Cup San Miguel Beermen Alaska Aces 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Poland 2014–15 PLK season Stelmet Zielona Góra PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2015 Polish Basketball Cup Stelmet Zielona Góra Rosa Radom 77–71 One-game playoff
 Portugal 2014–15 LPB season Benfica Vitória Guimarães 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Romania 2014–15 Liga Națională Asesoft Ploiești BC Mureș 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Russia 2014–15 Russian Basketball Cup Novosibirsk Dynamo Moscow 81–78 One-game playoff
 Serbia 2014–15 Basketball League of Serbia Crvena Zvezda Telekom Partizan NIS 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Radivoj Korać Cup Crvena Zvezda Telekom Mega Leks 80–74 One-game playoff
 Slovenia 2014–15 Slovenian Basketball League Tajfun Rogaška 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain 2014–15 ACB season Real Madrid FC Barcelona 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2015 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Real Madrid FC Barcelona 77–71 One-game playoff
 Sweden 2014–15 Basketligan season Södertälje Kings Uppsala 4–1 Best-of-7 series
  Switzerland 2014–15 LNBA season Lions Genève Union Neuchâtel 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Tunisia 2014–15 Tunisian Men's Basketball League Club Africain Étoile Sportive de Radès 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 Turkey 2014–15 Turkish Basketball League Pınar Karşıyaka Trabzonspor Medical Park 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Turkish Cup Basketball Anadolu Efes Fenerbahçe Ülker 70–60 One-game playoff
 Ukraine 2014–15 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague Khimik Dnipro 3–0 Best-of-5 series

Women[edit]

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Australia 2014–15 WNBL season Townsville Fire Bendigo Spirit 75–65 One-game playoff
 Hungary 2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron Ceglédi EKK 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Serbia 2014–15 First Women's Basketball League of Serbia Radivoj Korać Vojvodina 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain 2014–15 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Spar Citylift Girona Perfumerías Avenida 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 Turkey 2014–15 Turkish Women's Basketball League Galatasaray OdeaBank Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 United States 2015 WNBA season Minnesota Lynx Indiana Fever 3–2 Best-of-5 series

College seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Canada 2015 CIS Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Ottawa Gee-Gees 93–46 One-game playoff
 Philippines NCAA Season 91 basketball tournaments Letran Knights San Beda Red Lions 2–1 Best-of-3 series
UAAP Season 78 basketball tournaments FEU Tamaraws UST Growling Tigers 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 United States 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Duke Blue Devils Wisconsin Badgers 68–63 One-game playoff
2015 National Invitation Tournament Stanford Cardinal Miami Hurricanes 66–64 (OT) One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament Florida Southern Indiana (PA) 77–62 One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament Wisconsin–Stevens Point Augustana (IL) 70–54 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Men's Basketball Championships Dalton State Westmont 71–53 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Men's Basketball Championships Cornerstone Dakota Wesleyan 66–45 One-game playoff

Women[edit]

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Canada 2015 CIS Basketball Championship Windsor McGill 60–47 One-game playoff
 United States 2015 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament Connecticut Huskies Notre Dame Fighting Irish 63–53 One-game playoff
2015 National Invitation Tournament UCLA Bruins West Virginia Mountaineers 62–60 One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament California (PA) California Baptist 86–69 One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament Thomas More George Fox 83–63 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Division I Basketball Championships Oklahoma City Campbellsville 80–63 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Division II Basketball Championships Morningside Concordia (NE) 59–57 One-game playoff

Notable events[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame[edit]

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame[edit]

FIBA Hall of Fame[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Geno Auriemma becomes fastest to 900 wins as UConn cruises". ESPN.com. Associated Press. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Fagan, Kate (March 18, 2015). "The swagger of UConn". ESPNW. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Fagan, Kate (February 3, 2015). "Taurasi to rest, skip WNBA season". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Herb Magee earns 1,000th career win". ESPN.com. February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 presented by Haggar Clothing Company" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. April 6, 2015. Archived from the original on April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ Lisa Leslie part of 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame class - LA Times
  8. ^ Leslie Headlines 2015 Women's Hall of Fame Class - ABC News