2016 Italian Basketball Cup

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2016 Italian Basketball Cup
Forum Assago Parquet 2.jpg
The Mediolanum Forum hosted the 2016 Cup
Competition details
Teams 8
Games played 7
Dates February 19 – February 21, 2016
Final positions
Champions EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
5th title
Runners-up Sidigas Avellino
Semifinalists Vanoli Cremona
Dolomiti Energia Trento
Awards
MVP United States Rakim Sanders
2015
2017

The 2016 Italian Basketball Cup, known as the Beko Final Eight for sponsorship reasons, was the 48th edition of Italy's national cup tournament. The competition was organised by Lega Basket for Lega Basket Serie A clubs. The tournament was played at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan this year. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano won their 5th cup.

Qualification[edit]

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano was automatically qualified for the tournament as the host team. The rest of the teams were selected based on their place in the 2015–16 Lega Basket Serie A standings.

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semifinals Final
         
1 Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 84
8 Sidigas Avellino 94
8 Sidigas Avellino 71
5 Dolomiti Energia Trento 69
4 Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia 74
5 Dolomiti Energia Trento 81
8 Sidigas Avellino 76
2 EA7 Emporio Milano 82
3 Vanoli Cremona 97
6 Dinamo Sassari 89
3 Vanoli Cremona 58
2 EA7 Emporio Milano 90
2 EA7 Emporio Milano 88
7 Reyer Venezia 59

Quarterfinals[edit]

Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento[edit]

19 February 2016 Quarterfinal A Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia 74–81 Dolomiti Energia Trento Milan
12:00 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 24–20, 10–26, 25–18
RAI Pts: Czyż 20
Rebs: Czyż, Lombardi 7
Asts: Knowles 6
PIR: Czyż 22
Boxscore Pts: Wright 18
Rebs: Wright 9
Asts: Poeta 5
PIR: Wright 24
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Begnis, Taurino, Weidmann

Vanoli Cremona vs. Banco di Sardegna Sassari[edit]

19 February 2016 Quarterfinal B Vanoli Cremona 97–890(OT) Banco di Sardegna Sassari Milan
15:15 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 14–6, 15–27, 28–21 , Overtime: 20–12
RAI Pts: Turner 28
Rebs: Washington 7
Asts: McGee 7
PIR: Turner 31
Boxscore Pts: Logan 29
Rebs: Mitchell 12
Asts: Logan 8
PIR: Logan 41
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Attard, Lamonica, Sabetta

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Sidigas Avellino[edit]

19 February 2016 Quarterfinal C Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 87–94 Sidigas Avellino Milan
18:15 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 17–27, 14–18, 34–32
RAI Pts: Polonara 15
Rebs: Golubovic 7
Asts: De Nicolao 4
PIR: three players 16
Boxscore Pts: Veikalas 21
Rebs: Cervi 8
Asts: Ragland 7
PIR: Ragland 28
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Baldini, Lo Guzzo, Seghetti

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano vs. Umana Reyer Venezia[edit]

19 February 2016 Quarterfinal D EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 88–59 Umana Reyer Venezia Milan
20:45 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 18–10, 20–21, 28–13, 22–15
RAI Pts: Sanders 16
Rebs: McLean, Jenkins 7
Asts: Simon 4
PIR: McLean 19
Boxscore Pts: Owens 12
Rebs: Ortner, Viggiano 5
Asts: Green 3
PIR: Ortner 9
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Caiazza, Mazzoni, Paternicò

Semifinals[edit]

Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Sidigas Avellino[edit]

20 February 2016 Semifinal 1 Dolomiti Energia Trento 69–71 Sidigas Avellino Milan
18:15 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 14–16, 23–21, 16–16
RAI Pts: Forray, Wright 15
Rebs: Forray 9
Asts: Wright 3
PIR: Pascolo 18
Boxscore Pts: Cervi, Buva 19
Rebs: Leunen 12
Asts: Green 7
PIR: Cervi 22
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Bettini, Filippini, Sahin


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 9 Argentina Andrés Pablo Forray 15 9 1
SG 13 United States Dominique Sutton 4 7 1
SF 15 Italy Davide Pascolo 13 8 2
PF 4 United States Jamarr Sanders 3 3 2
C 12 United States Julian Wright 15 6 3
Reserves:
PG 3 Italy Giuseppe Poeta 2 2 2
PF 12 Italy Diego Flaccadori 5 1 0
SG 24 United States Trent Lockett 4 2 1
C 25 Italy Luca Lechthaler DNP
C 40 United States Jared Berggren 8 3 0
Head coach:
Italy Maurizio Buscaglia
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1 United States Marques Green 10 6 7
SG 9 United States Alex Acker 0 0 1
SF 21 United States James Nunnally 10 3 4
PF 10 United States Maarten Leunen 7 12 1
C 13 Italy Riccardo Cervi 19 4 0
Reserves:
PG 00 Italy Mattia Norcino DNP
SG 4 United States Joe Ragland 3 2 3
SG 6 Lithuania Benas Veikalas 3 2 2
PG 19 Italy Giovanni Severini 0 0 0
C 22 Italy Giovanni Pini 0 0 0
PF 25 Croatia Ivan Buva 19 6 0
PG 57 Italy Salvatore Parlato DNP
Head coach:
Italy Stefano Sacripanti

Vanoli Cremona vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano[edit]

20 February 2016 Semifinal 2 Vanoli Cremona 58–90 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Milan
20:45 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 17–24, 14–21, 14–31, 13–14
RAI Pts: Washington 15
Rebs: Nikola Dragović 6
Asts: three players 2
PIR: Washington 17
Boxscore Pts: Simon 17
Rebs: Simon, Magro 9
Asts: four players 3
PIR: Simon 22
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Lanzarini, Sardella, Aronne


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 15 Italy Nicolò Cazzolato 15 9 1
SG 31 United States Elston Turner 4 7 1
SF 17 United States Deron Washington 13 8 2
PF 1 Serbia Nikola Dragović 3 3 2
C 12 Italy Marco Cusin 15 6 3
Reserves:
SG 9 Italy Fabio Mian 5 3 0
C 10 Italy Raphael Gaspardo 6 5 0
SF 16 Italy Dario Boccasavia 0 0 1
C 19 Italy Paul Biligha 2 1 0
PG 25 United States Tyrus McGee 12 4 0
Head coach:
Italy Cesare Pancotto
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 20 Italy Andrea Cinciarini 13 4 1
SG 22 United States Charles Jenkins 10 5 1
SF 43 Croatia Krunoslav Simon 17 9 2
PF 13 Serbia Milan Mačvan 10 3 3
C 15 Italy Daniele Magro 8 9 0
Reserves:
C 1 United States Jamel McLean 7 5 3
SG 3 Croatia Oliver Lafayette 4 1 3
SF 5 Italy Alessandro Gentile DNP
PG 6 Italy Andrea Amato 3 0 0
PG 9 Lithuania Mantas Kalnietis 2 1 2
SG 16 Italy Simone Vecerina 0 1 1
SF 21 United States Rakim Sanders 16 7 3
Head coach:
Croatia Jasmin Repeša

Final[edit]

EA7 Emporio Milano took the lead when the game started and didn't lose it for the rest of the game.[1] Milano eventually won its first Cup since over 20 years.

21 February 2016 Sidigas Avellino 76–82 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Milan
18:00 (CET) Scoring by quarter: 11–21, 25–22, 19–17, 21–22
RAI Pts: Nunnally 25
Rebs: Leunen, Green 6
Asts: Green 6
PIR: Nunnally 30
Boxscore Pts: Sanders 17
Rebs: Sanders 7
Asts: Lafayette 6
PIR: Sanders 20
Arena: Mediolanum Forum
Referees: Luigi Lamonica, Manuel Mazzoni, Paolo Taurino


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 4 United States Marques Green 1 6 6
PF 10 United States Maarty Leunen 3 6 4
C 14 Italy Riccardo Cervi 8 2 0
SG 9 United States Alex Acker 9 2 4
SF 21 United States James Nunnally 25 2 1
Reserves:
PF 25 Croatia Ivan Buva 13 5 2
C 22 Italy Giovanni Pini 0 2 1
SG 6 Lithuania Benas Veikalas 5 1 0
PG 1 United States Joe Ragland 8 4 2
PG 57 Italy Salvatore Parlato DNP
PG 0 Italy Mattia Norcino DNP
SG 19 Italy Giovanni Severini 0 0 0
Head coach:
Italy Stefano Sacripanti


Italian Cup MVP
United States Rakim Sanders
Game rules
Game played under FIBA rules.
2016 Italian Cup Winners

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
5th title
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
C 15 Italy Daniele Magro 2 1 0
PG 20 Italy Andrea Cinciarini 10 5 3
SG 21 United States Rakim Sanders 17 7 1
SF 43 Croatia Krunoslav Simon 8 5 2
SG 22 United States Charles Jenkins 8 4 0
Reserves:
C 1 United States Jamel McLean 15 6 0
PG 9 Lithuania Mantas Kalnietis 5 4 4
PG 3 Croatia Oliver Lafayette 3 4 6
C 13 Serbia Milan Mačvan 14 5 1
SF 7 Italy Bruno Cerella 0 5 0
SG 5 Italy Alessandro Gentile DNP
PG 6 Italy Andrea Amato DNP
Head coach:
Croatia Jasmin Repeša

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