2017–18 Korisliiga season

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2017–18 Korisliiga
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 11
Final positions
Champions Kauhajoki Karhu
(1st title)
Runners-up Salon Vilpas Vikings
Third place Helsinki Seagulls
Fourth place BC Nokia
Relegated Kobrat

The 2017–18 Korisliiga season was the 78th season of the top professional basketball league in Finland. The season started on 28 September 2017 and ended on 18 May 2018.[1] Kataja Basket were the defending champions, but Kauhajoki Karhu achieved their first title ever.

Format[edit]

The eleven teams will play four teams against each one of the other teams for a total of 40 games. The eight best qualified teams will join the playoffs.

Teams[edit]

Espoo United promoted from First Division and no team was relegated.

Team City Arena
Espoo United Espoo Espoo Metro Areena
Helsinki Seagulls Helsinki Töölö Sports Hall
Kataja Joensuu Joensuu Areena
Kauhajoki Karhu Kauhajoki Kauhajoen Yhteiskoulu
Kobrat Lapua Lapuan Urheilutalo
Korihait Uusikaupunki Pohitullin Sports Hall
Kouvot Kouvola Mansikka-Ahon Urheiluhalli
KTP Kotka Steveco-Areena
Nokia Nokia Nokian Palloiluhalli
Pyrintö Tampere Pyynikin Palloiluhalli
Salon Vilpas Vilpas Salohalli

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vilpas Vikings 40 32 8 3794 3137 +657 64 Qualification for the playoffs
2 Kauhajoki Karhu 40 28 12 3561 3305 +256 56
3 Nokia 40 24 16 3511 3396 +115 48
4 Helsinki Seagulls 40 24 16 3489 3293 +196 48
5 Kouvot 40 23 17 3444 3345 +99 46
6 Kataja 40 22 18 3446 3378 +68 44
7 Pyrintö 40 22 18 3503 3355 +148 44
8 KTP 40 16 24 3347 3459 −112 32
9 Espoo United 40 15 25 3480 3635 −155 30
10 Korihait 40 7 33 3292 4025 −733 14
11 Kobrat 40 7 33 3266 3805 −539 14 Relegation to First Division A

Playoffs[edit]

The quarter-finals and semi-finals were played in a best-of-three 1–1–1–1–1 format. The finals were played in a best-of-seven playoff format.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1 Salon Vilpas 3  
8 KTP 1  
  1 Salon Vilpas 4  
  4 Helsinki Seagulls 0  
4 Helsinki Seagulls 3
  5 Kouvot 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1 Salon Vilpas 2
  2 Kauhajoki Karhu 4
  2 Kauhajoki Karhu 3  
7 Pyrintö 0  
  2 Kauhajoki Karhu 4
  3 Nokia 1  
3 Nokia 3
  6 Kataja 0  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Salon Vilpas 3–1 KTP 83–87 95–64 77–69 88–55 0
Kauhajoki Karhu 3–0 Pyrintö 84–74 100–88 108–75 0 0
Nokia 3–0 Kataja 95–78 103–82 92–80 0 0
Helsinki Seagulls 3–1 Kouvot 88–90 76–72 82–73 83–74 0

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg 6th leg 7th leg
Salon Vilpas 4–0 Helsinki Seagulls 78–71 86–77 79–71 86–69 0 0 0
Kauhajoki Karhu 4–1 Nokia 92–78 84–89 78–72 105–102 84–82 0 0

Third place game[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2
Nokia 97–104 Helsinki Seagulls

Final[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg 6th leg 7th leg
Salon Vilpas 2–4 Kauhajoki Karhu 86–75 79–85 79–83 75–93 86–79 96–99

Clubs in European competitions[edit]

Team Competition Progress Ref
Kataja Champions League Third qualifying round [3]
FIBA Europe Cup Second round

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurobasket.com – Finland
  2. ^ "Standings". Korisliiga. 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Champions line up in battle for European Glory". BasketballCL.com. 28 June 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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