2012–13 FIBA EuroChallenge

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FIBA EuroChallenge
Season 2012–13
Champions Russia Krasnye Krylia Samara (1st title)
Runners-up Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka
Third place Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Fourth place France BCM Gravelines
Teams 32
Dates 6 November 2012 – 28 April 2013
Awards
Final Four MVP United States Chester Simmons
Statistical leaders
Points United States Frank Hassell
20.2
Rebounds United States Frank Hassell
11.6
Assists United States Aaron Miles
6.9

2012–13 EuroChallenge was the 9th edition of Europe's third-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs.

Teams[edit]

32 teams will participate in EuroChallenge Regular Season:[1]

  • A total of 28 teams have already qualified directly to the 32-team regular season.
  • Another 4 teams will earn their place at the group stage by winning a qualifying round.
Regular season teams
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2010–11 national championships)
France France (LNB) 4 BCM Gravelines (5) SLUC Nancy (6) Paris-Levallois (7) JDA Dijon (9)
Romania Romania (Divizia A) 4 Asesoft Ploiești (1) BC Timișoara (2) CS Gaz Metan Mediaş (3) BCMU Pitești (9)
Belgium Belgium (BLB) 3 Port of Antwerp Giants (3) Belfius Mons-Hainaut (4) Okapi Aalstar (5)
Cyprus Cyprus (Division 1) 3 Michelin ETHA (1) Keravnos Strovolou (2) Pizza Express Apollon (3)
Finland Finland (Korisliiga) 2 Joensuun Kataja (2) Tampereen Pyrintö (4)
Germany Germany (BBL) 2 Telekom Baskets (8) EWE Baskets Oldenburg (10)
Hungary Hungary (NBI/A) 2 Szolnoki Olaj KK (1) Lami-Véd Körmend (4)
Sweden Sweden (Basketligan) 2 Norrköping Dolphins (1) Södertälje Kings (2)
Turkey Turkey (TBL) 2 Pınar Karşıyaka (6) Tofaş Bursa (8)
Belarus Belarus (BPL) 1 Tsmoki-Minsk (1)
Estonia Estonia (KML) 1 University of Tartu (2)
Georgia (country) Georgia (Super Liga) 1 BC Armia (1)
 Israel (BSL) 1 Hapoel Holon (4)
 Latvia (LBL) 1 BK Ventspils (2)
Russia Russia (PBL) 1 Krasnye Krylia Samara (8)
Slovenia Slovenia (SKL) 1 Krka Novo Mesto (1)
Ukraine Ukraine (SuperLeague) 1 Khimik Yuzhny (5)

EuroChallenge Qualifying Round teams[edit]

First leg will be played in September 25 and the second one in October 2. Team #1 plays at home the second leg.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aliağa Petkim Turkey 134–159 Finland Joensuun Kataja 70–82 64–77
Pizza Express Apollon Cyprus 174–160 Austria Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg 78–70 96–90
Ural Ekaterinburg Russia 161–164 Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș 69–67 92–97
Tofaş Bursa Turkey 185–152 Estonia Rakvere Tarvas 106–76 79–76

Regular season[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advanced to Last 16

The Regular Season began on November 6 and finished on December 14, 2012.

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Group D[edit]

Group E[edit]

Group F[edit]

Group G[edit]

Group H[edit]

Last 16[edit]

Key to colors
     Homecourt advantage for quarterfinals
     Advance to quarterfinals

Starts on January 15, 2013

Group I[edit]

Group J[edit]

Group K[edit]

Group L[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Quarter-finals were played in a best-of-three series. Matches dates were 12, 14 and 19 March. Team 1 played the first and the third game at home court.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Pınar Karşıyaka Turkey 2–1 France Paris-Levallois 74–76 72–66 85–69
BCM Gravelines France 2–0 Finland Joensuun Kataja 86–57 102–98
Krasnye Krylia Samara Russia 2–0 Germany Telekom Baskets 80–60 95–85
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Germany 2–1 Ukraine BC Khimik Yuzhny 82–74 61–66 100–78

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four was held in the Karşıyaka Arena at Izmir, Turkey.[2]

Semi-finals
26 April 2013
Final
28 April 2013
 Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka  66  
 Germany EWE Baskets  62  
 
      Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka  76
   Russia Krasnye Krylia  77
Third place
 France BCM Gravelines  78   Germany EWE Baskets  84
 Russia Krasnye Krylia  81    France BCM Gravelines  76

Semifinals[edit]

26 April 2013
17:30 (EET)
BCM Gravelines France 78–81 Russia Krasnye Krylia Samara
Karşıyaka Arena, Izmir
Attendance: 2,550
Referees: Sreten Radovic (CRO), Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Markos Michaelides (SUI)
26 April 2013
20:00 (EET)
Pınar Karşıyaka Turkey 66–62 Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Karşıyaka Arena, Izmir
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Benjamin Jimenez Trujillo (ESP), Saverio Lanzarini (ITA)

Third place game[edit]

28 April 2013
16:30 (EET)
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Germany 84–76 France BCM Gravelines
Karşıyaka Arena, Izmir
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Sreten Radovic (CRO), Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Milos Koljensic (MNE)

Final[edit]

28 April 2013
19:00 (EET)
Pınar Karşıyaka Turkey 76–77 Russia Krasnye Krylia Samara
Karşıyaka Arena, Izmir
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Benjamin Jimenez Trujillo (ESP), Saverio Lanzarini (ITA)

Awards[edit]

MVP Weekly[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Player Team Rating
1 United States Franklin Hassell Israel Hapoel Holon 37
2 Hungary Márton Báder Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK 45
3 United States Brandon Brown Cyprus Pizza Express Apollon 32
4 United States Matthew Shaw Hungary Lami-Véd Körmend 38
5 United States Sean May France Paris-Levallois 38
6 United States Bryan Hopkins Belgium Antwerp Giants 38

Last 16[edit]

Week Player Team Rating
1 United States Lawrence Hill Israel Hapoel Holon 37
2 United States Bobby Dixon Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 34
3 United States Jerome Dyson Israel Hapoel Holon 33
4 United States Kyle Weems Germany Telekom Baskets 35
5 United States Franklin Hassell Israel Hapoel Holon 31
6 United States Jonte Flowers Finland Joensuun Kataja 31

Quarterfinals[edit]

Game Player Team Rating
1 United States Will Thomas Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 29
2 United States Will Thomas Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 29
3 United States Adam Chubb Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg 29
United States Rickey Paulding Germany EWE Baskets Oldenburg
United States Will Thomas Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka

Final Four[edit]

Player Team
United States Chester Simmons Russia Krasnye Krylia Samara

Individual statistics[edit]

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1 United States Frank Hassell Israel Hapoel Holon 11 222 20.2
2 United States Sean May France Paris-Levallois Basket 13 258 19.8
3 United States Jerome Dyson Israel Hapoel Holon 12 225 18.8
4 United States Robert Dixon Turkey Pinar Karsiyaka 17 310 18.2
5 United States Jonte Flowers Finland Joensuun Kataja 15 269 17.9

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1 United States Frank Hassell Israel Hapoel Holon 11 128 11.6
2 Hungary Marton Bader Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK 12 118 9.8
3 United States Lawrence Hill Israel Hapoel Holon 12 98 8.2
4 United States Sean May France Paris-Levallois Basket 13 101 7.8
5 Nigeria Chinemelu Elonu Turkey Tofaş S.K. 15 269 7.6

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1 United States Aaron Miles Russia BC Krasnye Krylia 16 110 6.9
2 France Andrew Albicy France Paris-Levallois Basket 15 96 6.4
3 United States Jared Jordan Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 14 83 5.9
4 United States Bobby Dixon Turkey Pinar Karsiyaka 17 92 5.4
5 United States Willie Deane Ukraine BC Khimik 15 71 4.7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA Europe 28 June 2012
  2. ^ Pınar Karşıyaka will host Final Four FIBA Europe. March 27, 2013

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