2007–08 FIBA EuroCup

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FIBA EuroCup
Season 2007–08
Champions Latvia Barons LMT (1st title)
Runners-up Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut
Third place Cyprus AEL Limassol
Fourth place Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock
Teams 32
Awards
Final Four MVP Lithuania Giedrius Gustas
Statistical leaders
Points United States Adrian Henning
20.6
Rebounds Nigeria Kenny Adeleke
11.0
Assists Croatia Jakov Vladovic
6.8

The FIBA EuroCup is the former name of an international professional basketball club competition for clubs throughout Europe that was renamed the FIBA EuroChallenge in July 2008. The 2007–08 season, the last for the competition under the EuroCup banner, featured 38 competing teams, from 23 different countries. The draw for the groups was held on August 5, 2007, at the Kempinski Hotel in Munich.

The 2007–08 FIBA EuroCup, organized by FIBA Europe, was the fifth season of the competition regarded as the third-strongest pan-European club basketball competition, behind the Euroleague and ULEB Cup, the latter of which was renamed the Eurocup for 2008–09.

Format[edit]

In all, 38 teams were involved. Teams from the lowest ranked countries or teams who took lower place in their national championship play in Elimination Round 1. The winners of Elimination Round 1 meet teams who took higher place in their national championship in Elimination Round 2. The winners from Elimination Round 2, advance to the group stage (Qualifying Round). After group stage, teams play Quarter Final Round and then Final Four.

Elimination Round 1[edit]

In all in Elimination Round 1 12 teams. Each team plays two games (home and away). Winners from Elimination Round 1 advance to Elimination Round 2.

Elimination Round 2[edit]

The winners from Elimination Round 1 advance to Elimination Round 2. There also two games (home and away). The winners Elimination Round 2 advance to the group stage (Qualifying Round).

Qualifying Round[edit]

The winners of Elimination Round 2 advance to the Qualifying Round (group stage). In all in the group 16 teams. It: Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D. The matches plays round-robin competition (home and away). Top two places advance to Quarter Final.

Quarter Final[edit]

Top two places of the groups advance to Quarter Final. The Quarter Finals games will be played two game (if need three games). The winners of the Quarter Final Round advance to the Final Four.

Final Four[edit]

Winners of the Quarter Final Round advance to the Final Four. It Semi-Finals and Final (including match for third place also). It was held on April 18 and April 20, in Cyprus, Spyros Kyprianou Arena.

Teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: title holders;):

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • CW: Cup winners
Greece PAOK (6th) Russia Lokomotiv Rostov (5th) Croatia Zagreb (3rd) France Cholet (7th)
Greece Olympia Larissa (7th) Russia Spartak Saint Petersburg (8th) Croatia Cedevita Zagreb (5th) France BCM Gravelines (8th)
Greece Maroussi (8th) Russia CSK VSS Samara (9th) Romania Elba Timişoara (4th) Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6th)
Greece AEK Athens (9th) Russia Ural Great (10th) Romania U Mobitelco Cluj (5th) Bosnia and Herzegovina Igokea (3rd)
Greece Olympiada Patras (10th) Ukraine Cherkaski Mavpy (3rd) Bulgaria Spartak Pleven (6th) Czech Republic Prostějov (3rd)
Cyprus Proteas EKA AEL (1st) Ukraine Khimik (4th) Denmark Bakken Bears (1st) Estonia Tartu Rock (1st)
Cyprus APOEL (2nd) Ukraine Dnipro (6th) Finland Lappeenranta (6th) Georgia (country) Energy Invest Rustavi (1st)
Cyprus Keravnos (3rd) Ukraine Odessa (9th) Iceland KR (2nd) Israel Ironi Nahariya (5th)
Republic of Macedonia Strumica 2005 (1st) Latvia Barons/LMT (3rd) Turkey Banvit (7th) Sweden Plannja (1st)
Netherlands MyGuide Amsterdam (6th) Slovenia Zlatorog Laško (4th)

Preliminary rounds[edit]

First elimination round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Energy Invest Rustavi Georgia (country) 140–188 Netherlands MyGuide Amsterdam 77–87 63–101
Dnipro Ukraine 146–145 Romania Elba Timişoara 64–74 71–82
Cedevita Zagreb Croatia 145–147 Republic of Macedonia Strumica 2005 76–72 75–69
Spartak Pleven Bulgaria 147–156 Greece Olympiada Patras 76–71 85–71
Spartak Saint Petersburg Russia 174–162 Ukraine Odessa 86–76 86–88
Igokea Bosnia and Herzegovina 139–133 Denmark Bakken Bears 68–62 71–71

Second elimination round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympiada Patras Greece 157–126 Russia Ural Great 66–80 77–60
Spartak Saint Petersburg Russia 146–140 Greece Maroussi 62–65 75–84
Strumica Republic of Macedonia 126–154 Russia Lokomotiv Rostov 57–67 87–69
Igokea Bosnia and Herzegovina 171–179 Ukraine Khimik 102–80 99–69
Barons LMT Latvia 161–160 Israel Iscar Nahariya 81–77 83–80
MyGuide Amsterdam Netherlands 125–161 Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut 63–73 62–88
Dnipro Ukraine 122–168 Cyprus AEL Limassol 53–64 69–104
Plannja Sweden 143–175 Russia CSK VSS Samara 73–91 70–84
KR Iceland 162–191 Turkey Banvit 79–96 83–95
Zlatorog Laško Slovenia 146–155 Greece Olympia Larissa 64–72 82–83
Lappeenranta Finland 173–166 Cyprus Keravnos 87–71 86–95
Tartu Ülikool/Rock Estonia 170–141 Czech Republic Prostějov 94–69 72–76
PAOK Greece 150–139 Romania U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca 79–74 71–65
AEK Athens Greece 146–160 France Cholet 91–82 55–78
Zagreb Croatia 185–150 France BCM Gravelines 85–62 100–88
APOEL Cyprus 173–178 Ukraine Cherkaski Mavpy 90–74 83–104

Qualifying round[edit]

A total number of sixteen teams participated in the qualifying round. They were divided over four groups of in each four teams. The top two teams in each group advance to quarter-final playoffs. The matches were played in a round-robin competition.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification TAR SAM LAP PAOK
1 Estonia Tartu University Rock 6 5 1 481 438 +43 11 Advance to quarter-finals 77–57 78–72 90–80
2 Russia CSK VSS Samara 6 5 1 459 426 +33 11 77–65 94–82 80–61
3 Finland Lappeenranta 6 1 5 483 506 −23 7 94–102 76–78 83–74
4 Greece PAOK Marfin 6 1 5 418 471 −53 7 58–69 65–73 80–76
Source: EuroCup

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification MON URA MAV BAN
1 Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut 6 4 2 449 422 +27 10 Advance to quarter-finals 81–60 72–67 85–81
2 Russia Ural Great 6 4 2 461 429 +32 10 60–58 93–73 77–74
3 Ukraine Cherkaski Mavpy 6 3 3 465 507 −42 9 76–72 72–101 87–81
4 Turkey Banvit 6 1 5 473 490 −17 7 78–81 71–70 88–90
Source: EuroCup

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification AEL ZAG OLY SPA
1 Cyprus Proteas EKA AEL 6 4 2 494 455 +39 10 Advance to quarter-finals 103–80 91–71 72–71
2 Croatia Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje 6 4 2 460 461 −1 10 82–77 63–58 80–76
3 Greece Olympia Larissa 6 3 3 400 416 −16 9 74–70 64–63 58–63
4 Russia Spartak Saint Petersburg 6 1 5 436 458 −22 7 77–81 83–92 66–75
Source: EuroCup

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification BAR KHI LOK CHO
1 Latvia Barons LMT 6 4 2 463 439 +24 10 Advance to quarter-finals 78–84 87–75 76–66
2 Ukraine Khimik 6 4 2 449 436 +13 10 65–71 78–62 75–72
3 Russia Lokomotiv Rostov 6 2 4 423 438 −15 8 69–73 76–65 84–64
4 France Cholet 6 2 4 430 461 −31 8 80–78 77–82 71–66
Source: EuroCup

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Tartu University Rock Estonia 2–1 Russia Ural Great 78–75 61–68 89–77
Dexia Mons-Hainaut Belgium 2–0 Russia CSK VSS Samara 92–66 87–86
Proteas EKA AEL Cyprus 2–0 Ukraine Khimik 70–65 87–76
Barons LMT Latvia 2–1 Croatia Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje 67–58 74–80 96–91

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four was held from 18 until 20 April 2008 in Limassol, Spyros Kyprianou Arena.

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
18 April
 
 
Estonia Tartu University Rock 82
 
20 April
 
Latvia Barons LMT 88
 
Latvia Barons LMT 63
 
18 April
 
Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut 62
 
Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut 70
 
 
Cyprus Proteas EKA AEL 55
 
Third place
 
 
20 April
 
 
Estonia Tartu University Rock 70
 
 
Cyprus Proteas EKA AEL 79

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