FIBA Europe Cup
|Founded||30 June 2015|
|Number of teams||32 (regular season)
|Level on pyramid||4|
|Current champions||Nanterre 92 (1st title)|
|Most championships||2 teams (1 title)|
|2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup|
The FIBA Europe Cup is an annual professional basketball club competition organised by FIBA for eligible European basketball clubs. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions, but this is not the only deciding factor, as sometimes clubs which did not finished in the highest place qualify.
On June 30, 2015, FIBA announced it would start a new league to compete with Euroleague Basketball's EuroCup. The new competition, that replaced EuroChallenge, was supposed to be open for up to 100 teams to enter.
The first FIBA Europe Cup game was played on October 21, 2015, when Donar Groningen beat Egis Körmend 78–71. In the 2016–17 season, FIBA started the Basketball Champions League and since then teams from the Champions League can be transferred to the Europe Cup through their position.
The tournament proper begins with a regular season of 32 teams, divided into two conferences of four groups each. Seeding is used whilst making the draw for this stage, whilst teams from the same country may not be drawn into groups together. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format. The winning team and runner-up from each group then progress to the second round with 16 teams divided into four groups. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format.
For the play-offs, the winning team and runner-up from each group joins with the fifth-placed teams and sixth-placed teams dropped from the Basketball Champions League regular season and plays in a two-legged format. The regular season is played from October to December and the second round is played from December to January, whilst the play-offs start in February.
The Finals were played in either a Final Four tournament format or with a two-legged series.
|Champion||Score||Runner-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
|Home and away||
|Telekom Baskets Bonn and Telenet Oostende|
Final Four MVP's
|2015–16||Robertson, QuantezQuantez Robertson||United States||Fraport Skyliners|||
Performance by club
||Winners||Runners-up||Years won||Years runner-up|
|Rebounds|| Maurice Sutton
Source: FIBA Europe Cup As of 2 May 2017.
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- "2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). FIBA.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
- "Frankfurt Topple Varese For Maiden European Title". FIBA Europe. 1 May 2016.