2002–03 ULEB Cup

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ULEB Cup
Champions Spain Pamesa Valencia
(1st title)
Runners-up Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto
Teams 24 (competition proper)
Games played 150
Duration 15 October 2002 – 24 April 2003 (competition proper)
Awards
Finals MVP Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Tomašević

The 2002–03 ULEB Cup was the inagural season of Europe's secondary club basketball tournament organised by ULEB. The 2003 ULEB Cup Finals were played between Pamesa Valencia and Krka Novo Mesto, and won by Valencia, their first title in a European competition. As the winners of the 2002–03 ULEB Cup, Valencia qualified for the 2003–04 Euroleague.

Team allocation[edit]

A total of 24 teams, instead of the initial 32, participated in the 2002–03 ULEB Cup.[1][2][3]

Distribution[edit]

The table below shows the default access list.[1]

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Regular season
(32 teams)
Elimination rounds
(16 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the regular season
  • 4 group runners-up from the regular season
  • 4 group third-placed teams from the regular season
  • 4 group fourth-placed teams from the regular season

Teams[edit]

League positions after Playoffs of the previous season shown in parentheses:[2][3]

Regular season
Spain Adecco Estudiantes (4th) Italy Eurocellulari Roseto (9th) Germany RheinEnergie Köln (2nd) Slovenia Pivovarna Laško (3rd)
Spain Pamesa Valencia (6th) Italy Metis Varèse (10th) Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn (3rd) Croatia Zadar (2nd)
Spain Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada (7th) Italy Snaidero Udine (12th) Germany Opel Skyliners (4th) Netherlands Ricoh Astronauts (1st)
Spain Caprabo Lleida (8th) France Cholet (3rd) Belgium Telindus Oostende (1st) Russia Ural Great Perm (1st)
Spain DKV Joventut (9th) France Élan Chalon (4th) Belgium Spirou Charleroi (2nd) Serbia and Montenegro FMP Železnik (3rd)
Italy Generali Group Trieste (7th) France Gravelines (5th) Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto (2nd) Turkey Darüssafaka (3rd)

Round and draw dates[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[3][4][5]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Regular season Matchday 1 16 July 2002 15 October 2002
Matchday 2 22 October 2002
Matchday 3 29 October 2002
Matchday 4 5 November 2002
Matchday 5 12 November 2002
Matchday 6 3 December 2002
Matchday 7 10 December 2002
Matchday 8 17 December 2002
Matchday 9 7 January 2003
Matchday 10 14 January 2003
Elimination rounds Eighthfinals 15 January 2003 4 February 2003 11 February 2003
Quarterfinals 25 February 2003 4 March 2003
Semifinals 18 March 2003 25 March 2003
Finals 15 April 2003 24 April 2003

Regular season[edit]

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The four first qualified teams advanced to the elimination rounds, while the two last teams were eliminated.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 France Gravelines 10 7 3 851 796 +55 Advance to elimination rounds
2 Spain DKV Joventut 10 6 4 837 824 +13
3 Russia Ural Great Perm 10 5 5 877 824 +53
4 Italy Snaidero Udine 10 5 5 823 805 +18
5 Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 10 4 6 786 845 −59
6 Spain Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada 10 3 7 809 889 −80
Source: ULEB Cup

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Serbia and Montenegro FMP Železnik 10 9 1 796 669 +127 Advance to elimination rounds
2 Spain Pamesa Valencia 10 8 2 847 710 +137
3 Italy Eurocellulari Roseto 10 5 5 786 778 +8
4 Slovenia Pivovarna Laško 10 4 6 751 828 −77
5 Germany Opel Skyliners 10 3 7 731 795 −64
6 Belgium Telindus Oostende 10 1 9 748 879 −131
Source: ULEB Cup

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 10 7 3 869 802 +67 Advance to elimination rounds
2 Spain Adecco Estudiantes 10 7 3 890 794 +96
3 Germany RheinEnergie Köln 10 6 4 814 811 +3
4 Italy Generali Group Trieste 10 4 6 806 849 −43
5 France Élan Chalon 10 4 6 785 821 −36
6 Turkey Darüssafaka 10 2 8 779 866 −87
Source: ULEB Cup

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Metis Varèse 10 6 4 784 769 +15 Advance to elimination rounds
2 Spain Caprabo Lleida 10 6 4 838 794 +44
3 Belgium Spirou Charleroi 10 6 4 780 764 +16
4 Croatia Zadar 10 5 5 794 828 −34
5 France Cholet 10 4 6 830 820 +10
6 Netherlands Ricoh Astronauts 10 3 7 761 812 −51
Source: ULEB Cup

Elimination rounds[edit]

In the elimination rounds, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, with the overall cumulative score determining the winner of a round. Thus, the score of one single game can be tied.

In the draw for the elimination rounds, the four group winners and four group runners-up were seeded, and the four group third-placed teams and four group fourh-placed teams were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same country could not be drawn against each other.

Bracket[edit]

 
Eighthfinals
February 4 – February 11
Quarterfinals
February 25 – March 4
Semifinals
March 18 – March 25
Finals
April 15 – April 24
 
                                           
 
 
 
 
Belgium Spirou Charleroi 64 57 121
 
 
 
Spain DKV Joventut 56 73 129
 
Spain DKV Joventut 80 68 148
 
 
 
Serbia and Montenegro FMP Železnik 66 77 143
 
Italy Generali Trieste 73 86 159
 
 
 
Serbia and Montenegro FMP Železnik 91 81 172
 
Spain DKV Joventut 82 66 148
 
 
 
Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 69 82 151
 
Russia Ural Great Perm 84 69 153
 
 
 
Spain Caprabo Lleida 79 86 165
 
Spain Caprabo Lleida 91 77 168
 
 
 
Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 86 94 180
 
Slovenia Pivovarna Laško 78 69 147
 
 
 
Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 79 76 155
 
Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 78 76 154
 
 
 
Spain Pamesa Valencia 90 78 168
 
Germany RheinEnergie Köln 72 84 156
 
 
 
Spain Pamesa Valencia 76 93 169
 
Spain Pamesa Valencia 105 80 185
 
 
 
Croatia Zadar 84 93 177
 
Croatia Zadar 94 64 158
 
 
 
France Gravelines 71 78 149
 
Spain Pamesa Valencia 68 68 136
 
 
 
Spain Adecco Estudiantes 55 75 130
 
Italy Eurocellulari Roseto 80 68 148
 
 
 
Spain Adecco Estudiantes 72 84 156
 
Spain Adecco Estudiantes 77 101 178
 
 
 
Italy Metis Varèse 59 88 147
 
Italy Snaidero Udine 83 59 142
 
 
Italy Metis Varèse 77 73 150
 

Source: ULEB Cup

Eighthfinals[edit]

The first legs were played on 4 February, and the second legs were played on 11 February 2003.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spirou Charleroi Belgium 121–129 Spain DKV Joventut 64–56 57–73
Generali Group Trieste Italy 159–172 Serbia and Montenegro FMP Železnik 73–91 86–81
Ural Great Perm Russia 153–165 Spain Caprabo Lleida 84–79 69–86
Pivovarna Laško Slovenia 147–155 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 78–79 69–76
RheinEnergie Köln Germany 156–169 Spain Pamesa Valencia 72–76 84–93
Zadar Croatia 158–149 France Gravelines 94–71 64–78
Eurocellulari Roseto Italy 148–156 Spain Adecco Estudiantes 80–72 68–84
Snaidero Udine Italy 142–150 Italy Metis Varèse 83–77 59–73

Quarterfinals[edit]

The first legs were played on 25 February, and the second legs were played on 4 March 2003.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
DKV Joventut Spain 148–143 Serbia and Montenegro FMP Železnik 80–66 68–77
Caprabo Lleida Spain 168–180 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 91–86 77–94
Pamesa Valencia Spain 185–177 Croatia Zadar 105–84 80–93
Adecco Estudiantes Spain 178–147 Italy Metis Varèse 77–59 101–88

Semifinals[edit]

The first legs were played on 18 March, and the second legs were played on 25 March 2003.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
DKV Joventut Spain 148–151 Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 82–69 66–82
Pamesa Valencia Spain 136–130 Spain Adecco Estudiantes 68–55 68–75

Finals[edit]

Main article: 2003 ULEB Cup Finals

The first leg was played on 15 April, and the second leg was played on 24 April 2003.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Krka Novo Mesto Slovenia 154–168 Spain Pamesa Valencia 78–90 76–78

Awards[edit]

Finals MVP[edit]

Player Team
Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Tomašević Spain Pamesa Valencia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ULEB assembly approves 32-team ULEB Cup". Euroleague. 8 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2 August 2002. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "ULEB approves 24-team format". ULEB Cup. 15 July 2002. Archived from the original on 12 May 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "ULEB Cup Draw results!!!". ULEB Cup. 16 July 2002. Archived from the original on 30 July 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "ULEB Cup Media Guide" (PDF). Euroleague. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Week 10: Roseto, Lleida, Trieste, Ural advance!". ULEB Cup. 14 January 2002. Archived from the original on 14 May 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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