2003–04 ULEB Cup

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ULEB Cup
Season 2003–04
Champions Israel Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
(1st title)
Runners-up Spain Real Madrid
Teams 36 (competition proper)
Awards
Finals MVP Russia Kelly McCarty
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Bulgaria Priest Lauderdale
28.0
Points United States Rasheed Brokenborough
26.6
Rebounds Netherlands Geert Hammink
11.5
Assists Croatia Ivan Tomas
4.8

The 2003–04 ULEB Cup was the second season of the second-tier level European professional club basketball competition, EuroCup Basketball, organized by the Euroleague Basketball Company. The EuroCup is the European-wide league level that is one tier below the EuroLeague level. Thirty-six teams participated in the competition. The final was held on April 13, in Charleroi, Belgium, between Real Madrid and Hapoel Jerusalem, the latter winning it by a score of 82–73.

Teams of the 2003–2004 ULEB Cup[edit]

Format[edit]

The 2003–04 ULEB Cup featured a total of 36 teams, divided into six groups of six. The round-robin group stage was followed by knock-out stages. The regular season began in November 2003.

Regular season[edit]

All 36 teams in 6 groups played a round-robin competition, home and away. Two teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage (eighth-finals). Four teams with best third place records in their respective groups also advanced to the knockout stage.

Eighth-finals[edit]

The winners from the eighthfinals advanced to the quarterfinals. The matches were played as two games, home and away. The match winners were determined by point differential.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The winners from the quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals. The matches were played as two games, home and away. The match winners were determined by point differential.

Semifinals[edit]

The winners from the semifinals advanced to the finals. The matches were played as two games, home and away. The match winners were determined by point differential.

Final[edit]

The match was played as one game.

Regular season[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group, plus highest-ranked third-place team, advance to Top 16

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Breil Milano 10 8 2 787 684 103
2. Spain Real Madrid 10 7 3 804 728 76
3. Bulgaria Lukoil Academic 10 7 3 855 828 27
4. Germany Opel Skyliners 10 6 4 786 715 71
5. Croatia Zagreb 10 2 8 776 882 -106
6. Netherlands Demon Astronauts 10 0 10 656 827 -171

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Caprabo Lleida 10 8 2 796 729 67
2. Spain Auna Gran Canaria 10 7 3 770 670 100
3. Germany RheinEnergie Köln 10 6 4 740 785 -45
4. Croatia Zadar 10 5 5 773 734 39
5. Serbia and Montenegro Atlas 10 3 7 748 774 -26
6. Austria Superfund Bulls 10 1 9 710 845 -135

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Metis Varese 10 7 3 844 770 74
2. Latvia Ventspils 10 7 3 811 772 39
3. Belgium Spirou 10 6 4 756 759 -3
4. Serbia and Montenegro Crvena zvezda 10 5 5 819 815 4
5. Spain Etosa Alicante 10 3 7 769 820 -51
6. France Gravelines-Dunkerque 10 2 8 705 768 -63

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Serbia and Montenegro Reflex FMP 10 9 1 806 714 92
2. Israel Hapoel Migdal 10 6 4 833 800 33
3. Spain DKV Joventut 10 6 4 801 781 20
4. Belgium Go Pass Verviers-Pepinster 10 3 7 755 779 -24
5. Italy Carisbo Bologna 10 3 7 769 816 -53
6. Germany Telekom Bonn 10 3 7 747 815 -68

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Adecco Estudiantes 10 9 1 833 728 105
2. Greece Makedonikos 10 6 4 778 786 -8
3. France Le Mans 10 5 5 791 773 18
4. Serbia and Montenegro Budućnost 10 5 5 820 835 -15
5. Netherlands EiffelTowers Nijmegen 10 3 7 818 832 -14
6. Germany Energy Braunschweig 10 2 8 769 855 -86

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 10 8 2 786 660 126
2. Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 10 7 3 790 696 94
3. United Kingdom Brighton Bears 10 4 6 791 807 -16
4. Croatia Split CO 10 4 6 792 868 -76
5. France Cholet 10 4 6 762 817 -55
6. Greece Ionikos Egnatia Bank 10 3 7 794 867 -73

Top 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Makedonikos Greece 147–153 Spain Caprabo Lleida 89–63 58–90
Spirou Belgium 147–158 Spain Adecco Estudiantes 56–74 91–84
Real Madrid Spain 148–131 Spain Auna Gran Canaria 87–68 61–63
RheinEnergie Köln Germany 143–151 Italy Metis Varese 81–70 62–81
Ventspils Latvia 157–174 Serbia and Montenegro Reflex FMP 68–79 89–95
DKV Joventut Spain 147–143 Italy Breil Milano 78–62 69–81
Hapoel Migdal Israel 159–153 Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 77–67 82–86
Lukoil Academic Bulgaria 155–185 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 77–80 78–105

Quarter finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hapoel Migdal Israel 159–153 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 79–72 80–81
Caprabo Lleida Spain 150–169 Spain Adecco Estudiantes 82–73 68–96
Real Madrid Spain 130–124 Italy Metis Varese 68–67 62–57
Reflex FMP Serbia and Montenegro 160–156 Spain DKV Joventut 81–73 79–83

Semi finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Reflex FMP Serbia and Montenegro 146–148 Israel Hapoel Migdal 70–69 76–79
Adecco Estudiantes Spain 148–165 Spain Real Madrid 75–83 73–82

Final[edit]

April 13, Spiroudome, Charleroi

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Real Madrid Spain 72–83 Israel Hapoel Migdal


2003–04 ULEB Cup Champions
Israel
Hapoel Migdal
1st title

Finals MVP[edit]

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