1996–97 FIBA EuroCup

1996–97 FIBA EuroCup

Sports season

The 1996–97 FIBA EuroCup was the thirty-first edition of FIBA's 2nd-tier level European-wide professional club basketball competition. it occurred between September 17, 1996, and April 15, 1997. The competition was won by Real Madrid Teka, who beat Mash Jeans Verona, by a score of 78–64 in the final.

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Competition system

  • 48 teams (national domestic cup champions, plus the best qualified teams from the most important European national domestic leagues), entered a preliminary group stage, divided into eight groups of six teams each, and played a round-robin. The final standings were based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams, after the group stage, the following criteria were used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The top four teams from each group qualified for a 1/16 Final Playoff (X-pairings, home and away games), where the winners advanced further to 1/8 Finals, 1/4 Finals, and 1/2 Final.
  • The Final was played at a predetermined venue.

Country ranking

For the 1996–1997 FIBA EuroCup, the countries are allocated places according to their place on the FIBA country rankings, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 1993–94 to 1995–96.[1]

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Team allocation

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual Playoffs
  • CW: Cup winners
  • WC: Wild card

Preliminary group stage

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Round of 32

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Round of 16

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April 15, Eleftheria Indoor Hall, Nicosia

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1996–97 FIBA EuroCup Champions

Real Madrid Teka
4th title


FIBA Saporta Cup Finals MVP

See also

  1. "Linguasport – FIBA Country Ranking (B)". www.linguasport.com. Retrieved 2020-05-31.

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