1987-88 FIBA European Champions Cup
1987-88 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
Regular Season
Final Four
ChampionsItaly Tracer Milano
  Runners-upIsrael Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Final Four MVPUnited States Bob McAdoo (Tracer Milano)
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1987-88 FIBA European Champions Cup season was the 31st season of the FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by Tracer Milano, after they beat Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 90-84. It was the first season in the competition's modern era where the Final Four format was used to decide the champion. The 1988 FIBA European Champions Cup Final Four was held at Flanders Expo Pavilion in Ghent, Belgium, on 5-7 April 1988. Bob McAdoo was named Final Four MVP.

Competition system

  • 23 teams (European national domestic league champions only), playing in a tournament system, played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The eight remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered a Quarterfinal Group Stage, played as a round-robin. The final standings were based on individual wins and defeats. In case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used: 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 after the Quarterfinal Group Stage qualified for the final stage (Final Four), played at a predetermined venue.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEL Cyprus 143-193 Hungary Körmendi Dózsa 72-84 71-109
Benfica Portugal 230-161 Luxembourg Sparta Bertrange 122-77 108-84
Klosterneuburg Austria 200-221 Switzerland Pully 93-104 107-117
Nashua EBBC Netherlands 178-161 Finland NMKY Helsinki 91-78 87-83
Zbrojovka Brno Czechoslovakia 189-173 England Portsmouth 94-76 95-97
Södertälje Sweden 179-159 Belgium Maes Pils 89-93 90-69
MIM Livingston Scotland 170-189 West Germany Saturn Köln 82-98 88-91

Round of 16

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Balkan Botevgrad Bulgaria 167-190 Italy Tracer Milano 79-93 88-97
Orthez France 212-167 Turkey Karyaka 124-82 88-85
FC Barcelona Spain 269-134 Poland ?l?sk Wroc?aw 129-65 140-69
Körmendi Dózsa Hungary 165-231 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 94-130 71-101
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv Israel 192-165 Portugal Benfica 111-86 81-79
Pully Switzerland 229-240 Greece Aris 125-127 104-113
Nashua EBBC Netherlands 184-161 Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno 87-78 97-83
Södertälje Sweden 207-257 West Germany Saturn Köln 119-126 88-131

Quarterfinal round

Key to colors
     Top four places in the group advance to Final four
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 14 24 10 4 1290 1260
2. Greece Aris 14 23 9 5 1346 1315
3. Italy Tracer Milano 14 23 9 5 1304 1286
4. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 22 8 6 1326 1320
5. Spain FC Barcelona 14 21 7 7 1367 1278
6. West Germany Saturn Köln 14 19 5 9 1402 1415
7. France Orthez 14 18 4 10 1210 1229
8. Netherlands Nashua EBBC 14 18 4 10 1299 1441

Final four

Semifinals

April 5, Flanders Expo, Ghent

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 82-87 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Aris Greece 82-87 Italy Tracer Milano

3rd place game

April 7, Flanders Expo, Ghent

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 105-93 Greece Aris

Final

April 7, Flanders Expo, Ghent

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Tracer Milano Italy 90-84 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
1987-88 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Italy
Tracer Milano
3rd Title

Final standings

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Final Four MVP

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

References

External links


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