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1991–92 FIBA European League

Sports season

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1991–92 FIBA European League
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Regular Season
Top scorer Nikos Galis (Aris)
Final Four
Champions Partizan
  Runners-up Montigalà Joventut
Final Four MVP Sašha Danilović (Partizan)
FIBA European League seasons

The 1991–92 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1991–92 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 35th installment of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague). The competition's Final Four was held at the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. It was won by Partizan, who defeated Montigalà Joventut, by a result of 71–70.

This season of the competition also marked an end to the era of European national domestic league champions only participation, as it featured an expanded competition, that included national domestic league champions, the current league title holders, and some other teams from the most important national domestic leagues. That also was in accordance with the league being renamed, and being called the FIBA European League (or shortened to FIBA EuroLeague) championship for men's clubs. This was because the new competition format was closer to a true European League in style. It was a name the competition would keep for the next four editions of the competition as well.

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Competition system

  • 33 teams (the cup title holder, national domestic league champions, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues) played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The sixteen remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered the Regular Season Group Stage, divided into two groups of eight teams, playing a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was 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 after the Regular Season Group Stage qualified for a Quarterfinal Playoff (X-pairings, best of 3 games).
  • The four winners of the Quarterfinal Playoff qualified for the Final Stage (Final Four), which was played at a predetermined venue.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Möllersdorf Traiskirchen 158–213 Maes Pils 78–107 80–106
Pezoporikos Larnaca 175–174 USK Praha 92–88 83–86
Partizani Tirana 146–208 Aris 79–98 67–110
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 213–157 Steaua București 111–78 102–79
Union Sportive Hiefenech 161–182 Vevey 84–84 77–98

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maes Pils 175–150 Kingston 86–76 89–74
Pezoporikos Larnaca 162–233 Knorr Bologna 88–109 74–124
Śląsk Wrocław 162–181 Aris 74–75 88–106
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 144–148 Commodore Den Helder 89–75 55–73
Vevey 163–199 Kalev 81–86 82–113
Scania Södertälje 154–195 Estudiantes Caja Postal 76–98 78–97
KTP 154–211 Philips Milano 84–105 70–106
Fenerbahçe 123–174 FC Barcelona Banca Catalana 73–79 50–95
Szolnoki Olajbányász 137–181 Partizan 65–92 72–89
CSKA Sofia 140–235 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 77–132 63–103
Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur 150–208 Cibona 76–111 74–97
Benfica 163–164 Olympique Antibes 89–76 74–88
Automatically qualified to the group stage

Regular season

The Regular Season begins on October 31.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advance to Quarterfinals

Group A

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Knorr Bologna 14 24 10 4 1229 1148 +81
2. FC Barcelona Banca Catalana 14 24 10 4 1205 1129 +76
3. Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 24 10 4 1311 1254 +57
4. Cibona* 14 23 9 5 1287 1232 +55
5. Slobodna Dalmacija* 14 21 7 7 1271 1270 +1
6. Olympique Antibes 14 18 4 10 1291 1385 -94
7. Kalev 14 17 3 11 1281 1354 -73
8. Phonola Caserta 14 14 3 11 1185 1288 -103

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Montigalà Joventut 14 25 11 3 1276 1114 +162
2. Estudiantes Caja Postal 14 24 10 4 1145 1096 +49
3. Philips Milano 14 24 10 4 1264 1161 +103
4. Partizan* 14 23 9 5 1178 1077 +101
5. Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14 21 7 7 1217 1154 +63
6. Maes Pils 14 18 4 10 1112 1230 -118
7. Aris 14 17 3 11 1139 1359 -220
8. Commodore Den Helder 14 16 2 12 1050 1190 -140

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Quarterfinals

Seeded teams played games 2 and 3 at home.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Partizan 2–1 Knorr Bologna 78–65 60–61 69–65
Philips Milano 2–0 FC Barcelona Banca Catalana 80–79 86–71
Cibona 0–2 Montigalà Joventut 68–73 67–92
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 1–2 Estudiantes Caja Postal 98–97 74–98 54–55

Overview of "Aggregate score" article

Final four

Semifinals

April 14, Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Partizan 82–75 Philips Milano
Montigalà Joventut 91–69 Estudiantes Argentaria

3rd place game

April 16, Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Philips Milano 99–81 Estudiantes Argentaria

Final

April 16, Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Partizan 71–70 Montigalà Joventut
1991–92 FIBA European League
Champions

Partizan
1st Title

Final standings

Team
Partizan
Montigalà Joventut
Philips Milano
Estudiantes Argentaria

Awards

Award Player Club Ref.
Season Top Scorer Nikos Galis Aris
Final Four MVP Sašha Danilović Partizan
Finals Top Scorer Sašha Danilović Partizan

1992 FIBA European League All-Final Four Team

Position Player Club Ref.
Point guard Aleksandar Djordjevic Partizan
[1]
Shooting guard Predrag Danilović (MVP) Partizan
Small forward Jordi Villacampa Montigalà Joventut
Power forward Harold Pressley Montigalà Joventut
Center Slaviša Koprivica Partizan

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