2017–18 BIBL season

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2017–18 BIBL
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Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 8
Dates October 10, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Final positions
Champions Bulgaria Levski (3rd title)
Runners-up Kosovo Bashkimi

The 2017–18 BIBL season is the 10th edition of Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL). The competition started on 10 October 2017.[1]

Competition format[edit]

Eight teams joined the competition and played a round robin tournament where each team faced the others in home and away games. The top two teams qualified directly for the Final Four, whereas the teams finishing on ranks 3-6 played in additional two-legged playoffs to fill the remaining two places. The league winner will be determined on a Final Four tournament, hosted by Rislki Sportist at Arena Samokov.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RIL BLO LEV ACA BAS TIR IBA KUM
1 Bulgaria Rilski Sportist 12 11 1 1001 835 +166 23 Advance to Final Four 64–87 75–62 92–85 20–0 94–79 89–71
2 Republic of Macedonia Blokotehna 12 10 2 1068 898 +170 22 84–85 74–63 80–71 93–71 100–68 90–79
3 Bulgaria Levski 12 7 5 995 907 +88 19 Qualification to play-offs 77–109 99–93 89–81 98–86 105–52 95–53 85−78
4 Bulgaria Academic Plovdiv 12 5 7 1020 932 +88 17 82–85 82–86 67–69 102–61 90–69 91–70
5 Kosovo Bashkimi 12 5 7 882 982 −100 17 69–105 75–91 70–63 87–78 101–95 100–84
6 Albania Tirana 12 3 9 920 1095 −175 15 78–99 67–92 79–76 61–97 75–69 95–65 75−73
7 Montenegro Ibar 12 1 11 893 1130 −237 13 61–84 74–98 68–99 83–94 78–93 107–102
8 Republic of Macedonia Kumanovo[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Expelled 80−96 86−90 96−92
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2018. Source: BIBL xscores
Notes:
  1. ^ Kumanovo terminated its participation due to inability to fulfil its financial obligations. All its results were annulled and its remaining games - —.[3]

Quarterfinals[edit]

27 March 2018
18:30
Tirana Albania 67–73 Bulgaria Levski
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 23–11, 13–23, 18–25
Pts: Hysenagolli 23
Rebs: Shima 10
Asts: Shima 6
Pts: Milošević 24
Rebs: Marinov 9
Asts: Avramov, Marinov 4
Feti Borova, Tirana
Referees: Ognjen Jokić, Milosav Kaludjerović, Dardan Maxhuni
3 April 2018
19:30
Levski Bulgaria 98–75 Albania Tirana
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 27–12, 27–13, 24–25
Pts: Marinov 17
Rebs: Clanton 14
Asts: Avramov 6
Pts: Shima 20
Rebs: Shima 9
Asts: Shima 5
Universiada Hall, Sofia
Referees: Georgios Poursanidis, Dimitrios Bitis, Constantinos Poursanidis

Levski wins the series by 171–142


28 March 2018
18:30
Bashkimi Kosovo 94–81 Bulgaria Academic Plovdiv
Scoring by quarter: 23–13, 28–23, 29–19, 14–26
Pts: Stutz 20
Rebs: Moss 8
Asts: Moss 12
Pts: Bachev 19
Rebs: Maravić 12
Asts: Durchev 9
Sezair Surroi, Prizren
Referees: Ognjen Jokić, Milosav Kaludjerović, Gilbert Hoxha
4 April 2018
18:30
Academic Plovdiv Bulgaria 94–86 Kosovo Bashkimi
Scoring by quarter: 27-25, 18-19, 31-19, 18-23
Pts: Dimitrov 24
Rebs: Dimitrov 15
Asts: Umipig 7
Pts: Moss,Tmusic 23
Rebs: Moss 11
Asts: Moss 8
Kolodruma, Plovdiv
Referees: Georgios Poursanidis, Dimitrios Bitis, Constantinos Poursanidis

Bashkimi wins the series by 180–175

Final Four[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 April
 
 
Bulgaria Rilski Sportist71
 
15 April
 
Kosovo Bashkimi72
 
Kosovo Bashkimi72
 
14 April
 
Bulgaria Levski83
 
Republic of Macedonia Blokotehna81
 
 
Bulgaria Levski85
 
Third place
 
 
15 April
 
 
Bulgaria Rilski Sportist92
 
 
Republic of Macedonia Blokotehna79

Semifinals[edit]

14 April 2018
18:30
Rilski Sportist Bulgaria 71–72 Kosovo Bashkimi
Arena Samokov, Samokov
Referees: Georgios Poursanidis, Ervin Koci, Aleksandar Davidov
14 April 2018
15:00
Blokotehna Republic of Macedonia 81–85 Bulgaria Levski
Arena Samokov, Samokov
Referees: Ognjen Jokić, Daut Mehmeti, Dimitrios Bitis

Third place[edit]

15 April 2018
Rilski Sportist Bulgaria 92–79 Republic of Macedonia Blokotehna
Arena Samokov, Samokov
Referees: Ognjen Jokić, Ervin Koci, Daut Mehmeti

Final[edit]

15 April 2018
Bashkimi Kosovo 72–83 Bulgaria Levski
Arena Samokov, Samokov
Referees: Georgios Poursanidis, Dimitrios Bitis, Aleksandar Davidov


2017–18 Balkan League Champions
Bulgaria
Levski Lukoil
3rd Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BIBL Program, Season 2017-2018". Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Official Regulation | Season 10 | Season 2017-2018" (PDF). Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "KK Kumanovo 2009 is out of SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League". Balkan International Basketball League. 29 November 2017. 

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