2017–18 BLNO season

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BLNO
Competition details
Teams 10
Games played 152
Dates 22 September 2017 – 11 April 2018
Final positions
Champions Kongsberg Miners
(1st title)
Runners-up Asker Aliens
Semifinalists Fyllingen
Bærum
Relegated Centrum Tigers
Awards
MVP Aksel Bolin
Statistical leaders
Points Nikolas Skouen
26.3
Rebounds Brian Voelkel
15.6
Assists Brian Voelkel
9.0

The 2017–18 BLNO was the 18th season of the Basketball League of Norway since its establishment, it started on 22 September 2017 and ended on 11 April 2018 with the third and last game of the finals.

Kongsberg Miners, in their third season in the league, won the title[1] defended by Centrum Tigers, that ended in the last position.

Format[edit]

The ten participating teams first played the regular season, that consisted in a round-robin schedule containing three rounds with every team playing each opponent at least once home and once away for a total of 27 matches.

At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams qualified for the playoffs. Quarterfinals and semifinals were played with a best-of-three format and the final is played as a single game.[2]

The last qualified team would be relegated.

Team Changes[edit]

Persbråten were relegated at the end of the last season, replaced by Fyllingen.

Teams[edit]

Team City Arena
Ammerud Oslo Apallokka
Asker Aliens Asker Vollenhallen
Bærum Bærum Rykkinnhallen
Centrum Tigers Oslo Vulkanhallen
Frøya Bergen Frøya Idrettspark
Fyllingen Bergen Framohallen
Gimle Bergen Gimlehallen
Kongsberg Miners Kongsberg Kongsberghallen
Nidaros Jets Trondheim Husebyhallen
Tromsø Storm Tromsø Tromsøhallen

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Asker Aliens 27 24 3 2445 1994 +451 51 Qualification to playoffs
2 Kongsberg Miners 27 23 4 2574 2095 +479 50
3 Fyllingen 27 16 11 2532 2404 +128 43
4 Gimle 27 14 13 2141 2102 +39 41
5 Bærum 27 14 13 2238 2118 +120 41
6 Frøya 27 14 13 2433 2274 +159 41
7 Tromsø Storm 27 12 15 1997 2205 −208 39
8 Ammerud 27 9 18 1877 2248 −371 36
9 Nidaros Jets 27 8 19 2100 2318 −218 35
10 Centrum Tigers 27 1 26 1886 2465 −579 28 Relegated
Source: BLNO

Playoffs[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
                
 
 
 
 
Asker Aliens9297
 
 
 
Ammerud5866
 
Asker Aliens867380
 
 
 
Bærum758975
 
Gimle6676
 
 
 
Bærum8792
 
Asker Aliens707968
 
 
 
Kongsberg Miners936883
 
Kongsberg Miners9395
 
 
 
Tromsø Storm6185
 
Kongsberg Miners84110
 
 
 
Fyllingen7894
 
Fyllingen11472110
 
 
Frøya9291104
 

Awards[edit]

The individual awards and the All-League team were chosen by the coaches of the League.[3]

Individual awards[edit]

Award Player Club
Regular Season MVP Aksel Bolin Asker Aliens
Defensive Player of the Year Fred Thomas Kongsberg Miners
Young Player of the Year Mikal Gjerde Kongsberg Miners
Coach of the Year Mathias Eckhoff Bærum
BLNO Finals MVP Brian Voelkel Kongsberg Miners

All-BLNO team[edit]

PG Stian Mjøs Bærum
SG Nikolas Skauen Frøya
SF Brian Voelkel Kongsberg Miners
PF Aksel Bolin Asker Aliens
C Evan Harris Nidaros Jets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miners var ustoppelige i finalen" [Miners were unstoppable in the final] (in Norwegian). Laagendalsposten. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Serieformat KL og BLNO 2016-17" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Basketball Federation. 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "BLNO Awards 2017-18" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Basketball Federation. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 

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