Final Tournaments Trivia

15 March 2013

The EuroLeague Women Final Eight in Ekaterinburg will mark the 22nd final tournament since the start of detailled statistics in 1992. With the teams and players ready to set new landmarks, takes a look back and breaks down the numbers for tournaments past.


Most appearances in final tournaments 9 When Bourges Basket step out at the 2013 F8, it will be their ninth appearance in a EuroLeague Women Final tournament. Societa Ginnastica follow in second place with eight participations.
Most straight appearances in final tournaments 8 What's even more impressive, Societa Ginnastica Comense from Italy reached their eight Final Fours in succession, featuring from 1992 to 1999.
Most straight titles 4 Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje have won four straight titles from 2007 to 2010 - more than any other team in the modern EuroLeague Women era.
Most points scored in a game by a team 108 USV Olympic defeated SCP Ruzomberok 108-60 in the semi-final of the 2002 Final Four. No other team have scored more points in a single game.
Biggest win 48 USV Olympic's victory is also the win by the biggest margin at any EuroLeague Women final tournament.
Highest total score in a game 171 The semi-final between Gambrinus Brno and Bourges Basket at the 2008 Final Four ended 90-81, the highest total score up to date.
Least points scored in a game by a team 43 In the 2011 semi-final UMMC Ekaterinburg only managed to score 43 points against Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje - a historic low - and eventually fell 43-54.
Lowest total score in a game 97 The game between UMMC Ekaterinburg and Sparta&K set another mark, as the total score of 97 is the lowest in any Final Four or Final Eight clash.
Most points scored in a quarter by a team 33 Gambrinus Brno's 93-54 win over Bourges Basket during the bronze-medal game at the 2003 Final Four will be remembered for the third quarter. Brno out-scored the French side 33-11, scoring the most points in a single quarter.
Least points scored in a quarter by a team 4 Rivas Ecopolis were desperate for some firepower in the title game of the 2012 Final Eight, as they only scored a historically low four points in the final quarter (4-14) to lose 52-65.
Most appearances in final tournaments by a player 20 Former Belgian national team player Ann Wauters played in 20 games at Final Fours and Final Eights - more than any other player. She can add further to this number when she steps out with Galatasaray in Ekaterinburg.
Most overall points scored by a player 303 Wauters is also holding the record for most points in EuroLeague Women final tournaments, having scored 303 points overall. Diana Taurasi and Razija Mujanovic are following with 275 and 194 points, respectively.
Most points scored in a game by a player 37 Taurasi set a single-game high for points in 2010, scoring 37 points to spark Sparta&K M.R. Vinoje's semi-final victory over UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Most overall rebounds by a player 128 It is Wauters once again to top the charts, having pulled down a total of 128 rebounds in her 20 Final Four/Final Eight appearancesl, 6.4 on average.
Most rebounds in a game by a player 20 The record for most rebounds in a game is shared by two players. Janell Burse, during the 2010 Final Four and Cheryl Ford during the 2012 Final Eight grabbed 20 boards each.
Most assists in a game by a player 13 Portugal's former star player Ticha Penicheiro holds the record for most assists in a game. She dished out 13 assists to help Lavezzini Basket clinch third place in 2002.
Most overall assists by a player 59 Yannick Souvré participated in six Final Fours with French side Bourges Basket, distributing an overall-high of 59 assists.




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