2016–17 Basketligan season

The 2016–17 Basketligan season was the 24th season of the Basketligan, the top tier basketball league on Sweden. The season started on 6 October 2016 and ended on May 10, 2017. Södertälje Kings was the defending champion after achieving its 11th title in the previous season.[2] BC Luleå won the title after beating the defending champions 4–1 in the Finals.

Basketligan
Competition details
Season 2016–17
Teams 9
Dates 6 October 2016 – 26 March 2017
(Regular season)
31 March 2016 – 10 May 2017
(Playoffs)
Final positions
Champions Luleå (8th title)
Runners-up Södertälje Kings
Semifinalists Norrköping Dolphins
Uppsala
Awards
MVP Valter Lindström[1]
Finals MVP Brandon Rozzell
Statistical leaders
Points Mike Bruesewitz
17.1
Rebounds Joakim Kjellbom
9.0
Assists Jabril Durham
6.3

Competition format

The participating teams first play a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent three times for a total of 30 games. The top eight teams qualified for the championship playoffs.

Teams

In October 2016, Sundsvall Dragons and Eco Örebro were expelled from the league.[3]

Team City Venue Capacity
BC Luleå Luleå ARCUS Arena
1,700
Borås Basket Borås Boråshallen
3,000
Jämtland Basket Östersund Östersunds sporthall
1,250
Malbas Malmö Heleneholms Sporthall Unknown
Norrköping Dolphins Norrköping Stadium Arena
4,500
KFUM Nässjö Nässjö Nässjö Sporthall Unknown
Södertälje Kings Södertälje Täljehallen
2,200
Umeå BSKT Umeå Umeå Energi Arena
1,270
Uppsala Basket Uppsala Fyrishov
3,000

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Luleå 32 24 8 2723 2352 +371 48 Qualification to Playoffs
2 Norrköping Dolphins 32 23 9 2495 2152 +343 46
3 Södertälje Kings 32 23 9 2592 2307 +285 46
4 Uppsala 32 18 14 2543 2436 +107 36
5 Borås 32 17 15 2546 2376 +170 34
6 Jämtland 32 16 16 2753 2619 +134 32
7 KFUM Nässjö 32 15 17 2388 2404 16 30
8 Umeå BSKT 32 5 27 2254 2875 621 10
9 Malbas 32 3 29 2139 2912 773 6
Source: Basketligan
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Head-to-head points ratio; 4) Total points ratio.

Playoffs

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
1 Luleå 3
8 Umeå BSKT 0
1 Luleå 4
4 Uppsala 1
4 Uppsala 3
5 Borås 1
1 Luleå 4
3 Södertälje Kings 1
2 Norrköping Dolphins 3
7 KFUM Nässjö 0
2 Norrköping Dolphins 2
3 Södertälje Kings 4
3 Södertälje Kings 3
6 Jämtland 2

References

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