2017–18 Úrvalsdeild karla

The 2017–18 Úrvalsdeild karla is the 67th season of the Úrvalsdeild, the top tier men's basketball league in Iceland. The season started on October 5, 2017 and ended on April 28, 2018. KR won its fifth title in a row by defeating Tindastóll 3–1 in the Finals.

Domino's deild karla1
Competition details
Teams 12
Dates 5 October 2017 – 28 April 2018
TV Stöð 2 Sport
Final positions
Champions KR
Runners-up Tindastóll
Semifinalists Haukar
ÍR
Relegated Höttur
Þór Akureyri
Statistical leaders
Points Kelvin Lewis
25.4
Rebounds Urald King
14.6
Assists Pavel Ermolinskij
7.0
Records
Highest scoring Valur 110–104 Stjarnan
(10 November 2017)
Winning streak Haukar
8 games
Losing streak Höttur
14 games
All statistics correct as of 28 April 2018.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Úrvalsdeild karla.

Competition format

The participating teams first played a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent once home and once away for a total of 22 games. The top eight teams qualified for the championship playoffs whilst the two last qualified were relegated to Division 1.[1]

Teams

Location of teams in 2017–18 Premier League
Clubs in Reykjavík: ÍR, KR, Valur
Team City, Region Arena Head coach
Grindavík Grindavík Mustad Höllin Jóhann Þór Ólafsson
ÍR Reykjavík Hertz Hellirinn Borce Ilievski
Keflavík Keflavík TM Höllin Friðrik Ingi Rúnarsson
KR Reykjavík DHL Höllin Finnur Freyr Stefánsson
Haukar Hafnarfjörður Schenkerhöllin Ívar Ásgrímsson
Höttur Egilsstaðir Egilsstaðir Viðar Örn Hafsteinsson
Njarðvík Njarðvík green/white Daníel Guðmundsson
Stjarnan Garðabær Ásgarður Hrafn Kristjánsson
Tindastóll Sauðárkrókur Sauðárkrókur Israel Martín
Valur Reykjavík Valshöllin Ágúst Björgvinsson
Þór Akureyri Akureyri Höllin Ak Hjalti Þór Vilhjálmsson
Þór Þorlákshöfn Þorlákshöfn Icelandic Glacial Höllin Einar Árni Jóhannsson

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Haukar 22 17 5 1960 1712 +248 34 Qualification to playoffs
2 ÍR 22 16 6 1801 1729 +72 32
3 Tindastóll 22 16 6 1929 1748 +181 32
4 KR 22 15 7 1875 1721 +154 30
5 Njarðvík 22 13 9 1903 1875 +28 26
6 Grindavík 22 13 9 1974 1898 +76 26
7 Stjarnan 22 11 11 1855 1804 +51 22
8 Keflavík 22 10 12 1874 1899 25 20
9 Þór Þorl 22 9 13 1804 1856 52 18
10 Valur 22 7 15 1821 1959 138 14
11 Þór Akureyri (R) 22 3 19 1689 1938 249 6 Relegated
12 Höttur (R) 22 2 20 1656 2002 346 4
Source: KKÍ
(R) Relegated.

Playoffs

The playoffs are played between the eight first qualified teams with a 1-1-1-1-1 format, playing seeded teams games 1, 3 and 5 at home.

Bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1 Haukar 3  
8 Keflavík 2  
  1 Haukar 1  
  4 KR 3  
4 KR 3
  5 Njarðvík 0  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   3 Tindastóll 1
  4 KR 3
  2 ÍR 3  
7 Stjarnan 1  
  2 ÍR 1
  3 Tindastóll 3  
3 Tindastóll 3
  6 Grindavík 0  

Source: KKÍ

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg
Haukar 3–2 Keflavík 83–72 85–82 78–8172–7572–66
ÍR 3–1 Stjarnan 79–73 57–64 67–6471–69
Tindastóll 3–0 Grindavík 96–92 114–83 84–81
KR 3–0 Njarðvík 89–74 91–66 81–71

Semifinals

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg
Haukar 1–3 KR 76–67 80–88 83–8485–79
ÍR 1–3 Tindastóll 82–89 106–97 69–8487–90

Final

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg
Tindastóll 1–3 KR 54–75 98–70 75–7773–890

Clubs in European competitions

Icelandic teams returned to European competitions nine years after their last participation.[2]

TeamCompetitionProgress
KRFIBA Europe CupFirst qualifying round

Notable occurrences

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