2017–18 Basketligan season

The 2017–18 Basketligan season was the 25th season of the Basketligan, the top tier basketball league on Sweden. The season started on 6 October 2017 and finished in May 2018. Luleå was the defending champion, but failed to repeat as they lost in the last game of the finals to Norrköping Dolphins, that achieved their fifth title ever.

Basketligan
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 8
Dates 6 October 2017 – May 2018
Final positions
Champions Norrköping Dolphins
(5th title)
Runners-up Luleå

Competition format

The participating teams first played a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent four times for a total of 28 games. The top eight teams qualified for the championship playoffs.

Teams

Location of teams in the Basketligan 2017–18

After the end of the 2016–17 season, Malbas decided to not continue playing at Basketligan.[1]

Team City Venue Capacity
BC Luleå Luleå Luleå Energi Arena
2,700
Borås Basket Borås Boråshallen
3,000
Jämtland Basket Östersund Östersunds sporthall
1,700
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 IFU Arena
2,880

Regular season

Standings

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Luleå 28 22 6 2457 2202 +255 44 Qualification to semifinals
2 Norrköping Dolphins 28 21 7 2292 2102 +190 42
3 Jämtland 28 15 13 2284 2214 +70 30 Qualification to quarterfinals
4 Södertälje Kings 28 15 13 2195 2159 +36 30
5 Umeå BSKT 28 13 15 2372 2456 84 26
6 Borås 28 13 15 2203 2251 48 26
7 Uppsala 28 8 20 2178 2302 124 16
8 KFUM Nässjö 28 5 23 2139 2434 295 10
Source: Basketligan
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Head-to-head points ratio; 4) Total points ratio.

Playoffs

Bracket

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
          
 
 
 
 
4
Södertälje Kings
2
 
 
 
5
Umeå BSKT
0
 
1
Luleå
4
 
 
4
Södertälje Kings
2
 
 
 
 
 
1
Luleå
3
 
 
 
2
Norrköping Dolphins
4
 
3
Jämtland
1
 
 
 
6
Borås
2
 
2
Norrköping Dolphins
4
 
 
6
Borås
1
 
 
 
 

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Södertälje Kings 2–0 Umeå BSKT 81–78 76–73 0
Jämtland 1–2 Borås 69–92 85–73 83–86

Semifinals

Seeded teams played legs 1, 3, 5 and 7 at home.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg6th leg7th leg
Luleå 4–2 Södertälje Kings 83–62 69–89 82–7889–9186–8591–840
Norrköping Dolphins 4–1 Borås 85–80 102–100 85–8981–6970–5600

Finals

Seeded team played legs 1, 3, 5 and 7 at home.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg6th leg7th leg
Luleå 3–4 Norrköping Dolphins 77–59 75–86 88–5465–8082–7490–9571–76

Clubs in European competitions

TeamCompetitionProgressRef
LuleåChampions LeagueFirst qualifying round[2]
BoråsFIBA Europe CupFirst qualifying round[3]
Södertälje KingsSecond qualifying round

References

  1. "Malbas drar sig ur Basketligan" (in Swedish). Skanesport.se. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. "Champions line up in battle for European Glory". BasketballCL.com. 28 June 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. "FIBA Europe Cup Qualification Round 1 and 2 pairings confirmed". FIBA.com. 2017-08-03.
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