The following are the basketball events of the year 2016 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2016 throughout the world.

Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

National team tournaments

The 5 teams below clinched a spot for the 2016 Olympic Basketball Games.

Rankings Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Turkey
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France
4th China China
5th Belarus Belarus

The 3 teams here below clinched a spot for the 2016 Olympic Basketball Games.

OQT Tournament Winners
Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia
Philippines Philippines France France
Italy Italy Croatia Croatia

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament

FIBA World Under-17 Championships

FIBA World Under-19 Championship qualifying

Other FIBA tournaments

World Championships

FIBA Americas

Men

FIBA Asia

Professional club seasons

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Venezuela Guaros de Lara Germany Fraport Skyliners 74–69 One-game playoff

Continental seasons

Men

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Euroleague Basketball 2015–16 Eurocup Basketball Turkey Galatasaray S.K. France Strasbourg 140–133 (agg) Two-legged tie
2015–16 Euroleague Russia CSKA Moscow Turkey Fenerbahçe 101–96 One-game playoff
FIBA Africa 2016 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup Egypt Al Ahly Angola C.R.D. Libolo 68–66 One-game playoff
FIBA Americas 2016 FIBA Americas League Venezuela Guaros de Lara Brazil Bauru 84–79 One-game playoff
FIBA Asia 2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup China China Kashgar Lebanon Al-Riyadi 96–88 One-game playoff
FIBA Europe 2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup Germany Fraport Skyliners Italy Openjobmetis Varese 66–82 One-game playoff

Transnational seasons

Men

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2015–16 ABA League Serbia KK Crvena zvezda Serbia KK Mega Basket 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Southeast Asia 2015–16 ABL season Malaysia Westports Malaysia Dragons Singapore Singapore Slingers 3–2 Best-of-5 series
Baltic States 2015–16 Baltic Basketball League Lithuania BC Šiauliai Estonia TU/Rock 176–157 (agg) Two-legged tie
Balkans 2015–16 BIBL season Kosovo Sigal Prishtina Montenegro Mornar 150–143 (agg) Two-legged tie
Northern America 2015–16 NBA season United States Cleveland Cavaliers United States Golden State Warriors 4–3 Best-of-7 series
Australasia 2015–16 NBL season Australia Perth Wildcats New Zealand New Zealand Breakers 2–1 Best-of-3 series
Eastern Europe 2015–16 VTB United League Russia CSKA Moscow Russia UNICS 3–1 Best-of-5 series

Domestic league seasons

Men

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Albania 2015–16 Albanian Basketball League BC Vllaznia BC Teuta Durrës 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Angola 2015–16 BIC Basket 1º de Agosto C.R.D. Libolo 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Argentina 2015–16 Liga Nacional de Basquet season San Lorenzo La Unión 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Austria 2015–16 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga Oberwart Gunners WBC Wels 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Belgium 2015–16 Belgian Basketball League Telenet Oostende Crelan Okapi Aalstar 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Belgian Basketball Cup Telenet Oostende Antwerp Giants 74–52 One-game playoff
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015–16 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina KK Igokea KK Kakanj 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Bulgaria 2015–16 National Basketball League Lukoil Academic BC Balkan Botevgrad 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2016 Bulgarian Basketball Cup Rilski Sportist Lukoil Academic 90–80 One-game playoff
 Canada 2015–16 NBL Canada season Halifax Hurricanes London Lightning 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 China 2015–16 CBA season Sichuan Blue Whales Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Croatia 2015–16 A-1 League KK Cedevita KK Cibona 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Cyprus 2015–16 Cyprus Basketball Division A AEK Larnaca B.C. APOEL B.C. 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Czech Republic 2015–16 National Basketball League Basketball Nymburk BK Děčín 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Denmark 2015–16 Basketligaen Horsens IC Bakken Bears 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 Estonia 2015–16 KML season BC Kalev/Cramo TU/Rock 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Finland 2015–16 Korisliiga season Kouvot Tampereen Pyrintö 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 France 2015–16 Pro A season ASVEL Strasbourg 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2015–16 French Basketball Cup Le Mans Sarthe ASVEL 88–75 One-game playoff
2016 Leaders Cup AS Monaco Élan Chalon 99–74 One-game playoff
 Germany 2015–16 Basketball Bundesliga Brose Baskets ratiopharm Ulm 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2016 BBL-Pokal Alba Berlin Bayern Munich 67–65 One-game playoff
 Great Britain 2015–16 British Basketball League season Sheffield Sharks Leicester Riders 84–77 One-game playoff
 Greece 2015–16 Greek Basket League Olympiakos Panathinaikos 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Greek Basketball Cup Panathinaikos Faros Keratsiniou 101–54 One-game playoff
 Hungary 2015–16 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A Szolnoki Olaj KK TLI-Alba Fehérvár 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2016 Magyar Kupa Egis Körmend Szolnoki Olaj KK 68–55 One-game playoff
 Iceland 2015–16 Icelandic Premier League K.R. Basket Reykjavík Haukar 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 India 2016 UBA Pro Basketball League season Delhi Capitals Chennai Slam 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Indonesia 2016 IBL Indonesia CLS Knights Surabaya Pelita Jaya Energi Mega Persada 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Ireland 2015–16 Irish Premier League season UCC Demons Killester Basketball Club 82–77 One-game playoff
 Israel 2015–16 Israeli Basketball Super League Maccabi Rishon LeZion Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. 83–77 One-game playoff
2016 Israeli Basketball State Cup Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv Maccabi Ashdod 83–75 One-game playoff
 Italy 2015–16 Lega Basket Serie A EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2016 Italian Basketball Cup EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Sidigas Avellino 82–76 One-game playoff
 Kazakhstan 2015–16 Kazakhstan Basketball Championship BC Barsy Atyrau BC Astana 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2016 Kazakhstan Basketball Cup Almaty Legion PBC Kapchagay 89–87 One-game playoff
 Kosovo 2015–16 Kosovo Basketball Superleague Sigal Prishtina KB Peja 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Latvia 2015–16 Latvian Basketball League Valmiera/ORDO BK VEF Rīga 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 Lithuania 2015–16 LKL season BC Žalgiris BC Neptūnas 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2016 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė Lietuvos rytas Vilnius BC Žalgiris 67–57
 North Macedonia 2015–16 Macedonian First League MZT Aerodrom Kumanovo 2009 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Montenegro 2015–16 Prva A liga Budućnost Voli KK Mornar Bar 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Netherlands 2015–16 Dutch Basketball League Donar Landstede Basketbal 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2015–16 NBB Cup SPM Shoeters Den Bosch Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden 58–57 One-game playoff
 New Zealand 2016 New Zealand NBL season Wellington Saints Super City Rangers 94–82 One-game playoff
 Philippines 2015–16 PBA Philippine Cup San Miguel Beermen Alaska Aces 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Alaska Aces 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2016 PBA Governors' Cup Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Meralco Bolts 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2016 PBA D-League Aspirant's Cup Phoenix Accelerators-FEU Cafe France Bakers-CEU 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Puerto Rico 2016 Baloncesto Superior Nacional Capitanes de Arecibo Vaqueros de Bayamón 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Poland 2015–16 PLK season Stelmet Zielona Góra Rosa Radom 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Portugal 2015–16 LPB season Porto Benfica 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Romania 2015–16 Liga Națională CSM Oradea BC Mureș 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Serbia 2015–16 Basketball League of Serbia Crvena zvezda Partizan 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Radivoj Korać Cup Mega Leks Partizan 85–80 One-game playoff
 Slovenia 2015–16 Slovenian Basketball League Helios Suns Zlatorog Laško 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain 2015–16 ACB season Real Madrid FC Barceloba Lassa 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2016 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Real Madrid Herbalife Gran Canaria 85–81 One-game playoff
 Sweden 2015–16 Basketligan season Södertälje Kings Norrköping Dolphins 4–0 Best-of-7 series
  Switzerland 2015–16 Championnat LNA season Fribourg Olympic Union Neuchâtel 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Turkey 2015–16 Basketbol Süper Ligi Fenerbahçe Anadolu Efes 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2016 Turkish Cup Basketball Fenerbahçe Darüşşafaka Doğuş 67–65 One-game playoff
 Ukraine 2015–16 SL Favorit Sport season BC Khimik BC Dynamo Kyiv 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague BC Dnipro BC Budivelnyk 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 United States 2015–16 NBA Development League season Sioux Falls Skyforce Los Angeles D-Fenders 2–1 Best-of-3 series
2016 NBA Summer League Chicago Bulls Minnesota Timberwolves 84-82 Single-game final

College seasons

Men's Division

Nation League Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format (Finals) Ref.
Canada Canada 2016 CIS Men's Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Calgary Dinos 101−79 One-game playoff
Philippines Philippines NCAA Season 92 San Beda Red Lions Arellano Chiefs 2−0 Best-of-3 series
UAAP Season 79 De La Salle Green Archers Ateneo Blue Eagles 2−0 Best-of-3 series
United States United States NCAA Division I Villanova Wildcats North Carolina Tar Heels 77−74 One-game playoff
National Invitation Tournament George Washington Valparaiso Crusaders 76−60 One-game playoff
NCAA Division II Augustana University Vikings Lincoln Memorial 90−81 One-game playoff
NCAA Division III St. Thomas (MN) Benedictine University 82−76 One-game playoff [1]
NAIA Division I Mid-America Christian University Georgetown Tigers 100−99 One-game playoff
NAIA Division II Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats Saint Francis (IND) 69−66 One-game playoff

Other sources:

NAIA Division I:[2]

NAIA Division II:[3]

Women

Notable events

  • February 3- The San Miguel Beermen won their 22nd championship in the 2015-16 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. They were the first professional basketball team in the world to win a title coming down from a 0-3 deficit in a best-of-7 finals series.
  • April 13– Kobe Bryant ended his NBA career in his final game against the Utah Jazz as he finished his career with a 60-point performance.
  • April 13– The Golden State Warriors set the NBA single-season victory mark by notching their 73rd win in the season's final game. The Warriors finished the regular-season with a 73–9 record.
  • April–All three NCAA division women's basketball champions finished with undefeated seasons - Connecticut (38–0), Lubbock Christian (35–0), Thomas More (33–0)
  • June 19- The Cleveland Cavaliers won their 1st championship in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavs were the first in the NBA history to make a historic comeback in pursuit of title coming down from a 1-3 series deficit.
  • June 28- Legendary Tenneesee basketball cosch Pat Summitt dies at the age of 64 her 38 year coaching career her 1,098 wins were the most of any mens or womens basketball coach.
  • September 23- In the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Playoffs, The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel made its first-ever Final 4 appearance after an 8-conference quarterfinal drought.
  • October 9- Jimmy Alapag became the All-Time Leader in three-point shots made in the PBA history in the second game of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Finals.
  • October 14- June Mar Fajardo settled a history after getting his third straight MVP award in the PBA Leo Awards, tying also with Bogs Adornado.
  • October 19- The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel clinched their first ever championship in 8 years after defeating the Meralco Bolts with a 3-point buzzer beater made by Justin Brownlee, via a 91-88 victory in Game 6 of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Finals. This also count that its head coach, Tim Cone, won its 19th championship in his coaching career.

2016 in basketball results

  • National Basketball Association:
  • NBA Playoffs:
    • Western Conference Finals: The Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 3. This marked that the Warriors are the only 10th team in the league history to win a conference finals coming from a 1-3 series deficit.
    • Eastern Conference Finals: The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors, 4 games to 2. This series also marked that the Raptors are the first ever non-USA based basketball team to reach a conference finals.
  • NBA Finals: The Eastern Conference Champions Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Western Conference Champions, Golden State Warriors, 4 games to 3, to clinch their 1st ever championship in their franchise history.
  • Philippine Basketball Association:
    • February 3- The San Miguel Beermen defeated the Alaska Aces, 96-89, in Game 7 to win the 22nd PBA Crown and their back-to-back PBA Philippine Cup titles. This also marked a historic comeback from a 0-3 deficit in a best-of-7 finals series.
    • May 18- The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters defeated the Alaska Aces in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, 4 games to 2. This also marked where in the Painters clinched the title for only the 2nd time in their franchise. Also, this championship series marked that there was no team owned by the MVP Group of Companies and the San Miguel Corporation to ever reach the finals.

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "St. Thomas (Minn.) vs. Benedictine (Ill.) DIII Men's Basketball Tournament". NCAA.com. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mann's Buzzer-Beater Gives First National Championship to MACU". NAIA.org. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ "Indiana Wesleyan Wins Second National Championship". NAIA.org. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  4. ^ "Alaska-Anch. vs Lubbock Christian - DII Women's Basketball". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  5. ^ "Division III Women's Basketball Championship: Thomas More freshman Shelby Rupp wins on home court". NCAA.com. 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  6. ^ "MidAmerica Nazarene Wins its First Ever National Championship". NAIA.org. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  7. ^ "Marian (Ind.) wins first ever national championship". NAIA.org. Retrieved 2016-05-30.