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Liga Uruguaya de Basketball

Liga Uruguaya de Basketball
Sport Basketball
Founded 2003; 13 years ago (2003)
No. of teams 26
Country 23x15px Uruguay
Most recent champion(s) 20px Aguada
Level on pyramid 1 out of 3
Relegation to Torneo Metropolitano
International cup(s) Liga de las Américas
Official website www.fubb.org.uy/

The Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol (also known as LUB) is the most important basketball league from Uruguay. It is organized by the Uruguayan Basketball Federation. The Uruguayan Basketball League began to dispute in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only federal and no competition bring together all the clubs in the country. Until the Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol was created, the capital clubs were participating in the Uruguayan Federal Tournament, while the clubs of the rest of the country disputed regional tournaments. Moreover, the Uruguayan Federal Tournament was founded in 1915, making it amongst the oldest on the continent.

The first tournament had a dramatic end with a double in the last second that brings the Uruguayan Title to Defensor Sporting, repeated in the 2009-10 season. Where also champions Salto Uruguay in 2004, Trouville in 2005-06, Malvín in 2006-07 and 2010–11, Biguá in 2007-08 and 2008–09, Hebraica Macabi in 2011-12 and Aguada in 2012-13. There are only two teams that participated in all editions, they are: Defensor Sporting and Trouville.

Format

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Trophies of the Uruguayan Basketball League

The LUB 2012-13 will be played in three stages: Torneo Clasificatorio (Qualifying Tournament), Súper Liga (Super League) and play-off.

  • In the Qualifying Tournament, teams will play in three separate leagues (Capital, Coast and South) according to their origin. In the Capital League the clubs will play two wheels against each other in local and away regime, where the first eight of the table will play the Super League, while the last three fall to the Second Division, to participate in the 2013 Metropolitano tournament. On the other hand both the Coastal League as South Central League play their separate tournaments where the first two qualify for the Super League.
  • The Super League will be contested by eight teams of Capital League, two of South League and two of Coast League. They will play divided into two groups of six teams each group, two wheels with home and away regime. Group A will comprise: 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th of Capital League, 1st of South League and 2nd of Coast League. While Group B, which integrated 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th of Capital League, 2nd of South League and 1st of Coast League. Qualify for play-off the four best placed teams from each group, using a system of a double table. The first table will consider only the points earned in the second phase of the Super League and so we will know if the computers inside or not they are in the top four to advance to play-off. The posts made vacant shall be filled by the clubs in Montevideo with best score by adding half of the cattle in the Qualifying Tournament and the total obtained in the Super League. The difference was established because of the internal teams to reach the Super League will only play a maximum of ten games while Montevideo have played about thirty games.
  • Finally, teams will play the play-off, being at the best five and the first stage are the quarterfinals. They will cross: A) 1° A vs. 4º B, B) 2° A vs. 3º B, C) 1° B vs. 4º A and D) 2° B vs. 3º A. In semifinal crossings are: A) Winner vs. D) Winner and B) Winner vs. C) Winner. The winners of these matches will play the final each, devoting the winner as champion of LUB 2013-14.

Participating teams

Defensor Sporting and Trouville are the teams with the most participations, having competed in every championship of LUB. The teams compete for the Uruguayan Basketball League divided into zones (Capital Zone, South Zone and North Coast Zone) from looking to classify the Super League to crown Uruguayan Champion.

2013-14 Season

Notes: All statistics are only for the Uruguayan Basketball League (Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol) organized by the Uruguayan Basketball Federation (Federación Uruguaya de Basketball), federal tournaments are not included. The "stadium" column reflects the stadium where the team more times local officiates in their matches, but does not indicate that the equipment in question is owner.

Capital Zone

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
20px Aguada 15px Montevideo Estadio Aguatero 28 February 1922 8 - 1 Champion
20px Atenas 15px Montevideo Estadio Antonio María Borderes 1.565 11 August 1918 - - 0 Promotion
20px Biguá 15px Montevideo Villa Biarritz 1.200 14 April 1931 8 - 2 Quarterfinals
20px Bohemios 15px Montevideo Estadio Alberto Casal 2.300 1 May 1932 5 - 0 Semifinal
20px Defensor Sporting 15px Montevideo Estadio Alberto Casal (Bohemios) 2.300 14 September 1910 9 9 2 Vicechampion
20px Goes 15px Montevideo Estadio Plaza de las Misiones 4.420 10 April 1934 - - 0 Promotion
20px Hebraica Macabi 15px Montevideo Estadio Antonio María Borderes (Atenas) 1.565 25 May 1939 5 - 1 Quarterfinals
20px Malvín 15px Montevideo Gimnasio Juan Fco. Canil 1.500 28 January 1938 8 - 2 Semifinal
20px Montevideo 15px Montevideo Gimnasio Hector Novick 2 December 1933 3 - 0 Octavos
20px Nacional 15px Montevideo Gimnasio Óscar Magurno (Welcome) 1.500 14 May 1899 2 2 0 Qualifying
20px Olimpia 15px Montevideo Estadio Albérico J. Passadore 1.200 17 September 1918 8 - 0 Octavos
20px Sayago 15px Montevideo Gimnasio Roberto Moro 15 November 1923 7 - 0 Octavos
20px Tabaré 15px Montevideo 9 July 1931 6 - 0 Qualifying
20px Trouville 15px Montevideo Gimnasio Club Trouville 1.500 11 April 1922 9 9 1 Quarterfinals
20px Unión Atlética 15px Montevideo 29 July 1921 8 - 0 Quarterfinals

Litoral Zone

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
20px Anastasia 15px Fray Bentos Estadio Socios Fundadores 1959 - - 0 -
20px Juventus 15px Salto - - 0 -
20px Paysandú Wanderers 15px Paysandú Estadio 8 de Junio 1921 - - 0 -
20px Allavena 15px Paysandú Estadio 8 de Junio 1943 - - 0 -
20px Pelotaris 15px Paysandú 1914 - - 0 -
20px Universitario 15px Salto 1930 - - 0 -

South Zone

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
20px Flores BBC 15px Trinidad 2011 - - 0 -
20px Lagomar 15px Lagomar 1956 - - 0 -
20px Lavalleja 15px Lavalleja 2011 - - 0 -
20px Maldonado 15px Maldonado 2007 - - 0 -
20px Plaza NH 15px Nueva Helvecia 1934 - - 0 -
20px Remeros 15px Mercedes - - 0 -

Champions

The Uruguayan Basketball League began to dispute in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only federal and no competition bring together all the clubs in the country.

Champions by season

Season Champion Result Runner-up MVP of the season Champion Coach
2003 20px Defensor Sporting 3-2 20px Paysandú BBC D. Castrillón (Defensor Sporting) 23x15px URU Gerardo Jauri
2004-05 20px Salto Uruguay 3-1 20px Paysandú BBC L. Silveira (Salto Uruguay) 23x15px URU Javier Espíndola
2005-06 20px Trouville 3-0 20px Aguada M. Bouzout (Trouville) 23x15px URU Alejandro González
2006-07 20px Malvín 3-1 20px Biguá Fernando Martínez (Malvín) 23x15px URU Pablo López
2007-08 20px Biguá 3-0 20px Hebraica Macabi Leandro García Morales (Biguá) 23x15px URU Marcelo Signorelli
2008-09 20px Biguá 3-0 20px Defensor Sporting Leandro García Morales (Biguá) 23x15px ARG Néstor García
2009-10 20px Defensor Sporting 3-0 20px Malvín Gustavo Barrera (Unión Atlética) 23x15px URU Gerardo Jauri
2010-11 20px Malvín 3-1 20px Biguá Reque Newsome (Malvín) 23x15px URU Pablo López
2011-12 20px Hebraica Macabi 3-2 20px Malvín Mauricio Aguiar (Hebraica y Macabi) 23x15px URU Marcelo Signorelli
2012-13 20px Aguada 4-3 20px Defensor Sporting Leandro García Morales (Aguada) 23x15px URU Javier Espíndola

Total LUB titles by club

Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol
Team Championships Runners
20px Biguá 2 2
20px Defensor Sporting 2 2
20px Malvín 2 2
20px Hebraica Macabi 1 1
20px Aguada 1 1
20px Salto Uruguay 1 0
20px Trouville 1 0
20px Paysandú BBC 0 2

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