The 2013-14 Eurocup season is in the books, and Valencia Basket Club has become the first three-time champion in the history of the competition. Valencia never trailed at any point of either finals game, sweeping the two-game, home-and-away Eurocup Finals series, and with an aggregate score 140-165, won the trophy it previously raised in 2003 and 2010. As the 2014 Eurocup champion, Valencia also earned a pass into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season. This was the first time since the inaugural 2002-03 ULEB Cup season that the competition's winner was decided in a two-game series.

Valencia Basket Club never trailed in beating Unics Kazan 73-85 in Game 2 of their two-game finals series, and winning the series with an aggregate score 140-165. Valencia dominated behind another brilliant performance from Eurocup Finals MVP Justin Doellman, who finished the return leg with 26 points, 5 assists and tied a Eurocup Finals record with 4 steals. Valencia played it to perfection on defense early on, limiting Unics to a Eurocup finals record 4 points in the first quarter. After leading 4-16 in the opening 10 minutes, a pair of three-pointers from each Pablo Aguilar and Rafa Martinez on four consecutive trips down the floor extended the difference to 10-29 in the second quarter, which translated into 32-point series advantage. Unics never came closer than 12 points the rest of the way. Martinez netted 14 points, Van Rossom scored 11, and Romain Sato collected 9 points and 7 rebounds for Valencia in victory. Eurocup MVP Andrew Goudelock scored 22 points for Unics, Ian Vougioukas had 11, while Chuck Eidson collected 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
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EC Finals Game 1: Valencia B. 80-67 Unics Kazan
The Eurocup title is up for grabs after Game 1 of the finals in which Valencia Basket Club downed Unics Kazan 80-67. Valencia led from start to finish, and took the upper hand in the two-game Eurocup Finals series behind Justin Doellman’s 28 points, but it was Unics which finished the game strong, with a 2-18 run to end the game.
Andrea Trinchieri - Unics Kazan - EC13 (Photo:
Interview: Andrea Trinchieri, Unics Kazan
After leading Unics Kazan to the best record in the Eurocup, 20-2, behind the best defense in competition history, head coach Andrea Trinchieri talks about the final that starts Wednesday in Valencia, Spain, saying he wants his players to enjoy themselves.
Velimir Perasovic - Valencia Basket (photo Camera4)
Interview: Velimir Perasovic, Valencia Basket Club
One the eve of the Eurocup Finals, meet Velimir Perasovic, the man who won three Euroleague titles as a player aims to make Valencia Basket Club the first three-time Eurocup champion as a coach: "There is no room for many mistakes."
Nikos Zisis - Unics Kazan - EC13 (photo Kalev Cramo)
Blog: Nikos Zisis, Unics Kazan
At the start of the week of Game 1 of the Eurocup Finals, Unics Kazan's guard and blogger Nikos Zisis talks about how he and his teammates are getting ready to take on Valencia Basket Club to try to win the title!