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  Eurocup  season 2010 / 2011 Final Four

April 18, 2011 - Eurocup clubs commission meets in Treviso

Seven clubs representing 2010-11 Eurocup teams met Sunday in Treviso, Italy on the occasion of the Eurocup Finals to discuss the current status of the competition and to propose improvements for future editions. Topics discussed included the competition system, commercialization of audiovisual rights, and the geographic coordination of regular season groups. On the subject of the competition system, the clubs evaluated the Eurocup qualifying round, the minimum number of guaranteed games, the format of the second phase of the competition and the quarterfinals, based on their experiences in previous years. Read more here.

April 17, 2011 - Eurocup Finals MVP, Marko Popovic of Unics

Unics won its first Eurocup title and also earned a first appearance in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague thanks to the leadership on court by veteran guard Marko Popovic, who was elected MVP of the Eurocup Finals. Popovic set a new record for assists in the title game with 11, to which he added 18 points with good numbers - 2 of 3 two-pointers, 3 of 6 triples and 5 of 6 free throws. Popovic also pulled 2 boards and had 2 steals as well as drawing 6 fouls for a performance index rating of 29. Read more here.

April 17, 2011 - Unics, a huge, 92-77 title-game winner over Cajasol Sevilla

Unics Kazan dominated Cajasol Sevilla 92-77 to finish the 2011 season as the Eurocup champion. Maciej Lampe scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Marko Popovic added 18 points and set a Eurocup Finals record with 11 assists to lead Unics to a historic win at the Palaverde in Treviso, Italy. The result also gives the Russian club an automatic bid to the 2011-12 Euroleague Regular Season. Unics dominated early, making 9 of 14 two-pointers and 4 of 4 triples in the first quarter, as Kelly McCarty and Lampe led their team to a 32-16 lead after 10 minutes. Unics increased the lead to 20 before settling for 51-36 at halftime. Outstanding defense brought Cajasol within 55-48 after the break and gave the Spanish side a chance in the fourth quarter. However Unics was too strong down the stretch and took over again in the last half of the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Read more here.

April 17, 2011 - Cedevita beat Benetton in 3rd place game

cedevita zagrebCedevita Zagreb finished the 2010-11 Eurocup with a prestigious win by downing Benetton Basket Bwin in the Third Place Game at Palaverde in Treviso, Italy on Sunday. Cedevita pleased its fans that traveled for the Finals with a marquee victory to end its first season in the Eurocup with style. Corsley Edwards led the winners with 16 points and 9 rebounds and Eurocup MVP Dontaye Draper tallied 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Cedevita struggled to score in the opening 15 minutes, hitting just 2 of its first 20 shots. Meanwhile, Jakub Wojciechowski and Greg Brunner helped Benetton to a 14-8 lead. Draper and Edwards fueled a 0-7 run that gave the guests a 14-15 lead. Nicolo Cazzolato shined late in the half, but a buzzer-beating jumper by Damjan Rudez kept Cedevita within 23-21 at halftime. A three-pointer by Rudez allowed the guests to regain the lead, 36-37, after three quarters. Read more here.

April 16, 2011 - Cajasol ousted Benetton 63-75

Cajasol Sevilla has made it to the Eurocup final! Cajasol advanced to the title game and will fight for its first Eurocup title - and the right to play in the 2011-12 Euroleague - by downing Benettom Basket Bwin 63-75 in the second semifinal at Palaverde in Treviso, Italy on Saturday night. Cajasol is set for a big showdown against Russian powerhouse Unics in the title game at 20:45 CET tomorrow. Before that, Benetton will play the Third Place game against Cedevita Zagreb at 18:00 CET. Tariq Kirksay led the winners with 16 points and Louis Bullock and Paul Davis had 14 apiece. Massimo Bulleri had 15 points for Benetton while Stefan Markovic added 13. Bullock and Katelynas helped Cajasol to get an early 10-17 lead. Hrvoje Peric and Markovic tried to change things for Benetton buy Paul Davis helped Cajasol to keep a 16-22 lead after 10 minutes. A 0-6 run that Davis capped with a dunk boosted the guests' lead to 21-36 but Brian Skinner and Peric brought Benetton within 33-38 near halftime. Read more here.

April 16, 2011 - Unics, a 87-66 winner over Cedevita

Unics made it to the Eurocup final! Unics confirmed its status as a solid candidate to lift the Eurocup trophy by downing Cedevita Zagreb 87-66 in the first semifinal at Palaverde in Treviso, Italy on Saturday. Unics stormed into the Eurocup final for the first time in club history and will also make its Euroleague debut next season if it adds another win in the title game tomorrow. Cedevita, the first Croatian team to reach the semifinals, will try to please its many fans with a win in the Third Place game tomorrow. Terrell Lyday paced the winners with 27 points. Kelly McCarty aded 18, Maciej Lampe had 16 while Marko Popovic got 14 for Unics. Damjan Rudez led Cedevita with 16 points. Bracey Wright added 15, Dontaye Draper and Vedran Vukusic each had 11 while Marino Bazdaric got 10 for the Croatian side. Rudez gave Cedevita an early 5-9 lead but Lyday led a 10-0 run that allowed Unics to get a 15-9 margin. Cedevita made just 1-of-12 shots from downtown in the first quarter, as Lyday, McCarty and Ricky Minard made it a nine-point game, 22-13, after 10 minutes. Read more here.

April 15, 2011 - Eurocup Finals: Official press conference

The Eurocup Finals got off to an official start Friday morning in a beautiful setting with representatives of all four semifinal teams meeting for the opening press conference in the Sala Affreschi (Room of Frescoes) at the Palazzo Rinaldi in Treviso, Italy. The media members in attendance were able to get impressions from the four head coaches and star players of each of the teams set to take the floor Saturday in the first games of the 2011 Eurocup Finals. Unics Kazan guard Marko Popovic, Cedevita forward Vedran Vukusic , Cajasol Sevilla guard Louis Bullock and veteran Benetton Basket Bwin guard Massimo Bulleri represented their respective clubs, fielding questions and posing for photos with the trophy that only one of them will take home. The four teams all have their official practices at Palaverde scheduled for later on Friday, including a last session with the media on court before they get down to action. Read more here.

April 15, 2011 - Semifinal preview: Unics vs. Cedevita

The Eurocup Finals gets underway with a duel between Unics Kazan and Cedevita Zagreb at 18:00 CET on Saturday. The teams meet for the third time this season, but this time the prize is much greater: a spot in the 2011 Eurocup championship game. Not too much can be learned from the previous games between the teams, both of which took place in the Last 16. Unics beat Cedevita 76-94 in their first meeting in Zagreb behind 22 points from Kelly McCarty and 20 points and 6 assists from Terrell Lyday. Cedevita came back and topped Unics 84-88 in Russia in the Last 16 finale as Bracey Wright poured in 27 points and Marino Bazdaric had 20. Cedevita was without its top big man, Corsley Edwards, for both games. Each team’s starting point guard, Lyday for Unics and Eurocup MVP Dontaye Draper for Cedevita, missed their second date. Read more here.

April 15, 2011 - Semifinal preview: Benetton vs. Cajasol

A fight to reach the Eurocup title game sees two of the best teams in the competition battling again in the second semifinals, as Benetton Basket Bwin takes Cajasol Sevilla in Treviso, Italy on Saturday at 20:45 CET. Both teams split home wins in the Last 16. In fact, Cajasol is the only team that has beaten Benetton in this Eurocup season, but the Italian powerhouse won their Last 16 group with a convincing 16-point win at the PalaVerde, home of the Finals. There are some good news for Benetton, as veteran big man Sandro Nicevic is back in action and ready to play. Cajasol has injury problems, as even when former Eurocup winner Louis Bullock and All-Eurocup second team center Paul Davis have recovered from their respective injuries, sharp shooter Joan Sastre and point guard Earl Calloway have been sidelined lately. Read more here.

April 8, 2011 - 2011 Eurocup Finals referees announced

Euroleague Basketball has announced the names of the officials will work the games of the 2011 Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy on April 16 and 17. The list of referees for that weekend's two semifinal, third-place and title games features a mix of experience and youth. The full list of referees includes Panagiotis Anastopoulos of Greece, Guerrino Cerebuch of Italy, Volodymyr Drabikovskyi of Ukraine, Sinisa Herceg of Croatia, Olegs Latisevs of Latvia, Jose Martin of Spain, Borys Ryzhyk of Ukraine and Milija Vojinovic of Serbia. The 2011 Eurocup Finals will feature Benetton Bwin of Italy, Cajasol Sevilla of Spain, Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia and Unics Kazan of Russia fighting to become the competition's new champion on Sunday, April 17. Read more here.

April 7, 2011 - 2010-11 Eurocup MVP: Dontaye Draper, Cedevita Zagreb

Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that Dontaye Draper of Cedevita Zagreb has been chosen as the 2010-11 Eurocup MVP. In his debut season, Draper has led Cedevita all the way from the Qualifying Round to the Eurocup Finals as the team’s undisputed floor general and star. Starting even before the season began, when Cedevita had to defeat Dynamo Moscow just to qualify for the Eurocup, Draper has been as dependable as any player in the competition. He finished by leading Cedevita in total points, assists, steals and foul drawn. Moreover, Draper led the Eurocup is performance index rating and assists, while ranking third in steals and fourth in scoring. Draper helped Eurocup newcomer Cedevita to overcome early home losses in both the regular season and the Last 16 to finish with a six-game winning streak good for a place in next week’s finals in Treviso, Italy. Read more here.

April 6, 2011 - Countdown to Eurocup Finals in Treviso

With 10 days left until the Eurocup finals, the host city of Treviso, Italy rolled out the welcome mat for fans with a press conference on Wednesday to promote the event. The Eurocup Finals, featuring teams from four different countries, will be played on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at Palaverde in Treviso. Unics Kazan of Russia faces Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia in Saturday's first semifinal, at 18:00 CET, while Benetton Bwin of Italy hosts Cajasol Sevilla of Spain in the late game. The winners face off on Sunday for the Eurocup title and qualification for the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Wednesday's press conference highlighted the fact that all games of the Eurocup Finals will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2, reaching at least 47 countries and a potential 50 million households in 16 languages. Read more here.

April 6, 2011 - 2010-11 All-Eurocup first, second teams announced

After 152 games were played this season on the road to the Eurocup Finals and a new champion of the competition, Euroleague Basketball has chosen 10 deserving stars to make up the All-Eurocup first and second teams for the 2010-11 season. The list is largely composed of players that have guided their teams to the Eurocup Finals, which take place on April 16 and 17 in Treviso, Italy. Headlining the first team is Benetton Bwin forward Devin Smith, who was an All-Eurocup first team selection last season, too. Smith becomes only the second player to earn Eurocup first-team honors twice and is the first to do so with two different teams. Smith starred for Panellinios last season. Joining him as All-Eurocup first team choices are guards Dontaye Draper of Cedevita Zagreb and Terrell Lyday of Unics Kazan, forward Tariq Kirksay of Cajasol Sevilla and center Maciej Lampe of Unics. Read more here.

April 1, 2011 - Eurocup Final Four schedule

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