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Home - Eurocup season 2010 / 2011 Quarterfinals


  Eurocup season 2010 / 2011 Quarterfinals

April 5, 2011 - 2010-11 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Aleksandar Petrovic, Cedevita Zagreb

aco petrovicEuroleague Basketball is honored to announce that Aleksandar Petrovic of Cedevita Zagreb, who took his team all the way from the Qualifying Round to the Eurocup Finals, has been chosen as the 2010-11 Eurocup Coach of the Year. In his second season on Cedevita's bench, Petrovic has already led the club to its best results ever. Now, he and Cedevita aims for the club's first trophy of any kind at the Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy on April 16 and 17. Cedevita went against all odds this season, first to survive qualifying, and then to rally rally from slow starts in both the regular season and the Last 16. Cedevita crowned its season-long effort by becoming the only quarterfinals team without homecourt advantage to sweep its series. Read more here.

April 5, 2011 - 2010-11 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Donatas Motiejunas, Benetton Bwin

donatas motiejunasWith a great mix of size, talent and know-how, one of the world's top prospects became the real deal this season by leading his team into the Eurocup Finals. For his key role in that achievement and for his impact on Eurocup courts all around the continent, versatile center Donatas Motiejunas of Benetton Basket Bwin has been chosen by Euroleague Basketball as the Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner for 2010-11. In its third season, the Rising Star Trophy recognizes the best Eurocup player who was younger than 22 on July 1 of the summer before the season started. Motiejunas, who turned 20 years old a few days before Benetton started the Eurocup Qualifying Round in September, has been productive beyond his years since then, at both ends of the court. Read more here.

March 31, 2011 - Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Bracey Wright, Cedevita

Game 2 of the Eurocup Quarterfinals will go down as a game to remember for Cedevita Zagreb guard Bracey Wright. Not only did he lead his team to victory and a Eurocup Finals berth, but Wright recorded his best game of the season, his first double-double in European competition and earned Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP honors. Wright starred in Cedevita’s 72-81 victory at Cedevita with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. He was 6 of 8 on two-point shots and made 9 of 11 free throws en route to a performance index rating of 37. Read more here.

March 31, 2011 - Let the countdown to the Eurocup Finals begin!

The lineup for the Eurocup Finals is set! Benetton Bwin Treviso, Cajasol Sevilla, Cedevita Zagreb and Unics Kazan will compete for glory at the Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy, on April 16-17 after that foursome advanced from the Quarterfinals stage on Wednesday. The quarterfinals featured two sweeps and one team that lost Wednesday, but passed through thanks to its Game 1 exploits. First Unics edged Pepsi Caserta 79-77 as Maciej Lampe dominated with 31 points and 16 rebounds to sweep their series. Unics won the first game by 6, but Caserta had the pressure on with slim leads in the fourth quarter. Alas Unics was too strong in the end. Jumaine Jones finished an impressive debut Eurocup season with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

March 30, 2011 - Quarterfinals, Game 2

Benetton Bwin - BG Goettingen 84:62
devin smithBenetton Bwin defeated BG Goettingen at the Palaverde 84-62 on Wednesday night to earn the right to play the Eurocup Finals in its home. Benetton will rematch Last 16 foe Cajasol in the semifinals on April 16 with an eye on the Eurocup prize. Benetton needed to win Game 2 of the quarterfinals against Goettingen after tying Game 1 in Germany a week ago, 66-66, and was able to notch the definitive victory thanks to a 15-0 run at the end of the first quarter and an impressive domination of the paint throughout the game. Read more here.

Asefa Estudiantes - Cedevita 72:81
bracey wrightCedevita Zagreb reached the Eurocup Finals! Cedevita earnt the right to keep fighting for the Eurocup title by beating Asefa Estudiantes 72-81 in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday night. Cedevita swept the two way, total-point series and went all the way from the Qualifying Rounds to the Finals. Bracey Wright paced the winners with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Vedran Vukusic added 15 points while Dontaye Draper had 13 for Cedevita. German Gabriel and Pancho Jasen led Estudiantes with 12 points apiece. Ty Ellis added 11, Sergio Sanchez had 10 while Nik Caner-Medley pulled down 12 rebounds for the hosts, that led 21-15 early. Read more here.

Unics Kazan - Pepsi Caserta 79:77
maciej lampe unics kazanUnics Kazan edged Pepsi Caserta 79-77 Wednesday night at the Basket-Hall in Kazan, Russia, to seal their ticket to the Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy, next month. Kazan needed only to protect its 6-point advantage from Game 1 of their quarterfinals series and a 26-17 first quarter and 11-3 run in the second basically set up the win, as the hosts had just enough the rest of way. Maciej Lampe paced the winners with 31 points and 16 rebounds and Marko Popovic added 17 and 6 assists, while Vladimir Veremeenko recorded 11 points and 8 boards. Read more here.

Budivelnik - Cajasol Sevilla 80:77

zach morley budivelnikCajasol Sevilla made it to the Eurocup Finals! Cajasol sealed its ticket to Treviso, Italy and will keep fighting for Eurocup glory despite an 80-77 road loss against Budivelnik on Tuesday. Cajasol had registered a 67-49 win in Game 1 and won the two-way, total-point series by a long margin. Denys Ikovlev and Dee Spencer paced the winners with 12 points apiece. Billy Keys, Zach Morley and Andy Betts each added 10 for Budivelnik. Txemi Urtasun led Cajasol with 15 points. Louis Bullock and Kaloyan Ivanov each added 14 while Juanjo Triguero got 12 for the guests, that keep beating all expectations in their Eurocup debut season. Read more here.

March 30, 2011 - Decision night in the Eurocup!

It is decision night in the Eurocup, as the Quarterfinals come to an end on Wednesday with four critical showdowns all over the continent. Game 1 saw two convincing home triumphs, a narrow road win and a tie, so anything can happen and only one thing is certain - we will know which four teams make it to the Eurocup Finals in Treviso by the end of the night. Wednesday’s games begin with a pair of 18:30 CET tip-offs. In Kazan, Russia, Unics hosts Pepsi Caserta hoping to defend its 6-point lead from the first game in the series. Unics, however, has already lost twice at home in this Eurocup season and Caserta has been able to steal three road wins, including one in Russia against Krasnye Krylia. Read more here.

March 24, 2011 - Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: Vladimir Veremeenko, Unics

After dominating inside on Wednesday to help his team edge closer to the Eurocup Finals, Unics Kazan big man Vladimir Veremeenko is the Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP. Veremeenko had by far the best performance of his 53-game Eurocup career and one of the best in the competition all season as Unics beat Pepsi Caserta 84-90 on the road in Game 1 of their two-game total-points series for a spot in the Eurocup Finals. Veremeenko was nearly perfect from the floor, making 12 of 13 two-point shots and 6 of 7 free throws for a career-best 30 points. He added 12 rebounds – also a Eurocup career high – and dished 3 assists to amass a performance index rating of 40, which was the best of the night by a wide margin. Read more here.

March 23, 2011 - Quarterfinals, Game 1

Pepsi Caserta - Unics Kazan 84:90
vladimir veremeenko unicsUnics Kazan topped Pepsi Caserta Wednesday night at the Palamaggio Arena 84-90 in the first leg of their two-game total-points Eurocup Quarterfinals series. The 6-point win for the visitors now forces Caserta to make up the deficit next Wednesday in Russia to make it to next month’s Eurocup Finals in Treviso. Vladimir Veremeenko paced the winners with 30 points and 12 rebounds, while Terrell Lyday added 16 points, Marko Popovic recorded 11 points and 6 assists and Kelly McCarty tallied 10 points. Caserta was not able to counter Kazan’s inside dominance through Veremeenko and better overall shooting performance, and lost its first game at home since Week 3 of the regular season. Read more here.

Cajasol Sevilla - Budivelnik 67:49
bc cajasol sevillaCajasol took a very important first step to reach the Eurocup Finals by downing Budivelnik 67-49 in Game 1 of the two-game, total-point Quarterfinals in front of a sellout crowd at San Pablo Arena in Seville, Spain on Tuesday night. Cajasol, pushed by an incredible crowd, took n 18-point lead in the series, that now travel to Dnipropetrovsk for Game 2 next Wednesday. Lamayne Wilson shined early in the game and got some help from Billy Keys and Andy Betts to give Budivelnik a 10-16 lead late in the first quarter. Paul Davis led a 9-0 run that helped Cajasol regain the lead. Outstanding defense that forced Budivelnik into 13 first-half turnovers and a fast break layup by Tariq Kirksay gave Cajasol a 30-24 lead at the break. Read more here.

BG Goettingen - Benetton Bwin 66:66
bg goettingenBG Goettingen and Benetton Bwin played to a 40-minute draw, 66-66, in an exciting clash on Wednesday in the opening game of their two-game total-points Quarterfinals. The result sets up a winner-takes all second game in Treviso next week, meaning the two teams will play a do-or-die game on the floor that will host the Eurocup Finals for a ticket to the big show. The Violets controlled the game early, led by 14 in the second quarter and 41-32 at halftime. But Alessandro Gentile and Stefan Markovic fueled a 0-11 start to the second half that carried Benetton back. Goettingen rode Mike Scott to remain in the game and came into the final minutes close. Read more here.

Cedevita - Asefa Estudiantes 90:81

dontaye draperCedevita Zagreb defeated Asefa Estudiantes 90-81 Wednesday night at the Drazen Petrovic Basketball Center in the Croatian capital to get within one step of the Eurocup Finals in Treviso. The 9-point win by Cedevita means Estudiantes will have to make up the difference next Wednesday in Madrid for the second and definitive quarterfinals game between the teams. The hosts trailed by double figures in the first half, but took over in the third quarter and held on for a crucial win. Cedevita’s victory was its 5th in a row in the competition and broke a 3-game winning streak for Estu. Forward Damjan Rudez paced the winners with 21 points, while point guard Dontaye Draper added 20 to go with 5 assists and 3 steals, Marino Bazdaric scored 14 and Vedran Vukusic 10. Read more here.

March 23, 2011 - Quarterfinals Game 1, Game Center

Eurocup fans, the next decisive phase of the 2010-11 season arrives with the start of the Quarterfinals tonight! Eight teams will begin their two-game battles on Wednesday for four berths in the Eurocup Finals. The series get rocking at 18:00 CET in Zagreb, Croatia as Cedevita hosts Estudiantes. The action will continue at 19:30 CET in Germany as Goettingen welcomes Benetton Bwin. Finally, the night will end with simultaneous tipoffs at 20:00 CET: Caserta vs. Unics in Italy and Cajasol vs. Budivelnik in Seville, Spain. The second and final games of the Quarterfinals will be played next Wednesday and the four teams with the highest cumulative scores in each series will make it to the Eurocup Finals. Read more here.

March 18, 2011 - Quarterfinals Series breakdown: Asefa Estudiantes vs. Cedevita Zagreb

All signs point to a high-scoring thriller when Asefa Estudiantes and Cedevita Zagreb clash in the Eurocup Quarterfinals. Cedevita (85.5 ppg.) and Estu (81.5 ppg.) are ranked first and third, respectively, in team scoring in the Eurocup this season, though with different styles. Estudiantes ranked second in the Eurocup Last 16 in two-pointers made (132) and two-point shooting percentage (54.5%), while Cedevita led the competition in the corresponding stats for three pointers (69, 42.6%). Both teams boast experience with multiple former Euroleague players on the roster. Read more here.

March 17, 2011 - Quarterfinals Series breakdown: Unics Kazan vs. Pepsi Caserta

Two teams that started the season in the Qualifying Rounds of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague now meet with a ticket to the Eurocup Finals at stake. Unics Kazan has been one of the dominant forces in the Eurocup in recent seasons. It leads the competition this season in scoring, rebounds and assists. Kazan’s deep roster features a former Euroleague champ, Zakhar Pashutin; a Eurocup champ, Kelly McCarty; and a player, Slavko Vranes, and head coach, Evgeny Pashutin, who took part in last season’s Euroleague Final Four. Pepsi Caserta has been a revelation this season, its first in continental competition in nearly two decades. Read more here.

March 15, 2011 - Quarterfinals Series breakdown: Budivelnik vs. Cajasol

There will be a clash of styles when Budivelnik meets Cajasol Sevilla in the Eurocup Quarterfinals. Budivelnik is the lowest-scoring team with a winning record in the Eurocup this season. The Ukrainian club tallied 8 victories and went 3-0 in games decided by less than 5 points. Cajasol has also won 8 games and missed out on being the Last 16 Group L winner in a tiebreaker. The coaches will share in the spotlight of this matchup with Budivelnik led by Josep Maria Berrocal of Spain, an assistant on the Regal FC Barcelona squad that won the Euroleague last season, and someone certain to be familiar with Cajasol. Read more here.

March 14, 2011 - Quarterfinal Series breakdown: Benetton Bwin vs. BG Goettingen

The competition's winningest team this season, Benetton Bwin of Italy, tries to reach the 2011 Eurocup Finals on its home court by facing down an upstart challenger, BG Goettingen of Germany, in a two-game total-points quarterfinal series starting Wednesday, March 23. Benetton relies on a mix of experience and young talent as it seeks its first European trophy since 1999. Goettingen has head coach John Patrick and seven players back from last season's FIBA EuroChallenge title team, although none has played this late in the season at the Eurocup level.Read more here.

March 2, 2011 - Quarterfinals Schedule

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