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March 14, 2013 - Quarterfinals game 2 MVP: Simas Jasaitis, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

simas jasaitisIn one of the closest MVP races all season, veteran shooter Simas Jasaitis of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar recorded the best individual performance in a winning effort in Quarterfinals Game 2. Jasaitis led Lokomotiv to a no-doubt-about-it 90-65 home win against KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica with 23 points on near perfect shooting: He made 1 of 2 two-pointers, 5 of 7 from downtown and did not miss in 6 free throw attempts. Jasaitis added 5 rebounds, an assist, 2 block and 3 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 28 - the best among winning players this week. The highest performance index rating belonged to John Bryant of ratiopharm Ulm, but his team lost 101-78 on the road at Uxue Bilbao Basket. Read more here.

March 13, 2013 - Game 2

Budivelnik Kiev 73 - 56 Spartak St. Petersburg

malcolm delaneyBC Budivelnik Kiev dominated the second and fourth quarters to erase an 11-point deficit from the first game and beat Spartak St. Petersburg 73-56 to reach the Eurocup Semifinals. Malcolm Delaney scored 8 of his 17 points in the final five minutes and Artur Drozdov posted a double-double to lead Budivelnik, which will face Uxue Bilbao Basket in the next stage for a spot in the Eurocup championship game. Though Budivelnik led the game much of the night, Spartak held the series lead. The hosts were ahead 5 through three quarters and 59-53 midway through the fourth, however Delaney ignited a 14-1 game-winning charge with a three-pointer and later gave his team the 12-point lead for good with a pair of free throws as Budivelnik claimed a historic win. Michailis Anisimov, who scored the first 5 points of the fourth quarter, finished with 15 for the winners and Drozdov amassed 12 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban 90 - 65 Buducnost VOLI

simas jasaitisLokomotiv Kuban booked its first ever spot in the Eurocup Semifinals after downing visiting Buducnost Voli Podgorica 90-65 in Game 2 of their quarterfinal series on Wednesday. Lokomotiv held an 18-point advantage from Game 1, meaning the Russian team won the series by a 43-point margin. In the semis, Lokomotiv will play Valencia Basket. The semifinals are March 19 and 27; and Lokomotiv will host Game 2. On Wednesday, Lokomotiv took the lead for good with a 24-5 spurt that bridged the first and second quarters and opened up a double-digit lead, putting the hosts in control of the game. In victory, Lokomotiv sank 11 three-pointers, as Simas Jasaitis led the way with 23 points on 5-for-7 shooting from downtown. Derrick Brown had 17 points, Richard Hendrix scored 13 and Mantas Kalnietis netted 10 and dished out 6 assists. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 71 - 68 Valencia Basket

pau ribasValencia Basket advanced to the Eurocup Semifinals despite a 71-68 road loss to Unics Kazan. Valencia held on to its 10-point lead from Game 1 and advanced on points differential. Pau Ribas led Valencia with 16 points. Rafa Martinez added 11 while Thomas Kelati and Justin Doellman each had 10 for the series winners. Chuck Eidson led Unics with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Ian Vougioukas added 11 and Vladimir Veremeenko had 10 for the hosts. Back-to-back triples by Mike Wilkinson allowed Unics to get a 20-14 lead after 10 minutes. A jump hook by Vougioukas soon made it a 9-point game. Martinez, Doellman and Ribas brought Valencia a bit closer, 35-31, at halftime. Valencia improved its defense after the break and found a go-to guy in Kelati, who had all of his 10 points early in the third quarter to give Valencia a 41-49 edge. Read more here.

March 12, 2013

Uxue Bilbao Basket 101 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm

nikos zisisUxue Bilbao Basket is headed back to the semifinals for the third time in as many Eurocup seasons after it crushed visiting ratiopharm Ulm 101-78 in the second and last game of their quarterfinal series on Tuesday. Ulm had won Game 1 by 4 points at home, which meant that Bilbao won the series by a 19-point margin. Bilbao used exceptional scoring to outgun Ulm. Its 57 halftime points broke the previous record 55 scored by Estudiantes Madrid back in 2003. Its final 101 points were the most at this stage since the same 2003 season, when Estudiantes also had 101 and Valencia set the quarterfinals record of 105. In the semis, Bilbao will play the winner of the Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg series that finishes Wednesday. The semifinals are March 19 and 27, and Bilbao will play Game 2 at home regardless of its opponent. Read more here.

March 12, 2013 - Quarterfinals, Game 2: the time is now!

It's decision time in the Eurocup Quarterfinals, as half of the eight surviving teams will be knocked out at the end of this round - and the two-way series winners will make it to the semifinals. The teams with the overall cumulative score will win the round, so every point and every possession will count in Game 2. If the series is tied, an overtime will be played to determine the winner. It all starts with a thrilling showdown on Tuesday, as Uxue Bilbao Basket hosts Ratiopharm Ulm at 20:00 CET. Ulm has a four-point lead in the series and will try to defend it. Bilbao looks for its third semifinals appearance in as many seasons in the competition. It had 6 Eurocup home games this season and won 4 of them by more than 4 points. All other three games will be played on a busy Wednesday. At 16:00 CET, Unics Kazan welcomes Valencia Basket, which holds a 10-point lead in the series. Both teams are former Eurocup winners and have deep, talented roster, so expect the series to go down to the wire. Unics has registered two double-digit home wins in this Eurocup season - and will need another one to get to the next round. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Quarterfinals Game 2:


Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 73:56


Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 101:78


Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Buducnost VOLI 90:65


Unics Kazan vs. Valencia Basket 71:68

March 7, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: John Bryant, ratiopharm Ulm

john bryantAfter an outstanding performance in a historic win, John Bryant of ratiopharm Ulm earned an added bonus: he is Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP! Bryant led all quarterfinals competitors with a performance index rating of 30. Bryant shined for Ulm in an 85-81 home win over Uxue Bilbao Basket with 30 points on 10-of-15 two-point shooting, 2 of 5 three-point attempts and 4 of 5 free throws. He added 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and 4 fouls drawn for the 30 index. The second-best index of the week came from Terrell Lyday of Unics Kazan, who stepped up in his team's road loss at Valencia Basket. Lyday amassed 28 points on 6-of-6 three-point shooting and perfect shooting in 6 trips to the foul line. Lyday added 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 fouls drawn to amass an index rating of 28. Read more here.

March 6, 2013 - Game 1

Valencia Basket 80 - 70 Unics Kazan

justin doellmanValencia Basket defeated Unics Kazan 80-70 in Game 1 of their two-game quarterfinals series on Wednesday night. This win means that in Game 2, to be played in Kazan, Russia, in one week, a victory or a loss by up to 10 points will be enough for Valencia to advance. The Spanish side, led by Justin Doellman, took the lead for good in the second quarter. Unics had a red-hot Terrell Lday, but it never came closer than 4 points, while Valencia led by as much as 57-44 before settling for a 10-point advantage going into Game 2. Doellman had 18 points plus 8 rebounds and 5 steals off the bench, and Bojan Dubljevic scored 19 points in 18 minutes on the floor. Stefan Markovic chipped in with 10 points and 5 assists in victory. For Unics, Lyday nailed 28 points on 6-for-6 three-point shooting. Read more here.

KK Buducnost VOLI 54 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban

derrick brownLokomotiv Kuban took a huge step towards a place in the semifinals after downing Buducnost Voli Podgorica 54-72 in Game 1 of their quarterfinals series in Montenegrin capital on Wednesday. The deciding Game 2 of the two-game series will be played in Krasnodar, Russia, in one week, and victory or a loss by up to 18 points will be enough for Lokomotiv to advance. Buducnost never trailed in the first half, but Lokomotiv used an 8-26 third quarter to grab full control of the game and race to a huge victory. Derrick Brown led in victory with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Nick Calathes scored 15 while Mantas Kalnietis and Andrey Zubkov chipped in with 10 apiece for Lokomotiv which was without it starting center Aleks Maric. For the hosts, Cedomir Vitkovac was the only scorer in double figures with 14 points, and he also grabbed 7 rebounds. Read more here.

Spartak St. Petersburg 83 - 72 Budivelnik Kiev

zach wrightSpartak St. Petersburg beat BB Budivelnik Kiev 83-72 in Game 1 of their quarterfinals series on Wednesday. The two-game series moves to the Ukrainian capital for definitive Game 2. Zach Wright paced the winners with 18 points and 7 assists. Loukas Mavrokefalides added 17 points, Josh Carter had 15, Janis Strelnieks got 12 and 7 assists, Vladimir Dragicevic contributed 11 points and Nikita Kurbanov pulled down 11 boards for Spartak. Leo Lyons led Budivelnik with 21 points. Artur Drozdov added 16, Michail Anisimov had 12, Malcolm Delaney 11 and Dainius Salenga 10. Spartak led 23-19 after 10 minutes and extended its margin to 43-36 at the break. Budivelnik trailed 47-36 early in the third quarter but Anisimov, Lyons and Drozdov stepped up to give the guests a 57-58 edge after 30minutes. Read more here.

March 5, 2013

Ratiopharm Ulm 85 - 81 Uxue Bilbao Basket

john bryantIn the first game of the Eurocup Quarterfinals on Tuesday, ratiopharm Ulm continued its solid run in the competition by coming from behind to beat two-time semifinalist Uxue Bilbao Basket 85-81 in the first game of their two-way series. When they meet again a week from now in Bilbao, Spain, a victory or a loss by up to 3 points will be enough for Ulm to advance to the semifinals. John Bryant first-half scoring binge of 23 points got Ulm back in the game after it trailed 18-30 through one quarter. Ulm rallied after halftime and eventually led by 12 points with 2 minutes left, 85-73, before Bilbao scored the game's last 8 points. Bryant finished with 30 points on 10-for-15 two-point shooting while Allan Ray added 13, Per Guenther and Keaton Nankivil 10 each for the winners. Read more here.

March 5, 2013 - Quarterfinals, Game 1: let the battles begin!

The newest fork on the road to Charleroi and the crowning of a Eurocup champion begins Tuesday with the opening games of the Eurocup Quarterfinals. The quarterfinals will be played on a two-way series format, one game on each team’s home court, with the aggregate score at the end of both games deciding the winner. The same format applies to the semifinals, whose winners will face off in the single-game final to decide the Eurocup champion in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, April 13. As such, every single point counts from this moment until the end of the season. In Game 1 of the quarterfinals, all four Last 16 group winners will play on the road Tuesday and Wednesday. In the only game on Tuesday, Ratiopharm Ulm hosts Uxue Bilbao Basket at 21:30 CET. Ulm continues a great run in its debut season in European club competitions, while Bilbao is seeking a third semifinals appearance in as many Eurocup seasons. Bilbao brings a 5-1 road record to their matchup. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Quarterfinals Game 1:


Spartak St. Petersburg vs. Budivelnik Kiev 83:72


Ratiopharm Ulm vs. Uxue Bilbao Basket 85-81


Buducnost VOLI vs. Lokomotiv Kuban 54:72


Valencia Basket vs. Unics Kazan 80:70

February 25, 2013 - Quarterfinals Analysis: Unics Kazan vs. Valencia Basket

eurocup quarterfinals unics valenciaThe only two previous Eurocup champions alive in the competition meet in this exciting quarterfinals clash. Unics Kazan, the 2011 Eurocup winner, won Group L with a 4-2 record. Valencia, a two-time champ, was the Group J runner-up with a 4-2 record. The two clubs are proven Eurocup heavyweights, so it’s no surprise that they are the top two teams this season in performance index rating; Valencia is first with an average of 96.3 per game, Unics is right behind at 94.3. Kazan held its opponents to the lowest average index rating in the Last 16 (70.3). The two teams boast tremendous depth; each has five players averaging double figures in scoring. Valencia was the top three-point shooting team in the Last 16 at 40.6%. Valencia beat Unics in their only two previous meetings during the 2010 Last 16, which was also the last time Valencia won the Eurocup. Read more here.

February 25, 2013 - Quarterfinals Analysis: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

eurocup quarterfinals lokomotiv buducnostLokomotiv Kuban was the top team in the Last 16 with a 5-1 record to win Group K. Moreover, Coach Evgeny Pashutin’s side led the phase in average index performance rating (102.7), assists (21.5 apg.) and with the fewest rebounds allowed (27.5 rpg.). Buducnost was the Group I runner-up with a 3-3 record. Coach Dejan Radonjic’s men have played great defense this season, holding opponents below 60 points in a whopping third of their games and allowing 80 only twice. Thanks to its aggressive defense (23.2 fouls per game is top among quarterfinalists), Buducnost allowed the second-fewest points in the Last 16 (72.7 ppg.). Both teams reached the Eurocup Quarterfinals last season and lost to the eventual finalists. Lokomotiv fell to champion-to-be BC Khimki, Buducnost lost to Valencia Basket. Read more here.

February 23, 2013 - Quarterfinals Analysis: Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. ratiopharm Ulm

quarterfinals bilbao ratiopharmUxue Bilbao Basket rolls into the Eurocup Quarterfinals on a four-game winning streak and as the Group J winner with a 4-2 record, including three wins by double-digit margins. Bilbao also boasts the best record in the Eurocup so far this season with 10 wins and just 2 losses. ratiopharm Ulm placed second in Group L with a 3-3 record. Ulm has also made noise with its toughness on the road, where it has gone 4-2. This marks Bilbao’s third trip to the quarterfinals in as many Eurocup seasons. In each of the previous campaigns, it advanced to the semifinals. In its debut Eurocup campaign, Ulm has showed itself as a top-notch offensive squad; its 86 points per game led the Last 16. It also boats the season’s top rebounder in John Bryant (9.3 rpg.). This will be the first meeting between the clubs. Read more here.

February 23, 2013 - Quarterfinals Analysis: Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg

quarterfinals budivelnik spartakBudivelnik enters the Eurocup Quarterfinals as the Group I champion with a 4-2 record. Spartak was the Group K runner-up at 3-3, though its nine wins this season are tied for second most in the competition. Both teams have been particularly strong at home, boasting 5-1 records. Budivelnik has shined in categories traditionally linked to big men: It was the Last 16 leader in rebounding (37 rpg.) and blocked shots (4.8 bpg.), with center Michailis Anisimov ranking as that phase’s top shot-stopper with 2 blocks per game. Spartak got things done with defense – it led the Last 16 by allowing just 68.5 points per games and with 8.7 steals per game – and by taking care of the ball. Read more here.

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