2001-02Regular SeasonRound 3
October 24, 2001 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PIONIR
Ural Great is no longer the only undefeated team in Group D. Great defense by Partizan was the key Wednesday to an 85-80 overtime victory in Belgrade and now both teams have 2-1 records. The victory came despite Ural coming back from 16 points behind in the final 8 minutes to send it to overtime. The final decision came after 45 minutes in dramatic fashion as Vlado Scepanovic made two 3-pointers in the last two minutes.

It had seemed that it will be an easy victory for Partizan. Ural was sleepy during first two periods, shooting a poor 34 percent (10-26 two-pointers, 0-3 threes). Young Partizan center Jovo Stanojevic was great battling with Mikhail Mikhailov and guard Milos Vujanic was much quicker than his opponent, Vasilij Karassev. Partizan led 44-31 at the half.

Second half Ural started double-teaming Vujanic but Karassev made his fifth personal foul 14 minutes before the end. In that moment it seemed that there would be no doubt about the winner. After 2 minutes of the last quarter, Partizan led 66-52 - and the dramma began. Mikhailov, Sergei Panov and Valeri Dainenko led Ural on a 15-0 run. Partizan played 7 minutes without a point and Ural led 67-66 in the last minute of the game. After free throws both teams ended tied at 70-70.

In overtime, Partizan started with five fouled out players (Vujanic, Canak, Glintic, Stanojevic and Materic), but the Russian champions had no idea how to beat tight defense of Partizan youngsters. Scepanovic took the responsability in these moments and made two three-pointers. Mikhailov and Panov were too tired for another miracle like the one they have made in the regular time.

Jovo Stanojevic was leading scorer for Partizan with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Vujanic added 15 points, Ostojic 14 and Scepanovic 13. Ural Great had its best man in Mikhailov who made double-double (15 points and 14 rebounds). Dainenko added 16 points and Panov 14. Partizan was supported with 4,253 fans in Pionir Arena in Belgrade.
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
A.O., Belgrade
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Referees: FACCHINI, FABIO; GARCIA, JOSE RAMON; DMITRIEV, FEDOR
Attendance: 4253
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Partizan2222141215
Ural Great1417172210
End of Quarter1234Extra 1
Partizan2244587085
Ural Great1431487080
Partizan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCEPANOVIC, VLADO 41:00 13 1/5 3/6 2/4   2 2 2 2 4     3 5 8
5 ZIVKOVIC, SRDJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GAJIC, ALEKSANDAR 5:00 3     3/4         1 1     1 2 3
8 OSTOJIC, DJURO 26:00 14 5/9   4/5 2 3 5   1 2 1 1 4 3 12
9 STANOJEVIC, JOVO 25:00 19 9/10   1/3 3 6 9     1   1 5 2 20
10 MATERIC, PREDRAG 22:00 7   0/2 7/8 1 1 2     1     5 5 5
11 GLINTIC, ALEKSANDAR 21:00 5 1/3 1/1   1 2 3 1 1 2     5   1
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 17:00   0/2 0/1     3 3   1 2 1 1 2 2 -1
13 VUJANIC, MILOS 30:00 15 5/8 1/4 2/2   2 2 2 2 3   1 5 4 10
14 AVDALOVIC, VULE 16:00 2 1/3 0/1     3 3     2       1 1
15 CANAK, NENAD 22:00 7 0/1 2/2 1/2   1 1     2   1 5 3 1
Team                                
Totals 225:00 85 22/41 7/17 20/28 7 23 30 5 8 20 2 5 35 27 60
        53.7% 41.2% 71.4%
Head coach: VUJOSEVIC, DUSKO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Ural Great
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SHUSHAKOV, VYACHESLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 PANOV, SERGEY 24:00 14 1/3 0/1 12/12   6 6 2 1 2   1 4 6 19
7 KARASEV, VASILY 21:00 4 1/3 0/1 2/4 1   1 1   1 1   5 3 -1
9 SHEYKO, ANDREY 11:00 1 0/1   1/1 1 1 2     2       3 3
10 VAISVILA, RYTIS 42:00 12 4/10 0/5 4/5 2 3 5 2   3     3 3 4
11 MIKHAILOV, MIKHAIL 36:00 15 6/12   3/7 8 6 14 1 5 2 2   4 5 26
12 SIRVYDIS, VIRGINIUS 6:00 2 1/2               2     1   -2
13 PEGUSHIN, ALEXEY 1:00                   1   1     -2
14 AVLEEV, RUSLAN 19:00 11 3/4 0/1 5/6   2 2 1 1 3     5 5 9
15 DAINEKO, VALERI 41:00 16 5/9 1/4 3/4 2 3 5 1 1 2 2   3 7 19
16 PETRAITIS, RAMUNAS 24:00 5 1/3 1/1 0/2 1   1     1     2 3 2
Team                                
Totals 225:00 80 22/47 2/13 30/41 15 21 36 8 8 19 5 2 27 35 77
        46.8% 15.4% 73.2%
Head coach: BELOV, SERGEY
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Head Coaches

VUJOSEVIC, DUSKO
Partizan
"Naturally, I am pleased. We have played well. However, selfishness displayed by some players and the team's game still not fully coordinated have reflected in the game's score. But if we eliminate from consideration the game's final moments, I believe that we have displayed a good quality game, and I think that Partizan will continue to improve. I would not single out any player in particular, but Scepanovic definitely set the winning score in the overtime."
BELOV, SERGEY
Ural Great
"It is very difficult to win a match with 18 turnovers. And not only this, but our shooting was poor, even for two points, let alone for three. We have made a series of tactical mistakes, especially in overtime, allowing Scepanovic to determine the final result."

Players

STANOJEVIC, JOVO
Partizan
"We have played well, but we let Ural get very close and threaten our victory. And all because of our faults. However, this is not the right moment to comment on mistakes as we defeated the great opponent."
PANOV, SERGEY
Ural Great
"We started the match nervously, thus enabling Partizan to gain a considerable advantage. In the second half, we tried to play more aggressively, but failed to make the most of all chances we had. Partizan played very well, had a much better shooting percentage, and deprived us of some important balls right under our basket."
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