2014-15Last 32Round 3
January 21, 2015 CET: 17:30
Local time: 19:30 VOLGOGRAD TRADE UNION SPORTS PALACE

Krasny Oktyabr claims its first Last 32 victory

Randy Culpepper - Krasny Oktyabr - EC14 (photo Krasny Oktyabr)

Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd picked up its first Last 32 victory by edging CAI Zaragoza 71-66 in Group I. Both teams have now 1-2 records at the midway point in the stage. The hosts used an 11-0 run bridging halftime to take a comfortable margin they kept till the end. Randy Culpepper stood out with 21 points and 4 assists for the winners, and Donnie McGrath added 17 points. Stevan Jelovac led all the scorers with 27 points on 3-of-3 three-point shooting and 10 for 10 from the foul line, while Rasko Katic scored 16.

Early in the game the score was tied three times before a three-point-play by Romeo Travis put the home team in front 15-12. Late in the quarter the visitors tied it twice more before Culpepper went all the way for a 21-17 lead. Stevan Jelovac hit from mid-range to make it 21-19 at the first buzzer. Katic tied things at 22-22 for Zaragoza. Krasny Oktyabr held on to a slim margin fueled inside by Lamont Hamilton and from downtown by Culpepper to go up 33-27 with four minutes left till halftime. McGrath hit a three to make it 36-29. Jelovac kept the guests close, but a three-pointer by Artem Komissarov gave a 42-33 advantage to the hosts at halftime.

A three-point-play by Culpepper capped an 11-0 run that bridged halftime to make it 47-33. Henk Norel, Jelovac and Katic did not give up and fought hard to trim the deficit after Travis made it 52-37. The visitors came within 56-47 at the last break. McGrath scored from mid-range and fueled Krasny Oktyabr opening the final stanza before Jelovac and Katic made it 60-54. Komissarov’s layup and additional free throws gave oxygen to the home team to go ahead 65-56. McGrath sank back-to-back jumpers and with 1:16 left, the game seemed to be over with the home team leading 69-60. Jelovac scored 4 throws and a lay up to get within 71-66 with 16 seconds remaining, but it wasn’t enough for the visitors.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Referees: BIRICIK, MURAT (TUR), CIULIN, MARIUS (ROM), PETEK, SASO (SLO)
Attendance: 2615 (Tentative)
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Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 McGRATH, DONNIE 38:50 17 7/13 1/2   1 4 5 3 1 3   1 3 2 14
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 12:32   0/1     1 1 2               1
8 KOMISSAROV, ARTEM 26:40 9 1/1 2/3 1/1   4 4   1       2 1 12
10 VICTOR, CUTHBERT 21:45 5   1/1 2/2 1   1   2 1     4 2 5
11 TRAVIS, ROMEO 31:44 9 4/8 0/4 1/1 1 7 8 2 2       2 2 13
13 KORSHAKOV, DMITRIY 2:34     0/1   1   1           3   -3
17 HAMILTON, LAMONT 21:44 8 2/7 1/4 1/2 3 2 5 1 1   1   3 3 7
23 BUGAENKO, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 CULPEPPER, RANDY 35:25 21 7/12 2/7 1/2 2 2 4 4   1     2 4 19
34 LIKHOLITOV, FEDOR 8:46 2 0/1   2/2 1 2 3     2 1   2 1 2
Team           2 4 6               6
Totals 200:00 71 21/43 7/22 8/10 13 26 39 10 7 7 2 1 21 15 76
        48.8% 31.8% 80%
Head coach: BAUERMANN, DIRK
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
CAI Zaragoza
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
10 LISCH, KEVIN 18:25   0/1 0/2   1 1 2   1 1     1   -2
12 LLOMPART, PEDRO 22:03 9   3/4     3 3 2   1       1 13
14 KATIC, RASKO 20:43 16 7/9   2/4 1   1 1   1   1 2 6 16
15 SASTRE, JOAN 15:04 4 2/4 0/1     6 6     2     1 1 5
19 TOMAS, PERE 15:09           2 2   1         1 4
20 ROBINSON, JASON 24:58   0/2 0/3     5 5 3 1       1   3
24 LANDRY, MARCUS 15:32 2 1/4 0/3     1 1     1 1   3 1 -5
25 NOREL, HENK 16:45 6 3/5     1 1 2 4           1 11
31 FONTET, ALBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 GOULDING, CHRIS 24:28 2 0/3 0/2 2/2   1 1 1   1     5 3 -4
89 JELOVAC, STEVAN 26:53 27 4/9 3/3 10/10 4 3 7 2 2 2   1 2 7 35
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 66 17/37 6/18 14/16 7 24 31 13 5 10 1 2 15 21 76
        45.9% 33.3% 87.5%
Head coach: RUIZ, JOAQUIN

Head Coaches

BAUERMANN, DIRK
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
"To beat an ACB team and gain our first ever Last 32 victory is a very big accomplishment for this club. Today we played as a team, but of course our guards made big contributions. For Donnie McGrath it is a breakout game. We can`t relax right now even after this victory because we have so much work to do. We are only getting better with this group of players."
RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"They controlled the game rhythm. We were in the game for a long time, but never managed to control the game. They grabbed some key offensive rebounds which cost us our chances. On offense, we didn't have a good shooting night, which would have given us more confidence to get a chance to win in the final minutes."

Players

JELOVAC, STEVAN
CAI Zaragoza
"We opened the game so-so. We were always close in the score. In the first half we were ok. In the second we were a little bit rushed. In the end we had the oppurtunity to come back. It was 5-6 points, but we didnt play good defense and they took so many offensive rebounds. We lost, but we have the oppurtunity next week to play in front of our fans and to try to beat them. "
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