2014-15Last 32Round 3
January 21, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAZZETTO DELLO SPORT

Rome beats Cedevita to grab share of first in Group I

Kyle Gibson - Virtus Rome - EC14 (photo Virtus Rome)

Virtus Rome held off Cedevita Zagreb 73-66 to claim a share of first place in Group I at 2-1 alongside Cedevita. Kyle Gibson scored 19 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting and Jordan Morgan controlled the paint with 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the hosts. Morgan had 8 of the team’s 17 offensive rebounds. Melvin Ejim added 13 points and 7 boards for Rome. Tomislav Zubcic paced Cedevita with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Miro Bilan scored 12. Rok Stipcevic scored twice in a 10-0 run late in the second quarter that gave Rome a 39-31 halftime lead. Cedevita stormed back with a 0-14 charge of its own, but the hosts’ strung together 8 straight points late to guarantee the win.

Cedevita had the lead early after a Marko Arapovic triple, but Rok Stipcevic and Morgan connected from downtown in a 10-0 Rome run for a 14-5 lead. Marko Tomas countered with a three, but the hosts continued to roll and extended the difference to 19-8 through Ejim. Luka babic and Mario Delas lowered the difference to 19-12 after 10 minutes. Threes by Tomas and Nemanja Gordic carried the visitors to within 21-20 early in the second. Delas put Cedevita ahead and Babic increased the difference to 21-24. Rome responded and a Zubcic three tied the game at 27-27. Rome pulled away with a 10-0 run in which Stipcevic scored twice. Roko Ukic’s first points made it 39-31 at the break.

Pilepic and Morgan traded jumpers right after the break and a layup by Gibson made it a double-digit game, 43-33. Ukic and Babic fueled a 0-6 run Cedevita run which Zubcic capped with a dunk. Gibson struck from downtown, igniting a 7-0 run which Ejim capped with a jumper for a 50-41 Rome lead. Zubcic nailed a couple of triples and Bilan scored twice around the basket to make Cedevita get a 50-53 lead after 10 minutes. Zubcic capped a 0-14 Cedevita run with a layup but Gibson and Lollo D'Ercole soon tied it at 55-55. Bilan scored twice in the paint but a jumper by Ejim and a three-pointer by Gibson made Rome regain the lead, 60-59. Pilepic and Triche exchanged baskets and a three-pointer by Ukic put Cedevita in charge, 62-64. Morgan and Jones fueled an 8-0 run that gave Rome the lead for good, 70-64, in the next-to-last minute. A big triple by Gibson allowed the hosts to seal their win in style.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), BARDERA, REGIS (FRA)
Attendance: 1159 (Tentative)
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Virtus Rome
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 EJIM, MELVIN 30:52 13 5/8 0/4 3/4 4 3 7 2 1 1   1 1 2 14
5 TRICHE, BRANDON 25:52 6 3/7 0/2   1 2 3 5 5 2       4 15
6 JONES, BOBBY 20:55 4 1/3 0/4 2/2 1 2 3 2 4 2     4 4 5
10 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO 21:25 5 1/1 1/5     3 3 3 1 1     2   5
12 SANDRI, DANIELE 7:04     0/1     1 1           1   -1
14 DE ZEEUW, MAXIME 14:02   0/1     2 1 3 2   1   1 3 1  
15 KUSHCHEV, OLEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GIBSON, KYLE 30:52 19 1/5 5/7 2/2       1   1   1 3 3 12
24 STIPCEVIC, ROK 23:00 9 2/4 1/4 2/2   2 2 2   1       2 9
25 MORGAN, JORDAN 25:58 17 6/9   5/7 8 4 12   3 1     2 8 32
30 PULLAZI, REI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 73 19/38 7/27 14/17 17 18 35 17 14 11 0 3 16 24 91
        50% 25.9% 82.4%
Head coach: DALMONTE, LUCA
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
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MAZALIN, LOVRO 6:14                   1     1   -2
5 ZUBCIC, TOMISLAV 21:21 15 2/3 3/7 2/2 4 4 8   1 1     4 1 15
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 27:40 6 2/3 0/3 2/2       2   2 1   3 4 4
9 BABIC, LUKA 24:12 8 3/4 0/2 2/2   2 2 1 1 2     1 1 7
10 DELAS, ANTE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 3:02           1 1               1
15 BILAN, MIRO 26:47 12 5/6   2/2 2 4 6 1   4 1   3 4 16
17 DELAS, MARIO 13:53 4 2/2     1 2 3 5   2 1   3 1 9
20 GORDIC, NEMANJA 19:39 3 0/3 1/2     2 2 7   2     4 2 4
32 UKIC, ROKO 25:05 7 2/4 1/3     1 1 2   3     1   2
33 TOMAS, MARKO 19:06 8 1/3 2/4         1         2 1 4
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 13:01 3   1/1             4     2 2 -1
Team             6 6               6
Totals 200:00 66 17/28 8/22 8/8 7 22 29 19 2 21 3 0 24 16 65
        60.7% 36.4% 100%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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