2002-03Regular SeasonRound 2
October 17, 2002 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 PABELLON RAIMUNDO SAPORTA
Virtus Bologna rose above its injury crisis and took a rather unexpected road win on Thursday night from Real Madrid, 73-81, in Group C. The victory did much more than lift Virtus into a 1-1 tie in the standings. It made up for a trip-up at home the opening week and gave the Virtus faithful some hope in the project under new coach Bogdan Tanjevic. The signing of Dejan Koturovic just 24 hours before the game proved key for Virtus as the veteran center put up 14 points and gave his team the balance it direly needed in the paint, where the visitors outrebounded Madrid 26-41. His arrival also seemed to inspire Mladen Sekularac to his best performance, 15 points, in a black jersey. The go-to guy for the winners was steady Charlie Bellwith 19 points. For Madrid, teenage center Edu Hernandez-Sonseca led the way with 17 points and Alberto Herreros helped with 15.

Madrid started the game in dominant fashion, taking a 13-7 lead after 6 minutes. But that was all the hosts could do, because once Koturovic stepped on court, he sparked a reaction of the guests, who were leading by 2 at the break, 40-42. Koturovic had no rival under the boards, where he pulled 8 rebounds. Ruslan Avleev found his perfect complement in the paint, and he also added 7 more boards, together with 11 points.

After resumption, the zone defense ordered by Bogdan Tanjevic in the first half, continued in the second and the hosts could do little in front their 4,400 fans. It looked like Virtus would win again in Madrid as last season. The efficiency of Bell with 5 of 8 two-point shots, and the great board job by Koturovic together with Sekularac and Alessandro Frosini, completely broke the Madrid resistance with 3 minutes to go, 69-79.
Thursday, October 17, 2002
Jorge Muñoa, Madrid
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Referees: KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS (GRE), JUNGEBRAND, CARL (FIN), ARAUJO, JOSE JOAQUIM (POR)
Attendance: 4400
By Quarter1234
Real Madrid25151914
Virtus Bologna23192514
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Real Madrid25405973
Virtus Bologna23426781
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MENA, RAUL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 HAWKINS, MICHAEL 26:00 11 2/4 2/7 1/1 1 2 3 3 2       2 3 13
6 ALSTON, DERRICK 30:00 13 6/14   1/3 1 3 4 1   1 2   3 6 12
7 ANGULO, LUCIO 38:00 12 3/9 1/5 3/4 1 2 3 1 3 5     4 3 2
8 VICTORIANO, LUCAS 14:00     0/1     6 6 2   3     1   3
9 DIGBEU, ALAIN 22:00 5 0/1 1/6 2/2 2 1 3 1 2 1 1   3 3 5
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 27:00 15 4/5 1/8 4/5 1 3 4   2 2     2 3 11
13 LAMPE, MACIEJ 11:00   0/1                     1   -2
16 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU 32:00 17 6/8   5/7 2 5 7     1 3   4 4 22
17 NADEAU, SAMUEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 2 5             1 6
Totals 200:00 73 21/42 5/27 16/22 11 24 35 8 9 13 6 0 20 23 72
        50% 18.5% 72.7%
Head coach: IMBRODA, JAVIER
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
Virtus Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 AVLEEV, RUSLAN 24:00 11 3/6 1/1 2/3 3 4 7 1 1 3   3 3 4 11
7 VITALI, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ATTRUIA, STEFANO 18:00 13 5/5 1/2     4 4 1 3 2     2 2 18
9 SAVOVIC, SLOBODAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SEKULARAC, MLADEN 31:00 15 4/6 1/4 4/5 1 3 4 1   1     3 3 13
11 BELL, CHARLIE 35:00 19 5/8 1/7 6/7   7 7 1 3 5     2 4 17
12 FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 26:00 6 3/8     2 1 3     1   1 1   1
14 RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 26:00 3 1/2 0/5 1/2 2 3 5 5 3 3   1 4 3 4
16 BELINELLI, MARCO 4:00         1   1               1
17 BRKIC, DAVID 15:00   0/1 0/2     1 1     1     3 1 -5
19 MIRALLES, ALBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 KOTUROVIC, DEJAN 21:00 14 6/10 0/1 2/4 3 5 8         1 4 3 13
Team           1 3 4     1     1   2
Totals 200:00 81 27/46 4/22 15/21 13 31 44 9 10 17 0 6 23 20 75
        58.7% 18.2% 71.4%
Head coach: TANJEVIC, BOGDAN
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