2010-11Last 16Round 2
January 25, 2011 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLÓN MUNICIPAL DE DEPORTES DE SAN PABLO
Paul Davis - Cajasol (photo baloncestosevilla)Cajasol became the only undefeated team in Last 16 Group L and improved its chances to reach the Quarterfinals by downing Benetton Bwin 66-55 in Seville, Spain on Tuesday night. Cajasol leads Group K with a 2-0 record while Benetton dropped to 1-1 and will tie for second place at the end of this round. Benetton also lost its first Eurocup game this season after seven consecutive wins. Paul Davis led the winners with 22 points on 9-of-13 two-pointers and 11 rebounds. Louis Bullock and Mindaugas Katelynas each added 11 for Cajasol. Devin Smith and Hrvoje Peric led Benetton with 8 points apiece. The game was very balanced in the first half, that saw 10 lead changes until free throws by Juanjo Triguero gave Cajasol a 31-30 edge at the break. Katelynas and Davis combined for 16 points in the third quarter to make Cajasol get a 50-46 margin after 30 minutes. An outstanding Davis allowed the hosts to get a 58-48 margin and Cajasol never looked back.

Davis got Cajasol going with a dunk and Bullock added free throws but Donatas Motiejunas and Peric quickly tied it at 4-4. Katelynas sank a three-pointer but Greg Brunner and Peric scored 4 points each in an 0-8 run that soon allowed Benetton to get a 7-12 lead. Davis and Bullock sank foul shots to get the hosts within 11-13. Brian Skinner scored down low but a jumper by Kaloyan Ivanov and a three-pointer by Bojan Popovic put Cajasol back ahead, 16-15. Skinner split free throws and Ryan Toolson added a layup but a jumper by Davis and a big triple by Txemi Urtasun restored a 21-18 Cajasol lead after 10 minutes. Brunner and Smith fueled a 0-6 run that helped Benetton to get a 21-24 edge early in the second quarter. Tomas Satoransky hit free throws and a jumper by Bullock provided another lead change, 25-24. Alessandro Gentile and Massimo Bulleri hit consecutive jumpers, as Cajasol tried Tariq Kirksay as point guard now. A driving layup by Skinner soon gave the guests a 29-30 edge. Free throws by Juanjo Triguero allowed Cajasol to get a 31-30 edge as both teams headed back to the locker rooms.

Motiejunas scored down low immediately after the break but Davis singlehandedly restored a 35-32 Cajasol lead. Motiejunas and Davis traded baskets but free throws by Peric got Benetton within 39-38. Jakub Wojciechowski buried a bomb from downtown but Cajasol improved its defense from that moment. Meanwhile, free throws by Bullock ignited a 9-0 run in which Katelynas had 6 points to boost the hosts' lead to 48-11. Smith tried to change things with a three-pointer but a red hot Katelynas sank free throws for a 50-44 score. Stefan Markovic beat the buzzer with a big basket for a 50-46 Benetton deficit after 30 minutes. Davis shined with a put-back layup early in the fourth quarter and a layup by Popovic gave Cajasol a 54-46 lead. Markovic tried to change things with free throws that Urtasun matched in the other end. The hosts tried to use long possessions to run the game clock down and another basket by Davis made it a double-digit game, 58-48. Smith and Toolson struck from downtown to bring Benetton back to life, 60-54, with 3 minutes left. Bullock buried a jumper that sealed the outcome, 62-54, as Benetton did not recover in the last 2 minutes.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Referees: ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ; SHULGA, BORIS; LATISEVS, OLEGS
Attendance: 5200 (Tentative)
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Cajasol Sevilla
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POPOVIC, BOJAN 8:40 5 1/1 1/1             1     2 1 3
5 TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE 13:49 4 0/2 0/1 4/4 2 2 4     1 2   1 3 8
6 CABANAS, MARIO 6:02   0/1   0/2   1 1             1 -1
7 BURJANADZE, BEKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 29:25 4 1/4 0/2 2/2 2 3 5 5 3 3     3 4 10
10 URTASUN, TXEMI 15:54 5 0/1 1/1 2/3   1 1 1         2 1 4
11 KATELYNAS, MINDAUGAS 15:15 11 2/4 1/2 4/4   1 1   1 3   1 1 3 8
15 SASTRE, JOAN 2:46                         2   -2
21 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 36:29 2 1/4 0/2 0/2 2 5 7 1 5 1 1   1 1 8
22 BULLOCK, LOUIS 28:52 11 2/6 0/3 7/7   2 2 2 1       1 3 11
40 DAVIS, PAUL 29:53 22 9/13   4/5 7 4 11   4 2     3 4 31
55 IVANOV, KALOYAN 12:55 2 1/2 0/1 0/2           1     2 2 -3
Team           2   2     2          
Totals 200:00 66 17/38 3/13 23/31 15 19 34 9 14 14 3 1 18 23 77
        44.7% 23.1% 74.2%
Head coach: PLAZA, JOAN
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
Benetton Treviso
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 CAZZOLATO, NICOLO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 SMITH, DEVIN 27:39 8 1/3 2/7     2 2 1 1 4     4 3  
7 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 31:24 7 2/3 0/4 3/4 4 2 6 7 1 5   1 3 5 11
8 SKINNER, BRIAN 15:01 5 2/5   1/4 2 2 4       1   2 3 5
9 BULLERI, MASSIMO 8:36 2 1/1 0/1     1 1     1     1 1 1
11 MOTIEJUNAS, DONATAS 19:26 7 3/4   1/4 1 1 2 1 1 3     4 4 4
15 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 8:13 2 1/1 0/1   1 1 2 1   1         3
17 PERIC, HRVOJE 24:21 8 3/7   2/2 2 4 6     2   1 2 1 6
18 WOJCIECHOWSKI, JAKUB 12:15 3   1/1                   1   2
19 BRUNNER, GREG 25:57 6 3/5     3 2 5 1 1     1 2 1 9
20 TOOLSON, RYAN 27:08 7 2/5 1/3     2 2   1 1     4    
Team           1 1 2     2          
Totals 200:00 55 18/34 4/17 7/14 14 18 32 11 5 19 1 3 23 18 41
        52.9% 23.5% 50%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN

Head Coaches

PLAZA, JOAN
Cajasol Sevilla
"One of the goals at the start of the season was playing both competition at the best level, not to do better in one of them. I think we are respecting both competitions. Of course, we would like to have more wins in the Spanish League, but we have a good momentum in both competitions now. We saw a good game tonight. We managed to down an undefeated team in the Eurocup, with high-level players. It was a fun-to-watch game in which we managed to win three out of four quarters and in which Cajasol has shown tha it wants to reach as high as possible in the Eurocup. Our fans came to San Pablo to help us and cheered for us when things did not go well. I would like to thank them for that. That's what I would like to keep seeing until the end of the season."
REPESA, JASMIN
Benetton Treviso
"I would like to congratulate Cajasol because they played an all-around game. Both teams were in very different situations in this game. Cajasol played an excellent fourth quarter while we had physical and technical problems. Cajasol was able to pressure and be aggressive for 40 minutes while Benetton cannot play defense for 30 minutes at that level. The worst part is that we lost by 11 points, Cajasol's biggest lead in the entire game. We have to work hard and practice, execute our systems on the floor and that way, I hope we can improve in the upcoming games. After seeing all three teams in this group, it looks like Cajasol is the best one right now."

Players

KIRKSAY, TARIQ
Cajasol Sevilla
"This is a very important win for us because we need to protect our home court. A 2-0 start is very important for our confidence. We are in a good moment but must stay focused because there are a lot of teams, not the best in Europe, that relax when they are in a good moment and they can't keep that level afterwards. It is very important for us to stay focused and hungry to keep winning games, as we have done nothing important yet. We just managed to win a couple of games and have a lot of work to do. We need to keep winning. We have to keep improving."
TOOLSON, RYAN
Benetton Treviso
"First of all, we made a lot of mistakes, especially when it came to rebounding in the third quarter, which didn't allow us to play easily. It happened the same to us in the fourth quarter, too. We had rebounding problems and did not hit our shots. We must work had and think on the next games. We knew that Cajasol is a good team that is doing well in the Spanish League. It also came off a road win against Panellinios. We lost this game but must think forward and try to win the next one."
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