2010-11Last 16Round 6
March 01, 2011 CET: 19:30
Local time: 21:30 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Bracey Wright - Cedevita (photo kkcedevita.hr)Cedevita hung on for a marquee victory over Unics Kazan, but the hosts still finished first in Group I thanks to a tiebreaker. Both teams finished the Top 16 with 4-2 records, however Kazan’s 76-94 win over Cedevita last month in Zagreb proved to be the difference that kept head coach Evgeny Pashutin’s men in first place. Kazan will next face Pepsi Caserta in the two-game total-points Quarterfinals starting March 23 for a spot in the Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy. Cedevita meets Asefa Estudiantes in the quarters. Unics led by double figures in the third quarter, but Vedran Vukusic and Bracey Wright shined in the fourth to lift Cedevita ahead and the visitors made their free throws down the stretch to hold on to the win. Wright netted 27 points to lead Cedevita, Marino Bazdaric added 20, Vukusic had 19 and 8 rebounds and Vedran Princ scored 12 and dished 4 assist for the winners. Kelly McCarty and Ricky Minard scored 21 each to lead Unics, Maciej Lampe netted 13 and Zakhar Pashutin scored 10 and dished 7 assists in defeat.

Both teams missed on their opening possessions, but McCarty then put Kazan on the scoreboard and Princ hit from downtown for the guests. The lead switched sides a few times until McCarty and Minard connected on back-to-back three-pointers for a 12-5 lead. Vukusic took charge for Cedevita and cut the gap to 3. Wright completed the comeback with free throws to tie the game at 16-16. Kazan continued to go through the Cedevita defense and stack up points, however Wright paced the visitors with 8 first-quarter points and tied the game at 22-22 after 10 minutes. Wright got some help from Franko Kastropil and Robert Troha to make it 22-28 early in the second quarter. Pashutin and Igor Zamanskiy teamed with Minard on an 11-0 run to put Unics ahead once more. The hosts hung on to the lead and when Minard connected from behind the arc, it was 40-34. Cedevita tightened its defense and Bazdaric from the line and Wright from close range made it a minimal 40-38 difference at the break.

Marko Popovic opened the second half with a triple for Unics, but Mazdaric matched him to keep it close. Free throws from Zamanskiy and Minard followed by a Lampe slam put Unics up 53-45. And McCarty stretched the lead to 62-52 shortly before the end of the quarter. Wright made it 64-56 heading into the fourth quarter, but it seemed the momentum was with Unics. Vukusic and Wright scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter to bring Cedevita back into the thick of things. Dino Butorac made it a 2-point game as the arena quieted. McCarty gave the hosts breathing room and Pashutin rescued Kazan after a triple from Wright. McCarty made it 75-68 midway through the fourth quarter. Bazdaric and Vukusic came right back with clutch triples and then Vukusic remained the go-to guy with baskets to tie the game and then put Cedevita ahead 76-78. Popovic tied the score only for Bazdaric to nail a triple. McCarty narrowed the gap to 80-82, but Princ and Bazdaric went 6 for 6 from the line in the final minute, not letting Kazan climb ahead.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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Referees: JERSAN, ANDREJ; SHULGA, BORIS; NURAN, RUSTU
Attendance: 1500 (Tentative)
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Unics
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 POPOVIC, MARKO 21:58 6 1/1 1/5 1/2 1   1 4 2 5     2 1 2
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 20:15 8 3/6   2/2 2 2 4     1     2   6
9 SAMOYLENKO, PETR 12:22     0/2     1 1 3         1   1
11 PASHUTIN, ZAKHAR 20:41 10 0/2 3/3 1/3   2 2 7 5 2   1 5 2 14
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 12:26         1 3 4           2 1 3
13 AMIRKHANOV, AMIRAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 RIZVIC, HASAN 17:30 4 2/4     3 3 6 1 3 4 2   2   8
21 McCARTY, KELLY 35:29 21 8/14   5/6 1 6 7   1   2   4 8 28
22 MINARD, RICKY 30:36 21 5/10 3/6 2/4 1 3 4 3 1 3     3 4 17
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 24:44 13 4/6   5/8 2 2 4 2 2 4 1   1 4 16
33 VRANES, SLAVKO 3:59 1     1/2   2 2 1   1     2 1 1
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 84 23/43 7/16 17/27 11 25 36 21 14 21 5 1 24 21 96
        53.5% 43.8% 63%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY
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
7 TROHA, ROBERT 4:29 2 1/2     1   1     2     2   -2
8 WRIGHT, BRACEY 37:10 27 9/16 2/4 3/7 3 3 6 3 3 4     3 9 28
9 RUDEZ, DAMJAN 30:56 2 1/4 0/1     1 1   1 3   2 2   -7
10 PETROVIC, TOMISLAV 9:04 2 1/2 0/2     2 2     1     3   -3
11 VUKUSIC, VEDRAN 32:21 19 6/7 2/4 1/3 2 6 8 1 1   1 1 4 4 24
14 KASTROPIL, FRANKO 12:49 2 1/2     1 1 2               3
19 PRINC, VEDRAN 34:39 12 2/3 2/6 2/2 1 3 4 4 2 2     3 4 16
20 BUTORAC, DINO 8:11 2 1/1     1 3 4 1   3       1 5
45 BAZDARIC, MARINO 30:21 20 0/5 3/4 11/11   1 1 1 3 2   2 4 6 17
55 KOVACEVIC, HRVOJE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 88 22/42 9/21 17/23 11 20 31 10 10 17 1 5 21 24 83
        52.4% 42.9% 73.9%
Head coach: PETROVIC, ALEKSANDAR

Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics
"The game was very much alike the previous game against Gran Canaria. And it once again proved that much work still remains for us. I didn’t like the way my team played in defense, and a number of players seemed to refuse to defend their guards. It happened that we seemed to be less focused on the game due to the fact the result had no obvious importance. As a result, we lost. The result shows that one should play their best in every single game and treat every single opponent very seriously with the view to preserve the winning spirit, which is of great importance in the coming games."
PETROVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Cedevita Zagreb
"We knew before the game that the result would bear a little significance for both teams, though it was very important for my team to win this game. We are newcomers to the Eurocup and it was a good opportunity for my team to experience Unics. We played without two of our best players, but the rest of the guys had the fighting spirit and fought until the end. We managed to score a number of crucial baskets and didn’t miss from the perimeter. A coach is supposed to not be surprised when his team wins, unlike me now, since I’m really surprised that we beat Unics. I consider Unics a very serious opponent and one of the strongest teams in the Eurocup and I hope to meet them in Treviso.”
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