Turkish Airlines Euroleague
May 19, 2013
Unics is the new Eurocup champ!
Unics Kazan dominated Cajasol Sevilla 92-77 to finish the 2011 season as the Eurocup champion. Maciej Lampe scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Marko Popovic,
chosen MVP of the Eurocup Finals
, added 18 points and set a Eurocup Finals record with 11 assists to lead Unics to a historic win at the Palaverde in Treviso, Italy. The result also gives the Russian club an automatic bid to the 2011-12 Euroleague Regular Season. Unics dominated early, making 9 of 14 two-pointers and 4 of 4 triples in the first quarter, as Kelly McCarty and Lampe led their team to a 32-16 lead after 10 minutes. Unics increased the lead to 20 before settling for 51-36 at halftime. Outstanding defense brought Cajasol within 55-48 after the break and gave the Spanish side a chance in the fourth quarter. However Unics was too strong down the stretch and took over again in the last half of the fourth quarter to secure the victory. The win is Unics’s first Eurocup title and second continental trophy after winning the 2004 FIBA Europa League. McCarty scored 18 points in winning his second title in the competition and Terrell Lyday tallied 15 for the winners. Louis Bullock and Txemi Urtasun paced Cajasol with 15 points apiece and Tariq Kirksay and Juanjo Triguero netted 10 each.
IZIPLAY PRESENTS THE EUROCUP FINALS IN TREVISO
The Iziplay sport brand never stops amazing – this time on the international front! Over the coming weekend, the Cogetech brand will be the presenting sponsor of the Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy, helping to crown a new champion of the competition after two days' worth of great basketball at Palaverde Arena.
EUROCUP FINALS REFEREES, ANNOUNCED
Euroleague Basketball has announced the names of the officials will work the games of the 2011 Eurocup Finals. The list of referees features a mix of experience and youth. The full list of referees includes Panagiotis Anastopoulos of Greece, Guerrino Cerebuch of Italy, Volodymyr Drabikovskyi of Ukraine, Sinisa Herceg of Croatia, Olegs Latisevs of Latvia, Jose Martin of Spain, Borys Ryzhyk of Ukraine and Milija Vojinovic of Serbia.
TREVISO BASKET, A HISTORY
There is a rich history to Treviso Basketball, with the Benetten Bwin Basket’s roots reaching all the way back to 1954. However that history can essentially be split into pre- and post-1982. The club’s first three decades were largely forgettable. Though it did advance to the top league in Italy by 1961, that lasted only one season and financial problems doomed the club in seasons to come.
PALAVERDE, HOME OF THE EUROCUP FINALS
The famed Palaverde is one of Italy’s storied basketball venues, bringing together a rich history and all the comforts of a modern multi-purpose arena. Though its chief tenant, Benetton Basket Bwin, has been one of European basketball’s elite clubs over the past several decades, the Eurocup Finals represent the Palaverde’s first opportunity to crown a continental champion. The Palaverde was built in the early 1980s.
OTHER EUROCUP FINALS HEADLINES
Eurocup Finals history: Eight years of memories
Treviso, Italy to host Eurocup Finals in April 2011
EUROCUP FINALS SCHEDULE
SEMIFINALS - SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
Unics 87-66 Cedevita Zagreb
Benetton Bwin 63-75 Cajasol
3RD PLACE - SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
Benetton Bwin 57-59 Cedevita Zagreb
FINAL - SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
Unics 92-77 Cajasol
EUROCUP FINALS TEAMS
Final: Unics vs. Cajasol
Semifinal: Benetton Bwin vs. Cajasol
Semifinal: Unics vs. Cedevita
Team arrivals in Treviso
UNICS CELEBRATION VIDEO
MVP, Marko Popovic, Unics
Kelly McCarty, Unics
Terrell Lyday, Unics
Mindaugas Katelynas, Cajasol Sevilla
Tariq Kirksay, Cajasol Sevilla
Marko Popovic, Unics
Kelly McCarty, Unics