Unics is the new Eurocup champ!
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. MORE
IZIPLAY PRESENTS THE EUROCUP FINALS IN TREVISO
Eurocup Finals presented by Iziplay
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. MORE
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. MORE
TREVISO BASKET, A HISTORY
Benetton led by Mike DAntoni and Riccardo Pittis (Photo: benettonbasket.it)
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. MORE
PALAVERDE, HOME OF THE EUROCUP FINALS
Palaverde, Treviso
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. MORE
 
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Palaverde, the home of the 2011 Eurocup Finals

Feb 15, 2011 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Palaverde, TrevisoThe 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 and inaugurated in September 1983. Sports have always been one of its main uses and local volleyball power Sisley Volley has hosted its games there since 1987. Additionally, tennis, karate and dancing competitions have also booked the arena for events. A seating capacity of over 6,000, extensive parking and luxurious facilities for band members have made the Palaverde a stop for major concerts, with the likes of Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Cure, Oasis, The Cranberries and Marilyn Manson among the artists to perform there.

As the home to Benetton Basket since its inception, the Palaverde is basketball-centric, complete with all the trappings for a great experience for players and fans alike. Built into the ground, the Canadian Maplewood court is some 15 meters below street level, creating an eye-opening experience as fans enter the arena. Its clever layout ensures that all 5,144 seats when set up for basketball offer an unobstructed view of the action and the four giant screens attached to the scoreboard above centercourt further enhance the experience. There are also three VIP lounges, complete with bartending facilities. Remodeled dressing rooms for teams and referees give the participants maximum comfort. The arena is also equipped with a state-of-the-art weight room plus a physician’s area. And of course the press room and TV interview sections allow for hundreds of media members to work in harmony. Together, there is little doubt that the Palaverde is an ideal setting to crown the next Eurocup champion.