2013-14Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2013 CET: 16:40
Local time: 19:40 TRADE UNION SPORT PALACE
Aykon TED Ankara celebrates - EC13 (photo Nizhny Novgorod)A thrilling battle in Russia ended up with a visiting winner as Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler survived Nizhny Novgorod by 87-92 on Wednesday evening. Both teams dominated in several times of the game and the guests came up with the upper hand on the final buzzer. Both teams combined for as many as 28 three-pointers and Luke Babbitt had 8 for the hosts. The win lifts TED Ankara to a 5-4 record in Group F with good options still to make the Last 32 and one round left. Nizhny Novgorod drops to 7-2, but is already qualified for the next phase. Clay Tucker led the winners with his 23 points, Vladimir Golubovic had 20 plus 9 rebounds, Kristaps Valters nailed 18 and Berkay Candan had 14. For the hosts, Babbitt led all scorers with 28 points and 8 of 10 threes. Vadim Panin added 11 and two players had 10 apiece: Dijon Thompson and Primoz Brezec.

Caner Erdeniz put Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler ahead with his starting three, but soon, Nizhny Novgorod with two threes by Semen Antonov to make it 9-3. With a 9-6 having points from only beyond the arc, the figure increased to six threes in five minutes for a 17-12 edge for the hosts. With a 0-6 burst however in the closing minutes of the first period, TED Ankara jumped ahead again 20-22, and went up to 20-29 with two threes by Kristaps Valters until Brandon Paul hit a bucket for 22-29 after 10 minutes. Nine three-pointers total in the first quarter. In the second quarter, TED Ankara even managed to take that lead a bit further but Nizhny Novgorod reacted again until Luke Babbitt's three made it 39-38. The last two minutes of the second period were an exchange of baskets as Vladimir Golubovic was back to top form and hit his ninth point for 43-44 at the break. In the third period TED Ankara started with a 3-15 capped by a three by Berkay Kandan for 46-59. Primoz Brezec stopped the bleeding, but the guests stayed in the driver's seat for the rest of the period for a 64-71 edge after 30 minutes. The last quarter entered the last five minutes at full throttle. Babbitt was killing it from beyond the arc to keep Nizhny Novgorod close enough, and then Ivan Savelyev scored for 77-81 and four minutes to go. Clay Tucker scored once again keeping TED Ankara somewhat safe but Antonov replied with, what else? a three. Babbitt added even a new three, his eighth, and Vadim Panin tied the game at 85-85 and then added a free throw for 86-85 entering the last minute. Golubovic stepped up with a huge three-point play for 86-91 and after Babbitt had a trip to the line, but he only hit one of the two attempts, 87-91.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Referees: JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE), ROMANO, DAVID (ISR)
Attendance: 700 (Tentative)
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Nizhny Novgorod
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BABURIN, EVGENY 10:31   0/2           3         2   -1
5 BABBITT, LUKE 23:59 28 1/4 8/10 2/4   4 4 1   1     3 3 25
7 BREZEC, PRIMOZ 24:02 10 4/7   2/4 1 3 4   1 1 1   1 2 11
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 0:50                              
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN 31:09 19 1/3 5/8 2/2 2 5 7 4 1   2 1 5 4 26
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 23:39 4   1/2 1/2       3 1 2     5 3 2
20 PANIN, VADIM 32:58 11 2/3 2/6 1/1 3 5 8 5   4   1 4 4 14
21 THOMPSON, DIJON 30:15 10 4/8 0/2 2/4 3 5 8 1 2 3 1   2 6 15
23 SAVELYEV, IVAN 14:30 3 1/3 0/1 1/2   2 2 5 1 1     1 2 7
33 PAUL, BRANDON 8:07 2 1/3 0/2     1 1 1              
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 87 14/33 16/31 11/19 12 26 38 23 6 12 4 2 23 24 103
        42.4% 51.6% 57.9%
Head coach: LUKIC, ZORAN
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
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 KAVAKLIOGLU, ALI BERENT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 CANDAN, BERKAY 26:43 14 4/4 1/2 3/4 2 7 9 1     1   4 3 22
7 BIBO, ERDAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 ERDENIZ, CANER 16:18 3   1/1   1 1 2 1         3   3
15 PLISNIC, VANJA 16:49 8 1/2 1/2 3/3 2 1 3           3 2 8
18 VALTERS, KRISTAPS 35:39 18 0/2 5/9 3/3 1 1 2 9 2 1     4 2 22
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 16:27 3   1/1     1 1 1   1     2   2
21 GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR 35:08 20 6/17   8/14 4 5 9 1   3 1 4 2 10 15
24 TUCKER, CLAY 40:00 23 5/11 3/8 4/5   4 4 4 2 3     2 3 19
50 KAMER, DAVUD 1:20                   1     2   -3
54 OZKAN, KEREM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 BAYGUL, MUHAMMED 11:36 3 1/1   1/2   2 2 2         2 2 6
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 92 17/37 12/23 22/31 10 23 33 19 4 9 2 4 24 22 95
        45.9% 52.2% 71%
Head coach: SUNTER, ERCUMENT

Head Coaches

SUNTER, ERCUMENT
Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
"This game for us was very important, and we wanted this win more than our opponents. In the first match against them in this group, we were very unlucky. Five weeks ago we were in the last place of our group, and now we are close to going to the next stage. Congratulations to my players for doing that."