2013-14Regular SeasonRound 10
December 18, 2013 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 RATIOPHARM ARENA
Cimberio Varese finished its Eurocup season with a smile by taking down ratiopharm Ulm 75-86. The result denied Ulm first place in Group C. Ulm finished the regular season with a 7-3 record and in second place and will feature in Last 32 Group I. Varese had previously been eliminated from last 32 contention and finished its season at 2-8. The visitors led for much of the game. Ulm rallied to take a slim advantage in the third quarter, but Ebi Ere scored three consecutive three-pointers in a 0-11 charge that put the visitors in control for good. Dusan Sakota led the winners with 18 points, Adrian Banks added 17, Ere finished with 14 and Erik Rush 11. Varese knocked down 16 of 34 three-point attempts, compared to just 6-for-30 shooting for Ulm. Trent Plaisted led the Ulm attack with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Matt Howard tallied 13 points and 8 boards and Edgar Sosa chalked up 9 points and 12 assists.

Cam Long’s three gave the hosts an early edge, but Varese went ahead 12-13 on Banks’s free throws. The lead changed hands several more times before Will Clyburn brought the hosts within 22-24 after 10 minutes. Philipp Schwethelm tied the game at 27-27 early in the second quarter, but Sakota scored 5 of the next 7 points as Varese jumped ahead. Clyburn free throws closed the gap to 33-38 at halftime. Ulm rallied to take a 42-41 lead on an Adem Hess layup. After Howard’s three-point play gave the home team a 49-47 edge, Ere nailed three consecutive three-pointers and then assisted to Banks for a slam as Varese reeled off 11 unanswered points. Howards ended the Ulm drought, but a Sakota three made it a 10-point margin. Long closed the difference to 53-61 at the end of the third quarter. Sakota and co. padded the lead early in the fourth and by the time rallied, by scoring 10 straight points, time was running out. Plaisted made it 68-75 with two minutes remaining. Banks made 4 free throws on the following two possessions and a Keydren Clark triple iced the game.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Referees: JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), OZOLS, ARNIS (LAT), GLISIC, ALEKSANDAR (SRB)
Attendance: 5000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Ratiopharm Ulm22112022
Cimberio Varese24142325
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Ratiopharm Ulm22335375
Cimberio Varese24386186
Ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GUENTHER, PER 12:53 5 1/1 1/3         1   3       1 2
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 10:42   0/1       2 2               1
9 JOENKE, TILL 6:22   0/2     1   1 1           2 2
12 SOSA, EDGAR 20:45 9 2/5 1/4 2/2 1 1 2 12 2       2 3 20
13 MAIER, JONATHAN 3:38 2 1/1     1   1               3
16 HESS, ADAM 24:55 7 2/2 1/4     2 2 2 3 2   1 3   5
20 LONG, CAMERON 18:20 7 2/4 1/3   1   1     2   1 2 1  
21 CLYBURN, WILL 22:12 8 3/5 0/1 2/2   2 2   1 4     3 2 3
24 HOWARD, MATT 24:18 13 4/6   5/5 4 4 8 2 1 3   2 2 4 19
33 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP 14:40 6   2/4     2 2     3 1   2   2
44 PLAISTED, TRENT 25:05 16 8/13   0/1 2 9 11           2 2 21
52 NANKIVIL, KEATON 16:10 2 1/5 0/1   3   3 3       1   1 3
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 75 24/45 6/20 9/10 14 24 38 21 7 17 1 5 16 16 84
        53.3% 30% 90%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
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
Cimberio Varese
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCEKIC, MARKO 22:09 4 1/3   2/2 3 2 5 3     1   2 1 10
5 SAKOTA, DUSAN 23:29 18 3/4 4/6     1 1 1 1   3     1 22
7 RUSH, ERIK 15:30 11 1/2 3/4     1 1 1   1     1 1 10
8 CLARK, KEYDREN 19:55 9   3/6         3   1     2   6
9 BANKS, ADRIAN 25:45 17 5/9 0/3 7/7   4 4 1   1       6 20
10 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA 19:44 2 1/2       3 3 6 5 2     3 1 11
14 BALANZONI, JACOPO 0:52                   1         -1
15 AFFIA AMBADIANG, FRANCOIS 2:37                              
17 MEI, NICOLA 14:47     0/3     1 1 1 1       2   -2
21 HASSELL, FRANK 15:03 5 1/3   3/4 3 2 5   1 3 1 1 3 2 4
25 ERE, EBI 24:30 14   4/8 2/2   4 4 3 2 3     2 4 18
33 POLONARA, ACHILLE 15:39 6 0/4 2/4     2 2 2   1     1   2
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 86 12/27 16/34 14/15 8 22 30 21 10 13 5 1 16 16 104
        44.4% 47.1% 93.3%
Head coach: BIZZOZI, STEFANO

Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
Ratiopharm Ulm
"Tonight's key was the attitude. Varese was willing to win the game. From my own team, I didn't have that impression until the last five minutes of the game. Some of our players took the game as tryout but not as a game to finish Group C first. I have to say sorry to our fans."
BIZZOZI, STEFANO
Cimberio Varese
"We shot very well from three-point distance. I'm very pride of the team, because this was a good finish for us. Our players fought on the court. We weren't lucky this season, we had many injuries and close games. To me, Ulm is a very good and complete team, I'm sure they will advance in the next round of Eurocup."
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