2014-15Last 32Round 4
January 28, 2015 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 AUDI DOME

Bayern beats Olimpija, advances to next round

FC Bayern Munich sealed its ticket to the Eurocup eighthfinals by edging Union Olimpija Ljubljana on Group K on Wednesday. Bayern improved to 4-0 and mathematically made it to the next round while Olimpija dropped to 1-3. Bryce Taylor led the winners with 18 points. John Bryant added 17, Vladimir Stimac had 14 while Heiko Schaffartzik and Nihad Djedovic each got 11 for Bayern. Dino Muric led Olimpija with 19 points. Halil Kanacevic added 17 while Sasu Salin had 12 for the guests. Bayern got a 26-20 lead after 10 minutes and extended it to 51-43 at halftime. Olimpija rallied in the fourth quarter and tied it at 66-66 on a three-pointer by Salin. Even when Bayern led all the way since that moment, Kanacevic brought Olimpija within 82-81 with 2 minutes left. Styimac stepped up with 4 unanswered points while free throws by Schaffartzik and Anton Gavel sealed the outcome down the stretch.

Three-pointers by Klemen Prepelic and Muric gave Olimpija an early 4-6 lead. A 7-0 run which Djedovic capped with a put-back basket made Bayern get an 11-6 edge right after that. Muric stepped up with consecutive baskets and soon scored again for a 13-12 Olimpija deficit. Bryant struck from downtown and Jan Jagla copied him soon after that for a 21-15 Bayern lead. Kanacevic and Muric kept Olimpija within 26-20 after 10 minutes. Schaffartzik and Djedovic took over to make it a 13-point game, 33-20, early in the second quarter. Muric, Salin and Hristo Nikolov stepped up for Olimpija to keep the guests within 36-29. Bryant and Alen Omic traded baskets and a jumper by Bryant gave Bayern a 40-31 margin. Stimac and Dusko Savanovic restored a 46-34 Bayern margin but Olimpija found new go-to guys in Omic and Luka Rupnik for a 49-43 deficit. Free throws by Taylor fixed the halftime score at 51-43. Nikolov and Paolo Marinelli gave Olimpija hope, 54-49, soon after the break. Djedovic and Bryant made free throws and soon allowed Bayern to get a double-digit lead, 62-52. Bryant kept pacing the hosts but Kanacevic singlehandedly kept Olimpija within 66-58 after 30 minutes. Salin struck twice from downtrown in an 0-8 run which tied the game, 66-66, early in the fourth quarter. Taylor had 5 points in a 7-0 Bayern run for a 73-66 score but Kanacevic and Marinelli soon brought Olimpija within 73-72. A layup by Bryant gave Bayern a 80-74 edge with 3 minutes left but Muric and Kanacevic made it a one-point game, 82-81. Stimac split free throws and hit a three-pointer which sealed the outcome, 86-81. Free throws by Schaffartzik and Gavel sealed the outcome in the final 12 seconds.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Referees: PEREZ NIZ, MIGUEL ANGEL (ESP), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT), LANZARINI, SAVERIO (ITA)
Attendance: 5257 (Tentative)
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana20435884
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 19:59 11 0/1 3/5 2/2   2 2 5   3     2 2 12
9 MICIC, VASILIJE 4:43   0/1           2         2   -1
10 STAIGER, LUCCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 BENZING, ROBIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 22:23 11 3/6 0/2 5/6 2 2 4   1 2   1 3 4 8
15 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 19:03 14 5/9 1/1 1/3   1 1   1     2 3 5 10
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 10:55 4 2/3     2   2 1           1 7
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 25:43 4 2/5 0/3   2 4 6 4 3 1     4 1 7
25 GAVEL, ANTON 32:55 6 2/2 0/2 2/2   3 3 3   1     4 6 11
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 29:05 18 2/3 3/4 5/6   2 2 3 1 2       4 23
45 JAGLA, JAN 5:51 5 1/2 1/1   1 1 2           1 1 6
54 BRYANT, JOHN 29:23 17 6/11 1/1 2/2 1 6 7 1   3     3 2 16
Team           1 6 7               7
Totals 200:00 90 23/43 9/19 17/21 9 27 36 19 6 12 0 3 22 26 106
        53.5% 47.4% 81%
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV
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
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RUPNIK, LUKA 12:37 5 0/2 1/2 2/2 1   1 2   1     2 2 4
6 MARINELLI, PAOLO 27:23 9 3/4 1/5     2 2 3 1 3     3 2 6
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 6:41     0/1     1 1           1   -1
8 BRODNIK, JAKA 6:46           4 4 1         1 1 5
10 SALIN, SASU 18:18 12 1/3 3/5 1/2   1 1 2 1       3 4 12
14 MURIC, DINO 30:55 19 7/12 1/1 2/2 1   1 2   1     3 3 16
18 NIKOLOV, HRISTO 26:33 9 3/5 1/2   2 5 7 2         4 1 12
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 8:53               1   2       2 1
23 OMIC, ALEN 21:01 6 3/7     1 2 3 3   1 2   2 1 8
24 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 21:54 7 0/1 2/6 1/2   5 5 3   1     4 3 7
45 KANACEVIC, HALIL 18:59 17 3/4 2/4 5/6   2 2 1 1 2 1   3 3 16
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 84 20/38 11/26 11/14 6 22 28 20 3 11 3 0 26 22 87
        52.6% 42.3% 78.6%
Head coach: PIPAN, ALES

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
“It was a really tough game for us, but we showed a great mentality. Even in the final seconds when the game was close we sticked to our game plan and did not lose the control of the game. Now we still have two games left in this round on which we will concentrate.”
PIPAN, ALES
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
“It was a good and tough game. I can be really satisfied with the fighting attitude we showed in the second half.”

Players

TAYLOR, BRYCE
FC Bayern Munich
“We controlled the game pretty much, but could not pull away. We happy about this win because it puts us into the next round of the Eurocup it was a big win for us.”
MURIC, DINO
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
“We came back but we did not have enough strength. Bayern made some important shots at the end and won the game. We played good and we can keep our heads up. Unfortunately we did not have luck today.”
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