2007-08Regular SeasonRound 10
January 22, 2008 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 BJK COLATURKA ARENA
Kaya Peker - Besiktas Cola TurkaWith methodical precision, Besitas Cola Turka became the first undefeated team in the history of ULEB Cup regular seasons when it defeated visiting Elan Chalon 78-55 on Tuesday to win Group B with a 10-0 record. Besiktas guaranteed that it will play second-leg home games during the first two elimination rounds, if it advances through the first. Elan Chalon, meanwhile, finished 5-5 and snuck into the elimination rounds as one of the best five fourth-place teams overall. Besiktas used a 12-0 first-quarter run to take control and handled double-digit leads throughout the second half. Kaya Peker again paced the winners with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Preston Shumpert followed him with 16 points, while Christian Dalmau combined 15 with 7 assists and 3 steals. Chalon, which got no closer than 31-28 late in the second quarter, was led by Darrel Mitchell, who scored 13 points. Moussa Badiane added 11 and 7 rebounds while Rolan Roberts chipped in 10 points.

Clearly motivated by the idea of becoming the one and only team to ever finish the ULEB Cup's first round unbeaten, Besiktas started the game with extra concentration as Shumpert hit a triple and Peker followed him for a 5-0 start. Chalon missed all its shots from behind the arc all in the first quarter (0-6) but Besiktas found gold on 4 of its own 8 attempts to mark early differences on the scoreboard. After Badiane dunked to keep Chalon as close as 10-7, Besiktas reeled off a 12-0 series filled with 3 triples from Dalmau. The Besiktas defense held Chalon scoreless for more than 4 minutes until Xavier Corosine's basket ended the first quarter at 22-9. Dalmau was up to 11 points and 4 assists when he scored to make it 26-17 early in the second quarter. Chalon chose that moment to fight back with a 0-8 run over 3 minutes. Philippe Braud's jumper midway through the quarter made the score 29-20. Another run of 2-8 reduced the gap to just 3 points from what had been 17 points not long before as Mitchell's triple made the score 31-28. But Besiktas responded with a 7-0 blast of its own, on 4 points from Peker and a triple from Shumpert, and ended the first half leading by double digits again, 38-28. It was an impressive start once again for Besiktas in the second half, a 6-1 run fed by several Chalon turnovers. Shumpert made it 46-32 then, before Peker's consecutive layups and a free throw from Sinan Guler broke the game open at 51-32. Jermaine Guice hit a three-pointer for Chalon, but Shumpert answered with another triple and Peker a jumper that helped Besiktas move into the last quarter ahead by 56-39. Both sides relaxed, but Chalon failed to catch the home team because of a great number of misses and turnovers. With 5 minutes left, after Sandro Nicevic hit free throws, Besiktas moved 21 points ahead, 69-48. Rick Apodaca's 5 points in a row soon made it 76-53 and it was clear the Besiktas had done what no other ULEB Cup team before could, move into the second round with a 10-0 record.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Gokhan Ture, Istanbul
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Referees: FACCHINI, FABIO (ITA), CEREBUCH, GUERRINO (ITA), GANIYEV, RAFAEL (RUS)
Attendance: 1000
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Besiktas Cola Turka
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 12:16   0/1     1 2 3 2   1     1   2
6 SHUMPERT, PRESTON 22:41 16 3/4 3/6 1/1   2 2 3 3 1     2 1 18
7 OZER, CEVHER 21:53 2 1/1 0/3   2 1 3     1     1 1 1
9 DALMAU, CHRISTIAN 26:08 15 3/7 3/5     2 2 7 3 4   1 3 1 14
10 NICEVIC, SANDRO 22:22 9 2/5   5/6   2 2 1 1 2   1 4 5 7
11 AYDIN, ONUR 4:32                         2   -2
14 PEKER, KAYA 29:56 19 9/11 0/1 1/2   8 8 2 2 3     3 2 23
22 APODACA, RICK 18:40 6 1/5 1/4 1/2   2 2     2     1 1 -2
32 GULER, SINAN 26:23 6 1/3 1/3 1/2 3 5 8 2   1       2 12
41 YAGMUR, MEHMET 15:09 5 1/2 1/2     1 1   5 2     1 1 7
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 78 21/39 9/24 9/13 6 25 31 17 15 17 0 2 18 14 81
        53.8% 37.5% 69.2%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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
Elan Chalon
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BRACEY, BRYAN 1:23                         1   -1
5 BRAUD, PHILIPPE 23:14 8 1/1 2/5     2 2   1 2         6
8 BARRETT, ROWAN 33:44 5 1/4 1/9   2 6 8 2 4 3     1 3 7
9 COROSINE, XAVIER 11:10 2 1/1               3         -1
10 BADIANE, MOUSSA 30:42 11 4/7   3/5 3 4 7 2 1 3 1   2 4 16
11 GUICE, JERMAINE 24:19 5 0/1 1/4 2/4   3 3 2   3     2 2 1
12 MITCHELL, DARREL 28:50 13 0/2 4/8 1/2 1 1 2 4 2 3     2 4 13
13 ELEKA, CAMILLE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 FORD, JOHN 23:38 1 0/6 0/1 1/2 3 3 6 2 1 3 1   4 4  
15 ROBERTS, ROLAN 23:00 10 3/7 1/2 1/1 1 5 6 2   5     2 1 7
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 55 10/29 9/29 8/14 10 24 34 14 9 26 2 0 14 18 47
        34.5% 31% 57.1%
Head coach: BEUGNOT, GREGOR

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Besiktas Cola Turka
"Of course it's a great honor for us to finish the first round without a loss as a record in the ULEB Cup. But we still have nothing in our hands. It will only be important if we win something. We want to keep on moving step by step. The unbeaten finish will help us in the draw on Monday. We will be in the first place on the seeding list. We have to use this advantage with a good draw. I congratulate all my players for their efforts but this is just the beginning."
BEUGNOT, GREGOR
Elan Chalon
"We played really bad tonight. We had no concentration in the game and 26 turnovers was a good example of our lack of motivation. We also had a very poor game inside. Besiktas showed the differance of experience and they deserved to win."

Players

PEKER, KAYA
Besiktas Cola Turka
"It was a very important thing for the Besiktas community to reach that goal of winning all the games in the first round. We are really very happy to reach our goal. But now, this is only a nice memory in the past. We are looking forward for a better success. Now it's going to be much harder in the second round. We have to play better to keep on moving for the top."
MITCHELL, DARREL
Elan Chalon
"Besiktas proved once again that they are the best team in the group. We made a lot of mistakes in the game and turned the ball over too much. Nobody can handle that much turnovers just in a simple game and if your opponent is strong as Besiktas, there’s nothing to do."
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