2014-15Last 32Round 5
February 04, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLON PRINCIPE FELIPE

Cedevita advances after edging CAI in overtime thriller

Fran Pilepic - Cedevita Zagreb - EC14 (photo Ramon Comet-CAI Zaragoza)

Luka Babic scored an overtime game-winner for Cedevita Zagreb to claim a place in the Eurocup eighthfinals with a thrilling 84-85 road win over CAI Zaragoza. Victory makes Cedevita 4-1 in the first place of Group I, while CAI drops to 1-4 and has been eliminated. It was a wild second half and overtime, with Cedevita putting together a 1-21 third quarter run for 44-61 lead, but CAI answered with a 25-3 spurt, which included a 17-0 start of the fourth quarter for 69-64. Cedevita managed to rally back, and send the game into overtime on Marko Arapovic put-back dunk late in the regulation. Marcus Landry gave the hosts 84-83 with 11 seconds to go in the extra session, but Babic was the one who scored a game-winner on the other end. Fran Pilepic had 19 points to pace Cedevita which was without Roko Ukic and Mario Delas. Miro Bilan collected 18 with 8 rebounds, Babic finished with 11 points and 4 steals, while Nemanja Gordic had 8 points and 8 assists in victory. Stevan Jelovac scored 17 points for the hosts, Henk Norel had 14 points, and Rasko Katic 10 in defeat.

Teams traded leads from the early going, before Katic scored inside, and Jason Robinson hit a jumper for 14-11. Marko Tomas hit a triple for Cedevita, but Katic scored again inside, and Landry from the outside for 20-16. Babic finished the first quarter with a second chance basket, and opened the second with a three-pointer to put the visitors back in front. Bilan scored from close range on consecutive possessions for 23-28, and Cedevita remained in front with a dunk from Stanko Barac. Teams exchanged trips to the free throw line, and Robinson hit a jumper for CAI, before Barac scored to finish the half, giving Cedevita slim 36-38 advantage.

Joan Sastre scored 5 points, including a triple in the first 2 minutes of the third quarter, but CAI's lead proved to be brief. Pilepic sparked things for Cedevita with a layup, Arapovic followed with a layup and a triple, and Bilan scored three times inside to cap a run of 17 unanswered points and 43-57 lead. Babic had a dunk to extend the margin to 44-61, before Norel stopped the leak, and helped the hosts cut the deficit to 52-64 at the end of the third quarter. Jelovac had a layup-plus-foul to continue the hosts' run, before Pere Tomas buried a three-pointer. Baskets from Norel, Kevin Lisch, Jelovac and Katic again gave the hosts 69-64. Marko Tomas hit a triple for Cedevita, snapping a 17-0 run, but Lisch answered right back from downtown. Jelovac had a basket-plus-foul and Katic a put-back to make it 77-71 with 82 seconds to go, but Bilan made a dunk, Pilepic hit a pair of free throws, before Arapovic dunked a put-back in the final seconds, sending the game into overtime, 77-77.

In the extra session baskets were few and far between. Jelovac hit from downtown for 82-79, but Pilepic had a layup and a jumper for 82-83. Landry put CAI in front with a layup, and only 11 seconds remaining, but it was enough time for Gordic to find Babic, who scored a game-winner and send Cedevita into the eighthfinals.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Referees: MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL), VYKLICKY, ROBERT (CZE)
Attendance: 5123 (Tentative)
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CAI Zaragoza
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GARCIA, SERGI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 LISCH, KEVIN 34:12 8 1/5 1/5 3/4   1 1 8 2 2     2 6 12
12 LLOMPART, PEDRO 10:48 1     1/1 1 2 3 2   1     2 1 4
14 KATIC, RASKO 18:04 10 4/7   2/4 1 3 4 1 2 2     3 3 10
15 SASTRE, JOAN 23:28 7 2/3 1/2   2 4 6 1   3 1   1   9
19 TOMAS, PERE 16:37 8 1/1 1/2 3/5 1 2 3   3       3 2 10
20 ROBINSON, JASON 31:37 6 3/8 0/1   1 2 3 3 1 4     3    
24 LANDRY, MARCUS 17:09 9 1/2 2/6 1/2       2 1 3     3 2 2
25 NOREL, HENK 24:35 14 6/8   2/2 3 3 6 1         3 3 19
31 FONTET, ALBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 GOULDING, CHRIS 18:18 4 1/1 0/4 2/2   3 3   2 1     3 5 6
89 JELOVAC, STEVAN 30:12 17 5/10 1/6 4/4 2 3 5 1   4     2 4 11
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 225:00 84 24/45 6/26 18/24 12 25 37 19 11 20 1 0 25 26 86
        53.3% 23.1% 75%
Head coach: RUIZ, JOAQUIN
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
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ZUBCIC, TOMISLAV 17:43 2 0/2 0/3 2/2   2 2 1   1     5 1 -5
6 BARAC, STANKO 19:07 8 4/8     1 4 5           1   8
7 RAMLJAK, IVAN 4:42                   1     1   -2
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 29:30 19 5/6 1/3 6/6   4 4 1   3     3 4 19
9 BABIC, LUKA 28:57 11 3/4 1/2 2/3 1 1 2   4 4     3 3 10
10 DELAS, ANTE 12:46 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 2   1     1 2 4
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 11:44 1     1/4   2 2 1         1 2 2
15 BILAN, MIRO 25:46 18 8/13   2/2 4 4 8 2 1 3   1 3 3 20
20 GORDIC, NEMANJA 30:31 8 1/3 0/1 6/6   3 3 8 1 7     4 5 11
33 TOMAS, MARKO 28:57 9 1/1 2/5 1/2   5 5 1   3     1 4 11
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 15:17 7 2/5 1/2   2 1 3     1     3   2
44 VUCIC, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                           1   -1
Totals 225:00 85 25/44 5/17 20/25 8 28 36 16 6 24 0 1 27 24 79
        56.8% 29.4% 80%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN

Head Coaches

RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"Congratulations to Cedevita for its win. We played against an excellent team. We had a first quarter in which we did what we want to do - be aggressive, play defense on the passing lines and circulate the ball well on offense. It is true that we didn't keep that level in the second and third quarter and they took advantage of it to get the lead. My team showed character and managed to bounce back after four consecutive losses. We took the lead and had chances to win with the final shot. That shows that my team will recover. It is a painful loss because we deserve a win. My players are working well and when you put everything on the floor, there is nothing wrong you can say. I hope this loss doesn't affect them too much and get to find a win at home, in front of our people, soon. We are struggling - we want to win and when you lose in the final second, it is a big disappointment."
REPESA, JASMIN
Cedevita Zagreb
"This is a big deal. Congratulations to my players. We know we are not in optimal condition, we have players returning from injuries and players who are injured but we managed to win a game against the opponent who marked this as its key game, and that's how they approached it. Third quarter was fantastic, defensively and in transition, and we had good ball movement on offense. We did not respond physically in the fourth quarter, they quickly rallied back and caught up with 5 minutes to go. But we got ourselves together in time, and generally, we deserved to win this game. It definitely looks like we are subscribed to thrilling endings. First we beat CAI in last seconds at home, then we beat Rome in overtime, and now we won in overtime, again. For such young team to keep winning such close games is admirable."

Players

GOULDING, CHRIS
CAI Zaragoza
“I don’t know what to say. Just that we are upset because of the game. Being out of the next round this way is tough, very tough. I hope in the future we play like we did in the second half. With that intensity”
ZUBCIC, TOMISLAV
Cedevita Zagreb
"It was a tough game. We knew that they lost four in a row, but we came prepared, because we knew if we won this game we are in the next [phase]. We came here motivated and in the end we won. "