2014-15Last 32Round 5
February 04, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 BROSE ARENA

Bamberg edges Olimpija in OT, qualifies

In a thrilling showdown that needed overtime and went down to the final seconds, Brose Baskets Bamberg advanced to the eighthfinals by edging Union Olimpija Ljubljana 91-90 at home in Group K on Wednesday. Bamberg improved to 3-2 and will finish second in Group K behind FC Bayern Munich and will face Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in the eighthfinals. Olimpija dropped to 1-4 and is out of chances to reach the next round. Trevor Mbakwe paced the winners with 20 points on 9-of-11 two-point shots, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks. Bradley Wanamaker added 16 points and 10 assists, Ryan Thompson also had 16 points while Janis Strelnieks got 10 for Bamberg. Alen Omic led Olimpija with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Marko Marinovic added 20 points and 8 assists, Dino Muric had 16 points, Klemen Prepelic got 11 while Sasu Salin contributed 10 for the guests, but missed a critical free throw with 3 seconds left which would have put Olimpija ahead. Prepelic gave Olimpija a 87-90 lead but Elias Harris stole the show with consecutive baskets which allowed Bamberg to win the game and qualify to the next round.

Thompson and Wanamaker led an opening 6-0 run. Blaz Mahkovic hit free throws but Thompson and Dalibor Bagaric gave Bamberg a 10-2 margin. Marinovic struck twice from downtown and got help from Omic to get Olimpija within 12-11. Dawan Robinson and Mahkovic traded layups and Daniel Theis restored a 16-13 Bamberg edge. Omic gave Olimpija its first lead, 16-17, but Mbakwe and Strelnieks put Bamberg back ahead, 20-17, after 10 minutes. Salin hit a jumper early in the second quarter and free throws by Wanamaker and Thompson gave Bamberg a 23-19 edge. Dino Muric and Salin stepped up for Olimpija, tying the game at 26-26. A layup by Vasilije Vucetic and a three-pointer by Salin made Bamberg call timeout at 28-31. An outstanding four-point play by Marinovic boosted the guests' to 30-37. Josh Duncan and Strelnieks kept Bamberg within 35-41 at halftime. Thompson and Wanamaker fueled a 7-0 run which gave Bamberg a 42-41 edge right after the break. Mahkovic scored down low and three-pointers by Marinovic and Prepelic put Olimpija back ahead, 47-49. Thompson had 5 points in an 8-0 run that gave the hosts a 55-49 margin. Prepelic and Omic kept Olimpija closer, 57-53, after 30 minutes. Muric and Omic got Olimpija within 60-58 early in the fourth quarter. Mbakwe and Tadda stepped up for Bamberg to make it an eight-point game, 68-60. Olimpija kept running its offense through Muric, who singlehandedly brought the guests within 72-68. Marinovic followed a triple with a layup and Muric tied it at 75-75 with 2:35 left. Theis hit a critical three-pointer and Mbakwe dunked again but Muric and Prepelic kept Olimpija within 80-79. Mbakwe dunked but free throws by Omic and Salin sent the game to overtime, 82-82.

Omic took over with a three-point play early in overtime and Muric erased Mbakwe's jumper with a layup for an 84-87 Olimpija lead. Mbakwe split free throws and Wanamaker tied it again, 87-87. Prepelic answered from downtown and Elias Harris dunked already in the final minute. Olimpija called timeout at 89-90 but Muric and Omic missed respectuve shots. A layup by Harris sealed the outcome with 2 seconds left, as he drew a foul and missed the free throw to run the game clock down.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Referees: ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 6725 (Tentative)
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Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BAGARIC, DALIBOR 11:04 8 4/5     1 1 2           3 3 9
7 THOMPSON, RYAN 33:54 16 2/5 2/3 6/8   1 1 2   2     3 5 13
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 17:19 5 1/1 1/1     2 2           3   4
10 THEIS, DANIEL 20:50 8 1/4 1/3 3/4 2 4 6 4 1 2   1 5 3 8
11 WANAMAKER, BRAD 33:57 15 6/10   3/4   3 3 10 2 3     4 5 23
12 SCHMIDT, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 34:16 10 1/2 1/3 5/5   1 1 5   1     1 2 13
15 DUNCAN, JOSH 7:53 2 1/2               1     3 1 -2
17 OBST, ANDREAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 HARRIS, ELIAS 16:17 4 2/2 0/1 0/3   1 1   1 1     4 3  
21 MBAKWE, TREVOR 33:56 21 9/11   3/5   9 9   2 4 3   3 2 26
55 ROBINSON, DAWAN 15:34 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 1   1     4 2  
Team           2   2               2
Totals 225:00 91 28/44 5/12 20/29 5 24 29 22 6 15 3 1 33 26 96
        63.6% 41.7% 69%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
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 DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 MARINELLI, PAOLO 7:13     0/2     1 1     1     2   -4
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 27:50 2 1/1 0/1     6 6 2   1     2 1 7
10 SALIN, SASU 29:13 10 1/4 1/2 5/7 2 2 4     1     1 4 10
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE 7:40 2 1/2             1       4 2  
14 MURIC, DINO 30:06 16 5/14   6/8 1 4 5 1 1 2 1 1 3 6 13
18 NIKOLOV, HRISTO 10:58   0/1 0/1                   4   -6
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 14:54 6 2/2 0/1 2/2   1 1 1   3     2 3 5
23 OMIC, ALEN 37:20 23 6/14   11/14 6 3 9 3 1 3   2 4 10 26
24 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 21:59 11 1/1 3/7     1 1 1   1     1 3 10
41 MARINOVIC, MARKO 37:47 20 1/3 5/8 3/3 2 1 3 8   3     4 4 23
Team           4 4 8     1         7
Totals 225:00 90 18/42 9/22 27/34 15 23 38 16 3 16 1 3 27 33 91
        42.9% 40.9% 79.4%
Head coach: PIPAN, ALES

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"One very famous Italian soccer player of the past was used to say that when you win, you celebrate, and when you lose, you give explanations. So tonight we have to celebrate. We made one step further for the club, we are in the [eighthfinals]. It was an unbelievable tough game, we made a lot of mistakes. We played a knock-out game with a lot of pressure and we did not do good as far as basketball, but we won the game with desire and will and by making some crazy plays. Sometimes you have to win a game exactly like that. "
PIPAN, ALES
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"First of all I want to congratulate the home team on the victory. On the other hand I have to congratulate my team; they did a great job, but did not finish it. They played a great game and put their heart on the court. At the moment of course we are disappointed because if we would have just made 2 free throws more… It is not easy now to say something more about the game. But in general it was a game between two equal teams. And the luck was with the home side tonight. "
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