2015-16Last 32Round 6
February 10, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 TISZALIGETI
Viacheslav Kravtsov - CAI Zaragoza - EC15 (photo Skolnoki Olaj)

CAI beats Szolnoki, advances to the eighthfinals

CAI Zaragoza made it to the Eurocup eighthfinals for the first time in club history by downing Szolnoki Olaj 70-80 on the road on Wednesday. CAI finished Group N with a 4-2 record and will keep fighting for Eurocup glory while Szolnoki was fourth at 1-5. Stevan Jelovac led the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Slava Kravtsov added 15 points and 8 rebounds for CAI. David Vojvoda led Szolnoki with 20 points. Strahinja Milosevic added 17 and 9 rebounds while Goran Vrbanc had 10 points for the hosts, that led 18-6 and kept a 26-17 margin after 10 minutes. Kravtsov and Pere Tomas fueled a 0-9 wun that gave CAI its first lead at 28-29. Milosevic allowed Szolnoki to tie it at 37-37 as both teams headed back to the locker rooms. Tomas Bellas and Henk Norel helped CAI get a 41-49 lead soon after the break which an outstanding Vojvoda soon cut to 50-51. Norel and Jelovac allowed CAI to restore a 57-62 margin after 30 minutes. Kravtsov shined early in the fourth quarter and got help from Jelovac to seal the outcome, 65-77, long before the final buzzer.

Krisztian Wittmann got Szolnoki going with a three-pointer and Milosevic scored in the paint for a 5-0 lead. Henk Norel split free throws and Pere Tomas added a layup but Wittmann and Dino Gregory kept the hosts ahead, 9-3. A three-pointer by David Vojvoda made CAI call timeout at 12-3. Gregory scored again but a three-pointer by Robin Benzing gave the guests hope at 14-6. Milosevic stepped up with a layup and free throws by Milos Borisov made it a 12-point game, 18-6. Tomas Bellas and Vrbanc traded triples and Slava Kravtsov banked in a close shot for a 21-11 score. Stevan Jelovac followed a big basket with a triple but an outstanding Vrbanc gave Szolnoki a 26-17 margin after 10 minutes. Jelovac struck from downtown early in the second quarter. Vrbanc scored in penetration but Kravtsov had 4 points in a 0-9 CAI run that Tomas capped with a three-pointer that gave the guests their first lead, 28-29. Milosevic and Kravtsov exchanged layups and Tomas scored off a steal for a 30-33 CAI lead. Milosevic hit a jump hook and Peter Kovacs better Joan Sastre's free throws with a triple for a 35-35 tie. Free throws by Isaac Fotu and a dunk by Milosevic fixed the halftime score at 37-37.

Vojvoda shined with a put-back basket right after the break but Norel and Tomas each dunked in a 0-6 run that put CAI back ahead, 39-43. Milosevic stepped up with a layup that Fotu bettered with a three-point play and Bellas struck from downtown to make Szolnoki call timeout at 41-49. Vojvoda tried to change things with consecutive baskets and improved Norel's dunk with a three-point play that brought the hosts as close as 48-51. Wittmann banked in a shot in transition but Norel followed a slam with a tip-in in a 0-7 run that Jelovac capped with a triple for a 50-58 CAI lead. Vojvoda followed a triple with a layup but Jelovac and Sek Henry kept the guests ahead, 57-63, after 30 minutes. Kravtsov dunked early in the fourth quarter and Jelovac soon made it a double-digit game, 57-67. Kravtsov scored again and even when Milosevic shined with a three-point play, Jordan Swing kept CAI way ahead, 62-71. Borisov struck from downtown but Kravtsov and Jelovac allowed CAI to seal the outcome, 65-77, with 3 minutes left. Vojvoda hit another three-pointer but all CAI players were already celebrating a historical win!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Referees: HALLIKO, AARE (EST), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 1280 (Tentative)
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Szolnoki Olaj
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 KELLER, AKOS 17:44   0/1     2 1 3       1   2   1
8 WITTMANN, KRISZTIAN 35:40 9 2/5 1/4 2/2   2 2 5   5     3 2 4
9 VOJVODA, DAVID 24:45 20 5/8 3/6 1/1   1 1 4 1 1     3 4 20
11 VRBANC, GORAN 21:17 10 2/3 1/4 3/4       2   1     2 3 7
12 SOMOGYI, GERGELY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 BORISOV, MILOS 20:21 5 0/1 1/3 2/2 1 3 4 1 1         3 11
18 PERINGER, BALAZS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 JONES, JARROD 17:35 2 1/5     2 2 4 1   2     2   -1
24 MILOSEVIC, STRAHINJA 29:43 17 8/13 0/6 1/1 6 3 9 3 1 2     3 5 19
32 KOVACS, PETER 18:04 3 0/1 1/1   1   1 1 1     1 2   2
33 GREGORY, DINO 14:51 4 2/4   0/1 2   2 1   2     3 1  
Team             5 5               5
Totals 200:00 70 20/41 7/24 9/11 14 17 31 18 4 13 1 1 20 18 68
        48.8% 29.2% 81.8%
Head coach: POR, PETER
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
CAI Zaragoza
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 LINHART, NATE 7:18   0/1 0/2                 1 2   -6
5 HENRY, SEK 16:25 2 0/1 0/1 2/2   1 1 2           3 6
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 23:35 9 1/4 2/3 1/2   2 2 7   1     1 3 14
15 SASTRE, JOAN 20:25 5 0/2 1/1 2/2 1 1 2 2 1 6     3 1  
19 TOMAS, PERE 20:13 9 3/4 1/1         2 5       2   13
21 BENZING, ROBIN 19:46 3 0/2 1/3   1 3 4 3         2 2 6
25 NOREL, HENK 13:23 9 4/4   1/2 1   1     2     3 1 5
42 FOTU, ISAAC 15:22 5 1/2 0/2 3/3   1 1   1         2 6
44 SWING, JORDAN 12:18 2 1/1 0/1     1 1 2   2     3   -1
55 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 26:02 15 6/6   3/5 3 5 8 3 1 1 1   1 5 29
89 JELOVAC, STEVAN 25:13 21 2/5 5/7 2/2 1 10 11     2     1 3 27
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 80 18/32 10/21 14/18 8 26 34 21 8 14 1 1 18 20 102
        56.3% 47.6% 77.8%
Head coach: CASADEVALL, ANDREU

Head Coaches

POR, PETER
Szolnoki Olaj
"We fought well in our last game in the group and despite our loss, we cannot be disappointed. We made the match hard for Zaragoza, they had to dig deep to win in our gym."
CASADEVALL, ANDREU
CAI Zaragoza
"We had some defensive issues in the first half, specially when Milosevic and David Vojvoda played one on one. After the interval we moved the ball better, had some extra passes, moved better on offense and made our shots."

Players

KELLER, AKOS
Szolnoki Olaj
"This game proved how crucial is Strahinja Milosevic for us: he was good on offense and defense, made some great speeches during the match, shared his passion with us. We started the match well but Zaragoza clawed back, made some changes in defense and at the end they were the better team."
JELOVAC, STEVAN
CAI Zaragoza
"I have to congratulate to my teammates, we made history by getting into the eighthfinals. I think we did a good job in defending Milosevic and Vojvoda, although the latter scored a lot in the second half."