2013-14Last 32Round 3
January 22, 2014 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE
Union Olimpija Ljubljana secured its first win of the Last 32 by fending off Banvit Bandirma 84-80 in Group M. Drazen Bubnic led Ljubljana with 18 points while Nebojsa Joksimovic had 15 points and Alex Stepheson added 12 as Olimpija improved to 1-2. Banvit dropped to 1-2 as it wasted a 26-point showing from Sammy Mejia, while Earl Rowland had 15 and Ermal Kuqo chipped in 12 points. Chuck Davis was held to 7 points and 4 rebounds in the loss.

Sasu Salin scored eight points as Ljubljana jumped in front 12-5. Mejia sparked a 4-14 Banvit answer for a 16-19 lead. Rowland added two free throws to increase the gap to 19-24 and it was 20-26 after one quarter. Kuqo and Davis scored to push the lead to 20-30. Joksimovic and Dragisa Drobnjak both hit from long range as Olimpija got the deficit down to 30-34. But Banvit pushed the gap back to 10 points – 30-40. Stepheson however tallied five points in a 12-2 Ljubljana surge to knot the game at 42-42 at halftime. Paolo Marinelli nailed a long ball and Bubnic converted a three-point play early in the third quarter for a 52-46 cushion. Banvit would not go away and the lead changed hands five times and the guests led 64-68 going into the last quarter. Neither team could pull away and it was 77-76 after Davis made one of two free throws with a minute to play. Alen Omic missed both foul shots but Bubnic put back the offensive rebound for a three-point game. After a Rowland turnover and Mejia splitting two from the stripe to make it 81-77, Salin made the first free throw but missed the second only to have Omic grab the offensive rebound and get fouled. He knocked down both free throws with 16 seconds for an 84-77 lead to ice the game.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK (POL), OZOLS, ARNIS (LAT)
Attendance: 5200 (Tentative)
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana20222220
Banvit Bandirma26162612
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana20426484
Banvit Bandirma26426880
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 JACKSON, CEDRIC 12:07 2 1/5 0/1   1 1 2 2   2     1   -2
5 RUPNIK, LUKA 7:53     0/1                   1   -2
6 MARINELLI, PAOLO 20:00 7 2/3 1/3         5   2     4   3
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 17:33 15 2/2 3/5 2/3   1 1     3     4 3 9
8 BRODNIK, JAKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SALIN, SASU 33:16 9 0/3 1/6 6/7 1 1 2 4 3 1   1 2 6 11
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GAILIUS, DEIVIDAS 29:22 9 2/5 1/5 2/2   5 5 3 1 2     2 2 9
14 BUBNIC, DRAZEN 28:00 18 6/7 1/2 3/3 5 1 6 1   1     4 4 22
23 OMIC, ALEN 23:24 7 1/2   5/8 2 3 5           3 7 12
25 DROBNJAK, DRAGISA 12:00 5 1/3 1/2   1 3 4     1     2 1 4
33 STEPHESON, ALEX 16:25 12 5/7   2/3 2 1 3     1     3 3 11
Team           3 3 6           1   5
Totals 200:00 84 20/37 8/25 20/26 15 19 34 15 4 13 0 1 27 26 82
        54.1% 32% 76.9%
Head coach: PIPAN, ALES
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
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ROWLAND, EARL 35:27 15 4/5 0/1 7/8 2 5 7 3 3 5     2 10 28
7 EDGE, SAFAK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 DAVIS, CHUCK 32:18 7 3/11 0/1 1/2 2 2 4 4 1 2 2   3 2 5
9 MEJIA, SAMMY 30:18 26 9/12 0/2 8/10 1 4 5 2 2 2     3 8 31
11 CANTEKIN, DUSAN 3:58           1 1           1    
12 AMINU, ALADE 13:39 6 2/2   2/2 1 2 3           4 1 6
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 29:14 9 3/4 1/2     1 1 1 1       5 2 7
23 KUQO, ERMAL 22:05 12 5/6 0/1 2/2   1 1 1         3 2 11
24 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 18:11   0/1 0/4           2 1     3 1 -6
41 OZER, CEVHER 7:42 2 1/1 0/1             1          
44 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 7:08 3   1/1     1 1     2     2    
Team           2 2 4     2         2
Totals 200:00 80 27/42 2/13 20/24 8 19 27 11 9 15 2 0 26 26 84
        64.3% 15.4% 83.3%
Head coach: ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS

Head Coaches

PIPAN, ALES
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"First of all, congratulations to my players for this victory. We did not give up when we had crisis during the game. We played most of the game without any major mistakes. We showed concentration that we lacked in the previous games. After the game, I said in the locker room that we did nothing today if we don't win next game in the Adriatic League. From the psychological point of view it might be even tougher game."
ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
Banvit Bandirma
"I want to congratulate Union Olimpija for this well deserved victory. They showed more desire and will than us. You can see that even in the rebounding column of the boxscore. They fought and showed good psychical game. They played on borderline of foul and we did not respond. We led by ten points but they came back with great offensive rebounding and some easy layups. Again, they deserved to win this game. Everything is still open in our group and we will keep on fighting."
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