2013-14Last 32Round 4
January 29, 2014 CET: 16:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Unics takes revenge over Ostend, also wins point differential

Andrew Goudelock - Unics Kazan (photo unics.ru)In a game that went to the wire on Wednesday afternoon, Unics Kazan defeated Telenet Ostend at home, 69-63, while keeping an upper hand in tiebreakers with the Belgian team. The guests had options to even win until the last minute, but a couple of missed threes erased that option, while Andrew Goudelock shined again with his 27 points to keep Unics alive in the difficult moments. With this result, Unics jumps atop Group O again with a 3-1, while Ostend drops to 2-2 still with options to advance. Vladimir Veremeenko was the only other Unics player in double digits with his 11 points. For the guests, Ryan Thompson had 17 points and Niels Marnegrave added 10.

Ryan Thompson started the game on fire for Telenet Ostend and put the guests in command during most of the first quarter, 12-15 in minute 6 for his seventh point. Ostend was oustanding from the arc in the starting minutes with 3 of 4 connected attempts, but Unics Kazan looked for inside points to stay on the trail. In fact, Andrew oudelock squeezed in four points in the last 22 seconds of the first period including a three on the buzzer to give Unics its first advantage since the 6-5. Ostend didn't back down despite the temporary setback and stroke again to take command, 24-27, thanks to Mateusz Ponitka's five almost straight points. With both teams balancedd in almost all aspects of the game, Unics was surviving thanks to more and better free throw shooting, while Ostend had theupper hand in inside shots. Gregory Echenique hit a layup for 29-34, but the hosts had time for one last final bucket as Kostas Kaimakoglou scored for 31-34 to arrive at the halftime of the game.

In the second half, Unics regrouped and managed to double Ostend's points in the first 5 minutes, 16-8, to make it 47-42 after Nikos Zisis' three-pointer. Thompson and Ponitka tried to team up again to contain the hosts, but Vladimir Veremeenko joined the play with four straight points of his own to increase it to 51-43. A late 0-6 burst in the quarter capped by Brent Wright's free throws put Ostend in the game again, 52-49, after three quarters. The final period started with a 0-4 for Ostend but nics wouldn't let that situation last for long. Two straight threes by Goudelock put the hosts on the right track again, but Wes Wilkinson hit his first three for 64-60 with four minutes left. Goudelock had time for a new bucket and his 27th point of the night, while Niels Marnegrave hit a desperate three that made it 67-63. Ostend had a last chance from the line to at least keep the point differential in its favor, but Pierre Antoine Gillet missed the three and Chuck Eidson hit twice from the stripe for the final 69-63.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Referees: CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK; BIRICIK, MURAT; KOLJENSIC, MILOS
Attendance: 1400 (Tentative)
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Unics Kazan20112117
Telenet Ostend18161514
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Unics Kazan20315269
Telenet Ostend18344963
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McKEE, TYWAIN 14:23 6 1/3 0/1 4/6       1 1 2       4 5
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 29:40 4 1/5 0/1 2/2 1 1 2 6 1 1   1 4 2 4
7 HARANGODY, LUKE 16:24 7 0/2 2/5 1/2   1 1 1 1     1 2 1 2
10 SERGEEV, PAVEL 7:27     0/1         1         1 1  
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 22:37 11 4/4   3/5 2 3 5 1 3   1   2 7 24
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 16:02 10 5/6       3 3   2 3     3 2 10
17 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 1:16                              
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 29:11 2 1/5 0/2   1 3 4 3 2 2 1 1     3
30 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 25:46 27 6/13 4/9 3/5 1 2 3 2   1     1 6 22
31 EIDSON, CHUCK 22:39 2 0/1 0/2 2/3 2 4 6     2     1 1 2
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 14:35       0/2 2 2 4   2       3 2 3
Team             1 1           1    
Totals 200:00 69 18/39 6/21 15/25 9 20 29 15 12 11 2 3 18 26 75
        46.2% 28.6% 60%
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
Telenet Ostend
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 ECHENIQUE, GREGORY 24:18 2 1/1     1 2 3   2   1   4 1 5
7 THOMPSON, RYAN 30:24 17 5/10 2/2 1/1 2 3 5   1 3   1 2 4 16
9 MARNEGRAVE, NIELS 22:17 10 3/6 1/2 1/1   2 2 3 2 2   1 2 1 9
10 PETROVIC, VESELIN 18:15 2 1/2 0/1     4 4 2   1 1   1 1 6
11 WILKINSON, WES 18:28 9 3/4 1/5     4 4     2 1   1 1 7
12 GILLET, PIERRE ANTOINE 22:17 5 1/1 1/2     1 1 1         2   4
13 SALUMU, JEAN 19:16 6 0/1 2/3         2         4 1 3
14 PONITKA, MATEUSZ 12:10 8 3/4   2/3   4 4 1   2     4 3 8
15 BOUKICHOU, KHALID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 DJORDJEVIC, DUSAN 17:43 2 1/5 0/1 0/1   1 1 4   4     2 2 -3
21 WRIGHT, BRENT 14:52 2 0/1 0/1 2/2   2 2     3     4 3 -2
Team           1 1 2     2     1   -1
Totals 200:00 63 18/35 7/17 6/8 4 24 28 13 5 19 3 2 27 17 52
        51.4% 41.2% 75%
Head coach: GJERGJA, DARIO

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Unics Kazan
"It was one of the most difficult games this season. I am pretty happy we won this time. Therefore I am likely to neither comment much on the game nor draw attention to the mistakes the players made. It was the 28th game this season for us, and we played rather good basketball. The most important thing for us is the win by 6 after losing on the road defeat by 3. I understand that my players suffered some psychological pressure after the defeat in Ostend, though once again we won and can sort out our mistakes tomorrow. "
GJERGJA, DARIO
Telenet Ostend
"It was a good game for both teams. Kazan leaders did well individually at the end of the game, contributing much to the overall success of their team. I guess Unics has got the chance to reach the final this year. As for my players, they did well, bearing in mind we had just arrived the day before at 6 am and practically had no enough time to recover. We couldn't keep concentration during the last 10 minutes, and 3-4 offensive rebounds by Kazanians resolved the issue in their favor. Goudelock starred in this game as usual."
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