2013-14Regular SeasonRound 2
October 22, 2013 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
Andrew Goudelock - Unics Kazan (photo unics.ru)A complete thriller in Kazan, Russia, was solved in favor host Unics Kazan by 72-71 over Banvit Bandirma on Wednesday. Unics controlled most of the game, but Chuck David' free throws and late heroics by Earl Rowland had made it 69-71 for the guests. With one second to go, and after a timeout, Nikos Zisis fed Andrew Goudelock for a last three that went in and gave the win to the hosts. Now, Unics stands first in Group G with a 2-0 record whil Banvit drops to 1-1. Tywain McKee led the winners with 15 points, Zisis added 14 and Goudelock and Ian Vougioukas posted 10 apiece. For Banvit, Davis and Sammy Mejia led the way with 18 points each, Ermal Kuqo added 12 and Rowland had 11.

In the first period, Ian Vougioukas and Sammy Mejia emerged as scoring leaders for hosts and guests, respectively even though both sides were struggling from the arc. Andrew Goudelock emerged in the last two minutes of the period and lifted Unics fast to a 24-15 lead after 10 minutes and a 8-2 run. The lead reached double digits, 30-19 with Nikos Zisis' three in minute 24, but Banvit wouldn't let go. With big man Ermal Kuqo on court, the guests pulled within 30-27 but Unics reacted soon enough. However, in the last plays of the first half, Kuqo and Chuck Davis combined for 9 points to make it 38-34 at the break. A 2-11 rnu started the second half and put Banvit in command, 40-45 after Mejia's three. Vougioukas was still in command in the offensive side for Unics, which had a 7-0 burst in the last minutes of the third period to make it 57-52 after 30 minutes. A layup by Mejia made it 66-62 entering the final three and a half minutes. Chuck Davis' trips to the line - 5 of 6 - kept Banvit alive in the final plays, and Earl Rowland lifted a layup for a 69-69 tie with 45 seconds to go. With 21 seconds to go, Zisis missed a three for the hosts and Rowland ran the floor for a clean basket that made it 69-71 for Banvit. With one second to go, Unics called for a timeout.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Referees: GARCIA, JOSE RAMON; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; LUCIS, OSKARS
Attendance: 3500 (Tentative)
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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 26:29 15 3/7 3/6   4 4 8 1 1 2     4 1 13
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 25:37 14 2/3 3/4 1/2   2 2 3 2 3     4 1 12
7 HARANGODY, LUKE 12:35 2 1/1 0/1     2 2     1     1 1 2
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 18:09 4 2/5     2   2   1 2 1   4 2 1
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 21:29 10 4/7   2/2 2 3 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 18
17 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY 20:51 2 1/2 0/2     2 2           3   -2
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 27:47 10 3/3 1/1 1/2   6 6 3   4     2 4 16
30 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 30:25 10 2/8 2/6     3 3 3 1     1 2 2 6
31 EIDSON, CHUCK 16:38 5 0/1 1/2 2/2   1 1 1 1       1 2 7
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 SHELEKETO, MAKSIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 72 18/37 10/22 6/8 8 24 32 14 7 14 2 2 22 17 73
        48.6% 45.5% 75%
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
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 30:20 11 4/9 1/2   1 3 4 1 2 4 1 1 2   6
5 ULUSOY, ISMAIL CEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GORDON, DREW 17:20 4 2/2     1 2 3     1     4 2 4
7 EDGE, SAFAK 4:11   0/1 0/1                     1 -1
8 DAVIS, CHUCK 31:30 18 4/9 1/1 7/8 2 4 6 1 1 1     3 4 20
9 MEJIA, SAMMY 31:08 18 5/8 2/3 2/3 2 3 5 4 1 2 1 1 1 7 27
11 CANTEKIN, DUSAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 KUQO, ERMAL 19:48 12 6/8 0/3   2 4 6     2     1 2 12
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 24:30 2 1/3 0/1     2 2 2 2       4 3 4
24 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 14:21 2 1/1 0/2                   1 2 1
30 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 15:52 2 1/3   0/2 1 2 3 1         1 1 2
51 OZER, CEVHER 11:00 2 1/1 0/1                       1
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 71 25/45 4/14 9/13 9 21 30 9 6 10 2 2 17 22 77
        55.6% 28.6% 69.2%
Head coach: ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Unics Kazan
I believed in our win today. I had such a feeling that we would win even though it came down to the last second. This was exactly what I told my players before the game, so my feelings proved to be true. We played against a very strong opponent. We could have lost this game, it was pretty tough. The game showed, that in basketball, the last second of the match can decide the winner. Zisis made a lucky assist to Goudelock scoring the prayer.
ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
Banvit Bandirma
It was a very exciting game between the two top level teams. I congratulate UNICS on the win. Once again, it showed that basketball is an exciting game, where one last second can be decisive. We didn’t win today, but I would like to thank my players, they fought until the end and played a good game. Generally speaking, our group is very strong and our opponents are pretty tough. I think we will draw conclusions from this game and learn the lesson.