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Last 32 Round 2 - February 26, 2008 CET: 19:00 Local time: 19:00 - BASKETBALL HALL JAZINE

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Last 16 0-0
0-1 Last 32 1-0
6-4 Regular Season 6-4
6-5 Overall 7-4

Referees

Crew Chief
SUDEK, PETR, Slovakia
Referee
MIKHAYLOV, SERGEY, Russian Federation
Umpire
OBRADOVIC, PETAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
84.5 Points 79.4
32.5 Rebounds 33.0
9.0 O. Rebounds 8.8
23.5 D. Rebounds 24.2
14.4 Assists 13.2
11.8 Steals 4.9
2.8 Blocks 3.0
13.7 Turnovers 12.4
56.0 % 2PT 48.8 %
40.0 % 3PT 41.7 %
70.0 % FT 74.5 %
96.0 Index 84.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.2 / BREWER, COREY Points 11.4 / LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS
6.9 / Gecevski Rebounds 5.9 / BUFORD, R.
2.3 / STIMAC, ANDREJ OR 3.0 / ARCHIBALD, ROBERT
5.5 / Gecevski DR 4.8 / BUFORD, R.
3.6 / BREWER, COREY Assists 3.5 / EDNEY, TYUS
1.8 / BREWER, COREY Steals 1.4 / EDNEY, TYUS
1.1 / Gecevski Blocks 0.9 / MESHCHARAKOU, YAHOR
3.2 / BREWER, COREY Turnovers 2.0 / EDNEY, TYUS
68.1 % / STIMAC, ANDREJ 2PT 56.5 % / MESHCHARAKOU, YAHOR
80.0 % / PROSTRAN, TONI 3PT 68.8 % / Delininkaitis
100.0 % / Stipcevic FT 90.0 % / EDNEY, TYUS
17.5 / BREWER, COREY Index 13.3 / EDNEY, TYUS

THE TAKE

Zadar knows it has excellent chances of winning its ULEB Cup Last 32 tie against Azovmash Mariupol after returning home with just a two-point loss on the road. Head coach Aleksandar Petrovic's Zadar fought back from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit to lose just 82-80 at Azovmash and remain alive for a Last 16 date with either Pamesa Valencia or Panionios. Petrovic's team got the result despite being out-shot (47%-52%) and out-rebounded (24-36). But the Croatian team committed just 8 turnovers and that was the key. Playmaker Corey Brewer collected 27 points and 6 assists. Small forward Shamell Stallworth added 17 points and center Jure Lalic hit for 11 off the bench. Center Todor Gecevski struggled with foul trouble and scored just 5 points but did grab 8 rebounds. As long as Zadar improves its shooting but handles the ball as well as it did, Petrovic's men have a chance to advance. And Zadar has dominated at home, not losing a single game thus far. Azovmash meanwhile has to be disappointed about not grabbing a bigger victory. Head coach Mehmet Becirovic's Ukrainian team was led by shooting guard Rodney Buford, who scored a season-high 20 points while playmaker Gerrod Henderson tallied 18 points and 6 assists in his first ULEB Cup game for Mariupol. And center Robert Archibald was a force in the middle with 17 points and 11 rebounds. But Becirovic did not get much production from his bench other than usual starter power forward Serhiy Lishchuk, who had 10 points as Becirovic tried to get more spark from his reserves. Azovmash has been up and down all season on the road but has won its last two away games, including a thriller at Khimki. Azovmash would love to hold off Zadar and move onto a Last 16 date with either Pamesa or Panionios.
Monday, February 25, 2008
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Quotes Head Coaches

Players

Todor Gecevski - Zadar KK Zadar advanced to the ULEB Cup Last 16 round by winning its series against Azovmash Mariupol on points differential. Zadar made it to the next round by downing Azovmash Mariupol 77-60 in Croatia on Tuesday. Azovmash had a two-point lead in the series due to a 82-80 win in the 1st leg in Mariupol, Ukraine, last week. Zadar will now face either Pamesa Valencia or Panionios On Telecoms, that face each other in Valencia, Spain tomorrow. Juby Johnson led the winners with 23 points. Todor Gecevski posted a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds while Shammel Stallworth had 11 points for Zadar. Yahor Meshcharakou, Panos Liadelis and Robert Archibald each had 12 points for Azovmash. Archibald pulled down 15 boards for a double-double. Serhiy Lishchuk added 10 points for the guests. Gecevski led Zadar to a 12-4 lead but Liadelis and Meshcharakou fueled a 1-11 run that allowed Azovmash to get a 18-19 lead after 10 minutes. Ishchuk gave Azovmash its last lead, 25-27, as Johnson and Stallworth helped Zadar to regain a 35-30 halftime margin. Zadar improved its defense after the break while Stallworth and Corey Brewer allowed Zadar to get a double-digit lead, 53-43, after 30 minutes. Gecevski and an unstoppable Johnson broke the game open, 72-58, allowing all Zadar fans to celebrate a major win that came with a Last 16 berth.

Zadar shined in defense in the early going, making Azovmash go scoreless in the opening 4 minutes. Meanwhile, a big basket by Gecevski ignited a 7-0 run that he capped with a three-pointer to put Zadar ahead in the series. Azovmash had missed 8 consecutive shots, some of them in three and four-chance offenses, until Liadelis stroke from downtown. Lishchuk added a free throw by Johnson and an unstoppable Gecevski kept Zadar ahead, 12-4. Liadelis kept pacing Azovmash while Rodney Buford and a three-pointer by Oleksandr Skutyelnik brought the guests within 13-11. Meshcharakou also fired in one from beyond the arc while Archibald capped a 1-11 run with a free throw. Liadelis and Meshcharakou kept the guests ahead, 18-19, at the end of the first quarter. Johnson followed a basket with a three-pointer to restore a 23-19 Zadar edge early in the second period. A 0-6 run that Archibald capped with a layup allowed Azovmash to regain the lead, 23-25. Pankracije Barac and Lishchuk traded baskets while a put-back layup by Jure Lalic tied the game at 27-27. Johnson shined again with 5 quick points while a free throw and a basket by Stallworth gave Zadar a 35-29 margin. A free throw by Lishchuk fixed the halftime score at 35-30.

Lishchuk kept pacing Azovmash after the break and even when Johnson stroke again from downtown, free throws by Archibald brought the guests within 38-34. Zadar had improved its defense, however, as Azovmash struggled to find open shots right away. Meanwhile, Jere Macura stepped up for the hosts and soon followed Gecevski's free throw with a put-back layup to make it an eight-point game, 43-35, midway through the third quarter. Buford tried to change things with consecutive baskets but Stallworth and Brewer sank respective triples to boost the hosts' lead to 49-39. Liadelis scored again while Lishchuk added a put-back basket to bring Azovmash within 50-43, but a three-point play by Stallworth restored a double-digit Zadar margin, 53-43, after 30 minutes. Gecevski shined with a put-back layup early in the fourth quarter and even when Skutyelnik bettered it with a three-pointer, free throws by Andrej Stimac allowed Zadar to get an 11-point lead, 57-46. Time was running out for Azovmash and the guests tried to speed up their offense without much success. Meanwhile, free throws by Barac, Stimac and Gecevski sealed the outcome, 62-46, midway through the fourth quarter. Azovmash had a bitter end to an otherwise strong ULEB Cup debut season. Meanwhile, Zadar is set to keep fighting for ULEB Cup glory.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Referees: SUDEK, PETR (SVK), MIKHAYLOV, SERGEY (RUS), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH)
Attendance: 3000
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Head coach: PETROVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Zadar
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 STALLWORTH, SHAMELL 27:03 11 3/7 1/4 2/4   2 2 1 1 4     4 3 1
6 STIPCEVIC, ROK 2:28     0/1                       -1
7 BARAC, PANKRACIJE 19:50 7 2/4 0/2 3/3   3 3 6 1   1 1 2 2 13
8 JOHNSON, JUBY 38:19 23 5/8 4/9 1/1   4 4 2 1         2 24
10 PROSTRAN, TONI 1:41   0/1                         -1
11 GECEVSKI, TODOR 27:17 15 2/6 2/2 5/9 3 8 11 1 2 1 2   4 5 23
12 MARCINKOVIC, PAVLE 1:41 1 0/1   1/2   1 1             1 1
13 SARLIJA, MARINO 1:41                         1   -1
14 LALIC, JURE 10:46 2 1/2   0/1 2   2 1 1       2 2 4
15 MACURA, JERE 20:52 7 3/5   1/2 2 3 5   1       3 3 10
19 STIMAC, ANDREJ 19:08 8 1/3 0/1 6/6 5 2 7   1       3 5 15
31 BREWER, COREY 29:14 3 0/2 1/5 0/2 1   1 3 3 3     2 4 1
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 77 17/39 8/24 19/30 13 23 36 14 12 8 3 1 21 27 90
43.6% 33.3% 63.3%
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
Head coach: BECIROVIC, MEHMED
Azovmash Mariupol
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
6 LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS 35:18 12 4/8 1/3 1/2 1 3 4 2 2 2   1 2 3 11
7 ARCHIBALD, ROBERT 29:11 12 4/8   4/9 5 10 15 2 1 4   1 4 11 23
8 SKUTYELNIK, OLEKSANDR 12:38 6   2/3     1 1     1     2 1 4
10 HENDERSON, GERROD 34:00   0/2 0/6   1 4 5 3   1     5 2 -4
11 LOKTIONOV, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 LISHCHUK, SERHIY 21:22 10 4/9 0/2 2/4 3 2 5     2 1 1 5 2 1
14 MESHCHARAKOU, YAHOR 27:47 12 3/5 2/5     2 2 2   2     4 2 7
15 VAN DE HARE, REMON 1:40                   2     1   -3
16 BUFORD, RODNEY 38:04 8 4/8 0/3     5 5 4   1     4   5
21 IVSHYN, MAXYM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 60 19/40 5/22 7/15 10 27 37 13 3 15 1 3 27 21 44
47.5% 22.7% 46.7%
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Head Coaches

PETROVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Zadar
"I am glad our energy got back in the competition in general. It is good also for us that we stayed in ULEB cup on spring time, because we are that kind of team that plays much better under pressure. This game has shown that when we got energy to play good defense, we can beat anyone. Not that I am exaggerating, but players that cost around a couple thousand, even a million euros, were looking pretty hopeless tonight, by that I mean Buford and Henderson. But still, we had also certain problems, with Archibald for example. Yet we managed to destroy their game under the basket, did a lot of passes, and finally played great defense. Some problems we had at the start, especially with Stallworth that entered the game very nervous, but looking the game in general all 80 minutes, here and in Ukraine, we were the better team. Today's index 91-43 speaks for itself. The best team advanced. If I could choose the next opponent, I would not know who to choose. Panionios is great as a team, and Pamesa has strong individuals, still, I don't prefer, but expect Pamesa as the next rival."
BECIROVIC, MEHMED
Azovmash Mariupol
"I congratulate Zadar, they deserved the victory, and were a much better opponent tonight. The whole game we could not fight to their aggressive defense, but the key to this game was that we could not develop our offense, and could not score because of their aggressive defense. Congratulations again and I wish Zadar all the best in further competition."
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