November 25, 2014
Last 16 Round 1 - March 11, 2008 CET: 18:00 Local time: 18:00 - HALA PIONIR

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
2-0 Last 32 1-1
6-4 Regular Season 10-0
8-4 Overall 11-1

Referees

Crew Chief
MARTIN, JOSE, Spain
Referee
POZZANA, MAURO, Italy
Umpire
HIERREZUELO, DANI, Spain

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
83.6 Points 80.8
29.4 Rebounds 32.3
9.2 O. Rebounds 8.9
20.3 D. Rebounds 23.3
12.5 Assists 16.0
12.8 Steals 11.8
1.6 Blocks 2.0
15.8 Turnovers 12.5
53.0 % 2PT 53.4 %
37.1 % 3PT 31.6 %
72.9 % FT 73.8 %
78.3 Index 90.4

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
19.0 / Dragicevic Points 16.1 / SHUMPERT, PRESTON
5.5 / Dragicevic Rebounds 6.6 / Peker
1.5 / Dragicevic OR 1.9 / Peker
4.0 / Dragicevic DR 4.7 / Peker
6.1 / Cook Assists 4.7 / DALMAU, C.
2.5 / Cook Steals 1.8 / DALMAU, C.
1.0 / MISANOVIC, NENAD Blocks 0.8 / Peker
3.8 / Dragicevic Turnovers 2.8 / DALMAU, C.
70.0 % / KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 2PT 76.9 % / Ozer
100.0 % / KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 3PT 50.0 % / Veyseloglu
100.0 % / MARKOVIC, STEVEN FT 90.9 % / Veyseloglu
19.3 / Cook Index 18.0 / Peker

THE TAKE

Red Star looks to return to the final eight for the third straight season as it hosts Besiktas Cola Turka in the ULEB Cup Last 16 first leg. Head coach Stevan Karadzic's Red Star advanced to the Last 16 with two victories over Benetton Tamoil - 10 points at home and 1 point on the road. As was the case throughout the season, playmaker Omar Cook and big man Tadija Dragicevic drove the Serbian club, combining for 48.5 ppg while Cook averaged 5 apg and Dragicevic had 9.5 rpg. Karadzic's team struggled in the first game from beyond the arc (7-of-31 -22%) but was dominating inside (21-of-29 - 72%). But Red Star evened things out more the second game (48% inside and 40% threes). Karadzic however knows he will need one or two players to help out Cook and Dragicevic. Small forward Mladjen Sljivancanin was the only other player to score in double figures (10 points) in the first leg and guard Steven Markovic had 12 in the return leg. Besiktas meanwhile surprised many by coming back from a 15-point first leg loss at Hapoel Jerusalem to advance with a 20-point return leg victory - rebounding extremely well from its first loss in the ULEB Cup. Head coach Ergin Ataman's Turkish team saw only shooting guard Rick Apodaca (23 points) and small forward Preston Shumpert (18) score in double figures in the first game. But four players hit for at least 12 points in the return leg. And Besiktas committed just 10 turnovers after 14 in the first game while the defense held Jerusalem to 35% from the floor after Hapoel made 58% in the first game. Big men Sandro Nicevic and Kaya Peker will be key to try to stop Dragicevic while playmaker Christian Dalmau will be responsible for shutting down Cook. How those match-ups end up will determine who wins this series.
Monday, March 10, 2008
ULEBCup.com

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Players

Preston Shumpert - Besiktas Cola Turka A career-best night from Preston Shumpert helped Besiktas salvage the rarest of basketball results – a tie – as Besiktas ColaTurka carried the decision it its ULEB Cup, Last 16 series with Red Star to Istanbul next week. Shumpert scored 32 as Besiktas earned an 80-80 tie at Pionir Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. The hosts were in control for much of the night, but Shumpert’s outstanding evening plus a series of costly Red Star mistakes kept the visitors alive. The ticket to the Final Eight will be decided next week in a winner-takes-all contest on Besiktas’s home court, where the team is 6-0 in ULEB Cup action this season. Red Star’s young big men Tadija Dragicevic and Elmedin Kikanovic rose to the occasion for the home team on a night when star point guard Omar Cook was without a field goal in 10 attempts – 9 from downtown! – and scored a season-low 6 points. Dragicevic led the way with 22 points and Kikanovic posted a season-high 18. In addition to Preston, Predrag Drobnjak added 12 points and Kaya Peker had 10 for the visitors.

The game got off to an even start with the teams trading baskets as Besiktas’s Serbian big man Drobnjak scored 6 points in the first six minutes, while Kikanovic matched his output for Red Star. Dragicevic hit his first bomb in the last minute of the opening period as Red Star grabbed a 20-17 lead at the end of the first quarter. Steven Markovic added a jumper for a 5-point margin, leaving Besiktas scoreless for more than three minutes. With strong defense, the home team forced the guests to many turnovers and the lead grew to 25-19 midway through the second period. But when Miroslav Raicevic replaced Dragicevic, Peker took advantage of the situation, scoring 4 straight points from the line. Shumpert added a triple and the team from Istanbul led 29-30. Besiktas surprised Red Star switching to zone as Shumpert found his way thru the paint, scoring 8 straight points at one point. Dragicevic came back and fired another bomb to get his team within 34-36 at halftime.

Tadija Dragicevic - Red StarWith his first points in the game, Omar Cook gave Red Star a 38-36 lead early in the third period. Inspired by Marko Cvetkovic and his 5 straight points, Red Star used a 7-0 run to force Besiktas to call timeout trailing 49-42. When Christian Dalmau fell into foul trouble and Peker injured a muscle, the guests were in serious trouble. But Shumpert was keeping his team alive. He continued to score at will and almost single-handedly pushed Besiktas back on top 57-58, before Mirko Kovac struck at the buzzer to make it 59-58 after 30 minutes. Markovic joined in with a triple, but Drobnjak answered with a three-point play. The margin remained the same even though Kikanovic scored 4 points in the paint, because Shumpert did the same at the other side. Then Dragicevic woke up with two bombs and Red Star suddenly led 75-68 with five minutes left. However Boris Bakic committed a technical foul that gave hope to Besiktas as Shumpert cut the gap to 2 points. With two minutes to go, Shumpert fired from downtown and the guests led 78-79. In the final minute, Apodaca scored once from the line and Kikanovic tied it at 80-80 to set up an exciting return leg in Istanbul next week.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Aca Ostojic, Belgrade
Referees: MARTIN, JOSE (ESP), POZZANA, MAURO (ITA), HIERREZUELO, DANI (ESP)
Attendance: 2500
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Besiktas Cola Turka17192222
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Besiktas Cola Turka17365880
Head coach: KARADZIC, STEVAN
Red Star
# 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
7 MARKOVIC, STEVEN 19:19 9 3/5 1/2         3   1   1 1 1 7
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 28:19 18 7/9   4/4 2 4 6   1       1 4 26
10 COOK, OMAR 37:34 6 0/1 0/9 6/8   4 4 6 1 3     2 6 6
11 KOVAC, MIRKO 19:19 6 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 3 4 1         4 2 6
16 RAICEVIC, MIROSLAV 13:05 5 2/4 0/2 1/2   1 1           4 1 -2
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 32:12 22 4/9 4/5 2/3 1 4 5   2     1 4 3 20
21 LEKIC, MARKO 6:24 2 1/2     1 1 2   1 1     1 1 3
25 RONDOVIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 CVETKOVIC, MARKO 5:04 4 2/2     1 1 2   1       3 1 5
32 SLJIVANCANIN, MLADJEN 15:37 4 2/3 0/3         1       1 1   -1
33 BAKIC, BORIS 23:07 4 1/2 0/1 2/4 1 3 4 4         3 3 8
Team                   6           6
Totals 200:00 80 23/39 6/24 16/23 7 21 28 15 12 5 0 3 24 22 84
59% 25% 69.6%
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: ATAMAN, ERGIN
Besiktas Cola Turka
# 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 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 SHUMPERT, PRESTON 31:26 32 9/12 2/4 8/10 1 3 4 3 2 4     2 7 35
7 OZER, CEVHER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 DALMAU, CHRISTIAN 21:36 5 1/4 1/3 0/1         2 2     4 2 -3
10 NICEVIC, SANDRO 23:57 6 3/7     2 6 8 2   2     3 1 8
11 AYDIN, ONUR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 PEKER, KAYA 26:01 10 3/4   4/6   5 5 2 2 2 2   5 4 15
18 DROBNJAK, PREDRAG 21:13 12 4/4   4/6   1 1 1 1   1   1 5 18
22 APODACA, RICK 33:29 8 2/6 1/4 1/2   3 3 4   3     2 2 4
32 GULER, SINAN 25:51 4 2/3     2 6 8 3 1       3   12
41 YAGMUR, MEHMET 16:27 3 1/1   1/2       2   1     2 2 3
54 OZKAN, KEREM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                   2           2
Totals 200:00 80 25/41 4/11 18/27 5 24 29 17 10 14 3 0 22 23 94
61% 36.4% 66.7%
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Head Coaches

KARADZIC, STEVAN
Red Star
"Maybe we opened the game with pressure because we wanted to beat Besiktas with a huge point-difference. But it was obvious that the guests are a very good team. We had the chance when we were 7 points ahead but we missed. The important thing is that we did not lose the game. Congratulations to all my players first of all Kikanovic. That was his best game in Red Star jersey so far. I think we have an active score before the rematch in Istanbul."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Besiktas Cola Turka
"We expected a hard game and so it was. We wanted to slow the rhythm to limit Red Star scorers. I am satisfied with our zone defense. We managed to stop Omar Cook who is one of the best playmakers in Europe. The game in Istanbul starts from zero but we want to win and step by step win the ULEB Cup."
DROBNJAK, PREDRAG
Besiktas Cola Turka
"It was a very good game. The scoreboard was tight all the way. Now everything is in our hands."
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