2014-15Last 32Round 6
February 11, 2015 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 DRAZEN PETROVIC ZAGREB

Oktyabr’s sinks Cedevita in victorious farewell to Eurocup

Romeo Travis - Krasny Oktyabr - EC14 (photo Cedevita)

Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd finished its maiden Eurocup campaign in style, downing Cedevita Zagreb 92-101 in Croatian capital on Wednesday. Previously-eliminated Oktyabr finished Group I with 3-3 record in the third place, while Cedevita dropped to 4-2 and into the second place, meaning it will face Herbalife Gran Canaria in the eighthfinals. Behind Randy Culpepper and Cuthbert Victor, Oktyabr led for essentially entire game, building a 15-point margin on couple occasions, with Cedevita responding. Marko Tomas, Marko Arapovic and Ante Delas combined to hit six triples for the hosts in the third and fourth quarters, cutting it to 76-81, but Victor fueled another Oktyabr push, before the visitors iced the game. Culpepper finished with 30 points on 5-for-11 from three-point range. Victor scored 19 points, Donnie McGrath had 17 points and 7 assists, while Romeo Travis also scored 17 in victory. Lamont Hamilton chipped in with 13 for the visitors who also had help from their club president Dmitry Gerasimenko, making his Eurocup debut at age 36, playing 5 minutes. Nemanja Gordic scored 17 points to pace Cedevita which was without point guard Roko Ukic and big man Mario Delas. Marko Arapovic had 14, while Fran Pilepic scored 11 in defeat.

First five Oktyabr's baskets came from downtown, with Culpepper burying three triples, while Victor and Travis one apiece for 8-15 lead. Arapovic and Nemanja Gordic fueled Cedevita's 7-0 run to tie the game, but the visitors regained the lead through Culpepper and Travis, before McGrath hit Oktyabr's sixth first quarter three-pointer for 17-26 after 10 minutes. Tomislav Zubcic scored a pair of baskets early in the second for Cedevita, but two more three-pointers from Victor and one from Culpepper extended it to 27-39. McGrath helped on defense, while Culpepper and Travis scored for 32-47, before Arapovic and Pilepic made free throws, while Ivan Ramljak hit a triple and a jumper to cut the deficit to 41-49 at halftime.

Gordic hit a three-pointer, and Stanko Barac added a basket-plus-foul to continue the hosts’ run, and get them to 47-51, but Culpepper, Travis and Victor responded with a 0-8 run, before McGrath strung together 6 points 52-65. Marko Tomas and Culpepper traded threes, and a jumper from the latter made it 57-72. But Tomas hit back-to-back from long range, and made a steal that led to a fastbreak dunk from Arapovic and 65-72 after three quarters. Arapovic cut it even more with a three-pointer early in the fourth, but Victor had a put-back and Travis a triple for another double-digit lead. However, back-to-back threes from Ante Delas cut it to 76-81. However, Victor scored from close range on consecutive trips down the floor for the visitors, and a basket-plus-free throw by Lamont Hamilton made it 80-92 with under 3 minutes to go, sealing the deal.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: LOPES, LUIS; REITER, MORITZ; GELLER, RENAUD
Attendance: 1200 (Tentative)
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Cedevita Zagreb17242427
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd26232329
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Cedevita Zagreb17416592
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd264972101
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MAZALIN, LOVRO 5:32 2 1/1 0/1                       1
5 ZUBCIC, TOMISLAV 20:16 4 2/2 0/5 0/1 2 1 3 1   2     4 2 -2
6 BARAC, STANKO 9:18 5 2/3   1/1   2 2     1     2 2 5
7 RAMLJAK, IVAN 18:52 9 2/3 1/1 2/2 1 1 2 1           1 12
8 PILEPIC, FRAN 24:12 11 3/5 0/3 5/6 1 1 2 1         2 5 11
9 BABIC, LUKA 15:48   0/1 0/1   1   1   1       4 1 -3
10 DELAS, ANTE 13:31 9 1/4 2/4 1/2 1 1 2 4   1       1 9
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 8:13 4 2/2     2   2 2         2 1 7
15 BILAN, MIRO 22:29 8 3/4   2/4 1 7 8 1   1     4 2 11
20 GORDIC, NEMANJA 26:29 17 4/7 3/6         4 2 4     2 2 13
33 TOMAS, MARKO 15:36 9   3/6   1   1 1 1 1     2 2 8
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 19:44 14 3/6 2/4 2/2 3 3 6 2 1 1   1 2 1 15
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 92 23/38 11/31 13/18 14 18 32 17 5 11 0 1 24 20 90
        60.5% 35.5% 72.2%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GERASIMENKO, DMITRY 5:38           1 1     1     2   -2
5 McGRATH, DONNIE 33:40 17 3/5 1/2 8/8   3 3 7 2 3     2 5 26
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 KOMISSAROV, ARTEM 24:16 3 1/3 0/1 1/2 1 1 2     1     3 1 -2
10 VICTOR, CUTHBERT 24:59 19 4/5 3/3 2/2 3 1 4 1 2 1     2 1 23
11 TRAVIS, ROMEO 33:09 17 5/8 2/2 1/2   2 2 5 3 1 1   3 3 23
13 KORSHAKOV, DMITRIY 5:36         1 1 2     1         1
17 HAMILTON, LAMONT 28:05 13 6/9 0/1 1/1 1 4 5 1   2     2 7 18
33 CULPEPPER, RANDY 34:24 30 5/8 5/11 5/6 1 3 4 4 1 1     3 6 31
34 LIKHOLITOV, FEDOR 10:13 2 1/4     1 1 2           3 1 -1
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 101 25/42 11/20 18/21 9 21 30 18 8 11 1 0 20 24 122
        59.5% 55% 85.7%
Head coach: BAUERMANN, DIRK

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Cedevita Zagreb
“I would like to congratulate to my players for qualifying for the Eurocup Eighthfinals. We didn’t play our best basketball today and the start of the game was crucial. We managed to get ourselves back in the game with a zone defense, but after few minutes they adapted their game. Krasny Oktyabr deserved this win and you can’t expect to win when your opponent scores 100 points on your home court.”
BAUERMANN, DIRK
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
“It is always good to win. Especially when you play against such a good team. They have a great coach and I have nothing but the highest respect for Jasmin Repesa. He is doing a great job with this team. Our chances for passing to the next round were zero and Cedevita had already qualified for the Eurocup Eighthfinals. These kinds of games are always weird. We are happy to win. We played the right way and beat a good team.”

Players

ARAPOVIC, MARKO
Cedevita Zagreb
“It was a tough game. The start of the game was crucial. They got into rhythm on offense early and we can’t let that happen.”
TRAVIS, ROMEO
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
“It was a great team win. We shared the ball very well. They played great defense, but we made a lot of shots. It was good to be back in Croatia again.”