"We knew that Buducnost was a great opponent with talented players and a 4-0 record in the Adriatic League. They have great confidence and showed it by holding onto the game in tough moments. You can tell they have worked hard with a great head coach like Vlado Scepanovic, who will be even better as a coach than he was as a player. It was hard to us to get into the game. We were nervous and excited to play in Europe for the first time. It was hard for us to get into the game, also at the start of the second half, but we managed to take the initiative midway through the third quarter and dominate after that. They tried to play with two power forwards to open the floor, with their big guys and Marcus Williams hitting three-point shots to get closer, but we stayed calm, played with patience and managed to win."