Estonia - Slovakia 95-74 Tallinn saw a successful start of the home side at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Estonia overcame Slovak Republic 95:74 in the start of Group A in the capital. Estonia took 27:20 after the first period and added 24-22 in the second frame. Janar Talts (207-PF-83) sent the teams to the lockers at 51:42 and Sokk increased to 11 points early in the third. Estonia continued to dominate the court and grabbed 75:60 after thirty minutes. They added another productive 20-14 in the last stanza for the first victory. Janar Talts top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) added 15. Arbet Gregor netted 14, while Dorbek Gert had 11. Jozef Vojtek (204-F-85) replied with 13 points in defeat and Nuber Robert had 12. Pandula Dusan delivered 10, while Gavel Anton scored 9.
Montenegro - Israel 75-69 Montenegro won over Israel in Podgorica in front of about 4000 fans. The hosts grabbed 75:69 win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Israel won the opening tip 8:2 and managed to win the first period 20:17. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87) later tied the game at 26:26 and then Sekulic Blagota scored for 37:34 at the end of the half. The teams exchanged the lead several more times in the third period as Lior Eliyahu (203-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored for 54:46 at the end of it. He later brought 61:53, but Israel could not win. Suad Sehovic tied the game at 69:69 and Montenegro closed the game with a 9-0 run for the final win. Suad Sehovic top-scored for the winners with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85, college: Washington St.) and Sekulic Blagota also scored 12. Dasic Vladimir netted 10 points in a winning effort. Lior Eliyahu answered with 22 points in the losing effort, while Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) posted 17. Ohayon Yogev and Tyus Alex brought 8 points each in a loss.
Iceland - Serbia 78-91 Serbia won over Iceland Reykjavik to start EuroBasket Qualification Round successfully. The Serbian side overcame the hosts 91:78 in the opener. Serbia scored the first four points in the game but then Iceland grabbed 9:7 advantage. Teodosic Milos closed the period at 24:19, while Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) scored for 29:22. Macvan Milan brought 38:25 and Vladimir Lucic delivered two for 44:27. Nedovic sent the teams to the lockers at 47:29. In the second half Iceland looked better in the court and produced two narrow victories in the third and the last periods. It was however enough to cut to 13 final points. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Vladimir Lucic netted 16. Teodosic Milos delivered 14, while Macvan Milan had 13. Jon Stefansson (196-G-82) replied with 21 points in the losing effort and Ermolinskij Pavel delivered 14. Baeringsson Hlynur poured in 13, whilst Sigurdarson Jakob had 12.
Luxembourg - Azerbaijan 78-101 Azerbaijan registered the first win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They stunned Luxembourg on the road tonight. Zaur Pashayev (188-G-83) provided 21 points to lead the visitors. Azerbaijan exploded with 31 points in the opening quarter to clear off. They posted a 14-point lead after ten minutes. The visitors stayed aggressive offensively in the second quarter. Azerbaijan extended the lead to 18 points at halftime 59:41. Azerbaijan did not slow down after the big break. They erupted for 27 points in the third quarter to ensure a 20-point buffer before the fourth term. Azerbaijan limited the hosts to 12 points in the final term to seal a comfortable win at the end. Charles Davis (205-C-84, college: Alabama) and Orhan Haciyeva (200-PF-89) accounted for 20 points each for the winners. Samy Picard (196-PF-88) answered with 28 points for Luxembourg. Tom Schumacher provided 18 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - Sweden 78-73 Bulgaria recorded the first win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They held off visiting Sweden for 1-0 record in Group B. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points to lead the home team. Bulgaria and Sweden traded baskets throughout intese first quarter. Hristo Nikolov capped the period with a three-pointer to give Bulgaria a 21:19 lead. The hosts used a 6:0 run midway through the second quarter to take a 33:27 lead. The margin soon grew at 8-point mark. Bulgaria ensured a 44:40 lead at halftime. Sweden kept within striking distance throughout the third quarter. The Scandinavian team trailed by three points heading into the fourth frame 57:60. Chester Simmons (198-G-82, college: Washington) scored first six points for Bulgaria in the fourth term to put Bulgaria up by 7 points 66:59. Sweden cut the deficit to three points on several occasions but Bulgaria hung on to escape with victory at the end. Chester Simmons posted 12 points, while Nikolay Varbanov, Filip Videnov and Hristo Nikolov added 11 points each for the winners. Jonas Jerebko (206-PF-87) answered with 26 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for Sweden. Christian Maraker had 15 points in the loss.
Cyprus - Austria 86-89 OT Austria ease past Cyprus in overtime at the start of the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Austria side grabbed 89:86 win over the host in Nicosia. At first Austria won the first period 22:17 and then erupted with 21-12 in the second frame. Jason Detrick (195-SF-80, agency: Court Side, college: Oklahoma) brought 43:29 at the halftime, but the victory was not that easy. Cyprus reduced to 5 points after three quarters when they produced 22-13 in the third period. Cyprus needed another 18-13 in the fourth period to tie the game after four periods. Cyprus led 81:78 in overtime, but Austria had a strong finish to seal the victory. Jason Detrick paced all the winners with 20 points and Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) nailed 18. Mahalbasic Rasid delivered 17, while Lanegger Moritz and Maresch Anton scored 12 apiece. Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) answered with 23 points in the losing effort. Pilavas Andreas posted 21 and Razis Christopher had 13.
Ukraine - Hungary 77-71 Ukraine beat Hungary in Dnepropetrovsk at their start of the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The home side grabbed 77:71 win in Group C opener. More than 5000 came to see the game of the National team in Dnepropetrovsk. Ukraine started well and won the first period 23-20. In the second period Hungary however grabbed the lead and had 41:39 at the halftime. Horvath Akos increased to 44:39 early in the fourth, while Trotter nailed three for 52:46. Wittmann Krisztian kept the advantage at 59:57 at the end of the third period, but the guests could not win. Ukraine trailed until the last minute, but managed to seal the victory. Burtt Steven and Sergii Gladyr (196-SG-88) were perfect from the free throw line for the final success. Sergii Gladyr paced all the winners with 19 points and Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) netted 13. Burtt Steven delivered 12, while Natyazhko Kyryl posted 11. Adam Hanga (200-SG-89, agency: TSS Management) ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and Horvath Akos as well as Szabo Miklos added 10 apiece. Wittmann Krisztian followed them with 8 points in a loss.
Bosnia - Latvia 87-84 Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded the first win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They overcame visiting Latvia in Sarajevo. Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 24 points and 8 rebounds to lead the hosts. Bosnia and Herzegovina fired 23 points in the opening quarter but Latvia almost matched the effort and trailed by just one point at the first break. Bosnia and Herzegovina managed to clear off to a 3-point lead at halftime 41:38. Latvia capped the third term on a 7:2 run to take a 67:64 lead into the fourth frame. Mejeris stretched the lead to 6 points early in the fourth quarter. The lead changed hands numerous times before Persic and Zach Wright gave the home team an 85:82 lead with 5 seconds remaining. Davis Bertans put Latvia within one but Djedovic answered with two accurate free throws and sealed the victory for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zack Wright (188-G-85, college: Central Mo.) provided 20 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Elmedin Kikanovic added 18 points in the victory. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) answered with 18 points for Latvia. Davis Bertans had 17 points in the loss.
Romania - Holland 90-84 Romania celebrated the opening win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They held off Netherlands in the opener in Group D. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) posted 19 points to lead the winners. Romania and Netherlands got to a flying start. The teams teamed up for 55 points in the first quarter. Romania eked out a 28:27 lead. Netherlands denied the deficit in the second quarter. The teams stayed close and arrived at halftime tied at 45. Romania pulled ahead in the third quarter. They stayed hot red offensively and it finally paid off as the home team accumulated a 7-point lead into the fourth frame. Netherlands cut the deficit at 3 points late in regulation but Vlad Moldoveanu (209-F-88, college: American) sank two free throws and sealed the victory for Romania. He finished with 16 points, 9 assists and 4 boards for Romania. Ionut Dragusin and Mihai Silvasan added 14 points each for the winners. Henk Norel (214-C-87) answered with 27 points for Netherlands. Rogier Jansen netted 18 points in the loss.
Albania - Switzerland 51-76 Switzerland roll over Albania in Tirana in the last game of Day 1 at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Swiss side took 76:51 in their first game. Switzerland took 7:1 from the start and won the first period 20:10. Stockalper and Louissaint opened the second period from the arc, while David Ramseier (203-F/C-87) scored for 29:13. Switzerland later had 39:27 at the end of the half and Petkovic Stefan brought 45:29. Ramseier and Dusan Mladjan (198-SG-86, agency: Interperformances) closed the period at 61:42 when it became clear about the winner. The guests also added 15-9 in the last period to seal the victory. Dusan Mladjan led the way with 24 points and David Ramseier netted 13. Petkovic Stefan and Brunner Greg scored 9 points each as the latter also grabbed 11 rebounds. Ersid Luca (212-C-81) finished the game with 12 points and Karaj Erkand notched 11. Shima Gerti ended up with 10 and Hysenagolli Endrit had 7.
Poland - Belgium 57-64 Belgium upset Poland in Sopot to open their EuroBasket qualifying campaign with a victory. The Belgian side grabbed 64:57 win over the hosts at the end of Day 1. Poland looked better in the start of the game and reached 21:17 at the end of the quarter. Ignerski later scored for 29:24, but Belgium replied with a 9-0 run for 33:29. Ponitka meanwhile managed to tie the game at 33:33. Belgium looked better in the third period and scored final nine points of the period, with Maxime De Zeeuw (205-PF-87)'s three-pointer making it 49:40 on the buzzer. Poland reduced to 2 points at the end of the fourth period, but could not come closer. Tabu-Eboma and Maxime De Zeeuw brought the final points in a win. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86) top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Maxime De Zeeuw and Mukubu Wen Boss posted 11 each. Beghin Christophe ended up with 10 points for the winners. Marcin Gortat (213-C-84) netted 23 in defeat, whilst Koszarek Lukasz delivered 12.
Italy - Portugal 97-45 Italy left no chance for visiting Portugal at the start of 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) scored 21 points to lift the Azzurri to a comfortable win at the end. Italy dominated from start to finish. They built a 24:7 lead after ten minutes of action. Italy fired 26 points in the second quarter to boost the lead. The hosts piled up a 50:20 halftime lead. Italy extended the lead in the third quarter. They established an insurmountable 46-point buffer heading into the fourth term 75:29. Portugal could not recover and Italy coasted to the victory in the final quarter. Angelo Gigli (209-PF-83) finished with 14 points, while Danilo Gallinari and Stefano Mancinelli added 11 points each for the winners. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) answered with 9 points for Portugal. Jaime Silva netted 8 points in the loss.
Belarus - Czech Republic 65-73 Czech Republic registered the opening win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They knocked down Belarus in Minsk in Group F opener. David Jelinek (194-SG-90) scored 16 points to lead the visitors. Czech Republic led by a single point after ten minutes 19:18. The visitors extended the lead in the second quarter. The Czech side accumulated a 39:30 halftime advantage. Belarus finally tuned their game in after the big break. The hosts got within one point at the final intermission. Charykau drew things level at 55 early in the fourth quarter. However Czech Republic kept Belarus scoreless for almost six minutes midway through the final term to take a 66:60 lead. Belarus could not recover and watched the visitors rally to the victory. Petr Benda (204-C-82, agency: Court Side) posted 13 points for Czech Republic. Tomas Satoransky and Jiri Welsch had 12 points each for the winners. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) answered with 16 points for Belarus. Artsiom Parakhouski netted 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. Tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey, and tournament will begin on 31. August and it will be played until 17. September&n... [read more]
The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. Tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey, and tournament will begin on 31. August and it will be played until 17. September 2017. A number of 24 qualified teams will play in groups of six; the four best teams in these groups advancing to a single-elimination knockout stage.
Group A: Poland, Greece, France, Finland, Iceland, Slovenia Group B: Ukraine, Israel, Lithuania, Georgia, Italy, Germany Group C: Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Montenegro, Romania, Hungary Group D: United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, Latvia, Turkey, Belgium
One of the rules was that host countries can choose partner-nation. The partnerships bring together Finland and Iceland, Israel and Lithuania, Romania and Hungary, and Turkey and Russia.
FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw seedings announced - 18 days ago
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The official draw seedings for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 have been released prior to Tuesday's Draw. In Istanbul at 16.00 CET Tuesday, the 24 teams that will play in next summer's Final Round will be drawn into four groups of six teams each. The seedings for the Draw are based on the Competition Regulations of FIBA Europe, taking into account the results of the participating nations in their last FIBA Europe competition (s). The seedings are as follows: Seed 1: Spain, Lithuania, France, Serbia... [read more]
The official draw seedings for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 have been released prior to Tuesday's Draw. In Istanbul at 16.00 CET Tuesday, the 24 teams that will play in next summer's Final Round will be drawn into four groups of six teams each. The seedings for the Draw are based on the Competition Regulations of FIBA Europe, taking into account the results of the participating nations in their last FIBA Europe competition (s). The seedings are as follows: Seed 1: Spain, Lithuania, France, Serbia Seed 2: Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia Seed 3: Croatia, Israel, Turkey, Finland Seed 4: Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Georgia Seed 5: Germany, Belgium, Poland, Montenegro Seed 6: Iceland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Romania.
The host federations had the right to choose one partner federation, who will be automatically drawn into the same group. The partnerships bring together Finland and Iceland; Israel and Lithuania; Romania and Hungary; and Turkey and Russia. The Draw Ceremony can be followed live on YouTube.com/FIBA from 15.00 CET. FIBA EuroBasket 2017 will take place from 31 August to 17 September and will be co-hosted by Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey. Courtesy of: fiba.com
Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ukraine, Poland and Great Britain punch 2017 EuroBasket tickets - 3 months ago
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Group A Cyprus - Switzerland 92-78 Cyprus finished the Qualifying Round with victory. They held off Switzerland at home court for 2-4 record. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) came up with 26 points to pace the home side. Switzerland jumped to a 41:37 halftime lead. However Cyprus went on a 24:14 run in the third term to surge ahead. Cyprus unloaded 31 points in the final term and sealed the victory. Anthony King (206-C/F-85, college: Miami, FL) provided 12 points, 7 re... [read more]
Cyprus - Switzerland 92-78 Cyprus finished the Qualifying Round with victory. They held off Switzerland at home court for 2-4 record. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) came up with 26 points to pace the home side. Switzerland jumped to a 41:37 halftime lead. However Cyprus went on a 24:14 run in the third term to surge ahead. Cyprus unloaded 31 points in the final term and sealed the victory. Anthony King (206-C/F-85, college: Miami, FL) provided 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. Brian Savoy (189-SG-92) replied with 19 points for Switzerland.
Iceland - Belgium 74-68 Iceland earned the fourth victory in Group A. They topped Belgium to clinch the second position in the group. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) delivered 18 points for the winners. Belgium jumped to a 21:14 lead after the opening quarter. But Iceland picked up the tempo. Iceland cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the interval. The hosts ignited a 40:31 run in the second half to seal the victory. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) produced 11 points in the win. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) responded with 24 points for Belgium.
Denmark - Austria 86-72 Denmark finished their Group B on a winning note. They knocked down visiting Austria for the second win in the Qualifiers. Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Denmark got to a strong start. They ensured a 40:26 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and marched to the win. Darko Jukic (199-G-90) and Gabriel Lundberg (193-G-94) had 16 points each for the hosts. Thomas Schreiner (195-PG-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 15 points for Austria.
Holland - Germany 51-82 Germany secured the 2017 EuroBasket qualification. They stormed past Netherlands on the road to claim the top position in Group B. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) provided 15 points to lead the visitors. Germany grabbed a 40:26 halftime lead. The visitors went on a 42:25 run in the second half and rallied to the victory. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 14 points for the winners. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 18 points for Netherlands.
Russia - Sweden 63-59 Russia finished their EuroBasket Qualifying campaign with victory. They edged Sweden for the fourth straight win in Group C. Sergey Bykov (190-G-83) tossed in 15 points to lead the winners. Sweden posted an 18:12 lead after the opening frame. But Russia picked up the tempo in the next periods. The hosts erased the deficit and grabbed a 10-point lead heading into the fourth term. Sweden narrowed the distance in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Sergey Karasev (201-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 12 points for Russia. Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for Sweden.
Estonia - Poland 63-94 Poland eased past Estonia to clinch 5-1 record on top of Group D. Five players scored in double digits for the visitors. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) delivered 16 points in the victory. Poland established a 46:27 halftime lead. The visitors sank 48 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) notched 15 points in the win. Reinar Hallik (208-F/C-84) answered with 15 points for Estonia.
Portugal - Belarus 77-62 Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) scored 16 points to lead Portugal past Belarus. Portugal eked out a 33:30 halftime advantage. The hosts sank 21 points in the third term. They built a 54:47 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Portugal held Belarus to just 15 points in the final period and raced to the victory. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) notched 15 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) responded with 15 points for Belarus.
Ukraine - Slovenia 69-80 Slovenia celebrated the sixth straight victory in Group E. They upset Ukraine in Kyiv to finish the Qualifying Round undefeated. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) nailed 22 points to lead the winners. Slovenia sank 27 points in the second term to gain a 6-point halftime lead. Ukraine erased the deficit and secured a 2-point advantage. But Slovenia unloaded 27 points in the fourth period to snatch the victory. Klemen Prepelic and Alen Omic (217-C-92) had 15 points each in the win. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Ukraine.
Montenegro - Georgia 84-90 Georgia clinched the top position in Group F. They upset Montenegro on the road therefore qualifying for 2017 EuroBasket. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis) stepped up with 31 points for the visitors. Georgia built a 45:41 halftime lead. Montenegro pulled within two points at the final intermission. But Georgia poured in 26 points in the fourth term and got away with a crucial win. Zaza Pachulia delivered 21 points and 13 rebounds for the visitors. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC), Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) and Bojan Dubljevic (205-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 17 points each for Montenegro.
Albania - Slovakia 72-65 Albania wrapped up their EuroBasket Qualifying Round campaign with victory. They fired past Slovakia at home court. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) tossed in 17 points in the victory. Albania erupted for 29 points in the first term to gain a 12-point lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the contest as Albania maintained the advantage and rolled to the win. Endrit Hysenagolli posted 15 points for the winners. Nenad Milosevic (190-PG-83, agency: 011 Sports) answered with 18 points for Slovakia.
Luxembourg - United Kingdom 82-75 Great Britain punched their 2017 EuroBasket tickets despite losing to Luxembourg on the road tonight. Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87, college: Cal.Baptist) scored 20 points to lead the hosts to the victory. Great Britain established a 45:37 halftime lead. But Luxembourg went on a strong 45:30 second half rally to ice the victory. Alex Laurent (198-PF-93) notched 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Andrew Lawrence responded with 16 points for Great Britain. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) notched 14 points and 15 boards in the defeat.
Hungary - FYR Macedonia 63-61 Hungary nipped visiting FYR Macedonia to record the sixth consecutive victory in Group G. Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) tossed in 18 points to pace the winners. FYR Macedonia grabbed a 25:18 lead after ten minutes. Hungary limited their opponents to just 21 points in the next two quarters to even things up at 46. Hungary went on a 17:15 run in the fourth period to seal a tough victory. Zoltan Perl (195-G/F-95) had 13 points in the win. Aleksandar Kostovski (186-PG-88) responded with 18 points for FYR Macedonia.
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