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KORAC CUP 1999-2000

Stats Leaders

Points 

1.Graham (M7) 30,1
2.Jones (Apollon) 25,5
3.Mladenov (Lev.) 25,0
4.Evans (Lineltex) 23,1
5.Laaksonen (Pil.) 22,6

3-Points 

1.Graham (M7) 5,2
2.Mujagic (Brotnjo) 4,6
3.Hansen (Bayer) 4,2
4.Toijala (Kouvot) 3,8
5.Pyntsikan (Grod.) 3,7

Rebounds 

1.Dean (M.Haifa) 14,9
2.McGhee (Apollon) 14
3.Tomidy (Pepsi) 13.4
4.Kidd (Roma) 13.3
5.Meck (Peristeri) 11.6

Assists

1.Rannikko (Piilo.) 9,5
2.Pacesas (UralG.t) 7,0
3.Tapiro (Maccabi) 6,9
4.Miglinieks (Anwil) 6,6
5.Joubert (Pogon) 6,3

Finals

1st Game (22/03/2000)
Limoges (FRA) - Unicaja Malaga (ESP) 80-58 (Brown 31, Williams 10, Bonato 14, Weis 6, Dumas 8, Hamm 2, Frigout, Methelie 9 - Mrsic 11, Jaumin 8, Sallier 2, Orenga 16, Fernandez 10, Conceicao 4, Marcaccini 3, Petruska 4, Lazaro)
2nd Game (29/03/2000)
Unicaja Malaga (ESP) - Limoges (FRA) 60-51 (Mrsic 7, Jaumin 10, Sallier 9, Fernandez 10, Conceicao 4, Orenga 8, Petruska 4, Romero 3, Lazaro, Marcaccini 5 - Brown 18, Williams 11, Bonato 12, Weis 4, Hamm 4, Dumas 2, Frigout, Methelie, Stazic, Rupert)

Elimination Groups:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P


Winner: CSP Limoges (France): Marcus Brown, Yann Bonato, Harper Williams, Frédéric Weis, Bruno Hamm, Thierry Rupert, Stéphane Dumas, David Frigout, Stjepan Stazić, Jean-Philippe Methelie, Carl Thomas, Frederic Adjiwanou (Coach: Duško Ivanović)

Runner-up: Unicaja Málaga (Spain): Veljko Mršić, Jean-Jacques Conceição, Jean-Marc Jaumin, Bryan Sallier, Xavi Fernandez, Juan Antonio Orenga, Richard Petruška, Giancarlo Marcaccini, Jesus Lazaro, Germán Gabriel, Berni Rodríguez, Daniel Romero, Carlos Cabezas (Coach: Božidar Maljković)

Semifinalist: Estudiantes Madrid (Spain): Chandler Thompson, Shaun Vandiver, Alfonso Reyes, Carlos Jiménez, Juan Aisa, Felipe Reyes, Ignacio Azofra, Asier Garcia, Gonzalo Martínez, Pedro Robles, Cesar Arranz, Andy Toolson

Semifinalist: Casademont Girona (Spain): Darryl Middleton, Larry Stewart, Martti Kuisma, Pablo Laso, Enrique Moraga, Xavier Sanchez, Eric Johnson, Gerard Darnes, Toni Espinosa, Xavier Vallmajo, Alberto Alzamora

SEMIFINALS

1st Round (1/3/00)
Unicaja Malaga (ESP) - Estudiantes (ESP) 85-72 (48-37) (Mrsic 22, Jaumin 14+6ast, Conceicao 14+6reb, Marcaccini 11, Petruska 10, Fernandez 8, Orenga, Lazaro, Sallier – Thompson 14+6ast, Jimenez 13, Reyes 12+5reb, Vandiver 12, Aisa 8, Martinez 5, Azofra 4, Garcia 4). Attn: 5,000
Girona (ESP) - Limoges ( FRA) 77-77 (47-46) (Middleton 28+6reb, Stewart 24+12reb, Johnson 9, Laso 6+8ast, Kuisma 5+5reb, Moraga 3+5reb, Sanchez 2 – Brown 25, Bonato 22, Williams 15+13reb, Hamm 7, Frigout 3+5reb, Dumas 2, Weis 2, Rupert 1, Methelie). Attn: 5,300

2nd Round (8/3/00)
Estudiantes (ESP) - Unicaja Malaga ( ESP) 53-47 (26-22) (Jimenez 10+13reb, Martinez 10, Aisa 8, A.Reyes 7+6reb, Vandiver 7, Robles 6, Thompson 5, Azofra, F.Reyes – Jaumin 15, Mrsic 14+10reb, Sallier 7+7reb, Orenga 6, Conceicao 2, Petruska 2, Lazaro 1, Marcaccini, Fernandez). Attn: 2,800
Limoges (FRA) - Girona (ESP) 69-57 (35-22) (Brown 21, Williams 12+10reb, Bonato 12, Frigout 8, Weis 6+11reb, Hamm 6+5ast, Methelie 4, Dumas, Stazic – Stewart 20, Middleton 18, Moraga 10, Sanchez 4, Kuisma 3, Johnson 2, Laso, Vallmajo). Attn: 6,500

QUARTERFINALS

1st Round (9/2/00)
Unicaja Malaga (ESP) - Maroussi (GRE) 77-58 (Mrsic 25+8reb, Jaumin 14+8ast, Sallier 12+11reb, Fernandez 10, Marcaccini 10 – Amaya 20+10reb, Turner 16+6reb, Panteliadis 8, Panagiotarakos 6). Attn: 5,000
Girona (ESP) - ADR Roma (ITA) 61-67 (38-29) (Middleton 16+6reb, Stewart 15+16reb, Johnson 9, Laso 8+7ast, Moraga 8+6ast – Williams 19, Iuzzolino 14, Tonolli 14, Kidd 10+12reb). Attn: 5,020
Wloclawek (POL) - Estudiantes (ESP) 74-69 (Jankowski 20+7reb, Sneps 13+5ast, Griszczuk 13, Tomaszewski 12, Miglinieks 8+7ast – Vandiver 19+8reb, Jimenez 15+8reb, reyes 13, Thompson 9+5reb). Attn: 1,150
Limoges (FRA)  - PTT Ankara (TUR) 71-57 (Bonato 26+6reb, Weis 16+8reb, Brown 8+7reb, Williams 8 – Evliaoglou 14+7reb, Jagodnik 11, Jurkovic 9+9reb, Kraljevic 6+7reb, Kacar 6). Attn: 6,000
2nd Round (16/02/2000)
Maroussi (GRE) - Unicaja Malaga ( ESP) 60-63
ADR Roma (ITA) - Girona (ESP) 66-78 (Iuzzolino 14, Tonolli 9 + 6 rebs, Rossini 2, Ambrassa 12, Kidd 12 + 9 rebs, Williams 14, Ferroni 3 - Kuisma 4, Sanchez 11, Vallmajo 3, Middleton 19, Laso 12 + 8 ass + 4 rebs, Stewart 18 + 4 rebs, Moraga 11 + 12reb)
Estudiantes (ESP) - Wloclawek (POL) 88-55
PTT Ankara ( TUR) - Limoges ( FRA) 75-67

1/8 FINALS

1st Round (12/1/99)
Galatasaray (TUR) - Unicaja Malaga (ESP) 67-64 (Lollis 22, Ene 17, Handlogten 13+10reb – Mrsic 18+6reb, Conceicao 12, Marcaccini 11). Attn: 850
Girona (ESP) - Pepsi Rimini (ITA) 67-65 (Laso 2 (1/5, 0/1), Johnson 4 (2/4, 0/2), Stewart 22 (8/14, 1/2), Middleton 28 (8/10), Moraga 5 (1/3); Sanchez 1 (0/1, 0/1), Kuisma 5 (0/3, 1/2), Vallmajo, Darnes (0/1, 0/1). N.e.: Alzamora. All. Trifon - Morri 7 (1/2, 1/1), Granger 14 (6/10, 0/3), Righetti 7 (0/1, 1/3), Jones 10 (4/7), Tomidy 13 (5/8); Zanelli 8 (1/3, 2/3), Marangoni 6 (3/4), Agostini (0/2), Di Marcantonio. N.e.: Fellini. All. Carasso)
Pelephone Galil Elyon (ISR) - Maroussi (GRE) 80-77 (Arditi 20 (2:3/4, 3:1/3, FT:11/11), Jones 18, Krasic 12, Ohanon 12, Saffar 11, Gordon 5, Sasson 2. Played but didn't score: Brener, Kozikaro - Turner 25, Amaya 17 (12 reb), Manolopoulos 14, Falekas 7, Anagnostou 4, Karaplis 4, Panagiotarakos 4, Zourmpenko 2. Played but didn't score: Papachronis.). Attn: 1,400
ADR Roma (ITA) - Ruda Slaska (POL) 66-64 (Iuzzolino 16 (4/5, 2/11), Williams 14 (4/9, 1/6), Ambrassa 5 (1/2, 0/3), Tonolli 2 (1/4), Kidd 19 (9/12); Rossini (0/2), Cessel 3 (1/2), Ferroni 7 (1/3, 0/1). N.e.: Lucci, Fiasco - Pluta 17 (4/5, 1/3), Joubert 13 (3/8, 1/6), Morris 12 (5/11), Frankowski 2 (1/3, 0/1), Popovic 10 (5/7, 0/1); Trifunovic 10 (1/2, 2/3), Morawiec, Broda (0/1 da 3). N.e.: Kruk)
Telindus Antwerpen (BEL) - Wloclawek (POL) 71-65 (Rowe 23, Dupont 17+9reb, Huggins 10+11reb – Griszczuk 15, Prawica 15, Jankowski 11+5reb, Tomaszewski 8+11reb, Miglinieks 7+6ast, Jeffries 4)
Limoges (FRA) – CSKA Kiev (UKR) 86-74
Peristeri (GRE) - Estudiantes (ESP) 75-85 (Meek 23+10reb, Ford 16+9ast, Occansey 13 – Thompson 27, A.Reyes 14, F.Reyes 14+8reb, Jimenez 8)
PTT Ankara (TUR) - Aris (GRE) 82-59 (Evliyaoglou 24, Jagodnik 14+6reb, Jurkovic 14+6reb+3ast, Kraljevic 10 – Liadellis 21, Myriounis 13, Sigalas 11+6reb, Bryn 8). Attn: 4,500

2nd Round (19/1/00)
Unicaja Malaga (ESP) - Galatasaray (TUR) 86-68 (47-35)
(Jaumin 22, Mrsic 21+10reb, fernandez 12 – Gorkem 15+7reb, Lollis 12, Ene 10)
Unicaja had an easy task to win at least by 4 points, and it was not very hard. They will meet Maroussi (GRE) in the quarterfinals.
Pepsi Rimini (ITA) - Girona (ESP) 72-79 (Morri 8 (4/5, 0/3), Granger 23 (5/8, 2/6), Zanelli 9 (4/6, 0/2), Jones 10 (4/7, 0/1), Tomidy 20 (6/11); Di Marcantonio 2 (0/2), Marangoni (0/1), Molari (0/1). N.e. Righetti, Fellini. All. Carasso.
GIRONA: Laso 4 (0/1, 1/5), Johnson 5 (1/3, 1/2), Stewart 21 (8/13, 0/1), Kuisma 7 (3/4, 0/1), Middleton 14 (6/7, 0/1); Sanchez 13 (3/7, 2/2), Vallmajo 6 (1/1, 1/1), Moraga 6 (3/5), Espinosa 2 (1/1). N.e. Darnes. All. Poch)
Maroussi (GRE) - Pelephone Galil Elyon (ISR) 70-54 (Amaya 16 (2:3/5, 3:1/2, FT:7/10, 11 reb), Manolopoulos 13, Turner 13, Korfas 11, Papachronis 5, Zourmpenko 4, Anagnostou 4, Falekas 2, Logothetis 2. Didn't score: Karaplis - Jones 15, Saffar 9, Krasic 9, Kozikaro 8, Arditty 5, Gordon 4, Ohanon 4. Played but didn't score: Brener, Dayagi, Sasson.). Attn: 500
Ruda Slaska (POL) - ADR Roma (ITA) 75-77 (Joubert 27, Popovic 16, Trifunovic 14, Pluta 7, Morris 8; Broda 1, Moraviec 3 - Iuzzolino 29, Williams 21, Ambrassa 5, Tonolli 4, Kidd 8; Cessel 7, Ferroni 3, Rossini). Attn: 1,000
Wloclawek (POL) - Telindus Antwerpen (BEL) 75-56 (Sneps 19+11reb, Jankowski 13+10reb, Tomaszewski 12, Prawica 10+6reb – Huggins 18+14reb, Rowe 10). Attn: 1,150
CSKA Kiev (UKR) - Limoges (FRA) 71-100 (Kharchenko 19, Yevstratenko 14, Vatazhok 13, Poltoratskiy 10+8reb – Brown 18+5ast, Frigout 16+6reb, Weis 16+5reb, Williams 15+7reb, Rupert 12+7reb, Dumas 10+5ast, Bonato 10+6reb, Methelie 3, Stazic). Attn: 1,500
Estudiantes (ESP) - Peristeri (GRE) 79-71 (Thompson 15, Aisa 15, Vandiver 14, Garcia 13+5reb – Meek 29+10reb, Ford 20). Attn: 2,500
Aris (GRE) - PTT Ankara (TUR) 62-73 (Myriunis 20+8reb, Liadellis 15, Sigalas 12+10reb, Ballis 9 – Evliyaoglou 16, Jurkovic 12, Jagodnik 10+6reb, Bibo 10). Attn: 650

1/16 FINALS

1st Round (08/12/99)
Vacallo WBT (SUI) - Galatasaray (TUR) 58-69 (Lisicky 18, Sassella 13, Mujezinovic 12+12reb, Matthews 8+6reb – Lollis 22+8reb, Handlogten 16+6reb, Tunceri 9) Lineltex Imola (ITA) - Girona (ESP) 72-83 (Fazzi 4 (2/5), Esposito 8 (5/10, 1/4), Evans 26 (5/10, 5/9), Lockhart 6 (3/10), Pietrini 2 (0/1 da 3); Jerichow 5 (1/3, 1/1), Ragazzi 8 (2/3, 0/3), Tolotti 4 (2/5), Casadei. N.e. Pirazzoli. All.: Vitucci - Laso 14 (1/4, 2/3), Johnson 7 (1/1 da 3), Stewart 16 (3/6, 1/2), Middleton 16 (3/7), Moraga 7 (3/5); Sanchez 13 (1/3, 1/1), Kuisma 10 (0/3, 3/5). N.e.: Valmajo, Darnes, Espinoso. All.: Trifon Poch)
Reggio Emilia (ITA) - Unicaja Malaga (ESP) 67-74 (Davolio 10 (2/4, 2/6), Williams 16 (3/7, 3/3), Cittadini 9 (4/6, 0/1), Moore 10 (1/5, 2/4), Betts 18 (8/14); Carra, Gamba 4 (2/2), Raggi (0/2). N.e. Picazio e Maioli. All.: Raho - Mrsic 26 (4/8, 3/6), Orenga (0/3), Marcaccini 2 (1/3, 0/1), Lazzaro 21 (2/4, 4/4), Conceicao 8 (0/4, 1/2); Romero, Fernandez 13 (0/1, 3/5), Rodriguez (0/2, 0/2), Gabriel 4 (1/2). N.e.: Jaumin. All.: Maljkovic). Attn: 2,147 Pepsi Rimini (ITA) - Maccabi Haifa (ISR) 81-61 (Morri 11 (1/1, 1/3), Granger 21 (6/10, 1/4), Righetti 15 (4/7, 0/1), Jones 17 (7/10), Tomidy 6 (2/5); Zanelli 9 (2/4, 1/1), Agostini 2 (1/1), Di Marcantonio (0/3), Marangoni (0/1, 0/1). N.e.: Molari. All.: Carasso - Tapiro 17 (6/11, 1/3), Brener 6 (3/7, 0/4), Aleksic 5 (1/4, 1/2), Kennedy 6 (1/5), Dean 11 (4/9); Harari 2 (1/5), Rosenfeld 8 (3/4), Grunvald 6 (1/4, 1/1), Cohen (0/1). N.e.: Chaider. All.: Ashkenazi) Pelephone Galil Elyon (ISR) - Alita (LTU) 88-61 "Cellcom Galil": J.Arnold 22, L.Arditty 16, L.Jones 14, Y.Saffar 10, I.Kozikaro 9, Y.Ohanon and S.Shason in 6s, A.Gordon 3, E.Dayagi 2; "Alita": G.Sivickas 14 (5/12 field goals, 7 rebounds), D.Lavrinovicius and M.Jarusevicius (4/5 field goals, 4 steals) in 9s, R.Conley (4/11), T.Rimkus (5 rebounds) and V.Stiga (3/3 field goals) in 8s, A.Seferis 5 (1/6 field goals, 1/6 three pointers), K.Patiejunas 0 (0/3 field goals, 0/2 three pointers). Accuracy: field goals 22/41 (54%) and 19/44 (43%), three pointers 13/24 (54%) and 4/19 (21%), free throws 5/7 (71%) and 11/16 (69%). Rebounds 31 and 31, steals 10 and 9, mistakes 12 and 20.
“Alita” players have little possibilities to play in next R.Korac cup’s stage. If they want to do so, they have to win having 28 points advantage at home. “Alita” was wining in 4 minute 8:3, but then it lost 10 minutes period even 2:25 (10:28). Israel team had 36 points advantage in the second half. According to “Alita” coach V.Masalskis, all his players played poorly. The coach didn’t have bigger reproaches only for M.Jarusevicius. Long and tiring trip had negative influence for “Alita” playing. Israel team got solid preponderance in the first half. Alytus players made even 20 mistakes: D.Lavrinovicius made 6 mistakes, R.Conley and K.Patiejunas made in 4s mistakes. K.Patiejunas and A.Seferis played especially bad. K.Patiejunas didn’t score during 33 minutes period and A.Seferis hit just 2 throws of 12. “Cellcom Galil” players demonstrated better team game. They made 25 assists, when guests made only 11 assists.
Lokomotiv Min Vody (RUS) - ADR Roma (ITA) 72-69 (Kondratov 5 (2/5, 0/1), Karankevich 10 (4/9), Tsypatchev, Koubrakov 10 (5/5, 0/3), Melechtchenko 24 (4/7, 5/9); Gerasimenko, Strelkine 6 (1/3, 1/3), Dolopchi 13 (5/8, 1/2), Igumnov 4 (2/4), Konovalov (0/1, 0/2). All.: Anatoly - Iuzzolino 17 (2/6, 4/13), Williams 14 (4/7, 2/6), De Pol 19 (7/14), Tonolli 3 (1/2), Kidd 14 (5/9); Rossini (0/1), Ambrassa (0/1 da 3), Cessel 2. N.e.: Ferroni, Fiasco. All.: Pancotto)Maroussi (GRE) - Magic M7 (SWE) 89-74 (Turner 30, Amaya 29 - Austin 34, Riihela 12)
Ruda Slaska (POL) - Maccabi Ramat Gan (ISR) 100-68 (Joubert 32+7reb+10ast, Pluta 31, Trifunovic 10, Frankowski 9, Morris 8 – Cansin 18+5reb, Hood 13, Spencer 12+6reb)
An easy game for Polish team, hwo had no problems at all in the game against Maccabi. Telindus Antwerpen (BEL) - Siauliai (LTU) 69-66 "Telindus": L.Rowe 29 (4/7 three pointers, 6/10 field goals), R.Huggins 16 (14 rebounds), M.Huger 14, Y.Dupont 6, H.Gudfinnsson 4; "Siauliai": V.Pauliukenas 15 (1/3 three pointers, 3/4 field goals, 6/6 free throws), R.Vaiciunas 10, R.Giedraitis 9 (9 rebounds), G.Peciulionis (2/13 three pointers, 4 mistakes) and A.Danusevicius (11 rebounds) in 8s, R.Stankevicius (5 mistakes) and Z.Urbonas in 7s, S.Birutis 2. Accuracy: field goals 21/47 (45%) and 20/33 (60%), three pointers 4/14 (29%) and 4/20 (20%), free throws 15/21 (71%) and 14/21 (67%). Rebounds 33 and 35, steals 9 and 4, mistakes 6 and 13.
“Siauliai” lost the game against “Telindus”, but saved good possibility to play in new stage. “We missed free throws in decisive moment”, - A.Sireika, the coach of “Siauliai”, indicated the main reason of loss. – But three points is not decisive preponderance”. The coach was content with his players playing, he picked out R.Giedraitis, V.Pauliukenas and A.Danusevicius. “We have much unexhausted reserves”, - A.Sireika spoke about next game. – For example, we could throw in more three pointers”.
Lithuanians won the first half 33:27. The advantage of guests increased till 8 points in the middle of the second half (49:41). “Telindus” got preponderance after 5 minutes – 57:56. Legionary L.Rowe scored even 22 points for masters after brake. When 2 minutes left till the end of the match, the result was equal – 65:65. “Siauliai” threw in only one foul shot from six in left time. Competitioner fell on R.Giedraitis and traumatized him, but referees didn’t discover the foul.
Uniks Kazan ( RUS) - Limoges (FRA) 64-86 (Avleev 14+12reb, Goutourov 11+6reb+4ast, Ioudine 11, Petrenko 11+10reb – Brown 22, Bonato 18, Weis 17+9reb). Attn: 1,500
Limoges after a long trip defeated easily host Uniks Kazan. Lugano (SUI) - Wloclawek (POL) 60-71 (Polite 23, Mrazek 11 – Prawica 20, Jankowski 12, Timmons 11+9reb, Jeffries 8+6reb)
CSK-Riko Kiev (UKR) - Nancy (FRA) 74-73 Near East (GRE) - Peristeri (GRE) 73-80 (Espinoza 22,Guilbert 19-Ford 34, Tsartsaris 12) PTT Ankara (TUR) - Karsiyaka (TUR) 78-72 (Jagodnik 30+6reb, Evliyaoglu 12+7ast, Kraljevic 10 – Stefanov 19, Peker 14+8reb, Pachoutine 12+7reb, Onar 12). Attn: 4,000
Apollon Limassol (CYP) - Estudiantes (ESP)  56-91 (Jones 29+7reb, Mc Ghee 10+17reb – Garcia 14+7reb, A.Reyes 14+6reb) Orange Oostende (BEL) - Aris ( GRE) 75-65 (Heiden 19+8reb, Van der Sluis 18, Lauwers 10, Biggs 7 – Sigalas 21+5reb, Liadellis 17, Crysanthopoulos 11, Reeves 0)

2nd Round (15/12/99)
Galatasaray (TUR) - Vacallo WBT (SUI) 82-66 (Handlogten 18+8reb, Sezgin 17 – Lisicky 19, Matthews 12+7reb). Attn: 4,000
Galatasaray very easily and can celebrate their 1/8 finals appearance.
Girona (ESP) - Lineltex Imola (ITA) 85-78
(Laso 14 (2/4, 2/5), Sanchez 10 (2/3, 1/2), Stewart 16 (5/11, 0/1), Middleton 4 (2/4), Moraga 14 (6/6); Kuisma 10 (4/6, 0/3), Darnes 11 (1/2, 2/2), Espinosa 2 (0/4), Alzamora 4 (1/1 da 3), Vallmajo (0/1). All.: Trifon Poch - Fazzi 2 (0/1 da 3), Esposito 24 (5/10, 2/12), Evans 21 (4/7, 4/8), Pietrini, Lockhart 16 (7/10); Jerichow 7 (2/2, 0/1), Ragazzi 3 (1/2, 0/4), Tolotti 5 (1/2), Pirazzoli, Casadei. All.: Vitucci). Attn: 3,035
Imola was not able to defeat Girona also in Spain. Unicaja Malaga ( ESP) - Reggio Emilia (ITA) 61-55 (Romero 2 (0/2), Orenga 14 (5/13), Marcaccini 5 (2/3), Lazaro 5 (1/1), Conceicao 17 (4/7); Jaumin 7 (1/1), Sallier 1 (0/6, 0/1), Fernandez 10 (4/6, 0/4), Rodriguez (0/2). N.e.: Gabriel. All.: Malijkovic - Gamba 2 (0/2, 0/2), Davolio 14 (4/6, 1/2), Cittadini 7 (2/4), Moore 17 (2/6, 2/6), Betts 5 (3/7); Damiao 5 (0/2, 0/2), Carra 4 (2/2), Picazio, Maioli. N.e. Masoni. All. Lombardi.). Attn: 5,000
Malaga fans were watching very interesting game. Now they can count on a good performance of their team in 1/8 finals.
Maccabi Haifa (ISR) - Pepsi Rimini (ITA) 66-58
(Tapiro 18 (+10 as), Kennedy 11, Dean 10, Rosenfeld 8, Aleksic 8, Harari 6, Greenvald 4, Cohen 1. Played but didn't scroe: Itach - Granger 22, Jones 9 (+12 reb), Morri 9, Zenneli 7, Righetti 5, Agostini 2, Tomidy 2, Marangoni 2.)
Haifa ended its European way this year with a victory. Haifa played vs. a much weaker rival, but Haifa didn't hustle enough, didn't show it REALLY wants to qualify the next stage. Haifa forced the Italians to turnover 21 times, and even led 60-46 ('35), but some 3ptrs by Granger and Righetti killed Haifa's hope.  Add to that some bad substitutions by coach Ashkenzai and the fact that Andrew Kennedy played only 16 minutes, and realize why Haifa won't play in Europe anymore this year.
(17) Alita (LTU) - Pelephone Galil Elyon (ISR) 81-65 (Arditi 18, Kozikaro 16, Johns 11, Saffar 10, Krasic 6, Sasson 4. Played but didn't score: Brener, Gordon - Conely 24 (9 reb), Rimkus 21, Patiejunas 15, Lavrinovic 11, Stiga 8, Jarusevicius 2)
Galil will face Magic 7M of Sweden in the next round. Galil is the only Israeli team which made it to the next stage in Korac. Although Galil had a good margin from the first game, it was very close to a loss. Galil suffered from Jammie Arnold's absence. The Lithuanians turned out to be a typcial home team and took control right from the start. Alita enojyed a poor performance by Galil's Saffar and Krasic. On the other hand, Galil had young Ido Kozikaro with 16 pts and 11 rebounds (6 o.reb) who kept Galil in the picture.  Veteran Lior Arditi showed exactly what he's made of when he narrowed the deficit with two big 3ptrs at the end.
“Alita” was short of this victory to play in new stage, because it lost the first game 61:88. A.Masalskis, the coach of “Alita”, declared his opinion after the match, that he will offer not to participate in Korac cup next season. “It is useful for youths to play in R.Korac cup tournament, but financial losses are big. If the club wants to reach more, it has to be similar to “Lietuvos rytas” team”, - reasoned V.Masalskis.
“Alita” had hopes to equalize total result of two games though team’s coaches could trust just 6 players. E.Kuciauskas and A.Seferis couldn’t play because of injuries. G.Sivickas and D.Sakalauskas couldn’t help because of illness. “Alita” got a big advantage in first half, it was wining 9:3, 27:18 and in 16 minute – 34:20. “Cellcom Galil” approached 46:44 in 26 minute, but Lithuanians didn’t get flustered. They 4 three pointers in turn, “Alita” was wining 60:46 in 10 minute, after three more minutes the score was – 68:48. “Alita” saved 20 points difference till 34 minute (71:51). K.Patiejunas and D.Lavrinovicius couldn’t defend actively, because they had in 4s fouls. “Alita” had some hopes to increase the advantage in the end of the game, but they made annoying mistakes.
“We wanted to revenge for the loss in firs game, because competitioners thought, that we are the team of second league, - V.Masalskis affirmed. – We played badly in the first game because of 2 reasons. We went to the match after the trip, which was 21 hours long and we didn’t play slowly basketball and we were punished”.
ADR Roma (ITA) - Lokomotiv Min Vody (RUS) 86-59
(Iuzzolino 15 (3/7, 3/6), Williams 20 (3/3, 0/3), De Pol 3 (0/1, 1/1), Tonolli 10 (3/6), Kidd 13 (5/8), Fiasco 6 (3/7), Ambrassa 10 (1/2, 2/3), Cessel 2 (1/3), Ferroni 7 (3/3, 0/3). N.e. Rossini. All. Pancotto - Koubrakov 5 (1/3, 1/3), Melechtchenko 18 (5/11, 2/6), Kondratov 2 (1/3, 0/1), Strelkine 2 (1/2, 0/3), Dolopchi 2 (1/3), Karankevic 4 (2/9), Gerasimenk, Igumnov 11 (2/4, 1/2), Kondratenko 13 (2/5, 3/7), Konovalov 2 (1/1). All. Sukhachev). Attn: 1,200
Roma had to win by at least 4 points and they easily defeated Lokomotiv by 27.
Magic M7 (SWE) - Maroussi (GRE) 81-75
(Austin 23, Dubo 15+9reb, Mansah-Bonsu 14, Burke 12+10reb – Amaya 15+7reb, Papachronis 15+6reb). Attn: 586
Marrousi did not allow host team to catch up with their 15-points advantage from the game in Greece. So Greek team is already in top 16 of the Korac Cup.
Maccabi Ramat Gan (ISR) - Ruda Slaska (POL) 91-70
(Spencer 18, Yatzkan 16, Hod 14, Dotan 11, Johnson 10, Lubin 8, Cohen 8, Markovic 4, Lahat 2 – Popovic 17+8reb, Morris 15+6reb, Pluta 14, Joubert 13). Attn: 500
Ramat Gan almost did the impossible and won by over 32 points.  They came close when the led +26 (87-61) 4 minuets to the end, but 6-0 run by the Polish team ended Ramat Gan's fantasy. What a pitty that because of one misrable game Ramat Gan finished its way in Europe way-way to early.  There's something going on with Lior Lubin. Since the good games he had in the NT, he seems very not concentrated and gives some poor performances, including this game Siauliai (LTU) - Telindus Antwerpen (BEL) 69-71 (G.Peciulionis (5/12 three pointers) 17, R.Stankevicius 13, Z.Valuckis, Z.Urbonas and V.Pauliukenas in 8s, A.Danusevicius (10 rebounds) 5, R.Vaiciunas and S.Birutis in 4s, R.Giedraitis 2; "Telindus": R.Hugins (11 rebounds) 17, Y.Dupont (7/13 field goals) 16, M.Huger 13, H.Gudfinnsson (5 steals) 9, L.Rowe and H.Baert in 8s. Accuracy: field goals 12/27 (44%) and 24/50 (48%), three pointers 9/30 (30%) and 2/11 (18%), free throws 18/28 (64%) and 17/27 (63%). Rebounds 43 and 29, steals 3 and 10, mistakes 13 and 4.. Attn: 1,200
 “Siauliai” lost the first game 66:69 and had some hopes to liquidate deficit of three points, but it lost at home 69:71. Siauliai players were pursuing competitioners all the game and, when 8 seconds were left to play, they equalized the score 69:69.
“Siauliai” had 6:0 run after nervous beginning of the game and were in front 9:6 in 6 minute. But “Telindus” thanks to legionaries increased advantage till 8 points – 19:11. The coaches of “Siauliai” wanted to get over adhesive defense of “Telindus” and let R.Giedraitis to play though he didn’t recover from injury. But he also didn’t help to avoid elementary mistakes. Masters made even 10 mistakes.
Guests got 11 points advantage in 26 minute – 46:35. In the middle of second half competitioners roughly knocked down R.Giedraitis and the injury renewed. The captain of “Siauliai” didn’t play in this game anymore. When 5 minutes were left to play, masters reduced the difference till 54:59, but Z.Urbonas got the 5th foul. Masters tried to save themselves making fouls deliberately in the last minute and “Telindus” hit just 3 free throws from 8.
E.Casteels said, that his team has one chance from 100 to overcome “Siauliai” before the game. After the game he said, that his team was able to neutralize the most dangerous player of “Siauliai” G.Peciulionis in decisive moment, though he scored 17 points.
 “It is annoying, but it is not shame, - said A.Sireika, the coach of “Siauliai”. – We lost against stronger competitioner, which we can overcome playing without mistakes with such composition”. According to A.Sireika, his players wanted to revenge very much and this wish disturbed them.
Limoges (FRA)
- Uniks Kazan (RUS) 93-69 (Brown 28+6reb, Bonato 18, Weis 10+8reb – Sljivancanin 15+10reb, Petrenko 13, Ianouchko 11+6reb). Attn: 2,500
Probably the easiest game of 1/16 finals, when Uniks could not challenge top French team. Wloclawek (POL) - Lugano (SUI) 72-67 (Sneps 19, Griszczuk 12 – Polite 21+10reb, Dacevic 13). Attn: 1,100
Wloclawek was such sure of their victory after 11 points advantage from the first game, that .almost lost it at home. But they are already in 1/8 finals.
Nancy (FRA) - CSK-Riko Kiev (UKR) 68-73
(Durham 29+18reb, Payne 11+4reb – Yevstratenko 19+8reb, Molchanov 18+7reb). Attn: 1,500
Nancy did not allow Ukrainian team to get the victory in France.
Peristeri (GRE) - Near East (GRE) 66-63
(Ford 24+7reb, Tsartsaris 11, Meek 8+18reb – Panazopoulos 23, Guibert 13+9reb). Attn: 2,000
The Greek derby also this time was won by Peristeri.
Karsiyaka (TUR) - PTT Ankara (TUR) 66-65 (Onar 17+14reb, Stefanov 17+5ast, Peker 13 – Evliyaoglou 17+5reb, Jurkovic 13+6reb+4ast, Kraljevic 13+5reb). Attn: 3,000
This is not Turkish league, so PTT Ankara won double game against Karsiyaka and advanced to the /18 finals. Estudiantes (ESP) - Apollon Limassol (CYP) 114-79 (F.reyes 21+15reb, Robles 19, Arranz 15, Thompson 13+6reb+6ast – Mc Ghee 25+8reb, Jones 24+4reb). Attn: 2,000
Very relaxing game for Estudiantes. Spanish team could test all of bench players and the result was never in a danger.
Aris (GRE) - Orange Oostende (BEL) 87-71
(Liedelis 29, Myriounis 23+7reb, Sigalas 23+6reb – Holden 18, Heiden 13+7reb). Attn: 800
Aris had to win by at least 11 points and they met fans’s expectations.

Other games of 2000 Korac Cup Finals
Three Yugoslavian teams FMP Zeleznik, Spartak Subotica and Beopetrol Belgrade canceled it's participation in Korac Cup. The reason was that FIBA did not approve Yugoslavian courts for playing domestic games, because of problems with international flights to Yugoslavia (airports are still in a bad shape after NATO air strikes on Yugoslavia), so Yugoslavian teams supposed to play their European cups home games abroad. However FMP Zeleznik refused that explaining that it does not make any sense to go for every Korac Cup game to Thessaloniki (GRE), because it would take too much time to travel, and it could effect team performance in the domestic league.

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