KORAC CUP FINALS 1998-99
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Group: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P

1/16 Finals (10/12/98)
A1: Alita Alytus (LTU) - Galatasaray Istanbul (TUR) 75-70
A2: Keravnos Nicosia (CYP) - Sunair Oostende (BEL) 70-73
A3: Forum Valladolid (ESP) - Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) 76-79
A4: TTL Bamberg (GER) - HKK Brotnjo Citluk (BIH) 79-54 (Gordon 22, Lynch 13, Palmer 13 - Krasic 20, Zuza 9, Coleman 8)
A5: Benston Zagreb (CRO) - Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) 49-72
A6: Pogon Ruda Slaska (POL) - Telekom Bonn (GER) 77-70 (- Phelps 17, Josipovic 13, Beechum 10, Tomic 8)
A7: BBC Okapi Aalst (BEL) - Aeroporti Roma (ITA) 64-70 (Ibens 5, Beghin 0, Queenan 21, Broykgos 9, Loridon o, Engellant 6, Ralis 10, Sagias 5, Vucevic 8 - Busca 10, Rossini 1, Obradovic 12, Boni 7, Kidd 22, Cessel 0, Pessina 18)
A8: Iraklio Crete (GRE) - Arsenal Tula (RUS) 69-69 (Forte 20, Harvey 12 - Petrenko 15, Soloviov 14)
A9: Radnicki Belgrade (YUG) - Norrkoping (SWE) 107-93
A10: Zucchetti Reggio Emilia (ITA) - Panionios Athens (GRE) 79-69 (Mitchell 22, Basile 9, Bonato 20, Pastori 5, Moore 15, Davolio 0, Bagnoli 0, Carera 8 - Cooper 8, Sims 32, Kikilias 1, Casoli 4, Jelic 13, Karagoutis 8, Michalos 3, Kamariotis 0)
A11: Ericsson Bobry Bytom (POL) - JDA Dijon (FRA) 78-79
A12: Apollon Patra (GRE) -
Maccabi Rishon Le Zion (ISR) 75-75 (Vetoulas 15, Argiopolus 15, Molfates 14, Guebert 10, Hadzopolus 7, Spalos 6, Antsopolus 4, Haslam 4 - Jamchy 19, Daniel 14, White 14, Kent 10, Thomas 7, Dawsen 6, Kadosh 5)
Rishon is in great position after this tie to promote to the next stage. Apollon had only one foreigner, Andres Guibert, that controled the boards and kept Apollon in the game. Vetoulas scored the equalizing free throws at the end of the game.
A13: FC Porto (POR) - Ducato Siena (ITA) 73-63 (Rui Santos 1, Wayne Engelstad 11, Paulo Pinto 6, Nuno Perdigão 1, Nuno Marçal 14, Rogelio Legasa 21 and Jared Miller 19 - Rossett, Corchiani 8, Bonelli, Oliver 8, Middleton 12, Minto 10, Larsen 9 and Amaya 16)
A14: Papagou (GRE) - Siauliai (LTU) 74-67 (Diamantopoulos 17, Ifantis 14 - Petculionis 18, Tamkevicious 10)
A15: Krka Novo Mesto (SLO) - FC Barcelona (ESP) 68-75

A16: Neptunas Klaipeda (LTU) - Darussafaka Istanbul (TUR) 89-97

(17/12/98)
A1: Galatasaray Istanbul (TUR) - Alita Alytus (LTU) 74-67
A2: Sunair Oostende (BEL) - Keravnos Nicosia (CYP) 80-54
A3: Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) - Forum Valladolid (ESP) 80-81
Besiktas made it hard for itself with bad play and defence. They didn't miss much foul shots at the end, and that brought the next level.
A4: HKK Brotnjo Citluk (BIH) - TTL Bamberg (GER) 83-57
A5: Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) - Benston Zagreb (CRO) 61-59
A6: Telekom Bonn (GER) - Pogon Ruda Slaska (POL) 76-71
A7: Aeroporti Roma (ITA) - BBC Okapi Aalst (BEL) 88-83
A8: Arsenal Tula (RUS) - Iraklio Crete (GRE) 94-87
A9: Norrkoping (SWE) - Radnicki Belgrade (YUG) 76-71
A10: Panionios Athens (GRE) - Zucchetti Reggio Emilia (ITA) 81-58
(Cooper 12, Sims 25, Kikilias 8, Jelic 14, Karagoutis 12, Michalos 2, Kamariotis 3, Stavrakopoulos 2, Casoli 3, Rigos 0 - Mitchell 16, Basile 10, Bonato 16, Davolio 6, Pastori 2, Carera 3, Carra 5, Ongarini 0, Picazio 0)
In Korac Cup two greek teams qualified to next round; instead two stayed out. Panionios overcome the deficit of 10 points beating Reggio Emilia with 81-58. Sims scored 25.
A11: JDA Dijon (FRA) - Ericsson Bobry Bytom (POL) 71-67 (Calabria 13, Ezugwu 13, Daugherty 12, Hamm 8, Larsson 8, Kanté 7, Bernard 6, Laure 4 - Nicholas 15, Pluta 15, Bagatskis 14, Korytek 13, Bacik 8, Szczesniak 2)
A12:
Maccabi Rishon Le Zion (ISR) - Apollon Patra (GRE) 78-80
Apollon took a great victory against Maccabi Rishon in Israel. The final score was 78-80 due to the 25 points and 6 boards of Gilbert. From the other hand Iraklio and Papagou continued their descending course and did not succeed to pass this phase.
A13: Ducato Siena (ITA) - FC Porto (POR) 83-56 (Corchiani 14, Middleton 27, Oliver 15, Amaya 18, Larsen 4, Minto 5, Corsoni and Bonelli - Santos 3, Marçal, Engelstad 7, Miller 22, Legasa 6, Pinto 15, Perdigão 3, Ricardo, Raúl and Sá)
A14: Siauliai (LTU) - Papagou (GRE) 80-64
Papagou did not manage to defend the margin of 7 points and lost by Siluay with 80-64. Antony pel made his debut with 24 points and 11 boards but these were not enough.
A15: FC Barcelona (ESP) - Krka Novo Mesto (SLO) 83-53
A16: Darussafaka Istanbul (TUR) - Neptunas Klaipeda (LTU) 94-83


1/8 Finals (13/1/99)

B1: Galatasaray Istanbul (TUR) - Sunair Oostende (BEL) 62-58 (Breaux 17, Davison 13 – Goethals 12, Lollis 11)
Bad play of GS coupled with good play fo Sunair made it hard for GS. The difference was lasrge at one point but GS blew it. GS is believe it or not an inexperienced team coming into Europe. This will be really hard for GS.

B2:
Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) - HKK Brotnjo Citluk (BIH) 84-53 (Praskievicius 18, Tamsoz 15, Thompson 15, Woolridge 15 – Goluza 16, Coleman 10)
An easy win for Besiktas with good plays from Thompson. They should not have problem passing this one. If they pass and GS passes, they meet at ¼ finals.

B3:
Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) - Pogon Ruda Slaska (POL) 76-71
B4:
Aeroporti Roma (ITA) - Arsenal Tula (RUS) 79-83 (Busca 6, Obradovic 8, Ambrassa 13, Pessina 11, Kidd 16, Tonolli 14, Boni 9 - Ten 4, Vadeev 10, Lavrov 3, Konovalov 2, Solovjev 12, Petrenko 23, Strelkin 15, Yudin 14)
B5:
Radnicki Belgrade (YUG) - Panionios Athens (GRE) 74-88 (Raicevic 20, Nadfeji 17 – Sims 31, Karagoutis 19)
B6: JDA Dijon (FRA) - Apollon Patra (GRE) 68-52
B7:
Ducato Siena (ITA) - Siauliai (LTU) 85-45 (Corchiani 12, Middleton 18, Oliver 21, Larsen 4, Amaya 10, Minto 20, Bonelli 0, Alberti 0, Rossetti 0 - Slanina 17, Slezas 16, Vaiciunas 6, Giedraitis 2, Birutis 0, Darusevicius 1, Peciulonis 3, Tamkevicius 0, Rimkevicius 0)
B8:
FC Barcelona (ESP) - Darussafaka Istanbul (TUR) 83-71

(20/1/99)
B1: Sunair Oostende (BEL) - Galatasaray Istanbul (TUR) 85-69 (Jerome 23, Lollis 18 – Ene 22, Davison 18)
B2:
HKK Brotnjo Citluk (BIH) - Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) 80-57 (Kalaica 17, Pinjuh 14, Zuza 14 – Woolridge 21, Genc 9, Tamsoz 9)
B3:
Pogon Ruda Slaska (POL) - Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) 79-83 (Joubert 20, Morris 18 – Thompson 18, Reyes 14)
B4:
Arsenal Tula (RUS) - Aeroporti Roma (ITA) 81-77 (Ten 3, Petrenko 18, Soloviev 14, Yudin 17, Antipov 9, Vadeev 13, Lavrov 5, Konovalov 2, Strelkin - Busca 4, Rossini 11, Tonolli, Obradovic 13, Ambrassa 13, Kidd 11, Pessina 4, Boni 21)
While the qualification of Ducato was expected, some Italian fans hoped for the qualification of Rome too. But all went wrong. Now, Attilio Caja will be fired, and the name of the next head coach will be announced today. In "pole position" there is Valerio Bianchini, last season at Teamsystem, the only coach who managed to win an Italian League title on the bench of Roma, in 1982-83 (the sponsor was Banco di Roma)

B5:
Panionios Athens (GRE) - Radnicki Belgrade (YUG) 81-71 (Sims 27, Karagoutis 18 – Nedic 17, Raicevic 12)
B6: Apollon Patra (GRE) - JDA Dijon (FRA) 70-67 (Guibert 30, Molfetas 10 – Larsson 17, Laure 16)
B7:
Siauliai (LTU) - Ducato Siena (ITA) 69-66 (Slezas 7, Vaiciunas 6, Slanina 14, Giedraitis 17, Birutis 10, Peciulionis 15, Danusevicius, Tamkevicius - Corchiani 8, Oliver 2, Middleton 24, Larsen 2, Amaya 27, Minto 3, Alberti, Rossetti)
B8:
Darussafaka Istanbul (TUR) - FC Barcelona (ESP) 76-74 (Ansley 23, Mala 15 – Djordjevic 19, Fernandez 13)


1/4 Finals (10/2/99)
C1: Sunair Oostende (BEL) - Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) 93-65 (Jaumin 29, Jerome 15, Lollis 15 – Woolridge 17, Tamsoz 14)
C2:
Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) - Arsenal Tula (RUS) 77-59 (Reyes 17, Vandiver 17 – Yudin 13, Antipov 12)
C3:
Panionios Athens (GRE) - JDA Dijon (FRA) 87-66 (Kikilias 18, Karagoutis 16 – Laure 24, Calabria 14)
C4:
Ducato Siena (ITA) - FC Barcelona (ESP) 87-71 (Corchiani 14, Oliver 13, Middleton 24, Alberti 6, Amaya 18, Larsen 7, Minto 5 - Alston 15, Fernandez 5, DJordjevic 13, Gurovic 21, Duenas 0, Rentzias 12, Esteller 3, Rodriguez 2, Junyent 0)

(17/2/99)
C1: Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) - Sunair Oostende (BEL) 82-78 (Woolridge 19, Praskevicius 15 – Lollis 24, Mitchell 14)
C2:
Arsenal Tula (RUS) - Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) 63-70 (Antipov 15, Soloviev 14 – Reyes 18, Vandiver 12)
C3:
JDA Dijon (FRA) - Panionios Athens (GRE) 84-74 (Calabria 24, Bernard 23 – Sims 15, Jelic 14)
C4:
FC Barcelona (ESP) - Ducato Siena (ITA) 76-59 (Gurovic 20, Djordjevic 17 – Oliver 21, Amaya 17)


Semifinals (3/3/99)
D1: Sunair Oostende (BEL) - Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) 82-84 (Jaumin 17+6ast, De Saever 12, Lollis 12 - Thompson 20 Reyes 18, Martinez 15, Vandiver 14)
Wonderful game for young guard Gonzalo Martinez that scored 15 points and a crucial buzzer 3 pointer that helped his team to win an important game. The game was always tied (46-40 in the first half) but Estudiantes is the main favourite to get into the next round. (Pablo Malo de Molina)

D2: Panionios Athens (GRE) - FC Barcelona (ESP) 71-80 (Sims 18, Karagoutis 21 - Djordjevic 20, Gurovic 18, Rentzias 16, Alston 9+11reb)
Great game for Barcelona that was leading 25-51 but let Panionos to recover thanks to Sims and Cooper and the game went tied (60-61), but Barcelona started playing well again and won the game. They have it easy to get into the final. (Pablo Malo de Molina)

(10/03/99)
D1: Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) - Sunair Oostende (BEL) 75-61 (Vandiver 26, Reyes 12, Martinez 10+9reb – Jerome 12+9reb, Jaumin 11)
It was a tough game for Estudiantes. The belgian team took the lead in the beginning of the game (4-9, 10-11) but Estudiantes came back and destroyed Ostende (27-17). But then, the belgian team defended with a "zone" and went to the halftime with a 3 point lead (30-33). But Estudiantes managed to come back and despite Chandler Thompson having a very importan injury in 23th minute (he fell down in a bad position and broke his ligament. He will be out for at least 6 months) they went 7 up (40-33). Sunair Ostende tried to recover (55-50) but a key three pointer made by Azofra decided the game. Till this moment, nothing to do for the belgian team and Estudiantes will be in the final game. (Pablo Malo de Molina)
    During the game Eric Struelens (center of Real Madrid) was co-commentator of RTBF, the Belgian public television station which broadcasts in Wallonie and broadcasted the game in the french speaking part of Belgium. After the game Struelens and RTBF decided to go out for dinner in a famous restaurant in Madrid. The center player of Real parked his "Grand Cherokee" at the restaurant and trusted that the guard would take an eye on it. But when they went out, the car was stolen. Despite there was an alarm, the expensive jeep of Struelens disappeared. The Grand Cherokee was a replacement car because his BMW was at his car dealer for repair. In the car there was a lot of broadcasting material of RTBF. So the value of what was stolen is more than $100,000. They went to police but policemen told them that the chance to see it back is less than zero. RTBF lost the tapes they recorded in Spain so not only Struelens was rather unhappy. (Johan Dobbelaere, Focus Televisie)
D2: FC Barcelona (ESP) - Panionios Athens (GRE) 91-61 (Esteller 18, Gurovic 16, Rentzias 15, Fernandez 11, Rodriguez 9, Djordjevic 8, Alston 6, Navarro 5, Junyent 2, Duenas 1 – Sims 17, Kikilias 11, Jelic 10, Karagoutis 8, Stavrakopoulos 5, Casoli 3, Dreliozis 3, Cooper 2, Kamaziotis 2, Limniatis)


Final (24/3/99)
Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) - FC Barcelona (ESP) 93-77 (Reyes 17, Vandiver 16, De Miguel 14, Azofra 13, Jimenez 9, Robles 9, Martinez 6, Barcenas 4, Reyes 4, Brana 1 – Djordjevic 20, Alston 16, Gurovic 8, Rentzias 8, Fernandez 7, Rodriguez 3, Duenas, Junyent)
    Wonderful game where everybody fought a lot. And if it was not enough, Estudiantes players´ gave Barcelona´s ones a lesson of how playing a key game. Everybody did it well, inside, outside, a great game. Estudiantes had lost Chandler Thompson in the semi-finals and as Derrel Washington could not play because of FIBA´s laws, they had problems in the SG position. But the problems got incresead when Barcenas got his nose broken after crashing against Gurovic. It was in the first minutes. The game was tied till the start of the second half when Estudiantes manage to wide the differences to 10 points (63-53). They even had 20 points of margin but at the end Barcelona could come back after recovering to be losing only by 13. At the end, Estudiantes had a lot of stars fouled out and played the last minute with Braña and Felipe Reyes (both juniors) in the court. If Estudiantes had had another player fouled out I think they would have had to finish the game with 4 players. (by Pablo Malo de Molina)

(31/1/99)
FC Barcelona (ESP) - Estudiantes Madrid (ESP) 93-77 (Djordjevic 18, Rentzias 18, Fernandez 17, Alston 14, Gurovic 13, Esteller 12, Rodriguez 5 – Vandiver 21, reyes 13, De Miguel 12, Jimenez 12, Azofra 5, Martinez 4, Robles 3, Barcenas 2)
    Very exciting second game of Korac Cup final. FC Barcelona was defeated in the first game by 16 points, but now they showed great basketball, crushing Estudianted by …27. So FC Barcelona is the Korac Cup winner for 1999.