Italy57-65

15-14, 11-16, 18-18, 13-17

Croatia

 

Date: 03.09.2001, 19:00hVenue:   Ankara (TUR) Spectators: 1550
Referees:  Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Pascal Dorizon (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Italy Croatia
Andrea Pecile (15)PtsVeljko Mrsic (14)
Roberto Chiacig (9)RebZan Tabak (12)
Alex Righetti (3)ASDamir Mulaomerovic (3)
Andrea Meneghin (3)ST3 players tied with 2
BS

GAME REPORT

03.09.2001
Game Report: Italy - Croatia

It was a day of upsets in the crossover games in Antalya with favoured teams Greece and Italy both being sent home by Croatia and Germany respectively.

Italy and Croatia were first up in Antalya and a defensive minded game saw Croatia hold off Italy 67-65 to advance to the Quarter-Finals in Istanbul. The game was close throughout, with neither team being able to stamp their authority on the other. The first quarter was low scoring, finishing 15-14 in favour of Croatia.

In the second quarter, Croatia managed to forge a 7-point lead thanks to two 3-pointers from Josip Sesar. However a three-pointer from Basile at the halftime buzzer, cut Croatia's lead to 4 points, 30-26.

The third quarter belonged to Italian point guard Andrea Pecile and Croatian shooting guard Veljko Mrsic, both of whom carried their teams on offence. Both teams fought to a standstill in the third, and going into the fourth, Croatia retained their slim 4-point lead.

Pecile contained his stellar play in the fourth quarter, highlighted by a great block on Damir Mulaomerovic and a coast to coast layup. This play brought Italy to within one point of Crotia at 54-55, but unfortunately for Italy, they would get no closer. With the score at 57-58, Pecile fouled out of the game, leaving Italy without their key performer. Righetti missed two three-pointers for Italy, forcing the Italians to foul the Croatians in order to try to stop the clock. Croatia held their nerves and closed the game from the free-throw line to secure their place in the Quarter-Finals.

Top performers

Italy Croatia

Andrea Pecile

 

Zan Tabak

15Pts12
2Reb12
1AS1
1ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Italy Croatia
20/55FG M/A23/60
14/32 (43.8%) FG2P M/A20/50 (40.0%)
6/23 (26.1%) FG3P M/A3/10 (30.0%)
11/19 (57.9%) FT M/A16/22 (72.7%)
38 (8-30) Reb (O-D) 36 (6-30)
11AS7
15TO10
8ST9
0BS0
26PF23
57Pts65
ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Radulovic, N. 110/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000110010
5Basile, G. 262/633.30/20.02/450.02/2100.0055112058
6Galanda, G. 181/425.00/20.01/250.00/00.0134000023
7Fucka, G. 314/1233.34/944.40/30.01/250.0156110019
8Marconato, D. 112/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0123001014
9De Pol, A. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011210000
10Pecile, A. 226/875.04/4100.02/450.01/333.30221310515
11Meneghin, A. 220/70.00/40.00/30.00/00.0055133030
12Righetti, A. 211/714.30/10.01/616.77/977.80113200310
13Mian, M. 131/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022001032
14Chiacig, R. 203/560.03/560.00/00.00/30.0549130026
15Camata, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL20/ 5536.414/ 3243.86/ 2326.111/1957.9830381115802657
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mulaomerovic, D. 344/1040.03/742.91/333.32/540.00113220311
5Vrankovic, J. 111/1100.01/1100.00/00.05/683.3011002017
6Sesar, J. 243/742.91/425.02/366.73/475.00110210311
7Mrsic, V. 306/1346.26/1154.50/20.02/2100.00330120214
8Prkácin, N. 181/616.71/616.70/00.00/00.0123100022
9Krstic, V. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011200000
10Giricek, G. 161/520.01/333.30/20.02/2100.0022021044
11Kovacic, E. 222/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0279010044
12Skelin, M. DNP
13Mamic, M. DNP
14Vujcic, N. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0033000010
15Tabak, Z. 345/1338.55/1338.50/00.02/366.739121210312
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL23/ 6038.320/ 5040.03/ 1030.016/2272.763036710902365
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

TOP PERFORMERS

Italy Croatia

Andrea Pecile

 

Zan Tabak

15Pts12
2Reb12
1AS1
1ST1
0BS0
22Min34

TEAM STATS

Italy Croatia
20/55FG M/A23/60
14/32 (43.8%) FG2P M/A20/50 (40.0%)
6/23 (26.1%) FG3P M/A3/10 (30.0%)
11/19 (57.9%) FT M/A16/22 (72.7%)
38 (8-30) Reb (O-D) 36 (6-30)
11AS7
15TO10
8ST9
0BS0
26PF23
57Pts65