Dynamo St Petersburg marched into Round II of the EuroCup as one of the competition's undefeated sides with a 77-63 triumph over CSU Asesoft Ploiesti in Group A.
Fotis Katsikaris & Co have picked right up where Dynamo left off in the 2004-05 campaign when they won all of their games en route to the FIBA Europe League crown.
|Dynamo's Damir Miljkovic |
Trailing 26-19 midway through the second quarter, the visitors outscored Dynamo 11-4 to hold a 31-30 half-time lead and they carried the momentum into the second half with an Ivan Krasic three-pointer stretching their advantage to 38-32.
That basket gave Krasic nine for the game at the stage.
Dynamo came to life and moved in front at 41-39 on a three-pointer from Damir Miljkovic and when Kelly McCarty, one of the holdovers from last season's championship side, made a jumper with 2:18 to play, Dynamo held a 50-40 lead.
That basket capped an 18-2 run and Dynamo were never under serious threat again.
Miljkovic led the way with 17 points for Dynamo, while Sasa Ocokoljic had 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a losing effort.