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02.10.2012, 20:00h
02.10.2012, 20:00h
79-76
18 - 2517 - 1022 - 2422 - 17
18 - 2517 - 1022 - 2422 - 17
Venue: Bursa (TUR) |
Spectators: 657 |
Referees: Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Marek Maliszewski (POL), Ciprian Stoica (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Tofas Cruise To Victory

25. Kenan Sipahi (Tofas SC)
17-year-old Turkey international Kenan Sipahi had 12 points for Tofas SC

Tofas Bursa put the finishing touches on a comprehensive two-legged victory over Rakvere Tarvas on Tuesday night and advanced to the EuroChallenge Regular Season.

The Turks prevailed 79-76 for a 33-point aggregate triumph.

Rakvere jumped out to a 25-18 lead at the end of the first quarter but by half-time, the second leg was knotted at 35-35.

The biggest lead that Rakvere had in the second half was four points, and that was short-lived with Tofas' victory in the tie never in doubt.

Austin Nichols had 14 points to lead the winners, with Josh Heytvelt adding 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Tofas will play in Group A of the EuroChallenge with Krka Novo Mesto, Michelin ETHA and Pinar Karsiyaka.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Tofas SC vs. Rakvere Tarvas

Rakvere Tarvas head coach Andres Sober
"Tarvas played for the first time in the EuroChallenge. I think we didn't play bad today because Tofas I think is one of the best teams in the EuroChallenge. We are very happy because we had a long trip and we played a good game. I said that Tofas is a team with very good chances to win the cup because I am a fan of European cups, I know all the teams, and Tofas has a great opportunity to win the cup."

Tofas Bursa head coach Ahmet Caki
"First of all, the last time Tofas played in the Euroleague twelve years ago. We had a great change after winning the first game by 30 points. The important thing for us is that we advanced to the group stage. We are not ready yet but we will play better than this in the group stage. We play in the Turkish League also in the EuroChallenge, we will do our best in all competitions."

Rakvere Tarvas player Reimo Tamm
"I don't think it was an easy game. In the first half it was close. Today I think we played well ."

Tofas Bursa player Steven Burtt
"There was a great atmosphere tonight, I want to win a lot of games. It was a great accomplishment and it is important for our club to play in the EuroChallenge. We will be get better."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

46.4%

26/56
FG
M/A

41.2%

28/68

47.1%

16/34
FG2P
M/A

38.6%

17/44

45.5%

10/22
FG3P
M/A

45.8%

11/24

68.0%

17/25
FT
M/A

75.0%

9/12

40

11/29
RT
RO/RD

34

11/23

15

AS

18

24

TO

16

6

ST

15

5

BS

3

20

PF

23

79

Pts

76

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