Virtus BolognaFiere Beat Brave Cholet
Virtus BolognaFiere survived against a determined Cholet Basket on Sunday in Italy to win this season's EuroChallenge.

Matteo Boniciolli's team, riding the hot hand of 21-point Keith Langford, edged the French outfit 77-75 in the Final.

Hardware On The Line For Virtus And Cholet

Virtus BolognaFiere are only 40 minutes away from adding another glorious chapter to their rich basketball history but rest assured, "laid-back" Cholet Basket plan to prevent that from happening in Sunday's EuroChallenge final.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Jamie Arnold PF 2.02 10.03.1975 MI (USA)  
 Riccardo Moraschini SF 1.92 08.01.1991 Cento (ITA)  
 5Sharrod Ford 2.06 09.09.1982 WA (USA)  
 6Petteri Koponen PG 1.94 13.04.1988 Helsinki (FIN)  
 7Brett Blizzard 1.91 12.06.1980 Tallahassee, FL (USA)  
 9Alex Righetti 2.00 14.08.1977 Rimini (ITA)  
11Earl Boykins PG 1.65 02.06.1976 Cleveland, OH 
12Guilherme Giovannoni FC 2.04 02.06.1980 Piracicaba, Sao Paolo (BRA)  
14Roberto Chiacig 2.10 01.12.1974 Cividale Del Friuli (ITA)  
15Keith Langford SG 1.93 15.09.1983 Texas (USA)  
20Ntousan Tsalikis-Vouktsevits 2.00 14.11.1975 Sarajevo (BIH)  
22Riccardo Malagoli 2.06 07.08.1988 Modena (ITA)  
24Reyshawn James Terry PF 2.03 07.04.1984 NC (USA)  


Head Coach: Matteo Boniciolli
Assistant Coach: Antonio Zorzi ,
Christian Fedrigo ,
Phil Melillo

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Virtus Romp After Third-Quarter Burst

Virtus Bologna set up a dream title game for Italian fans at the EuroChallenge Final Four after rolling to an 83-69 home triumph over Proteas EKA AEL on Friday night at the FuturShow Station.

The Cypriot club gave Virtus fits for a half but Matteo Boniciolli's team pulled away for a decisive victory and will now face Cholet Basket for the championship.

No Panic After Defeats But Virtus Need Better Focus

Virtus BolognaFiere were served up two timely reminders ahead of the EuroChallenge Final Four that any lapse of concentration against Proteas EKA AEL on Friday could prove fatal.

The Italian giants, after almost upsetting runaway Lega A leaders Montepaschi Siena last Thursday, suffered a 93-84 defeat at Carife Ferrara over the weekend.

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Virtus BolognaFiere
Virtus BolognaFiere


PTSK. Langford14.7
RTS. Ford6.8
ASE. Boykins5.5
STK. Langford1.7
BSS. Ford2.0


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26.11.2008vs Base Oostende[W] 70-69 (H)
02.12.2008vs Tartu Rock[W] 75-73 (A)
09.12.2008vs CSK-VVS[W] 75-69 (H)
16.12.2008vs Base Oostende[W] 87-76 (A)
06.01.2009vs Tartu Rock[W] 95-85 (H)
13.01.2009vs CSK-VVS[L] 70-72 (A)
27.01.2009vs Galatasaray Café Crown[W] 104-91 (A)
03.02.2009vs EWE Baskets[L] 81-82 (H)
11.02.2009vs BC Kyiv[W] 68-64 (H)
25.02.2009vs Galatasaray Café Crown[W] 93-77 (H)
03.03.2009vs EWE Baskets[L] 64-73 (A)
10.03.2009vs BC Kyiv[W] 69-57 (A)
17.03.2009vs Telekom Baskets[W] 86-76 (A)
19.03.2009vs Telekom Baskets[W] 106-91 (H)
24.04.2009vs Proteas EKA AEL[W] 83-69
26.04.2009vs Cholet Basket[W] 77-75


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