MBK Ruzomberok head into their game against Gospic Croatia Osiguranje on Wednesday knowing that only victory will do as the two teams prepare for a face-off in what is effectively a knock-out match in the Women's EuroCup.
Both teams are locked on eight points apiece with a 3-2 record in Group L, and the Slovakians will have a slight psychological edge over their Croatian hosts after a narrow 78-76 victory in the reverse tie earlier in the competition.
MBK Ruzomberok coach Marian Svoboda believes her side's EuroCup Women Group L opener with TTT Riga on Thursday will be crucial to their chances of progressing to the next round.
With Nadezhda Orenburg expected to sweep all before them, Svoboda has earmarked the clash in Latvia as a decider in the battle for the second qualifying spot in the group.
|Sportova Hala Koniaren|
Polná 49, 03401 Ruzomberok, SVK
Tel: +421 (44) 432 54 92
Fax: +421 (44) 432 21 31
Polna 49, 03401 Ruzomberok, SVK
+421 (44) 432 54 92
+421 (44) 432 21 31
President: Stanislav Bella
General Manager: Stanislav Onuska