Russian team Dynamo Moscow Region cruised into their FIBA Europe Cup Pan-European play-offs with a polished showing at the Conference North Final Four.
With the home court advantage in their favour, Dynamo held off Russian rivals EURAS Ekaterinburg in the semis (100-79) and were never in danger as they strolled to a 91-86 victory against Lokomotiv Rostov in the final.
Following the completion of the FIBA Europe Cup Men Conference Final Fours, the eight remaining teams have been drawn into pairings for the Pan-European play-offs.
The draw was conducted on Friday 18th January in the offices of FIBA Europe.
After 102 games in 3 Conferences, the pairings for the Conference Final Fours are now set. All semi final games will be played on Wednesday 16th February 2005.
With the prospect of the Conference Final Four on offer, big game nerves got the better of Keflavik as they took on Benetton Fribourg. The Icelandic side needed to win by 9 points in order to advance, but unfortunately produced one of their worst games of the season.
Fribourg, on the other hand, executed their game plan to perfection. The Swiss team built an early 8-point lead and managed to maintain it comfortably for the entire game.
Benetton Fribourg Olympic
Antoine St-Exupéry 4, 1701 Fribourg, SUI
Tel: +41 (26) 42 49 38 2
Fax: +41 (26) 42 49 38 2
Nearest airport: Geneva (130 km)
Address: Rue des Bouchers 5, 1700 Fribourg
Tel: (41+26) 350 81 00;
Hôtel de la Rose
Address: Rue de Morat 1, 1702 Fribourg
Tel: (41+26) 351 01 01;
c/o Bureau du CA Fribourg
Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley 6, 1700 Fribourg, SUI
+41 (26) 322 08 53
+41 (26) 322 08 57
President: Philippe Kapsopoulos