Hungary Beat Bulgaria To Set Up Thrilling Saturday

Istvan Nemeth poured in 27 points to help fire Hungary past Bulgaria and keep alive their hopes of reaching the next stage of the additional qualiying tournament in Spain.

The Bulgarians could have won for the third time in four games, but lost 74-67.

Bulgaria Slip Past Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria pulled even with Bosnia and Herzegovina in Group A additional qualifying Saturday night with a crucial 70-69 win that was in doubt until the very end with poor free throw shooting dooming the group leaders.

Bosnia and Herzegovina had the better of the action early on but could never really pull away thanks to a balanced scoring effort by the Bulgarians led by Roderick Blakney, Todor Stoykov and Kaloyan Ivanov who accounted for 24 of their teams 33 points at half-time.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Yordan Bozov 1.91 25.01.1979 Sofia (BUL)  
 Georgi Davidov 2.02 02.08.1976 Vraca (BUL)  
 Zlatin Georgiev SF 1.95 22.05.1985 Sofia (BUL)  
 Aleksandar Gruev PG 1.89 24.07.1983 Sofia (BUL)  
 Vladimir Marinov 1.88 19.09.1985 Varna (BUL)  
 Boyko Mladenov 2.12 02.03.1981 Blagoevgrad (BUL)  
 Simeon Naydenov 1.99 22.07.1981 Sofia (BUL)  
 Hristo Nikolov PF 2.00 02.10.1985 Burgas (BUL)  
 Nikola Trajkov   05.04.1985 Blagoevgrad (BUL)  
 Nikolay Varbanov 2.10 06.06.1985 G. Orjahövica (BUL)  
 Filip Videnov GF 1.97 12.06.1980 Sofia (BUL)  
 4Deyan Ivanov PF 2.05 18.03.1986 Varna (BUL)  
 5Kaloyan Ivanov PF 2.05 18.03.1986 Varna (BUL)  
 6Tencho Banev 2.07 14.08.1980 Haskovo (BUL)  
 7Roderick Blakney PG 1.84 06.08.1976 Darlington, SC (USA)  
 8Chavdar Kostov GF 1.95 18.04.1988 Sofia (BUL)  
 9Stanislav Slaveykov SF 1.98 02.06.1986 Shumen (BUL)  
10Veselin Veselinov 2.01 16.02.1983 Sofia (BUL)  
11Dimitar Angelov SF 2.02 25.08.1979 Yambol (BUL)  
12Stefan Georgiev 2.06 20.03.1978 Sofia (BUL)  
13Asen Velikov PG 1.85 11.01.1986 Pleven (BUL)  
14Hrisimir Dimitrov SF 1.96 21.06.1974 Pleven (BUL)  
15Todor Stoykov SF 1.98 03.03.1977 Varna (BUL)  

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Free Throw Agony As Hungary Fall At Bulgaria

Five missed free throws in the last 17 seconds sent Hungary crashing to a 79-74 defeat at Bulgaria on Saturday evening.

In one of the most thrilling games in the additional qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2007 so far, the Bulgarians, beaten in overtime at Bosnia-Herzegovina in midweek, were in danger of a second straight setback.

Bosnia & Herzegovina Edge Bulgaria In Overtime Thriller

Bosnia & Herzegovina were pushed to the limit by Bulgaria but survived 75-71 in overtime to get their additional qualifying tournament for EuroBasket 2007 on track.

In a battle of national sides that played at the EuroBasket two years ago, hosts Bosnia & Herzegovina looked to be on their way to victory midway after going on a 7-0 run to lead 65-58 with 2:33 remaining.

Barchovski Steps Down From Bulgaria Post19.09.2006
Sweden Humble Bulgaria16.09.2006
Stoykov rues EuroBasket "Failure"16.09.2006
The Road To EuroBasket 200715.09.2006
Bulgaria Snap Polish Win Streak13.09.2006
Ukraine Crush Bulgaria09.09.2006
Sweden Hold On For Road Win05.09.2006
Poland Posts Second Win03.09.2006
Videnov And Stoykov Carry Bulgaria Past Ukraine31.08.2006
Mixed Success For Russia, Bulgaria Rebound With Victory28.08.2006




PTST. Stoykov17.4
RTD. Ivanov4.3
AST. Stoykov1.7
STT. Stoykov1.6
BST. Banev0.4


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31.08.2006vs UKR[W] 80-77 (H)
03.09.2006vs POL[L] 68-75 (A)
05.09.2006vs SWE[L] 82-90 (H)
09.09.2006vs UKR[L] 61-92 (A)
13.09.2006vs POL[W] 99-65 (H)
16.09.2006vs SWE[L] 50-79 (A)
08.08.2007vs BIH[L] 71-75 (A)
11.08.2007vs HUN[W] 79-74 (H)
18.08.2007vs BIH[W] 70-69 (H)
22.08.2007vs HUN[L] 67-74 (A)



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