NEWS

20.08.2009
Finland Finally Win Against Italy

Finland ended their hoodoo against Italy on Thursday by beating the Azzurri in the last Group B game of the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round.

After suffering three defeats to the Italians - two in Group A of the Division A campaign and then again in Vantaa in the AQR on August 11, Henrik Dettmann's Finns prevailed in Porto San Giorgio, 95-89.

17.08.2009
Finland Hand France First Defeat

Finland edged previously undefeated France 77-73 in Vantaa on Monday in the Additional Qualifying Round for EuroBasket 2009.

Teemu Rannikko had 21 points for the Finns, with Hanno Möttölä chipping in 17 along with nine rebounds.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Tuomas Iisalo SG 1.95 29.07.1982 Helsinki (FIN)  
 Gerald Lee PF 2.08 23.11.1987 Uusikaupunki (FIN)  
 Sami Lehtoranta PF 2.05 13.11.1979 Suolahti (FIN)  
 Ville Mäkäläinen SG 1.98 27.02.1985 Hyvinkää (FIN)  
 Jukka Matinen PF 2.03 06.11.1978 Kerava (FIN)  
 Ilkka Vuori PG 1.82 28.01.1986 Järvenpää (FIN)  
 4Mikko Koivisto GF 1.94 18.04.1987 Vantaa (FIN)  
 5Antti Nikkilä 2.10 25.08.1978 Tampere (FIN)  
 6Kimmo Muurinen PF 2.02 23.02.1981 Vantaa (FIN)  
 7Shawn Huff SG 1.98 05.05.1984 Helsinki (FIN)  
 9Samuel Haanpää SG 2.03 27.09.1986 Kerava (FIN)  
10Tuukka Kotti PF 2.05 18.03.1981 Forssa (FIN)  
11Petteri Koponen PG 1.94 13.04.1988 Helsinki (FIN)  
12Juha Sten PG 1.91 23.12.1983 Turku (FIN)  
13Hanno Möttölä PF 2.09 09.09.1976 Helsinki (FIN)  
14Petri Virtanen PG 1.83 18.09.1980 Jyväskylä (FIN)  
15Teemu Rannikko PG 1.89 09.09.1980 Turku (FIN)  
22Vesa Mäkäläinen PF 2.00 03.09.1986 Hyvinkää (FIN)  

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11.08.2009
Italy Escape Finland With Narrow Triumph

Italy survived with a thrilling 77-75 win at Finland in the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket.

The never-say-day Finns trailed in their fortress Vantaa by 13 points in the fourth quarter but staged a furious comeback and had a chance to win in the waning seconds but Teemu Rannikko was off target with a three-ball.

11.08.2009
Dettmann Pats Finns On Back Despite French Setback

Finland coach Henrik Dettmann was very disappointed after Saturday's loss at France in the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket, yet he was also extremely proud of the fight his players showed.

A French team full of NBA stars had to scratch and claw their way to an 82-72 win.

Koponen: ‘We Have A Chance In Every Game’11.08.2009
France Turns Back Determined Finland08.08.2009
Italy, Finland Win In Warm Up03.08.2009
Finland Left With Work To Do27.07.2009
Portugal, Finland Warm Up In Almada Event13.07.2009
Finns Very Upbeat With Rannikko Return30.06.2009
Möttölä Back In The Saddle For Finns05.06.2009
Finland: Backcourt Has Dettmann Upbeat23.04.2009
Finns Look To Build On Momentum Of Impressive 200803.04.2009
Finland Prove They Belong In Division A22.09.2008

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSP. Koponen13.8
RTT. Kotti5.3
ASP. Koponen2.7
STT. Kotti1.1
BSK. Muurinen0.6

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SCHEDULE

23.08.2008vs BUL[L] 68-90 (H)
27.08.2008vs ITA[L] 80-88 (A)
30.08.2008vs SRB[W] 80-77 (H)
03.09.2008vs HUN[W] 79-64 (A)
10.09.2008vs BUL[L] 90-102 (A)
13.09.2008vs ITA[L] 62-69 (H)
17.09.2008vs SRB[L] 66-92 (A)
20.09.2008vs HUN[W] 88-73 (H)
08.08.2009vs FRA[L] 72-82 (A)
11.08.2009vs ITA[L] 75-77 (H)
17.08.2009vs FRA[W] 77-73 (H)
20.08.2009vs ITA[W] 95-89 (A)

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