NEWS

21.08.2009
Recalcati Regret Over Italian Defense, AQR Failure

The post-mortem is underway for Italian basketball after their last-place finish in the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round  Group B was confirmed in a 95-89 home defeat to Finland on Thursday.

Hopeful before the summer of reaching next month's European Championship in Poland, the Azzurri crashed to a third defeat in four games after Finland's red-hot shooting display from long range.

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.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Pietro Aradori SG 1.94 09.12.1988 Brescia (ITA)  
 Gianluca Basile 1.92 24.01.1975 Ruvo di Puglia (ITA)  
 Daniele Cavaliero PG 1.88 10.01.1984 Oggiono (ITA)  
 Fabio Di Bella 1.86 13.12.1978 Pavia (ITA)  
 Robert Fultz 1.90 14.02.1982 Lisbon (POR)  
 Danilo Gallinari SF 2.05 08.08.1988 Sant'Angelo Lodigiano (ITA)  
 Luca Infante 2.06 05.06.1982 Nocera Inferiore (ITA)  
 Stefano Mancinelli PF 2.03 17.03.1983 Chieti (ITA)  
 Nicolò Melli PF 2.05 26.01.1991 Reggio Emilia (ITA)  
 Andrea Michelori 2.02 20.02.1978 Milan (ITA)  
 Roberto Rullo 1.94 05.02.1990 Lanciano (ITA)  
 Luca Vitali PG 2.01 09.05.1986 Bologna (ITA)  
 4Jacopo Giachetti PG 1.90 07.12.1983 Pisa (ITA)  
 5Daniele Cinciarini SG 1.94 14.06.1983 Cremona (ITA)  
 7Matteo Soragna PF 1.98 26.12.1975 Mantova (ITA)  
 8Giuseppe Poeta PG 1.91 12.09.1985 Battipaglia (ITA)  
 9Marco Mordente SG 1.92 07.01.1979 Teramo (ITA)  
10Christian Di Giuliomaria FC 2.08 15.06.1979 Rome 
12Massimo Bulleri PG 1.88 10.09.1977 Cecina (ITA)  
13Luigi Datome PF 2.03 27.11.1987 Montebelluna (ITA)  
14Tommaso Fantoni FC 2.03 11.03.1985 Livorno (ITA)  
20Valerio Amoroso PF 2.04 26.09.1980 Cercola (ITA)  
31Andrea Crosariol 2.10 11.11.1984 Milano (ITA)  
34Alessandro Cittadini 2.07 02.01.1979 Perugia (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Carlo Recalcati
Assistant Coach: Giovanni Piccin ,
Giovanni Benedetto ,
Enrico Rocco

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14.08.2009
France Edge Closer To EuroBasket After Italian Job
France clinched top spot in Group B of the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket with a 81-61 home demolition of Italy.

Tony Parker, who missed France's 80-77 overtime win over Italy in the first game between the sides back on August 5, played in front of the home fans on Friday and led Les Bleus with 23 points.
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.

Mistakes Cost Us Says Recalcati06.08.2009
Recalcati Eager For Qualifying To Start05.08.2009
Recalcati Names Final 1204.08.2009
Italy, Finland Win In Warm Up03.08.2009
Italy Star Belinelli Traded to Toronto31.07.2009
Italy Lift Trentino Cup28.07.2009
Italy's Progress Impresses Recalcati27.07.2009
Italy Focus On The Here And Now25.07.2009
EuroBasket Hopefuls Italy Now Working Out In Conegliano22.07.2009
Czechs Beat Slow-Starting Italy21.07.2009

Team

Italy
Italy

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSM. Bulleri10.9
RTV. Amoroso5.3
ASG. Poeta1.0
STM. Bulleri1.6
BSL. Datome0.3

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SCHEDULE

20.08.2008vs SRB[L] 64-78 (H)
23.08.2008vs HUN[L] 64-68 (A)
27.08.2008vs FIN[W] 88-80 (H)
30.08.2008vs BUL[L] 80-81 (A)
06.09.2008vs SRB[L] 52-72 (A)
10.09.2008vs HUN[W] 75-68 (H)
13.09.2008vs FIN[W] 69-62 (A)
17.09.2008vs BUL[W] 82-81 (H)
05.08.2009vs FRA[L] 77-80 (H)
11.08.2009vs FIN[W] 77-75 (A)
14.08.2009vs FRA[L] 61-81 (A)
20.08.2009vs FIN[L] 89-95 (H)

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