Russia Rebound to End On High Note

Russia rebounded from their disappointing loss in the final qualifier for the 2010 FIBA World Championship to knock off Turkey 89-66 to claim seventh place at EuroBasket 2009.

Vitalii Fridzon buried seven three-pointers in scoring 26 points and leading five Russians in double figures in Russia's final game as 2007 reigning champions.

Russia, Turkey Aim To Finish EuroBasket On High Note

Pride is at stake in the game for seventh place at EuroBasket 2009 as Russia face off against Turkey in their final game as reigning champions without a chance to reach next summer's FIBA World Championship.

Russia lost against Croatia in the 5th to 8th place games and with it their last qualification opportunity for the 2010 Worlds, which will be hosted by Turkey, who did not need to worry about qualifying.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 4Andrey Vorontsevich PF 2.07 17.07.1987 Omsk (RUS)  CSKA MOSCOW 
 5Nikita Kurbanov SF 2.02 05.10.1986 Moscow (RUS)  SPARTAK ST. PETERSBURG 
 6Sergey Bykov PG 1.89 26.02.1983 Novodvinsk (RUS)  DYNAMO MOSCOW 
 7Vitaliy Fridzon SG 1.95 14.10.1985 Klinsky (RUS)  KHIMKI MOSCOW 
 8Kelly Mc Carty SF 2.01 24.08.1975 Chicago, IL (USA)  KHIMKI MOSCOW 
 9Dmitry Sokolov 2.14 21.01.1985 Stavropolski reg. (RUS)  UNICS KAZAN 
10Fedor Dmitriev 2.05 19.11.1984 Leningrad (RUS)  TRIUMPH LYUBERTSY 
11Egor Vyaltsev SG 1.93 10.10.1985 Voronezh (RUS)  TRIUMPH LYUBERTSY 
12Sergey Monya SF 2.02 15.04.1983 Saratov (RUS)  DYNAMO MOSCOW 
13Anton Ponkrashov SG 2.00 23.04.1986 St. Petersburg (RUS)  KHIMKI MOSCOW 
14Aleksey Zozulin SG 2.01 14.01.1983 Alma Ata (KAZ)  SPARTAK ST. PETERSBURG 
15Timofey Mozgov 2.15 16.07.1986 St. Petersburg (RUS)  KHIMKI MOSCOW 


Head Coach: David Blatt
Assistant Coach: Evgeny Pashutin ,
Dmitry Shakulin

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Croatia Book Final World Championship Spot

Roko-Leni Ukic scored 18 points and dished out eight assists to lead Croatia to a 76-69 victory over Russia in the 5th and 8th place games and help secure his nation a berth at the 2010 World Championship - their first appearance since 1994 in Toronto.

Ukic nailed a big three-pointer with a minute to play to give Croatia an insurmountable advantage, coming back from a 10-point deficit in the first half. Marin Rozic came off the bench for 14 points and three steals while Mario Kasun scored 12 points in 13 minutes of action.

Russia Take On Croatia For Trip To Turkey

A berth at the 2010 FIBA World Championship is up for grabs as Russia take on Croatia in the EuroBasket 2009 5th-8th place games Saturday afternoon in Katowice.

The winner will book their ticket to Turkey with Croatia having a strong sense of revenge as Russia won their Qualifying Round showdown just over a week ago. The loser of this contest will still likely have one more chance to qualify for the 2010 Worlds.

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Foreign Coaches Make Themselves At Home15.09.2009
Russia Clinch Spot In Quarter-Finals15.09.2009
Everything Is Possible15.09.2009
Russia Hand Greece First Loss13.09.2009
34-Year-Old Rookie Lifts Russia13.09.2009
Russia Cling To Quarter-Final Hopes13.09.2009




PTSK. Mc Carty12.5
RTK. Mc Carty5.5
ASA. Ponkrashov4.9
STK. Mc Carty1.6
BST. Mozgov1.3


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08.09.2009vs GER[L] 73-76
09.09.2009vs FRA[L] 64-69
11.09.2009vs CRO[W] 62-59
13.09.2009vs GRE[W] 68-65
15.09.2009vs MKD[W] 71-69
17.09.2009vs SRB[L] 68-79
19.09.2009vs CRO[L] 69-76
20.09.2009vs TUR[W] 89-66



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