A sea of blue and white in the spectator tribunes greeted the teams as they hit the court for today’s FIBA Europe Cup Men Final in Ploiesti, Romania and CSU Asesoft’s boys in blue were going to need the support as they faced a tough opponent in Lokomotiv Rostov.
The cool-headed Russians had shown in the Semi-Final that they were very capable of taking the title, especially if their hosts’ level of concentration didn’t remain high. In a terrific final which, in the final minutes went right down to the wire, Ploiesti held off a final surge even in the last seconds to finish victorious and take the title.
Hosts CSU Asesoft Ploiesti got a heroes’ welcome this evening as they played the second FIBA Europe Cup Men Semi-Final to a sell-out crowd in the Ploiesti Olimpia arena. The 3,000 seater gym was packed to the rafters 2 hours before tip-off and another 2,000 fans watched on a big screen outside in the car-park. Ploiesti didn’t disappoint.
FIBA Europe is pleased to announce that the 2005 Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup Men will be hosted by CSU Asesoft Ploiesti and will take place the 9th and 10th April, 2005 in Ploiesti, Romania.
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.
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
|Sala Sporturilor Brazi|
Str. Lalelelor no. 8 Brazi, ROU
Tel: +40 723 65 18 07
Fax: +40 244 25 45 61
Parcul Tineretului No.1 Bucharest, ROU
Tel: +40 (21) 317 40 07
Fax: +40 (21) 317 40 07
Str. Linistei, nr. 28-30 TargovisteTel:
Very close to the gym, in a quiet area.
Mihai Bravu Str. 10, 100550 Ploiesti, ROU
+40 729 88 04 24
+40 (244) 52 45 61
President: Ionut Georgescu
General Manager: Alexandru Iacobescu