In the second episode of European Basketball Diaries, FIBA Europe follows Szolnoki Olaj big man Peter Lorant in his quest to help qualify his team to the EuroChallenge Final Four in Bologna, Italy.
Szolnoki Olaj suffocated Tartu University Rock 78-60 on the road on Tuesday in the do-or-die Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series to claim the last ticket to the 2014 EuroChallenge Final Four.
Szolnoki Olaj return to the EuroChallenge F4 for the second time in three seasons, after winning Game 3 of their series vs. Tartu Rock in Estonia.
Tartu University Rock and Szolnoki Olaj will battle it out on Tuesday in Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series to determine the holder of the fourth and last ticket to the EuroChallenge Final Four.
Thursday saw three teams sweeping their respective opponents 2-0 in the quarter-final play-offs to punch their ticket to the EuroChallenge Final Four.
Szolnoki Olaj clinch an 80-73 home win against Tartu Rock to tie their play-off series and force a decisive game three.
Szolnoki Olaj forced a deciding Game Three in their EuroChallenge quarter-final against Tartu Rock as they held on for an 80-73 victory on home turf.
Will the composition of the EuroChallenge Final Four be decided, at least partially, on Thursday or will the four teams that lost Game 1 bounce back and prolong their play-off series?
There is no time to celebrate, no time to lament the loss, there is indeed hardly any time for the eight EuroChallenge quarter-finalists to get some rest, as Game 2 is upon them on Thursday.
Tartu Rock were almost made to pay for blowing a big lead against Szolnoki Olaj in Game 1 of the best-of-three EuroChallenge play-off series.
Tartu Rock held off a fourth-quarter rally from Szolnoki Olaj to win the first leg of their EuroChallenge quarter-final 87-83.
All four EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series tip off on Tuesday and there is hardly margin to fail in Game 1 for any team that aspires to reach the Final Four.
Tartu University Rock, Szolnoki Olaj and Triumph Lyubertsy will go into Game 1 of the EuroChallenge play-off quarter-finals with renewed confidence after receiving injections of morale at the weekend.
EuroChallenge Group I winners Tartu University Rock swept Jekabpils 2-0 with characteristic ease and have punched their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Baltic Basketball League (BBL).
The EuroChallenge Last 16 concluded on Tuesday and we delve into the stat sheets to discover the figures behind the teams that punched their tickets to the quarter-final play-offs.