TAU Ceramica remain undefeated

EuroleagueTAU Ceramica remains the only team that haven't suffered a single defeat in Top 16 so far. Spaniards won a very close game against Group B winners Lietuvos Rytas. This win also secured them a place in quarter finals and most likely 1st place in Group E. For Rytas it is win or die situation as they must win their both remaining games in order to finish 2nd.


TAU Ceramica 87-84 Lietuvos Rytas

TAU: Zoran Planinic 16, Pablo Prigioni 16, Mirza Teletovic 15, Tiago Splitter 13, Simas Jasaitis 12, Will McDonald 10, Gabe Mouneke 2, James Singleton 2, Sergi Vidal 1.
Rytas: Kenan Bajramovic 18, Jackson Vroman 15, Chuck Eidson 15, Hollis Price 14, Mindaugas Lukauskis 13, Artūras Jomantas 4, Martynas Gecevičius 3, Michailas Anisimovas 2.

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Montepaschi could have booked their place in quarter finals with a win against Partizan after they won all three their previous games. Partizan had another opinion and provided a shock at Pionir. Shaun Stonerook had a chance to put Montepaschi ahead but missed both of his free-throws when the score was 76-75 for Partizan with 5 seconds to go. Milt Palacio and Nikola Pekovic were the top scorers for the Serbian champions. February MVP Bootsy Thornton had only 3 points.

Partizan 78-75 Montepaschi

Partizan: Milt Palacio 26, Nikola Pekovic 16, Dusan Kecman 10, Novica Velickovic 10, Milenko Tepic 9, Cedomir Vitkovac 3, Slavko Vranes 2, Dejan Borovnjak 2.
Montepaschi: Terrell McIntyre 16, Benjamin Eze 16, Shaun Stonerook 13, Kšištof Lavrinovič 9, Romain Sato 7, Vlado Ilievski 7, Drake Diener 4, Bootsy Thornton 3.

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Aris was the only winless team until yesterday. They defeated Fenerbahce Ulker in a low scoring game in Istanbul. In theory all three teams have chances to finish 2nd and qualify for quarter finals from Group E. Jeremiah Massey led the visitors with 18 points in 35 minutes.

Fenerbahce 59:60 Aris

Fenerbahce: Willie Solomon 13, Omer Asik 13, Omer Onan 11, Semih Erden 9, Damir Kaan (Mrsic) 6, Gasper Vidmar 4, James White 2, Oguz Savas 1.
Aris: Jeremiah Massey 18, Bracey Wright 12, Hanno Mottola 9, Reyshawn Terry 8, Vladimer Boisa 5, Dimitrios Tsaldaris 5, Darius Washington 3.

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Unicaja won the second game in row by defeating other Spanish club Barcelona. It was a second game on Wednesday which ended with only one point difference. Only three players scored in double digits. Barca and Unicaja are both 2-2. CSKA Moscow and Lottomatica could have the same record if Italians manage to defeat Russian champs in Rome.

Unicaja 62-61 Barcelona

Unicaja: Davor Kus 15, Daniel Santiago 11, Boniface Ndong 9, Marcus Haislip 7, German Gabriel 7, Jiri Welsch 4, Terrel Castle 3, Carlos Jimenez 2, Carlos Cabezas 2, Berni Rodriguez 2.
Barcelona: Jaka Lakovic 16, Gianluca Basile 8, Pepe Sanchez 7, Ersan Ilyasova 7, Roger Grimau 7, Mario Kasun 6, Alex Acker 4, Jordi Trias 4, Fran Vazquez 2.