2001-02Regular SeasonRound 13
February 06, 2002 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 FERNANDO BUESA ARENA
Group D has had a carousel of leaders all season, but Tau Ceramica of Spain has clinched first place now with another resounding win, this one by 114-78 over visiting Telindus Oostende. As such, Tau (9-4) overcomes a 2-3 start to the season, including two overtime losses, just as it overcame against Oostende despite missing two of its basic players, Elmer Bennett and Fabricio Oberto. Despite these absences, the team of Vitoria showed a deep concentration and gave no option to Oostende. The winners were led by Dejan Tomasevic and Andres Nocioni, both with 22 points. Luis Scola had 16 while Laurent Foirest added 13. For the losers, who drop to 2-11, Ed Cota posted 24 and Ralph Biggs contributed 20.

Oostende began the game with a light defense, which provoked a starting 10-0 run for the hosts that made it clear that what happened against AEK was not going to happen again at the Fernando Buesa arena. The game continued and the control from Tau was total, with a specially active Hugo Sconochini, both on defense and offense. Thanks to a defense over the edge, and the virtually non-existent rival, the hosts climbed easily to 21-7 that brought the first time out on the Belgian side. But any effort on their part was completely useless as the score showed 33-15 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter began like the first one but with inverted roles. On this occasion, it was the Belgians who hit a 2-11 run . But as soon as coach Dusko Ivanovic started the rotations, it was over for Oostende. From there, only one team was on court, and that was Tau, which broke the game open. Even Carlos Arroyo made his debut in minute 16. The last minutes of the period were tedious as Tau did everything they wanted to hit the locker rooms with 58-42.

A hurricane called Tau stepped on court at the beginning of the third. Oostende depended entirely on its long range shooting, but on Wednesday night, its players missed more than usual, while Ivanovic's men turned the playing floor into a practice floor, with 88-62 at the end of the third. The last ten minutes mirrored the third period, with a flaw for the hosts provoked by Tomasevic who committed a totally unnecessary unsportsmanlike foul over Gerritt Major that was his fifth. The rest of the game was used by Ivanovic to give minutes to the less habitual players and certify the difference between the leader of the group and the last-place team, 114-78.
Wednesday, February 6, 2002
Igor Marin, Vitoria
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Referees: PIMENTEL, ANTONIO (POR), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), BICHON, PIERRE YVES (FRA)
Attendance: 7800
By Quarter1234
Tau Ceramica31273026
Telindus Oostende15272016
End of Quarter1234
Tau Ceramica315888114
Telindus Oostende15426278
Tau Ceramica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SCOLA, LUIS 20:45 16 6/9   4/4 1 2 3 1 1 2 1   4 2 15
5 NOCIONI, ANDRES 26:56 22 5/9 3/4 3/3   6 6 1 1 1 1   1 4 28
7 FOIREST, LAURENT 22:14 13 1/3 3/5 2/2   3 3 2 1 1 2   1 3 18
8 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU 2:15   0/1     1   1 1       1 1   -1
9 VIDAL, SERGI 19:28 5 1/4   3/6 2 2 4 1 4       1 4 11
11 SCONOCHINI, HUGO 15:43 10 3/3 0/1 4/5 1 2 3     1     5 3 8
12 TOMASEVIC, DEJAN 31:28 22 7/10   8/9 4 4 8 5   3 1 1 5 7 30
13 FERNANDEZ, GABRIEL 21:11 11 0/3 3/3 2/2   1 1   1       3 4 11
15 CORCHIANI, CHRIS 26:07 5   1/3 2/2   2 2 9 3 3     4 2 12
16 ARROYO, CARLOS 13:53 10 4/7 0/2 2/2       3         3 1 6
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 114 27/49 10/18 30/35 9 24 33 23 11 11 5 2 28 30 140
        55.1% 55.6% 85.7%
Head coach: IVANOVIC, DUSKO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Telindus Oostende
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MAJOR, GERRIT 16:50 4 1/1   2/4 1   1   2 3     5 1 -2
5 VAN PAASSEN, PETER 16:13 2 1/1     1 2 3     1 1   3 3 5
6 BEGHIN, CHRISTOPHE 29:33 11 4/12   3/4 2 1 3     5   2 3 3 -2
7 CIZMIC, TEO 10:41 5 0/1 1/2 2/4   2 2     2       2 3
8 GIEDRAITIS, ANDRIUS 20:16 4 1/3   2/2   1 1     2   1 4 2 -2
9 BIGGS, RALPH 38:48 20 5/9 2/3 4/6 1 5 6 1 2 3   1 3 6 21
10 ROTSAERT, SAM 6:02 2 1/1                     2    
11 MENAMA, BOB 2:31                   1     1   -2
12 COTA, ED 35:33 24 6/11 1/3 9/11   4 4 5   3 1 1 4 8 25
15 PRASKEVICIUS, VIRGINIJUS 23:33 6 2/7 0/3 2/2   4 4 1 3       5 3 4
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 78 21/46 4/11 24/33 8 20 28 7 7 20 2 5 30 28 54
        45.7% 36.4% 72.7%
Head coach: CASTEELS, EDDY
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Head Coaches

IVANOVIC, DUSKO
Tau Ceramica
"I think that taking a look to the regular season, with all the problems we had, we deserve the first place of the group. It's a good reward for all the hard work. We started with two losses, and now we are leaders with one game remaining. Our first aim was getting into the Top 16, and we are the first now. I'm happy because tonight we showed a good mentality, despite having some mistakes on defense that we cannot have on more important games. We had to win to be first and to regain confidence back".
CASTEELS, EDDY
Telindus Oostende
"After Tau lost in the Spanish League against Lleida, we were afraid of this, having to be the scapegoats. We have to recognize that Tau is at a higher level than us by now, and also than other teams of the Euroleague".
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