With an 72:81 win over Estudiantes in the quarter-final leg of ULEB Eurocup Cedevita Zagreb has accomplished an historic feat since it became the first Croatian team to qualify into the continental Final Four of any official basketball competition in the last two decades.
Last Croatian team that managed to qualify into the Final Four of any official basketball competition was legendary POP 84 Split which won the European Club Championship back in April 1991.
After trailing by 14-6 in the opening minutes Cedevita managed to hold on to Estudiantes minimal lead and to finish the half trailing by only 1 point (42:41).
In the second half Cedevita completely took over control of the game by raising the level of team defense and using it’s most known offensive weapon – outside shooting. Cedevita overall shot 7-15 from the three-point land.
ULEB Eurocup Final Four will take placein Treviso on 16th & 17th April 2011. In the semifinal leg Cedevita Zagreb will face Russian powerhouse Unics Kazan, while Cajasol Sevilla will play host Benetton Treviso.
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