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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 24-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 22-4 
 3. Besiktas 22-5 
 4. Darussafaka 19-7 
 5. Banvit BK 18-9 
 6. Galatasaray 17-10 
 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 14-13 
 8. Gaziantep 13-14 
 9. Tofas 12-15 
 10. Istanbul BBSK 11-16 
 11. Yesilgiresun 9-18 
 12. Demir IBB 9-18 
 13. Trabzonspor 8-18 
 14. Usak 8-19 
 15. Best Balikesir 6-21 
 16. TED Kolejliler 2-25 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
TBL Standings
 1. Sakarya BSB 28-6 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 28-6 
 3. Socar Petkim 27-7 
 4. Bursaspor 26-8 
 5. Afyon 22-12 
 6. Acibadem 22-12 
 7. Istanbulspor 20-14 
 8. Turk Telekom 20-14 
 9. Samsun 19-15 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 16-18 
 11. Akhisar Bld 14-20 
 12. Yalova Bld 12-22 
 13. Duzce Bld. 11-23 
 14. Gelisim 11-23 
 15. Pertevniyal 11-23 
 16. Mamak DSI 9-25 
 17. Final Genclik 6-28 
 18. Mugla Orman 4-30 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
TB2L Stage Two Standings
 1. Karesi Spor 3-0 
 2. Antalya BSB 2-1 
 3. Orman Genclik 2-1 
 4. Artvin 1-2 
 5. Tofas Gelisim 1-2 
 6. Mersin BSB 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/11/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 23-7 
 2 CSKA 22-8 
 3 Olympiacos 19-11 
 4 Panathinaikos 19-11 
 5 Fenerbahce 18-12 
 6 Anadolu Efes 17-13 
 7 Baskonia 17-13 
 8 Darussafaka 16-14 
 9 Crvena Zvezda 16-14 
 10 Zalgiris 14-16 
 11 FC Barcelona 12-18 
 12 Galatasaray 11-19 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-20 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-20 
 15 EA7 Armani 8-22 
 16 Unics 8-22 
Last:4/7/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Ledo, Yesilgiresun19.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.18.9 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK18.5 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.2 
 6. Denmon, Gaziantep16.7 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.6 
 8. James, Best Balikesir16.3 
 9. Morrison, TED K.16.0 
 10. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Besiktas
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.9 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.8.9 
 3. Thomas, TED K.8.0 
 4. Wright, Trabzons.7.8 
 5. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 6. Hummer, TED K.7.1 
 7. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.6.7 
 10. Honeycutt, Anadolu .6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  Anadolu .
  (189-G-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.7 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.1 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.4 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.3 
 6. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 7. Ermis, Tofas4.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Trabzons.4.7 
 9. Sloukas, Fenerbahce4.6 
 10. Rautins, Gaziantep4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.7 
 4. Eldridge, Demir I.1.7 
 5. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 7. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 9. Cherry, Gaziantep1.6 
 10. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.8 
 2. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.7 
 3. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.3 
 5. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 7. James, Best Balikesir1.0 
 8. Kosut, Yesilgiresun0.8 
 9. Wright, Trabzons.0.8 
 10. Clark, Besiktas0.8 
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Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes Apr.29 Fenerbahce 57%
TED Kolejli Apr.29 Gaziantep 75%
Besiktas 88% Apr.29 Trabzonspor
Darussafaka 59% Apr.29 Galatasaray
Istanbul BB 56% Apr.29 Tofas
Pinar Karsiy Apr.29 Demir IBB 53%
Usak Apr.29 Banvit BK 68%
Yesilgiresun 60% Apr.29 Best Balikes
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Socar Petkim 67% Apr.28 Acibadem
Istanbulspor Apr.27 Eskisehir Bs 58%
Sakarya BSB 60% Apr.27 Turk Telekom
Bursaspor 65% Apr.27 Afyon
Next Round Schedule

Game 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Darussafaka Apr.28 Real Madrid 55%
Anadolu Efes 67% Apr.28 Olympiacos
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Galatasaray wins the Regular Season with 27-3 record - May 5, 2013


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Bottom-ranked Hacettepe managed to get a sixth victory on Saturday night. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Antalya 88-70. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that Hacettepe was well-prepared to that game. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 18 points. Hacettepe dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Antalya's 40. American point guard Anthony Grundy (189-79, college: N.Carolina St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Muhammed Baygul (191-92) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Eren Beyaz (208-85) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. Antalya's coach Timucin Meric rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Hacettepe (6-24) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with defeated Antalya. Antalya lost fourth consecutive game.
TBL top team - Galatasaray (27-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Turk Telekom (8-22) in Istanbul 89-73. Serbian Milan Macvan (205-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and Carlos Arroyo supported him with 13 points and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 12 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists by point guard Can Ugur Ogut (178-92) did not help to save the game for Turk Telekom. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Galatasaray have an impressive 17-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 27-3 record. Turk Telekom lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 22 games lost. They share the position with Mersin.
The game in Ankara was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Karsiyaka (20-7) played at the court of seventh ranked TED Kolejliler (17-13). TED Kolejliler did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 81-64 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Karsiyaka. The best player for the winners was Nedim Yucel who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Bobby Dixon who recorded 18 points and 6 assists. Karsiyaka's coach Ufuk Sarica tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler maintains seventh position with 17-13 record. Karsiyaka at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost.
Fourth ranked Anadolu Efes (23-4) crushed at home 9th ranked Gaziantep (12-18) by 38 points 95-57, which is the biggest margin this round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gaziantep. It was a good game for Jamon Lukas Gordon who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Anadolu Efes' coach Oktay Mahmudi felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Anadolu Efes have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 23-4 record. Newly promoted Gaziantep keeps the ninth place with 18 games lost.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 30: Anadolu Efes won against Mersin on the opponent's court 107-98. Aliaga unfortunately lost to Banvit BK in a home game 70-87. Tofas managed to beat Erdemir on the road 79-70. Olin Edirne was defeated by Fener.Ulker on its own court 67-83. Besiktas beat Mersin in Istanbul 102-84.

Mersin - Anadolu Efes 98-107

Very expected game in Akdeniz where 12th ranked Mersin (8-22) was defeated by fourth ranked Anadolu Efes (23-4) 107-98. The guests were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-23 Mersin's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 107-98 at the end of the game. Anadolu Efes made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 8 rebounds. American swingman Joshua Shipp (196-86, college: UCLA) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Naturalized American forward Ali Karadeniz (203-80, college: Arizona) replied with 28 points and American point guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St., agency: Priority Sports) added 15 points and 10 assists in the effort for Mersin. Four Anadolu Efes and five Mersin players scored in double figures. Anadolu Efes have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 23-4 record. Mersin at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Mersin: A.Karadeniz 28+4reb+2ast, J.Prince 22+2reb+3ast, A.Scales 17+3reb+5ast, D.Holston 15+4reb+10ast, A.Erol 10+2reb+3ast, M.Demir 4+2reb
Anadolu Efes: D.Savanovic 21+8reb+1ast, J.Shipp 19+4reb+3ast, K.Gonlum 16+4reb+3ast, S.Erden 15+3reb, B.Batuk 10+2reb+2ast, K.Tunceri 9+4ast
gschID: 240501


Aliaga - Banvit BK 70-87

Very predictable result when third ranked Banvit BK (24-5) defeated on the road 11th ranked Aliaga (9-21) 87-70. The game was mostly controlled by Banvit BK. Aliaga was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis (205-84, college: Alabama) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international forward Erkan Veyseloglu (200-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international forward Ersin Goerkem (195-77) replied with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and American center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Aliaga. Five Banvit BK and four Aliaga players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Banvit BK moved-up to second place. Aliaga lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Aliaga: T.Francis 14+8reb, E.Goerkem 14+6reb+6ast, L.Chalmers 11+6reb+4ast, M.Arnold 10+10reb+1ast, P.Shumpert 8+1reb+1ast, M.Yildiz 5+2ast
Banvit BK: E.Veyseloglu 17+4reb+2ast, C.Davis 14+7reb+6ast, K.Simmons 13+3reb+2ast, V.Stimac 13+8reb+1ast, K.Lucas 11+1reb+2ast, S.Mejia 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 199129


Galatasaray - Turk Telekom 89-73

TBL top team - Galatasaray (27-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Turk Telekom (8-22) in Istanbul 89-73. The game was mostly controlled by Galatasaray. Turk Telekom was better in fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Turk Telekom 52-28 including a 22-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Serbian Milan Macvan (205-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 13 points and 6 assists. Four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 12 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists by point guard Can Ugur Ogut (178-92) did not help to save the game for Turk Telekom. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84, agency: XL Basketball Agency) added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Galatasaray have an impressive 17-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 27-3 record. Turk Telekom lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 22 games lost. They share the position with Mersin.
Top scorers:
Turk Telekom: C.Ugur Ogut 12+5reb+10ast, D.Cevik 12, D.Pasalic 11+7reb+2ast, D.Brown 9+2ast, M.Zupan 8+2reb+1ast, A.Saruhan 7+2reb+1ast
Galatasaray: C.Arroyo 13+2reb+6ast, M.Macvan 13+12reb+2ast, C.Akyol 12+4reb+2ast, C.Korkmaz 11+2reb+4ast, E.Dagli 11+5reb, M.Markoishvili 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 199126


Anadolu Efes - Gaziantep 95-57

Fourth ranked Anadolu Efes (23-4) crushed at home 9th ranked Gaziantep (12-18) by 38 points 95-57, which is the biggest margin this round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gaziantep. Anadolu Efes dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Gaziantep's 22. Anadolu Efes forced 24 Gaziantep turnovers. It was a good game for American Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-84, college: Virginia Tech) who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 5 rebounds. International Kerem Gonlum (208-77) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Anadolu Efes' coach Oktay Mahmudi felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Joey Dorsey (206-83, college: Memphis, agency: FCM) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 20 points in the effort for Gaziantep. Anadolu Efes have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 23-4 record. Newly promoted Gaziantep keeps the ninth place with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Gaziantep: D.Page 20+3reb+1ast, A.Collins 17+1reb+5ast, J.Dorsey 11+13reb+1ast, M.Goktas 5+5reb, C.Ercan 2+5reb+1ast, H.Demirel 2+3reb+2ast
Anadolu Efes: C.Osman 12+1reb, J.Shipp 11+3reb+1ast, J.Lukas Gordon 11+5reb+3ast, S.Erden 11+5reb+1ast, K.Gonlum 10+8reb, B.Batuk 10+3reb
gschID: 199130


Erdemir - Tofas 70-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Erdemir's (11-18) home loss to ninth ranked Tofas (12-16) 70-79. It looked good early as Erdemir took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Tofas had a 21-19 second period charge getting the lead and Erdemir was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-79. It was a good game for American power forward Joshua Heytvelt (210-86, college: Gonzaga) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import Austin Nichols (200-82, college: Humboldt St.) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Naturalized Serbian center Emre Bayav (212-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 19 rebounds and American swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) added 22 points and 4 assists in the effort for Erdemir. Erdemir's coach Ozhan Civgin let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tofas moved-up to eighth place. Erdemir at the other side keeps the tenth position with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Erdemir: S.Marshall 22+4reb+4ast, E.Bayav 11+19reb+1ast, B.Ozcan 9+2reb+2ast, M.Mahmutoglu 9+3reb, J.Balazic 9+3reb, C.Ozcan 6+3reb
Tofas: J.Heytvelt 26+9reb+2ast, A.Nichols 16+2reb, M.Lukauskis 9+3reb+5ast, C.Altintig 8+3reb, K.Sipahi 6+3reb+5ast, C.Elonu 5+4reb
gschID: 199128


Olin Edirne - Fener.Ulker 67-83

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (24-6) beat on the road 13th ranked Olin Edirne (8-21) 83-67. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce Ulker. Olin Edirne was better in third quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fenerbahce Ulker dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Olin Edirne's 34. They outrebounded Olin Edirne 36-23 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American-FYR Macedonian point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans) who led his team to a victory with 18 points. Bosnian-Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. Greek forward Christos Tapoutos (203-82) replied with 20 points and Bulgarian Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport) added 13 points in the effort for Olin Edirne. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Fenerbahce Ulker maintains third position with 24-6 record having just three points less than leader Galatasaray. Olin Edirne at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Olin Edirne: C.Tapoutos 20+4reb, F.Videnov 13+1reb+2ast, Y.Sonsirma 10+1reb+4ast, B.Yarangume 6+1reb, B.Candan 6+6reb, U.Atin 5+1ast
Fener.Ulker: B.McCalebb 18+3reb+3ast, B.Bogdanovic 12+2reb+4ast, K.Peker 9+7reb, O.Savas 8+6reb, U.Tripkovic 7+3reb+2ast, R.Sato 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 199127


TED Kolejliler - Karsiyaka 81-64

The game in Ankara was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Karsiyaka (20-7) played at the court of seventh ranked TED Kolejliler (17-13). TED Kolejliler did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 81-64 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Karsiyaka. Karsiyaka was trailing by 14 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 32-12 charge of TED Kolejliler, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. American point guard Ben Woodside (180-85, college: N.Dakota St., agency: Priority Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 assists. Four TED Kolejliler players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) who recorded 18 points and 6 assists and Nigerian center Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Karsiyaka's coach Ufuk Sarica tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted TED Kolejliler maintains seventh position with 17-13 record. Karsiyaka at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Karsiyaka: B.Dixon 18+4reb+6ast, A.Aminu 14+6reb, C.Mutaf 8+7reb+1ast, U.Sonkol 8+7reb+1ast, C.Topaloglu 7+1reb, J.Diebler 5+4reb+2ast
TED Kolejliler: N.Yucel 25+16reb, B.Woodside 14+1reb+10ast, K.Penney 12+4reb+2ast, J.Stanojevic 11+7reb+3ast, R.Murat Kaya 7+1reb, V.Plisnic 6+7reb
gschID: 199125


Antalya - Hacettepe 70-88

Bottom-ranked Hacettepe managed to get a sixth victory on Saturday night. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Antalya 88-70. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that Hacettepe was well-prepared to that game. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 18 points. Hacettepe dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Antalya's 40. American point guard Anthony Grundy (189-79, college: N.Carolina St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Muhammed Baygul (191-92) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals during the contest. Four Hacettepe players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was center Eren Beyaz (208-85) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and the former international Reha Oz (200-78) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Antalya's coach Timucin Meric rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Hacettepe (6-24) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with defeated Antalya. Antalya lost fourth consecutive game.
Top scorers:
Antalya: R.Oz 21+5reb+3ast, E.Beyaz 18+14reb+1ast, J.Theodore 12+2reb+6ast, S.Yildirim 5+5reb+4ast, B.Gulek 5+1reb+1ast, A.Dogan 5+2reb
Hacettepe: A.Grundy 18+12reb+4ast, O.Sevinc 15+5reb+1ast, E.Aydogan 13+1reb, M.Baygul 13+8reb+4ast, A.Isik 12+8reb, C.Eldridge 8+6reb+4ast
gschID: 199124


Mersin - Besiktas 84-102

There was no surprise in Akdeniz where 12th ranked Mersin (8-22) was defeated by sixth ranked Besiktas (19-10) 102-84. The game was mostly controlled by Besiktas. Mersin was better in fourth quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Besiktas players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Mersin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international center Cemal Nalga (213-87, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St.) contributed with 20 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Four Besiktas players scored in double figures. American point guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St., agency: Priority Sports) replied with 27 points and 7 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and naturalized American forward Ali Karadeniz (203-80, college: Arizona) added 25 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mersin. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Besiktas have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains sixth position with 19-10 record. Mersin at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Mersin: D.Holston 27+3reb+7ast, A.Karadeniz 25+7reb+1ast, J.Prince 19+11reb+2ast, A.Erol 9+1reb, T.Ilhan 2+1reb, H.Koseoglu 1+6ast
Besiktas: R.Minard 20+3reb, C.Nalga 13+10reb+1ast, D.Markota 12+1reb+2ast, D.Ewing 10+1reb+1ast, G.Vidmar 10+4reb+3ast, T.Acik 8+5ast
gschID: 199123
  




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