Time left for the first
match at "Dinamo"
The second round of ISBL Cup has finished in Tbilisi. Apart from the hosting team GTU, Tbilisi welcomed a two-time champion – MSAPE (Malakhovka), participant of the last-season semi-final – UrFU (Ekaterinburg) and a new participant – Azerbaijani National Junior Team.
Following the results of three meetings, MSAPE was the only team without any losses. The basketball team of the Georgian Technical University (GTU) finished the tournament with two victories. Their hard victory over UrFU scored 75:69 gave them a second pass to ISBL Cup Semifinal.
The Uralians took the third place, and the juniors from Azerbaijan stayed the fourth.
Dmitry Semenas from MSAPE was awarded MVP of the round (8.7 points +3.3 rebounds)
The following best players were also awarded in each team:
MSAPE – Alexander Pechersky
GTU – Giorgi Korsantia
UrFU – Denis Kuznetsov
Azerbaijani National Junior Team – Polad Gasanov
General Director of ISBL Svetlana Abrosimova:
- The round in Tbilisi is over. I would like to congratulate GTU from Tbilisi and MSAPE from Malakhovka. These two teams have managed to enter ISBL Cup Semifinal. My regrets to UrFU from Ekaterinburg, a very interesting team. This team was losing each time in the very end of each game and had to take the third place.
In addition to basketball, the tournaments in the capital of Georgia are always marked with kind atmosphere, sunshine and good food. All players had a chance to enjoy it at the traditional common dinner for all teams. It is always a pleasure to see guys from different countries talking to each other.
We already know four participants of ISBL Cup Semifinal. And we still need find out the names of another four universities.
We would like to remind that, in addition to Tbilisi (GTU) and Malakhovka (MSAPE), Ukhta (USTU) and Moscow (MSU) had already entered the semi-finals.