The basketball players from ratiopharm Ulm scored their first victory on matchday three of the Eurocup – despite being 21 points behind at halftime.
The Ulm team of coach Jaka Lakovic won against Umana Reyer Venice with 90:83 (28:49) after extra time. Jaron Blossomgame (17 points) triumphed in the closing stages, Semaj Christon (19 points) advanced to the top scorer.
Venice strong from a distance
In the first half, the hosts were unable to get a grip on the guests’ three-goal shooters: After a good 15 minutes, Venice had already hit eleven times from outside and was already there to a 20-point difference.
In the third round the omens changed, the Ulm team marked 29 points in that part of the game. Above all, the German international Karim Jallow (18 points) set accents after the break.
Decision in the extension
In the final phase of the fourth quarter, Ulm got the momentum thanks to a 13-3 run. Venice came back and equaled at 22 seconds to play 67:67 – extra time. There Jaron Blossomgame met two threesomes for Ulm, with a 12-2 run the hosts brought about the decision.