A very poor start by Zadar was a deciding factor in tonight's game. They fell back by 16 in the first quarter and let
Benetton run off to 33 : 14 early in the second period. The brief comeback attempt fell short at around 13 point deficit,
then it was quickly back to +18 for the hosts.
In the third quarter, things fell apart and Benetton ran away with it. The largest lead of the game was 68 : 37.
Zadar managed to make the score look respectable, but it was in no way a realistic indicator of what happened on the court.
Benetton was a much better team tonight, and besides Peric and Rancic nobody played well.
Zadar still goes through and will Face Bilbao in the first game of the Final 8 tournament in Torino ( April 2 - 5 )
Peric finished with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals Rancic added 18,3 assists and 3 steals.