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Friday, March 30, 2012

Fomer Huskies meet in EuroLeague title game

Former UConn star Maya Moore's Ros Casares punched their ticket for the EuroLeague title game yesterday. Today and it Asjha Jones' Rivas Ecopolis' turn.

Jones had 20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals as Rivas Ecopolis defeated Fenerbahce 74-70 in the day round robin game for both. With Rivas Ecopolis and Fenerbahce both having won their first two games in pool play, this game was for the Group A title.

Fenerbahce had to play without Penny Taylor who injured her knee earlier in the tournament.

Ros Casares went 3-0 in Pool B with Moore averaging 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in wins over UMMC Ekaterinburg, Spartak and Wisla Can-Pack.

Sue Bird led Ekaterinburg into the third-place game with 18 points in a 76-70 win over Spartak. Former Connecticut Sun forward Sandrine Gruda led Ekaterinburg with 21 points and nine rebounds while former UConn star Svetlana Abrosimova had two points. Speaking of Ekaterinburg, the biggest news surrounding them was the knee injury suffered by center Maria Stepanova. There was some chatter on twitter that it could be severe enough to put her participation for Russia in the upcoming Olympics in jeopardy.

Just to give you an idea of how star-studded these lineups are, former UConn stars Diana Taurasi and Tina Charles are members of a Galatasaray team which needs to win today to avoid finishing last in their group and be relegated to playing for seventh place.

The championship game, third-place, fifth-place and seventh-place games will be played tomorrow.

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