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  Friday, February 25, 2005

Italian Cup: Benetton Treviso repeats
By Luis Fernández

Written href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fracasso

From href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17th href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20th href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> February href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarterfinals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> through href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tournament href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> where href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> eight href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> half href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> regular href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> each href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> do href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> die href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> elimination href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> style href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> final href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sunday.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Benetton href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Treviso, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Armani href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Jeans href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Milano, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fortitudo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Montepaschi href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Siena, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lottomatica href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roma, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vertical href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vision href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cantu', href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roosters href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Varese href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bipop href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Reggio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Emilia.

This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> edition href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> supposed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interesting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scouting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interesting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> going href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quality href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> short href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amount href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> solid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> competition. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

Unfortunatly, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intriguing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Reggio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Emilia's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Angelo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gigli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Treviso's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andrea href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gigli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sidelined href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> several href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weeks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> because href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pubalgia, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> expected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time.
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Other href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interesting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Erazem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Stefano href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mancinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Belinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impress href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> unexpected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

A href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> note href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> disappointing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Suns href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draftee href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Milos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vujanic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> whose href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> turnover href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seconds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> left href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> costed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fortitudo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

Speaking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tournament href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> itself, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> expected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> went href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Benetton href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Treviso, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hottest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> country, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 74-64 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surprise href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Reggio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Emilia, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> came href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> close href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thanks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> heart href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

Also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intersting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tournament href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bipop's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Paul href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> McPherson: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> former href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DePaul href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Suns href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surprised href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everyone href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> trademark href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> freakish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athleticism, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> passing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> abilities href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hitting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> streak href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pointers. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> no href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> position href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keeps href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> current href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> midset href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> could href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> important href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> few href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> years.

 
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