Ukraine and The Czar

It was good to end our EuroBasket 2011 run with a 74-61 win over Belgium in Game 5 thanks to a strong team effort and solid execution. Coupled with our victory over Bulgaria in Game 3 we wound up 2-3 at the end of Round 1, which resulted in a three-way tie with Bulgaria and Georgia in Group D. Unfortunately we fell short of our goal to qualify for the second round of the FIBA European Basketball Championship. Since Georgia lost to Bulgaria by less than 14 points in their final matchup, Georgia wound up winning the tie-breaker and moving through to the next round of competition. Hopefully the Ukraine National Team will learn from this experience and continue to build momentum in order to get better results next time around.

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