Round 9: Cedevita Zagreb vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan (Highlights)
Cedevita eyed its first ever Top 16 berth when EA7 Emporio Armani Milan came to the Croatian capital. The hosts needed a win or a loss by fewer than 9 points to advance and knock Milan out. Milan got an ideal start as Jamel McLean scored 12 first quarter-point to put the visitors in control and Milan Macvan came up big in the second quarter as Milan held a 31-45 halftime lead. Marko Arapovic shined in the third quarter to revive Cedevita. The fourth quarter saw the lead swing around the tiebreak issue until Fran Pilepic buried a pair of late threes that swung the matter in Cedevita’s favor. Despite an 82-85 loss, Cedevita made history and qualified for the Top 16!