Virtus Segafredo Bologna is the 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup champion after defeating Frutti Extra Bursaspor 80-67 in front of a sellout crowd at Virtus Segafredo Arena on Wednesday.
Virtus is the 7DAYS EuroCup champion!
Virtus became the first Italian team to ever win the competition, lifted its sixth continental trophy and earned the right to play in the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Virtus finished the season on a seven-game winning streak. Milos Teodosic led the winners with 21 points to earn EuroCup Finals MVP honors. Kyle Weems and Mam Jaiteh each scored 13, Marco Belinelli had 12 and Jakarr Sampson 11 for Virtus. Jaiteh, the EuroCup MVP, added 10 rebounds and Weems blocked 4 shots. David Dudzinski paced Bursaspor with 14 points, Onuralp Bitim scored 12 and Derek Needham and Kevarrius Hayes each had 11 for the visitors.
Top 5 Plays | Final | 7DAYS EuroCup
Milos Teodosic | Finals MVP | 7DAYS EuroCup
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Weems stops Andrews!
7DAYS EuroCup Dunk of the Night: Hayes puts it back!
Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs Frutti Extra Bursaspor | Highlights | Final
Magic Moment: Hayes puts it back!
Magic Moment: Holland passes, Hayes throws it down!
Magic Moment: Sampson's put-back slam!
Magic Moment: Dudzinski beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Hayes stops the MVP!
Magic Moment: Belinelli's quick no-look pass!
Magic Moment: Pajola connects with Belinelli
Derek Needham, Bursaspor: 'We''re so close, we're so far!'
Toko Shengelia, Virtus: 'We have to do a great job to beat them'
Magic Moment: Needham to Dudzinski for two-handed slam
Top 10 Plays | Frutti Extra Bursaspor | 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup
Top 10 Plays | Virtus Bologna | 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup
2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup MVP: Mam Jaiteh, Virtus Segafredo Bologna
All-EuroCup First Team: Milos Teodosic, Virtus Segfaredo Bologna
All-EuroCup First Team: Mam Jaiteh, Virtus Segafredo Bologna
All-EuroCup First Team: Derek Needham, Frutti Extra Bursaspor
7DAYS EuroCup of the Year: Dusan Alimpijevic, Frutti Extra Bursaspor
7DAYS EuroCup Dunk of the Night: Belinelli throws it down!
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Cordinier flies high to beat the buzzer!
Valencia Basket vs Virtus Segafredo Bologna | Highlights | Semifinals
Magic Moment: Belinelli throws it down!
Magic Moment: Dubljevic to Labeyrie for two-handed slam
Magic Moment: Cordinier flies high to beat the buzzer
Magic Moment: Belinelli hits an off-balance shot!
Magic Moment: Tobey dunks in transition
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Bitin dunks off a spin move!
7DAYS EuroCup Dunk of the Night: Needham to Dudzinski for two-handed slam!
MoraBanc Andorra vs Frutti Extra Bursaspor | Highlights | Semifinals
Magic Moment: Hayes puts it back!
Magic Moment: Bitim dunks again!
Magic Moment: Bitin dunks off a spin move!
Magic Moment: Bitim steps up with a block!
Magic Moment: Andrews beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Pauli goes all the way
7DAYS EuroCup Block of the Round:Weems flies in for the block!
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs Frutti Extra Bursaspor| Highlights | Quarterfinals
Magic Moment: Auguste finishes strong
Magic Moment: Muric dunks on the break
Magic Moment: Auguste rocks the rim
7DAYS EuroCup Dunk of the Night: Cordinier explodes for the dunk!
Magic Moment: Weems flies in for the block
Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs ratiopharm Ulm | Highlights | Quarterfinals
Magic Moment: Cordinier explodes for the dunk
Dudzinski got Bursaspor going with a put-back layup that Teodosic improved on with a three-pointer for a 3-2 Virtus lead. Hayes scored around the basket and Needham bettered Teodosic's jumper with a shot from downtown for a 6-7 Bursaspor lead. The guests entered the foul penalty in less than 3 minutes, however, forcing Coach Dusan Alimpijevic to change his defensive strategy. Mam Jaiteh took over with a reverse layup and Weems added a triple, getting help from Teodosic and Kevin Hervey in a 10-0 run that gave Virtus a 16-7 lead. Omer Utku Al rescued Bursaspor with a shot from beyond the arc and Andrews found his first points but Sampson answered with a reverse layup to make it 18-12. Belinelli followed a reverse layup with free throws and added a catch-and-shoot three-pointer that boosted the hosts' lead to 25-12 after 10 minutes.
Holland struck from downtown early in the second quarter. Sampson quickly answered with a power layup and Belinelli swished a jumper, as Needham returned to the bench with 3 fouls. Andrews buried a step-back jumper off a Bursaspor timeout and Bitim got the visitors a bit closer, 31-20. Weems buried a three-pointer in transition, but Bitim and Holland kept Bursaspor within 34-24, prompting Virtus to call timeout. Teodosic rescued Virtus with a step-back triple off the dribble and Sampson solved a broken play with a layup that restored a 40-25 lead. Dudzinski stepped up with a big basket in the low post and beat the buzzer with an alley-oop layup to give Bursaspor hope, 41-31, at halftime.
Kevarrius Hayes brought the visitors within single digits, 41-33, soon after the break. Weems stepped up with a three-pointer and Sampson matched Hayes's layup with a one-handed put-back slam that ignited the crowd at 46-35. Teodosic took over with a driving layup and Shengelia added a jump hook that seemed to break the game open, 50-35. Bitim tried to change things with a power basket and Needham downed a jumper. Dudzinski scored off the baseline and Needham capped a 0-8 run from the foul line. Weems found answers on offense and Teodosic buried consecutive three-pointers to give Virtus fresh air, 58-43. Holland struck from downtown and Hayes dunked to bring the visitors within 60-50. Jaiteh banked in a jump hook that Bitim bettered with a triple to fix the score at 62-53 after 30 minutes.
Jaiteh and Dudzinski traded jump hooks early in the fourth quarter and Needham's coast-to-coast layup brought Bursaspor within 64-57. Bitim soon sank a mid-range jumper, which caused Virtus to call timeout at 64-59. Hervey finished a three-chance Virtus offense with a jumper which Jaiteh followed with a tip-in that restored a 68-60 lead with over 6 minutes left. Shengelia added a layup off a spin move and Bursaspor stopped the game at 70-60. Needham banked in a running floater which Belinelli bettered with a catch-and-shoot three-pointer. Hayes took over with a put-back dunk and Dudzinski struck from beyond the arc to keep Bursaspor in the game, 75-67. Jaiteh dunked and Weems's block on Andrews allowed Teodosic to score at the other end, sealing the outcome, 80-67, in the next-to-last minute. Bursaspor kept trying but Virtus fans had plenty of time to celebrate that their team became the EuroCup champion and will play in the EuroLeague next season.