Greece to face Russia in the Eurobasket Quarter-Finals
Greece will face Russia in the quarterfinals of Eurobasket 2017 after the Russians blew out Croatia 101-78 in the Last 16. Tip-off is scheduled for Wednesday, September, 13th at 11:45 AM EST and 6:45 PM local Greek time.
Russia will be Greece’s opponents in the quarterfinals of Eurobasket 2017, after the Russians put together a tremendous display against Croatia in the Last 16 to come away with a shocking 101-78 victory. Although Russia were considered the outsiders in Sunday’s Last 16 matchup, it was Alexey Shved who led his nation passed Croatia with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists. Russia finished third in group D behind Serbia and Latvia while Croatia claimed second spot in the group stages behind tournament favorites, Spain.
The quarter-final matchup between Greece and Russia will be a repeat of Eurobasket 2005, where Greece prevailed 66-61 before going on to win the tournament for the second time in the nation’s history. A good omen to say the least…
The winner of Greece/Russia will face the winner of the other quarter-final between Serbia and Italy. The other side of the bracket has paired Germany/Spain and Slovenia/Latvia to round out the last 8 in the tournament.
The quarterfinals between Greece and Russia is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th at 11:45 AM EST and 6:45 PM local Greek time. The matchup can be watched live from AGONAsport. Details here.