Turkey advances to semi-finals for first time, beating Slovenia

Turkey's "12 Giant Men" made history after beating Slovenia 95-68 in a quarter finals game in the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul.

Turkey advances to semi-finals for first time, beating Slovenia

 

Turkey's "12 Giant Men" made history on Wednesday after beating Slovenia 95-68 in a quarter finals game in the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul.

With this win, the Turkish National Basketball Team advanced to semi-finals in a World Basketball Championship for the first time in its history.

The Turkish National Basketball Team participates in a World Championship for the third time.

Turkey ranked ninth at the 2002 World Basketball Championship in the United States and ranked sixth at the 2006 World Basketball Championship in Japan.

Turkey won all seven games they played at the 2010 World Basketball Championship.

Turkey will play against Serbia in a semi-finals game on Saturday, September 11. The game will kick off at 19.00 hours.

Thursday's Program

In other quarter finals games, the United States will play against Russia at 18.00 hours and Lithuania against Argentina at 21.00 hours on Thursday.

The games will be played at the Sinan Erdem Sports Arena in Istanbul.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Slovenian President Danilo Turk, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Slovenian Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar, Turkish State Minister Faruk Nafiz Ozak, Turkish State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis and Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim were among spectators who watched Turkey's game with Slovenia.

Arena: Sinan Erdem
Referees: Jose Anibal Carrion (Puerto Rico), Anthony Jordan (USA), Christiano Maranho (Brazil)
Turkey: Kerem Tunceri 10, Omer Onan 10, Hidayet 10, Ersan 19, Omer Asik 9, Semih 6, Sinan 12, Ender 5, Kerem Gonlum 4, Oguz 8, Cenk 2, Baris
Slovenia: Lakovic 8, Dragic 5, Nachbar 16, Zupan 3, Brezec 10, Vidmar, Becirovic 16, Slokar 10, Jagodnik, Rizvic, Udrih
First quarter: 27-14
Halftime: 50-31
Third quarter: 71-43
Fouled out: Vidmar (Slovenia) 


 

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