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Last piece in the Final 4 puzle: decisive game for Voluntari and Tartu




The fourth ticket to the 2024 ENBL Final Four will be booked on Tuesday, March 26, as CSO Voluntari host Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits at the Sala Gabriela Szabo. The hosts need to win by eight points in order to advance.


Series history: CSO Voluntari will face Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits for the first time.


Voluntari are 3-0 in the ENBL home games.


Tartu are 1-2 in the ENBL road games.


Voluntari have a 6-2 record after a 76-83 loss on the road, while Tartu are 5-3.


Tartu advanced to the Final Four in 2022.


Voluntari are eyeing their first Final Four.



Key matchup: Trevon Allen averages 17.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists for Voluntari.


Idaho Vandal shoots 42.9% from the two point line and 45.6% from the three point line (26/57).


Mart Rosenthal averages 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists for Tartu.


Point guard shoots 41.4% from the two point line and 29.5% from the three point line.



National championships: Voluntari are 8-8 at the Liga Nationala and occupy the fourth place.


EuroCup quarterfinalist Cluj-Napoca leads the table with a 16-0 record, followed by Oradea (13-3) and Pitesti (9-7).


Voluntari split the home games against Sibiu (77-72) and Oradea (87-95) on March 17 and 20.


Ainars Bagatskis team rebounded with a 93-74 away win at the port city of Constanta.


Tartu are 19-11 at the Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.


Gundars Vētra men finished the regular season in the fifth place.


They have 19 wins in 30 games.


Kalev/Cramo won the regular season with a 29-1 record and will meet eighth placed Parnu (15-15) in the playoffs.


Prometey are second with a 25-4 record and one game left to play before their series with Ogre (17-13).


Third placed VEF Rīga (24-6) will face a tournament newcomer Rīgas Zeļļi (18-12).


Tartu will travel to Ventspils on March 29.



Know your referees

Crew chief: Angel Ivanov (Bulgaria) – have been officiating in Bulgaria first division for men from 2013, FIBA referee from 2019, have worked at the FIBA Europe Cup.


Umpire 1: Marius Ciulin (Romania) – FIBA referee from 2003; has worked at EuroBasket (four times), EuroBasket Women (four times), EuroLeague Women Final 4 (twice), Basketball Champions league Final 4. One of the top FIBA referees.


Umpire 2: Ivo Kitsing (Estonia) – have been officiating from 2007, first top league game on November 14, 2014 (BBL), FIBA referee from 2023.


Observer: Oskars Lucis (Latvia).



ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream




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