Emmet Ryan tried to watch the game between Zalgiris Kaunas and FC Barcelona over a choppy internet connection but sometimes the effort in acknowledging the moment is enough It’s 8.20pm somewhere around Co. Tipperary. The train is bright but it’s too dark outside to have any idea where I actually am on my way to […]
It was a quiet affair in the stands but Luka Doncic dazzled as Slovenia eased past Ukraine to book their spot in the quarter finals of EuroBasket 2017. Emmet Ryan looks back on an impressive display by Doncic who is embracing his role alongside national legend Goran Dragic Four years ago today was my first […]
It’s almost time for Eurobasket so BallinEurope is breaking down each of the groups over the next few days. Rather than going team by team which, to be honest, would take way too long, we’re going group by group to preview the battles ahead in the opening stages. By process of following the alphabet, we’re […]
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk went to the University of Kansas as one of the most hyped prospects to come out of Europe in recent years but so far the Ukrainian wunderkind has struggled. Emmet Ryan looks at the struggles of Sviata. Mike Fratello wasn’t in the best of moods. It wasn’t so much the result as he […]
Mike Fratello spoke with the media after Ukraine’s 81-76 defeat at the hands of Finland on Sunday. He reflected on the game and looked ahead to Tuesday’s clash with Turkey. BiE asked Fratello after the press conference to give his thoughts on Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, the youngest player at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and […]
Ukraine coach Mike Fratello and point guard Pooh Jeter react to their 81-76 defeat to Finland on Sunday at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Shawn Huff tells the media how Finland bounced back from their heavy loss to the USA to beat Ukraine at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Erik Murphy gave his thoughts on Finland’s 81-76 win over Ukraine and expressed his gratitude to the Susijengi supporters while speaking to the media after the game.
The boys with the banner may have been a touch over-confident but Ukraine knew they were entering the lion’s den on Sunday as once more Bilbao became Helsinki South. A third quarter barrage by Finland put Mike Fratello’s charges in a deep hole. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk led a spirited comeback but the Finns stood tall and […]
We’re in Bilbao throughout the group stages giving you the scene on the ground here ahead of the day’s games. Emmet Ryan brings you up to speed with what you need to know. New Zealand and Dominican Republic take the floor in just under an hour for the first of today’s games and the Tall […]
Pooh Jeter was being hurried back to the dressing room after Ukraine’s 72-62 win over Dominican Republic but he stopped just long enough in the mixed zone to give some interesting thoughts. He did come back, the audio of his return is in our report from earlier.
It was an ugly shooting display from Ukraine in the first half the opening game of Group C at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball but their D stood strong before the calvary arrived as they defeated Dominican Republic in Bilbao. Emmet Ryan reports from the scene. This wasn’t a pretty game of basketball […]