UNICS players helped the Russian national team beat Italy!

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The Russian national basketball team confidently defeated Italy in the World Cup 2023 qualifying match!

The 2023 World Cup qualification match has ended in St. Petersburg. In the first round of Group H, the Russian national team won a convincing victory over Italy - 92:78.

Three representatives of UNICS took part in the game at once. Vyacheslav Zaitcev scored 7 points, gave 8 assists (the best result in the match) and made 2 rebounds. Artem Komolov scored 12 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Evgeny Valiev spent 9.52 minutes on the floor.

The Russian national team will play their next match in St. Petersburg on November 29 against the Icelandic team.

Vyacheslav Zaitcev, UNICS BC guard:

It was a tough game, Italy has a great team. The first half was played smoothly, maybe it was necessary to feel how to play together in a renewed team. After the first half, we began to defend more aggressively and move the ball better, got a lot of open shots and our snipers realized it with an excellent percentage.

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