The head coach of Zenit, Vasily Karasev commented on the results of European Cup match, where Zenit lost to Avtodor 81-88.
"After 11 victories in a row and nearly qualifying for the next round the most important thing was in the team minds. It was clear from the beginning of the game. The team conceded 50 points in the first half. It’s hard to play when the opposite team takes 2 point throws with 75 % accuracy and 3 point throws with 60 % in the first quarter. There was no defence at all. Later we turned it on but with the injury of Artem Vikhrov it made it even harder. We lost our aggression, Dowdell was too tired. There were also a lot of mistakes and panic in the minds of players".