2015-16Regular SeasonRound 1
October 14, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 HAYRI GUR ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 OR 0
0 DR 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
0-0 Last 32 0-0
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
0-0 Overall 0-0

Referees

Crew Chief
ROCHA, FERNANDO, Portugal
Referee
JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN, Spain
Umpire
ROMANO, DAVID, Israel

The Take

Newcomer Trabzonspor Medical Park hosts Aris Thessaloniki in a contest of two clubs with large and passionate fan bases. Not only is this the first meeting between them, but Trabzonspor has never played a Greek club, while Aris has not played in Turkey in seven years. Former champion and perennial Eurocup contender Unics Kazan opens its season at home against the debutante Steau CSM Eximbank Bucharest. The hosts are appearing in the Eurocup for the ninth time in the past 10 years and have played a competition-best 133 games in that period, 23 more than the second best team. In a battle of two classic Eurocup teams, perennial Montenegrin champion Buducnost VOLI Podgorica welcomes Banvit Bandirma. These two teams have combined to play 166 Eurocup games between them, and for each this is sixth consecutive season in the competition. They have played each other six times in that span, with Banvit holding a 4-2 edge after sweeping their Last 32 series last season.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

PRIFTIS, DIMITRIS
Aris Thessaloniki
"Aris returns to the Eurocup after three years and our goal is to be competitive in this high level competition. We can set our goals after the first 3-4 games. The participation in Eurocup will help us find rhythm, but we have to handle the fatigue. We participate in a tough group with very good teams. Trabzonspor is a high quality team, with a very dangerous American triplet in the perimeter and a very experienced front line. The Turkish team is good in transition and has Euroleague level players. After a tough loss in their league, we expect that they’ll come focused and tough in Wednesday’s game."

Players

ZARAS, THEODOROS
Aris Thessaloniki
"It’s our first game in the Eurocup and it’s gonna be a tough one. We’ve watched Trabzonspor, it’s a very good team. There are higher expectations when you play in European competitions. We have to get used to play two games each week and the key for that is concentration. We have prepared as best as we could for this difficult game and we must do what we practiced the past days."
Berkay Candan - Trabzonspor Medical Park - EC15 (photo Trabzonspor)

Trabzonspor holds off Aris for narrow win

Trabzonspor Medical Park made its Eurocup a memorable one by defeating Aris Thessaloniki 74-71. Andrija Stipanovic scored 19 points and Dwight Hardy had 14, including 4 late free throws to help ice the win. Darius Johnson-Odom added 11 points and Tarence Kinsey posted 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Jerel McNeal led Aris with 15 points, Jamelle Hagins netted 14, Okaro White posted 12 points and 9 rebounds and Dominic Waters had 12 points and 8 assists in defeat. The game was close throughout. The hosts pulled away a bit in the second quarter to lead 37-31 at halftime and led by as many as 9 in the third, but Aris came back, led in the fourth and it came down till the final whistle.

After a scoreless opening minutes, Michalis Pelekanos broke the ice with a three-pointer for Aris. Stipanovic’s three-point play represented Trabzonspor first points. Stipanovic scored all 8 of the home side’s first points in giving Trabzonspor an 8-6 edge. Neither team led by more than one shot at any point in the first quarter, which ended at 17-16 after a Hardy layup for Trabzonspor. Serta Sanli’s three-point play boosted Trabzonspor, who soon scored again for a 6-point edge. Aris stayed close and a White three-pointer cut the difference to 26-25. Stipanovic’s three-point play and Johnson-Odom’s three-pointer made it 34-29. Kinsey’s put-back gave Trabzonspor a 37-31 halftime lead.

Stipanovic scored twice off tip-in early in the second half for a 41-34 Trabzonspor edge. Free throws by Hardy made it a 9-point game. Jake Cohen drew Aris back within 4 with a bucket, 2 free throws and a steal that led to a McNeal layup. Cohen got to the line twice more and McNeal scored twice as Aris zipped to within 50-49. Hardy protected the Trabzonspor lead with a triple and Hakan Demirel made it 55-49 at the end of the quarter. Aris came right back early in the fourth as Vasilis Xanthopoulos and Waters drew the visitors within 2. Then White reeled off 5 straight points to put Aris ahead 57-58. A triple by Kinsey put Trabzonspor on top again, but White tied things at 64-64 with three minutes remaining. Johnson-Odom scored twice to put the hosts in control, yet Hagins soon had Aris back within 1. Stipanovic scored a key basket with 30 seconds to go to make it 70-67 and Cohen missed a three at the other end. Free throws by Hardy iced the game down the stretch.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), ROMANO, DAVID (ISR)
Attendance: 5000 (Tentative)
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Trabzonspor Medical Park
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 JOHNSON-ODOM, DARIUS 23:24 11 3/4 1/4 2/3 1 1 2 2   1     1 1 9
5 SANLI, SERTAC 15:34 9 4/6   1/1 1 3 4 1   1   2 3 1 7
6 CANDAN, BERKAY 24:47 4 2/4 0/3   1 3 4 1 2 1 1   1 1 6
7 HARDY, DWIGHT 32:48 14 1/2 2/6 6/6   1 1 4 1 3   1 3 4 12
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA 0:46           1 1               1
15 DEMIREL, HAKAN 19:35 4 2/4 0/1     2 2 5 1 1     2 2 8
21 KINSEY, TARENCE 32:47 9 3/4 1/2   3 6 9   1 3 1   4 1 12
22 YILDIRIM, IBRAHIM 9:22     0/3     2 2 1   1     3 1 -3
25 GULASLAN, GANI ERDI 5:04                              
35 TOZ, FIRAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
61 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA 25:26 19 8/13 0/1 3/4 2 1 3 3   1   1 4 5 17
77 KULIG, DAMIAN 15:27 4 2/3       3 3     3     3 1 1
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 205:00 74 25/40 4/20 12/14 9 24 33 17 5 15 2 4 24 17 72
        62.5% 20% 85.7%
Head coach: MARKOVIC, NENAD
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Aris Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 XANTHOPOULOS, VASSILIS 18:37 3 1/1 0/1 1/2       3 3   1   4 2 6
7 PELEKANOS, MICHALIS 23:30 3 0/2 1/5     2 2           1   -2
8 CUPKOVIC, SLAVEN 8:31   0/2 0/1         1             -2
9 FLIONIS, DIMITRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 WHITE, OKARO 32:29 12 3/7 2/3   1 8 9 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 15
11 WATERS, DOMINIC 30:47 12 5/9 0/1 2/2   4 4 8 1 1   1 3 4 19
13 ZARAS, THEODOROS 2:27                   1         -1
14 HAGINS, JAMELLE 20:34 14 5/7   4/8 5 2 7 1   2     2 4 16
15 COHEN, JAKE 16:21 8 2/2 0/2 4/6   4 4   1 1     2 4 10
16 MOURTOS, SPYROS 19:17 2 0/1   2/4   1 1 2   1 1   1 3 4
17 SYMTSAK, VASSILIS 4:05 2 1/1                         2
22 McNEAL, JEREL 28:22 15 7/12 0/1 1/2 2 1 3 1 2 2 1   2 5 16
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 205:00 71 24/44 3/14 14/24 10 23 33 17 8 10 4 2 18 24 86
        54.5% 21.4% 58.3%
Head coach: PRIFTIS, DIMITRIS

Head Coaches

MARKOVIC, NENAD
Trabzonspor Medical Park
"First of all congratulations to the players. It wasn’t an easy game to play, especially after playing Galatasaray. I believe we controlled the game most of the game; we had problems when they put a 2-3 zone and we couldn’t adjust quickly. At the end the win is a win. We need to learn from the mistakes we made. Fur sure it was a big disadvantage to play without Novica [Velickovic] and the moment Kulig stepped in he made 2 early fouls and Berkay stepped in and carried this position for us, putting in a good performance. "
PRIFTIS, DIMITRIS
Aris Thessaloniki
"It was a very tough game. We are very disappointed because we were very close to the win. We were bad on man-to-man defense and pick-and-roll reactions. In the second half, because of our zone defense, we created a different picture and created problems for our opponent. We scored some easy baskets and made some good steals. This built our confidence, which affected the game. We had to make some adjustments in the second half, which we failed and our opponent did well. We were also bad on free throws. For us the game is over and we need to focus on the next game in the Greek League."

Players

JOHNSON-ODOM, DARIUS
Trabzonspor Medical Park
"We played well, some little things we had to fix in the third and fourth quarter, but overall it was a great effort."
COHEN, JAKE
Aris Thessaloniki
"It was disappointing, we were very close. We played well. We made some crucial mistakes and they made some big shots and that’s how it goes. A few mistakes here and there and the outcome might have been different. This is the first Eurocup game and we have plenty of time to get better and if we are getting better tomorrow we are on the right way."
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