2017-18Regular SeasonRound 9
December 19, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 YUBILEYNY SPORTS PALACE
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Records

4-4 Regular Season 2-6
4-4 Overall 2-6

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

The race for the Top 16 in Group D is probably the tightest and hardest one to sort out, ever. In Round 9, Zenit St Petersburg (4-4) will host ratiopharm Ulm (2-6) in a decisive duel. The hosts will not advance with a win nor be eliminated with a loss this week, but of course, success will increase their options in the last round. Things look different for Ulm. To advance, it will need to win its two remaining games and hope for other results, so the only safe bet is to say that a loss leaves the guests out for good. Zenit was the winner in their Round 4 matchup, 93-95. Sergey Karasev has improved his performances in the last weeks to become the leader of the hosts (16.6 ppg.) together with Kyle Kuric (14.3 ppg.) and Demonte Harper (13.3 ppg.). For Ulm, Trey Lewis leads the scorers (14.9 ppg.), followed by Ryan Thompson (13.4 ppg.) and Da Sean Butler (11.3 ppg.). Zenit outdoes Ulm in all statistical categories at this point except for a very important one: shooting. The guests have better accuracy from all ranges, and it should be the starting point to this do-or-die game for them, but the fact that they also have the second-weakest defense in the competition (91.4 ppg.) forced them to start winning the game from defense, too. Zenit is also among the four weakest defenses in the league, but it plays at home and the trip to Russia is a long one. Many factors and details will come into play in this decisive Group D duel.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Zenit St Petersburg
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 REYNOLDS, SCOTTIE G 1.85 30
4 LAZAREV, IVAN C 2.10 26
7 KARASEV, SERGEY F 2.01 24
9 MOTOVILOV, GRIGORY G 1.90 19
10 LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS G 1.90 27
11 BARINOV, NIKITA F 2.03 26
13 VIKHROV, ARTEM G 1.97 25
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON C 2.08 29
18 VORONOV, EVGENY G 1.94 31
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 31
21 WHITTINGTON , SHAYNE C 2.11 26
22 HARPER, DEMONTE G 1.93 28
24 KURIC, KYLE G 1.93 28
31 VALIEV, EVGENY F 2.05 27
32 GORDON, DREW F 2.06 27
ratiopharm Ulm
# Player Pos. H. Age
4 OHLBRECHT, TIM C 2.10 29
5 THOMPSON, RYAN F 1.98 29
6 GUENTHER, PER G 1.84 29
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA F 2.03 21
8 AKPINAR, ISMET G 1.91 22
9 STOLL, MARIUS G 1.93 18
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH F 2.04 19
11 PAPE, TILL F 2.03 20
12 LEWIS, TREY G 1.87 25
13 BRETZEL, NICOLAS C 2.09 18
15 FAZEKAS, MATE F 2.10 17
17 BUTLER, DA SEAN F 2.01 29
20 BENIMON, JERRELLE F 2.03 26
21 MOEBUS, NICOLAS G 1.93 19
22 ROHWER, BJOERN C 2.12 22
23 MURRY, TOURE G 1.94 28
33 PONGO, MARCELL G 1.94 20
40 HARANGODY, LUKE F 2.03 29
42 FOTU, ISAAC F 2.03 24
44 KRAEMER, DAVID G 1.97 20

Player Stats

Karasev, S. / 16.6 Kuric, K. / 14.3 Harper, D. / 13.3
Lewis, J. / 14.9 Thompson, R. / 13.4 Butler, D. / 11.3
Gordon, D. / 8.3
Lewis, J. / 3.3 Thompson, R. / 3.0 Guenther, P. / 2.6
Murry, T. / 1.4 Butler, D. / 1.1
Valiev, E. / 0.9 Gordon, D. / 0.8 Karasev, S. / 0.6
Murry, T. / 0.5
2PT
Kuric, K. / 60.0 % Gordon, D. / 52.4 % Harper, D. / 51.1 %
Thompson, R. / 62.3 % Fotu, I. / 61.7 % Butler, D. / 58.3 %
3PT
Kuric, K. / 44.7 % Harper, D. / 41.7 % Laprovittola, N. / 38.9 %
Butler, D. / 52.0 % Harangody, L. / 47.1 % Lewis, J. / 38.8 %
FT
Karasev, S. / 70.0 %
Thompson, R. / 71.0 %
PIR
Karasev, S. / 16.1 Gordon, D. / 16.0 Kuric, K. / 12.6
Harangody, L. / 14.3 Thompson, R. / 12.7 Butler, D. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
86.5 Points 83.5
34.9 Rebounds 31.0
12.5 O. Rebounds 9.4
22.4 D. Rebounds 21.6
17.6 Assists 17.3
6.3 Steals 6.1
3.5 Blocks 1.5
53.5 % 2PT 56.5 %
35.5 % 3PT 38.5 %
71.5 % FT 75.3 %
93.8 PIR 82.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
88.8 Points 91.4
35.8 Rebounds 30.1
11.0 O. Rebounds 8.9
24.8 D. Rebounds 21.3
19.4 Assists 20.0
7.0 Steals 7.3
2.8 Blocks 2.9
55.9 % 2PT 55.6 %
35.9 % 3PT 46.8 %
68.8 % FT 76.7 %
96.8 PIR 107.3
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
Zenit St Petersburg ratiopharm Ulm
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Zenit St Petersburg
Home record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 0-0
Away record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 1-0
ratiopharm Ulm
Home record vs. Zenit St Petersburg: 0-1
Away record vs. Zenit St Petersburg: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 01 November 2017 Regular Season ratiopharm Ulm 93 - 95 Zenit St Petersburg