2016-17Regular SeasonRound 1
October 12, 2016 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Bojan Dubljevic - Valencia Basket - EC16 (photo Valencia Basket)

Valencia dominates on opening night

Valencia Basket made an early statement of intent by routing ratiopharm Ulm 95-58 in the opening game of Group D on Wednesday. The dominant hosts, who saw all 12 players score, took control early and increased the margin quickly. Valencia was paced by 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals from Bojan Dubljevic. Vladimir Jankovic added 12 points, Antoine Diot had 11 points and 6 assists, Pierre Oriola collected 11 points plus 8 rebounds, and Luke Sikma also finished with 11 in victory. Chris Babb responded with 14 points for Ulm, with Raymar Morgan adding 12 and Braydon Hobbs scoring 10 in defeat.

A coast-to-coast layup by Babb gave Ulm an early 5-7 lead, but Valencia found a go-to guy in Dubljevic, who led a 10-0 run to put his team fully in charge, 15-7. Dubljevic kept pacing Valencia and a layup by Jankovic gave Valencia its first double-digit lead, 26-16, after 10 minutes. Oriola shone early in the second quarter, extending Valencia's lead to 38-24. An 8-0 run that Will Thomas capped with free throws kept Valencia way ahead, 48-34, at halftime. The hosts kept rolling after the break, as three-pointers by Diot, Sikma and Fernando San Emeterio broke the game open, 61-38, midway through the third quarter. Rafa Martinez joined the three-point shootout and Dubljevic boosted Valencia's margin to 71-45 after 30 minutes. Nothing changed after that, as Valencia extended its lead to 81-45 and cruised to a well-deserved win.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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Referees: ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 5465
By Quarter1234
Valencia Basket26222324
ratiopharm Ulm16181113
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Valencia Basket26487195
ratiopharm Ulm16344558
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 THOMAS, WILL 19:34 6 2/2   2/2 1 5 6 1 1       1 2 15
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 16:10 11   3/5 2/2   2 2 6   2     1 2 16
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 17:27 6 1/2 0/3 4/4 1 1 2         1   3 6
10 SATO, ROMAIN 7:19 4 2/2     1 1 2             1 7
12 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 13:30 12 3/4 1/2 3/4   2 2 2   1     3 4 13
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 20:58 14 3/8 0/3 8/8 1 6 7 1 4 2     3 7 20
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 16:09 2   0/1 2/2   2 2 3         2 2 6
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 10:00 8 1/1 2/3                     1 8
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE 21:09 11 4/4 0/1 3/5 2 6 8 3 2 3     5 3 16
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 19:11 8 2/5 1/3 1/1 3 2 5 3 1 1   1 2 2 10
30 SASTRE, JOAN 20:14 2 1/1 0/2         4 1 2     1 1 3
43 SIKMA, LUKE 18:19 11 4/8 1/3   1 3 4 2 3       3   11
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 95 23/37 8/26 25/28 12 33 45 25 12 11 0 2 21 28 136
        62.2% 30.8% 89.3%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO
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
ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 SUTTON, DOMINIQUE 12:27 3 1/2   1/2           1     4 2 -2
4 OHLBRECHT, TIM 18:37 3 1/3   1/1           1     1 3 2
6 GUENTHER, PER 20:25 3 0/1 1/5         4   7     5 1 -9
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 7:38   0/1 0/1           1       2   -3
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 26:00 12 4/8 1/1 1/4 2 3 5 1 3   1   4 5 16
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 11:04   0/1     1   1 1 1       3   -1
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 8:37 6 2/2   2/2 1 5 6             1 13
15 HOBBS, BRAYDON 24:45 10 4/5 0/5 2/2   4 4 3   4 1   1 1 8
17 BUTLER, DA´SEAN 20:47 2 0/1 0/2 2/2   2 2     2     1 2  
19 BABB, CHRIS 28:15 14 1/7 3/5 3/3 1 2 3     2     4 1 4
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 21:25 5 2/4 0/3 1/4   1 1 1   1     3 4 -1
Team           4 4 8               8
Totals 200:00 58 15/35 5/22 13/20 9 21 30 10 5 18 2 0 28 20 35
        42.9% 22.7% 65%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"We defended and attacked well, but what we have seen today is not the real difference between these two teams, although I think that we clearly deserved the win. We have been very concentrated, running fast breaks, and we broke the game open."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"Congratulations to Valencia Basket. They played the best offense and best defense. They reacted much better to their own mistakes and we have frustrated ourselves. And frustration increased during the match like a snowball."

Players

JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR
Valencia Basket
"It´s always difficult to play the first European competition game, you can expect anything, but we were mentally ready and we had a very good game. We came very strong from the first minute to the last, we played very good basketball, and we knew what we had to do."
NEUMANN, PHILIPP
ratiopharm Ulm
"I think we made a couple mistakes and Valencia Basket just knew how to punish every one of them. We had problems with fouls in some of our most important players, we had to rotate more from the bench than we wanted to."
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