2018-19Regular SeasonRound 10
December 19, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAIS DES SPORTS DE BEAUBLANC
Poland: EUROSPORT POLAND
Balkans: SPORTKLUB5
Poland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

3-6 Regular Season 1-8
3-6 Overall 1-8

Referees

Crew Chief
LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS
Umpire 1
JURAS, MARKO
Umpire 2
AMBROSOV, MYKOLA

The Take

It will be a decisive game for Limoges (3-6) when it hosts already eliminated Arka Gdynia (1-8) in Group B. If the hosts win, they will secure a Top 16 spot, but if they lose, Tofas Bursa could get the berth in case they win their game. Limoges won again last week after a four-game losing streak.

Earlier this season

When these two teams met earlier in Round 5, Arka Gdynia had its only win of the season at home by 87-78. Josh Bostic led the winners with 16 points. Samardo Samuels had 20 for Limoges. Small details like the difference from beyond the ar and missed free throws gave the edge to the hosts in that game.

Marquee matchup

Samardo Samuels and Robert Upshaw are two big men doing big things for their teams this season. Samuels averagess 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists off the bench for Limoges. Upshaw averages 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds as a starter for Gdynia. Expect a clash of giants in the paint in this decisive game.

Keys to victory: Limoges

Limoges' continuity in the EuroCup depends on this game, so expect motivation going through the roof. The guests have the weakest offense in the competition and Limoges averages almost 9 PIR more than the opponent. The best edge of the hosts is from beyond the arc so that, combines with the help of the fans in the stands, should be major assets to win this game.

Keys to victory: Arka

GdyniaGdynia is out for good and they come to Limoges with no pressure at all. They already beat the hosts once and they can do it again. Arka slightly dominates the rebounds battle and is bigger under the glass with blocks. The guests will be facing a very motivated Limoges, but that added pressure for the hosts could become the ace in the sleeve that the guests need.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Limoges CSP
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 INGLIS, DAMIEN F 2.04 23
1 HARDY, DWIGHT G 1.88 32
5 ROUSSELLE, JONATHAN G 1.90 28
11 TAYLOR, JORDAN G 1.85 29
13 BAZILLE, TIMOTHEE C 2.05 19
15 MILES, ISAIAH F 2.01 24
16 BOUTSIELE, JERRY C 2.08 26
24 SAMUELS, SAMARDO C 2.06 29
40 LARRIBAU, DAMIEN G 1.85 20
42 HOWARD, WILLIAM F 2.03 25
45 DOUMBOUYA, SEKOU F 2.05 17
83 BOUTEILLE, AXEL F 2.01 23
93 STARINIETS, DIMITRI C 2.00 20
Arka Gdynia
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 FLORENCE, JAMES G 1.85 30
1 STRYJEWSKI, FILIP G 1.93 19
3 BOSTIC, JOSH G 1.96 31
7 SZUBARGA, KRZYSZTOF G 1.78 34
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP F 2.02 38
10 WITLINSKI, MIKOLAJ C 2.07 23
11 PONITKA, MARCEL G 1.87 21
16 LAPETA, ADAM C 2.17 31
23 KAMINSKI, GRZEGORZ F 2.00 18
30 GARBACZ, JAKUB F 1.95 24
44 DULKYS, DEIVIDAS G 1.98 30
55 UPSHAW, ROBERT C 2.13 24
87 LESZCZYNSKI, MACIEJ G 1.90 19
91 WYKA, DARIUSZ C 2.09 27

Player Stats

Bouteille, A. / 13.0 Hardy, D. / 12.2 Samuels, S. / 11.7
Bostic, J. / 17.1 Upshaw, R. / 11.9 Florence, J. / 9.3
Samuels, S. / 5.7
Upshaw, R. / 7.0
Ponitka, M. / 4.3 Bostic, J. / 3.6 Florence, J. / 3.2
Howard, W. / 1.8 Inglis, D. / 1.2 Rouselle, J. / 1.1
Bostic, J. / 1.3 Florence, J. / 1.3 Dulkys, D. / 1.0
Upshaw, R. / 1.9 Wyka, D. / 0.6
2PT
Bouteille, A. / 54.9 % Hardy, D. / 52.4 % Samuels, S. / 50.0 %
Upshaw, R. / 64.3 % Florence, J. / 47.1 % Bostic, J. / 45.0 %
3PT
Hardy, D. / 50.0 % Miles, I. / 50.0 % Bouteille, A. / 46.9 %
Bostic, J. / 40.3 % Dulkys, D. / 38.6 % Ponitka, M. / 35.0 %
FT
Bostic, J. / 91.2 %
PIR
Howard, W. / 13.4 Samuels, S. / 13.2 Bouteille, A. / 13.0
Upshaw, R. / 16.9 Bostic, J. / 15.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.4 Points 74.2
31.2 Rebounds 34.8
9.7 O. Rebounds 8.0
21.6 D. Rebounds 26.8
17.9 Assists 16.6
7.9 Steals 6.8
2.4 Blocks 3.1
50.6 % 2PT 49.1 %
41.6 % 3PT 34.6 %
76.9 % FT 75.4 %
84.4 PIR 75.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
84.3 Points 85.2
34.4 Rebounds 39.2
10.8 O. Rebounds 11.0
23.7 D. Rebounds 28.2
19.8 Assists 20.7
7.0 Steals 9.7
2.7 Blocks 2.4
57.0 % 2PT 50.4 %
36.7 % 3PT 39.1 %
76.6 % FT 73.5 %
97.6 PIR 103.4

Head Coaches

FRASUNKIEWICZ, PRZEMYSLAW
Arka Gdynia
"Limoges has a good chance of advancing to the next stage of EuroCup, so they are double motivated to win this match. In their last fight, they have defeated Tofas Bursa and have proven to be a great team. We have to focus inwards if we mean to win our second EuroCup match. We are determined to do so, as it is our last EuroCup match. We wish to say goodbye in style."

Players

WYKA, DARIUSZ
Arka Gdynia
"We are very eager to show our best in our last EuroCup match. We defeated Limoges once and wish to repeat that success. We know that they are still capable of advancing from their group, so we know that we are in for a hard fight."

Limoges CSP vs. Arka Gdynia

· In their only previous EuroCup encounter, Arka won at home, 87-78, with 16 points by Josh Bostic.

Friday, December 14, 2018
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Limoges CSP

Roster
Damien Larribau and Dimitri Stariniets are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Dwight Hardy as hit his last 13 free throws in the EuroCup.
Rankings
Limoges CSP Dwight Hardy is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  50.0% .
Limoges CSP Isaiah Miles is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  50.0% .
Limoges CSP Jonathan Rousselle is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  283.3% .
Limoges CSP London Perrantes is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  4.5 per game.
Limoges CSP London Perrantes is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  290.9% .
Limoges CSP Samardo Samuels is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  3.3 per game.
Limoges CSP William Howard is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.7 per game.
Records/Milestones
Damien Inglis posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 9 for Limoges against Arka on October 31, 2018.
Dwight Hardy posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Limoges against Arka on October 31, 2018.
Samardo Samuels posted his career high in points with 20 for Limoges against Arka on October 31, 2018.
Samardo Samuels posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Limoges against Arka on October 31, 2018.

Arka Gdynia

Roster
Filip Dylewicz was back to action last week.
Maciej Leszczynski is set to make his EuroCup debut.
Streaks
Josh Bostic has hit at least one three in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Bostic has collected at least one steal in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Marcel Ponitka has dished at least 3 assists in his last 8 EuroCup games.
James Florence has dished at least 3 assists in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Robert Upshaw has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Upshaw has racked a PIR of at least 19 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Deividas Dulkys has hit at least one three in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.4 per game.
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.2 per game.
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  3.2 per game.
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  17.1 per game.
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  91.1% .
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  60.2% .
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  1.8 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  5.5 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  5.0 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  7.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
James Florence posted his career high in index rating with 12 for Arka against Limoges on October 31, 2018.
Krzysztof Szubarga posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Arka against Limoges on October 31, 2018.
Marcel Ponitka posted his career high in steals with 3 for Arka against Limoges on October 31, 2018.
Deividas Dulkys posted his career high in steals with 3 for Arka against Limoges on October 31, 2018.
Matched record, Player Highs Arka, James Florence 5 steals against ALBA on December 11, 2018.

Friday, December 14, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Limoges CSP Arka Gdynia
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Limoges CSP
Home record vs. Arka Gdynia: 0-0
Away record vs. Arka Gdynia: 0-1
Arka Gdynia
Home record vs. Limoges CSP: 1-0
Away record vs. Limoges CSP: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 31 October 2018 Regular Season Arka Gdynia 87 - 78 Limoges CSP