2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 25, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
69.8 Points 72.8
39.0 Rebounds 30.5
13.2 O. Rebounds 7.3
25.8 D. Rebounds 23.2
16.0 Assists 17.8
5.0 Steals 6.2
3.3 Blocks 2.3
15.8 Turnovers 12.2
42.7 % 2PT 49.0 %
38.8 % 3PT 35.8 %
72.9 % FT 74.1 %
76.2 Index 74.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
9.7 / Pietrus Points 12.7 / Bramos
8.2 / Pietrus Rebounds 5.0 / Bramos
3.2 / Pietrus OR 1.4 / Peric
5.0 / Pietrus DR 4.3 / Bramos
3.7 / Sene Assists 5.2 / Green
0.8 / Sene Steals 1.5 / Goss
1.2 / Sy Blocks 1.0 / Ortner
2.8 / Sene Turnovers 2.2 / Ruzzier
60.0 % / Pietrus 2PT 75.0 % / Ruzzier
55.6 % / Sy 3PT 50.0 % / Bramos
100.0 % / Bell FT 100.0 % / Tonut
17.0 / Pietrus Index 14.8 / Bramos

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
1-5 Regular Season 3-3
1-5 Overall 3-3

Referees

Crew Chief
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania
Referee
BIJEDIC, HARIS, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Umpire
DAVYDOV, ALEXEY, Russian Federation

The Take

In a showdown of two Spanish sides and the top two teams in the group, CAI Zaragoza (4-2) will have a new coach as it hosts already-qualified Valencia Basket (6-0) on Tuesday. In the Spanish League, the two sides have split regular season series in each of the past four seasons. Valencia won their Round 2 clash 87-66 and enters this game with Eurocup's best defense, holding opponents to just 66.3 points. CAI, however, allows opponents just 64.5 points on home floor, third-lowest in the league. While the visitors will look to remain the lone unbeaten team in the competition, CAI can qualify for the next phase if it wins and a day later Proximus Spirou Charleroi and SLUC Nancy both lose. Nancy (1-5) welcomes Umana Reyer Venice (3-3) in a must-win game. Only one team scores fewer than Nancy’s 69.8 points per game, but Venice is the worst scoring team on the road, with an average of 63.5. Proximus Spirou Charleroi (1-5) pays a visit to ratiopharm Ulm (3-3). Ulm beat Spirou 80-86 in Round 2 and has never lost a home game against a team from Belgium. The visitors are the worst scoring team in the competition (68.5), but snapped their losing streak last week, and now hope to build on it with a help of big man Kevin Tumba, who leads the Eurocup in rebounds (10.2) and ranks second in blocks (2.5).
Monday, November 23, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"We missed the win in the last seconds the first time we played Venice. We want to take the win this time for our fans and for our continuing to exist in the Eurocup. They are one of the best teams in Group C with good shooting guards. They will just need one more win to qualify."
RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"The first game against Nancy was tough because of how they are built, and now they added Kitchen to that so they have even more balance. It's a crucial game for both teams and the atmosphere at the gym will be noisy, as it's the norm in French arenas. I love loud gyms and I hope to get my team to feed off that. A hostile environment forces you to step up your game and focus more."

Players

KITCHEN, DERWIN
SLUC Nancy
"We will have to remember the first game we lost in Venice because we were close to the win. It will be hard for both teams. We know the game is important and they are a good team with strong centers and good shooters. We know what we have to do: run and play great defense. If we do that, we will have our chance."
GREEN, MIKE
Umana Reyer Venice
"To move forward in Eurocup you have to win away games also. The game in Nancy is going to be a tough game. If we play in the same way we did in Milan we are going to be in big trouble but we want to come out and be prepared for this important game. What happened in Paris with terrorist attacks it’s terrible, last year my son attended the primary school there and that scared me."
Michael Bramos - Umana Reyer Venice - EC15 (photo SLUC Nancy - C2images)

Venice makes history, grabs road win in Nancy

Umana Reyer Venice grabbed its first-ever Eurocup road win by downing SLUC Nancy 62-71 in France on Wednesday. Venice improved to 4-3 in Group C while Nancy dropped to 1-6. Mike Bramos and Benjamin Ortner led the winners with 12 points. Andy Panko had 21 points for Nancy while Randal Falker added 11 and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Venice opened the game with a 0-7 run and boosted its margin to 15-27 behind an inspired Ortner. Back-to-back triples by Bramos and Jeff Viggiano soon made it a 14-point game, 22-36. Panko, Flo Pietrus and Falker fueled a 12-0 run but Mike Green hit 4-of-4 free throws for a 34-40 Venice lead at halftime. Panko had 5 points in a 7-0 run which gave Nancy its only lead of the game, 41-40. Goss and Bramos stepped up or the guests to keep Venice ahead, 49-54, at the end of the third quarter. Back-to-back triples by Viggiano and another one by Michele Ruzzie broke the game open, 55-67, as Nancy never recovered.

Phil Goss and Josh Owens combined for all points in 0-7 opening run. Bandja Sy buried a three-pointer and a layup-plus-foul by Falker brought Nancy within 6-8. Hrvoje Peric and Sy exchanged baskets and Bramos struck from downtown for a 8-13 score. Falker and Panko stepped up with consecutive baskets but Peric and Green kept the guests ahead, 12-18. Venice found a new go-to guy in Ortner, who had 6 points late in the first quarter and got help from Jarrius Jackson to boost the guests' lead to 15-27 after 10 minutes. Falker banked in a one-handed floater early in the second quarter which Stefano Tonut erased with a driving layup. Benjamin Sene swished a six-meter jumper, as Nancy kept powering the offensive glass with Falker and Pietrus together on court. Sy and Bramos traded three-pointers and Viggiano joined the three-pointer shootout for a 22-36 Venice lead. Sene hit a mid-range jumper, Falker scored again and a corner triple by Panko made the guests call timeout at 29-36. Panko downed a jumper and Pietrus sank a catch-and-shoot three-pointer which capped a 12-0 run for a 34-36 score. Free throws by Green restored a 34-40 Venice lead at halftime.

Derwin Kitchen found his first points immediately after the break and Panko followed a triple from the right win with a jump hook to give Nancy its first lead, 41-40. Venice went scoreless for more than 3 minutes until Goss struck from downtown. Kitchen hit a one-handed jumper in the lane but Bramos improved that with a corner triple and found Goss for a fast break layup that made the hosts call timeout at 43-48. Pietrus shined with a tip-in but Peric and Bramos soon made it a seven-point game, 45-52. Sene banked in a floater and Pietrus added free throws but a layup by Ortner gave Venice a 49-54 edge after 30 minutes. Ortner shined with a power layup early in the fourth quarter which Panko bettered with a corner triple. Owens scored down low and Viggiano buried consecutive three-pointers that boosted the guests' lead to 55-64 with under 6 minutes left. Ruzzier joined the three-point shootout and even when Panko stepped up with back-to-back baskets, Ortner kept the guests way ahead, 59-69. Nancy struggled to score when it mattered most and even when Panko got the hosts as close as 62-69 with a minute left, it was already too little, too late for the hosts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU), BIJEDIC, HARIS (BIH), DAVYDOV, ALEXEY (RUS)
Attendance: 3228 (Tentative)
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SLUC Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GRUN, THOMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 FALKER, RANDAL 32:48 11 5/10   1/1 3 10 13 3 1 1 1   3 2 22
8 SENE, BENJAMIN 28:02 9 3/6 1/5   1 3 4 5 1 4     3 1 6
9 PANKO, ANDY 34:25 21 7/15 2/5 1/2 1 4 5 2 1     2 3 7 19
10 SY, BANDJA 25:45 9 1/4 2/5 1/2 1 2 3 1 2 1     4 1 4
11 PIETRUS, FLORENT 34:27 8 1/2 1/1 3/4 5 3 8 1 1 3 2   3 6 18
22 THOMAS, ALEXIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 KITCHEN, DERWIN 28:05 4 2/8 0/1   3 3 6 3 1     2 2 2 5
31 BELL, JAMES 10:09   0/2 0/1         2   1   1     -3
35 DELARBOULAS, GEOFFREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 CURRY, MORRIS 6:19   0/1               1       1 -1
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 62 19/48 6/18 6/9 16 25 41 17 7 11 3 5 18 20 72
        39.6% 33.3% 66.7%
Head coach: WEISZ, ALAIN
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
Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PERIC, HRVOJE 18:50 8 2/4 1/3 1/2   2 2   1 1 1 1 4 2 3
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 24:39 8 1/3 2/7   1 3 4 2 2       2 3 10
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 27:05 12 0/1 4/7   1 5 6 1 1 1 1   3 1 14
7 TONUT, STEFANO 5:44 2 1/1 0/1     1 1               2
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 15:21 3   1/1     1 1 2   1     1   4
10 GREEN, MIKE 25:04 6 0/3 0/2 6/6 1   1 7 1 3   1 3 5 8
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 14:56 3 0/2 1/1     4 4 2         2 1 6
13 OWENS, JOSH 25:39 8 3/6   2/5 4 3 7 1 2 3 1 1 3 4 10
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 19:56 12 5/7   2/2 1 2 3 3 1 1 1     2 19
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 22:46 9 0/2 3/4     2 2 1 1 1 1   2   8
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 71 12/29 12/26 11/15 8 26 34 19 9 11 5 3 20 18 87
        41.4% 46.2% 73.3%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO

Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"27 points in the first quarter is too much. We couldn't stop their drives. We played tonight with reactions. We never controlled the game. We made the effort to come back and led the game by 1 point at the beginning of the third quarter. We scored 71 points against a team that made a lot of 3 pointers. I can't say my team didn't fight tonight. We won the battle of rebounds, with 16 offensive rebounds, but once again, the turnovers cost us the game. We made bad choices at the important moments. For us, tonight, the Eurocup is over!"
RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"First of all, I want to congratulate my staff and my players. We played a very good game. We had a good preparation. My players were ready to execute the plans. It was a tough game after a big loses in the Italian League. I appreciate my team tonight. They were focused for 40 minutes. The three-pointers were important tonight. We had good shoots because executed well between outside and inside."

Players

KITCHEN, DERWIN
SLUC Nancy
"We didn't start the game well. We are a better team. We were close to Venice. We made the effort to come back, but too many turnovers cost us the game. We have too many losses on the last seconds of the game. We didn’t have good execution in offense because they played good defense. We have to fix that. "
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