November 27, 2014
Regular Season Round 7 - November 26, 2014 CET: 18:45 Local time: 19:45 - BESIKTAS INTEGRAL ARENA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
5-1 Regular Season 3-3
5-1 Overall 3-3

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANI, Spain
Referee
OBRADOVIC, PETAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Umpire
KOLJENSIC, MILOS , Montenegro

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.5 Points 86.3
34.8 Rebounds 36.5
8.0 O. Rebounds 11.5
26.8 D. Rebounds 25.0
18.2 Assists 18.8
9.2 Steals 8.5
3.7 Blocks 2.5
14.7 Turnovers 12.7
50.0 % 2PT 52.3 %
39.9 % 3PT 30.4 %
68.4 % FT 78.2 %
89.5 Index 96.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
21.5 / Lofton Points 18.5 / Hodge
6.5 / Broekhoff Rebounds 6.3 / Borovnjak
2.5 / Armstrong OR 2.3 / Valiev
5.5 / Broekhoff DR 4.3 / Borovnjak
3.7 / Atsur Assists 6.5 / Hodge
2.2 / Johnson Steals 1.5 / Valiev
1.3 / Johnson Blocks 0.8 / Valiev
2.7 / Armstrong Turnovers 3.0 / Hodge
63.6 % / Tunceri 2PT 100.0 % / Gordeev
50.0 % / Bajramovic 3PT 50.0 % / Hodge
100.0 % / Bajramovic FT 100.0 % / Komolov
20.5 / Lofton Index 22.3 / Hodge

THE TAKE

In a high-profile clash and a battle for the second place, Khimki Moscow Region (4-2) hosts Union Olimpija Ljubljana (4-2). Khimki won their matchup in Ljubljana earlier this season 85-88, but something will have to give in this clash: Khimki has won both of its home games this season, and Olimpija has won all of its road games so far. A winner of five consecutive games, Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul (5-1) can qualify for the Last 32 with victory at home against Zenit St Petersburg (3-3). Besiktas is led by Chris Lofton, competition’s top scorer with 21.5 per game, while Zenit comes into this one with victories in three of its last four games. Hungarian champion Szolnoki Olaj (1-5) welcomes VEF Riga (1-5) in a must-win game for both teams. Olaj has lost five in a row after winning the season opener, and Riga has lost four consecutive games after beating Olaj 71-61 at home in Round 2.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

KANDEMIR, AHMET
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
"We won the first match away in overtime. We will play against a strong team. It is important for us to leave at the top of the group to advance to the Last 32."

Players

BROEKHOFF, RYAN
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
"We lost the last game we played in our domestic league. We are leaders in our group in the Eurocup and we want to continue it to be that way. We want to win this match in our own home with the support of our fans this evening."
Besiktas IF blasts Zenit to cinch Last 32 spot

Hilton Armstrong - Besiktas Integral Forex - EC14 (photo Besiktas JK)

Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul cinched a Last 32 spot on Wednesday with an 87-73 victory over Zenit St. Petersburg. JaJuan Johnson scored 25 points and Chris Lofton added 16 on 4-of-6 three-point shooting for Besiktas, which improved to 6-1 in Group D with the victory. Zenit dropped to 3-4, but still remains in control of its destiny for a Last 32 ticket. The visitors used a 0-11 run that straddled halftime to tie the game early in the third quarter, however Besiktas later reeled off 12 straight points to make it 60-49 and never looked back. Hilton Armstrong added 14 points and Engin Atsur tallied 10 points and 6 assists for the winners. Cameron Jones paced Zenit with 14 points and Dejan Borovnjak, Walter Hodge and Ivan Lazerav netted 10 each scored 10.

Armstrong and Johnson helped Besiktas to a 4-0 start, Johnson extended the lead to 10-2 before Jones heated up with 5 points for the visitors. Zenit had no answer for the duo of Johnson and Armstrong, who continued to score and keep Besiktas with a small lead. Lazerav brought Zenit within 21-15 after 10 minutes and then added 2 free throws to start the second quarter. The Besiktas second string came in and continued the effective scoring. After Kenan Bajramovic and Johnson scored from mid-range, a Lofton triple made it 32-19. Artem Komolov and Artem Vikhrov responded with back-to-back triples and Jones added a layup for a 0-8 run. Three pointers started to be the shot of choice; Bajramovic and Ryan Broekhoff each hit for Besiktas, Dmitrii Gordeev responded for Zenit and then Broekhoff scored another as the hosts enjoyed a 41-30 advantage. Hodge and Lazarev closed the gap to 41-34 at halftime.

Kyle Landry and Borovnjak scored inside before a Gordeev triple tied the game at 41-41, capping a 0-11 charge that straddled both sides of the half. Hodge gave Zenit a 43-45 lead from the line. After the lead changed hands several times, Besiktas pulled away with 12 straight points to make it 60-49; Lofton and Atsur each hit threes and Bajramovic dished 3 assists in the run. The lead hit 14 before Vikhrov ended the third quarter at 65-53. Zenit got within 10 only to see Atsur bury another three. Johnson extended the difference to 74-59 as Besiktas looked to end the game early. The lead peaked at 17 as the hosts held on for a big win.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANI (ESP), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), KOLJENSIC, MILOS (MNE)
Attendance: 1070 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul21202422
Zenit St Petersburg15191920
End of Quarter1234
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul21416587
Zenit St Petersburg15345373
Head coach: KANDEMIR, AHMET
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
2 MILLER, PATRICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 LOFTON, CHRIS 27:16 16 2/5 4/6   1 4 5 3   1   1   1 18
5 GULER, MURATCAN 17:47     0/1         2   2     2   -3
12 ERDENIZ, CANER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 HOLLAND, JOHN 17:35 6 1/3   4/4   1 1   2       2 3 8
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 33:57 10 1/5 2/3 2/2 1 2 3 6 1 3     2 2 12
21 COSKUN, CEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 30:14 25 11/15 0/2 3/5   4 4 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 23
26 ARMSTRONG, HILTON 22:24 14 5/6   4/4   2 2 4 1 2 2   2 5 23
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 23:53 8 1/1 2/3     4 4   2       1 1 13
51 BAJRAMOVIC, KENAN 17:42 8 1/1 2/3     5 5 5 1 1     1 1 17
65 SENLI, DOGAN 9:12           1 1 1   1     2 1  
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 87 22/36 10/18 13/15 3 24 27 23 9 13 3 2 14 17 113
61.1% 55.6% 86.7%
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
Head coach: KARASEV, VASILY
Zenit St Petersburg
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 LAZAREV, IVAN 18:00 10 4/7   2/2 3 2 5 1   2   1 3 2 9
5 GORDEEV, DMITRII 21:02 9   3/4     3 3 1         3   9
7 KOSHCHEEV, ANDREY 6:36 2 1/1 0/1   1 1 2               3
9 JONES, CAMERON 28:56 14 5/11 1/1 1/2   1 1 3   1   1 4 5 10
10 BABUSHKIN, ALEKSEI 1:34                              
11 KOMOLOV, ARTEM 14:38 3 0/1 1/1   1 1 2 2         1   5
13 VIKHROV, ARTEM 24:18 9 3/9 1/3 0/2 1 1 2 1 1 2       2 3
14 BOROVNJAK, DEJAN 27:01 10 5/11     4 5 9 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 19
15 HODGE, WALTER 29:32 10 3/6 0/2 4/4   1 1 5   5     2 3 7
33 LANDRY, KYLE 28:23 6 3/7 0/3     3 3 1 1 1 1   3   1
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 73 24/53 6/15 7/10 13 19 32 18 5 13 2 3 17 14 70
45.3% 40% 70%
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Head Coaches

KANDEMIR, AHMET
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
"Congratulations to my players, they did a good job tonight. Zenit has some injured players and we wanted to use that in our low-post game. They came back in the third quarter, but we fought together and won against a good team."
KARASEV, VASILY
Zenit St Petersburg
"It was an important game for us to see the future. At the four and five positions we played with young players and it was tough to face Besiktas's athletic players. Congratulations to Besiktas and we will fight for the next game."

Players

JOHNSON, JAJUAN
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul
"It was a tough game, but until the last moment we played together and did a great job in both defense and offense. In the beginning of the third quarter Zenit came back to game, but we played well in the last quarter and won the game. "
HODGE, WALTER
Zenit St Petersburg
"It was tough game because Besiktas was very good and they used the advantage of their fans so well. We let so many easy layups and we weren’t fluid on offense. That’s the main reason for losing."
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