2015-16Regular SeasonRound 8
December 02, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALABIGI

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.4 Points 80.9
29.4 Rebounds 36.3
7.4 O. Rebounds 12.4
22.0 D. Rebounds 23.9
15.9 Assists 14.4
5.7 Steals 5.4
2.4 Blocks 2.4
14.6 Turnovers 15.3
53.6 % 2PT 50.6 %
36.5 % 3PT 31.2 %
78.5 % FT 76.6 %
74.0 Index 78.4

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.3 / Aradori Points 15.3 / Shakur
8.1 / Polonara Rebounds 8.1 / Brockman
2.0 / Veremeenko OR 3.7 / Brockman
6.9 / Polonara DR 4.4 / Brockman
4.3 / De Nicolao Assists 4.6 / Shakur
1.0 / Aradori Steals 2.2 / Trice
0.7 / Polonara Blocks 0.9 / Boone
2.6 / Aradori Turnovers 3.9 / Shakur
75.0 % / Pechacek 2PT 80.0 % / Munoz-Borchers
100.0 % / Pechacek 3PT 50.0 % / Waleskowski
100.0 % / De Nicolao FT 88.9 % / Loesing
15.7 / Polonara Index 16.3 / Shakur

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
4-3 Regular Season 5-2
4-3 Overall 5-2

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL, Spain
Referee
GELLER, RENAUD, Belgium
Umpire
CIULIN, MARIUS, Romania

The Take

In a classic Eurocup matchup, ALBA Berlin (4-3) hosts Le Mans Sarthe Basket (2-5) knowing a win would send it to the Last 32. Earlier in the season ALBA had a four-game winning streak during which it beat Le Mans on the road 84-88, but the German side has dropped its last two games. Le Mans looks to build on its recent performances, especially on the defensive end, where they allow only 67.7 points in the last three games. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (4-3) welcomes MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (5-2). Both teams can qualify to the Last 32 after this game. Reggio Emilia needs a win and a loss by Le Mans, while Ludwigsburg goes through with either a win or a Le Mans defeat. Enel Basket Brindisi (1-6) hopes to avoid elimination at home against the already-qualified Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas (5-2). Brindisi needs to win out, and get a lot of help from other results to have any chance at the next round. Gran Canaria, last year runner-up, won their Round 3 game 103-76 and looks for a sweep as it aims to finish first in the group.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

PATRICK, JOHN
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
"Reggio Emilia is at their best right now. They have won three games in a row and just landed a huge win in the Italian league. Of course they play at home. It will be a tough hurdle for us. Last time their guards really hurt us. Kaukenas is back and a new element. He is a dangerous weapon. We have to do a better job than last time to have a chance to win. Both teams are in a similar position and want to secure the spot in the next round."

Players

WALESKOWSKI, ADAM
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
"The first game against them has been disappointing for us. Their zone defense really messed up our offense. In the meantime we worked on playing together as a team. I think we really connected well as a team and still are getting better. It sure will be a good match against Reggio Emilia."
Rimantas Kaukenas - Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia - EC15 (photo Reggio Emilia)

Reggio Emilia wins a thriller on Kaukenas game-winner

Rimantas Kaukenas hit a last-second shot to lift Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia over MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg 69-68 on Wednesday night. Both teams are now tied at 5-3 record in a share of the second place in Group B, and need to win one more game, or see one more Le Mans loss to mathematically secure its place in the Last 32. Teams traded leads throughout 40 minutes, and neither team built a lead bigger than 6 points before Darjus Lavrinovic and Amadeo Della Valle put the hosts up 66-58. But Ludwigsburg scored the next 8 points, and went up 67-68 with 3 seconds to go. After a timeout, however, ball went to Della Valle who dished it to Kaukenas who scored a game-winner for Reggio Emilia. Kaukenas finished with 15 points, and Lavrinovic had 14 to lead the hosts. Della Valle netted 13, while Pietro Aradori scored 12 in victory. Mustafa Shakur and Tekele Cotton had 12 apiece in defeat. Shawn Huff netted 11, and Jon Brockman collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rocky Trice had 7 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for Ludwigsburg.

Achille Polonara and Kaukenas hit three-pointers in the early going for the hosts, but Brockman and Trice helped facilitate Ludwigsburg’s baskets, 8-10. A triple from Lavrinovic and buckets from Aradori had Reggio Emilia finish the opening quarter with a 7-0 run, and hold 15-10 after 10 minutes. Baskets were few and far between to start the second quarter. Shakur hit from long range for the visitors, but Della Valle hit a long dagger for Reggio Emilia, 24-18. Shakur and Brockman scored the next 6 points to tie things up at 24-24, and after a pair of back-to-back baskets from Lavrinovic, Shakur’s triple gave Ludwigsburg 28-29 halftime edge.

Team traded blows in the third. Kaukenas hit a triple for the hosts, but Royce O’Neale and Tekele Cotton hit back-to-back for Ludwigsburg, 31-35. Huff also hit a three for Ludwigsburg, but Andrea De Nicolao matched it for the hosts, 42-40. The visitors restored the lead with a three-point play from Jason Boone. Reggio Emilia kept going to the line and making free throws, but buckets from Trice and Shakur, and a buzzer-beating put-back from O’Neale gave Ludwigsburg 48-49 after 30 minutes. Della Valle hit from long range to start the fourth, and after Polonara and Cotton traded baskets, Huff and Lavrinovic traded triples, 58-56. Lavrinovic added couple more baskets, stringing together 7 points to help make it 63-56. Another Della Valle’s triple extended it to 66-58, but Cotton hit a triple for the visitors, and after Trice’s free throws, Huff’s three-pointer tied it at 66-66 with 36 seconds to go. Kaukenas only split free throws, but Trice made both with 3 seconds remaining, giving Ludwigsburg 67-68. However, it was enough time for Kaukenas to redeem himself, scoring a game-winning basket and bringing Reggio Emilia a crucial victory.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), GELLER, RENAUD (BEL), CIULIN, MARIUS (ROM)
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ARADORI, PIETRO 23:15 12 2/5 0/2 8/8   5 5 1   2     2 5 14
6 POLONARA, ACHILLE 20:05 9 3/4 1/2     4 4 1   1 2   1 2 14
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 22:46 14 4/8 2/4     2 2 2   1 1   2 1 11
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 27:24 13 1/1 3/6 2/2       3 3 1     1 1 15
9 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA 25:05 3   1/4     3 3 2 3 2     4 3 5
10 PECHACEK, ADAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 STRAUTINS, ARTURS 2:06           2 2           1   1
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 25:11 1 0/1   1/2 1 3 4 3   1     3 4 6
13 KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 27:15 15 2/3 2/4 5/6   1 1 2   3     3 7 15
15 SILINS, OJARS 11:58 2 1/3 0/4     2 2     1 1 1 1   -4
18 GENTILE, STEFANO 14:55     0/2     1 1 1   1     3   -4
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 69 13/25 9/28 16/18 3 24 27 15 6 13 4 1 21 23 76
        52% 32.1% 88.9%
Head coach: MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
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
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 MUNOZ-BORCHERS, ALVARO 8:15   0/1             1 1     1 1 -1
7 HUFF, SHAWN 18:24 11 0/3 3/6 2/2 3 3 6   1 1   1 1 2 11
10 TRICE, ROCKY 31:37 7 1/7   5/6 2 8 10 5   1 1   2 4 17
13 McNAUGHTON, CHRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 O'NEALE, ROYCE 17:02 9 3/4 1/3 0/1 3 4 7   1 3   1 3 2 8
19 WALESKOWSKI, ADAM 4:29                   1       1  
21 BOONE, JASON 14:35 5 2/4   1/1 1 1 2         1 4 4 4
22 SHAKUR, MUSTAFA 32:20 12 3/8 2/5     1 1 2 2 6   1 3 3 2
32 COTTON, TEKELE 28:49 12 2/5 2/5 2/2 1   1 1 2 3     4 1 4
35 LOESING, BRAD 17:52 2 1/4     2   2 2         4   -1
40 BROCKMAN, JON 26:37 10 2/6   6/6 1 9 10 1         1 3 19
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 68 14/42 8/19 16/18 16 29 45 11 7 16 1 4 23 21 69
        33.3% 42.1% 88.9%
Head coach: PATRICK, JOHN

Head Coaches

MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"The game tonight was very important and hard, but it finished with a deserved victory. We weren’t brilliant, maybe because we spent too much emotional and physical energies in Pistoia last Sunday. We are proud to have beaten an opponent like Ludwigsburg, which comes from a long line of successes and plays with great physicality. We played with great character. Now we have to think about our next games: Milan and Le Mans, we didn’t reach the second phase of the Eurocup yet. We need to win and we'll try to do it in Le Mans."
PATRICK, JOHN
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
“[Reggio Emilia] played a great game, I loved the way both teams fought. I’m proud of my team and there was a great atmosphere. Congratulations to my team and to [Reggio Emilia] for the great fight and the great game."

Players

LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
“I'm very happy for this victory, Rimas is a phenomenon, he is a great professional, we know that he can play like this and tonight he proved once again all his value. I'm glad that I could help the team win; we played well, as a group. I’m a bit disappointed because we haven’t advanced yet. We have to stay focused to achieve our goal."
BOONE, JASON
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
“We didn’t start the game in the right way. They are a good team. To win against such a strong opponent, you have to be focused for the entire game. We were focused for 35, 36 minutes and this is not enough. Now we have to stay positive, go home and work hard because we know we can do better."
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