2015-16Regular SeasonRound 8
December 02, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLON FUENTE DE SAN LUIS

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.6 Points 79.3
34.3 Rebounds 39.9
9.3 O. Rebounds 12.4
25.0 D. Rebounds 27.4
19.9 Assists 16.4
7.6 Steals 6.3
2.7 Blocks 3.3
12.0 Turnovers 12.4
52.2 % 2PT 50.9 %
37.1 % 3PT 29.7 %
80.7 % FT 77.6 %
94.7 Index 88.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.2 / Hamilton Points 14.5 / Morgan
5.9 / Sikma Rebounds 6.8 / Morgan
2.7 / Hamilton OR 3.0 / Rubit
4.6 / Sikma DR 4.7 / Kane
4.9 / Vives Assists 5.8 / Guenther
1.5 / Hamilton Steals 1.6 / Kane
1.3 / Dubljevic Blocks 1.6 / Rubit
2.3 / Dubljevic Turnovers 2.3 / Guenther
66.7 % / Sato 2PT 62.5 % / Arco
52.2 % / Martinez 3PT 50.0 % / Braun
100.0 % / San Emeterio FT 100.0 % / Guenther
18.8 / Hamilton Index 16.7 / Morgan

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
7-0 Regular Season 3-4
7-0 Overall 3-4

Referees

Crew Chief
BISSANG, JOSEPH, France
Referee
BAUMANIS, INGUS, Latvia
Umpire
PUTENKO, ILYA, Russian Federation

The Take

CAI Zaragoza (4-3) hosts SLUC Nancy (1-6) as both teams hope to snap their respective losing streaks. Nancy scores a league-low 68.7 points per game and has three losses in a row. A fourth consecutively would all but end its Last 32 hopes. Meanwhile, CAI takes the best care of the ball, committing a league-low 10.4 turnovers, and would qualify for the Last 32 with a victory and a loss by Proximus Spirou Charleroi (2-5) and Round 7 co-MVP Billy Baron, who play at home against Umana Reyer Venice (4-3). Spirou is keen on continuing its two-game winning streak, but goes against a highly-motivated Venice side which will advance with a victory. Venice will rely on its sharpshooter Michael Bramos who has averaged 4.7 triples over the last three games. Unbeaten group leader Valencia Basket (7-0) is at home against ratiopharm Ulm (3-4). Valencia allows league-low 66.7 points per game, and can clinch the first place with a win or a loss by Venice. For Ulm, a victory combined with a loss by Spirou and a loss by Nancy would send it forward to the next phase.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

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Players

Guillem Vives - Valencia Basket - EC15 (photo Valencia - Miguel Angel Polo)

Valencia survives Ulm challenge to reamain perfect

Valencia Basket remained perfect in Eurocup Group C with a hard-fought 93-88 victory at home over ratiopharm Ulm. Valencia came into the game already qualified for the Last 32, but Guillem Vives scored 18 points to lead the team to an 8-0 record. John Shurna had 14 points, Vladimir Lucic added 10 points and Justin Hamilton chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds for the victors. Ulm dropped its third straight game to fall to 3-5 in Group C. Raymar Morgan’s 19 points were not enough for Ulm. Augustine Rubit added 16 points, Per Guenther had 13 and both Da’Sean Butler and Chris Babb netted 11 points.

Rubit opened the game for the guests and was matched by Sikma. Babb tallied 7 points as Ulm opened a 9-13 lead. The visitors still led 13-15 on Butler’s basket. But Valencia kept Ulm scoreless over the final three minutes of the first quarter. Valencia took the lead 16-15 on free throws by Antoine Diot following an unsportsmanlike foul on DeAndre Kane. Shurna scored on the ensuing possession before Diot nailed a three for a 21-15 lead after 10 minutes. Shurna’s three-pointer to start the second quarter pushed the advantage to 24-15 and Diot increased the margin to 11 points – 28-17. Kane’s three-point play helped get Ulm to within 28-22. Ulm could not get closer and Shurna knocked down another triple as Valencia went up 36-27. The lead was 38-29 when Guenther and Butler both hit from downtown; Morgan and Guenther both hit free throws; and Morgan scored another basket in a 2-14 run for a 40-43 lead. Fernando San Emeterio’s three-pointer late in the first half sent Valencia into the intermission ahead 45-43.

Guenther gave back the lead to Ulm with a three-pointer to start the second half. The lead switched hands in the next three possessions and Valencia got 2 free throws from Rafa Martinez after a foul and technical foul for a 53-50 lead. Guenther knotted the game again at 55-55 with a triple and Philipp Neumann’s basket put Ulm ahead 57-58. Three more lead changes followed and it was 65-62 after Vives’s steal and layup. Valencia led 69-67 after three quarters. Valencia tallied the first 7 points of the fourth quarter for a 76-67 lead. Back-to-back baskets by Morgan, however, got the gap down to 80-75 before a three-ball from Jon Stefansson with four minutes left. Rubit trimmed the margin to 83-79, but Shurna and Lucic knocked down back-to-back threes and the cushion was 89-81 with 1:35 minutes left. Taylor Braun answered with a three-pointer of his own and followed with 2 free throws after Valencia failed to convert offensively. A Vives turnover ended in a Morgan score to make it 89-88. Vives made up for the mistake with 2 free throws with 15 seconds left for a three-point lead. Babb missed a chance to tie the game with 3 seconds left and Valencia remained undefeated.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT), PUTENKO, ILYA (RUS)
Attendance: 6300 (Tentative)
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ratiopharm Ulm15282421
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Valencia Basket21456993
ratiopharm Ulm15436788
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 STEFANSSON, JON 20:51 7 2/3 1/4         5   1   1 1   5
4 TRIAS, JORDI 14:51 4 1/3   2/2 2 2 4 3         2 2 9
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 9:51 7 1/1 1/1 2/2       2 1       4 2 8
10 SATO, ROMAIN 18:55 9 4/5 0/1 1/2 3 2 5 1   1     2 2 11
13 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 14:28 10 1/1 2/4 2/2   2 2 2 1 1     1 1 12
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 30:18 18 3/5 2/5 6/6       4 3 4   1   4 19
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 19:09 6 0/3 1/3 3/4   1 1 4   1     1 3 6
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 6:28 3 0/1 1/1     1 1               3
24 SHURNA, JOHN 23:48 14 2/2 3/5 1/2   3 3 1         2 1 14
41 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 25:09 9 3/6 0/2 3/5 4 5 9 2 1 2     3 4 13
43 SIKMA, LUKE 16:12 6 3/5 0/2   3 3 6           2   6
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 93 20/35 11/28 20/25 13 21 34 24 6 10 0 2 18 19 109
        57.1% 39.3% 80%
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
6 GUENTHER, PER 23:37 13 1/1 3/4 2/2   1 1 7   1     3 3 19
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 7:57                         1   -1
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 28:26 19 7/9 0/1 5/6 1 6 7   2 1     3 3 23
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 11:34 2 1/3     1 2 3       1   1   3
17 BUTLER, Da'SEAN 14:54 11 3/4 1/2 2/2   1 1   1       1 1 11
19 BABB, CHRIS 27:59 11 2/2 2/5 1/3   2 2 3 1 2     4 3 9
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 25:06 16 7/9 0/1 2/2 1   1 1 2         3 20
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 29:19 7 1/3 1/3 2/2   5 5 2         4 2 8
30 BREMBLY, DAVID 14:45 2 1/2           1         1   1
50 KANE, DeANDRE 16:23 7 3/6 0/1 1/1       1 1 3 1   3 3 3
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 88 26/39 7/17 15/18 4 20 24 15 7 7 2 0 21 18 100
        66.7% 41.2% 83.3%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"It was a pretty good game for both sides. We both played well on offense and shot with a high percentage. It was a hard game, as the first leg game was. In both games they have played really well, and in the final seconds we had the serenity necessary to close the game."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"We can't be sad about this loss, because we had chances till the last minute of the game. We knew they were a strong and confident team, and we fought. It was a great game from both teams and, of course, congratulations to Valencia for the win."

Players

LUCIC, VLADIMIR
Valencia Basket
"We played a very hard game. We did not do things as well as we'd like in defense, but it is also very important to know how to win games when you don't play well. We continue with the streak, we continue working hard to keep improving."
BRAUN, TAYLOR
ratiopharm Ulm
"I think both teams played really hard, we came down in the final possession. We didn´t get the best look ever, we came from behind, we came back. But they hit a lot of tough shots, in the last quarter especially, some tough threes. But we didn´t give up, we keep fighting. It´s tough losing, but we try to take the positive things that you can. And we fight the full 40 minutes. We need to eliminate some mistakes and get a win in the next game. "
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