2018-19Top 16Round 3
January 16, 2019 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 FRAPORT ARENA
Balkans: SPORTKLUB4

Records

6-4 Regular Season 7-3
0-2 Top 16 2-0
6-6 Overall 9-3

Referees

Crew Chief
GKONTAS, SPIROS
Umpire 1
KOWALSKI, MARCIN
Umpire 2
ROSSI, MICHELE

The Take

It is a clash between the first-place and last-place teams in Group F, ASVEL will try to extend its EuroCup winning streak to four games and keep its perfect Top 16 record intact. Meanwhile, Skyliners are searching for their first Top 16 win, which would keep the team in the contention for a quarterfinals berth.

Marquee matchup

Skyliners legend Quantez Robertson, in his ninth season with the club, has done it all this season for the team, averaging 9.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game. No player in the Top 16 has played more than Robertson's 33 minutes per game and in this contest he will go against another experienced veteran, ASVEL guard and a former EuroCup champion Mantas Kalnietis, who is enjoying an outstanding season of his own with 11.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest. The play of these two men could determine the winner in this game.

Did you know?

For ASVEL, this is the second consecutive game against a German team after downing ratiopharm Ulm last week. Over the last three decades in European competition, ASVEL has played seven different German clubs, but never against Skyliners. On the hand, Skyliners have played nine games against five different opponents from France since 2004. ASVEL will be the sixth club on that list.

Keys to victory: Skyliners

Depleted by injuries, Skyliners have scored 62 and 69 points in their first two Top 16 games, respectively, and now go against the best defense in the competition, which allows a league-low 74.4 points per game. While no teams scores easily nor in bunches against ASVEL, the main task for Skyliners will be to try to control the boards, specifically to keep the visitors off the offensive glass.

Keys to victory: ASVEL

ASVEL's key is controlling the paint, something the team has been pretty successful at doing so far this season with Miro Bilan in a main role and Alpha Kaba joining lately. In addition to holding opponents to a EuroCup low 49.6% two-point shooting, ASVEL has done well contesting shots and is third in the competition with 3.3 blocks per game and also ranks among the best for keeping opponents at 9.4 offensive rebounds per game.

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Euroleague.net
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 MURPHY, ERIK C 2.08 28
1 CLARANCE, ELIJAH G 1.95 20
2 BELL-HAYNES, TRAE G 1.88 23
3 ZEEB, GARAI G 1.86 21
4 HESLIP, BRADY THOMAS G 1.88 28
5 CLARK, JASON G 1.88 29
7 HUFF, SHAWN F 1.98 34
8 VARGAS, AKEEM G 1.93 28
9 FREUDENBERG, RICHARD F 2.04 20
12 SCHUBERT, KONSTANTIN F 2.00 20
14 KAYSER, AARON C 2.05 19
15 TRTOVAC, ARMIN C 2.10 21
18 WOHLFARTH-BOTTERMANN, JONAS C 2.07 28
21 KRATZER, LEON C 2.12 21
23 ROBERTSON, QUANTEZ G 1.88 34
33 VOELLER, MARCO C 1.99 30
41 KIEL, NIKLAS F 2.07 21
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
6 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92 17
7 KABA, ALPHA C 2.08 22
8 SLAUGHTER, AJ F 1.91 31
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 32
11 GALLIOU, CHARLES F 2.02 23
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02 21
14 SOW, KHADIM C 2.10 19
15 BILAN, MIRO F 2.13 29
17 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO F 2.05 25
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93 33
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 30
24 BRIKI, SOFIANE F 1.93 19
55 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 32

Player Stats

Murphy, E. / 15.1 Clark, J. / 12.6 Heslip, B. / 11.3
Noua, A. / 11.8 Kahudi, C. / 11.4 Kalnietis, M. / 11.0
Bilan, M. / 6.4
Kalnietis, M. / 6.3 Lighty, D. / 3.2 Nelson, D. / 2.8
Nelson, D. / 1.5 Kalnietis, M. / 1.2 Lighty, D. / 1.1
Murphy, E. / 0.9
Noua, A. / 1.0 Buckner, E. / 0.9 Bilan, M. / 0.6
2PT
Voeller, M. / 66.7 % Murphy, E. / 59.0 % Clark, J. / 53.6 %
Lighty, D. / 58.5 % Buckner, E. / 57.6 % Noua, A. / 54.8 %
3PT
Murphy, E. / 67.6 % Heslip, B. / 41.4 % Clark, J. / 41.0 %
Noua, A. / 45.8 % Kalnietis, M. / 43.1 % Kahudi, C. / 37.5 %
FT
Robertson, Q. / 89.5 %
Bilan, M. / 51.2 %
PIR
Murphy, E. / 14.8 Robertson, Q. / 13.4 Clark, J. / 10.4
Kalnietis, M. / 15.4 Bilan, M. / 12.2 Kahudi, C. / 11.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
76.0 Points 79.3
29.9 Rebounds 34.2
8.1 O. Rebounds 12.0
21.8 D. Rebounds 22.2
16.6 Assists 18.7
6.7 Steals 7.5
2.3 Blocks 3.3
53.5 % 2PT 51.4 %
37.7 % 3PT 35.3 %
76.1 % FT 72.2 %
74.8 PIR 88.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.8 Points 74.4
32.9 Rebounds 32.5
8.6 O. Rebounds 9.4
24.3 D. Rebounds 23.1
16.4 Assists 16.6
6.4 Steals 5.0
2.8 Blocks 2.2
56.5 % 2PT 49.6 %
34.3 % 3PT 36.8 %
79.4 % FT 76.0 %
92.5 PIR 79.2
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Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

· This will be the first time that these two teams meet in EuroCup action.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com

Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt

Roster
Big man Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann will miss 2 to 4 weeks more due to a foot injury.
Swingman Akeem Vargas is expected to miss two weeks with a hamstring injury.
Trae Bell-Haynes will miss five weeks with a torn ankle ligament and bone bruise.
Jules Akodo, Konstantin Schubert and Niklas Kiel are all set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Erik Murphy has scored at least 10 points in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Quantez Robertson has collected at least one steal in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Trae Bell-Haynes has dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Brady Thomas Heslip is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.9 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  62.2% .
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  0.9 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.2 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.5 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  67.5% .
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  15.0 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Erik Murphy is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  64.8% .
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Marco Voeller is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  66.6% .
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Marco Voeller is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  64.5% .
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Quantez Robertson is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  5.7 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Quantez Robertson is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.0 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Quantez Robertson is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.6 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Quantez Robertson is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  2.4 per game.
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Quantez Robertson is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  89.4% .
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Trae Bell-Haynes is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  250.0% .

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Streaks
Mantas Kalnietis has dished at least 3 assists in his last 14 EuroCup games.
Miro Bilan has pulled at least 7 rebounds in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
ASVEL David Lighty ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 241.6% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Amine Noua is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  1.0 per game.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne David Lighty is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  350.0% .
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Demarcus Nelson is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.5 per game.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Mantas Kalnietis is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  6.2 per game.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Mantas Kalnietis is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  288.4% .
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Miro Bilan is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.3 per game.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Miro Bilan is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  4.3 per game.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Miro Bilan is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.5 per game.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, AS Monaco Eric Buckner is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  1.2 per game.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.