2018-19Top 16Round 3
January 16, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 RATIOPHARM ARENA
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Records

5-5 Regular Season 9-1
1-1 Top 16 1-1
6-6 Overall 10-2

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL
Umpire 1
GELLER, RENAUD
Umpire 2
NEDOVIC, MILAN

The Take

Lokomotiv is taking its perfect 6-0 road record into Round 3 as it travels to face Ulm, which has been rock-solid at ratiopharm Arena, having won five of six games and four in a row in front of its fans. Both teams hold 1-1 records in Group F before this key clash, each having beaten Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, but suffering a loss against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

Marquee matchup

Power forward Dwayne Evans, Ulm's leading rebounder (6.4 rpg.), missed last week's game through illness, but should be ready to help fortify Ulm's interior which, faces a Lokomotiv frontline led by last week's MVP of the Round, Jamel McLean. Ulm has lost all three games Evans has missed this season and he could be an answer to slow down undersized big man McLean, who has come up huge lately. McLean is averaging 18.0 points on 64.3% two-point shooting along with 5.5 rebounds in Top 16 action.

Did you know?

Lokomotiv is the team with the best winning percentage in EuroCup history, having won an impressive 81 of its 103 games in the competition (78.6%), but it is visiting a rare opponent it is yet to beat. Ulm won both of its previous games against Lokomotiv, sweeping their regular season series in the 2016-17 season.

Keys to victory: Ulm

Ulm's backcourt duo of Javonte Green and Patrick Miller averages an impressive 28.4 points per game and comes up with 4.1 steals per game. Miller also contributes 5.3 rebounds per contest and both players have been very successful when aggressive and taking the ball to the basket. They have been a handful on both sides of the court for all opponents they have faced this season. If Miller and Green are on top of their games on Wednesday, Ulm will have a good shot at keeping its home-court streak alive.

Keys to victory: Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv has lost just two games this season and ranks sixth in the EuroCup posting 84.9 points per game despite, a little surprisingly, averaging the second-most turnovers among teams still in the competition (14.8). Against an opponent that features premier bawl-hawks in the likes of Green, Miller and Ryan Thompson, Lokomotiv will have to make sure to take care of the basketball.

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com
ratiopharm Ulm
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 REINHARDT, KATIN G 1.95 25
2 MILLER, PATRICK G 1.84 26
3 EVANS, DWAYNE F 2.01 26
5 GREEN, JAVONTE F 1.96 25
6 GUENTHER, PER G 1.84 30
7 THOMPSON, RYAN F 1.98 30
8 AKPINAR, ISMET G 1.93 23
9 STOLL, MARIUS G 1.96 19
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH F 2.03 20
11 PAPE, TILL F 2.06 21
12 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN C 2.13 25
13 BRETZEL, NICOLAS C 2.12 19
15 FAZEKAS, MATE F 2.10 18
21 MOEBUS, NICOLAS G 1.93 20
30 UGRAI, MAXIMILIAN F 2.04 23
34 SCHILLING, GAVIN C 2.06 23
42 FOTU, ISAAC F 2.03 25
44 KRAEMER, DAVID G 1.99 22
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL F 2.02 30
3 WRIGHT, DORELL F 1.98 33
5 LACEY, TREVOR G 1.88 27
6 SHCHERBENEV, SASHA G 1.88 18
7 FRIDZON, VITALY G 1.94 33
9 PLATONOV, ILYA F 1.97 20
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR F 2.07 28
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV F 2.00 24
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY G 1.90 29
20 PONITKA, MATEUSZ G 1.98 25
21 POPOV, KIRILL C 2.02 20
22 KULAGIN, DMITRY G 1.98 26
24 GERASIMOV, TIMOFEI G 1.95 21
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN F 2.08 29
27 ALEKSEEV, VALERY F 2.10 24
33 VEDISHCHEV, ZAKHAR G 1.96 18
93 FALL, MOUSTAPHA C 2.18 26

Player Stats

Green, J. / 14.3 Miller, P. / 14.1 Akpinar, I. / 10.6
Kulagin, D. / 12.0 McLean, J. / 11.7 Whitehead, I. / 11.0
Evans, D. / 6.4 Green, J. / 5.3 Fotu, I. / 5.2
McLean, J. / 5.1 Johnson, J. / 4.9 Ponitka, M. / 4.8
Miller, P. / 3.8
Green, J. / 2.6 Miller, P. / 1.5 Thompson, R. / 1.3
McLean, J. / 1.8 Fridzon, V. / 1.3 Lacey, T. / 1.1
McLean, J. / 0.6
2PT
Green, J. / 61.1 % Akpinar, I. / 55.6 % Fotu, I. / 52.9 %
Ponitka, M. / 66.1 % McLean, J. / 59.3 % Johnson, J. / 47.9 %
3PT
Akpinar, I. / 37.2 % Ugrai, M. / 36.0 % Guenther, P. / 33.3 %
Khvostov, D. / 52.0 % Wright, D. / 50.0 % Fridzon, V. / 41.7 %
FT
Akpinar, I. / 90.6 % Miller, P. / 78.6 % Thompson, R. / 77.3 %
McLean, J. / 84.3 % Ponitka, M. / 73.3 %
PIR
Green, J. / 17.7 Miller, P. / 13.2 Evans, D. / 10.9
McLean, J. / 18.7 Ponitka, M. / 14.2 Kulagin, D. / 12.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.0 Points 84.9
36.0 Rebounds 35.9
11.8 O. Rebounds 11.7
24.3 D. Rebounds 24.3
15.5 Assists 19.1
7.6 Steals 7.8
2.3 Blocks 2.8
50.5 % 2PT 53.1 %
33.7 % 3PT 42.0 %
78.2 % FT 82.9 %
85.0 PIR 103.2

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
83.1 Points 75.2
37.4 Rebounds 30.4
12.0 O. Rebounds 10.8
25.4 D. Rebounds 19.6
19.5 Assists 16.5
6.6 Steals 8.1
3.2 Blocks 2.8
51.9 % 2PT 51.4 %
34.1 % 3PT 35.2 %
74.0 % FT 69.0 %
93.4 PIR 71.5

Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"Loko is the clear favorite against us and one of the top favorites for the title. Their roster is loaded with EuroLeague-type players who have a lot of experience. You just have to look at their movement without the ball to realize how good they understand the game and how good they are. But I still believe in our chances. To beat them, we have to defend extremely well and work our way for good shots on the offensive end."

ratiopharm Ulm vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

· This will be the third time that these two teams play each other in the EuroCup.

· Ulm dominates their record 2-0, with a sweep in the 2016-17 season.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com

ratiopharm Ulm

Roster
Ulm has a fully available roster for the game.
Mate Fazekas and Nicolas Moebus are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Patrick Miller has scored at least 11 points in his last 9 EuroCup games.
Miller has racked a PIR of at least 15 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
ratiopharm Ulm Dwayne Evans is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.4 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Dwayne Evans is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.6 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Isaac Fotu is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.7 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Ismet Akpinar is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  90.6% .
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  17.7 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  14.2 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  2.6 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.8 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Patrick Miller is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  4.5 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Patrick Miller is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.5 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Patrick Miller is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.6 per game.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Roster
Moustapha Fall and Dmitry Kulagin did not play last week.
Valery Alekseev is set to his EuroCup debut.
Streaks
Moustapha Fall has hit his last 12 two-point shots in the EuroCup.
Dorrell Wright has hit at least one three in his last 10 EuroCup games.
Jamel McLean has racked a PIR of at least 12 in his last 9 EuroCup games.
McLean has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Dmitry Kulagin has hit his last 17 free throws in the EuroCup.
Vitaly Fridzon has hit at least one three in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Fridzon has hit all his 18 free throws this season.
Mateusz Ponitka has racked a PIR of at least 11 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Lokomotiv Dmitry Khvostov ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 380 assists total for his career.
Lokomotiv Jajuan Johnson ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 80 blocks total for his career.
Lokomotiv Jajuan Johnson ranks 17th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 279 2-pointers made total for his career.
Lokomotiv Trevor Lacey ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 46.0% 3-pointers % total for his career.
Lokomotiv Vitaly Fridzon ranks 25th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 86.3% free throws % total for his career.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Dmitry Khvostov is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  276.9% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Dmitry Khvostov is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  52.0% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Dorell Wright is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.4 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Dorell Wright is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  50.0% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jamel Mclean is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  84.3% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jamel Mclean is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.7 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jamel Mclean is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.2 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jamel Mclean is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  18.6 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jamel Mclean is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  5.8 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jamel Mclean is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  67.6% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Mateusz Ponitka is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  61.4% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Mateusz Ponitka is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  66.0% .
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Mateusz Ponitka is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  61.9% .

Friday, January 11, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 0
ratiopharm Ulm Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
ratiopharm Ulm
Home record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 1-0
Away record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 1-0
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Home record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 0-1
Away record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 30 November 2016 Regular Season ratiopharm Ulm 105 - 101 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
2016-17 26 October 2016 Regular Season Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 62 - 77 ratiopharm Ulm