2015-16Regular SeasonRound 10
December 15, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
70.9 Points 80.4
39.4 Rebounds 36.3
13.2 O. Rebounds 10.8
26.2 D. Rebounds 25.6
15.6 Assists 17.4
5.6 Steals 6.1
3.1 Blocks 3.0
15.0 Turnovers 11.6
44.3 % 2PT 52.7 %
35.6 % 3PT 33.0 %
71.8 % FT 78.8 %
78.9 Index 90.4

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
11.2 / Panko Points 15.3 / Morgan
8.6 / Pietrus Rebounds 6.9 / Morgan
3.5 / Pietrus OR 2.6 / Rubit
5.1 / Pietrus DR 4.8 / Morgan
3.3 / Sene Assists 6.6 / Guenther
1.1 / Sene Steals 1.5 / Kane
1.1 / Pietrus Blocks 1.2 / Rubit
2.7 / Sene Turnovers 2.3 / Guenther
58.8 % / Pietrus 2PT 62.5 % / Arco
60.0 % / Pietrus 3PT 46.2 % / Braun
100.0 % / Bell FT 100.0 % / Guenther
18.0 / Pietrus Index 18.8 / 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
2-7 Regular Season 3-6
2-7 Overall 3-6

Referees

Crew Chief
JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN, Spain
Referee
MICHAELIDES, MARKOS, Switzerland
Umpire
OVINOV, SEMEN, Russian Federation

The Take

On Tuesday, SLUC Nancy (2-7) hosts ratiopharm Ulm (3-6). While Ulm qualifies with a win, Nancy would need its own victory combined with a loss by another Last 32 hopeful, Proximus Spirou Charleroi (3-6), in its visit to unbeaten group leader Valencia Basket (9-0). In a potential three-team tie of teams holding 3-7 records, Nancy would finish ahead of Ulm and Spirou due to its 3-1 record against those teams. For Spirou to qualify, Nancy first needs to win on Tuesday, and then Spirou must beat Valencia. In a clash of a pair of Last 32-bound teams, second place CAI Zaragoza (6-3) welcomes Umana Reyer Venice (4-5). CAI will be going for a sweep of Venice after its 77-79 road victory in Round 5. CAI allows just 71 points per game on its home floor, while Venice ranks near the bottom in scoring away from home, with 70.3 points per contest.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
“We are really looking forward to this game, but we also have great respect for Nancy. They have made some changes since the first game and brought in three really good players. Mickael Pietrus is well known, there is no need to say a lot about him; Derwin Kitchen is a very strong point guard; and Zach Moss a very experienced player. Despite all the changes, Nancy is still an extremely athletic team with players who can score tremendously. They are playing a lot of zone defense, so we have to be prepared for that.”

Players

THOMAS, ALEXIS
SLUC Nancy
"It's a final. If we want to qualify for the next round we need to win. We have to fight like. Furthermore it's at home, so we have to show to all the fans we are ready to fight, and we want the qualification."
NEUMANN, PHILIPP
ratiopharm Ulm
“We know, what’s on stake in this game – but Nancy surely knows that, too. It’s gonna be an intense game. We would have rather played such a game on our home floor, but nevertheless we go to Nancy with confidence.”
Philipp Neumann - ratiopharm Ulm - EC15 (photo SLUC Nancy - C2images)

ratiopharm Ulm uses 0-16 fourth-quarter run to beat Nancy and advance

Down 13 early in the fourth quarter, ratiopharm Ulm rallied past SLUC Nancy 76-80 to claim a ticket to the Last 32. The visitors used a 0-16 run to take the lead and hung on in the final minute when Derwin Kitchen tried to punch Nancy back in. Ulm finished Group C with a 4-6 record and will be either third or fourth depending upon Wednesday’s games; if Umana Reyer Venice beats CAI Zaragoza, it will be third and Ulm fourth. Da’Sean Butler led a balanced Ulm attack with 13 points, while Augustine Rubit, Chris Babb and Taylor Braun scored 12 points apiece. James Bell scored all his points in a 10-minute span of the second half to lead six Nancy scorers in double figures with 18 points. Derwin Kitchen tallied 13 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals, while Randal Falker also scored 13, Mickael Pietrus 12 and Benjamin Sene and Andy Panko added 10 each. Nancy’s Eurocup season ended with a 2-8 record and last place in Group C.

Nancy took control of the game immediately; it held Ulm scoreless for nearly five minutes while Seen scored 5 points, Kitchen 4 and Panko hit a three and delivered 2 assists in a 14-0 charge. Joscchka Ferner got Ulm on the board with a three-pointer, but Sene’s second three made it 19-3. Pierria Henry and Butler came in a got Ulm going. Butler hit a triple, Ferner sank free throws and Butler scored again; Henry assisted on all those paints before his first basket made it 21-12 after 10 minutes. Babb and Henry hit back-to-back threes before Rubit free throws drew Ulm within 23-22. Pietrus scored the next 6 points to keep Nancy ahead. Per Guenther connected from downtown twice to narrow the gap to 33-30. After Babb’s second three, Butler tied things at 35-35. Pietrus split free throws to give Nancy a slim lead, but Braun’s three at the buzzer made it 36-39 at the break.

Bell scored his first points with a three-pointer to tie it at the start of the second half. Baskets by Falker and Kitchen gave the hosts a 4-point edge. After Babb tied it, Bell knocked down another triple. He added two more from downtown, the last of which triggered a 9-0 run that gave Nancy a 60-47 advantage. Rubut made it 60-49 at the end of the quarter before Ball reached 18 points in a span of exactly 10 minutes with the first bucket of the fourth quarter. Threes by Babb and Braun gave Ulm hope, but Panko and Falker set a double-digit lead with less than six minutes to go. The Ulm defense silenced Nancy from that points, while Guenther, Braun and Butler twice his threes in a game-deciding 0-16 run that made it 69-75 with a minute and a half remaining. Falker ended the four-minute Nancy drought and a three-pointer and a jumper by Kitchen gave the hosts hope in the dying seconds, but Rubit iced the game from the line.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), MICHAELIDES, MARKOS (SUI), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 5150 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
SLUC Nancy21152416
ratiopharm Ulm12271031
End of Quarter1234
SLUC Nancy21366076
ratiopharm Ulm12394980
SLUC Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GRUN, THOMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 FALKER, RANDAL 30:46 13 6/8   1/2 2 3 5 1 2 3     5 3 13
8 SENE, BENJAMIN 33:59 10 2/6 2/4     1 1 4   2   1 2 2 6
9 PANKO, ANDY 36:28 10 2/6 2/6 0/2 1 6 7 5         3 3 12
10 SY, BANDJA 5:15   0/1                         -1
21 MOSS, ZACH 11:20   0/1       1 1           1   -1
22 THOMAS, ALEXIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 KITCHEN, DERWIN 33:44 13 3/6 1/4 4/4 2 10 12 7 3 3   1 2 4 27
24 PIETRUS, MICKAEL 25:48 12 3/6 0/4 6/7   4 4 2 2 2     2 6 14
31 BELL, JAMES 22:40 18 3/5 4/4     4 4 1 1 1     3 1 19
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 76 19/39 9/22 11/15 5 29 34 20 8 12 0 2 18 19 88
        48.7% 40.9% 73.3%
Head coach: WEISZ, ALAIN
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 25:16 9   3/8         5   3     1 1 6
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 5:52 5   1/2 2/2   1 1             1 6
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 20:40 6 2/6   2/2 2 2 4 4 1 2     2 1 8
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 18:06 4 2/3   0/1   6 6       1   3 3 9
15 HENRY, PIERRIA 16:18 7 2/4 1/1   1 3 4 4   3 1   1 2 12
17 BUTLER, Da'SEAN 21:01 13 2/4 3/6     4 4 3 1 1     3   12
19 BABB, CHRIS 33:33 12 1/2 3/7 1/2 1 5 6 2 1 1     4 3 13
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 23:35 12 3/9 0/2 6/6 3 1 4 1 1 2     2 5 11
22 ROHWER, BJOERN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 28:15 12 1/2 3/5 1/2   6 6 1 1 1     3 2 14
30 BREMBLY, DAVID 7:24   0/1 0/2                       -3
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 80 13/31 14/33 12/15 9 28 37 20 5 13 2 0 19 18 90
        41.9% 42.4% 80%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"We had the game in our hands two times. We lost our concentration without reason... We gave a lot of effort to lead in this game. Sometimes we played a beautiful basketball with a lot of good things, but when you miss easy shots and commit turnovers during important moments… I regret our fourth quarter in which we allowed a 0-16 run in five minutes. It's a pity. Now the Eurocup is over for us. We did not have the team to qualify for the next round. Good luck to Ulm. "
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"First of all I'm happy with the performance of the team. We play better defense in the second and fourth quarters after difficult first and third quarters, where Nancy was very good and played good basketball. We made big shots and the fourth quarter made the difference. I'm very happy for the team."

Players

PIETRUS, MICKAEL
SLUC Nancy
"Defensively we made bad choices during the important moments. We are together just two weeks, we have to continue to play together and improve our defense and offense. Two weeks ago we were almost eliminated from the competition. Tonight we played a final to qualify for the Last 32. It's crazy. We gave everything in this game. Now we have to be focused on the French League. It's our main goal. Good luck to Ulm in the next round."
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