2015-16Last 32Round 1
January 06, 2016 CET: 17:00
Local time: 17:00 RATIOPHARM ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
80.4 Points 85.6
36.4 Rebounds 31.2
10.6 O. Rebounds 9.1
25.8 D. Rebounds 22.1
17.7 Assists 14.1
6.0 Steals 7.7
2.9 Blocks 3.0
11.7 Turnovers 14.6
51.9 % 2PT 53.4 %
34.4 % 3PT 42.2 %
78.9 % FT 83.3 %
90.4 Index 88.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.2 / Morgan Points 14.7 / Hannah
6.6 / Morgan Rebounds 5.3 / Hervelle
2.6 / Rubit OR 2.3 / James
4.4 / Morgan DR 3.7 / Hervelle
6.4 / Guenther Assists 3.5 / Hannah
1.5 / Kane Steals 1.7 / Hervelle
1.1 / Rubit Blocks 2.1 / James
2.3 / Guenther Turnovers 3.4 / Mumbru
58.3 % / Rubit 2PT 78.6 % / Todorovic
50.0 % / Braun 3PT 48.1 % / Bertans
100.0 % / Guenther FT 100.0 % / Lopez
17.6 / Morgan Index 14.2 / Hannah

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
4-6 Regular Season 8-2
4-6 Overall 8-2

Referees

Crew Chief
VIATOR, EDDIE, France
Referee
LOPES, LUIS, Portugal
Umpire
RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP , Croatia

The Take

ratiopharm Ulm plays hosts to Dominion Bilbao Basket which will try to continue its unbeaten run on the road. Bilbao was perfect 5-0 in road games during the regular season and arrives to this contest with Eurocup's fourth-best offense (85.6 ppg). Ulm has 2-3 home record so far this season. These two teams played each other in 2012-13 quarterfinals, when Ulm beat Bilbao at home 85-81, but Bilbao overcame that deficit in the return leg, winning 101-78. In addition to having a potent offense, Bilbao's defense forced the most turnovers during the regular season (17.4), a trend it hopes to continue in Ulm. In a high-profile matchup, Banvit Bandirma hosts FC Bayern Munich in the first clash ever between them. Banvit pulls down 13.3 offensive rebounds per night in the regular season, while Bayern rebounded very well on defense (25.2) in the Euroleague. The German powerhouse takes good care of the ball, too, having averaged just 12.6 turnovers so far, and will now have newcomer Justin Cobbs splitting time at point guard. Banvit is historically strong at home, and has won four in a row there coming into the Last 32.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

ALONSO, SITO
Dominion Bilbao Basket
“Ulm has successfully completed consecutive victories in the German League. Ulm started with several defeats, but now, except for the defeat against FC Bayern Munich, they have win seven matches consecutively. It’s going to be a very tough game because they have six American players with lot of one-on-one ability. They are a versatile team with fake inside players, forwards and power forwards who are very fast side to side. Especially, their playmaker, who determines the pace of the game, has a very good three-point shot.”

Players

MUMBRU, ALEX
Dominion Bilbao Basket
“It’s going to be a very tough game. They fought against CAI Zaragoza until the end of the match. They play in an anarchistic way, very dependent on the one-on-one, contrary to we, who are much more structural in our game. We have to play game by game.”
Clevin Hannah - Dominion Bilbao Basket - EC15 (photo Florian Achberger - Ratiopharm Ulm)

Dominion BB starts Last 32 with win in Ulm

Dominion Bilbao Basket opened its Last 32 Group G campaign with a strong 75-93 road victory over ratiopharm Ulm. Clevin Hannah led the way with 20 points while Alex Ruoff tallied 19 points and Dairis Bertans chipped in 14 points and Giorgos Bogris had 10 points in the win. Ulm dropped its first home game of the Last 32 despite 11 points and 5 assists from Taylor Braun with Augustine Rubit, Per Guenther and Da’Sean Butler all adding 10 points in the loss.

Raymar Morgan started the scoring for the hosts and Alex Mumbru answered for Bilbao. Bertans’ three-pointer gave the guests their first lead with Mirza Begic’s put-back making it 4-7. Hannah’s basket and three-pointer helped Bilbao increase its lead to 8-16 with Bertrans nailing another triple as the cushion grew to 10-19. Braun and Chris Babb answered for Ulm with back-to-back three-pointers and Braun got the gap to 18-19. Mumbru followed with a three-point play and Bilbao was ahead 18-25 after 10 minutes. Bogris extended the margin to 18-27 before Butler tallied 8 straight points including 2 three-balls to bring Ulm within 28-29. Bogris and Begic scored again and Ruoff’s trey had Bilbao up 32-36. Ulm didn’t let the Spanish side pull away with David Brembly evening the game at 38-38 on a three-pointer. Two more ties followed before Ruoff’s three-pointer had Bilbao up 41-44 at the break.

Hannah started the second half with a three-pointer for the guests but Braun knotted the game 47-47. Ulm could not stop the Bilbao offense with Bertans’ three-pointer completing a 0-9 spurt to go up 47-56. And 4straight points from Ruoff increased the margin to 51-62. Pierria Henry was able to score for the hosts but Bilbao continued to click on offense with the final 9 points of the quarter to lead 53-71 going into the final frame. Ulm scored the first 4 points of the fourth quarter but again could not get defensive stop as Bilbao scored on 4 of the next 5 possessions – including a Hannah three-point play and three-pointer to race ahead 60-81 with 6 minutes left. Gunther knocked down 2 three-pointers in a 10-4 Ulm run to climb to within 70-85. But Ulm failed to score on its next 2 possessions and Bertans was on target again from long range to make it 70-90 and decide the game for good.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: VIATOR, EDDIE (FRA), LOPES, LUIS (POR), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 4500 (Tentative)
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Dominion Bilbao Basket25192722
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Dominion Bilbao Basket25447193
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 23:58 10 2/3 2/5   2 1 3 4 1 2     3 4 13
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 0:23                              
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 17:37 9 3/4   3/4 1 3 4 1         4 2 10
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 12:57 4 2/5       2 2   1 1 1 1 1 1 3
15 HENRY, PIERRIA 21:32 6 1/1 0/2 4/4 1 2 3 1   1       3 10
17 BUTLER, Da'SEAN 23:08 10 1/2 2/8 2/3 1 2 3 2 1 2     4 3 5
19 BABB, CHRIS 25:20 9 3/5 1/2   1 4 5 1   2     3   7
20 BROWN, CARLON 9:14   0/2 0/2     1 1   1 1   1     -4
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 25:55 10 4/5 0/1 2/2   1 1 1   1     1 4 12
22 ROHWER, BJOERN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 26:26 11 4/5 1/2   1 2 3 5 1 1     3 1 15
30 BREMBLY, DAVID 13:30 6 1/2 1/2 1/2 1   1 1         1 1 5
Team             2 2     2          
Totals 200:00 75 21/34 7/24 12/15 8 20 28 16 5 13 1 2 20 19 76
        61.8% 29.2% 80%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
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
Dominion Bilbao Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 RUOFF, ALEX 23:32 19 4/5 3/5 2/2 1 3 4 3 1       2 2 24
8 BORG, TOBIAS 11:29 6 2/2 0/1 2/3   2 2           1 3 8
9 BERTANS, DAIRIS 25:43 14 1/4 4/6   2 1 3 5   1   1   3 18
10 MENDIA, BORJA 1:33 3   1/1     1 1               4
11 HANNAH, CLEVIN 27:32 20 4/6 3/9 3/3       4 1 2     2 3 16
13 BOGRIS, GIORGOS 22:11 10 5/5     2   2 4         3   13
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 22:12 7 3/4 0/1 1/1 1 4 5 1 1 1     3 5 13
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 18:05 2 1/1       4 4 2   2     3 1 4
20 TODOROVIC, DEJAN 13:04 4 2/4 0/1   1 2 3     1     1   2
25 BEGIC, MIRZA 17:49 8 3/5   2/4 3 1 4 1 1 2 2   1 3 12
33 SUAREZ, ALEX 16:50     0/5     3 3           4   -6
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 93 25/36 11/29 10/13 10 23 33 20 4 9 2 1 20 20 110
        69.4% 37.9% 76.9%
Head coach: ALONSO, SITO

Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"This win was very convincing by Bilbao. They played way smarter than we did. I agree, our small lineup worked out to a certain degree, but we could only use this advantage in the first half. One of the main problems was that we couldn’t stop Bilbao’s three-point shooting. We knew that Hannah, Bertans and Ruoff are very good shooters, but we couldn’t stop them. Plus, they made big shots at the right moments. In the second half Bilbao was able to use their advantage in size and we had big trouble with our defensive rebounding."
ALONSO, SITO
Dominion Bilbao Basket
"Tonight’s game was a very important one for us. We suffered a very tough loss in the league. In the first half it was pretty difficult for us to stop the small lineup of Ulm. But in the second half we tried to take advantage of our low post situations. And after leading by double figures, we played more calmly while Ulm had to get into a hurry when trying to reduce the deficit."

Players

BABB, CHRIS
ratiopharm Ulm
"In the second half they hit shots and we didn’t. We didn’t move the ball and didn’t execute our offense properly. Now we have to regroup, use the couple off days in the German league and bounce back against Munich. In this game we have to be sharp from the very first second. We are not good enough to start 10 points down."
RUOFF, ALEX
Dominion Bilbao Basket
"In the second half our offense was working, but more importantly, we fought on the defensive end. It’s a great win in the Eurocup and it was monumental for us as a group, especially after the tough loss in the Spanish league last weekend."
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