2014-15Regular SeasonRound 1
October 15, 2014 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLON PRINCIPE FELIPE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 OR 0
0 DR 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

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
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
0-0 Overall 0-0

Referees

Crew Chief
PATERNICO, CARMELO, Italy
Referee
MANTYLA, PETRI, Finland
Umpire
FRITZ, CLEMENS , Germany

The Take

All three showdowns are never seen before in European club competitions, which adds more anticipation to this opening round. Telekom Baskets Bonn takes Strasbourg in a battle between two veteran teams in the competition - this is Bonn's sixth Eurocup season and Strasbourg sis in for the fourth time. FIBA EuroChallenge champion Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia returns to the Eurocup for the first time since 2006 by hosting German powerhouse Brose Baskets Bamberg, led by 2013-14 Eurocup Coach of the Year Andrea Trinchieri. Two up-and-rising clubs, CAI Zaragoza of Spain and Paris Levallois of France, are set for a big battle.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"I am sure that this will be a tough game because they are a very good team. They have won two games in France and only lost one in overtime. They have a lot of experienced players in Europe, and it will be a difficult game for us."

Players

LISCH, KEVIN
CAI Zaragoza
"It's our first Eurocup game. Paris is a very good team, they are playing well right now in the French League. It's gonna be a tough game for us but hopefully we'll start the Eurocup on the right foot. They have changed a lot of the non French players, so they are a different team than last year. Very athletic. They are really good if they can get rolling."
CAI Zaragoza survives Paris Levallois at home in opener

Stevan Jelovac - CAI Zaragoza - EC14 (photo Esther Casas-Cai Zaragoza)

CAI Zaragoza opened its Eurocup campaign with a win, holding on for 77-76 success over Paris Levallois in Group A on Wednesday. CAI hit 11 three-pointers and dished 25 assists, as it took the lead for good in the second quarter, but had to withstand a barrage of seven fourth quarter triples from the visitors to preserve victory. Marcus Landry and Stevan Jelovac each scored 15 points for the hosts. Chris Goulding netted 13 with 6 assists, and Henk Norel contributed with 11 in victory. Blake Schilb led Paris with 17 points, Malaye Ndoye netted 13, while Mike Green finished with 8 points and 9 assists in defeat.

A pair of triples from Landry and couple of baskets inside from Rasko Katic gave CAI early 12-8 lead, but Paris responded with a 0-7 run, capped by a three-pointer from Giovan Oniangue. Goulding replied with one downtown dagger for the hosts, as teams were in a 17-17 tie after 10 minutes. At the start of the second Norel had a pair of dunks for CAI, and after a triple from Goulding, it was Norel’s fastbreak layup that opened 27-19 margin. However, Schilb scored 7 of the next 9 points for Paris, and Oniangue nailed another three-pointer to get the visitors within 32-31. ž Jelovac helped CAI hold on to the lead, and go into halftime in front 38-33.

After the break, Green kept Paris within couple of possessions, with help from Schilb and Sharrod Ford. But Jason Robinson and Kevin Lisch made sure CAI remains in front. After Landing Sane got the visitors within 45-43, back-to-back triples from Goulding and Jelovac helped CAI to 53-43, first double-digit lead of the game. But Nicholas Lang hit a triple for the visitors to end the third, and Sane nailed one to start the fourth, and Paris was back within 4 points. But Norel and Jelovac scored on three consecutive trips down the floor, and couple of layups from Pere Tomas opened 63-53 margin. Paris replied with triples from Schilb and Ndoye in 0-7 run, but Tomas answered right back from long range, before Goulding and Landry added more triples for CAI, and 73-62. In the final three minutes, Louis Labeyrie and Schilb each hit one, while Ndoye buried three more three-pointers. But it was too little too late for Paris, as it was enough only to get within 77-76 as time ran out, and the hosts celebrated a win to open their Eurocup campaign.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA), MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), FRITZ, CLEMENS (GER)
Attendance: 6254 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
CAI Zaragoza17211524
Paris Levallois17161330
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CAI Zaragoza17385377
Paris Levallois17334676
CAI Zaragoza
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
10 LISCH, KEVIN 17:18 5 0/1 1/3 2/2   3 3 3 1     1 1 2 9
12 LLOMPART, PEDRO 22:43           1 1 8   1     2 5 11
14 KATIC, RASKO 19:32 4 2/2       3 3   1 1     3 3 7
15 SASTRE, JOAN 10:59     0/1     4 4 1 1 1     2   2
19 TOMAS, PERE 15:51 7 2/4 1/1   1 4 5         1 1 1 9
20 ROBINSON, JASON 24:09 7 2/4 1/3     3 3 3   2     1   6
21 PURSL, SIMON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 LANDRY, MARCUS 21:50 15 2/8 3/5 2/2 2   2 1 1 2     1 3 11
25 NOREL, HENK 19:08 11 5/6   1/1   4 4 1 2 1     1 1 16
31 FONTET, ALBERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 GOULDING, CHRIS 29:01 13 0/2 4/8 1/1 1 2 3 6         2 1 15
89 JELOVAC, STEVAN 19:29 15 3/4 1/6 6/6   2 2 2   2       5 16
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 77 16/31 11/27 12/12 5 26 31 25 6 10 0 2 14 21 103
        51.6% 40.7% 100%
Head coach: RUIZ, JOAQUIN
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
Paris Levallois
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 FORD, SHARROD 17:15 8 4/10     1 3 4   1 2     3 2 4
6 NDOYE, MALEYE 18:17 13 2/4 3/6     1 1 1 1 1 1   3   8
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS 27:10 7 1/2 1/2 2/2 1 6 7   1       2 1 12
9 LANG, NICOLAS 16:05 5 1/2 1/4         1 1       1   2
10 ONIANGUE, GIOVAN 16:09 6 0/2 2/3   1 3 4   1       3   5
11 GREEN, MIKE 34:55 8 4/5 0/3   2 3 5 9   2     2 2 16
14 JEAN-BAPTISTE-ADOLPHE, MICHEL 22:45 6 2/4   2/2 3 3 6     2     2 3 9
18 MUTUALE, MALELA 5:05               1   1 1   1 1 1
19 SANE, LANDING 12:50 6 1/4 1/4 1/2 1 1 2 1   1     4 1 -2
21 SCHILB, BLAKE 29:29 17 4/6 2/5 3/3 1 4 5 5 1 1       4 26
Team                                
Totals 200:00 76 19/39 10/27 8/9 10 24 34 18 6 10 2 0 21 14 81
        48.7% 37% 88.9%
Head coach: BEUGNOT, GREGOR

Head Coaches

RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"I am happy because of the win. Not satisfied because I think we can always improve and correct mistakes. We came across an excellent team that had resources, especially changes in defense. They tried to stop our rhythm and the game became close, but we managed to win. We have a team built with players I trust in, so in the end the shooters stepped up."
BEUGNOT, GREGOR
Paris Levallois
"In the end we played like we know. In the first two quarters we accepted the tempo of CAI Zaragoza, and we made too many mistakes on defense. I have a young team, and I hope they remember mistakes from tonight. But for our future in Eurocup, if we will play like we did in the end, we will have chances to win games."

Players

GOULDING, CHRIS
CAI Zaragoza
"I think in stretches of the game we played very well, the way we wanted to. We were able to extend the lead out to double figures, which is where we felt more comfortable. But there I think we relaxed a little bit, and let them shoot threes and get them back into the game when we really needed to keep the lead. While we are happy that we win the game, we are also disappointed in a way we let Paris get to come back into the game, and get a lot closer than we feel it should have been."
NDOYE, MALEYE
Paris Levallois
"It is tough, because we lost by a single point. We had a good run in the end, and came back. But every time they got a rebound our made a shot, that made us go back. It is a long competition, losing by one point at the end might not be bad."
Spain: ARAGON TV (Delayed)