2015-16Last 32Round 2
January 13, 2016 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 KLEINE EWE ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.4 Points 80.6
32.0 Rebounds 34.9
8.3 O. Rebounds 9.9
23.7 D. Rebounds 25.0
16.9 Assists 20.5
5.4 Steals 7.8
2.1 Blocks 2.1
13.6 Turnovers 12.3
54.3 % 2PT 53.6 %
33.5 % 3PT 37.3 %
81.5 % FT 77.6 %
83.1 Index 97.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.2 / Qvale Points 14.3 / Dubljevic
5.9 / Qvale Rebounds 6.0 / Sikma
1.9 / Qvale OR 2.4 / Hamilton
4.3 / Aleksandrov DR 4.2 / Sikma
4.0 / Machado Assists 4.5 / Vives
1.1 / Duggins Steals 1.4 / Vives
1.0 / Qvale Blocks 0.7 / Dubljevic
2.4 / Machado Turnovers 1.9 / Dubljevic
67.2 % / Qvale 2PT 62.5 % / Dubljevic
51.7 % / Paulding 3PT 53.8 % / Diot
100.0 % / Schwethelm FT 100.0 % / Stefansson
17.6 / Qvale Index 15.7 / Dubljevic

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
1-0 Last 32 1-0
4-6 Regular Season 10-0
5-6 Overall 11-0

Referees

Crew Chief
CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK, Poland
Referee
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR, Montenegro
Umpire
DAVYDOV, ALEXEY, Russian Federation

The Take

In Round 2's first game on Tuesday, PAOK Thessaloniki (0-1) welcomes the French champ Limoges CSP (0-1), which will be led by a new head coach Jim Bilba after the club parted way with Philippe Herve late last week. These two sides played last season in the Last 32, when Limoges swept PAOK, including a 68-79 win in Thessaloniki. However, Limoges has only two players still on the roster from that game last February. Battling to take the sole possession of first place, EWE Baskets Oldenburg (1-0) welcomes undefeated Valencia Basket (1-0), which has beaten its opponents by an average margin of 12.4 points so far this campaign. Valencia has competition's best defense, allowing 68.3 points during the first 11 games. Oldenburg has 1-5 all-time Eurocup record against Spanish teams, and has lost five straight to Bilbao Basket and Baloncesto Seville.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

DRIJENCIC, MLADEN
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"We played our first round successfully, we deserved games like that. At the moment Valencia rules basketball in Europe. It's an honor for us to compete with such excellent teams at teh highest level. And that's why we look forward to this challenge."

Players

ALEKSANDROV, NEMANJA
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"There's no need to talk about motivation. We want to be the first team who beats Valencia. I think the game depends a lot on three-point shots, so we'll focus on trying to stop that. We will do our best."
Antoine Diot - Valencia Basket - EC15 (photo EWE - Ulf Duda-fotoduda.de)

Valencia gets past Oldenburg, remains unbeaten

Valencia Basket hit 14 triples on 23 attempts and cruised to its 12 consecutive Eurocup victory, beating EWE Baskets Oldenburg on the road 89-108 on Wednesday night. Valencia improved to 2-0 in sole possession of the first place in Group I, while Oldenburg dropped to 1-1 record. Valencia used a 0-12 second quarter run to take the lead for good. It was 46-54 at the halftime, but Valencia wasted little time to pull away after the break with Romain Sato and Bojan Dubljevic hitting three-pointers to help make it 62-80, and the visitors never looked back. Antoine Diot paced six double-digit scorers with 25 points and also had 8 assists. Dubljevic scored 15, Sato and Luke Sikme had 12 apiece, while Vladimir Lucic and Justin Hamilton each scored 11 in victory. Brian Qvale had 16 points for Oldenburg, Klemen Prepelic scored 13, and Vaughn Duggins netted 11 in defeat.

Hamilton strung together 7 points to give Valencia an early 8-16 lead, but Qvale had a put-back, Duggins and Prepelic each hit a triple, and Nemanja Aleksandrov had a three-point play that put Oldenburg in front 19-18. Duggins hit another triple for the hosts, but three-pointers from Fernando San Emeterio and Dubljevic helped tied it at 26-26 after 10 minutes. Philipp Schwethelm and Chris Kramer buried three-pointers for the hosts early in the second quarter that gave Oldenburg 34-29, and Schwethelm’s three helped the hosts to 41-34. However, Dubljevic hit from long range to spark a 0-12 run during which Sikma scored 7 points, including a three-pointer of his own, and Valencia was in control once again. Oldenburg kept within reach from the free throw line in the final minutes of the second quarter, but a three-pointer play and a triple from Diot in the last 40 seconds put Valencia up 46-54 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Prepelic scored twice to keep Oldenburg within range, but Diot hit a three-pointer to help push the margin into double figures 52-63. Rickey Paulding hit a triple for the hosts, but Rafa Martinez scored 4 points, Sato and Dubljevic each hit a three-pointer, and Valencia pulled away to 62-80 in the final minute of the third quarter. Duggins hit a three for Oldenburg, and Diot for Valencia, making it 67-85 after 30 minutes, and Valencia kept control and big margin in the fourth. Threes from John Shurna and Lucic made it 71-91, before Aleksandrov scored twice for the hosts. But, game was out of hand already. Hamilton scored to make it 80-100, and teams traded baskets in the closing minutes as Valencia picked up its 12th straight win.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK (POL), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE), DAVYDOV, ALEXEY (RUS)
Attendance: 2037 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 26202122
Valencia Basket26283123
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EWE Baskets Oldenburg 26466789
Valencia Basket265485108
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KRAMER, CHRIS 21:19 3 0/1 1/1   1   1 6 1 1     3 3 9
5 MACHADO, SCOTT 21:31 8 4/6 0/2 0/1       3 1       4 1 4
7 WIMBERG, JAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 KRAMER, DENNIS 7:01 2 0/2 0/1 2/2 1   1 1     1   2 2 2
12 SMEULDERS, ROBIN 12:29 8 3/3   2/3 2 3 5   1 1     5 2 9
20 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 22:10 13 3/4 1/5 4/6 1 1 2 2   1       8 17
21 LOCKHART, DOMINIC 8:44 4   0/1 4/4       1   2     3 2 1
23 PAULDING, RICKEY 24:35 9 2/3 1/3 2/2   3 3 1 1 1 1   1 1 11
32 ALEKSANDROV, NEMANJA 23:28 9 4/5 0/4 1/1 1 4 5         1 3 1 6
33 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP 16:32 6   2/5     1 1           1   3
41 QVALE, BRIAN 20:30 16 7/11   2/2 4 1 5   1 2     3 1 14
44 DUGGINS, VAUGHN 21:41 11 0/2 3/5 2/4       1           4 10
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 89 23/37 8/27 19/25 12 14 26 15 5 8 2 1 25 25 89
        62.2% 29.6% 76%
Head coach: DRIJENCIC, MLADEN
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
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TRIAS, JORDI 4:59 2 1/1 0/1   1 4 5     1       1 6
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 27:08 25 5/6 4/6 3/3   1 1 8 1 2     3 5 32
10 SATO, ROMAIN 20:52 12 2/4 2/2 2/2 1   1     1     3 1 8
13 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 24:36 11 1/1 2/2 3/3 1 3 4 1   1     4 4 15
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 18:52 15 0/4 3/3 6/6 1 2 3 1       1 1 6 19
16 VIVES, GUILLEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 26:10 7 2/5 0/2 3/5 1 1 2 7 1 2   1 4 2 5
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 21:14 7 2/3 1/2     4 4 3   2     3 1 8
24 SHURNA, JOHN 17:09 6 1/1 1/2 1/2 1   1     2     2 1 2
41 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 16:09 11 4/6 1/2   1 4 5   1       2 2 14
43 SIKMA, LUKE 22:51 12 5/6 0/1 2/2 3 2 5 3 1 1 1   3 1 17
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 108 23/37 14/23 20/23 10 23 33 23 4 13 1 2 25 24 127
        62.2% 60.9% 87%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO

Head Coaches

DRIJENCIC, MLADEN
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"Everything was okay until we made our shots. In the first half we played well and left the game open. At the end of second quarter we made a couple of wrong decisions and missed some shots. After the break I was optimistic we could come back into the game, but Valencia played perfect and made nearly every three-point shot. I’m not disappointed, Valencia is the top team in Europe."
MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"It was a different game for us. We missed two of our point guards, Antoine Diot was the only point guard we had. The team played with great confidence and great concentration. I agree with our three-point shots, not with our defense."
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