2015-16Last 32Round 2
January 12, 2016 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MEDIOLANUM FORUM

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
67.0 Points 74.3
28.0 Rebounds 35.9
9.0 O. Rebounds 9.8
19.0 D. Rebounds 26.1
17.0 Assists 15.3
3.0 Steals 7.3
0.0 Blocks 3.3
11.0 Turnovers 11.9
48.4 % 2PT 45.7 %
32.0 % 3PT 38.4 %
81.3 % FT 74.6 %
72.0 Index 80.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 14.5 / McNeal
0 Rebounds 7.1 / White
0 OR 2.0 / White
0 DR 5.1 / White
0 Assists 4.9 / Waters
0 Steals 1.6 / Xanthopoulos
0 Blocks 0.9 / Hagins
0 Turnovers 1.9 / Waters
0 2PT 83.3 % / Symtsak
0 3PT 56.0 % / Waters
0 FT 100.0 % / Zaras
0 Index 13.4 / White

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
0-1 Last 32 1-0
0-0 Regular Season 7-3
0-1 Overall 8-3

Referees

Crew Chief
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ, Slovenia
Referee
TRAWICKI, TOMASZ, Poland
Umpire
VAN DEN BROECK, NICK, Belgium

The Take

On Tuesday, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan (0-1) hosts Aris Thessaloniki (1-0) in a clash of classic European clubs. Milan and Aris played 13 times against each other over the decades, but only twice since 1992. They also played the Euroleague Final Four semifinals in 1988, with Milan winning 87-82 on the way to its third and final continental title. While Milan looks for its first Eurocup victory in more than a decade, Aris has a four-game winning streack and holds opponents to 69 points per game and 27.3% three-point accuracy, among the competition's best this season. On Wednesday, Neptunas Klaipeda (0-1) welcomes ALBA Berlin (1-0) for the first time. After being the only Last 32 held under 60 points in 84-58 loss to Aris last week, Neptunas looks to bounce back at home, where it ranks third this season with 87.6 points on average. ALBA will try to keep its percentage from behind the three-point arc after making 12 of 20 attempts for 60% last week.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"In a short competition like the Eurocup Last 32 it is important to protect the home court, especially after losing the first game in Berlin. We need to play with an energy level much higher against Aris and we need to do it for 40 minutes. Hopefully our fans will understand the value of this game."
PRIFTIS, DIMITRIS
Aris Thessaloniki
"We have a very tough game ahead, maybe the most difficult in the Last 32, against a Euroleague team. Emporio Armani has great quality in it's roster and I think they are motivated after their elimination from the Euroleague. We must be very focused and effective in the defensive part and keep their offense low, to be competitive in their home court. We have consecutive away games, so we must keep our energy in a high level."

Players

GENTILE, ALESSANDRO
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"Like all the Greek teams, Aris is very tough, very physivcal and they like to play an half-court game. They have a strong nucleus of Greek players and thay are traditionally very tough plus some good Americans especially Okaro White who played in Bologna last year and we faced may times. We need a win after losing in Berlin and it's important to approach this game mentally and physically ready to compete."
MOURTOS, SPYROS
Aris Thessaloniki
"Emporio Armani is a European powerhouse and our mission in Italy is very difficult. We are facing a high quality team with a roster that is full in every possition. We will give everything we have to be competitive and accomplish something good in Milan. What we have to do is be effective in defense for 40 minutes, control the rebounds and make the right decisions in offense. If we do those things, we'll stay in the game until the end."
Milan Macvan - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - EC15 (photo Photo Olimpia Milano-Ciamillo)

EA7 Milan trashes Aris by 41

In just its second Eurocup game after starting the season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan set itself apart from the rest with one of the largest blowouts in competition history. EA7 Milan destroyed Aris Thessaloniki 95-54 at Mediolanum Forum in what was the second-largest margin of victory in Last 32 history. The result left both teams with 1-1 records in Group J. Milan already led after one quarter, but used a 20-0 march to start the second quarter to put the game out of reach and later scored 15 unanswered points to start the fourth quarter in building a lead that peaked at 48. Milan Macvan led six Milan scorers in double figures with 16 points, Alessandro Gentile scored 13, Oliver Lafayette amassed 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals, Charles Jenkins also scored 12, Krunoslav Simon 11 and Stanko Barac posted 10 points and 9 rebounds. Dominic Waters led Aris with 12 points and Okaro White and Jerel McNeal added 10 each.

Aris started nicely with a Waters three-pointer combined with strong defense. Two-and-a-half minutes passed before Macvan scored Milan’s first basket. Simon drilled a triple that gave the hosts their first lead, 9-7. After White's put-back restored a slim Aris advantage, Simon scored half the points in an 8-0 push to lead 17-11. The lead continued to grow despite a White triple and reached 8 before White split free throws to end the opening quarter at 24-17. Milan showed no mercy to start the second quarter as it reeled off 20 unanswered points in keeping Aris scoreless for more than five minutes. Lafayette and Bruno Cerella scored 5 points each during the game-breaking run, which McNeal snapped with a three-pointer. But Milan was not done; Lafayette’s second three-pointer ended an 8-0 spurt for a 52-20 advantage. White and Jake Cohen showed signs of life from Aris, but Gentile and Cerella kept Milan comfortable in control. Cohen made it 57-27 at halftime.

Halftime did little to invigorate either team; an Andrea Cinciarini three-pointer and a Jamelle Hagins put-back were the only points in the first four minutes of the second half. Gentile added a three and the lead reached 36 on a Barac basket-plus foul, but Vassilis Symtsak and Waters kept the deficit from growing any more than that. A three by McNeal made it 71-42 through three quarters. Milan opened the fourth quarter with 15 unanswered points as the difference swelled into the 40s. The margin eventually peaked at 92-44 as Milan chalked up a convincing victory.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO), TRAWICKI, TOMASZ (POL), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 5700 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan24331424
Aris Thessaloniki17101512
End of Quarter1234
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan24577195
Aris Thessaloniki17274254
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 McLEAN, JAMEL 12:37 6 2/2   2/2 2 4 6 1   1     4 2 10
3 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 22:51 12 2/3 2/4 2/2   4 4 5 4 2     1 1 20
5 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 20:14 13 3/6 1/4 4/7 2   2 1 1 3   1 2 5 7
6 AMATO, ANDREA 2:34                         1   -1
7 CERELLA, BRUNO 17:55 7 2/2 1/1             1     3 2 5
13 MACVAN, MILAN 25:56 16 4/5   8/8 2 2 4 2 1 1     3 5 23
15 MAGRO, DANIELE 13:14 2 0/1   2/2   2 2     3     5 3 -2
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 15:16 6 1/4 1/1 1/2   1 1 1   1     3 1 1
22 JENKINS, CHARLES 20:51 12 1/3 2/3 4/4   5 5 4 2     1 2 3 20
27 BARAC, STANKO 25:51 10 2/4   6/6   9 9     2 1   2 6 20
43 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 22:41 11 2/3 1/4 4/6   4 4 4 1 3       4 15
Team           2 3 5     2         3
Totals 200:00 95 19/33 8/17 33/39 8 34 42 18 9 19 1 2 26 32 121
        57.6% 47.1% 84.6%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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
Aris Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 XANTHOPOULOS, VASSILIS 14:49   0/2 0/1         2   2     2 2 -3
7 PELEKANOS, MICHALIS 21:47     0/1   1 5 6 1         3   3
8 CUPKOVIC, SLAVEN 11:28   0/1 0/3             1     2 3 -4
10 WHITE, OKARO 21:49 10 3/4 1/5 1/3 4 3 7 1 1 4     4 3 7
11 WATERS, DOMINIC 29:19 12 2/6 1/2 5/6       3 3 4     4 6 10
12 DIPLAROS, NIKOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 ZARAS, THEODOROS 11:46   0/1 0/3         1         1   -4
14 HAGINS, JAMELLE 21:18 4 2/8     2 1 3     1 1 1 4 1 -3
15 COHEN, JAKE 12:44 5 2/3 0/3 1/1 1 1 2   1 1     3 1 1
16 MOURTOS, SPYROS 16:31 4 1/4   2/2   3 3 2   1     3 4 6
17 SYMTSAK, VASSILIS 12:41 9 4/4 0/1 1/3 2 1 3     1     1 2 9
22 McNEAL, JEREL 25:48 10 2/8 2/4   1 1 2 1 3 4 1   5 4 4
Team           1 1 2     2          
Totals 200:00 54 16/41 4/23 10/15 12 16 28 11 8 21 2 1 32 26 26
        39% 17.4% 66.7%
Head coach: PRIFTIS, DIMITRIS

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We played an aggressive game and having six players in double scoring digits means that we did things well. However, it all started with the defense we played, which allowed us to run in offense. It was a good game for us, no doubt."
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