2015-16Last 32Round 2
January 13, 2016 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.3 Points 80.4
31.0 Rebounds 37.7
9.3 O. Rebounds 9.5
21.7 D. Rebounds 28.3
16.3 Assists 18.1
6.8 Steals 6.1
0.9 Blocks 3.2
13.6 Turnovers 10.8
54.4 % 2PT 55.0 %
32.5 % 3PT 29.1 %
74.6 % FT 77.4 %
82.6 Index 97.2

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.9 / Lesic Points 19.4 / Langford
6.1 / Wright Rebounds 5.9 / Parakhouski
1.9 / Zakis OR 2.4 / Parakhouski
4.9 / Wright DR 4.5 / Kaimakoglou
3.6 / Wright Assists 8.2 / Colom
1.9 / Wright Steals 1.5 / Colom
0.3 / Wright Blocks 1.4 / Parakhouski
3.0 / Wright Turnovers 2.7 / Colom
66.7 % / Mahkovic 2PT 75.0 % / Panin
50.0 % / Rupnik 3PT 43.5 % / Milaknis
90.5 % / Hrovat FT 92.3 % / Kaimakoglou
18.7 / Wright Index 21.8 / Colom

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
5-5 Regular Season 7-3
5-6 Overall 8-3

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL, Spain
Referee
SILVA, SERGIO, Portugal
Umpire
COLLIN, JEAN-CHARLES, France

The Take

Yet another first-time meeting features Nizhny Novgorod (0-1) playing on home floor against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (1-0). Nizhny has a 4-1 home record and in front of its fans averages 10.6 triples made, shooting them with 44.5% accuracy, league-best in home games. Maccabi hopes to build on its successful Eurocup debut last week and snatch a win that would put it closer to a place in the eighthfinals. Since lifting a Euroleague title in Moscow in 2005, Maccabi has played on Russian soil 10 times, and has two wins in those games. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (0-1) welcomes Unics Kazan (1-0) and Last 32 Round 1 MVP Quino Colom to the Slovenian capital. The only previous time these two teams met was four seasons ago during the Euroleague regular season, when Unics swept the series. Unics's defense holds opponents to just 72.6 points per game, and also ranks amongst the competition's best defenses by holding opponents to 48.1% accuracy on two-pointers and 30.2% on three-pointers.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Unics is one of the favorites to win the Eurocup. They have an experienced team, and all of their players are on top level individually. They also play to back this statement. Unics selected a team for the top spots in all competitions and that is why they have big expectations. We expect a very difficult game. They play smart and very calm in offense, even though they have great individual quality. They have almost 20 assists per game, and in defense they read the opponent really well. We have a difficult task ahead of us. We need to stand on the court with aggressive approach, we are younger team and we have to play fast against them. This is the only way we can maybe surprise them."
PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"Union Olimpija is a young and ambitious team. They keep to speedy basketball, often putting their stake on long shooters. Their roster is good. They have Zakis, which is a power Latvian center, Zach Right may also bring fire, there are good Slovenian forwards. Therefore, our primary task will be to neutralize the opponents’ snipers and play secure defensively. To be competitive in this match, we shall play smartly and be the one team, and we will definitely play to win."

Players

ZAGORAC, SASA
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Unics is the second strongest team in Russia, right behind CSKA. They have great players with a lot of experience. I expect us to play a good game, because we showed that we play much better against stronger teams. I believe it will be the same this game. We want to play a tight game with them and then seek our chances for the victory in crunch time."
BANIC, MARKO
Unics Kazan
"Union Olimpija used to be a strong team, one of the best at the Balcans. The things are a little different there now, they are pretty young. I know that they play at home pretty well. I have seen a lot of their games on TV, and what I realized, that we shall not underestimate our opponents. We are in good shape now, and we will do our best to win."

Colom stars late as Unics Kazan rallies for win in Ljubljana

Unics Kazan remained atop Group M after holding off Union Olimpija Ljubljana 83-89 to improve to 2-0 in the Last 32. After the hosts rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter, Quino Colom stepped up with 10 straight points to put Unics back in charge. He later added 4 from the free throw line without a miss to help secure the victory. Colom finished another outstanding effort with 23 points, 10 assists and 5 steals. Keith Langford led Unics with 27 points and 8 rebounds and Marko Banic added 10 points. Zach Wright paced the hosts with 18 points and 5 assists, Sasa Zagorac scored 16 and Blaz Mahkovic and Mitja Nikolic netted 10 points apiece.

The team traded scores at the first until Keith Langford’s first 4 points put Unics up 6-10. Gregor Hrovat responded with a triple, but the visitors managed to hold onto a slim lead. Arturas Milaknis hit from downtown to make it 14-19. After Mahkovic’s connected from deep to make it a 2-point game. Latavious Williams put the visitors up 19-23 after 10 minutes. Williams and Banoc helped Unics add to its lead and Langford made it a 10-point game early in the second quarter. It was 23-34 after a Langford triple, but Wright got going for the hosts and rallied them back to 36-38. A three by Colom gave Unics a 36-41 halftime advantage.

Threes by Nikolic and Miha Lapornik got Olimpija right back in it. After Zagorac nailed a triple, it was 46-47. However Unics remained in front and had four different men score in a o-7 push to go up 50-59. Back-to-back triples from Nikolic and Zagorac brought the hosts right back. Banic’s free throws gave Unics a 56-61 cushion through three quarters. Olimpija took charge to start the fourth quarter. Aided by Williams’s unsportsmanlike foul on Ronals Zakis, the hosts went on a 9-2 run to take the lead on Mahkovic’s steal and layup. Unics came alive with the next 10 points – all from Colom! – for a 65-73 lead with four minutes to go. A Zagorac triple gave the hosts hope as 69-75, but time was of the essence and Unics as a team shot 10 for 10 from the foul line over the final minute to avoid giving Olimpija the extra opportunities it needed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), COLLIN, JEAN-CHARLES (FRA)
Attendance: 1500 (Tentative)
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana19172027
Unics Kazan23182028
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 WRIGHT, ZACH 25:21 18 5/8 1/2 5/6 1 2 3 5 1 2     2 4 22
5 RUPNIK, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ROBINSON, DAWAN 15:31 4 2/5           4         1 2 6
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 23:33 7 2/3 1/4 0/3 2 4 6 2   3   1 3 2 3
9 MESICEK, BLAZ 6:00 6   2/2                   2   4
10 NIKOLIC, MITJA 29:44 10 1/5 2/3 2/4 2 2 4 1 1 1     1 6 13
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE 13:48 1 0/2   1/2   1 1       1   4 1 -3
13 LAPORNIK, MIHA 20:40 8 1/3 1/5 3/3           1     4 1 -2
15 LESIC, SAVA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 ZAGORAC, SASA 28:29 16 3/7 3/6 1/1   6 6 1 3 1     2   16
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 21:03 10 3/3 1/2 1/2 1 1 2   2 4 1   5 3 7
30 ZAKIS, RONALDS 15:51 3 0/4   3/5 2 2 4     2     5 3 -3
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 83 17/40 11/24 16/26 10 18 28 13 7 14 2 1 29 22 65
        42.5% 45.8% 61.5%
Head coach: POTOCNIK, GASPER
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
Unics Kazan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 LANGFORD, KEITH 36:00 27 8/11 1/3 8/10   8 8 3 1 6 1 1 3 6 29
9 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM 18:45 8 2/6   4/4 4   4     2     2 4 8
10 COLOM, QUINO 38:27 23 4/6 1/2 12/13   4 4 10 5 3     1 13 47
11 LIKHODEY, VALERIY 18:30 4 2/3 0/2   2 2 4     1     4 1 1
13 BANIC, MARKO 14:29 10 4/6   2/2 1   1     1     1 1 8
15 GUBANOV, PETR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 PANIN, VADIM 8:30           2 2           3 1  
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS 25:31 4 1/2 0/2 2/2 1 2 3 2 1 2   1 3 1 2
22 WILLIAMS, LATAVIOUS 21:15 8 4/5   0/2   6 6     1     2 1 9
24 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 18:33 5   1/5 2/2   2 2 1         4 1 1
33 KHABIROV, RUSLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
99 NEZVANKIN, DIMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 89 25/39 3/14 30/35 9 29 38 16 7 16 1 2 23 29 109
        64.1% 21.4% 85.7%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY

Head Coaches

POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"I think we played a good game against a great opponent. I have to congratulate my players fort his. We can't be happy about the loss, again, against a great team. We showed a good performance and I think my players gave it their all. The opponent showed why they pay their players as much as they do, because you pay for quality. Their players showed quality on the court, they made important shots in crucial times in the game. They deserve the victory. We had problems with their pick-and-roll game, especially with Colom, who attacks from these situations really well. We defended them the way we did on purpose, we stopped some of their offensive situations, but we also had a few problems. We did this on purpose, but again, I think we played a good game. We need to show this kind of performance in future games."
PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"We expected a tough game. It was not easy for us. It was a real fight until the end. I think it was a bit over the limit of contact, for both sides, but I am happy for my guys, that we fought until the end and won the game."
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