2015-16Last 32Round 3
January 20, 2016 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 RATIOPHARM ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 78.2
36.0 Rebounds 36.8
10.6 O. Rebounds 12.4
25.4 D. Rebounds 24.4
17.5 Assists 14.0
6.4 Steals 6.8
2.8 Blocks 2.5
12.0 Turnovers 14.2
52.3 % 2PT 50.9 %
32.7 % 3PT 32.1 %
78.0 % FT 67.4 %
88.2 Index 80.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.5 / Morgan Points 13.5 / Johnson
6.4 / Morgan Rebounds 7.9 / Moerman
2.4 / Rubit OR 3.3 / Vidmar
4.2 / Morgan DR 5.8 / Moerman
6.2 / Guenther Assists 5.3 / Fortson
1.5 / Kane Steals 1.9 / Fortson
0.9 / Neumann Blocks 0.8 / Moerman
2.5 / Guenther Turnovers 3.3 / Fortson
58.9 % / Rubit 2PT 71.4 % / Yildirim
45.5 % / Braun 3PT 50.0 % / Ulusoy
100.0 % / Guenther FT 100.0 % / Simmons
17.5 / Morgan Index 16.9 / Fortson

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
0-2 Last 32 1-1
4-6 Regular Season 5-5
4-8 Overall 6-6

Referees

Crew Chief
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania
Referee
HALLIKO, AARE, Estonia
Umpire
JURAS, JASMINA, Serbia

The Take

Last place ratiopharm Ulm (0-2) hosts Banvit Bandirma (1-1) trying to snap a streak of three consecutive home defeats dating back to the Round 5 of the regular season. In total, Ulm has six losses in the last seven games, while Banvit is coming off a come-from-behind road win in Bilbao last week, and is one of just four teams in the Last 32 making 10 or more three-point shots per game (10.5) while shooting them with 40% accuracy (41.2%) or better. In a high-profile showdown, Dominion Bilbao Basket (1-1) plays host for the first time to a group leader FC Bayern Munich (2-0). Bilbao is 3-3 at home this Eurocup season, and is looking to get back to the winning ways after its seven-game winning streak was snapped a week ago. Both sides are among the three most-accurate teams from beyond the three-point arc, with Bilbao making 40.1% of its triples in 12 games so far this season, while Bayern has made 40.8% in the Last 32. Also, Bayern has played with a shortened rotation in the first two games, but seven of its nine contributors averaged at least 8 points in the first two games of this phase.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"Over the last years Banvit was somehow always flying under the radar, but they are actually belong to the top tier teams in Turkey. They have five or six top-level players, who could easily be starters in a good Euroleague team. Courtney Fortson is a point guard, who never seems to get tired and always puts pressure on the defense. Moerman, Slaughter and Vidmar also do have Euroleague experience. Perhaps Banvits bench is the only factor, which separates them from the best teams in Eurocup; they are not as deep as other teams. Obviously if we want to stay in the race in this group, we can’t take another home loss. So it’s really an important game for us."

Players

Raymar Morgan - ratiopharm Ulm - EC15 (photo Florian Achberger - Ratiopharm Ulm)

Banvit claims vital road win at Ulm

Banvit Bandirma continued its superb long-range shooting in beating ratiopharm Ulm 80-92 for an important road victory in Group G of the Last 32. Dominique Johnson hit 5 of Banvit’s 10 three-pointers in scoring a team-high 23 points to help Banvit improve to 2-1 in the group. Courtney Fortson collected 18 points and 11 assists, while Adrien Moerman scored 21 points and A.J. Slaughter and Gasper Vidmar both had 10 points for the winners. Ulm dropped to 0-3 in the group with its third straight home defeat dating back to Round 5 of the regular season. Raymar Morgan paced Ulm with 16 points, while Chris Babb had 15 points, Per Guenther chipped in 13, Augustine Rubit 12 and Philipp Neumann added 10 in the loss.

Fortson opened the scoring for the guests before Babb’s three-pointer gave Ulm its first lead. Rubit’s first basket had the hosts ahead 7-4. Moerman stepped up with 5 points in a 0-11 run to put Banvit up 7-15. Babb set up Neumann and added another score to get Ulm within 11-15. Neumann’s put-back made it 15-19 after 10 minutes. Johnson’s triple extended the cushion to 17-24 early in the second quarter. Joschka Ferner knocked down a triple for the hosts, but Ulm was held scoreless for nearly three minutes and Jackie Carmichael’s free throws made it 20-28. Trailing 22-30, Ulm reeled off 6 straight points and eventually took the lead on Rubit’s free throws to make it 33-32. Babb even pushed the gap to 36-32. Banvit answered with the next 4 points, but trailed 38-36 at intermission.

Rubit made it a 4-point game at the start of the second half before a Vidmar put-back had the guests within 41-40. Babb came back with a three and 6 straight points put Ulm up 52-44. Banvit used the outside shot to get back into the game as Johnson knocked down a pair of threes and 2 free throws before Tolga Gecim’s three-pointer put the guests ahead 58-60, which was the score after 30 minutes. Neumann’s basket and Brown’s three-pointer kept Ulm within 63-65, but Johnson nailed another triple, which was followed by a Fortson three and an alley-oop for Carmichael to extend the Banvit lead to 67-78 with five minutes to play. Ulm fought back with Guenther and Babb hitting three-pointers before another basket from Guenther closed the gap to 77-80 with less than three minutes to play. But Moerman punched right back with a corner three and Johnson followed from long range to make it 77-86. Ulm would not get closer the rest of the game.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU), HALLIKO, AARE (EST), JURAS, JASMINA (SRB)
Attendance: 4000 (Tentative)
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ratiopharm Ulm15232022
Banvit Bandirma19172432
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Banvit Bandirma19366092
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 25:44 13 4/5 1/4 2/2   1 1 3   1     4 2 10
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 7:08 3 0/1 1/1     1 1           1   2
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 33:02 16 4/9   8/10 2 3 5 1 1 5   1 4 8 14
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 17:51 10 5/8     2 4 6       1 1 3 1 11
17 BUTLER, Da'SEAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 BABB, CHRIS 32:50 15 1/1 4/7 1/1   1 1 1 2 1 1   3 1 14
20 BROWN, CARLON 17:15 7 2/6 1/3 0/2   3 3 3   2   1   1 3
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 21:59 12 5/8   2/2 3 2 5 1   1   1 4 2 11
22 ROHWER, BJOERN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 31:25 2 1/5 0/1   2 8 10 6 1 1     3 3 13
30 BREMBLY, DAVID 12:46 2 1/2       1 1 1   1         2
44 KRAEMER, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 80 23/45 7/16 13/17 9 26 35 16 4 12 2 4 22 18 82
        51.1% 43.8% 76.5%
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
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 ULUSOY, ISMAIL CEM 2:30                 1       2   -1
4 FORTSON, COURTNEY 37:30 18 4/7 1/5 7/8 1 2 3 11 3 1   1 3 8 30
5 JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE 27:47 23 1/2 5/8 6/6   5 5 3   1     1 3 28
6 SLAUGHTER, A.J. 22:47 10 4/7 0/3 2/2   1 1           1 2 6
8 GECIM, TOLGA 29:26 5 1/2 1/3     4 4 1 1     1 3   4
14 VIDMAR, GASPER 19:31 10 5/6   0/1 2 3 5 1   1 1   3 3 14
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 36:57 21 6/9 3/8   2 5 7 4   3     3 4 22
20 ALTUNBEY, TALAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 YILDIRIM, NUSRET 3:03                 1       1    
26 YILMAZ, ERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 CARMICHAEL, JACKIE 20:29 5 1/2   3/4   2 2 1 1 2 3   2 2 8
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 92 22/35 10/27 18/21 6 25 31 21 7 8 4 2 19 22 115
        62.9% 37% 85.7%
Head coach: ERNAK, SELÇUK

Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"Congratulations to Banvit, especially for their strong effort in the second half. But I can’t blame my team for this game – they did a good job under hard circumstances. We came into the game missing two players: Da’Sean Butler and Pierria Henry both bring a lot of energy to our game usually – we missed that energy in the decisive part of the second half. Up to the 25th minute, we held this offensively strong team down to 44 points. But after that, we started getting tired while Bandirma ran hot. They made tough shots and ended the game like a top team."
ERNAK, SELÇUK
Banvit Bandirma
"Ulm has a team that is hard to play against. We only had a short time to prepare for this game and also have some injured players, which makes it even more difficult. Therefore a big thanks to my players that did a great job today."

Players

BREMBLY, DAVID
ratiopharm Ulm
"Our team play was good and also the intensity we had in defense. When Bandirma hit 5 of 6 threes at the end, we lacked the energy to come back once more. Now we go from game to game. But we won’t quit; the Eurocup season ain’t over yet. This is for sure."
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