2015-16Last 32Round 3
January 19, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 PAOK SPORTS ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
76.9 Points 78.3
30.4 Rebounds 31.5
5.9 O. Rebounds 8.6
24.5 D. Rebounds 22.9
16.1 Assists 16.8
7.4 Steals 5.3
1.4 Blocks 2.1
13.4 Turnovers 13.2
53.2 % 2PT 54.9 %
34.9 % 3PT 33.1 %
73.9 % FT 80.8 %
81.7 Index 83.6

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.6 / Schortsanitis Points 16.2 / Qvale
5.2 / Markovic Rebounds 5.8 / Qvale
1.8 / Markovic OR 2.1 / Qvale
4.5 / Vasileiadis DR 4.3 / Aleksandrov
3.7 / Hatcher Assists 3.9 / Kramer
1.7 / Margaritis Steals 1.0 / Duggins
0.5 / Margaritis Blocks 0.9 / Qvale
3.3 / Schortsanitis Turnovers 2.2 / Machado
68.8 % / Tepic 2PT 66.9 % / Qvale
53.6 % / Duvnjak 3PT 50.0 % / Paulding
100.0 % / Vasileiadis FT 100.0 % / Schwethelm
15.6 / Vasileiadis Index 17.3 / Qvale

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
1-1 Last 32 1-1
5-5 Regular Season 4-6
6-6 Overall 5-7

Referees

Crew Chief
KOWALSKI, MARCIN, Poland
Referee
PERUGA, CARLOS, Spain
Umpire
KOLJENSIC, MILOS , Montenegro

The Take

With both games slated for Tuesday, Round 3 action opens when PAOK Thessaloniki (1-1) plays host to EWE Baskets Oldenburg (1-1). PAOK ranks by averaging just 5.9 offensive rebounds , but that has not prevented it from winning four of its last five Eurocup games. It now faces Oldenburg, which is yet to win on Greek soil in club history. No team has allowed more points in the Last 32 so far than Oldenburg (93.5), but it also has the fourth-best scoring offense of this stage of the competition (88 ppg.). Undefeated Valencia Basket (2-0) welcomes winless French champion Limoges CSP (0-2) with new head coach Dusko Vujosevic on the bench. Not only has Valencia yet to lose a game this season, with 28-0 record in the Eurocup and the Spanish League, but it also has the best scoring offense in the Last 32 with 93 points and 22 assists per night. Limoges hopes to get a spark with the arrival of Vujosevic and from former All-Euroleague point guard Bo McCalebb, who will be in his second game with the team.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"I don’t believe this game is going to decide anything, but it’s certatin that a victory is going to help us a lot for what comes next. Oldenburg is a team that runs the floor well, takes advantage of open spaces and we need to be extra careful. We’ll have to be ready to face them."

Players

DUVNJAK, UROS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"It’s a very important game, since it seems there is a great chance that qualification will be decided between us and Oldenburg. Each point is going to be of essence. Oldenburg is a team with a full roster, they play equally well inside and outside the post, but we are also in a very good shape and we have a lot of room to improve."
Vaughn Duggins - EWE Baskets Oldenburg - EC15 (photo PAOK - megapress - pavlosmakridis)

Kramer sets steals record as EWE Baskets records key road win at PAOK

EWE Baskets Oldenburg collected a statement victory by stopping PAOK Thessaloniki 68-81 on the road on Tuesday in Group I. Oldenburg improved to 2-1 in the group and hosts two of its final three games. PAOK dropped to 1-2 and visits Oldenburg next week. Chris Kramer starred with 8 steals to set a new Last 32 record, which had been 6 and was shared by three players, including Vangelis Margaritis of PAOK. The competition record for steals in a game is 11 by two players. Kramer added 12 points and 5 assists in a splendid all-around effort. Brian Qvale scored 15 for Oldenburg, Vaughn Duggins tallied 11 points and 7 assists and Rickey Paulding scored 10. Will Hatcher paced PAOK with 17 points, Nikola Markovic collected 11 points and 13 rebounds and Margaritis also scored 11 in defeat. The visitors used runs of 2-12 and 0-11 in the second quarter to take a commanding 28-43 halftime lead and coasted he rest of the way.

Paulding got things rolling for Oldenburg with a three-pointer before Margaritis struck for PAOK, first with free throws and then a jumper. Kramer made it 4-8 with a three, but the back-and-forth trend remained when Margaritis’s next bucket put the hosts on top. Robin Smeulders scored twice to make it 10-14 before Kostas Vasileiadis connected from downtown. Uros Duvnjak drew PAOK within 15-16 after 10 minutes. Vasileiadis put PAOK up at the start of the second quarter. But Oldenburg responded with a 2-12 run in which Qvale scored 5 points and Philipp Schwethelm drilled a triple as the visitors stormed ahead 19-28 midway through the quarter. Hatcher came alive and rallied the hosts to 26-30, but Oldenburg finished the half on a 0-11 run led by Kramer for a commanding 28-43 halftime lead.

Paulding scored 5 points early in the second half and Kramer took a steal in for a layup and a 30-52 Oldenburg advantage. Markovic sparked the hosts and a Georgios Dedas triple drew the hosts within 42-57, but Klemen Prepelic and Qvale had Oldenburg in cruise control by the end of the third quarter at 45-65. Scott Machado traded a pair of threes with two more from Hatcher at the start of the fourth. The visiting attack remained on course and refused to let PAOK chip away at the deficit until the closing minutes, when Vasileiadis delivered an assist and sank 4 free throws in an 8-0 run to end the game at 68-81.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP), KOLJENSIC, MILOS (MNE)
Attendance: 1098 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
PAOK Thessaloniki15131723
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 16272216
End of Quarter1234
PAOK Thessaloniki15284568
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 16436581
PAOK Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TEPIC, MILENKO 8:44 2 1/1 0/2   1 3 4   1           5
5 LIAPIS, MICHAIL 9:48   0/1 0/1   1 1 2 1 2 1         2
7 VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS 25:09 9 1/2 1/8 4/4   7 7 1   6       4 7
8 KAKAROUDIS, KOSTAS 12:03 5 1/1 1/2   1 2 3 1         2   6
9 TSOCHLAS, APOLLON 19:37 2 1/3 0/2     3 3 5 1 1     3 1 4
10 DEDAS, GEORGIOS 15:09 7 2/3 1/4   1 2 3   1       4   3
11 MARGARITIS, VANGELIS 22:43 11 3/4 1/2 2/4 1   1 2 2 1     4 7 14
12 KOTTAS, THOMAS 7:03                   2     2   -4
15 SCHORTSANITIS, SOFOKLIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 DUVNJAK, UROS 21:06 4 2/3 0/2     1 1     2     2 3 1
21 MARKOVIC, NIKOLA 29:53 11 4/9 0/1 3/7 7 6 13   1 5     3 7 14
25 HATCHER, WILL 28:45 17 3/9 3/3 2/4 1 1 2 2 2 3     1 3 14
Team           1 2 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 68 18/36 7/27 11/19 14 28 42 12 10 23 0 0 21 25 67
        50% 25.9% 57.9%
Head coach: MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
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
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 25:36 12 3/6 2/2     3 3 5 8 3     4 5 23
5 MACHADO, SCOTT 17:30 6 0/1 2/5     1 1 6 1       2 1 9
7 WIMBERG, JAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 KRAMER, DENNIS 0:54           1 1               1
12 SMEULDERS, ROBIN 18:15 9 4/5   1/3 2 3 5   1 3     3 4 10
20 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 19:51 6 2/4 0/5 2/2 1 2 3 2 1 2       2 5
21 LOCKHART, DOMINIC 5:42                              
23 PAULDING, RICKEY 23:03 10 2/5 2/3   2 2 4     1     2 1 8
32 ALEKSANDROV, NEMANJA 21:13 9 0/3 3/3     5 5 1   2     5   5
33 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP 18:47 3   1/5         1 1 2     4   -5
41 QVALE, BRIAN 20:51 15 7/10   1/1 3 3 6 1 1 1     3 4 20
44 DUGGINS, VAUGHN 28:18 11 5/10 0/3 1/2 1 3 4 7   2     2 3 12
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 81 23/44 10/26 5/8 9 25 34 23 13 16 0 0 25 20 90
        52.3% 38.5% 62.5%
Head coach: DRIJENCIC, MLADEN

Head Coaches

MARKOPOULOS, SOULIS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"Oldenburg is a very good team. We played without Sofo, but the worst thing of all was that we weren’t prepared to play without him. We made hasty attacks and since we were trailing, we had even bigger problems. By losing to a team that now counts two victories on the road, we definitely are at disadvantage in the quest to qualify."
DRIJENCIC, MLADEN
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"Our plan was to not allow PAOK’s key player, Vasileiadis, as well as Hatcher, get into the game, that is to not allow them create and execute with ease. We wanted to inhibit the ball movement and make them take the ball at all odd spots, thus forcing them into hasty shots. We also had a great three-point percentage in the first half. In the second half our shooting was not as good, but our defense went on the same and we got an important victory that we believe opens a small door to qualification to the next round."

Players

DEDAS, GEORGIOS
PAOK Thessaloniki
"We started without energy and without the necessary concentration to do the things we had planned for this game. We allowed them to make easy baskets and built a difference and we never came back in the game. Schortsanitis’s absence was crucial and it is certainly much more difficult for us to aim to qualify following this loss. "
QVALE, BRIAN
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"We made a very good start in our game, especially through our defense, and started building a difference that only grew till half time. In the second half we knew they were coming to try for a comeback, so we continued with strong defense and succeeded in keeping the lead to the end. We were ready to play defense on Sofo, so when he did not get on the floor we had to only continue with the rest of our game plan. But Schortsanitis being out was definitely of help for us."
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