2015-16Last 32Round 3
January 20, 2016 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MHP ARENA
Kerron Johnson - MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg - EC15 (photo MHP RIESEN)

Ludwigsburg downs Venice, gets first-ever Last 32 win

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg registered its first-ever Eurocup Last 32 win by downing Umana Reyer Venice 94-84 at home in Group L on Wednesday. Venice, Ludwigsburg and Stelmet Zielona Gora all have a 1-2 record in Group L, two wins behind undefeated leader Zenit St. Petersburg. Tekele Cotton led the winners with 17 points. Jon Brockman added 16 on 8-of-10 two-point shots, Kerron Johnson had 14 while Jason Boone got 11 for Ludwigsburg. Josh Owens led Venice with 17 points on 8-of-8 two-point shots. Mike Green added 16, Tomas Ress had 15, Mike Bramos got 13 while Phillip Goss contributed 11 for the guests. Bramos and Green shined early to give Venice a double-digit lead, 11-21. Brockman and Tekele Cotton helped Ludwigsburg get within 18-23 after 10 minutes. Owens, Green and Benjamin Ortner allowed the guests to stay ahead until halftime but a triple by Shawn Huff brought Ludwigsburg as close as 44-45 at the break. Venice led throughout the third quarter but the hosts found a go-to guy in Jason Boone, who had 6 unanswered points to give his team a 66-64 edge after 30 minutes. Cotton and Johnson took over early in the fourth quarter to boost Ludwigsburg's lead to 80-73 with over 4 minutes left. A three-pointer by Cotton sealed the outcome, 86-77, as Venice never recovered.

Brockman got Ludwigsburg going with a tip-in and got help from Johnson to give the hosts an early 6-2 lead. Bramos struck from downtown and an off-balance basket by Ress soon gave Venice its first lead, 6-7. Johnson kept pacing Ludwigsburg with a tip-in but Bramos hit a triple from the right corner. Green made free throws and even when Alvaro Muñoz downed a triple, Owens and Bramos allowed Venice to get an 11-17 edge. Mike Green swished a mid-range jumper and added free throws to make it a double-digit game, 11-21. Brockman scored down low and Johnson bettered Owens's jump hook with a three-point play. A fast break layup by Cotton brought Ludwigsburg even closer, 18-23, after 10 minutes. Brockman hit a running jumper early in the second quarter but Michele Ruzzier did better with a three-pointer. Cotton answered from downtown and Adam Waleskowski kept Ludwigsburg within 25-26. Ress joined the three-point shootout and soon made free throws but Waleskowski and Brockman kept the hosts within 29-32. Ortner found his first points and erased Brad Loesing's corner triple with a layup-plus-foul. Loesing insisted from downtown, Green answered with a floater and Ortner made the hosts call timeout at 35-41. Royce O'nealy and Brockman shined with consecutive put-back baskets and free throws by Cotton kept Ludwigsburg within 41-45. Huff nailed a three-pointer to fix the halftime score at 44-45.

Ress nailed another three-pointer soon after the break. Waleskowski scored down low and Johnson added free throws but back-to-back triples by Goss boosted Venice's lead to 48-54. Brockman stepped up with consecutive baskets which Cotton followed with a jumper for a 54-56 Ludwigsburg deficit. Goss sank another one from beyond the arc and Green restored a 54-60 Venice edge. Huff buried a turnaround jumper and Boone added a layup but Bramos gave the guests a 58-62 lead. O'Nealy stepped up with a quick basket and even when Ruzzier made free throws, 6 unanswered points by Boone allowed Ludwigsburg to get a 66-64 edge after 30 minutes. Boone scored again early in the fourth quarter and free throws by Cotton made it a six-point game, 70-64. Owens silenced the crowd with a huge dunk and matched Loesing's off-balance shot with a layup for a 72-68 Venice deficit. Green and Rocky Trice made free throws and Owens made it a one-point game, 74-73, with over 6 minutes left. Johnson sank 3-of-3 foul shots and Cotton swished a corner triple to make Venice call timeout at 80-73. Green stepped up for the guests with 4 quick points but Huff and Cotton buried back-to-back triples to seal the outcome, 86-77. Ress hit free throws but all Ludwigsburg fans had plenty of time to celebrate a historical win!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Referees: SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), TRAWICKI, TOMASZ (POL), COLLIN, JEAN-CHARLES (FRA)
Attendance: 1778 (Tentative)
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MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg18262228
Umana Reyer Venice23221920
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MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg18446694
Umana Reyer Venice23456484
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McCRAY, DAVID 7:53     0/2         1         1   -2
5 JOHNSON, KERRON 26:20 14 3/4 0/3 8/8 1   1 5 1 1     2 4 18
6 MUNOZ-BORCHERS, ALVARO 4:38 3 0/1 1/1         1   1     2 1 1
7 HUFF, SHAWN 11:28 8 1/2 2/2   1 3 4 1         2 1 11
10 TRICE, ROCKY 35:45 4 1/6 0/3 2/2 2 1 3 6 1 1     1 2 6
13 McNAUGHTON, CHRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 O'NEALE, ROYCE 13:32 4 2/2 0/2   3 2 5   1   1   3   6
19 WALESKOWSKI, ADAM 15:00 9 3/4 1/2   1 2 3 3 1 1     3   10
21 BOONE, JASON 14:52 11 4/7   3/6 5 2 7   1       3 5 15
32 COTTON, TEKELE 30:22 17 2/4 3/7 4/6 3 4 7 1 1 1     2 5 20
35 LOESING, BRAD 15:02 8 1/1 2/3     1 1 2         3 1 8
40 BROCKMAN, JON 25:08 16 8/10     2 6 8 1 1 2     2   20
Team                                
Totals 200:00 94 25/41 9/25 17/22 18 21 39 21 7 7 1 0 24 19 113
        61% 36% 77.3%
Head coach: PATRICK, JOHN
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
Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 25:50 11 0/2 3/5 2/2 1 1 2 2 1 3     4 2 7
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 30:43 13 1/2 3/5 2/2   4 4 1 1 1     3 1 13
7 TONUT, STEFANO 5:36     0/2   1 1 2                
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 8:09   0/2 0/1     1 1 1             -1
10 GREEN, MIKE 31:34 16 4/8 0/3 8/9 1 2 3 6 1 3     3 7 19
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 14:27 5 0/1 1/1 2/2       1   1     1 2 5
13 OWENS, JOSH 28:03 17 8/8   1/8 4 3 7 1   1     3 5 19
14 RESS, TOMAS 27:58 15 2/4 2/2 5/6 1 2 3     1   1   4 17
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 14:59 7 3/4   1/1   2 2     1     4 3 6
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 12:41   0/2 0/1   1   1           1   -3
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 84 18/33 9/20 21/30 9 16 25 12 3 12 0 1 19 24 81
        54.5% 45% 70%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO

Head Coaches

PATRICK, JOHN
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
"It was an honor to coach against Carlo Recalcati today, I have been following his work for years. We saw two very different halves in this game. Venice was dominant for the first 17 minutes until we came back through our defense. In the second half we managed to improve our pick-and-roll defense and it was great to see that Jason Boone and Shawn Huff gave us an important impulse off the bench. With 21 assists and only 7 turnovers we did a good job moving the ball and as a team everybody stepped up with Mustafa Shakur being injured."
RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"Congratulations to our opponent. Ludwigsburg played a good game, especially in the second half. They made it very difficult for us and we had trouble rebounding the ball. We tried to compensate for this with other parts of the game, but it didn’t work out. I think in the first half we played very well on offense and made good decisions, but unfortunately we couldn’t keep that up."
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