2018-19Regular SeasonRound 3
October 16, 2018 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 SINAN ERDEM DOME.
Turkey: TIVIBU SPOR HD
Balkans: SPORTKLUB HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Web: www.tivibuspor.com (Turkey only)
Lithuania: TV6
Middle East: beIN 8 HD (Delayed)
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2

Records

1-1 Regular Season 0-2
1-1 Overall 0-2

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ, MIGUEL ANGEL
Umpire 1
ROCHA, FERNANDO
Umpire 2
OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS

The Take

Galatasaray comes off a double-overtime loss against ratiopharm Ulm and hopes to bounce back in front of its fans, led by Nigel Hayes, the top scorer in the competition (22.5 ppg.). Brescia is still looking for its first EuroCup win after back-to-back losses against AS Monaco and Morabanc Andorra. Jordan Hamilton has been its best player thus far and is tied for 10th overall in performance index rating (20.5 PIR).

Marquee matchup:

Tai Webster comes off a great game in Ulm with a double-double (17 points, 10 assists) and big plays for Galatasaray in crunch time. He will not have it easy against Bryon Allen, a scoring guard (16.5 ppg.) with good driving skills and plenty of determination.

Keys to victory: Galatasaray

Hayes has been unstoppable so far, but he will need plenty of help to beat Brescia. Zach Auguste delivered in Round 1 while Marko Arapovic and Webster played really well in Round 2. Consistency and offensive rebounding will be critical for Galatasaray to win this game.

Keys to victory: Brescia

Brescia allowed Andorra to score 110 points in Round 2 with a lot of easy baskets (79.4% 2FG), so being able to protect its rim will be vital. Slowing down the game tempo and letting Allen and Luca Vitaly control the game tempo will be very important, too.

Interesting fact:

Brescia and Galatasaray and set to face each other for the first time in European competitions, which adds even more anticipation to this exciting showdown.

Did you notice?

Both teams are struggling from the three-point line. Brescia ranks 21st overall (28.6%) and Galatasaray is just ahead (28.9%). The two teams combine for 27-of-94 three-point shooting after two rounds.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Galatasaray Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WEBSTER, TAI G 1.93 23
1 TUGSAL, UTKU F 1.98 18
2 HARRISON, AARON G 1.98 23
3 ARAPOVIC, MARKO C 2.06 22
4 GOKALP, EMIR G 1.87 23
7 HAYES, NIGEL F 2.03 23
8 KORKMAZ, CAN G 1.87 25
11 ARAR, EGE F 2.08 22
12 ERDENIZ, CANER F 1.98 31
15 CINKO, EROLCAN G 1.88 28
22 OLMAZ, AYBERK C 2.10 22
24 KLOBUCAR, JAKA G 1.98 31
30 AUGUSTE, ZACH C 2.08 25
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN G 1.96 27
63 AYDIN, SERKAN G 2.00 18
Germani Brescia Leonessa
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ALLEN, BRYON G 1.91 26
1 HAMILTON, JORDAN F 2.01 28
4 CERON, MARCO G 1.95 26
5 ABASS, AWUDU F 1.98 25
6 OSCAR, MENSAH G 1.80 18
7 VITALI, LUCA G 2.01 32
8 LAQUINTANA, TOMMASO G 1.90 23
10 CAROLI, MATTEO G 1.92 23
12 MIKA, ERIC C 2.09 23
18 BEVERLY, GERALD C 2.03 24
29 ZERINI, ANDREA C 2.05 29
34 MOSS, DAVID G 1.98 35
41 SACCHETTI, BRIAN F 2.00 32

Player Stats

Hayes, N. / 22.5 Harrison, A. / 15.0 Auguste, Z. / 13.5
Allen, B. / 16.5 Hamilton, J. / 15.5 Ceron, M. / 10.0
Hayes, N. / 8.0 Auguste, Z. / 6.0 Arapovic, M. / 5.5
Vitali, L. / 4.5 Moss, D. / 3.0 Hamilton, J. / 2.0
Klobucar, J. / 2.0 Koksal, G. / 1.5 Auguste, Z. / 1.5
Moss, D. / 1.0 Abass, A. / 1.0 Zerini, A. / 1.0
Auguste, Z. / 2.5 Arapovic, M. / 0.5 Hayes, N. / 0.5
Zerini, A. / 1.0 Abass, A. / 0.5 Beverly, G. / 0.5
2PT
Hayes, N. / 76.2 % Harrison, A. / 66.7 % Auguste, Z. / 61.9 %
Laquintana, T. / 80.0 % Ceron, M. / 66.7 % Beverly, G. / 66.7 %
3PT
Olmaz, A. / 100.0 % Arapovic, M. / 50.0 % Koksal, G. / 40.0 %
Ceron, M. / 42.9 % Sacchetti, B. / 40.0 % Allen, B. / 33.3 %
FT
Cinko, E. / 75.0 % Webster, T. / 75.0 % Klobucar, J. / 71.4 %
Sacchetti, B. / 100.0 % Ceron, M. / 100.0 % Abass, A. / 100.0 %
PIR
Hayes, N. / 26.5 Auguste, Z. / 17.5 Harrison, A. / 17.0
Hamilton, J. / 20.5 Sacchetti, B. / 10.5 Abass, A. / 9.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
88.0 Points 79.5
33.5 Rebounds 29.0
11.0 O. Rebounds 9.0
22.5 D. Rebounds 20.0
20.0 Assists 16.0
8.5 Steals 5.0
3.5 Blocks 2.0
59.6 % 2PT 54.3 %
28.8 % 3PT 28.6 %
56.8 % FT 83.9 %
88.5 PIR 79.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
88.0 Points 95.0
42.0 Rebounds 31.0
15.0 O. Rebounds 10.0
27.0 D. Rebounds 21.0
14.5 Assists 20.5
8.5 Steals 7.0
3.0 Blocks 1.5
55.3 % 2PT 70.7 %
26.3 % 3PT 28.6 %
76.2 % FT 78.3 %
91.5 PIR 107.0

Head Coaches

ERDOGAN, ERTUGRUL
Galatasaray Istanbul
"Brescia is a tough team to play against because they are an irregular team who likes to play small ball very often. So matchups will be important for us. We value our EuroCup campaign and want to win. We are a young team who can increase tempo anytime so we will try to do that and not make simple mistakes."
DIANA, ANDREA
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"We have to learn the lesson from the last game we played, starting from the good things we did in the last quarter of our last game and continuing to defend in the right way. We want to go to Istanbul looking for the first win in EuroCup, with no reverential fears."

Players

KLOBUCAR, JAKA
Galatasaray Istanbul
"For sure, it's an important game for us. We had some bad luck in the last three games, we played good but maybe because of lack of experience we took bad decisions at the end of games. We could be in a different situation, but we have to focus on the Brescia game now. I know we will do the best we can to get this win against them."
ABASS, AWUDU
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"It is a very important game for our team because we come from two losses in a row. We want to have a great game in Istanbul especially for our pride and, for this reason, we must play as a team. We need a victory if we want to move up."

Galatasaray Istanbul vs. Germani Brescia Leonessa

· This is the first time ever that these two teams will face each other in the EuroCup.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Galatasaray Istanbul

Roster
Emir Gokalp is set to make his EuroCup debut.
Records/Milestones
New record, Player Highs Galatasaray, Tai Webster 10 Assists made against Ulm on October 10, 2018.

Germani Brescia Leonessa

Roster
Mensah Oscar and Matteo Caroli are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Jordan Hamilton has pulled at least 5 boards in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Hamilton has scored at least 10 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.