2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 21, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALASPORT TALIERCIO
Michael Bramos - Umana Reyer Venice - EC15 (photo Reyer Venice)

Venice rallies past Nancy, gets first-ever Eurocup win

Umana Reyer Venice registered its first-ever Eurocup win by downing SLUC Nancy 70-67 at home in Group C on Wednesday. Venice went up to 1-1 while Nancy dropped to 0-2. Hrvoje Peric led the winners with 17 points and hit a critical, go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds left. Mike Bramos added 12 points while Phil Goss had 10 for Venice. Morris Curry led Nancy with 18 points. Florent Pietrus added 12 and 14 rebounds while Alando Tucker had 11 points for the guests, which led 12-16 after 10 minutes and extended it to 24-31 at halftime. Curry and Pietrus allowed Nancy to get a double-digit lead, 30-40, but a 10-0 run and a three-pointer by Bramos helped Venice get a 49-46 edge after 30 minutes. It all came down to the final 2 minutes, which were outstanding. Curry and Jarrius Jackson traded triples, Andy Panko and Mike Green exchanged baskets and Curry gave Nancy a 65-67 lead. Peric struck from downtown and a fast break layup by Jackson allowed Venice to claim the win.

Peric got Venice going with a put-back layup but free throws by Benjamin Sene and a three-pointer by Pietrus gave Nancy a 2-5 lead. Goss found his first points but Alndo Tucker did better with a bomb from downtown. Peric and Javon McRea exchanged baskets but back-to-back three-pointers by Bramos allowed Venice to regain the lead, 12-10. Curry hit one from beyond the arc and Tucker helped Nancy get a 12-16 lead after 10 minutes. Jeff Viggiano made free throws early in the second quarter and a three-point play by Green put Venice back ahead, 17-16. Pietrus stepped up with a layup and free throws but Peric and a corner triple by Stefano Tonut gave the hosts a 22-20 edge. Tucker kept pacing Nancy with a three-point play, igniting a 0-7 run which McCrea capped with consecutive baskets for a 22-27 lead. Peric scored again, Pietrus hit free throws and a mid-range jumper by Curry boosted Nancy's lead to 24-31 at halftime.

Andy Panko, who had been scoreless in the first half, followed free throws with a three-pointer to make it a double-digit game, 26-36. Benjamin Ortner and Goss stepped up for Venice buy McCrea and a step-back jumper by Curry restored a 30-40 Nancy margin. Green made free throws and Peric added a three-pointer to make the guests call timeout at 35-40. Tucker scored again but Goss, Bramos and Peric combined for all points in a 10-0 run which made Venice regain the lead, 45-42. Sane and Pietrus stepped up to tie the game, 46-46, but another three-pointer by Bramos made Venice regain the lead, 49-46, after 30 minutes. Sene banked in a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter but Viggiano immediately answered from downtown. Sene scored again, Pietrus split free throws and Viggiano put the hosts back ahead, 54-52. Curry made foul shots, Josh Owens shined with a tip-in but back-to-back baskets by Curry gave Nancy a 58-60 edge with under 3 minutes left. Jackson hit a fallaway jumper but Curry did better with a three-pointer. Jackson answered from downtown, Panko and Green traded baskets and a quick basket by Curry gave Nancy a 65-67 edge. Peric took over with the go-ahead three-pointer and a fast break layup by Jackson gave Venice a 70-67 lead with 3.5 seconds left. Tucker missed from downtown at the buzzer.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Referees: KOWALSKI, MARCIN; JURAS, MARKO; VOVK, TOMISLAV
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PERIC, HRVOJE 37:17 17 7/9 1/3   2 4 6 1 2 1     1 2 22
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 25:07 10 3/7 1/4 1/2       5 1 3   1 2 3 5
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 29:25 12 0/2 4/7     5 5 2 1 1   1 2 2 13
7 TONUT, STEFANO 8:35 3 0/2 1/1     2 2 1   1     1   2
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 9:53 9 3/6 1/1                     1 7
10 GREEN, MIKE 20:33 8 2/4 0/1 4/5   4 4 4 3 1     4 4 14
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 13:14               3         3    
13 OWENS, JOSH 20:15 2 1/6     2 4 6 1     1 1 4 3 3
14 RESS, TOMAS 8:58   0/1 0/4     1 1 1             -3
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 12:01 2 0/2   2/2   3 3 1     2   2 1 5
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 14:42 7 1/2 1/4 2/2   3 3         1 2 1 4
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 70 17/41 9/25 9/11 5 27 32 19 7 7 3 4 21 17 74
        41.5% 36% 81.8%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO
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
SLUC Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GRUN, THOMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SENE, BENJAMIN 20:18 9 2/6 1/4 2/2   4 4 4 1         3 14
9 PANKO, ANDY 32:20 9 1/5 1/2 4/4   4 4   2 2     3 4 9
10 SY, BANDJA 21:07   0/2       2 2 1   1 2 1 1 1 1
11 PIETRUS, FLORENT 38:53 12 2/4 1/2 5/6 6 8 14 1   4 1   2 4 22
12 McCREA, JAVON 18:43 8 4/8     2 2 4     2 1   4 2 5
22 THOMAS, ALEXIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 TUCKER, ALANDO 32:37 11 3/10 1/6 2/3 1 7 8 1 1 2   1 3 4 6
31 BELL, JAMES 16:20     0/2   1 2 3   1 1     2 1  
44 CURRY, MORRIS 19:42 18 5/8 2/3 2/2 1 2 3 2 1 3   1 2 2 16
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 67 17/43 6/19 15/17 11 33 44 9 6 15 4 3 17 21 75
        39.5% 31.6% 88.2%
Head coach: WEISZ, ALAIN

Head Coaches

RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"We really needed this win – and winning the way we did gives you energy and confidence. We knew we needed to play 40 minutes with great intensity. In the Eurocup, we will always need to take a step forward, physically speaking. This is very hard to do, it takes a lot of energy, but this is a step that we need to take."
WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"It's not easy to play here. The third quarter unfortunately allowed them to regain confidence. This was especially a better quality game at the defensive level. Sharaud Curry brought a lot to us, and it's a great thing. I think the team is on track. We do not give up, we continues to work hard. It's a frustrating defeat. We thought we had won when we were leading by 3 points with 40 seconds remaining. We must not give up, it will come."

Players

PERIC, HRVOJE
Umana Reyer Venice
"We are really happy about the win. As you could see, it was a really tough game. We knew they are a very physical team with great rebounders. In my opinion we followed perfectly our game plan, but missed too many open shots in the first half. Then we got our offensive rhythm and increased confidence. We also were lucky at the end."
CURRY, MORRIS
SLUC Nancy
"It was a good game. Both team played well down the stretch. Venice capitalized on a couple of our mistakes. I think we did good job for the whole game, but we paid for our final mistakes. We can build from this game; we can take positive things from that. Venice is a good team, especially offensively."