2018-19Regular SeasonRound 3
October 16, 2018 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 RATIOPHARM ARENA

Monaco outlasts tired Ulm for second road win

AS Monaco collected its second road victory in the 7DAYS EuroCup by knocking off ratiopharm Ulm 65-75 in Group A. Yakuba Outtara paced Monaco with 15 points, while Elmedin Kikanovic scored 14 points, Jarrod Jones had 12 points and Ian Hummer collected 13 points and 10 rebounds - 7 off the offensive glass – 3 assists and 1 block. Monaco improved to 2-1 in the group while Ulm dropped to 1-2. David Kraemer came off the Ulm bench to score a career-high 14 points in 17 minutes, while Ryan Thompson and Per Guenther both managed 10 points in the loss. Ulm was missing high-flyer Javonte Green, who was poked in the eye in German League action over the weekend.

The game was tight early until Outtara took over with his high-energy game with 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals and the Monaco lead was 11-17. Jarrod Jones scored 5 points at the end of the quarter for a 15-24 advantage. Thompson stepped up in the second quarter for Ulm with a three-point play to keep it close at 21-26. But the Jones combo of Jarrod and Lazeric pushed the lead to 26-36. Luc Loubaki added a three and block for Monaco, which led 32-46 at the break. A great effort by Hummer with an assist, 3 offensive rebounds and a three-pointer helped increase Monaco's cushion to 21 points - 34-55. Ulm made a comeback with back-to-back three-pointers from Kraemer to trim the gap to 43-55. Monaco hit the final 4 points of the quarter and led 43-59 after 30 minutes. Ulm had one run left as Kraemer picked up 4 points and 1 assist to trim the gap to 52-59. Derek Needham snapped Monaco's four-minute scoreless drought before Outtara and Kikanovic outscored Ulm 2-11 in the next couple of minutes to decide the game.

Tired legs

Ulm came into the game having played the equivalent of two and a half games in the stretch of 6 days after beating Galatasaray Istanbul 103-92 in double-overtime in EuroCup Round 2 on October 10 and then losing in double-overtime on the road at EWE Baskets Oldenburg 103-99 in the German League on October 13.

Game changing sequence

Ulm had cut the Monaco lead from 21 points down to 7 four minutes into the fourth quarter when Derek Needham finally scored for the guests. Yakuba Outtara and Elmedin Kikanovic finished strong for the win.

Key performer

Ian Hummer was all over for Monaco against his former team, scoring 13 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds - 7 of them from the offensive glass. He also chipped in 3 assists and 1 block for an index rating of 18.

Hidden stat

Ulm just could not hit its open shots, converting on just 43 percent from inside the three-point line and 25 percent from beyond it. Monaco meanwhile hit 53 percent of its two-point attempts.

Next games

After a second straight home game, Ulm will head back onto the road next week in taking on Morabanc Andorra looking to even its record. Monaco has another road contest waiting next week in playing at Galatasaray Istanbul.

Ian Hummer - AS Monaco (photo Ulm - Florian Achberger) - EC18
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; ISGUDER, SINAN
Attendance: 3500 (Tentative)
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ratiopharm Ulm15171122
AS Monaco24221316
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ratiopharm Ulm15324365
AS Monaco24465975
ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 REINHARDT, KATIN 11:10 5 1/1 1/3             1     1   1
2 MILLER, PATRICK 18:19 6 3/8 0/2           1 3     3   -6
3 EVANS, DWAYNE 22:22 2 1/3 0/1     8 8 3 1 3   1   2 9
6 GUENTHER, PER 22:04 10 1/3 2/3 2/2 1 5 6 2   2     3 1 11
7 THOMPSON, RYAN 19:37 10 3/7 0/2 4/5   1 1 2     1 1 2 4 8
8 AKPINAR, ISMET 31:49 6 2/5 0/5 2/4       2 1     3 1 4 -1
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 BRETZEL, NICOLAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 UGRAI, MAXIMILIAN 16:52     0/3   1 2 3 1 1 1     2 1  
34 SCHILLING, GAVIN 15:35 3 1/4   1/2 4 4 8   1         3 11
42 FOTU, ISAAC 25:11 9 3/6 1/1   3 2 5 1   1     4 1 8
44 KRAEMER, DAVID 17:01 14 2/2 2/4 4/5 1 2 3 1   1     3 4 15
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 65 17/39 6/24 13/18 13 27 40 12 5 12 1 5 19 20 62
        43.6% 25% 72.2%
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
AS Monaco
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 JONES, LAZERIC 15:15 5 1/2 1/3         4         1 1 6
3 BARRY, REMI 4:51           1 1           2   -1
4 NEEDHAM, DEREK 30:10 7 2/4 1/3     2 2 4   1     3 3 8
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 31:00 6 2/4 0/2 2/3   4 4 5 4 1 1 1 3 2 12
7 CHAM, KEVIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 23:02 14 4/10   6/7   2 2 1   2     4 6 10
20 LOUBAKI, LUC 7:05 3 0/1 1/1     3 3       1   2 1 5
21 JONES, JARROD 24:14 12 4/4 1/4 1/1 2 7 9     2 1   3 3 17
24 OUATTARA, YAKUBA 31:39 15 6/8 1/7 0/1 3 5 8 1 3 2 1   1 1 17
34 HUMMER, IAN 32:44 13 5/12 1/3   7 3 10 3   1 1   1 2 18
50 JOSEPH, GEORGI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 75 24/45 6/23 9/12 13 28 41 18 7 10 5 1 20 19 93
        53.3% 26.1% 75%
Head coach: FILIPOVSKI, SASO

Head Coaches

LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
" It's obvious, they had more energy today than we had. Before the game I felt we would be able to overcome those two games with two overtimes and we will have enough energy. And certain guys did have that energy, but not enough players. It took me too long to find guys who play with that kind of energy. So we were already down 21 points and it was too much against a well-coached team, against a well-prepared team to close the deficit more than 7 points. I really felt their defense on pick-and-rolls bothered us. You could see that we didn’t hit outside shots. And this is necessary in order to beat them. Our defense was better in the second half and our offense was better in the second half ,but it wasn’t good enough to beat a good team."
FILIPOVSKI, SASO
AS Monaco
"I’m happy for this win. I have big respect for Ulm. Also for my colleague [Ulm coach Thorsten Leibenath], who is a very good coach. And Ulm is playing very good basketball. Today they didn’t score so we were a little lucky. But in the end we fought, on offense we shared the ball and we succeeded today in winning."

Players

THOMPSON, RYAN
ratiopharm Ulm
"At the end of the second quarter they went on a run and we didn’t bounce back. The first game we won in the EuroCup we thought would get the ball rolling for us, but we still have a lot of stuff we need to work on. It’s gonna be a long season. We have a lot of time to turn this around."
HUMMER, IAN
AS Monaco
" I played here five years ago. It was a great experience. For my first year it was a great team to be on. We were in the EuroCup. All of the guys from that team are doing well. It was great seeing Per [Guenther] and Coach [Thorsten Leibenath]. It was great being back. Ulm is a dangerous team. They have shooters. Per is a great leader on the floor. He hit a big shot in transition. We knew they were going to come out. We played well in the first half, but we really have to pick it up in the second half moving forward."
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