2015-16EighthfinalsRound 1
February 24, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 KARSIYAKA ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
83.0 Points 85.0
36.2 Rebounds 35.9
9.2 O. Rebounds 11.1
27.0 D. Rebounds 24.8
18.5 Assists 18.3
7.5 Steals 6.4
1.5 Blocks 3.1
13.5 Turnovers 11.7
53.2 % 2PT 52.2 %
40.6 % 3PT 39.0 %
74.1 % FT 80.9 %
93.8 Index 98.4

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 19.3 / McCollum
0 Rebounds 6.5 / Dorsey
0 OR 2.8 / Dorsey
0 DR 4.0 / Lasme
0 Assists 4.1 / Guler
0 Steals 1.1 / Green
0 Blocks 1.1 / Lasme
0 Turnovers 2.8 / McCollum
0 2PT 59.8 % / Lasme
0 3PT 56.5 % / Schilb
0 FT 92.0 % / Micov
0 Index 21.5 / McCollum

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
3-3 Last 32 4-2
0-0 Regular Season 7-3
3-3 Overall 11-5

Referees

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia
Referee
DOZAI, SRDAN, Croatia
Umpire
PEREZ NIZ, MIGUEL ANGEL, Spain

The Take

In an all-Turkish clash, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir hosts Galatasaray Istanbul for the second time this season. In their Turkish League matchup in late December, Karsiyaka won 97-92 behind 26 points from Josh Carter and 21 from Bracey Wright. The hosts are currently on a two-game Eurocup winning streak, after victories in a pair of must-win Last 32 games that they won by 33 and 43 points respectively. Karsiyaka finished with the second-best defense, allowing 71 points in the Last 32, and had third-best scoring offense (83 ppg.). But now they face Galatasaray which leads all eighthfinals teams in performance index rating (98.4 per game), ranks second in scoring (85 ppg.), free throw shooting percentage (80.9%) and blocks (3.06). Blake Schilb paced the team and led the Eurocup in three-point shooting percentage (56.5%), and Galatasaray also should get back its scoring leader Errick McCollum (19.3 ppg.).
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com

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Kerem Gonlum - Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir - EC15 (photo Pinar Karsiyaka)

Karsiyaka edges Galatasaray in Game 1 of all-Turkish series

In a clash of two fellow Turkish clubs, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir edged Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 67-64 in Game 1 of the Eurocup Eighthfinals at the packed Karsiyaka Arena on Wednesday. It means Karsiyaka will take a 3 point margin to Istanbul next Tuesday for the return leg of this home-and-away series. Karsiyaka led by as many as 11 points in the first half, and held control of the game for 35 minutes, but a 3-14 fourth-quarter spurt put Galatasaray briefly in front in the late stages of the game. Colton Iverson and Bracey Wright ensured the hosts of taking a slim advantage into the second leg of the series. Iverson paced Karsiyaka with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, and Kenny Gabriel had 13 points, 5 assists, 3 assists and 3 steals in victory. Kerem Gonlum scored 9, and Lazeric Jones collected 6 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in the winning effort. Errick McCollum amassed 21 points and 13 rebounds for Galatasaray, Blake Schilb netted 12, and Stephane Lasme had 11 points plus 7 boards in defeat.

Karsiyaka used three visitors' turnovers, and a pair of baskets from Iverson to go up early 8-5. McCollum and Schilb scored on three consecutive trips down the floor for Galatasaray to cut within 12-11, but Jones and Iverson kept the hosts in front and helped them to 20-15 after 10 minutes. Baskets were few and far between at the start of the second, with Gonlum's triple and Iverson's offensive rebound helping increase the margin to 28-17. McCollum scored twice for the visitors, and Caleb Green cut it to 30-23, but Iverson scored inside, before second-chance baskets from Gabriel and Kenan Sipahi made it 36-25 at halftime.

After the break Schilb and Gabriel traded three-pointers, before Lasme scored 5 points, including a three-point play that got Galatasaray within 41-35. Josh Carter scored for the hosts, but McCollum replicated Lasme's effort, cutting it to 44-40. The hosts restored a double-digit margin with a triple from Carter and a three-point play from Gonlum, but Curtis Jerrells made sure Galatasaray gets to 51-45 at the end of the third. Even though the visitors needed almost 3 minutes to score in the fourth quarter, Karsiyaka did not pull away again. Schilb, Vladimir Micov and McCollum put together a 2-8 run that got Galatasaray within 55-54. After Gabriel scored on one end, and McCollum on the other, Sinan Guler fed Lasme for a basket and 57-58 lead, Galatasaray's first of the night with 3:14 to go in the game. After a timeout, Iverson scored twice to restore Karsiyaka's lead, but Micov's triple tied it at 61-61. A pair of free throws from each Iverson and Wright put the hosts ahead again. In a dramatic finish Karsiyaka had a chance to make a gap even bigger, but McCollum blocked Carter, and Guler scored on a fast break for Galatasaray and 65-64. However, Wright's basket with 3 seconds before the final buzzer gave Karsiyaka a 3-point margin going into the Game 2.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), DOZAI, SRDAN (CRO), PEREZ NIZ, MIGUEL ANGEL (ESP)
Attendance: 5000 (Tentative)
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul15274564
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 WRIGHT, BRACEY 29:07 7 2/5 0/4 3/3   2 2 3   1     1 2 5
4 IVERSON, COLTON 33:24 16 7/12   2/3 6 4 10 3     1 1   7 30
5 BAYGUL, MUHAMMED 2:50   0/1 0/1   1 1 2         1     -1
9 GUVEN, EGEMEN 1:26   0/1       1 1 1     1       2
10 ALTINTIG, CAN 13:52 2 1/1     1 1 2 1   2     4 1  
12 KOC, INANC DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 JONES, LAZERIC 27:46 6 3/8 0/4   1 4 5 7 2 1   1 2 4 11
21 GONLUM, KEREM 19:17 9 2/9 1/1 2/3 1 3 4   2 1   4 2 4 4
22 GABRIEL, KENNY 25:54 13 5/8 1/6 0/2 2 3 5 3 3   1 1 4 2 12
23 CARTER, JOSH 31:33 8 0/3 2/5 2/3   4 4   3     1 3 1 5
25 SIPAHI, KENAN 10:50 6 3/3 0/1     1 1 3   1     2 1 7
34 SENTURK, SONER 4:01   0/1     1 1 2           1    
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 67 23/52 4/22 9/14 16 25 41 21 10 6 3 9 19 22 78
        44.2% 18.2% 64.3%
Head coach: SARICA, UFUK
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
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SCHILB, BLAKE 31:22 12 3/7 2/4   1 3 4     3     4 2 5
3 McCOLLUM, ERRICK 35:24 21 9/11 0/6 3/6 4 9 13 3 1 2 3 2 1 7 32
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 35:05 8 1/3 2/5     6 6 4   4 1 1 4   5
8 EDGE, SAFAK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ARAR, EGE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 LASME, STEPHANE 29:09 11 5/7   1/1 2 5 7 1   2 3   5 1 14
16 CANTEKIN, DUSAN 2:34   0/1     2   2               1
30 GREEN, CALEB 5:25 2 1/1 0/1                       1
32 GULER, SINAN 21:52 3 1/4 0/4 1/2 1 1 2 4 1 2     3 4 1
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS 16:30 5   1/3 2/2   5 5 1         1 4 12
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 7:26   0/1 0/1   1   1           1   -2
63 DAVIS, CHUCK 15:13 2 1/3     1 2 3     1 2   4 1 1
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 64 21/38 5/24 7/11 12 32 44 13 2 15 9 3 23 19 70
        55.3% 20.8% 63.6%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

SARICA, UFUK
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
"I congratulate Galatasaray. We are going to Game 2 with the goal of winning. We have the ability to win the game in Istanbul. We won this game and we are now favorites. Galatasaray has experienced players, they are not easy to stop."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"The Karsıyaka defense was not the same in the second half. We were in a position to win the game but also could have lost a lot different. But, it's a two-game series, and I think that score, a 3-point defeat, is in our favor."
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