2018-19Regular SeasonRound 3
October 17, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 BLM GROUP ARENA
Israel: SPORT4 HD
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Africa: FOX SPORTS 2

Records

1-1 Regular Season 1-1
1-1 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
BISSANG, JOSEPH
Umpire 1
KARTAL, ERSAN
Umpire 2
JURAS, MARKO

The Take

Trento seeks to protect its home floor against banged-up Zenit, which targets a first road win. Trento started the season by beating Partizan Nis Belgrade before falling at LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne last week. Nikola Radicevic (13 ppg.) and Dustin Hogue (12.5 ppg) have stood out for Trento. Zenit bested Turk Telekom Ankara in the opener and lost at Partizan in Round 2. Only two players – Jalen Reynolds and Vladislav Trushkin – have started twice for Zenit.

Marquee matchup:

Nikola Radicevic joined Herbalife Gran Canaria in January of last season and by the time the elimination rounds began in the EuroCup, he was starting alongside Gal Mekel in the backcourt. Now Radicevic has the reins to run the show in Trento and Mekel recently joined Zenit and started at point guard in his debut last week. These former backcourt mates will square off in a key matchup in Round 3.

Keys to victory: Trento

Trento is tied for the second most turnovers (17 per game) in the EuroCup this season and the second-fewest assists (15 per game), which generally speaking is not a recipe for success. Reducing the former number while increasing the latter is crucial for Trento to compete against the best teams in the EuroCup.

Keys to victory: Zenit

First and foremost, Zenit needs to have its best players on the floor to be at its best. After flirting with a triple-double in Round 1, Brandon Jennings missed Round 2 with a hand injury. Scorers Sergey Karasev and Sean Armand also sat in Round 2, while Jarrod Uthoff and Philip Scrubb stepped up. The more of his prime weapons Coach Karasev has in uniform, the tougher Zenit becomes.

Just last year...

These two teams split a pair of regular season contests just last year. First Trento won convincingly at home 103-81 with Toto Forray pouring in 20 points and Zenit scored an 81-70 victory in Russia as Drew Gordon posted a double-double.

Inury Report

Sergey Karasev, Sean Armand and Brandon Jennings of Zenit are injured and won't play in this game.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Dolomiti Energia Trento
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MARBLE, DEVYN G 1.98 26
4 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA G 1.94 24
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 27
9 MIAN, FABIO F 1.96 26
10 FORRAY, TOTO G 1.87 32
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 22
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA F 2.08 20
15 GOMES, BETO F 2.01 33
19 KITSING, KASPAR G 1.97 17
20 VOLTOLINI, ALESSANDRO G 1.86 16
21 DONEDA, SIMONE F 2.01 17
22 HOGUE, DUSTIN C 1.98 26
23 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN C 2.07 16
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA C 2.06 32
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA C 2.11 24
Zenit St Petersburg
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 ARMAND, SEAN G 1.93 27
2 REYNOLDS, JALEN C 2.07 25
3 JENNINGS, BRANDON G 1.85 29
7 KARASEV, SERGEY F 2.01 24
9 MEKEL, GAL G 1.92 30
10 DESYATNIKOV, ANDREI C 2.20 24
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON C 2.08 29
16 TRUSHKIN, VLADISLAV F 2.01 25
18 VORONOV, EVGENY G 1.94 32
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 32
20 PANIN, VADIM F 2.03 34
21 UTHOFF , JARROD F 2.07 25
23 SCRUBB, PHILIP G 1.94 25
31 VALIEV, EVGENY F 2.05 28

Player Stats

Radicevic, N. / 13.0 Hogue, D. / 12.5 Jovanovic, N. / 10.5
Jennings, B. / 20.0 Karasev, S. / 17.0 Reynolds, J. / 15.0
Hogue, D. / 6.5 Gomes, B. / 5.5 Forray, A. / 4.5
Mekel, G. / 10.0 Jennings, B. / 8.0 Scrubb, P. / 3.0
2PT
Marble, D. / 100.0 % Forray, A. / 62.5 % Jovanovic, N. / 54.5 %
Panin, V. / 100.0 % Uthoff, J. / 75.0 % Simonovic, M. / 75.0 %
3PT
Mian, F. / 60.0 % Radicevic, N. / 42.9 % Forray, A. / 40.0 %
Uthoff, J. / 100.0 % Armand, S. / 100.0 % Jennings, B. / 75.0 %
FT
Pascolo, D. / 100.0 % Hogue, D. / 87.5 % Radicevic, N. / 84.6 %
Uthoff, J. / 100.0 % Karasev, S. / 80.0 % Scrubb, P. / 66.7 %
PIR
Hogue, D. / 16.5 Radicevic, N. / 13.0 Jovanovic, N. / 11.5
Jennings, B. / 30.0 Reynolds, J. / 17.5 Uthoff, J. / 17.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
71.5 Points 86.5
33.5 Rebounds 35.5
8.5 O. Rebounds 10.0
25.0 D. Rebounds 25.5
15.0 Assists 19.5
8.0 Steals 4.5
1.5 Blocks 4.0
46.1 % 2PT 55.8 %
32.4 % 3PT 40.5 %
74.0 % FT 66.7 %
73.0 PIR 93.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.0 Points 84.5
32.5 Rebounds 32.5
8.5 O. Rebounds 9.0
24.0 D. Rebounds 23.5
18.5 Assists 21.0
9.0 Steals 5.5
3.5 Blocks 4.0
51.4 % 2PT 54.7 %
39.5 % 3PT 37.0 %
61.0 % FT 75.0 %
79.0 PIR 98.5

Head Coaches

KARASEV, VASILY
Zenit St Petersburg
"We still have a difficult situation with injuries, but the game in Belgrade showed that we have opportunities to make a good result. Trento play in the same style like they did last season, but the players are different. At home they will play in offensive way, so it's very important for us to stay under their attack on the first minutes."

Players

MIAN, FABIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"I used to watch games like this on TV. It's such an emotion to think I will be here tomorrow to play Zenit St. Petersburg in a 7DAYS EuroCup game. It's not going to be an easy matchup, we know that, but we will do the best we can to win and stay on the right path in this Group C."
SCRUBB, PHILIP
Zenit St Petersburg
"We played a couple of tough games, we also had some problems with injuries. We pretty motivated and have to fight until the end. We still have a lot of good players in roster and a lot of games to improve our record. Trento is good team, it will be difficult away game for us, so we have to play with a lot of energy."

Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Zenit St Petersburg

· This the third time that both teams meet in the EuroCup. They share a 1-1 head-to-head record, after playing twice last season, each taking a home win.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Dolomiti Energia Trento

Roster
Kaspar Kitsing, Alessandro Voltolini, Simone Doneda and Max Ladurner are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Nikola Redicevic has hit at least on three in each of his last 6 EuroCup games.
Dustin Hogue has racked a PIR of at least 10 in each of his last 6 EuroCup games.
Records/Milestones
Beto Gomes posted his career high in index rating with 23 for Trento against Zenit on December 5, 2017.
Gomes posted his career high in minutes with 34 for Trento against Zenit on December 5, 2017.
Luca Lechthaler posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Trento against Zenit on December 5, 2017.
Lechthaler posted his career high in total rebounds with 8 for Trento against Zenit on December 5, 2017.
Lechthaler posted his career high in minutes with 19 for Trento against Zenit on December 5, 2017.

Zenit St Petersburg

Streaks
Jalen Reynolds pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 9 EuroCup games.
Reynolds had a PIR of 11 or more in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Reynolds has collected at least one steal in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Records/Milestones
Sergey Karasev posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Zenit against Trento on October 18, 2017.
Karasev posted his career high in steals with 3 for Zenit against Trento on December 5, 2017.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 1
Dolomiti Energia Trento Zenit St Petersburg
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Dolomiti Energia Trento
Home record vs. Zenit St Petersburg: 1-0
Away record vs. Zenit St Petersburg: 0-1
Zenit St Petersburg
Home record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 1-0
Away record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 05 December 2017 Regular Season Dolomiti Energia Trento 103 - 81 Zenit St Petersburg
2017-18 18 October 2017 Regular Season Zenit St Petersburg 81 - 70 Dolomiti Energia Trento