2017-18Regular SeasonRound 3
October 24, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 SIEMENS ARENA
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Bulgaria: MTEL SPORT 1 (Delayed)
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Records

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

Officials

Crew Chief
PERUGA, CARLOS, Spain
Umpire 1
VYKLICKY, ROBERT, Czech Republic
Umpire 2
RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP , Croatia

The Take

A duel of former 7DAYS EuroCup champs takes place on Tuesday as Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius welcomes Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in a Group C showdown. This will be the fifth time these two teams meet, with Loko owning the series so far, 4-0. Rytas will look to get its second win of the season using its enormous offensive power, 87 points per game, against the second-weakest offense of the league so far, Loko's, with 67. Despite the low scoring, Lokomotiv has managed to stay undefeated thanks to the best defense in the league, allowing only 60 points per game. The hosts rely a lot on veteran Loukas Mavrokefalidis (20.5 ppg.), tied for second best scorer overall), Round 2 MVP Rokas Giedraitis (14.0 ppg.) and Jimmy Baron (13.0 ppg. and 3 apg.). The fact of playing at home at Siemens Arens will only push them harder in the right direction. After two games, Loko has its leaders in Joe Ragland (18.5 ppg. and 4 apg.), Chris Babb (16.5 ppg. and 5 rpg.) and Brian Qvale (10 ppg.). Rytas will try to use its 22.0 assists per game to move the ball fast to impose its style, while Lokomotiv is more solid on the defensive side. Expect a clash of styles on Tuesday in the Lithuanian capital.
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MADGEN, BEN G 1.93 32
2 NORMANTAS, MARGIRIS G 1.94 20
3 KRAMER, CHRIS G 1.91 29
4 CARTER, ROBERT C 2.06 23
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS F 1.98 38
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS C 2.10 33
14 ECHODAS, MARTYNAS C 2.04 20
20 BARON, JIMMY G 1.91 31
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS F 2.00 32
22 CARTER, MARC G 1.92 32
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS F 2.00 25
42 PETERSON, TRAVIS C 2.08 32
55 MOCKEVICIUS, EGIDIJUS C 2.08 25
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COLLINS, MARDY F 1.96 33
2 ANTIPOV, PAVEL F 2.02 26
3 RAGLAND, JOE G 1.81 27
4 BABURIN, EVGENY G 1.90 30
7 LACEY, TREVOR G 1.88 26
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR F 2.07 27
11 LEVSHIN, DENIS F 2.02 23
12 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV F 2.00 23
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY G 1.90 28
15 ELEGAR, FRANK F 2.03 30
19 BABB, CHRIS F 1.95 27
41 QVALE, BRIAN C 2.08 28
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN F 1.97 27
47 NELYUBOV, IVAN F 2.06 29

Player Stats

Ragland, J. / 18.5 Babb, C. / 16.5 Qvale, B. / 10.0
Babb, C. / 5.0 Elegar, F. / 4.0 Collins, M. / 3.5
Kramer, C. / 8.0 Peterson, T. / 3.5 Baron, J. / 3.0
Ragland, J. / 4.0 Lacey, T. / 3.0 Collins, M. / 2.0
Ragland, J. / 2.0 Elegar, F. / 2.0 Babb, C. / 1.0
Broekhoff, R. / 1.0 Qvale, B. / 1.0 Elegar, F. / 1.0
2PT
Normantas, M. / 100.0 % Carter, R. / 66.7 % Carter, M. / 62.5 %
Ivlev, V. / 100.0 % Elegar, F. / 75.0 % Qvale, B. / 72.7 %
3PT
Mavrokefalidis, L. / 66.7 % Giedraitis, R. / 55.6 % Carter, R. / 50.0 %
Broekhoff, R. / 66.7 % Babb, C. / 53.8 % Ragland, J. / 25.0 %
FT
Carter, R. / 100.0 % Baron, J. / 100.0 % Peterson, T. / 87.5 %
Lacey, T. / 100.0 % Broekhoff, R. / 100.0 % Qvale, B. / 66.7 %
PIR
Babb, C. / 18.5 Ragland, J. / 18.0 Qvale, B. / 11.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
87.0 Points 69.0
33.5 Rebounds 32.0
9.5 O. Rebounds 11.0
24.0 D. Rebounds 21.0
22.5 Assists 16.0
6.5 Steals 7.0
2.5 Blocks 3.0
47.6 % 2PT 54.2 %
38.2 % 3PT 34.9 %
76.7 % FT 55.6 %
97.5 PIR 72.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
86.5 Points 60.0
41.0 Rebounds 29.0
11.5 O. Rebounds 9.0
29.5 D. Rebounds 20.0
16.0 Assists 11.0
5.0 Steals 5.5
1.5 Blocks 3.0
59.3 % 2PT 52.9 %
20.0 % 3PT 27.0 %
88.0 % FT 60.0 %
101.5 PIR 58.0

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, SASA
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Rytas is playing every game better and from beginning of the season they improve and through some wins lin ast games they improved their confidence. It will be a hard game but we need to attack all away games. With the good coach and very experienced team they have a good balance with inside and outside game is paramount."

Players

BROEKHOFF, RYAN
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We are excited for our next EuroCup game against Rytas. They are coming off an important win against Partizan. Rytas are dangerous both inside and outside offensively so we will need to be very good on defense."

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

These two teams have met four times prior to this game, with Lokomotiv dominating the series 4-0. The last time both teams played each other was during the 2013-14 EuroLeague regular season, as Loko rolled on the road by 53-84.

Both teams are former EuroCup champs. Rytas won in 2005 and 2009 and Lokomotiv triumphed in 2013.

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

Roster
Egidijus Mockevicius is out indefinitely due to a shoulder injury.
Streaks
Loukas Mavrokefalidis has registered a performance index rating of at least 10 in each of his last 17 EuroCup games.
Mavrokefalidis has scored in double digits in his last 17 EuroCup games.
Chris Kramer has dished at least 3 assists in all of his last 9 EuroCup games.
Jimmy Baron has hit at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 14 EuroCup games.
Jimmy Baron has hit his last 15 free throw attempts in EuroCup action.
Rankings
Ben Madgen ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players last season in scoring with 13.7 points per game.
Travis Peterson ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players last season in blocks with 0.7 per game.
Madgen ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players last season in free throws accuracy at 86.1%.
Arturas Jomantas was the EuroCup leader last season in two-point accuracy at 73.6%.
Madgen ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players last season in three-pointers made with 2.2 per game.
Madgen ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players last season in three-point accuracy at 48.4%.
Jomantas ranked third among qualified EuroCup players last season in field goal shooting at 65.2%.
Records/Milestones

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Roster
Denis Levshin and Ivan Nelyubov could make their EuroCup debuts this week.
Streaks
Joe Ragland has dished 3 assists or better in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Ragland has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Ragland has rached up a PIR of 13 or more in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Chris Babb has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 20 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Mardy Collins ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players last season in defensive rebounding with 4.5 per game.
Chris Babb ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players last season in free throws accuracy at 87.8%.
Stanislav Ilnitskiy ranked third among qualified EuroCup players last season in two-point accuracy at 70.9%.
Babb ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players last season in average three-pointers made with 2.2 per game.
Evgeny Baburin ranked third among qualified EuroCup players last season in three-point accuracy at 51.4% per game.
Records/Milestones

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 2
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Home record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-1
Away record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-1
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Home record vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: 1-0
Away record vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: 1-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2011-12 21 February 2012 Last 16 Lietuvos Rytas 78 - 82 Lokomotiv Kuban
2011-12 17 January 2012 Last 16 Lokomotiv Kuban 81 - 67 Lietuvos Rytas