October 23, 2014
Regular Season Round 2 - October 22, 2014 CET: 18:30 Local time: 19:30 - OLIMPIA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
1-0 Regular Season 1-0
1-0 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Referee
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece
Umpire
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
81.0 Points 92.0
35.0 Rebounds 27.0
9.0 O. Rebounds 8.0
26.0 D. Rebounds 19.0
16.0 Assists 27.0
3.0 Steals 16.0
3.0 Blocks 1.0
11.0 Turnovers 11.0
51.4 % 2PT 57.1 %
37.5 % 3PT 41.4 %
72.0 % FT 100.0 %
85.0 Index 119.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.0 / Runkauskas Points 18.0 / Leslie
8.0 / Mohammed Rebounds 10.0 / Leslie
3.0 / Mohammed OR 2.0 / Kavaliauskas
5.0 / Mohammed DR 8.0 / Leslie
6.0 / Brown Assists 6.0 / Juskevicius
1.0 / Brown Steals 6.0 / Lukauskis
1.0 / Brown Blocks 1.0 / Lukauskis
4.0 / Lee Turnovers 3.0 / Lukauskis
100.0 % / Runkauskas 2PT 77.8 % / Kavaliauskas
66.7 % / Pelekanos 3PT 75.0 % / Moser
100.0 % / Brown FT 100.0 % / Orelik
18.0 / Mohammed Index 21.0 / Leslie

THE TAKE

None of the Group E Round 2 matchups has been seen before in European competitions. Partizan NIS Belgrade (0-1) hosts Banvit Bandirma (1-0) in the first-ever Eurocup home game for Partizan. In a battle of teams looking to build on a good start in Round 1, perennial Romanian champion CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (1-0) will host two-time Eurocup champ Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (1-0). Hapoel Jerusalem (0-1) welcomes the newcomer Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (0-1) as those two sides seek a first win of this Eurocup campaign.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"We'll meet the strongest team in this group, a big organization in Euroleague in the last years, which for we have the deepest respect. We trained very well for this game, it"s our first match at home and we"ll do our best to prove that the win in Russia was not an accident. We"ll have fans on our side and if we'll take the right decisions, we'll have a good chance in this match."
SESKUS, VIRGINIJUS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
"These three weeks are very hard to our team. We are playing with the strong teams and always have to fight. We need a victory in Romania, that may gain more confidence before the weekend match with Neptunas. I can mark out the point guard Dee Brown in Asesoft, who played last year in Riga. He leads the team, so we will try to neutralize him."

Players

FLOWERS, JONTE
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"Lietuvos Rytas is a good team that can shoot the ball extremely well. Our focus is to play good defense and play our style of basketball. If we'll get the second victory in the first two games, we take a big options to go further from this group
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
"We know that Asesoft are often playing pick-and-roll, their leaders and defenders. Our team tiredness is significant, we are playing every three days, and these games are important."
CSU Asesoft routs Rytas for share of Group E lead

Romanian champion CSU Asesoft Ploiesti routed Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 103-83 to become the exclusive leader of the Group E table. A strong start gave the home team an early 30-11 margin and the visitors never got close the rest of the way. Gerald Lee led the winners with 19 points on 9-of- 9 two-point shooting, Dee Brown amassed a double-double of 18 points and 14 assists for a performance index rating of 33, Jonte Flowers netted 14 while Michalis Pelekanos and Alhaji Mohammed scored 13 apiece as the team shot 13 of 26 from downtown. Adas Juskevicius of Rytas led all scorers with 20 points, Gediminas Orelik netted 17 and Mindaugas Lukauskis 10 in defeat.

Dragan Labovic from mid range gave Asesoft an 11-2 advantage after five minutes. Gediminas Orelik from downtown tried to keep the visitors close, 20-11, but 10 unanswered points from the home team made it 30-11 on a basket from long distance by Brown. A 7-0 run for Rtyas fixed things at 30-18 at the end of the first quarter. Jonte Flowers hit a three and Lee completed a fast break with an easy lay up to cap a 7-0 run to lead 44-26 at the midway point of the second quarter. The home team continued to dominate the game with a great offensive performance, taking a 52-32 cushion when Brown posted his third triple of the night. Pelekanos raised it to 56-34 from the foul line. Rytas finished with back-to-back lay ups scored by Billy Baron and Juskevicius to make it 56-38 at halftime.

Lukauskis brought Rytas within 56-43 early in the third quarter, but the hosts answered with Alhaji Mohammed from downtown and Lee from mid range to re-establish a 64-45 difference. Martynas Gecevicius tried to keep the guests in charge from beyond the arc, but Asesoft followed to keep a high percentage from downtown and made it 74-53 on Pelekanos's three-pointer. Orelik beat the buzzer to cut the deficit to 80-61 through three quarters. The guests tried a late comeback through Lukauskism whose triple made it 91-80 with three minutes left, but Flowers from the foul line scored Asesoft's 100th points and newcomers Jarvis Hayes fixed the final score at 103-83.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 2000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti30262423
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius18202322
End of Quarter1234
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti305680103
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius18386183
Head coach: ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
6 SZIJARTO, LEVENTE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 PELEKANOS, MICHALIS 21:35 13 2/4 2/3 3/4   3 3 1 2     1 4 2 12
8 LABOVIC, DRAGAN 12:20 7 2/3 1/1   1   1   1 1     1   6
11 BROWN, DEE 34:15 18 2/5 4/8 2/2 1 3 4 14 3 3     3 7 33
12 NEGOITESCU, VLAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 MOHAMMED, ALHAJI 29:04 13 4/9 1/1 2/3 1 3 4 3 3 2     3 5 17
14 DOGARU, VLAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 LEE, GERALD 26:06 19 9/9   1/1       1   3     3 1 15
20 COOPER, CHRISTOPHER 11:35 2 1/2   0/1 1 2 3           1 1 3
21 FLOWERS, JONTE 37:45 14 2/4 1/5 7/7 1 5 6 2 4 5 1   3 4 17
22 RUNKAUSKAS, MARIUS 13:41 8   2/5 2/2   3 3 2   3     4 1 4
24 HAYES, JARVIS 13:39 9 0/1 3/5           1           7
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 103 22/37 14/28 17/20 7 19 26 23 14 17 1 1 22 21 116
59.5% 50% 85%
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
Head coach: SESKUS, VIRGINIJUS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
1 LESLIE, TRAVIS 19:12 4 2/3 0/1   1 2 3   1 3 1   1   3
4 DAMBRAUSKAS, PAULIUS 10:09 5   1/2 2/2 2   2   1 1     3 1 4
7 JUSKEVICIUS, ADAS 33:06 20 8/9 1/2 1/1   3 3 5 2 3   1 3 2 23
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 24:54 10 1/2 1/6 5/6   1 1 3 1 2     4 6 8
9 BARON, BILLY 4:45 5 1/1 1/2                       4
10 SESKUS, EDVINAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 VALEIKA, ARTURAS 12:27 2 1/2     1 1 2 2 2 1     3 1 4
13 GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 21:01 8 2/3 1/6 1/2   1 1 3   5     2 3 1
14 ORELIK, GEDIMINAS 28:07 17 3/3 3/5 2/2 1 4 5 4 2 3     3 3 23
15 NATYAZHKO, KYRYL 3:22 1 0/1   1/2                   1  
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 24:11 9 3/6   3/4 2 3 5 2   1     3 4 12
43 MOSER, MIKE 18:46 2 1/1 0/2     4 4 1   1     1 1 4
Team           1 3 4     1     1   2
Totals 200:00 83 22/31 8/26 15/19 8 22 30 20 9 21 1 1 24 22 88
71% 30.8% 78.9%
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Head Coaches

ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"It was a marathon game where we passed the finish line first. It does not matter how many points we scored tonight, a win is still a victory at 20 points, or at one last shot. It's good because we avoided a fiery finish. When playing a Euroleague team, as we must admit, Lietuvos Rytas is a great club, you need to stay focused for 40 minutes. All the players in Vilnius can shoot from outside, except Kavaliauskas, and we are happy that the boys understood this. We've got a huge win, but if we think too much of the game tonight, it may not give the expected performance in the games to come. We have won a battle, but not the war. There is a long road ahead. "
SESKUS, VIRGINIJUS
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
"I warned my players before the game of how dangerous Dee Brown can be. Unfortunately, none of them managed to stop him, and I will not name names in this situation. CSU Asesoft earned a deserved success, but honestly I did not expect them to shoot so well behind the arc, with a percentage of 50%. Regarding Hayes, I found out yesterday that he came to Ploiesti, but he was not the problem tonight. However, it is known that he is a valuable player, as indeed are all the other eight foreign players that my counterpart Vladimir Arnautovic rolled on the floor. "

Players

BROWN, DEE
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"It's a very important victory at home, because in such a competition you must win at home and then to pinch 1-2 away games. Games at home give you another advantage, more supporters and, not least, greater joy. We played a good game and I did done nothing but serve my teammates. When I was able to score, I didn't hesitate, but I've always loved being a selfless guy. Lietuvos Rytas is a strong team, but we were better tonight. "
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