2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 21, 2015 CET: 17:30
Local time: 18:30 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
Huseyin Koksal - Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul - EC15 (photo Galatasaray)

McCollum, Koksal fuel Galatasaray over AEK

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul remained perfect in Group F by downing AEK Athens 89-65 on Wednesday in a game it led from start to finish. AEK Athens fell to 0-2. Eighteen unanswered points scored by the home team bridging the first two quarters gave it a huge 31-11 lead just two and a half minutes into the second quarter. The hosts further boosted their run to a 25-point margin close to halftime, 44-19, and never looked back. A 16-0 charge in the third quarter essentially iced the game. Errick McCollum led Galatasaray with 25 points and 5 assists, Huseyn Koksal was perfect on 5 three-point shots en route to 21 points, Caleb Green added 10 with 9 rebounds and Blake Schilb also scored 10, while Joey Dorsey collected 9 points and 12 boards. Loukas Mavrokefalides amassed a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds for AEK Athens, while Dusan Sakota scored 20 on 6-of-10 shooting from long distance.

Green from downtown established the first consistent margin for the home team, 11-5, after four minutes. Mavrokefalides and Malik Hairston fueled AEK to get within 13-11, while a three-point-play by former Euroleague champion Dorsey made it 20-11. Schilb completed the job from mid-range to finish the first quarter up 22-11. Koksal scored 7 of the first 9 points for Galatasaray to open the second quarter and cap an 18-0 run for a 31-11 advantage. Sakota ended six scoreless minutes for the visitors with a long three and tried to keep his team on track with another shot from long distance to make it 33-19. The answer came from McCollum, who amassed 7 consecutive points for a 25-point advantage. The duo of Mavrokefalides and Sakota tried to push the guests, but Dorsey and McCollum fixed the score at 48-27 at halftime.

AEK Athens came back from the locker rooms and made another attempt to come back. After scoring 10 consecutive points, they closed within 48-37 thanks to Chris Warren, but from that moment Galatasaray showed all its skills with an amazing 16-0 run highlighted by Sinan Guler to lead 64-37 after three quarters. Koksal from downtown extended the difference to 70-42 and then McCollum completed his outstanding performance with 5 more points, while Koksal completed a perfect game from beyond the arc to set the final score.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Referees: SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), VOJINOVIC, RADOMIR (MNE), BALAK, AMIT (ISR)
Attendance: 2848 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul22261625
AEK Athens11161028
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul22486489
AEK Athens11273765
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 28:04 10 4/7 0/2 2/4   3 3 4 2 1   1 1 5 14
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 27:20 25 5/11 3/5 6/6   1 1 6 1 2   1 2 6 26
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 25:14 2 1/1 0/4     1 1 3 4 1 1   2 2 6
6 DORSEY, JOEY 24:14 9 4/6   1/4 4 8 12     2 1 1 4 4 14
8 EDGE, SAFAK 0:58                              
11 ARAR, EGE 6:59 3 1/2   1/2 1 1 2           1 1 3
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET 3:23   0/1           1              
13 LASME, STEPHANE 11:35 4 2/5     1 3 4     2 1   3   1
16 CANTEKIN, DUSAN 4:04   0/1                         -1
30 GREEN, CALEB 29:38 10 2/2 2/6   1 9 10 1   2     3 1 13
32 GULER, SINAN 19:43 5 1/2 1/3     3 3 3   1     2   5
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 18:48 21 2/2 5/5 2/5   2 2 1         3 3 21
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 89 22/40 11/25 12/21 7 32 39 19 7 11 3 3 21 22 103
        55% 44% 57.1%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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
AEK Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 ANOSIKE, ODERAH 5:27           3 3     2     1    
4 PAPANTONIOU, NONTAS 20:59 2 1/1 0/5 0/1   2 2 5 1       3 1 2
5 SAKOTA, DUSAN 32:04 20 1/4 6/11   1 3 4   1     1 2 3 17
6 ATIC, EDIN 3:24 2 1/1       1 1 1             4
7 HAIRSTON, MALIK 28:24 8 4/8 0/3     1 1   1 1     3 2 1
8 MILOSEVIC, MILAN 17:55 3 0/1 0/2 3/4 3 3 6 1   1 1   5 2 3
11 SCRUBB, PHILIP 5:28   0/1 0/1             1         -3
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 32:46 20 7/11 1/3 3/5 5 5 10 1   5 1 2 1 6 22
13 CARTER, MARC 25:36 5 1/4 0/2 3/3 1 6 7 2 2 1     5 4 9
15 SARIKOPOULOS, ZISIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 3:23                   1       2 1
69 WARREN, CHRIS 24:34 5 1/3 1/5         1 1 2 1   2 1 -1
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 65 16/34 8/32 9/13 12 26 38 11 6 14 3 3 22 21 59
        47.1% 25% 69.2%
Head coach: SAKOTA, DRAGAN

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"Tonight, we played very well. We especially showed defensive toughness. Our plan was successful. This victory is very important in the Eurocup. I congratulate my team."
SAKOTA, DRAGAN
AEK Athens
"Congratulations to our opponent Galatasaray Odeabank. They played better than us all game. We didn't react against them, except in the third quarter. The others were disasters for us. Generally speaking, Galatasaray Odeabank is the best team in this group. We were really bad today."