2015-16Regular SeasonRound 1
October 14, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MHP ARENA

Team Stats

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0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Player Stats

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0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 OR 0
0 DR 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Records

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0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Eighthfinals 0-0
0-0 Last 32 0-0
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
0-0 Overall 0-0

Referees

Crew Chief
BULTO, VICENTE, Spain
Referee
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR, Montenegro
Umpire
RODSAND, TORKILD, Norway

The Take

Action in Group B starts Tuesday when Le Mans Sarthe Basket welcomes last year's runner-up Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. It is Le Mans's return to the competition after a rare season away, and a test for Gran Canaria as it hopes to duplicate last season's Eurocup run. Two Wednesday games in the group feature local derbies. MGP Riesen Ludwigsburg is back to the Eurocup after eight years as it hosts fellow German side ALBA Berlin. The last two seasons in the German League, these two teams have split home victories. In an all-Italian showdown, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia hosts newcomer Enel Basket Brindisi. The two teams faced off as recently as the Italian League playoff quarterfinals in May, when Reggiana won the best-of-five series 3-2.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

PATRICK, JOHN
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
"ALBA Berlin is the first placed team in the German league right now and have won all of their 4 games. They are even stronger than last season, especially at the point guard and center positions. Overall, they have depth and quality on each position. We play at home but still we are the underdogs in this matchup."
OBRADOVIC, SASA
ALBA Berlin
"It is very difficult to win against Ludwigsburg on their home court. They will step out with big confidence as they came back from a 20-point-deficit in the last domestic game. Our last game in Crailsheim was a tough one, too, but the game in Ludwigsburg will be even tougher. We have to play smart, control the tempo and secure the rebounds if we want to have a chance to win that game."

Players

McCRAY, DAVID
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
"We are really looking forward to this game. It is always a special game against the top ALBA team. That’s the case in the German league and even more so now in Eurocup. It will be a big challenge for us but we are going to give all we got and try to claim the victory."
LIYANAGE, MARC
ALBA Berlin
"We expect a very physical game against Ludwigsburg which played excellent so far in this season. We want to improve our rebounding and we prepare for a tough battle under the baskets against their strong big men Brockman and Boone."
Rocky Trice - MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg - EC15 (photo MHP RIESEN)

Ludwigsburg wins big over ALBA

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg made a memorable return to Eurocup, downing fellow German side ALBA Berlin 79-60 on Wednesday. The all-German showdown of Group B also marked Ludwigsburg’s return to the competition after 8 years. The hosts took control with an 8-0 run in the second quarter, helping it build 36-24 halftime lead, then used a 13-4 spurt in the third to help them increase the advantage to 22 points. Margin was never below 11 points the rest of the way as Mustafa Shakur paced Ludwigsburg in victory with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Rocky Trice had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals, while Royce O’Neale netted 12 on 4-for-8 three-point shooting. Dragan Milosavljevic had 14 points and 5 rebounds for ALBA, Elmedin Kikanovic scored 13, and Mitchell Watt 10 points in defeat.

O’Neale hit a three-pointer to open the account for the hosts who grabbed 7-2 lead, but Watt and Will Cherry got ALBA going, and with a triple from Ismet Akpinar a 0-9 run made it 7-11. But Trice hit a fastbreak three for the hosts, that helped them grab 14-13 edge after 10 minutes, before Shawn Huff and O’Neale hit triples early in the second for Ludwigsburg. O’Neale’s dagger was also a start of an 8-0 run for 25-15. Trice, Shakur and Huff helped keep the lead in double figures, as ALBA was held without a field goal for more than 5 minutes to end the second quarter, and Ludwigsburg held 36-24 at the break.

Milosavljevic for ALBA, and O’Neale for Ludwigsburg started the fireworks in the third period. Shakur strung together 7 points, including a triple, and despite baskets from Milosavljevic and Kreso Loncar, three-pointer from O’Neale made it 49-30. Milosavljevic nailed a three for the Berliners, but Brad Loesing and Jason Boone scored for the hosts to break a 20-point barrier. Adam Waleskowski made it 56-34, and Loesing scored for 60-38 with 3:30 left in the third quarter. ALBA had an answer with a three-point play from Loncar, a put-back from Kikanovic and a triple from Milosavljevic. That 0-8 run helped cut the deficit to 64-48 at the end of the third quarter, before both teams failed to score a single points for almost 3 minutes of the fourth. Akpinar hit a three to end the drought, and Taylor Jordan and Milosavljevic added baskets for the visitors. However, back-to-back threes from Shakur pushed the margin back to 70-55 with 5:47 to go. Baskets were few and far between in the finish of the game, as Ludwigsburg eased to a 19-point win.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BULTO, VICENTE (ESP), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE), RODSAND, TORKILD (NOR)
Attendance: 2735 (Tentative)
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MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg14222815
ALBA Berlin13112412
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MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg14366479
ALBA Berlin13244860
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McCRAY, DAVID 1:57   0/1             1            
6 MUNOZ-BORCHERS, ALVARO 6:27 2   0/1 2/2           1     1   -1
7 HUFF, SHAWN 11:40 8 1/1 2/2     1 1   1         1 11
10 TRICE, ROCKY 33:45 16 6/7 1/3 1/2   6 6 2 4   1   2 2 25
13 McNAUGHTON, CHRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 O'NEALE, ROYCE 16:01 12 0/2 4/8     3 3     1     3 1 6
19 WALESKOWSKI, ADAM 13:13 4 2/4 0/1     2 2     1     3 2 1
21 BOONE, JASON 18:33 2 1/1   0/3 1   1 1     2   4 3 2
22 SHAKUR, MUSTAFA 30:21 22 2/5 3/7 9/9 1 6 7 4 2 1     2 7 32
32 COTTON, TEKELE 26:29 2 1/4 0/2   1 2 3 1   2 1   4 3 -1
35 LOESING, BRAD 20:14 7 2/4 0/3 3/3   1 1 3         2 5 9
40 BROCKMAN, JON 21:20 4 1/3   2/4 3 2 5   1 3     3 3 3
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 79 16/32 10/27 17/23 6 24 30 11 9 10 4 0 24 27 87
        50% 37% 73.9%
Head coach: PATRICK, JOHN
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
ALBA Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GIFFEY, NIELS 19:31 2 0/3   2/2   2 2 1   1     1 2 2
8 AKPINAR, ISMET 10:14 6   2/2             2     2   2
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 25:49 13 4/9   5/10 2 2 4     2 1   2 7 11
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 22:09 7 3/6 0/1 1/1   3 3 1   2     3 4 6
11 VARGAS, AKEEM 17:47 1     1/2   4 4 1   1     4 1 1
15 LIYANAGE, MARC 0:07                              
18 WOHLFARTH, JONAS 8:25                         1 1  
21 MILOSAVLJEVIC, DRAGAN 25:12 14 4/6 2/3     5 5 1 2 2     4 2 15
22 CHERRY, WILL 21:13 5 0/2 1/5 2/2 2 4 6 3 2 1     4 3 8
23 TAYLOR, JORDAN 26:09 2 1/3 0/2     2 2 2   1     4 1 -2
44 TURUDIC, BENEDIKT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 WATT, MITCHELL 24:24 10 4/5   2/2 3 2 5     3     2 3 12
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 201:00 60 16/34 5/13 13/19 8 24 32 9 4 17 1 0 27 24 54
        47.1% 38.5% 68.4%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

PATRICK, JOHN
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
I want to congratulate my players on this win. We played very intense and concentrated and were able to win this very physical game. That’s a great start for us in the Eurocup, but we still have a very long and exciting season in front of us, so we have to keep our feet on the ground and stay focused.“
OBRADOVIC, SASA
ALBA Berlin
"Congratulations to Ludwigsburg on this deserving win. They were without any doubt the better team today. We couldn’t get control of this game at any time and we didn’t respond well to the pressure Ludwigsburg put on us. There were a lot of missunderstandings in our game today; that’s where you see the lack of being and playing together due to our very short preseason.“
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