2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
69.0 Points 74.0
41.5 Rebounds 37.0
13.0 O. Rebounds 10.0
28.5 D. Rebounds 27.0
12.0 Assists 19.0
4.5 Steals 6.0
3.0 Blocks 3.0
14.5 Turnovers 11.5
40.0 % 2PT 59.5 %
41.2 % 3PT 20.5 %
70.0 % FT 76.7 %
71.0 Index 86.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
18.0 / Curry Points 19.5 / Jelovac
10.0 / Pietrus Rebounds 5.5 / Jelovac
4.5 / Pietrus OR 1.5 / Linhart
5.5 / Pietrus DR 5.0 / Jelovac
4.5 / Sene Assists 5.0 / Bellas
1.5 / Sene Steals 1.5 / Bellas
1.5 / Sy Blocks 1.0 / Kanacevic
3.0 / Curry Turnovers 4.0 / Bellas
62.5 % / Curry 2PT 80.0 % / Diener, D.
100.0 % / Raivio 3PT 40.0 % / Linhart
100.0 % / Raivio FT 100.0 % / Diener, D.
16.0 / Curry Index 22.0 / Jelovac

Records

Ave.   Ave.
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
0-2 Regular Season 1-1
0-2 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK, Poland
Referee
OZOLS, ARNIS, Latvia
Umpire
DAVYDOV, ALEXEY, Russian Federation

The Take

In the only battle of unbeaten teams this week, ratiopharm Ulm (2-0) hosts Valencia Basket (2-0) in Group C's lone Tuesday game. The two team splayed during the regular season two years ago, splitting home wins. Valencia enters this game as the competition's second-ranked defense, while the hosts have sixth-best scoring so far. SLUC Nancy (0-2) welcomes CAI Zaragoza (1-1) in an early must-win game for the home side, which has done well against Spanish opponents in the past four years, winning four in a row before losing its last two decisions, against Valencia. In another first official meeting, newcomer Umana Reyer Venice (1-1) is at home against Proximus Spirou Charleroi (0-2). The visitors come into the contest with a 2-12 record away from home during the past three Eurocup campaigns.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"After two defeats by three points against Valencia and Venice, we receive a strong team. We need a win to stay on the road for the qualification. In spite of our difficult start of season, my players stay fierce competitors."
RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"Even if SLUC Nancy hasn’t won any game yet, they’re competing very well. They could have won both Eurocup previous games. We shouldn’t rely on their results, but take a step ahead in order to play as we have to, in order to win the game."

Players

TUCKER, ALANDO
SLUC Nancy
"Now every games is a final. It's going to be a tough game. It’s very important to protect the home court. They have very talented players. Their big men also taller than ours inside so we have to help each other on the rebound and be ready to fight. We need a big win to give some confidence. We need to prepare during 40 minutes and not 30."
JELOVAC, STEVAN
CAI Zaragoza
"It’s a very important game for our confidence. We have to improve our defense and activity if we want the victory in Nancy. Moreover, Panko and Pietrus are two very experienced guys and we have to keep one eye on them."
Nate Linhart - CAI Zaragoza - EC15 (photo SLUC Nancy - C2images)

CAI Zaragoza holds off Nancy for important road win

CAI Zaragoza registered its first road win of the season, holding off winless SLUC Nancy 76-78 on Wednesday. CAI improved to 2-1 in a share of third place in Group C, while Nancy has three defeats in as many games to start the competition. CAI took the lead for good late in the third quarter, then used baskets from Isaac Fotu in the fourth to build 63-72 lead. Benjamin Sene led Nancy's rally, but the visitors held on. Joan Sastre netted 21 points in victory, Nate Linhart had 13, Henk Norel collected 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Fotu finished with 10 for CAI. Tomas Bellas did not score, but dished 10 assists. For Nancy, Javon McCrea had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Florent Pietrus also scored 18. Sene had 12 points, with 5 rebounds and 4 assists in a losing effort.

With Sastre scoring 9 points, and Linhart adding a triple, CAI went in front 6-14 in the first quarter. Sene hit a triple to get Nancy going, and Pietrus followed with a pair of baskets for 13-18. Sene hit another three to start second quarter, and buckets from Bandja Sy and McCrea cut the deficit to 20-22. After Robin Benzing and Alando Tucker traded three-pointers, baskets from Pietrus and McCrea tied it at 29-29, before a three-pointer from Morris Curry put Nancy in front 32-31. Stevan Jelovac and Norel scored on one side, while Curry, Pietrus and Tucker added to the tally on the other for 39-35, before Linhart's three-point play at the buzzer made it 39-38 at halftime.

Sastre and Linhart hit back-to-back from downtown, and Norel's basket made it 41-48 after 3 minutes of the third quarter. But Pietrus and McCrea cut the deficit, and Sy hit from long range for 51-50. Benzing and Andy Panko traded triples, before Halil Kanacevic and Sastre helped the visitors to 56-59 late in the third. Linhart opened the fourth with a basket, missed a free throw but Fotu scored a put-back for 58-63. Pietrus and McCrea closed the gap to a single point, but Fotu had a three-point play on the next trip down the floor, before Sastre had a basket-plus-foul of his own, and Fotu nailed a three-pointer to cap a 1-9 run for 63-72. After a timeout, Pietrus, Sene and McCrea cut the deficit to 3 points, but Jelovac made 3 of 4 from the foul line. In the final minute, Norel scored for 72-77, but Sene hit a triple to give the hosts some hope. Jelovac split free throws for 75-78, and Nancy had its last chance when Sene hit first then missed second free throw on purpose in the final seconds, but CAI held on.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CMIKIEWICZ, MAREK (POL), OZOLS, ARNIS (LAT), DAVYDOV, ALEXEY (RUS)
Attendance: 3628 (Tentative)
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SLUC Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GRUN, THOMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SENE, BENJAMIN 24:48 12 1/3 3/6 1/2 1 4 5 4   2     1 2 14
9 PANKO, ANDY 30:53 9 2/5 1/3 2/2       3   1     4 3 5
10 SY, BANDJA 24:22 8 1/4 2/3   2 5 7   1 2     2   8
11 PIETRUS, FLORENT 34:48 18 7/8 0/1 4/4 1 4 5 2   1 1   3 5 25
12 McCREA, JAVON 38:33 18 7/15   4/5 4 7 11 4 1 1 2 1 3 4 26
22 THOMAS, ALEXIS 0:17                         1   -1
25 TUCKER, ALANDO 23:07 5 1/4 1/4     1 1 1         1 1 1
31 BELL, JAMES 3:02     0/1     1 1     2     1   -3
35 DELARBOULAS, GEOFFREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 CURRY, MORRIS 20:10 6 1/4 1/3 1/1   3 3 6         2 3 11
Team           4 1 5               5
Totals 200:00 76 20/43 8/21 12/14 12 26 38 20 2 9 3 1 18 18 91
        46.5% 38.1% 85.7%
Head coach: WEISZ, ALAIN
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
CAI Zaragoza
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 LINHART, NATE 24:35 13 3/3 2/3 1/2 1 1 2   1       4 2 12
10 GARCIA, SERGI 11:12 2 1/1 0/1         2 1 1     2 1 2
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 28:48   0/1 0/3     2 2 10   1     3 1 5
15 SASTRE, JOAN 35:56 21 6/8 2/3 3/3 1 3 4 2   1   1 1 4 25
16 DIENER, DRAKE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 TOMAS, PERE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 BENZING, ROBIN 19:34 6 0/2 2/3     1 1           3 1 2
25 NOREL, HENK 21:40 12 5/9   2/2 3 4 7 4   1 1 2 2 2 17
42 FOTU, ISAAC 14:48 10 3/7 1/3 1/1 1 3 4 1         2 1 8
45 KANACEVIC, HALIL 18:15 6 2/8   2/2 4 3 7 1 2 3     1 2 8
89 JELOVAC, STEVAN 25:12 8 2/7 0/1 4/6   4 4 1         1 4 8
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 78 22/46 7/17 13/16 10 23 33 21 4 7 1 3 19 18 89
        47.8% 41.2% 81.3%
Head coach: RUIZ, JOAQUIN

Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"We played tonight with six players. The team continues to work hard. We didn't make a lot of turnovers but 2 turnovers gave important fast breaks to Zaragoza. Some of my players are actually stressed when they have the ball. We played well tonight. We won the battle of rebounds and didn’t make a lot of turnovers against a good team. It's a pity."
RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"I’m very happy for this win. It was an important game for us. We had good defense in the second half. It’s a good thing for my team, they work a lot. In this group, a road win is very important for the qualification. We are actually in a good position. "

Players

PIETRUS, FLORENT
SLUC Nancy
"Actually we are in a bad situation. We played good basketball tonight, but we lost our confidence. We work hard and we have the level to play against these teams. We're not lucky; that's it. We lost each game by 2 or 3 points. Sometimes 2 or 3 turnovers gave easy fast breaks for Zaragoza. Now we need to stay together and stay focused. "
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