2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 18:45
Local time: 19:45 SALA POLIVALENTA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
72.0 Points 74.5
36.0 Rebounds 39.5
11.5 O. Rebounds 18.5
24.5 D. Rebounds 21.0
19.0 Assists 8.0
5.5 Steals 8.0
2.5 Blocks 2.0
13.5 Turnovers 18.0
44.0 % 2PT 47.8 %
35.4 % 3PT 23.9 %
75.0 % FT 68.2 %
76.5 Index 66.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.0 / Nicoara Points 19.0 / Slaughter
6.5 / Cooper Rebounds 9.0 / Vidmar
2.0 / Cooper OR 5.0 / Vidmar
5.0 / Nicoara DR 5.5 / Moerman
4.5 / Marinovic Assists 3.5 / Fortson
2.0 / Marinovic Steals 3.5 / Johnson
1.0 / Ikovlev Blocks 1.0 / Moerman
3.5 / Marinovic Turnovers 6.0 / Fortson
75.0 % / Dragusin 2PT 83.3 % / Vidmar
58.3 % / Ikovlev 3PT 46.7 % / Slaughter
100.0 % / Marinovic FT 100.0 % / Simmons
17.5 / Nicoara Index 15.0 / Slaughter

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

Referees

Crew Chief
OBRADOVIC, PETAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee
MARICIC,SASA, Serbia
Umpire
COLLIN, JEAN-CHARLES, France

The Take

Eurocup newcomer Trabzonspor Medical Park (1-1) hosts Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (1-1) in an intriguing encounter of two teams meeting for the first time ever. Historically, Buducnost has not had much success on Turkish soil, holding a 9-2 all-time record after having lost the last seven games in that country. Its last win in Turkey came in 1999. Unics Kazan (2-0) welcomes Aris Thessaloniki (1-1) for their first battle in 16 years. No Eurocup team has been as dominant in the first two weeks as Unics, which ranks third in scoring with 89.5 points per game. Another newcomer, Steaua CSM Eximbank Bucharest (1-1) will go for its second consecutive home win against last year's semifinalist Banvit Bandirma (0-2), whose point guard A.J. Slaughter was the top scorer in Round 2 with 29 points against Unics. However, the visitors are still winless despite being the best offensive rebounding team in the competition, pulling down 18.5 of their own misses per game.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

SAPERA, HRISTU
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"We have another difficult test ahead of us. Banvit is an excellent team with a great potential. They are coming after two losses in Eurocup, but with good moral after winning in the Turkish League against Anadolu Efes. For sure they want to get back on track in the group standings as well. For us, it was a great win against Trabzonspor last week. However, we remain humble and focused, because we are not favourites in any game in this group. Our target is to fight and leave everything on the floor, for our fans."

Players

AMIS, BILL
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"This is an exciting time for us as a team as we are getting more comfortable playing together. We have won a few games in a row and now we have to use our momentum this week against another tough Turkish team. They are going to play extremely hard because they will want to get their first win in Eurocup. We will have to match their intensity, so it will be important to have a full gym there to support us!"
Courtney Fortson - Banvit Bandirma - EC15 (photo Steaua - Catalin Soare - sportaction.ro)

Banvit cruises to its first win of the season

Banvit Bandirma led from start to finish on the road to beat Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest 64-78 and register its first win of this Eurocup campaign in the Romanian capital on Wednesday. Banvit and Steaua both hold 1-2 record in Group D, the same as Buducnost VOLI Podgorica in a share of the fourth place. Banvit built a double-digit lead before halftime, and held a comfortable margin in the third period before a 0-12 run that bridged third and fourth quarters opened up 42-64 lead, sealing the outcome. Adrien Moerman collected 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead in victory, while A.J. Slaughter scored 14, and DeShawn Stephens had 12 points in only 14 minutes on the floor. Titus Nicoara amassed 17 points plus 13 rebounds for the hosts, Bill Amis had 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Marko Marinovic netted 12 in defeat.

Moerman scored 8 points, including back-to-back threes to open the game, and Banvit took 2-8 lead. Marinovic and Chris Cooper scored for Steaua, but a fastbreak layup from Courtney Fortson and a triple from Tolga Gecim helped the visitors to 9-16. Banvit held 15-20 after 10 minutes, before Slaughter and Marinovic traded triples in the first minute of the second quarter. Amis and Cooper kept Steaua close, but Slaughter scored 6 straight points, also sparking 0-10 run that saw Stephens and Dominique Johnson in key roles for 23-37. Amis snapped the run, but Gasper Vidmar scored a second-chance basket to give the visitors 27-41 halftime lead.

Baskets from Vidmar and Keith Simmons extended it to 29-47 in the third quarter, but consecutive triples from Nicoara, Aleksandar Rasic and Marinovic got the hosts within 38-47. But Moerman had a triple, and Slaughter a three-point play for Banvit, giving it 42-55 after 30 minutes. Then the visitors raced away with a 0-9 run to start the fourth period. Stephens scored baskets on both ends of the run that also saw Moerman sink a triple. With the lead at 42-64, winner was all but decided. Cooper and Nicoara snapped the drought, but Fortson knocked down a three-pointer. Before game’s end, Rasic hit a three-pointer for the hosts, and after Gecim and Moerman scored for the visitors, Marinovic hit from downtown and Amis had a three-point play that helped to cut the margin before the final buzzer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Referees: OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), MARICIC,SASA (SRB), COLLIN, JEAN-CHARLES (FRA)
Attendance: 1800 (Tentative)
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Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 PAUL, MIHAIL 16:15   0/2 0/1   1 3 4 2   2     2   -1
6 SZIJARTO, LEVENTE 14:34 1 0/1 0/2 1/2   1 1           3 1 -4
8 ROSU, ADRIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 AMIS, BILL 23:05 13 4/7 0/4 5/5 2 5 7   1     1 2 6 17
14 NICOARA, TITUS 31:51 17 4/11 1/1 6/6 6 7 13 1 1   1 1 3 7 29
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 32:19 6 0/4 2/4     4 4 2   1       3 8
20 COOPER, CHRIS 16:32 7 3/5   1/1 2 5 7     3 1   5 1 6
23 POPA, BOGDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 IKOVLEV, DENIS 27:25 4 0/1 0/5 4/4       2 1 1   1 1 3 1
41 MARINOVIC, MARKO 29:27 12 0/5 4/8     2 2 5 2 6     3 1 4
55 DRAGUSIN, IONUT 8:32 4 1/2   2/2 1 1 2     1       2 6
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 64 12/38 7/25 19/20 13 28 41 12 5 14 2 3 19 24 67
        31.6% 28% 95%
Head coach: SAPERA, HRISTU
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
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 ULUSOY, ISMAIL CEM 3:05 3 0/1 1/2                       1
4 FORTSON, COURTNEY 30:22 5 1/7 1/4   1 2 3 3 2 1     2 3 4
5 JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE 26:40 5 2/5 0/1 1/1   3 3 5 1 1 1   3 2 9
6 SLAUGHTER, A.J. 26:50 14 4/6 1/5 3/3 3   3 5   1     1 2 16
8 GECIM, TOLGA 19:56 7 2/3 1/2     1 1   1 1     2 1 5
9 STEPHENS, DE'SHAWN 14:30 12 5/6   2/3 4 2 6     2     2 4 16
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 16:00 4 1/2 0/3 2/2   3 3 1 1 1 1   1 2 6
14 VIDMAR, GASPER 18:07 8 3/6   2/2 1 5 6     1   1 3 3 9
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 19:00 16 2/2 4/7   3 6 9 1   1     5   17
20 ALTUNBEY, TALAT 8:14 2 1/2 0/1             1 1 1 3   -4
21 YILDIRIM, NUSRET 17:16 2 1/2 0/3   1 5 6   1 1     2 2 4
26 YILMAZ, ERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 78 22/42 8/28 10/11 13 30 43 15 6 13 3 2 24 19 84
        52.4% 28.6% 90.9%
Head coach: ERNAK, SELÇUK

Head Coaches

SAPERA, HRISTU
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"We wanted to get more out of this game, but today, it couldn’t happen. We didn’t showed the desire to win, we didn’t show our assets and we didn’t have the correct attitude. Our shooting percentage was weak, and this made our job harder. Banvit is a very athletic team, with very good players, who did their jobs tonight. I want to thank everybody who came at the hall today and I hope that we can offer them great moments in the next games. We know that every game in the Eurocup is very difficult, and next week we will play in Greece, at Aris Thessaloniki. They have a good team and a great atmosphere in the hall, but we go there to play for our chance."
ERNAK, SELÇUK
Banvit Bandirma
"Offensively, this was a beautiful game. In the first three quarters, we managed to do the things we wanted in defense, and that made the difference. It was the first win for us and it is very important, because we play in a tough group where everybody can defeat everybody. This year, we have a very young team, and of course we want to repeat the performance, but it is not easy. In order to win a competition of this level, you have to be at the top every year. Steaua played with lot of energy today, they have very experienced players like Cooper, Rasic and Marinovic, but I think Denis Ikovlev is a very special player."
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