2015-16Regular SeasonRound 1
October 13, 2015 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
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

Ave.   Ave.
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

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
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
0-0 Overall 0-0

Referees

Crew Chief
DOZAI, SRDAN, Croatia
Referee
VAN DEN BROECK, NICK, Belgium
Umpire
MAJKIC, MARIO , Slovenia

The Take

In the Eurocup season-opener on Tuesday, SLUC Nancy hosts three-time Eurocup champion Valencia Basket. The two sides played last season in the Last 32 and Valencia swept the series; it holds a 4-0 all-time record against Nancy. On Wednesday, ratiopharm Ulm welcomes newcomer Umana Reyer Venice, which makes its first appearance in a European competition in more than three decades. For Ulm, this is a third Eurocup campaign, and previously it reached the quarterfinals once and the eighthfinals once. Also on Wednesday, CAI Zaragoza takes on Proximus Spirou Charleroi in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Spirou has not played on Spanish soil in more than a decade.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"It's a difficult first game, against a prestigious and complex team. Valencia last weekend beat the Euroleague champion, Real Madrid. With its roster, Valencia can win the Spanish championship and the Eurocup. It'll be a tough game in front our fans."
MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"We have to concentrate very quickly on tomorrow's game and try to do as well as we can. Nancy is a very athletic team, with expert players like Pietrus, Panko and Alando Tucker, who also have some experience in European competitions. They are very fast, and of course they are a team that for us will be really uncomfortable."

Players

PIETRUS, FLORENT
SLUC Nancy
"Valencia is one of the best teams in the Eurocup. Every season they have possibilities to win the Eurocup. It's a strong and tough team. They beat Real Madrid on Sunday, so the level of Valencia is very high. It's a big test for us to judge our level against a big team."
Sam Van Rossom - Valencia Basket - EC15 (photo SLUC Nancy)

Van Rossom’s triple lifts Valencia over Nancy

The Eurocup season opened with a dramatic contest that wasn’t decided until the closing seconds and saw the winningest team in competition history claim victory. Valencia Basket edged SLUC Nancy 71-74 on a late Sam Van Rossom three-pointer. It capped an exciting fourth quarter that featured five lead changes and seven ties and never saw either team lead by more than a basket. Bojan Dubljevic led the winners with 13 points, Van Rossom finished with 12 and Luke Sikma and Jon Stefansson scored 10 points apiece. Benjamin Sene paced the Nancy attack with 13 points and 5 assists, Andy Panko also scored 13, Alando Tucker added 12 and Javon McCrea collected a game-high 11 rebounds. Though Nancy shot well from downtown, making 8 of 15 three-pointers (53.3%), it will rue its missed opportunities from the foul line. Nancy made just 13 of 23 free throws (56.5%).

Stefansson drained a three-pointer for the first points of the 2015-16 Eurocup season. Justin Hamilton’s tip-in made it 0-5 before Panko split free throws to get Nancy on the scoreboard. Two baskets later, the score was tied. Sene gave Nancy its first lead, 9-8, midway through the opening quarter. The game would be tied three more times before Fernando San Emeterio gave the visitors a 17-18 lead after 10 minutes. Sikma opened the second quarter with a triple before Dubljevic put Valencia up 6. Derek Raivio assisted James Bell on a three and then hit one of his own as Nancy tied the game at 23-23. Raivio’s next assist to Bandja Sy gave the hosts the lead. Valencia regained the lead as Dubljevic and Sikma took charge. After Nancy closed the gap to 1, Van Rossom put Valencia up 33-36 at the break.

Nancy scored the first two baskets of the second half to go in front. Then Panko scored 5 in an 8-0 run for a 48-42 cushion. However Dubljevic countered with a triple and after 4 free throws by Vladimir Lucic, Valencia led again. After a series of threes by Panko, Lucic and then Tucker, Nancy was ahead 55-54 through three quarters. Lucic tied things again early in the fourth quarter. The team traded points with the score being even at 56-56, 58-58, 60-60, 65-65 and 67-67. Twice in the final two minutes, San Emeterio gave Valencia a slim lead and both times Nancy responded. Van Rossom nailed a clutch triple with 15 seconds remaining to make it 71-74. Nancy got Bell a shot to tie it, but he missed and Van Rossom corralled the rebound to clinch the victory.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: DOZAI, SRDAN (CRO), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL), MAJKIC, MARIO (SLO)
Attendance: 3056 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
SLUC Nancy17162216
Valencia Basket18181820
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SLUC Nancy17335571
Valencia Basket18365474
SLUC Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RAIVIO, DEREK 16:36 5 0/2 1/1 2/2   1 1 4   1   1 3 1 4
8 SENE, BENJAMIN 26:15 13 6/9 0/2 1/2   2 2 5 2 4     3 2 11
9 PANKO, ANDY 36:27 13 1/6 2/4 5/6 1 3 4 2   2     5 6 10
10 SY, BANDJA 28:32 7 2/3 1/2 0/4 1 4 5 1   2 1   3 2 5
11 PIETRUS, FLORENT 39:54 4 2/4     3 3 6 2         3   7
12 McCREA, JAVON 29:43 9 4/12   1/3 5 6 11 1   2 1 2 3 5 10
22 THOMAS, ALEXIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 TUCKER, ALANDO 11:32 12 1/4 2/3 4/6 1 1 2     1       4 11
31 BELL, JAMES 11:01 8 1/2 2/3     3 3   1 2     4   4
35 DELARBOULAS, GEOFFREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           4 1 5               5
Totals 200:00 71 17/42 8/15 13/23 15 24 39 15 3 14 2 3 24 20 67
        40.5% 53.3% 56.5%
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
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 STEFANSSON, JON 27:45 10 2/5 2/5   1 1 2 4   1     3 1 7
4 TRIAS, JORDI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 24:18 12 2/3 2/5 2/2   3 3 1   2     2 3 11
10 SATO, ROMAIN 8:48     0/1   1 1 2     1          
13 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 21:14 9 1/2 1/2 4/4 1 2 3           3 3 10
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 19:19 13 3/6 1/2 4/4 1 1 2     2 1     4 14
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 17:31   0/2       1 1 3         3 1  
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 4:18               1         1    
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 16:06 6 2/4 0/2 2/2   3 3 2 2         2 11
24 SHURNA, JOHN 14:31 6 0/2 2/5   1 4 5 1       1 1 2 7
41 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 20:41 8 3/10   2/2 3 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 5
43 SIKMA, LUKE 25:29 10 3/7 1/1 1/2 3 4 7 1 1   1   4 7 18
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 74 16/41 9/23 15/16 12 22 34 15 4 8 3 2 20 24 84
        39% 39.1% 93.8%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO

Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"Big regrets tonight. The free throws cost the game. We started well against a huge team. We decided to play physical and tall with Bandja and Andy. It's not easy to defend against Valencia but we did well. Van Rossom scored a big three-point shot at the end of the game. But tonight my players played a very beautiful game. We have to continue with this mentality."
MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"I'm not surprise by Nancy. They have smart and athletics players. We lost the battle of rebounds. Now I'm very happy for the win. The Eurocup is a big competition with totally different teams; nothing will be easy. We cannot compare this to our win against Real Madrid two days ago, it's totally different."

Players

SY, BANDJA
SLUC Nancy
"We can be frustrated. To lose against this big team with 8 seconds left at the end of the game is difficult. It's our best game since the beginning of the season. It's a positive. We have to work again and again and continue with this defense. 13 of 23 [free throws] is a pity and unfortunately cost us the game."
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