2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 14, 2018 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 SINAN ERDEM DOME.

Galatasaray dominates the glass, holds off Ulm

Galatasaray Istanbul protected its home floor to register an important 77-69 win over visiting ratiopharm Ulm on Wednesday night at Sinan Erdem Dome. Both teams now hold 3-3 records, with Galatasaray holding a tiebreak advantage due to the first game between these teams going into double-overtime. Galatasaray dominated the boards in this game, setting a EuroCup club record with 53 rebounds and pulling down 20 more boards than the visitors. Zach Auguste led the winners with 17 points plus 12 rebounds and Aaron Harrison had 17 points and 7 rebounds for Galatasaray. Ismet Akpinar had 12 points to finish as the top scorer for Ulm, which played without Dwayne Evans in this contest.

Ulm scored on its first three possessions, but Galatasaray did not allow another field goal the rest of the quarter. The hosts managed to get their first lead with Nigel Hayes sinking a short jumper to make it 10-9. The hosts committed 8 turnovers, but a three-pointer from Emir Gokalp helped them take a 15-11 lead after 10 minutes. A three from Marko Arapovic and baskets from Ege Arar and Gokalp helped open a 26-14 lead in the second. A pair of close-range baskets from Ryan Thompson and a steal and layup from Javonte Green helped keep Ulm in range, and 34-27 at halftime. Akpinar scored Ulm's first triple to open the third quarter and Green followed with another one. A pair of baskets from Isaac Fotu closed the gap to 43-41. However, Auguste had a pair of baskets inside, Hayes added a put-back dunk and Goksenin Koksal hit from long range to restore the hosts' double-digit lead. A jumper from Hayes set a 56-43 cushion late in the third quarter, but Katin Reinhardt made a three-pointer that helped trim the gap to 57-49 going into fourth. With baskets few and far between, Ulm stayed in range by making 6 of 7 free throws and Patrick Miller's jumper cut it to 64-59 with exactly five minutes to go. Thompson's layup in traffic got the visitors within 66-64, but Harrison answered with a three-pointer and Hayes had a three-point play with 56 seconds left for a 72-66 lead that the hosts held on to.

Stellar rebounding

Galatasaray shattered its club record with 53 rebounds. The team pulled down 20 in the first quarter alone and tied its previous record of 44 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. This is only the second time this season a team has had more than 50 rebounds in a game.

Key run

Ulm found its offense in the third quarter and closed within 43-41 only for Zach Auguste and Nigel Hayes to put together a 13-2 run, during which Goksenin Koksal hit a three-pointer to make it 56-43.

Leaders and contributors

Nigel Hayes was another Galatasaray scorer in double digits with 10 points, while Emir Gokalp had a nice role with 9 points and 4 assists, and Ege Arar pulled down 8 rebounds in 15 minutes on the floor. For Ulm Ryan Thompson and Patrick Miller scored 11 apiece, Javonte Green finish with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, while Isaac Fotu fought his way to 9 points and 7 rebounds.

Did you notice?

Ulm scored field goals on the opening three possessions to start to the game, only to be left without another field goal in the next 10 minutes and 10 seconds bridging first and second quarters. It scored only 1 field goal in a span of 14 minutes and 30 seconds, as Galatasaray built a 26-14 lead.

Next game

In Round 8 next week, both teams will be looking for their first road win of the season. Ulm will travel to AS Monaco and try to avoid a season sweep on Tuesday. Galatasaray will visit Germani Brescia Leonessa a day later.

Zach Auguste - Galatasaray Istanbul (photo Galatasaray) - EC18
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS; KOWALSKI, MARCIN; OVINOV, SEMEN
Attendance: 2249
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Galatasaray Istanbul15192320
ratiopharm Ulm11162220
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Galatasaray Istanbul15345777
ratiopharm Ulm11274969
Galatasaray Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 WEBSTER, TAI 18:36 2 1/2 0/3         3   5   1 5   -10
2 HARRISON, AARON 30:06 17 1/5 3/8 6/6   7 7 1 2 3 1   4 3 15
3 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 16:25 8 1/2 1/3 3/4 1 4 5 2   1     3 3 10
4 GOKALP, EMIR 22:43 9 2/2 1/3 2/2   2 2 4 1       2 1 13
7 HAYES, NIGEL 23:35 10 4/6 0/2 2/3 2 1 3 4 1 1     4 4 12
8 KORKMAZ, CAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ARAR, EGE 15:19 4 2/4   0/1 2 6 8 1 1 2 1   1 3 12
12 ERDENIZ, CANER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 CINKO, EROLCAN 10:00   0/2 0/2   1   1 1         2   -4
24 KLOBUCAR, JAKA 18:26 5 1/1 0/1 3/4 1 3 4 3 2 2     2 4 12
30 AUGUSTE, ZACH 24:30 17 7/10   3/4 2 10 12     2 1 1 2 4 25
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 20:20 5 1/3 1/5   1 4 5 3 1 1     1   6
Team           5 1 6     2         4
Totals 200:00 77 20/37 6/27 19/24 15 38 53 22 8 19 3 2 26 22 95
        54.1% 22.2% 79.2%
Head coach: ERDOGAN, ERTUGRUL
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
ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 REINHARDT, KATIN 24:34 7 1/2 1/8 2/3 1 1 2 1           1 2
2 MILLER, PATRICK 27:29 11 4/10 0/1 3/4   1 1 4 2 4     3 2 5
5 GREEN, JAVONTE 23:24 10 1/2 1/3 5/8   6 6 1 3   1   1 4 18
6 GUENTHER, PER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 THOMPSON, RYAN 23:10 11 4/5 0/2 3/6   4 4 2 3 1     5 5 13
8 AKPINAR, ISMET 27:31 12 1/4 1/4 7/7 1   1 3   4 1 1 3 4 7
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 BRETZEL, NICOLAS 6:54   0/3     1   1         1 2   -5
30 UGRAI, MAXIMILIAN 22:36 5 1/3 1/3   2 1 3   1 1     2 3 5
42 FOTU, ISAAC 26:43 9 4/11 0/2 1/2 3 4 7 1       1 4 2 4
44 KRAEMER, DAVID 17:39 4     4/5   2 2     1     2 5 7
Team           4 2 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 69 16/40 4/23 25/35 12 21 33 12 9 12 2 3 22 26 61
        40% 17.4% 71.4%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

ERDOGAN, ERTUGRUL
Galatasaray Istanbul
"First of all, I am happy for the win, but in terms of basketball, I am not happy. As Coach [Leibenath] mentioned, they missed four important players on their roster. We should have played much better than this and our reaction was really bad. Of course, this is an important win for us, for the next games in the group, and I think we have to improve the way we play basketball, especially offensively. I cannot complain about the players' ambition on the court and desire to win the game, but we need to make many more smart decisions on the court. About the game, we could have played much better, but I have to be happy with this win. Good luck to Ulm and its coach in the next games."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"First of all, I would like to congratulate Ertugrul [Erdogan] and his team for the win, a deserved win. Overall, they were the better team. We had a decent start to the game and when we had to use our bench, you could tell we were a little bit undermanned. Not only are we missing a couple of big men with Dwayne Evans, with Bogdan Radosavljevic, with Gavin Schilling, but also Per Guenther couldn't play today. So we were missing four players tonight and you could tell our level of play dropped when we had to use our bench. We were simply missing those guys. What I liked is that we continued fighting, even though we were down by big points. This is the character of the team; we always fight until the end and even put ourselves in the position to win this game, with minus-2 and two minutes to go, I think we had a fair chance to win this game, but Galatasaray played smart in the end and that's why they deserved to win."

Players

ARAPOVIC, MARKO
Galatasaray Istanbul
"It was a tough game and we got the win, which is what matters. We had a lot of missed shots and did a lof of stupid stuff from our side, but then again, we came here to win and did that. We have a lot to improve on, to work on, and I hope we can learn a lot from this game."
AUGUSTE, ZACH
Galatasaray Istanbul
"We are trying to get on a roll and we are trying to figure how we play and what we have to do to win. We need to continue to get better on defense, but also have to give credit to Ulm, that’s a great team."
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