2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 11, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALASPORT TALIERCIO

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
67.5 Points 73.8
32.3 Rebounds 37.0
6.8 O. Rebounds 10.8
25.5 D. Rebounds 26.3
16.3 Assists 18.8
6.5 Steals 5.8
2.3 Blocks 2.8
13.0 Turnovers 10.8
45.8 % 2PT 52.8 %
31.7 % 3PT 26.3 %
75.0 % FT 77.9 %
66.3 Index 85.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
10.5 / Bramos Points 13.3 / Jelovac
5.5 / Bramos Rebounds 6.5 / Norel
2.0 / Peric OR 2.3 / Kanacevic
5.3 / Bramos DR 4.3 / Norel
4.0 / Goss Assists 6.0 / Bellas
1.7 / Green Steals 1.3 / Bellas
1.0 / Ortner Blocks 0.8 / Kanacevic
2.5 / Ruzzier Turnovers 2.8 / Bellas
85.7 % / Ruzzier 2PT 100.0 % / Garcia
44.0 % / Bramos 3PT 50.0 % / Kanacevic
100.0 % / Bramos FT 90.0 % / Sastre
14.3 / Bramos Index 16.5 / Norel

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
2-2 Regular Season 3-1
2-2 Overall 3-1

Referees

Crew Chief
RADOVIC, SRETEN, Croatia
Referee
GKONTAS, SPIROS, Greece
Umpire
ROMANO, DAVID, Israel

The Take

Among three games scheduled for Wednesday, ratiopharm Ulm (2-2) welcomes SLUC Nancy (1-3), which has historically been a tough opponent for German teams. Nancy has a 9-1 all-time record against them after having won seven straight games in a streak that dates back 14 years to the 2001-02 season. Winless Proximus Spirou Charleroi (0-4) hosts unbeaten Valencia Basket (4-0). Valencia's defense allows the competition's second-fewest points per game, 69.3, to opponents, while on offense it makes only 9.5 turnovers per night, tied for the league's best. Spirou's four losses have been by an average margin of just 6 points. Umana Reyer Venice (2-2) hosts CAI Zaragoza (3-1) for the first time ever. Venice has won two tight games at home this season, holding both Nancy and Spirou below 70 points, while CAI has a win and a loss on the road in Group C action this season.
Monday, November 9, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"The game against Zaragoza is very important for us. Our group is very tough and it is fundamental win the home games. We play against the second strongest team of Group C, together with Ulm, and to fill the gap between us and them is necessary to win next two game at home. Besides chemistry, tactics and game plan the most important thing is winning. They are really a good team, even if they are struggling in the domestic league but Spanish basketball is extremely good. Zaragoza is an interesting team with many former Legabasket players like Jelovac, Kanacevic, Sek Henry, Linhart and Diener. They have got a dynamic playmaker and play a lot in fastbreak. They play good basketball."
RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"Venice is a great team with great players. Maybe they are not super scorers but they are definitely a good team and it will be hard to win this game. We would like to win this road game because it would put us on a good position for the Last 32 race. The key to the game is always defense, because they have many players who play well in one-on-one situations."

Players

OWENS, JOSH
Umana Reyer Venice
"We prepareted the season for playing every three days and our daily work is substantial to let us being prepared for every game. Against Zaragoza we got the opportunity to bounce back from the Brindisi defeat. In Eurocup every game is important especially when you have to protect your home court but I think we are ready and prepared for this tough game. We need to be focus on this immediate obstacle without looking too far, it's to early to make calculation on who will move to the next round."
DIENER, DRAKE
CAI Zaragoza
"Their team has a lot of good veteran players who have played together for a few years now. They are smart and well-coached with an accomplished coach. They play well together and they have added a bit more power this year. They have good fans in a good atmosphere. It is a unique arena but their passionate fans will make it difficult for us."
Joan Satre - CAI Zaragoza - EC15 (photo Reyer Venice)

CAI Zaragoza survives a thriller in Venice

CAI Zaragoza registered what could be a key road win, edging Umana Reyer Venice 77-79 on Wednesday. CAI improved to 4-1 in the second place of Group C, while Venice dropped to 2-3 in the fourth place. CAI dominated on the glass, outrebounding the hosts 24-47, including 21 offensive rebounds. But still, teams traded leads several times in the second half, and the game went right down to the wire. Joan Sastre and Drake Diener hit key three-pointers for the visitors in the final minutes, but the hosts had a chance to send the game into extra session, however Mike Green missed free throws in the final second. Stevan Jelovac amassed 17 points plus 11 rebounds in victory. Diener netted 15 on 5 of 7 shooting from long range, while Sastre had 14 points on 4 of 6 from long range. Henk Norel added 10 points with 7 rebounds in victory. Michael Bramos scored 18 points, shooting 6-for-9 three-pointers. Jeff Viggiano had 15 points and 7 rebounds, Josh Owens scored 14, while Green and Phillip Goss each had 11 in defeat.

Three-pointers on consecutive trips down the floor from Diener and Tomas Bellas opened 2-8 early CAI lead. Owens got the hosts going, before Goss strung together 7 points, run capped by a triple that made it 14-14. A three-pointer from Viggiano gave Venice its first lead, 17-16, but Jelovac and Norel made sure the visitors held 19-20 after the first quarter. After Isaac Fotu hit a triple for CAI to open the second, Viggiano replied with a three-point play and Stefano Tonut added a triple to the hosts' tally, 25-25. However, Sastre and Halil Kanacevic scored all points in a 0-9 run, which included a triple from Sastre, as CAI pulled away to 25-34. Diener's three made it a 10-point game, but Goss and Bramos with a three-pointer, cut the margin to 32-39 going into the break.

Jelovac made the margin 11 points early in the third, and after Bramos and Diener each hit a triple, Nate Linhart extended it to 35-48. However, Viggiano hit couple from downtown for Venice, and Bramos added another one to the tally, as the hosts got within 46-50. Couple baskets from Owens and a basket from Jarrius Jackson put the hosts in front 52-51. Sastre snapped a 17-3 run with a triple, giving CAI lead at the end of the third quarter. Bramos hit his fifth three-pointer early in the fourth, but Fotu scored twice, 55-60. However, Venice regained the lead midway through the fourth with Bramos’ sixth triple, and a three-point play by Mike Green, 61-60. Sastre and Viggiano traded triples, and Jackson hit from long range for Venice, 67-63. But Sastre hit his fourth, making it 69-68, and after a basket from Green, free throws from Jelovac and a triple from Diener gave CAI 71-73 in the final minute. Green tied the game with 30 seconds left, but Diener hit his fifth from long range, 73-76. In the final 19 seconds, Green and Jelovac hit 2 of 2 free throws each, and Goss made a pair from the foul line, 77-78. Jelovac made only 1 of 2 with 6 seconds left, and Green drew a foul in the final second, getting a chance to force overtime. But he missed the first, purposely missed the second free throw, too, and Jelovac secured rebound and victory for CAI.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), ROMANO, DAVID (ISR)
Attendance: 2709 (Tentative)
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Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PERIC, HRVOJE 14:54   0/1 0/4   1 1 2 2 1 1 2   4   -3
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 19:15 11 3/3 1/5 2/4       2 2 1       2 10
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 33:11 18 0/1 6/9   1 2 3 1 1 1     2 2 18
7 TONUT, STEFANO 5:47 3 0/1 1/1         1   1         2
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 16:30 5 1/1 1/3         1         1 1 4
10 GREEN, MIKE 26:40 11 4/8 0/1 3/5 2   2 4   2     1 5 12
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 13:20   0/1           3   1     3 1 -1
13 OWENS, JOSH 27:19 14 7/7   0/1 2 4 6     1     2 4 20
14 RESS, TOMAS 7:21     0/1     1 1 3         2   1
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 12:42   0/2     1 1 2       2   4   -2
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 23:01 15 1/4 4/9 1/1 2 5 7 2 1 2     1 2 16
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 77 16/29 13/33 6/11 9 15 24 19 5 10 4 0 20 17 78
        55.2% 39.4% 54.5%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO
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 19:20 4 2/7 0/1         2       1 2 1 -2
5 HENRY, SEK 14:35 2 1/2 0/2 0/2 1 2 3 1         2 2 1
10 GARCIA, SERGI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 25:18 3 0/1 1/2         1 2 3     4 2 -1
15 SASTRE, JOAN 21:49 14 0/1 4/6 2/2 1 2 3     2     1 2 13
16 DIENER, DRAKE 22:44 15 0/2 5/7   1 5 6 2 1         1 21
19 TOMAS, PERE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 BENZING, ROBIN 16:44 2 1/2     1 1 2 4 1 1     1 1 7
25 NOREL, HENK 22:11 10 4/7   2/2 4 3 7 3   3     1 2 15
42 FOTU, ISAAC 20:55 8 2/5 1/1 1/2 3 4 7 2   2   2 2 1 8
45 KANACEVIC, HALIL 10:40 4 1/2   2/2 1   1   1 2     2 1 2
89 JELOVAC, STEVAN 25:44 17 4/11 0/1 9/10 4 7 11 3 1 3   1 2 7 24
Team           5 2 7               7
Totals 200:00 79 15/40 11/20 16/20 21 26 47 18 6 16 0 4 17 20 95
        37.5% 55% 80%
Head coach: RUIZ, JOAQUIN

Head Coaches

RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"First of all it's disappointing to lose a game like this where we came back after a tough first half. We struggled a lot against them physically and they are confident to play this kind of game. We used small lineup in the second half because of Peric’s fourth foul. It's a shame, because at a certain point we brought the game to our side, but they made the best choices down the stretch."
RUIZ, JOAQUIN
CAI Zaragoza
"Congratulations to my players. We walked through a terrible moment and that was a tough game. We showed great concentration and mentality against a difficult team. Umana Reyer Venice plays very well at home. We did a good job rebounding and defending their pick-and-roll."

Players

GREEN, MIKE
Umana Reyer Venice
"Tough game, we had a hard start, but in the second half we kept coming back, but that wasn't enough. Zaragoza is a well-organized team, they got an early lead and we spent a lot of energy to come back. We have to start better and give energy to each other. We can play better."
DIENER, DRAKE
CAI Zaragoza
"[This was a] big away game. In the Eurocup every win on the road is awesome. Venice is a difficult place to win and Umana Reyer is a very good team. I got a couple of open threes at the end, Fotu made a great pass on the last one and I was able to hit it. It's an important win for us."
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