2016-17Regular SeasonRound 7
November 23, 2016 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE
Stevan Milosevic - Union Olimpija Ljubljana - EC16 (photo Olimpija)

Olimpija beats Ulm for its premier win, but Ulm keeps tiebreaker and advances

Union Olimpija Ljubljana registered it first win of the season by holding off ratiopharm Ulm 76-72 on Wednesday. While Olimpija improved to 1-5 and kept its chances to make the Top 16 alive for another week, Ulm clinched its place in the next stage due to a tiebreaker; Ulm won the Round 2 clash between these sides by 5 points. Ulm is now 3-3. Mirko Mulalic scored 16 points in victory, Gregor Hrovat had 13, Stevan Milosevic collected 11 points and 7 rebounds and Devin Oliver contributed 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Per Guenther netted 15 points, Tim Ohlbrecht had 12 points and 9 rebounds and Taylor Braun added 10 in defeat.

Olimpija scored the first 7 points of the game, but Guenther hit a pair of triples for the visitors. The hosts kept the lead in the first half behind Milosevic and Brandon Jefferson, but it never bigger than 34-28. A strong finish to the second quarter by Ulm and another three from Guenther helped the visitors take a 42-43 lead at halftime. The teams traded blows early in the third and a three-pointer from Karsten Tadda made it 52-53. However, Mulalic, Oliver and Hrovat put together a 10-2 run to give Olimpija the lead for good. A three from Hrovat helped extend the margin to 73-63 midway through the fourth and Mulalic hit from long distance to make it 76-65. The hosts held on for their first victory, but Ulm scored the last 7 points of the game, which was just enough to qualify for the Top 16.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Referees: VYKLICKY, ROBERT (CZE), LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS (LTU), SILVA, SERGIO (POR)
Attendance: 1640
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BARBARIC, JAN 17:42 3 1/3   1/2 1 3 4   1 1     2 1 3
5 OLIVER, DEVIN 33:53 10 3/6 0/2 4/6 3 2 5 4 3 1 1   4 5 16
6 SHASHKOV, SEMEN 15:13 6 2/3 0/1 2/2       1       1 3 1 2
7 BUBNIC, DRAZEN 6:49 5 1/2 1/2                   4   -1
8 MULALIC, MIRKO 27:17 16 3/3 3/11 1/2   2 2 1 1 1     1 1 10
10 PELKO, JURE 7:35 3 0/1 1/2   2   2 2   2   1 1   1
11 MILOSEVIC, STEVAN 20:01 11 5/6   1/2 3 4 7 1   1     4 2 14
13 JEFFERSON, BRANDON 33:55 9 1/2 2/9 1/1   3 3 3 1 5       5 8
14 JURCEK, ZIGA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 HROVAT, GREGOR 33:31 13 2/2 2/4 3/3 1 3 4 5 2 2 1   2 3 22
16 JANEZIC, MATEJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 MLADJAN, MARKO 4:04           1 1           1    
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 76 18/28 9/31 13/18 11 18 29 17 8 14 2 2 22 18 75
        64.3% 29% 72.2%
Head coach: OKORN, GASPER
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
4 OHLBRECHT, TIM 16:02 12 6/10   0/2 5 4 9 1   1     2 4 17
6 GUENTHER, PER 27:31 15 3/4 3/5         2   4     4 2 8
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 23:23 9 3/7   3/4 2   2   2 2 1 1 4 7 9
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 15:54 5 1/1 1/2     1 1 1   1         5
15 HOBBS, BRAYDON 15:14 2 1/2 0/3   1 1 2 4   1     2 2 3
17 BUTLER, DA´SEAN 24:32 2   0/3 2/4   3 3 2 2 2     1 2 3
19 BABB, CHRIS 26:05 9 0/2 2/4 3/4   4 4 2   3   1 2 2 6
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 20:14 8 3/4 0/1 2/2   4 4 1         3 2 10
22 ROHWER, BJOERN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 30:43 10 3/4 1/3 1/1   4 4 1 1 2 1     1 13
44 KRAEMER, DAVID 0:22                              
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 72 20/34 7/21 11/17 11 21 32 14 5 16 2 2 18 22 77
        58.8% 33.3% 64.7%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

OKORN, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Congratulations to my players. I think we deserved this victory. I can say that we played a good game. We offered the victory to Ulm in last three minutes, like we were scared to win the game. We have had these problems already in past games, but this time everything was fine at the end. We had a lot of problems with personal fouls in the second half, but we managed to compensate with aggressive and fighting defense by Barbaric, Oliver and Hrovat. I am satisfied with the victory, which means a lot to us, especially for the chemistry of the team. We also limited the turnovers in the second half, which is satisfying."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"I want to congratulate Union Olimpija for a very good game. They deserved this win. They played with way more heart than we did. We need to fight in order to win against Union Olimpija, but we did not. We played only two decent quarters in defense, which is simply not enough to beat a good team like Olimpija. I also felt that my players underestimated the opponent, and this is very frustrating for me, because we said before the game that this should not happen. "
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