2018-19Regular SeasonRound 8
November 20, 2018 CET: 19:45
Local time: 19:45 STADE LOUIS II
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Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Lithuania: TV6
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

5-2 Regular Season 3-4
5-2 Overall 3-4

Referees

Crew Chief
ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB
Umpire 1
VAN DEN BROECK, NICK
Umpire 2
NIKOLIC, UROS

The Take

AS Monaco vs ratiopharm Ulm

AS Monaco will attempt to become the first team from Group A to clinch a berth in the Top 16 when its hosts Ulm on Tuesday. A victory sends Monaco through the next round. However, Ulm is also in the hunt for a Top 16 win and needs to win to remain in control of its destiny. Monaco has won four of its last five games, but is also 1-2 at home. Ulm has won two of its last three games, but is winless in its last 13 road games dating back to October 2016.

Earlier this season

Monaco bested Ulm 65-75 in Germany when they met in Round 3. Yakuba Outtara paced Monaco with 15 points and Ian Hummer collected 13 points and 10 rebounds - 7 off the offensive glass – against his former team. David Kraemer came off the Ulm bench to score a career-high 14 points in 17 minutes.

Marquee matchup

Both Monaco and Ulm have versatile swingmen who have become focal points of their respective offenses. After a slow start to the season, Yak Ouattara has averaged 18.6 points on 43.2 % three-point shooting and 5.2 rebounds for a performance index rating of 19.0 for Monaco. Javonte Green leads Ulm with 14.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and an index rating of 20.3, which is best in the league. If one of them can outproduce the other in a meaningful way, he will give his team an important advantage.

Keys to victory: Monaco

Monaco is ranked in the bottom half of the EuroCup in rebounding (32.7 rpg.) and is facing an Ulm squad that is ranked second (37.3 rpg.) overall and third in offensive rebounding (13.7 orpg.). Ian Hummer will need to keep his team active on the boards to deny Ulm taking advantage of its rebounding prowess. If Monaco can control the glass, it will be in a good position for the win.

Keys to victory: Ulm

Ulm ranks near the bottom of the competition in three-point shooting (32.1%) and is facing one of the toughest defenses in the EuroCup; Monaco has allowed only 74.0 points per game, which is the third-fewest this season. To be able to crack the Monaco defense, Ulm will need its top shooters, including Ismet Akpinar, Katin Reinhardt and Isaac Fotu to open things up with a few daggers from downtown.

Sunday, November 18, 2018
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AS Monaco
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 JONES, LAZERIC G 1.82 28
3 BARRY, REMI F 2.02 27
4 NEEDHAM, DEREK G 1.80 28
5 SY, AMARA F 2.03 37
6 LACOMBE, PAUL G 1.98 28
7 CHAM, KEVIN G 1.88 20
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN C 2.10 30
20 LOUBAKI, LUC G 1.93 21
21 JONES, JARROD C 2.05 28
22 ROBINSON, GERALD G 1.85 29
24 OUATTARA, YAKUBA G 1.92 26
34 HUMMER, IAN F 2.01 28
50 JOSEPH, GEORGI F 1.97 35
ratiopharm Ulm
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 REINHARDT, KATIN G 1.95 25
2 MILLER, PATRICK G 1.84 26
3 EVANS, DWAYNE F 2.01 26
5 GREEN, JAVONTE F 1.96 25
6 GUENTHER, PER G 1.84 30
7 THOMPSON, RYAN F 1.98 30
8 AKPINAR, ISMET G 1.93 23
9 STOLL, MARIUS G 1.96 19
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH F 2.03 20
11 PAPE, TILL F 2.06 20
12 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN C 2.13 25
13 BRETZEL, NICOLAS C 2.12 19
15 FAZEKAS, MATE F 2.10 18
21 MOEBUS, NICOLAS G 1.93 19
30 UGRAI, MAXIMILIAN F 2.04 23
34 SCHILLING, GAVIN C 2.06 23
42 FOTU, ISAAC F 2.03 24
44 KRAEMER, DAVID G 1.99 21

Player Stats

Kikanovic, E. / 15.0 Ouattara, Y. / 13.9 Robinson, G. / 11.4
Green, J. / 14.7 Akpinar, I. / 12.6 Miller, P. / 11.1
Evans, D. / 6.7 Green, J. / 6.0 Fotu, I. / 5.4
Lacombe, P. / 4.8 Needham, D. / 4.0 Jones, L. / 3.8
Miller, P. / 2.9
Green, J. / 3.8 Thompson, R. / 1.9 Miller, P. / 1.4
Hummer, I. / 0.7
Evans, D. / 0.7 Green, J. / 0.5
2PT
Robinson, G. / 57.1 % Kikanovic, E. / 55.1 % Ouattara, Y. / 52.8 %
Green, J. / 68.4 % Fotu, I. / 51.0 % Thompson, R. / 50.0 %
3PT
Robinson, G. / 45.5 % Ouattara, Y. / 39.5 % Needham, D. / 39.5 %
Akpinar, I. / 36.7 % Ugrai, M. / 35.7 % Green, J. / 35.7 %
FT
Kikanovic, E. / 65.5 %
Miller, P. / 75.9 % Green, J. / 67.7 %
PIR
Kikanovic, E. / 16.3 Hummer, I. / 13.7 Lacombe, P. / 13.2
Green, J. / 20.3 Evans, D. / 11.5 Fotu, I. / 11.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.4 Points 83.3
32.7 Rebounds 37.3
10.6 O. Rebounds 13.7
22.1 D. Rebounds 23.6
18.7 Assists 14.1
6.9 Steals 8.9
2.3 Blocks 2.0
54.5 % 2PT 48.9 %
33.8 % 3PT 32.1 %
75.3 % FT 76.9 %
89.7 PIR 83.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.0 Points 85.3
34.7 Rebounds 38.9
9.7 O. Rebounds 12.6
25.0 D. Rebounds 26.3
16.4 Assists 21.0
5.3 Steals 7.0
2.1 Blocks 3.3
55.7 % 2PT 55.6 %
32.9 % 3PT 34.2 %
68.8 % FT 66.7 %
78.9 PIR 97.1
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AS Monaco vs. ratiopharm Ulm

· In their only other previous meeting, Monaco won on the road, 65-75, with 15 points and 8 rebounds by Yakuba Ouattara.

Friday, November 16, 2018
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AS Monaco

Roster
Monaco has a fully available roster for the game.
Kevin Cham is set to make his EuroCup debut.
Streaks
Paul Lacombe has dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Gerald Robinson has hit at least one three in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Yakuba Ouattara has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Ouattara has scored at least 15 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Ouattara has racked a PIR of at least 13 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 373 field goals made total for his career.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic ranks 16th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 951 points total for his career.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic ranks 19th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 200 free throws made total for his career.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic ranks 24th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 114 offensive rebounds total for his career.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic ranks 31th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 915 index rating points total for his career.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 368 2-pointers made total for his career.
AS Monaco Derek Needham is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.1 per game.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  15.0 per game.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  6.1 per game.
AS Monaco Elmedin Kikanovic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  6.1 per game.
AS Monaco Ian Hummer is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.7 per game.
AS Monaco Ian Hummer is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  3.0 per game.
AS Monaco Paul Lacombe is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  4.8 per game.
AS Monaco Paul Lacombe is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  2.2 per game.
AS Monaco Paul Lacombe is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  480.0% .
AS Monaco Yakuba Ouattara is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.4 per game.
Records/Milestones
New record, AS Monaco recorded its highest team index rating in EuroCup play this century, 108, against Zvezda on November 14, 2018.
New record, AS Monaco recorded its highest team points in EuroCup play this century, 91, against Zvezda on November 14, 2018.
New record, AS Monaco recorded its highest team assists in EuroCup play this century, 22, against Zvezda on November 14, 2018.
New record, AS Monaco recorded its highest team steals in EuroCup play this century, 13, against Zvezda on November 14, 2018.
New record, AS Monaco recorded its highest team free throws made in EuroCup play this century, 18, against Zvezda on November 14, 2018.
Elmedin Kikanovic of Monaco recorded 6 free throws made in EuroCup play this century, against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Monaco recorded its highest team total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 41, against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Paul Lacombe posted his career high in Steals with 4 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Jarrod Jones posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 7 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Jarrod Jones posted his career high in Total rebounds with 9 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Ian Hummer posted his career high in Index rating with 18 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Ian Hummer posted his career high in Points with 13 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Ian Hummer posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 7 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Ian Hummer posted his career high in Assists with 3 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.
Ian Hummer posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Monaco against Ulm on October 16, 2018.

ratiopharm Ulm

Roster
Ulm has a fully available roster for the game.
Marius Stoll, Christoph Philipps, Mate Fazekas and Nicolas Moebus are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Ismet Akpinar has hit his last 18 free throws in the EuroCup.
Javonte Green scored at least 10 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Green has collected at least 2 steals in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Green has racked a PIR of at least 15 in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rankings
ratiopharm Ulm Dwayne Evans is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.6 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Dwayne Evans is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  5.0 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Isaac Fotu is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.7 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.3 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  4.3 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.5 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  59.0% .
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  68.4% .
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  20.3 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Javonte Green is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  3.8 per game.
ratiopharm Ulm Patrick Miller is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  75.8% .
ratiopharm Ulm Ryan Thompson is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.8 per game.
Records/Milestones
Dwayne Evans posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 8 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
Dwayne Evans posted his career high in Assists with 3 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
Per Guenther posted his career high in Total rebounds with 6 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
Gavin Schilling posted his career high in Index rating with 11 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
Gavin Schilling posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 4 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
Gavin Schilling posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 4 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
Gavin Schilling posted his career high in Total rebounds with 8 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
David Kraemer posted his career high in Index rating with 15 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.
David Kraemer posted his career high in Points with 14 for Ulm against Monaco on October 16, 2018.

Friday, November 16, 2018
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
AS Monaco ratiopharm Ulm
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
AS Monaco
Home record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 0-0
Away record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 1-0
ratiopharm Ulm
Home record vs. AS Monaco: 0-1
Away record vs. AS Monaco: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 16 October 2018 Regular Season ratiopharm Ulm 65 - 75 AS Monaco