2018-19Regular SeasonRound 8
November 20, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 POLIESPORTIU D'ANDORRA
Andorra: ANDORRA TELEVISIO
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Web: www.andorradifusio.ad
Spain: TELEDEPORTE (Delayed)
Balkans: SPORTKLUB3
Bulgaria: MTEL SPORT 2
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Web: https:// a1xploretv.bg (Bulgaria Only)
Lithuania: TV6

Records

4-3 Regular Season 4-3
4-3 Overall 4-3

Referees

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS
Umpire 1
BAUMANIS, INGUS
Umpire 2
THEPENIER, HUGUES

The Take

MoraBanc Andorra vs Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

The two teams tied for second place in Group A clash in an important duel on Tuesday night. Zvezda has a chance to advance to the Top 16 that night if it wins and AS Monaco also captures a victory in a game that starts a little bit earlier. MoraBanc cannot advance yet this week. MoraBanc enters the game after back-to-back wins and is undefeated at home this season. Zvezda has stumbled recently and dropped three of its last four games. The Serbian champs are 1-2 in road games this season.

Earlier this season

Zvezda held on for a tough 85-79 victory over MoraBanc when they met in the Serbian capital in Group A. Joe Ragland poured in 24 points and dished 8 assists and Mouhammad Faye posted 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals for the winners, who made 10 of 21 three-pointers (47.6%) and outrebounded MoraBanc 38-26 in two of the keys to the win. David Jelinek scored 18 off the bench to lead MoraBanc.

Marquee matchup

MoraBanc and Zvezda both lean heavily on their shooting guards, players who are excellent three-point shooters and go-to scorers. MoraBanc's David Jelinek (15.0 ppg.) is his team's leading scorer and Zvezda's Billy Baron (14.1 ppg.) is second on his team. MoraBanc is 3-1 in games this season in which Jelinek has made at least 3 three-pointers. Zvezda is 3-1 when Baron has a performance index rating of at least 15. They should both play important roles in this game, too.

Keys to victory: MoraBanc

MoraBanc (87.4 ppg.) has one of the league's top offenses and is 3-0 when it scores at least 90 points, but 1-3 when it has less than 80. Zvezda has allowed teams to score more than 80 only twice this season, but those games came in the past two weeks and Zvezda lost both. The key for Zvezda this week will be playing at its fast tempo, which means that Andrew Albicy and Dylan Ennis must push the ball at every opportunity.

Keys to victory: Zvezda

In its three losses this season, Zvezda has averaged 18.7 turnovers, which is a lot of missed opportunities for the offense to overcome. It's also seen its three-point hooting slip to 30.4% and in two of those games only collected 4 steals. All of those are numbers that must be improved upon for Zvezda to capture this important road win and return to the battle for first place in Group A.

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Euroleague.net
MoraBanc Andorra
# Player Pos. H. Age
5 LUZ, RAFA G 1.88 26
14 STEVIC, OLIVER C 2.05 34
16 ALBICY, ANDREW G 1.78 28
17 VEVERIS, VALTERS G 1.88 18
18 CAMPARA, SANI G 1.86 19
19 HENTON, LADONTAE F 1.98 26
20 BERKIS, ARMANDS C 2.03 18
21 DIAGNE, MOUSSA C 2.11 24
22 SHURNA, JOHN C 2.04 28
23 WALKER, DAVID F 1.98 24
24 COLOM, GUILLEM F 1.95 27
25 JELINEK, DAVID F 1.95 28
30 UPSHAW, REGGIE C 2.01 23
31 ENNIS, DYLAN G 1.88 26
32 WHITTINGTON , SHAYNE C 2.11 27
33 VITALI, MICHELE G 1.96 27
50 BARTOLOME, HUGO F 1.98 20
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 RAGLAND, JOE G 1.81 28
2 RADANOV, ALEKSA G 2.02 20
3 COVIC, FILIP G 1.80 29
4 KESELJ, MARKO F 2.08 30
5 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS F 2.03 34
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN F 2.02 23
9 NENADIC, NEMANJA F 1.97 24
10 LAZIC, BRANKO G 1.95 29
11 FAYE, MOUHAMMAD F 2.08 33
12 BARON, BILLY G 1.88 27
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN G 2.00 24
14 RISTIC, DUSAN F 2.14 22
22 SIMANIC, BORISA F 2.09 20
33 ZIRBES, MAIK C 2.07 28
50 OJO, MICHAEL C 2.16 25

Player Stats

Jelinek, D. / 15.0 Ennis, D. / 10.7 Shurna, J. / 10.3
Ragland, J. / 14.7 Baron, B. / 14.1 Faye, M. / 10.0
Diagne, M. / 5.1
Faye, M. / 8.1 Ojo, M. / 4.9
Albicy, A. / 6.4 Ennis, D. / 3.6 Luz, R. / 3.3
Ragland, J. / 5.7 Baron, B. / 2.6
Albicy, A. / 2.3 Ennis, D. / 1.4
Dobric, O. / 1.2 Faye, M. / 1.1 Perperoglou, S. / 1.0
Ojo, M. / 1.0 Zirbes, M. / 0.7 Faye, M. / 0.7
2PT
Jelinek, D. / 63.9 % Vitali, M. / 45.2 % Ennis, D. / 37.8 %
Ragland, J. / 63.6 % Zirbes, M. / 63.6 % Perperoglou, S. / 38.2 %
3PT
Shurna, J. / 54.5 % Jelinek, D. / 44.1 % Albicy, A. / 27.3 %
Baron, B. / 48.6 % Dobric, O. / 43.8 % Ragland, J. / 41.7 %
FT
Diagne, M. / 84.8 % Ennis, D. / 83.9 %
Baron, B. / 82.1 %
PIR
Albicy, A. / 14.1 Diagne, M. / 13.6 Ennis, D. / 11.6
Faye, M. / 15.7 Baron, B. / 15.4 Ragland, J. / 15.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
87.4 Points 77.4
33.1 Rebounds 35.3
12.6 O. Rebounds 10.6
20.6 D. Rebounds 24.7
19.1 Assists 17.7
8.1 Steals 6.6
3.0 Blocks 3.6
56.6 % 2PT 54.7 %
31.6 % 3PT 36.5 %
80.1 % FT 68.9 %
93.4 PIR 87.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
85.1 Points 75.3
34.0 Rebounds 33.7
13.3 O. Rebounds 13.1
20.7 D. Rebounds 20.6
15.3 Assists 17.6
7.0 Steals 8.1
4.7 Blocks 2.1
50.9 % 2PT 47.1 %
38.2 % 3PT 31.6 %
78.8 % FT 80.8 %
87.3 PIR 76.1

Head Coaches

NAVARRO, IBON
MoraBanc Andorra
"This game will be important and all teams can advance for now. We play at home and we are in good shape. Zvezda has shown that they can beat anybody. All games are difficult and they are all equally important for our goals. We have to stay focused on getting ready for a good game and try to beat them. Zvezda has many weapons in offense and we will have to control that."
TOMIC, MILAN
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"The caracter of our team must be built on away games, not with wins on homecourt. Andorra, our next opponent, play good in our group and are 4-3, so they have good chances to go further in thia competition. We are not interested on thinking about our 6-point advantage from Belgrade we want to win here."

Players

STEVIC, OLIVER
MoraBanc Andorra
"It is an important game for both teams. In our case it would be to confirm the victory in Brescia and we would approach the objective of the Top 16. I think we could not play worse than we were doing it for a few weeks. The change to the team has started from the defense. It is clear that we can make mistakes in defense but the key, also in offense, its we have played as a team helping us all. The key to winning Crvena Zvezda will be the defense. I think they will base their strategy on defense. We have to try to run and make our game. They are a great team for me they are still the group's favorite."
DOBRIC, OGNJEN
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"Andorra plays with energy and they know how to play at home, so it will be difficult for us. However, we have our plans and we want to win in Andorra so that one more home win would put us in the Top 16."

MoraBanc Andorra vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

· In their only other previous meeting, Zvezda won at home, 85-79, thanks to 24 points and 8 assists by Joe Ragland.

Friday, November 16, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

MoraBanc Andorra

Roster
David Walker is still out due to injury.
Streaks
David Jelinek has scored at least 12 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Andrew Albicy has dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rankings
MoraBanc Oliver Stevic ranks 20th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 62.2% true shooting % total for his career.
MoraBanc Oliver Stevic ranks 22th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 62.0% field goals % total for his career.
MoraBanc Oliver Stevic ranks 33th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 62.3% 2-pointers % total for his career.
MoraBanc Oliver Stevic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 140 offensive rebounds total for his career.
MoraBanc Andorra Andrew Albicy is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  281.2% .
MoraBanc Andorra Andrew Albicy is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  6.4 per game.
MoraBanc Andorra Andrew Albicy is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  2.2 per game.
MoraBanc Andorra David Jelinek is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  15.0 per game.
MoraBanc Andorra David Jelinek is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.4 per game.
MoraBanc Andorra David Jelinek is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  63.8% .
MoraBanc Andorra Dylan Ennis is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.7 per game.
MoraBanc Andorra Dylan Ennis is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  83.8% .
MoraBanc Andorra John Shurna is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  60.0% .
MoraBanc Andorra John Shurna is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  60.8% .
MoraBanc Andorra John Shurna is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  54.5% .
MoraBanc Andorra Moussa Diagne is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  84.8% .
MoraBanc Andorra Moussa Diagne is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  4.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
Andrew Albicy of MoraBanc recorded 12 assists in EuroCup play this century, against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.
Andrew Albicy of MoraBanc recorded 5 steals in EuroCup play this century, against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.
MoraBanc recorded its highest team blocks in EuroCup play this century, 5, against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.
Andrew Albicy posted his career high in Assists with 12 for MoraBanc against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.
Andrew Albicy posted his career high in Steals with 5 for MoraBanc against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.
David Jelinek posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 4 for MoraBanc against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Roster
Zvezda will have a fully available team for this game.
Streaks
Mouhammad Faye has pulled at least 6 rebounds in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Faye has racked a PIR of at least 10 in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Joe Ragland has dished at least 4 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Billy Baron is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.5 per game.
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Billy Baron is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  82.1% .
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Joe Ragland is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  63.6% .
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Joe Ragland is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.4 per game.
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Joe Ragland is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  14.7 per game.
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Joe Ragland is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  5.7 per game.
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Maik Zirbes is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  63.6% .
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Maik Zirbes is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  63.6% .
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Mouhammad Faye is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  5.7 per game.
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Mouhammad Faye is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  8.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
Joe Ragland posted his career high in Points with 24 for Zvezda against MoraBanc on October 16, 2018.
Mouhammad Faye posted his career high in Index rating with 28 for Zvezda against MoraBanc on October 16, 2018.
Mouhammad Faye posted his career high in Points with 18 for Zvezda against MoraBanc on October 16, 2018.
Mouhammad Faye posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 4 for Zvezda against MoraBanc on October 16, 2018.
Mouhammad Faye posted his career high in Steals with 3 for Zvezda against MoraBanc on October 16, 2018.

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

Home team Away team
0 - 1
MoraBanc Andorra Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
MoraBanc Andorra
Home record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 0-0
Away record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 0-1
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Home record vs. MoraBanc Andorra: 1-0
Away record vs. MoraBanc Andorra: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 16 October 2018 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 85 - 79 MoraBanc Andorra