2018-19Regular SeasonRound 8
November 21, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALALEONESSA
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Balkans: SPORTKLUB7
Lithuania: TV6
Turkey: TIVIBU SPOR HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Web: www.tivibuspor.com (Turkey only)

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB
Umpire 1
FRITZ, CLEMENS
Umpire 2
JURAS, MARKO

The Take

Two teams still with options face each other in Round 8 when Brescia (2-5) hosts Galatasaray (3-4). A loss combines with a Zvezda win in another game would leave the hosts out of the Top 16. Brescia comes from a loss to Andorra last week in which Jordan Hamilton had 13 points and 7 boards. Galatasaray snapped a lsoing streak last week over Ulm, thanks to 17 points apiece by Aaron Harrison and Zach Auguste.

Earlier this season

In their only previous matchup ever in the EuroCup in Round 3, Galatasaray won at home, 84-76, thanks to 21 points by Goksenin Koksal. For Brescia, Hamilton had 18 points. Brescia got stuck at 5 of 30 triples and Galatasaray dominated in rebounds, assists and turnovers to take the home win.

Marquee Matchup

Bryon Allen and Harrison will surely have many hopes put on them in this game. Allen has been leading the Italian squad this season with 15.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Harrison is the main man at Galatasaray with 15.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. The head to head duel between these two players in the backcourt will have a direct impact on the final outcome.

Keys to victory: Brescia

Brescia needs to win, plain and simple. A loss would make the team depend on other results to stay alive, so the fact of playing at home must be one more incentive to pull the third win of the season. On paper, Brescia has better numbers than the guests in many aspects, but Galatasaray is coming from an importan win and will look to get the momentum going. It's all or nothing for Brescia.

Keys to victory: Galatasaray

Galatasaray won last week and is closer to the Top 16. A win in Italy would practically seal its fate to advance. It is a game between two balanced teams so anything can happen. However, if the guests manage to play the same defense on the Brescia shooters as they did in Round 3, the win will be closer than ever.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Germani Brescia Leonessa
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ALLEN, BRYON G 1.91 26
1 HAMILTON, JORDAN F 2.01 28
4 CERON, MARCO G 1.95 26
5 ABASS, AWUDU F 1.98 25
6 OSCAR, MENSAH G 1.80 18
7 VITALI, LUCA G 2.01 32
8 LAQUINTANA, TOMMASO G 1.90 23
10 CAROLI, MATTEO G 1.92 23
12 MIKA, ERIC C 2.09 23
18 BEVERLY, GERALD C 2.03 25
29 ZERINI, ANDREA C 2.05 30
34 MOSS, DAVID G 1.98 35
41 SACCHETTI, BRIAN F 2.00 32
Galatasaray Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WEBSTER, TAI G 1.93 23
1 TUGSAL, UTKU F 1.98 18
2 HARRISON, AARON G 1.98 24
3 ARAPOVIC, MARKO C 2.06 22
4 GOKALP, EMIR G 1.87 23
7 HAYES, NIGEL F 2.03 23
8 KORKMAZ, CAN G 1.87 26
11 ARAR, EGE F 2.08 22
12 ERDENIZ, CANER F 1.98 31
15 CINKO, EROLCAN G 1.88 28
22 OLMAZ, AYBERK C 2.10 22
24 KLOBUCAR, JAKA G 1.98 31
30 AUGUSTE, ZACH C 2.08 25
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN G 1.96 27
63 AYDIN, SERKAN G 2.00 18

Player Stats

Allen, B. / 15.0 Hamilton, J. / 14.7 Abass, A. / 12.1
Harrison, A. / 15.8 Hayes, N. / 13.9 Webster, T. / 12.1
Abass, A. / 7.0 Hamilton, J. / 5.6
Auguste, Z. / 6.9 Hayes, N. / 5.7 Arapovic, M. / 4.7
Vitali, L. / 3.4 Hamilton, J. / 3.1 Moss, D. / 2.6
Moss, D. / 1.3 Hamilton, J. / 1.1
Klobucar, J. / 1.3 Koksal, G. / 1.0 Webster, T. / 1.0
Zerini, A. / 1.1
Arar, E. / 1.2 Auguste, Z. / 0.9 Harrison, A. / 0.5
2PT
Allen, B. / 58.1 % Abass, A. / 54.9 % Hamilton, J. / 54.5 %
Hayes, N. / 60.9 % Auguste, Z. / 56.7 % Webster, T. / 52.3 %
3PT
Moss, D. / 50.0 % Vitali, L. / 36.8 % Ceron, M. / 35.7 %
Harrison, A. / 45.2 % Hayes, N. / 40.7 % Koksal, G. / 33.3 %
FT
Hamilton, J. / 77.8 %
Harrison, A. / 79.4 %
PIR
Hamilton, J. / 17.0 Abass, A. / 14.9
Hayes, N. / 16.6 Harrison, A. / 15.2 Auguste, Z. / 13.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.9 Points 80.9
34.3 Rebounds 38.7
11.0 O. Rebounds 14.3
23.3 D. Rebounds 24.4
16.9 Assists 17.1
5.7 Steals 6.9
2.9 Blocks 3.0
54.0 % 2PT 49.3 %
29.8 % 3PT 32.7 %
79.0 % FT 69.3 %
82.1 PIR 81.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.4 Points 84.1
33.0 Rebounds 37.1
11.1 O. Rebounds 12.9
21.9 D. Rebounds 24.3
17.7 Assists 15.7
7.4 Steals 8.1
1.6 Blocks 2.9
54.2 % 2PT 54.1 %
31.1 % 3PT 28.7 %
75.7 % FT 78.7 %
86.4 PIR 92.0

Head Coaches

DIANA, ANDREA
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"Galatasaray is such an expert team in European games and with a great roll of honors, opposite to Brescia that is at its first EuroCup experience. But we don’t have to care about it. We will do whatever it takes to win and keep believing in a historic qualification to the Top 16."
ERDOGAN, ERTUGRUL
Galatasaray Istanbul
"If we want our win over Ratiopharm Ulm to be meaningful, we also need to win this game. This season we have lost two overtime games on the road in EuroCup but this time we want to take our first win in such a crucial game. We had a tough loss in domestic competition coming into this game but we have to leave it behind and bounce back. Brescia are a great team and they proved it beating Crvena Zvezda at home and AS Monaco on the road. I expect a very competitive game which goes toe to toe till the end."

Players

ALLEN, BRYON
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"It will be a really tough game, both teams are hoping for a win to advance in the EuroCup. We’ll play in our home court and that must push us into hard game to play better than we did in the last game and try to reach a victory."
ERDENIZ, CANER
Galatasaray Istanbul
"Brescia is a team that never quits. We experienced that in the first game when we play in Istanbul. So in Italy, everything will be harder for us but we are totally locked in and seek our first away win in this season’s campaign."

Germani Brescia Leonessa vs. Galatasaray Istanbul

· In their only other previous meeting, Galatasaray won at home, 84-76, thanks to 21 points by Goksenin Koksal.

Friday, November 16, 2018
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Germani Brescia Leonessa

Roster
Brescia has a fully available roster for the game.
Mensah Oscar and Matteo Caroli are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Jordan Hamilton has rached a PIR of at least 11 in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Bryon Allen has hit at least one three in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Germani Brescia Leonessa Andrea Zerini is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  1.1 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Awudu Abass is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.2 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Awudu Abass is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.7 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Awudu Abass is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  7.0 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Bryon Allen is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  15.0 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Bryon Allen is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.2 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa David Moss is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  50.0% .
Germani Brescia Leonessa Jordan Hamilton is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  17.0 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Jordan Hamilton is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  14.7 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Jordan Hamilton is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  77.7% .
Germani Brescia Leonessa Jordan Hamilton is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  4.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
New record, Brescia recorded its highest team total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 40, against MoraBanc on November 14, 2018.
New record, Brescia recorded its highest team blocks in EuroCup play this century, 5, against MoraBanc on November 14, 2018.
Jordan Hamilton posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 4 for Brescia against Galatasaray on October 16, 2018.
Andrea Zerini posted his career high in Blocks with 3 for Brescia against Galatasaray on October 16, 2018.
Andrea Zerini posted his career high in minutes with 36 for Brescia against Galatasaray on October 16, 2018.

Galatasaray Istanbul

Roster
Galatasaray will have a fully available team for this game.
Rankings
Galatasaray Istanbul Aaron Harrison is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.3 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Aaron Harrison is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  4.5 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Aaron Harrison is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  79.4% .
Galatasaray Istanbul Aaron Harrison is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  15.8 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Ege Arar is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  1.2 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Marko Arapovic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.2 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Nigel Hayes is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  16.5 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Nigel Hayes is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.5 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Zach Auguste is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.2 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Zach Auguste is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  4.8 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Zach Auguste is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.5 per game.
Galatasaray Istanbul Zach Auguste is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.8 per game.
Records/Milestones
New record, Galatasaray recorded its highest teamtotal rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 53, against Ulm on November 14, 2018.
Nigel Hayes posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 4 for Galatasaray against Brescia on October 16, 2018.
Nigel Hayes posted his career high in Assists with 4 for Galatasaray against Brescia on October 16, 2018.
Zach Auguste posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 4 for Galatasaray against Brescia on October 16, 2018.
Goksenin Koksal posted his career high in Points with 21 for Galatasaray against Brescia on October 16, 2018.

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

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Germani Brescia Leonessa Galatasaray Istanbul
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Germani Brescia Leonessa
Home record vs. Galatasaray Istanbul: 0-0
Away record vs. Galatasaray Istanbul: 0-1
Galatasaray Istanbul
Home record vs. Germani Brescia Leonessa: 1-0
Away record vs. Germani Brescia Leonessa: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 16 October 2018 Regular Season Galatasaray Istanbul 84 - 76 Germani Brescia Leonessa