2018-19Regular SeasonRound 8
November 21, 2018 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 DOM SPORTOVA ZAGREB
Balkans: SPORTKLUB2
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Poland: EUROSPORT POLAND
Lithuania: TV6
Poland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

4-3 Regular Season 1-6
4-3 Overall 1-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

This will be a game between two teams in opposite situations. Cedevita (4-3) is the only Group B team this week that can advance to the Top 16 if it wins and either Tofas Bursa or Limoges CSP lose. On the other hand, Arka could be eliminated this week if it loses and either Tofas or Limoges win. Cedevita has won the lasrt two games, last week against ALBA Berlin with 20 points and 9 assists by Justin Cobbs. Arka dropped its last two games and lost the last one to Tofas Bursa despite 21 points apiece by Robert Upshaw and Josh Bostic.

Earlier this season

In their only other previous matchup ever in the EuroCupin Round 3, Cedevita won on the road, 61-78, with 13 points by Justin Cobbs. For Arka, Josh Bostic led the way with 17 points. Arka just hit 12 2-point shots that game, whil it allowed Cedevita to pull 54 rebounds.

Marquee matchup

Cobbs ans Bostic will surely draw attention in this game. Both guards have been leading their teams since the start of the season. Cobbs averages 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists for Cedevita, while Bostic averages 16.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists plus 1.3 steals. The latter is also second in most three-pointers made this season. It will be an explosive duel in the backcourt between two players who like to take responsibility with the ball.

Keys to victory: Cedevita

After the coaching change, things are looking better for Cedevita. A new win would be timely and with a bit of lcuk, it would also punch a ticket to the Top 16. Jacob Pullen has proven to be a leader on the court and the team has to benefit from that effect to clinch as soon as possible. The hosts average 11 points more than Arka going into this game, so they have a bit of an edge before tip-off.

Keys to victory: Arka Gdynia

The Polish team is on the brink of elimination. Arka can only look ahead and try to pull a win that would be a breath of fresh air. Survival is on the line, so at this point, the team will have to play with heart and rely on Bostic, Upshaw and James Florence for points. Arka has the second weakest offense in the league (73.9 ppg.) so it will have to nail the shot selection if it wants to stay around in the race for the Top 16.

Monday, November 19, 2018
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Cedevita Zagreb
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 PULLEN, JACOB G 1.86 29
1 COBBS, JUSTIN G 1.91 27
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP G 1.90 29
3 PERKOVIC, TONI G 1.89 20
6 KATIC, TONI G 1.85 26
7 BAJO, DARKO F 2.06 19
8 BENITE, VITOR G 1.91 28
11 ZGANEC, KARLO F 2.06 23
13 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA C 2.09 31
15 BANIC, MARKO C 2.04 34
17 LIMA, AUGUSTO C 2.08 27
19 BOSNJAK, DOMAGOJ G 1.98 23
23 COOK, ELGIN F 1.96 25
27 RAMLJAK, IVAN F 2.03 28
29 MUSTAPIC, JAKOV G 1.92 24
31 BELL, JAMES F 1.96 26
Arka Gdynia
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 FLORENCE, JAMES G 1.85 30
1 STRYJEWSKI, FILIP G 1.93 19
3 BOSTIC, JOSH G 1.96 31
7 SZUBARGA, KRZYSZTOF G 1.78 34
8 DYLEWICZ, FILIP F 2.02 38
10 WITLINSKI, MIKOLAJ C 2.07 22
11 PONITKA, MARCEL G 1.87 21
16 LAPETA, ADAM C 2.17 31
23 KAMINSKI, GRZEGORZ F 2.00 18
30 GARBACZ, JAKUB F 1.95 24
44 DULKYS, DEIVIDAS G 1.98 30
55 UPSHAW, ROBERT C 2.13 24
87 LESZCZYNSKI, MACIEJ G 1.90 19
91 WYKA, DARIUSZ C 2.09 26

Player Stats

Cobbs, J. / 13.4 Benite, V. / 11.4 Bell, J. / 11.3
Bostic, J. / 16.9 Upshaw, R. / 12.0 Florence, J. / 9.6
Ramljak, I. / 6.2 Lima, A. / 5.3 Cook, E. / 4.7
Upshaw, R. / 6.6
Cobbs, J. / 5.6
Ponitka, M. / 4.6 Szubarga, K. / 3.2 Bostic, J. / 2.9
Aguilar, P. / 1.5 Ramljak, I. / 1.4 Cobbs, J. / 1.1
Bostic, J. / 1.3 Dulkys, D. / 1.1 Florence, J. / 1.0
Lima, A. / 2.0 Ramljak, I. / 0.6
Upshaw, R. / 2.0 Wyka, D. / 0.6
2PT
Lima, A. / 54.2 % Cook, E. / 54.1 % Stipanovic, A. / 52.5 %
Upshaw, R. / 64.8 % Bostic, J. / 38.7 % Ponitka, M. / 35.5 %
3PT
Benite, V. / 41.5 % Bell, J. / 35.3 % Cook, E. / 30.0 %
Bostic, J. / 41.1 % Dulkys, D. / 34.5 % Szubarga, K. / 33.3 %
FT
Cobbs, J. / 76.5 % Lima, A. / 33.3 %
PIR
Cobbs, J. / 15.1 Lima, A. / 11.8 Ramljak, I. / 11.6
Upshaw, R. / 16.0 Bostic, J. / 14.1 Ponitka, M. / 10.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.4 Points 73.9
36.6 Rebounds 34.6
12.9 O. Rebounds 7.4
23.7 D. Rebounds 27.1
19.4 Assists 15.6
8.4 Steals 6.9
2.7 Blocks 3.1
53.5 % 2PT 47.9 %
35.6 % 3PT 34.9 %
67.7 % FT 77.1 %
92.1 PIR 72.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
81.1 Points 85.3
33.4 Rebounds 38.3
10.1 O. Rebounds 9.6
23.3 D. Rebounds 28.7
16.9 Assists 20.7
7.4 Steals 8.4
3.4 Blocks 2.9
53.8 % 2PT 50.2 %
33.7 % 3PT 41.1 %
82.0 % FT 72.2 %
86.9 PIR 103.9
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Cedevita Zagreb vs. Arka Gdynia

· In their only other previous meeting, Cedevita won on the road, 61-78, thanks to 13 points by Justin Cobbs.

Friday, November 16, 2018
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Cedevita Zagreb

Rankings
Cedevita Zagreb Augusto Lima is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.7 per game.
Cedevita Zagreb Augusto Lima is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  2.0 per game.
Cedevita Zagreb Ivan Ramljak is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.4 per game.
Cedevita Zagreb Ivan Ramljak is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.2 per game.
Cedevita Zagreb Justin Cobbs is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  76.4% .
Cedevita Zagreb Justin Cobbs is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  3.7 per game.
Cedevita Zagreb Justin Cobbs is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  5.5 per game.
Cedevita Zagreb Vitor Benite is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.4 per game.
Records/Milestones
New record, Cedevita recorded its highest team free throws made in EuroCup play this century, 37, against ALBA on November 14, 2018.
Cedevita recorded its highest team total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 54, against Arka on October 17, 2018.
Justin Cobbs posted his career high in Total rebounds with 5 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.
Augusto Lima posted his career high in Index rating with 21 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.
Augusto Lima posted his career high in Assists with 4 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.
Augusto Lima posted his career high in Steals with 3 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.
Augusto Lima posted his career high in Blocks with 3 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.
Ivan Ramljak posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 9 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.
Ivan Ramljak posted his career high in Total rebounds with 11 for Cedevita against Arka Gdynia on October 17, 2018.

Arka Gdynia

Roster
Filip Dylewicz is still sidelined due to injury.
Maciej Leszczynski is set to make his EuroCup debut.
Streaks
Josh Bostic has scored at least 16 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Bostic has hit at least 3 threes in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Bostic has racked a PIR of at least 12 in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Marcel Ponitka has dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  16.8 per game.
Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  3.2 per game.
Arka Gdynia Marcel Ponitka is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  4.5 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.5 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  59.6% .
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  57.5% .
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  64.8% .
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  2.0 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  5.4 per game.
Arka Gdynia Robert Upshaw is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  5.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
James Florence posted his career high in Points with 16 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.
Josh Bostic posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 3 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.
Bostic posted his career high in minutes with 34 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.
Mikolaj Witlinski posted his career high in Points with 9 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.
Witlinski posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 4 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.
Marcel Ponitka posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 5 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.
Ponitka posted his career high in Total rebounds with 6 for Arka Gdynia against Cedevita on October 17, 2018.

Friday, November 16, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
Cedevita Zagreb Arka Gdynia
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Cedevita Zagreb
Home record vs. Arka Gdynia: 0-0
Away record vs. Arka Gdynia: 1-0
Arka Gdynia
Home record vs. Cedevita Zagreb: 0-1
Away record vs. Cedevita Zagreb: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 17 October 2018 Regular Season Arka Gdynia 61 - 78 Cedevita Zagreb