2017-18Regular SeasonRound 8
December 13, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 TOFAS SPOR SALONU
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Balkans: SPORTKLUB4
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

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

Officials

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS, Greece
Umpire 1
JURAS, MARKO, Serbia
Umpire 2
RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP , Croatia

The Take

A decisive game in tight Group D will take place when Tofas Bursa (4-3) hosts Dolomiti Energia Trento (3-4). A win plus some help from other games would put Tofas in the Top 16 in its debut season, but a Trento victory would ensure that no team in the group advances at all this round. In their only other previous matchup in Round 3, Tofas won 88-91 on the road, behind 28 points by Raymar Morgan. Morgan (15.9 ppg.) remains the go-to man in Tofas, followed by Tony Crocker (14.8 ppg.) and Pierria Henry (11.6 ppg.). For Trento, Dominique Sutton (15.6 ppg.) leads the way, helped by Chane Behanan (11.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg.) and Shavon Shields (11.2 ppg.). Going into the game, both sides are rather balanced in offense and defense, but the hosts are the weakest team overall under the boards (27.0 rpg.), which combined with Trento's 8.4 steals per game, could be a lethal cocktail for Tofas. However, the hosts shoot better from all ranges, especially three-pointers with the best figure in the league (45.8%) against the third weakest (29.7%). This clash of styles will be the stage for high stakes in one of the tightest Top 16 races ever. Buckle up!
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Tofas Bursa
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 MORGAN, RAYMAR F 2.02 29
3 DURMAZ, BERKAN F 2.06 20
6 ERMIS, BARIS G 1.94 32
7 ARSLAN, YIGIT F 1.98 21
8 CROCKER, TONY G 1.98 30
9 MEJIA, SAMMY G 1.99 34
15 HENRY, PIERRIA G 1.93 24
17 TOPALOGLU, CANER F 2.00 32
21 KONUK, MERT F 1.92 17
22 OWENS, JOSH C 2.06 29
28 BAYRAM, KADIR G 1.92 21
31 PAUNIC, IVAN G 1.98 30
35 KADJI, KENNY F 2.11 29
77 YASAR, MUHSIN C 2.10 21
Dolomiti Energia Trento
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 FRANKE, YANNICK G 1.94 21
2 SUTTON, DOMINIQUE F 1.96 31
4 SILINS, OJARS F 2.04 24
5 CZUMBEL, MARK G 1.87 17
10 FORRAY, TOTO G 1.87 31
11 CONTI, LUCA F 1.95 16
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 21
13 GUTIERREZ, JORGE G 1.90 28
14 CZUMBEL, ERIK G 1.88 17
15 GOMES, BETO F 2.01 32
21 BEHANAN, CHANE C 2.00 25
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA C 2.06 31
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON G 2.01 23

Player Stats

Morgan, R. / 15.9 Crocker, T. / 14.8 Henry, P. / 11.6
Sutton, D. / 15.6 Behanan, C. / 11.4 Shields, S. / 11.2
Morgan, R. / 4.9
Gomes, B. / 6.6 Behanan, C. / 5.3 Sutton, D. / 4.6
Ermis, B. / 6.0 Henry, P. / 4.9 Mejia, S. / 2.9
Forray, A. / 2.7 Behanan, C. / 2.6
Henry, P. / 1.7 Mejia, S. / 1.4 Ermis, B. / 1.0
Owens, J. / 1.1 Kadji, K. / 0.9
Silins, O. / 1.3 Sutton, D. / 0.6
2PT
Owens, J. / 70.8 % Henry, P. / 63.6 % Morgan, R. / 58.9 %
Behanan, C. / 64.0 % Sutton, D. / 60.3 % Shields, S. / 54.8 %
3PT
Arslan, Y. / 64.7 % Crocker, T. / 57.7 % Henry, P. / 50.0 %
Forray, A. / 33.3 % Gomes, B. / 32.1 % Franke, Y. / 30.0 %
FT
Morgan, R. / 67.9 %
Gutierrez, J. / 60.0 %
PIR
Henry, P. / 16.4 Morgan, R. / 15.6 Owens, J. / 13.3
Sutton, D. / 16.9 Behanan, C. / 15.1 Gomes, B. / 13.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
85.3 Points 80.9
27.0 Rebounds 35.1
8.0 O. Rebounds 11.3
19.0 D. Rebounds 23.9
19.9 Assists 15.1
7.3 Steals 8.4
2.9 Blocks 2.7
56.9 % 2PT 50.6 %
45.7 % 3PT 29.7 %
76.3 % FT 69.7 %
96.1 PIR 81.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
86.6 Points 79.7
34.0 Rebounds 36.0
13.7 O. Rebounds 10.1
20.3 D. Rebounds 25.9
20.1 Assists 15.7
6.4 Steals 6.7
2.4 Blocks 3.9
54.0 % 2PT 56.3 %
40.4 % 3PT 27.6 %
78.1 % FT 69.1 %
95.9 PIR 86.4

Head Coaches

ENE, ORHUN
Tofas Bursa
"This game will be very important for us. It won't be an easy game but we are ready for it. I hope that at the end of the game we deserved to win and we are in the Top 16."
BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"The game in Bursa is going to be a very important one for us. We know very well that, with just three games to play in the first phase, we need a win on the road if we want to stay alive in a tight group like this one. Tofas Bursa is a great team, full of talented players. They are having a great season but even if they play good basketball we showed we can play them when we first met in Trento. In the last 20 days we worked very hard on practice, so we think to be ready to try again on Wednesday."

Players

PAUNIC, IVAN
Tofas Bursa
"Important home game against Trento, a good team. The other game they played very well. I have to prepare for the game. In the Turkish League we showed we can play anyone, but we have to prepare for this important game. I am asking our fans to come support us. If our gym is full it can make a big difference, as we have seen in courts across Europe."
LECHTHALER, LUCA
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"Play a very strong team like Tofas Bursa on their home court in such an important game is going to be a great challenge for us. We will face this challenge will all the confidence we grew in these past weeks of hard work. We showed some consistency in the last two games we won versus Zenit and Brindisi, and we want to keep going that way."

Tofas Bursa vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento

· In their only other previous EuroCup matchup ever, Tofas won 88-91 with 28 points by Raymar Morgan.

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Tofas Bursa

Roster
Kadir Bayram could play his first-ever EuroCup game this week.
Streaks
Pierria Henry has dished at least 3 assists in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Raymar Morgan has scored at least 11 points in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Tony Crocker has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Crocker has scored his last 13 free throws in EuroCup action.
Rankings
Baris Ermis is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 420.0% .
Ermis is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.0 per game.
Josh Owens is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 69.8% .
Owens is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 70.8% .
Owens is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 70.8% .
Owens is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.1 per game.
Pierria Henry is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.
Raymar Morgan is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.8 per game.
Morgan is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.4 per game.
Morgan is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.1 per game.
Tony Crocker is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 57.6% .
Crocker is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.0 per game.
Yigit Arslan is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 64.7% .
Records/Milestones
Sammy Mejia ranked 13th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1070 index rating points total for his career.
Mejia ranked 19th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 45.5% 3-pointers % total for his career.
Tofas recorded its highest team steals total in EuroCup play this century, 12 , against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 25, 2017.
Tofas recorded its highest team free throws made total in EuroCup play this century, 19 , against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 25, 2017.

Dolomiti Energia Trento

Roster
Mark Czumbel and Erik Czumbel can make their EuroCup debuts this week.
Streaks
Toto Forray has hit his last 19 free throw attempts in the EuroCup.
Dominique Sutton has had at least one steal in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Beto Gomes has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Gomes has pulled at least 5 rebounds in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Beto Gomes is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.5 per game.
Gomes is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.0 per game.
Chane Behanan is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.0% .
Behanan is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.2 per game.
Dominique Sutton is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.5 per game.
Sutton is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.8 per game.
Sutton is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.4 per game.
Ojars Silins is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.3 per game.
Toto Forray is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.0 per game.
Records/Milestones

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
Tofas Bursa Dolomiti Energia Trento
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Tofas Bursa
Home record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 0-0
Away record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 1-0
Dolomiti Energia Trento
Home record vs. Tofas Bursa: 0-1
Away record vs. Tofas Bursa: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 25 October 2017 Regular Season Dolomiti Energia Trento 88 - 91 Tofas Bursa