2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 18, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALASPORT TALIERCIO
Jeff Viggiano - Umana Reyer Venice - EC15 (photo Reyer Venice)

Bramos, Viggiano triples lift Venice over Ulm

Umana Reyer Venice got back to the winning ways, topping the visiting ratiopharm Ulm 90-78 on Wednesday night. Venice snapped its two-game losing streak and now both teams hold 3-3 record in a share of the third place in Group C. Venice shot 14-for-31 from long range, compared to 4-for-17 for Ulm, which had 52-53 lead in the third quarter, and teams were tied at 62-62 going into the fourth. But Jeff Viggiano and Michael Bramos combined to hit 6 triples in the final 10 minutes, and lead the hosts to victory. Both finished with 16 points, as Viggiano shot 4-for6 from long range, while Bramos hit 4-for-4 triples in the final 5:09 of the game. Phillip Goss paced Venice with 22 points, and Mike Green dished 10 assists. Josh Owens had 15 points, and Hrvoje Peric scored all 12 of his points in the first half in victory. Raymar Morgan led Ulm with 23 points, while DeAndre Kane added 10.

Per Guenther had 5 points, including a three-pointer, in the opening 3 minutes, but Green hit from downtown for Venice and Peric scored 6 points to build 11-7 margin. Morgan and Guenther got the visiting offense going, but Green kept feeding teammates with assists, as triples from Viggiano and Tomas Ress, and baskets from Owens helped open 23-14 lead. Ulm answered with a 0-6 run, capped by a put-back from Philipp Neumann to make it 23-20 at the end of first quarter, before a three-pointer from David Brembly and a three-point play from Joschka Ferner during a 0-8 run gave the visitors 25-28 early in the second. But Peric hit from downtown, then made a steal and raced for a fastbreak basket, before Bramos and Owens joined in for Venice to regain the lead, 37-31. Taylor Braun scored twice for Ulm, but Goss hit triples on consecutive possessions for the hosts, and Stefano Tonut had a basket-plus-foul as Venice went into halftime with 46-41 advantage.

Morgan was hot at the start of the third, scoring 7 consecutive points, including a basket-plus-foul, and getting Ulm within 50-48, before a three-pointer from Brembly put the visitors in front, 52-53. A three-point play from Neumann, and a basket from Kane opened 54-60, but back-to-back three-pointers from Viggiano and Goss tied it at 62-62 after 30 minutes. Viggiano opened the fourth with a three-pointer, and Goss had a basket-plus-foul, 68-62. Braun and Morgan got Ulm back within a single possession, but back-to-back triples from Bramos and Viggiano made it 76-68. Morgan scored more for Ulm, but a second-chance basket from Owens, and another three from Bramos made it 81-72 with under 3 minutes to go. Bramos added two more triples in penultimate minute, that opened 87-76 and sealed the deal.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Referees: GLISIC, ALEKSANDAR (SRB), VOJINOVIC, RADOMIR (MNE), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 2866 (Tentative)
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Umana Reyer Venice23231628
ratiopharm Ulm20212116
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Umana Reyer Venice23466290
ratiopharm Ulm20416278
Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PERIC, HRVOJE 25:21 12 4/4 1/2 1/2   2 2 1 2 2     2 1 12
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 29:26 22 4/7 3/7 5/5   1 1 3 2 1     1 4 23
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 25:50 16 2/5 4/8   2 3 5 2   1   2 1 2 14
7 TONUT, STEFANO 9:38 3 1/3   1/1           1   1 1 1 -1
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 5:52     0/1     1 1           1   -1
10 GREEN, MIKE 28:33 3 0/3 1/5   1 4 5 10 2 1     3 4 13
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 16:09               4   2     1 1 2
13 OWENS, JOSH 27:37 15 5/6   5/6 3 3 6 1   1     3 4 20
14 RESS, TOMAS 11:32 3   1/2   1 4 5 1     1     2 11
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 4:06   0/1           1         1   -1
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 15:56 16 2/2 4/6     1 1     2     3   10
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 90 18/31 14/31 12/14 8 22 30 23 6 11 1 3 17 19 106
        58.1% 45.2% 85.7%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GUENTHER, PER 19:38 7 2/4 1/5     2 2 7 3 2     5 1 7
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 10:24 3 1/1 0/2 1/1   1 1 1 1       1 1 4
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 25:10 23 9/14 0/1 5/7 2 2 4 1   2   1 3 5 19
12 DORSCH, MICHAEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 15:25 7 3/5   1/1 1 1 2 1     1   1 1 9
17 BUTLER, DA SEAN 26:47 7 2/6 1/3   3 1 4 2         2   5
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 29:40 9 4/8   1/2 2 3 5 1 1 2 1   1 2 11
24 BRAUN, TAYLOR 28:06 6 3/5     1 1 2   2 2     2 2 6
30 BREMBLY, DAVID 19:04 6 0/2 2/3   2 3 5 1   1     2   6
50 KANE, DEANDRE 25:46 10 3/7 0/3 4/6 1 7 8 4   2 1   2 5 15
Team           3 3 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 78 27/52 4/17 12/17 15 24 39 18 7 12 3 1 19 17 87
        51.9% 23.5% 70.6%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"We are happy for both for the win and performance. We were too nervous in the first half; we wanted to get better at rebounding in the second half and we succeeded. That gave Ulm fewer opportunities to score while we improve our offense and ball movement. We were patient as well. Bramos was terrific down the stretch and our backcourt did a great job in finding him in rhythm."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"Congratulations to Venice, they deserve the win. Both teams played a good game, but Venice was better, we rebounded well and slowed their transition down, but we struggled with three point shooting and that's why Venice deserved to win. It's disappointing because we had the lead in the third quarter before Venice started hitting threes and we weren't focused enough in stopping their shooters. This is how they got back into the game."

Players

GOSS, PHILLIP
Umana Reyer Venice
"It was a tough battle for both teams. That was one of the most important games in the Eurocup for us, a fundamental step to move to the second round. At halftime I told my team it's going to be a tough fight. We played a good physical game with a good mentality. We need to do a better job at rebounding. We are still learning each other every day in practice, but especially in game situations."
MORGAN, RAYMAR
ratiopharm Ulm
"It’s a tough loss for us, we got down in the fourth quarter where Bramos and company hit some tough threes. Umana Reyer Venice started getting comfortable and it was really difficult to stop them. We did a good job at rebounding, but Venice won with the three-pointers."