2019-20Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2019 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU OLIMPIC DE BADALONA
Spain: DAZN
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Russian Federation: MATCH!ARENA
Middle East: beIN MENA HD10
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 1
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Balkans: SPORTKLUB2
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA
Umpire 1
PETEK, SASO
Umpire 2
AMBROSOV, MYKOLA

The Take

Both teams can qualify for the Top 16 in this pivotal showdown. UNICS punches its Top 16 ticket with a win but also qualifies if it loses by fewer than 20 points and Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana beats Nanterre, if it loses by fewer than 43 points and both Olimpija and Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul win, or if both Darussafaka and Nanterre win, regardless of its score. Joventut needs to win and get extra help to qualify for the Top 16 in Round 9. With a victory, Joventut goes through if both Darussafaka and Nanterre win, or if it beats UNICS by 2 or more points in regulation time and Nanterre wins.

Marquee matchup

Two of the best scorers in European basketball are set to test their shooting skills against each other. Klemen Prepelic is the competition's scoring leader (18.7 ppg.) and has helped Joventut to stay undefeated at home this season, even hitting a game-winning 20-meter bomb against Darussafaka. Errick McCollum already showed Joventut what we can do, scoring 32 points and getting a PIR of 41 - both career-bests - against the Spanish powerhouse in Round 4. Expect another scoring battle to be remembered for a long time.

Keys to victory: Joventut 

Led by Klemen Prepelic, Joventut is one of the highest-scoring teams (83.4 ppg.) in the EuroCup this season. It is shooting well inside the arc (57.1%, fourth overall) but not that well from downtown (30.4%, 19th overall). Nikos Zisis, Neno Dimitrijevic and Arturs Zagars face the tough mission of stopping Erick McCollum and Jamar Smith. UNICS runs its offense through them, so slowing them down would allow Joventut to take a giant step towards a very important win.

Keys to victory: UNICS

UNICS must keep its momentum going after a big win against mighty CSKA Moscow in the VTB United League. Jamar Smith (18.1 ppg., 62.5% 3FG) is the key player on offense, changing games off the bench, but UNICS needs its frontcourt to prevent Luke Harangody and Alen Omic from making the difference in the paint. In that sense, Alex Tyus, Jamil Wilson and Raymar Morgan, the latter of whom has been in great shape lately, must step up, dominate the boards and allow Smith and McCollum to showcase their all-around scoring skills at the other end of the floor.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
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Joventut Badalona
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DIMITRIJEVIC, NENAD G 1.86 21
1 DAWSON, SHAWN F 1.97 25
2 BUFORD, PERRIN G 1.98 25
3 BUSQUETS, PEP G 1.98 20
4 PARRA, JOEL F 2.02 19
6 LOPEZ-AROSTEGUI, XABI F 2.00 22
9 MORGAN, CONOR F 2.06 25
10 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 27
11 KANTER, KEREM F 2.05 24
14 VENTURA, ALBERT G 1.91 27
16 ZISIS, NIKOS G 1.97 36
20 DA SILVA, VINICIUS C 2.12 18
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 27
32 ZAGARS, ARTURS G 1.90 19
35 BIRGANDER, SIMON C 2.09 22
55 PARRADO, ARNAU G 2.00 19
81 HARANGODY, LUKE F 2.03 31
UNICS Kazan
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERGEEV, PAVEL G 1.85 32
2 MORGAN, RAYMAR C 2.02 31
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK G 1.88 31
9 TYUS, ALEX C 2.03 31
11 LIKHODEI, VALERII F 2.04 33
12 KLIMENKO, ARTEM C 2.14 25
13 UZINSKII, DMITRII F 2.00 26
15 SMITH, JAMAR G 1.91 32
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 29
24 PALSSON, HAUKUR G 1.97 27
27 KOSHCHEEV, ANDREY F 2.05 32
33 ANOSHIN, KIRILL F 1.94 19
42 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY G 1.95 33
88 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS F 2.06 36
99 WILSON, JAMIL F 2.01 29

Player Stats

Prepelic, K. / 18.7 Omic, A. / 12.5 Dimitrijevic, N. / 11.6
Smith, J. / 18.1 McCollum, E. / 16.8 Tyus, A. / 12.3
Omic, A. / 7.1 Harangody, L. / 4.7
Tyus, A. / 6.8 Kaimakoglou, K. / 5.6 Morgan, R. / 5.0
Prepelic, K. / 1.1
Kolesnikov, E. / 1.0 Smith, J. / 1.0 Morgan, R. / 1.0
Omic, A. / 0.5
Tyus, A. / 1.6 McCollum, E. / 0.8
2PT
Omic, A. / 63.2% Prepelic, K. / 61.5% Dimitrijevic, N. / 60.5%
Tyus, A. / 63.9% Smith, J. / 54.5% McCollum, E. / 48.1%
3PT
Dimitrijevic, N. / 47.4% Lopez, X. / 40.0% Harangody, L. / 38.1%
Smith, J. / 62.5% Palsson, H. / 40.0% Kolesnikov, E. / 39.1%
FT
Prepelic, K. / 88.4%
McCollum, E. / 77.8% Morgan, R. / 77.8% Tyus, A. / 57.1%
PIR
Prepelic, K. / 19.6 Omic, A. / 17.9 Dimitrijevic, N. / 12.4
McCollum, E. / 19.9 Smith, J. / 17.9 Tyus, A. / 16.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
83.4 Points 79.9
35.9 Rebounds 33.3
12.1 O. Rebounds 8.9
23.8 D. Rebounds 24.4
18.5 Assists 14.6
5.0 Steals 6.5
1.0 Blocks 3.5
57.1% 2PT 54.4%
30.3% 3PT 38.0%
80.7% FT 73.6%
88.6 PIR 88.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.3 Points 77.1
35.8 Rebounds 34.1
13.1 O. Rebounds 10.9
22.6 D. Rebounds 23.3
15.1 Assists 16.6
8.8 Steals 5.6
3.9 Blocks 2.0
53.7% 2PT 50.6%
30.5% 3PT 33.7%
79.1% FT 76.6%
88.0 PIR 81.1
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Joventut Badalona vs. UNICS Kazan

· This will be the fourth time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· UNICS has a 1-2 edge in their series as it also won eralier this season at home, 86-74.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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Joventut Badalona

Streaks
Nenad Dimitrijevic as dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Dimitrijevic has scored at least 10 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Season Rankings
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.3 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.6 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 63.2% .
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 62.8% .
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.8 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.1 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.3 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.1 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 19.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.4 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 18.7 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 88.3% .
Joventut Badalona Nenad Dimitrijevic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 59.6% .

All-Time Rankings
Joventut Alen Omic ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1167 index rating points total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 509 rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 322 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 338 2-pointers made total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 187 offensive rebounds total for his career.

UNICS Kazan

Streaks
Alex Tyus has scored at least 10 points in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Tyus has racked a PIR of at least 12 in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Jamar Smith has hit at least one three in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Errick McCollum has dished at least 3 assists in his last 7 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Errick McCollum posted his career high in index rating with 41 for UNICS Kazan against Joventut Badalona on October 23, 2019.
Errick McCollum posted his career high in points with 32 for UNICS Kazan against Joventut Badalona on October 23, 2019.
Alex Tyus posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 7 for UNICS Kazan against Joventut Badalona on October 23, 2019.

Season Rankings
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.7 per game.
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 63.9% .
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.3 per game.
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 16.7 per game.
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.8 per game.
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.6 per game.
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.3 per game.
UNICS Kazan Alex Tyus is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 62.4% .
UNICS Kazan Errick Mccollum is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 77.7% .
UNICS Kazan Errick Mccollum is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.2 per game.
UNICS Kazan Errick Mccollum is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.7 per game.
UNICS Kazan Errick Mccollum is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 19.8 per game.
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 281.8% .
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 60.4% .
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.7 per game.
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.7 per game.
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.8 per game.
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 62.5% .
UNICS Kazan Jamar Smith is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 18.1 per game.
UNICS Kazan Raymar Morgan is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.5 per game.
UNICS Kazan Raymar Morgan is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 77.7% .

All-Time Rankings
UNICS Artem Klimenko ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 64.7% 2-pointers % total for his career.
UNICS Artem Klimenko ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 64.7% field goals % total for his career.
UNICS Errick Mccollum ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1082 points total for his career.
UNICS Errick Mccollum ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 350 free throws made total for his career.
UNICS Errick Mccollum ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1177 index rating points total for his career.
UNICS Jamar Smith ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 189 3-pointers made total for his career.
UNICS JamarSmith ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 358 field goals made total for his career.
UNICS Kostas Kaimakoglou ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 428 rebounds total for his career.
UNICS Kostas Kaimakoglou ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 333 defensive rebounds total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 2
Joventut Badalona UNICS Kazan
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Joventut Badalona
Home record vs. UNICS Kazan: 0-1
Away record vs. UNICS Kazan: 1-1
UNICS Kazan
Home record vs. Joventut Badalona: 1-1
Away record vs. Joventut Badalona: 1-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 23 October 2019 Regular Season UNICS Kazan 86 - 74 Joventut Badalona
2009-10 12 January 2010 Regular Season Unics 75 - 78 DKV Joventut
2009-10 01 December 2009 Regular Season DKV Joventut 71 - 82 Unics