2020-21Regular SeasonRound 1
September 30, 2020 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS MAURICE THOREZ
Spain: DAZN
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 6

Records

0-0 Overall 0-0

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Both teams face each other in Regular Season action for the second consecutive season. In the 2019-20 campaign, Nanterre beat Olimpija twice. Olimpija won the Slovenian SuperCup and players like Kendrick Perry and Roko Ukic showed a quick adjustment to the team. Olimpija, however, lost big man Mangok Mathiang for several months due to a broken leg. Nanterre managed to keep Isaia Cordinier, adding two interesting scorers like Tyler Stone and Dwight Buycks, and promoting top prospect Victor Wembanyama.

Marquee matchup

Perry has been really solid so far this season, leading Olimpija since day one. He is a fast, athletic playmaker with terrific ballhandling who has improved his shooting skills over the years to be an all-around threat. His court sense and defensive intensity will be critical against a force of nature like Cordinier, one of the most explosive players in the competition. Cordinier is deadly in transition due to his quickness, athleticism and outstanding aggresiveness. Whoever brings in the most energy can probably lead his team to victory.

Keys to victory: Nanterre 92

As always, everything starts with strong, physical defense when it comes to head coach Pascal Donnadieu's team. He has the right team to do so, getting defensive stops to run the floor in transition. In that sense, Cordinier is set to get plenty of help from Buycks and Johnny Berhanemeskel to get many fast break points. Stone must use his size and deep range against Edo Muric and Rion Brown. Olimpija is missing his starting center, so it might be a good moment to give Wembanyama extended playing time to make the most out his size and all-around skills.  

Keys to victory: Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana

Without Mathiang, Ivan Marinkovic, Mikael Hopkins and Brown are set to see extended playing time around the baskets. With a shorter rotation, they must try to lock the defensive glass without getting into foul trouble. On offense, Perry is expected to have freedom to run the team’s offense, with a more experience point guard like Ukic backing him up. Olimpija must run its offense through Jaka Blazic and Perry, their most aggressive players, in order to find advantages and dominate the game tempo, giving it more chances to get an important opening win.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Nanterre 92
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 BERHANEMESKEL , JOHNNY G 1.88 27
2 BUYCKS, DWIGHT G 1.91 31
3 FORTAS, FLORIAN G 1.93 20
7 FEVRIER, IVAN F 2.05 21
8 BOUQUET, DAMIEN F 1.99 26
10 CORDINIER, ISAIA F 1.97 23
11 KABA, ALPHA C 2.09 24
14 CONKLIN, BRIAN C 2.03 31
16 EYANGO-DINGO, SAMUEL C 2.05 19
22 DUSSOULIER, LUCAS F 2.07 24
32 WEMBANYAMA, VICTOR C 2.20 16
33 STONE, TYLER F 2.03 29
69 WARREN, CHRIS G 1.78 31
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 RADOVIC, ROK F 1.98 19
3 PERRY, KENDRICK G 1.85 27
5 HOPKINS, MIKAEL C 2.06 27
7 DUSCAK, DAN G 1.85 18
8 MURIC, EDO F 2.01 28
9 MATHIANG, MANGOK C 2.08 27
10 UKIC, ROKO G 1.96 35
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96 30
15 BROWN, RION F 1.97 29
20 HODZIC, ALEN G 1.91 28
23 SCUKA, LUKA F 2.08 18
27 DIMEC, ZIGA C 2.10 27
29 MARINKOVIC, IVAN C 2.08 26

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 PIR 0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 PIR 0
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Nanterre 92 vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana

· This will be the fifth time that these two clubs meet in the EuroCup.

· So far, their record is 3-1 in favor of Nanterre. Last season, Nanterre swept their series including a 87-93 road win in the regular season.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 1
Nanterre 92 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Nanterre 92
Home record vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana: 2-0
Away record vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana: 1-1
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
Home record vs. Nanterre 92: 1-1
Away record vs. Nanterre 92: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 11 December 2019 Regular Season Nanterre 92 90 - 87 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
2019-20 23 October 2019 Regular Season Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 87 - 93 Nanterre 92
2015-16 24 November 2015 Regular Season Union Olimpija Ljubljana 78 - 65 JSF Nanterre
2015-16 21 October 2015 Regular Season JSF Nanterre 85 - 72 Union Olimpija Ljubljana