2020-21Top 16Round 3
January 26, 2021 CET: 18:45
Local time: 18:45 MARCEL CERDAN
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Finland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Spain: DAZN
Norway: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Sweden: EUROSPORT PLAYER
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Ireland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT 3
Denmark: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Slovenia: SPORT TV2

Records

7-3 Regular Season 6-4
2-0 Top 16 1-1
9-3 Overall 7-5

Referees

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA
Umpire 1
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR
Umpire 2
KONSTANTINOVS, KRISTAPS

The Take

Metropolitans (2-0) leads Group F despite not having a full roster. David Michineau (17.5 ppg., 5.0 apg.), Archie Goodwin (12.0 ppg.) and Anthony Brown (11.5 ppg.) are leading the team in the Top 16 until now. Trento (1-1) comes off a brilliant win against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (0-2) and looks for more. JaCorey Williams (16.0 ppg., 8.5 rpg.), Luke Maye (15.0 ppg., 9.0 rpg.) and Gary Browne (9.5 ppg.) have been its main pillars in this phase. Expect high intensity at Marcel Cerdan.

Marquee matchup

Michineau has stepped up big in Brandon Brown's absence, helping on the boards (3.5 ppg.) and shooting the ball well (60.0% 2FG, 55.6% 3FG). He went from averaging a PIR of 4.0 in the regular season to 18.5 (13th overall) in the Top 16. Michineau must be focused to stop a more experienced point guard in Browne, Trento's undeniable leader. His court sense, all-around scoring skills and great character have made him Trento's go-to guy.

History lesson

Metropolitans and Trento are facing each other for the first time in a European competition. Metropolitans has played three home games against Italian teams in EuroCup action, downing Cimberio Varese in 2013 and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in 2014 before losing against Fiat Turin in 2017. Trento is 3-2 on French soil, having beaten Nanterre 92 twice and Strasbourg in the first leg of the 2016 semifinals. It lost twice against ASVEL Villeurbanne at the Astroballe.

Keys to victory: Metropolitans

Metropolitans has one of the best defenses in the competition, allowing just 77.3 points on average. That number went down to 70.5 in the Top 16. Metropolitans is forcing opponents into low shooting percentages (42.6% 2FG, 25.5% 3FG). Head coach Jure Zdovc's team must keep playing defense with the same intensity and attitude. Paul Stoll arrived to help Michineau with the point guard duties, and both players should be ready to control the game tempo against Browne and Toto Forray.

Keys to victory: Trento

Trento was strong, especially in the first half, against Lokomotiv, finishing the game with good shooting percentages (57.6% 2FG, 44.4% 3FG, 84.6% FT) and pulling down a club record 34 defensive rebounds. It was the other way around against Partizan in Round 1, when it had just 20 defensive rebounds and shot poorly (32.5% 2FG, 16.7% 3FG, 50% FT). If Trento can lock down the defensive glass and get Top 16 Round 2 MVP Luke Maye and Williams involved on offense, it should have a better chance to win.

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 BROWN, BRANDON G 1.86 31
4 STOLL, PAUL G 1.80 35
5 KONATE, LAHAOU F 1.98 29
6 MICHINEAU, DAVID G 1.91 26
7 ROOS, MAXIME F 2.02 25
8 SAKO, NEAL C 2.10 22
9 PINAULT, BASTIEN F 1.93 27
10 GOODWIN, ARCHIE G 1.96 26
12 MOULARE, ASSEMIAN G 1.85 18
14 YOMI, MAXIME C 2.03 18
21 BROWN, ANTHONY F 1.98 28
23 CHIKOKO, VITALIS C 2.08 29
41 GINAT, TOMER C 2.03 26
77 HALILOVIC, MIRALEM C 2.06 29
Dolomiti Energia Trento
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MARTIN, KELVIN F 1.96 31
6 JOVANOVIC, IGOR G 1.95 18
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 30
8 CONTI, LUCA G 1.96 20
9 BROWNE, GARY G 1.85 27
10 FORRAY, TOTO G 1.87 34
11 SANDERS, VICTOR G 1.96 25
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA F 2.08 22
20 MORGAN, JEREMY G 1.96 25
22 WILLIAMS, JACOREY C 2.03 26
23 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN C 2.06 19
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA C 2.06 35
32 MAYE, LUKE F 2.03 23

Player Stats

Marei, A. / 13.3 Brown, A. / 13.1 Pinault, B. / 10.8
Browne, G. / 13.8 Williams, J. / 13.4 Morgan, J. / 10.9
Marei, A. / 7.3 Chikoko, V. / 4.8 Brown, A. / 4.6
Williams, J. / 7.5 Maye, L. / 6.6 Martin, K. / 4.9
Michineau, D. / 3.9 Brown, B. / 3.3
Browne, G. / 5.8
Brown, B. / 1.7
Browne, G. / 1.8 Martin, K. / 1.5 Sanders, V. / 1.2
Roos, M. / 1.2 Brown, A. / 0.5
Morgan, J. / 0.5
2PT
Pinault, B. / 65.8% Marei, A. / 64.5% Ginat, T. / 59.5%
Williams, J. / 53.0% Sanders, V. / 48.1% Martin, K. / 44.6%
3PT
Pinault, B. / 47.9% Brown, A. / 43.4% Brown, B. / 37.0%
Morgan, J. / 35.8% Martin, K. / 35.0% Browne, G. / 33.3%
FT
Marei, A. / 65.0%
Browne, G. / 85.0% Williams, J. / 71.8% Sanders, V. / 68.6%
PIR
Marei, A. / 18.5 Brown, A. / 12.5
Browne, G. / 17.2 Williams, J. / 15.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.9 Points 75.3
35.3 Rebounds 38.5
10.7 O. Rebounds 12.3
24.7 D. Rebounds 26.3
16.4 Assists 14.8
6.8 Steals 7.2
3.4 Blocks 2.1
54.1% 2PT 46.4%
36.4% 3PT 31.7%
77.8% FT 76.3%
91.1 PIR 77.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.3 Points 74.8
31.8 Rebounds 39.0
9.3 O. Rebounds 10.3
22.5 D. Rebounds 28.8
15.8 Assists 16.3
5.3 Steals 5.8
2.1 Blocks 3.3
51.5% 2PT 53.0%
34.5% 3PT 30.7%
77.5% FT 72.0%
78.8 PIR 84.1

Head Coaches

BRIENZA, NICOLA
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"Metropolitans 92 is having an impressive season so far, they are one of the biggest surprises of the EuroCup and they have gained everyone's respect for how tough they play and compete. This game is really important for us and we want to beat them, but in order to do so we need to perform at high level for 40 minutes."

Players

FORRAY, TOTO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"We need to bounce back after a bad loss in the Italian league and we want to win: our goal is to get to the next round, the French team is strong but every team is, at this point of the tournament."

Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento

· This will be the first time ever that these two teams play each other in the EuroCup.

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Boulogne Metropolitans 92

Streaks
Anthony Brown has made his last 17 free throw attempts in the EuroCup.
David Michineau has dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Bastien Pinault has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 7 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Lahaou Konate posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Maxime Roos posted his career high in index rating with 22 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Roos posted his career high in points with 13 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Roos posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Roos posted his career high in total rebounds with 8 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Roos posted his career high in blocks with 5 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Miralem Halilovic posted his career high in index rating with 20 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.
Halilovic posted his career high in points with 15 for Metropolitans against Partizan on January 19, 2021.

Team Records
New Record Metropolitans, Maxime Roos of Partizan recorded 5 blocks in EuroCup play this century, against Partizan on January 19, 2021.

Season Rankings
Anthony Brown is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.58 per game.
Bastien Pinault is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.79%.
Brandon Brown is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 250.00%.
Brandon Brown is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.67 per game.
Maxime Roos is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.17 per game.

Dolomiti Energia Trento

Streaks
Kelvin Martin has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Gary Browne has dished at least 3 assists in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Luke Maye has hit at least one three-pointer in all his 10 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Jeremy Morgan posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 3 for Trento against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.
Morgan posted his career high in assists with 5 for Trento against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.
Luke Maye posted his career high in index rating with 34 for Trento against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.
Maye posted his career high in points with 25 for Trento against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.
Maye posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 12 for Trento against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.
Maye posted his career high in total rebounds with 15 for Trento against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.

Team Records
New Record Trento, Luke Maye of Trento recorded 15 total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, against Lokomotiv on January 20, 2021.

Season Rankings
Gary Browne is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 4.58 per game.
Browne is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.1 per game.
Browne is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 85.00%.
Browne is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.83 per game.
Browne is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.75 per game.
Browne is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.92 per game.
Jacorey Williams is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.70 per game.
Williams is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.80 per game.
Williams is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.30 per game.
Williams is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 7.50 per game.
Jeremy Morgan is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.40 per game.
Luke Maye is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.60 per game.
Maye is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.80 per game.

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.