2019-20Top 16Round 3
January 22, 2020 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALALEONESSA A2A
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Records

6-4 Regular Season 6-4
1-1 Top 16 1-1
7-5 Overall 7-5

Referees

Crew Chief
ROCHA, FERNANDO
Umpire 1
RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP
Umpire 2
SUKYS, ARTURAS

The Take

Brescia registered a home win in its Top 16 opener, downing Promitheas Patras 63-57, and is 5-1 in front of its fans this season. Oldenburg started the season with three consecutive losses but has won seven of its next nine games, including over Umana Reyer Venice in the Top 16. Awudu Abass (12.0 ppg.) is Brescia's top scorer this season, followed by DeAndre Lansdowne (11.3 ppg.) and Luca Vitali (8.1 ppg.). Rasid Mahalbasic (15.9 ppg., 7.1 rpg.), Tyler Larson (14.2 ppg.) and Rickey Paulding (10.8 ppg.) are leading Oldenburg.

Marquee matchup

Two very different point guards are ready to test their skills. Luca Vitali is a tall playmaker who can use his size to score in the low post, but is also a good ballhandler always ready to take it to the basket to kick the ball out for a good shot. Tyler Larson is a lightning-quick scoring guard with outstanding penetration skills. Controlling the game tempo will be critical for both.

History lesson

These teams face each other for the first time. Oldenburg is 0-4 against Italian teams in EuroCup action. Brescia lost its only EuroCup home game against a German team: 80-97 against ratiopharm Ulm in the 2018-19 season.

Keys to victory: Brescia

Brescia is the lowest-scoring team in the Top 16 (61.5 ppg.), hitting just 44.4% of its two-point shots and 26.2% from downtown. Improving those shooting percentages is mandatory for Brescia to be more competitive. Brescia has been outrebounded in both Top 16 games, so boxing out and getting the defensive boards to find easier points in transition would help Brescia have a more fluid offense and make the most of Awudu Abass's athleticism.

Keys to victory: Oldenburg

Raside Mahalbasic leads the Top 16 in index rating (31.0 PIR) and that is a golden rule in basketball: run the offense through the player who is in the best shape. Mahalbasic is a threat to score in the low post, but is also an outstanding ball distributor in either the low- or high post. Oldenburg ranks 14th in rebounds (29.5 rpg.) and must improve those numbers to make the most out of its transition game, in which Tyler Larson and Rickey Paulding can be unstoppable.

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Germani Brescia Leonessa
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ZERINI, ANDREA C 2.05 31
1 WARNER, ANGELO G 1.88 27
4 CERON, MARCO G 1.95 27
5 ABASS, AWUDU F 1.98 26
6 CAIN, TYLER C 2.04 31
7 VITALI, LUCA G 2.01 33
8 LAQUINTANA, TOMMASO G 1.88 24
9 LANSDOWNE, DEANDRE G 1.88 30
10 DALCO, LUCA G 1.85 18
12 NAONI, ALESSANDRO G 1.92 17
15 SILINS, OJARS F 2.04 26
18 GUARIGLIA, TOMMASO C 2.07 22
30 HORTON, KENNETH F 2.01 30
34 MOSS, DAVID G 1.96 36
41 SACCHETTI, BRIAN F 2.00 33
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 MOORE, ARMANI F 1.95 25
3 HOBBS, BRAYDON G 1.96 30
4 BLAKES, GERRY G 1.93 26
5 SEARS, JUSTIN C 2.03 26
9 TADDA, KARSTEN G 1.91 31
11 MCCLAIN, KEVIN G 1.91 23
13 HOPP, ALEXANDER G 2.00 18
15 KESSEN, MARCEL F 2.05 23
17 AGBAKOKO, NORRIS C 2.15 20
18 HOLLATZ, JACOB G 1.91 21
21 AMAIZE, ROBIN F 1.88 25
23 PAULDING, RICKEY F 1.96 37
24 MAHALBASIC, RASID C 2.11 29
33 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP F 2.01 30
45 BOOTHE, NATHAN F 2.06 25
55 LARSON, TYLER G 1.91 28

Player Stats

Abass, A. / 12.0 Lansdowne, D. / 11.3 Horton, K. / 9.8
Mahalbasic, R. / 15.9 Blakes, G. / 12.3 Paulding, R. / 10.8
Abass, A. / 5.2 Cain, T. / 5.1 Horton, K. / 4.5
Vitali, L. / 4.9
Horton, K. / 1.6
Hobbs, B. / 1.5 Mahalbasic, R. / 1.3 Amaize, R. / 1.3
Cain, T. / 0.9 Zerini, A. / 0.9 Horton, K. / 0.6
Boothe, N. / 0.9
2PT
Cain, T. / 55.7% Abass, A. / 55.0% Moss, D. / 50.0%
Blakes, G. / 62.1% Mahalbasic, R. / 60.9% Sears, J. / 52.6%
3PT
Sacchetti, B. / 34.3% Lansdowne, D. / 32.6% Horton, K. / 31.0%
Amaize, R. / 48.3% Schwethelm, P. / 47.6% Hobbs, B. / 44.6%
FT
Cain, T. / 59.4%
Sears, J. / 83.3% Mahalbasic, R. / 80.6%
PIR
Abass, A. / 13.5 Vitali, L. / 11.2
Mahalbasic, R. / 21.5 Hobbs, B. / 10.8 Blakes, G. / 10.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
69.0 Points 84.0
35.5 Rebounds 30.3
7.9 O. Rebounds 9.0
27.6 D. Rebounds 21.3
15.9 Assists 17.1
5.3 Steals 9.6
2.8 Blocks 2.4
49.4% 2PT 54.3%
30.0% 3PT 39.1%
74.7% FT 77.3%
70.1 PIR 88.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
70.8 Points 84.8
38.2 Rebounds 34.8
10.3 O. Rebounds 10.0
27.9 D. Rebounds 24.8
10.9 Assists 17.7
6.0 Steals 6.8
2.3 Blocks 2.6
48.0% 2PT 57.8%
29.4% 3PT 39.4%
68.8% FT 76.1%
72.0 PIR 96.2

Head Coaches

ESPOSITO, VINCENZO
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"EWE Baskets Oldenburg is a disciplined and very organized team, both on offense and on defense. The game against Oldenburg is very important for us: our players want to take another step forward in a competition where we stand out from the beginning."
DRIJENCIC, MLADEN
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"Brescia beat AX Armani Exchange Milan on Sunday, that tells all about their quality. There are a lot of players with high individual quality on their roster, and some players like Kenneth Horton, Ojars Silins and DeAndre Lansdowne we already know from the [German League]. It will be a physical game, but I hope that we can prove ourselves again with the time we had to rest, and new energy we got in Oldenburg."

Players

HORTON, KENNETH
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"This is going to be a tough game, but our mindset has to be to win. We need to do whatever it takes to win. Nothing less."
MAHALBASIC, RASID
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
"This will be our fourth game in a row during a tough schedule. But I think this just makes us stronger. We grew as a team, especially in the last couple of weeks. It is hard to say who is the favorite on Wednesday in Brescia. All of the teams in our group are pretty much on a same level. So, it will be a question of who wants this win the most."

Germani Brescia Leonessa vs. EWE Baskets Oldenburg

· This is the first time ever that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

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Germani Brescia Leonessa

Streaks
Awudu Abass has scored at least 10 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Abass has racked a PIR of at least 10 in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Andrea Zerini posted his career high in index rating with 15 for Brescia against Reyer on January 14, 2020.
Andrea Zerini posted his career high in points with 13 for Brescia against Reyer on January 14, 2020.
Filippo Baldi Rossi posted his career high in index rating with 25 for Trento against Oldenburg on November 25, 2015.
Filippo Baldi Rossi posted his career high in points with 17 for Trento against Karsiyaka on January 27, 2016.
Filippo Baldi Rossi posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 6 for Trento against Oldenburg on November 25, 2015.
Filippo Baldi Rossi posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 9 for Trento against Oldenburg on October 21, 2015.
Filippo Baldi Rossi posted his career high in total rebounds with 11 for Trento against Oldenburg on November 25, 2015.

Season Rankings
Germani Brescia Leonessa Andrea Zerini is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 0.9 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Awudu Abass is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.3 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Kenneth Horton is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.6 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Luca Vitali is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 256.5% .
Germani Brescia Leonessa Luca Vitali is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 4.9 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Tyler Cain is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 0.9 per game.

EWE Baskets Oldenburg

Streaks
Rasid Mahalbasic has racked a PIR of at least 12 in his last 11 EuroCup games.
Mahalbasic has scored at least 12 points in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Mahalbasic has collected at least one steal in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Robin Amaize has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Tyler Larson posted his career high in assists with 5 for Oldenburg against Promitheas on January 15, 2020.

Season Rankings
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Braydon Hobbs is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.5 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Justin Sears is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 83.3% .
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Nathan Boothe is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 0.8 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Philipp Schwethelm is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 47.6% .
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 4.8 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 60.5% .
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.0 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.4 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.4 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 21.4 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.9 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Rasid Mahalbasic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.0 per game.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Robin Amaize is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 48.2% .

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.