2020-21Top 16Round 3
January 27, 2021 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 ARENA STOZICE
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Slovenia: SPORT TV1

Records

7-3 Regular Season 6-4
1-1 Top 16 0-2
8-4 Overall 6-6

Referees

Crew Chief
ALIAGA, JORDI
Umpire 1
VAN DEN BROECK, NICK
Umpire 2
SUKYS, ARTURAS

The Take

Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana will try to keep its perfect home record intact when it welcomes JL Bourg en Bresse for the first-ever meeting between these two sides. Olimpija is 6-0 at home this season and is coming off a 74-71 win over Buducnost VOLI Podgorica in which it hit 15 three-pointers. Bourg arrives to the Slovenian capital having lost both Top 16 games so far by a combined margin of 40 points, the largest point difference after two rounds, and will need a win to bounce back and get into contention for one of the first two spots in Group G.

Former teammates meet again

This is the first time Bourg will visit Slovenia for an official game, but a few individuals on the two teams are quite familiar with each other. Alen Omic, who will miss this game with an injury, started his professional career with Olimpija and has been a teammate with several Olimpija players over the years. Zach Wright also spent part of a season with Olimpija, while Bourg's Danilo Andjusic was a teammate of both Edo Muric and Ivan Marinkovic during different stints with Partizan Belgrade.

Marquee matchup

It hardly gets better than what we will be served in this game with the top two scorers left in the competition going against one another. On one side there will be Olimpija guard Jaka Blazic who has unlocked his scoring abilities this season and enters this game averaging 17.83 points. On the other side, Bourg boasts sniper Danilo Andjusic, who is posting 17.75 per game for the newcomer in the competition. Both players have been scoring in bunches this season, both have seemed unstoppable at times and both are key for their respective team's success.

Keys to victory: Olimpija

Cedevita Olimpija has been one of the most dangerous shooting teams in the competition this season, making 10.4 triples per game and is coming off a win over Buducnost in which it made 15 three-pointers - the most in the Top 16 so far. Olimpija will want to have its aims set, but make sure it sticks to other things it does well, like minimizing turnovers – Olimpija commits just 10.4 per game, the lowest in the EuroCup this season.

Keys to victory: Bourg

Bourg has opened its debut Top 16 appearance with a pair of double-digit losses, but will look to re-capture its regular-season form when it won four games away from home. Bourg needs to come out with high energy and make sure it does not get into an early deficit which it will end up chasing the rest of the game. The hosts are one of the best rebounding teams in the competition, on both ends of the floor, and Bourg must put up a big fight on the glass to give itself a chance in this one.

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Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 RADOVIC, ROK F 1.98 19
3 PERRY, KENDRICK G 1.85 28
5 HOPKINS, MIKAEL C 2.06 27
7 DUSCAK, DAN G 1.85 18
8 MURIC, EDO F 2.01 29
9 MATHIANG, MANGOK C 2.08 28
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96 30
15 BROWN, RION F 1.97 29
20 HODZIC, ALEN G 1.91 28
21 JONES, JARROD C 2.06 30
23 SCUKA, LUKA F 2.08 18
27 DIMEC, ZIGA C 2.10 27
29 MARINKOVIC, IVAN C 2.08 27
55 RUPNIK, LUKA G 1.85 27
JL Bourg en Bresse
# Player Pos. H. Age
5 BENITEZ, HUGO G 1.89 20
7 COURBY, MAXIME F 2.00 30
8 WRIGHT, ZACK G 1.88 35
10 ASCERIC, LUKA G 2.02 24
13 PELOS, PIERRE C 2.05 28
14 SIMON, ARTHUR F 2.02 19
15 PEACOCK, ZACHERY C 2.03 33
20 DARY-SAGNES, TOM G 1.93 19
21 SCRUBB, THOMAS F 1.99 29
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 28
24 VUCEVIC, VUK G 0.00 18
25 BUVA, IVAN C 2.08 29
31 DAVAL-BRAQUET, THIBAULT C 2.10 23
33 ANDJUSIC, DANILO G 1.94 29

Player Stats

Blazic, J. / 17.8 Perry, K. / 17.0 Muric, E. / 9.1
Andusic, D. / 17.8 Pelos, P. / 11.8 Peacock, Z. / 10.0
Hopkins, M. / 6.8 Jones, J. / 5.4 Blazic, J. / 5.0
Omic, A. / 7.1 Pelos, P. / 5.3
Perry, K. / 5.9
Wright, Z. / 3.9 Andusic, D. / 3.2 Allen, K. / 2.7
Brown, R. / 1.4 Perry, K. / 1.3 Blazic, J. / 1.1
Scrubb, T. / 1.6 Peacock, Z. / 1.3 Allen, K. / 1.2
Hopkins, M. / 0.5
Omic, A. / 0.5
2PT
Perry, K. / 61.3% Muric, E. / 57.1% Hopkins, M. / 56.7%
Pelos, P. / 69.6% Scrubb, T. / 65.0% Wright, Z. / 63.3%
3PT
Blazic, J. / 48.3% Perry, K. / 43.9% Muric, E. / 36.8%
Courby, M. / 55.9% Scrubb, T. / 42.3% Pelos, P. / 39.5%
FT
Perry, K. / 73.8% Blazic, J. / 70.2%
Andusic, D. / 88.3%
PIR
Perry, K. / 20.1 Blazic, J. / 18.7 Hopkins, M. / 10.2
Andusic, D. / 17.8 Omic, A. / 14.4 Pelos, P. / 13.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.3 Points 81.4
38.5 Rebounds 32.3
12.7 O. Rebounds 9.8
25.8 D. Rebounds 22.6
15.3 Assists 16.6
6.8 Steals 7.4
1.9 Blocks 1.7
52.9% 2PT 54.7%
35.2% 3PT 36.9%
68.2% FT 78.9%
88.8 PIR 90.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.8 Points 82.0
36.6 Rebounds 32.7
10.6 O. Rebounds 9.4
26.0 D. Rebounds 23.3
17.0 Assists 17.1
4.8 Steals 7.2
3.1 Blocks 1.6
50.1% 2PT 59.2%
33.8% 3PT 35.4%
73.9% FT 75.4%
80.9 PIR 87.7

Head Coaches

GOLEMAC, JURICA
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"JL Bourg is a great team that beat Partizan NIS twice in the first part of the season. The team has been playing great basketball for two years, they also have a coach who has been with the team throughout the period, and the players are mostly the same as last season. The French have a lot of Balkan flair, and the coach is a local. It is a very smart team that is very offensively oriented. Their tall players are dangerous shooters. Certainly Wednesday's game will not be easy. The French are chasing their last chance to keep the chance to break through among the top eight teams of the 7DAYS EuroCup. For us, the match is important, but at the same time dangerous, as Bourg had a week to prepare, as it did not play in the French national championship. I expect the Bourg players to play with a lot of energy and desire, and that the team will be tactically superbly prepared."

Players

JONES, JARROD
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"JL Bourg has a good, solid team, and they play in a tough French league, which is a fast paced league. This game is going to be a good challenge and a test for us. I'm sure, that our coach is going to prepare us well, and that he will do everything to prepare us for a different style of play, that we're used to. So far, we've done a great job at adjusting our play to the opponents. As long as we play together, the way that we know how, we have a chance to be successful."

Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. JL Bourg en Bresse

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

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Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana

Streaks
Kendrick Perry has scored at least 10 points in all his 12 EuroCup games.
Perry has racked up a PIR of at least 13 in all his 12 EuroCup games.
Mikael Hopkins has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 10 EuroCup games.
Edo Muric has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Jaka Blazic has scored at least 10 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Blazic has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Kendrick Perry posted his career high in assists with 10 for Olimpija against Buducnost on January 19, 2021.
Mikael Hopkins posted his career high in minutes with 30 for Olimpija against Buducnost on January 19, 2021.
Alen Hodzic posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Olimpija against Buducnost on January 19, 2021.

Team Records
New Record, Olimpija recorded its highest team 3-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, 15, against Buducnost on January 19, 2021.

Season Rankings
Jaka Blazic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.42 per game.
Blazic is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 48.33%.
Blazic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.6 per game.
Blazic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 6.33 per game.
Blazic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.8 per game.
Kendrick Perry is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 546.15%.
Perry is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 20.0 per game.
Perry is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.92 per game.
Perry is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.0 per game.
Perry is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 6.17 per game.
Mikael Hopkins is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.75 per game.
Hopkins is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 3.08 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Roko Ukic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 270.2% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.

JL Bourg en Bresse

Roster
Alen Omic is out due to injury.

Streaks
Thomas Scrubb has collected at least one steal in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Alen Omic has pulled at least 7 rebounds in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Omic has racked up a PIR of at least 10 in his last 9 EuroCup games.
Danilo Andjusic has scored at least 12 points in is last 8 EuroCup games.
Andjusic has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Pierre Pelos has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Hugo Benitez posted his career high in index rating with 12 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Benitez posted his career high in points with 9 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Benitez posted his career high in assists with 7 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Benitez posted his career high in minutes with 30 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Maxime Courby posted his career high in index rating with 15 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Courby posted his career high in steals with 3 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Courby posted his career high in minutes with 31 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Luka Asceric posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 6 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Asceric posted his career high in total rebounds with 7 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Asceric posted his career high in minutes with 23 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
Danilo Andjusic posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 4 for Bourg against Virtus on January 20, 2021.

Team Records
Matched Record Bourg, Hugo Benitez of Bourg recorded 7 assists in EuroCup play this century, against Virtus on January 20, 2021.
New Record Bourg, Danilo Andjusic of Bourg recorded 12 free throws made in EuroCup play this century, against Virtus on January 20, 2021.

Season Rankings
Alen Omic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.30 per game.
Omic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.80 per game.
Omic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 7.10 per game.
Danilo Andjusic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.7 per game.
Andjusic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.7 per game.
Andjusic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 3.17 per game.
Andjusic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 88.31%.
Andjusic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 6.25 per game.
Andjusic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 5.67 per game.
Maxime Courby is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 55.88%.
Pierre Pelos is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 57.26%.
Pelos is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 69.64%.
Thomas Scrubb is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.64 per game.
Scrubb is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.00%.
Zack Wright is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.33%.
Wright is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.86 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Alen Omic ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1399 index rating points total for his career.
Omic ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 406 field goals made total for his career.
Omic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 226 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Omic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 406 2-pointers made total for his career.
Omic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 621 rebounds total for his career.
Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 395 defensive rebounds total for his career.

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.