2020-21Top 16Round 3
January 26, 2021 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 VIRTUS SEGAFREDO ARENA
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Records

10-0 Regular Season 5-5
2-0 Top 16 1-1
12-0 Overall 6-6

Referees

Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 1
HALLIKO, AARE
Umpire 2
UDYANSKYY, EDUARD

The Take

Virtus Segafredo Bologna (2-0) remains undefeated in the 2020-21 7DAYS EuroCup and won its two Top 16 games by double digits led by Vince Hunter (22.5 ppg., 10.0 rpg.), Marco Belinelli (22.0 ppg., 55.6% 3FG) and Milos Teodosic (17.0 ppg., 7.0 apg.). Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (1-1) is looking to bounce back from its Round 2 loss. Willie Reed (13.5 ppg., 76.5% 2FG), Nikola Ivanovic (11.0 ppg., 5.0 apg.) and Amedeo Della Valle (13.0 ppg.) have been its pillars in the Top 16. Expect a fun-to-watch game at Virtus Segafredo Arena.

Marquee matchup

For the first time in his career, Della Valle is set to play a game in his home country with a foreign team. Della Valle, who earned 2017-18 All-EuroCup First Team honors with Reggio Emilia, is a great scorer with deep shooting range and supreme ballhandling. He must use all of that against Belinelli, who has taken Virtus's offense to a new dimension with his outside shooting. Belinelli and Della Valle know each other well from the Italian national team and will be ready to show their best versions against each other.

History lesson

Both teams are set to face each other for the first time. It will be Virtus's first-ever game against a Montenegrin team. It will be Buducnost's 15th game on Italian soil. It is 5-9 in those games, but won its last three EuroCup games in the country, downing Dolomiti Energia Trento twice (105-106 in double overtime in 2018 and 69-76 in 2019) and beating Germani Brescia 66-75 earlier this season behind 18 points from Melvin Ejim.

Keys to victory: Virtus

Virtus is playing at a high rhythm on offense, which allows Coach Sasa Djordjevic's team to get its many scoring weapons involved. It is averaging 86.5 points this season and leading the EuroCup in assists (23.5 apg.). The Italian powerhouse is scoring even more (94.5 ppg.) since Belinelli arrived. If Stefan Markovic, Josh Adams and Teodosic are able to have Virtus play at the right rhythm while getting Julian Gamble and Hunter involved in the low post, it should be the heavy favorite to win this game.

Keys to victory: Buducnost

Buducnost set a club record by scoring 108 points against JL Bourg en Bresse, hitting 13 of 19 shots from downtown (68.4%) and 26 of 37 two-pointers (70.3%). It is hard to match those numbers, however, so Buducnost's defensive approach should be the key against a talented, high-scoring team like Virtus. Buducnost relies on Justin Cobbs and Ivanovic to guard Teodosic. Reed, Ejim and Danilo Nikolic are talented, experienced players who must power the boards to stop Virtus's transition game.

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Virtus Segafredo Bologna
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 TESSITORI, AMEDEO C 2.08 26
1 DERI, LORENZO G 1.88 19
3 ABASS, AWUDU F 1.98 27
6 PAJOLA, ALESSANDRO G 1.94 21
7 ALIBEGOVIC, AMAR F 2.05 25
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 32
11 RICCI, GIAMPAOLO F 2.01 29
14 ADAMS, JOSH G 1.88 27
17 GALLI, LAPO GIACOMO F 1.96 17
18 BELINELLI, MARCO G 1.95 34
32 HUNTER, VINCE F 2.03 26
34 WEEMS, KYLE F 1.98 31
35 NIKOLIC, STEFAN F 1.97 23
44 TEODOSIC, MILOS G 1.95 33
45 GAMBLE, JULIAN C 2.08 31
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COBBS, JUSTIN G 1.91 29
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA G 1.91 26
3 EJIM, MELVIN F 2.01 29
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD F 1.97 33
7 NIKOLIC, DANILO C 2.06 27
8 APIC, DRAGAN C 2.05 25
9 MITROVIC, LUKA F 2.06 27
11 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 27
13 ILIC, ALEKSA F 2.04 24
19 NIKOLIC, ZORAN C 2.12 24
30 POPOVIC, PETAR G 1.93 24
31 KOJICIC , DANILO F 2.02 18
33 REED, WILLIE C 2.11 30
44 ZUGIC, FEDOR G 1.98 17

Player Stats

Teodosic, M. / 15.1 Adams, J. / 11.2 Weems, K. / 11.0
Ivanovic, N. / 16.6 Ejim, M. / 12.8 Reed, W. / 12.0
Reed, W. / 6.8 Ejim, M. / 6.4
Cobbs, J. / 5.5 Ivanovic, N. / 3.9
Pajola, A. / 1.9 Weems, K. / 1.5 Markovic, S. / 1.5
Gamble, J. / 0.9 Weems, K. / 0.7 Tessitori, A. / 0.6
Reed, W. / 1.0 Nikolic, D. / 0.5 Mitrovic, L. / 0.5
2PT
Tessitori, A. / 70.8% Weems, K. / 65.1% Hunter, V. / 63.6%
Reed, W. / 68.9% Ivanovic, N. / 54.5% Apic, D. / 54.3%
3PT
Adams, J. / 48.1% Weems, K. / 41.2% Abass, A. / 40.9%
Ejim, M. / 61.5% Sehovic, S. / 44.0% Nikolic, D. / 41.7%
FT
Teodosic, M. / 90.2% Hunter, V. / 78.8%
Ejim, M. / 87.5% Cobbs, J. / 86.0% Ivanovic, N. / 84.3%
PIR
Teodosic, M. / 18.6 Weems, K. / 12.0 Markovic, S. / 12.0
Ivanovic, N. / 18.3 Reed, W. / 15.9 Ejim, M. / 13.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
87.5 Points 80.8
34.1 Rebounds 35.8
8.4 O. Rebounds 10.2
25.7 D. Rebounds 25.6
23.7 Assists 14.2
9.0 Steals 6.3
3.6 Blocks 2.6
61.1% 2PT 51.6%
39.2% 3PT 37.8%
74.7% FT 80.0%
105.2 PIR 92.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
75.7 Points 79.0
34.3 Rebounds 32.0
12.8 O. Rebounds 9.3
21.6 D. Rebounds 22.8
15.5 Assists 18.8
7.8 Steals 5.5
1.8 Blocks 2.3
46.1% 2PT 52.0%
33.8% 3PT 36.2%
73.3% FT 76.0%
73.4 PIR 82.7

Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, SASA
Virtus Segafredo Bologna
"Not many words are needed to present this challenge. We're facing an experienced, athletic team, with the ambition to return to the EuroLeague, a competition they've already been part of in the past, and ABA Liga champions for several years. They play good basketball and can count on the experience of many players. Once again we will have to start and insist on our defense and try to reduce individual mistakes."
MIJOVIC , PETAR
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"There is no need to talk about how good Virtus Bologna is. They are a great team with Teodosic, Markovic, Adams, Belinelli, well-coached by Djordjevic... We respect them, but we also respect ourselves and I hope we can refresh for this game after a trip with 3 games which we finished yesterday. If we play like we played on some matches this season against really good teams, I hope we can be in the game until the last minute and try to get a huge win on the road."

Players

COBBS, JUSTIN
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"We are playing against a really good team, maybe the best in the 7DAYS EuroCup. This team is built to win the championship and go to the EuroLeague. We have to be focused the whole match, stick to our game plan, be strong on both, defensive and offensive ends and why not, to try to find the victory."

Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

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

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Virtus Segafredo Bologna

Streaks
Stefan Markovic has dished at least 4 assists in his last 23 EuroCup games.
Kyle Weems has scored at least 10 points in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Weems has racked up a PIR of at least 12 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Milos Teodosic has dished at least 3 assists in his last 14 EuroCup games.
Vince Hunter has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Amar Alibegovic posted his career high in assists with 4 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Marco Belinelli posted his career high in minutes with 23 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Vince Hunter posted his career high in points with 23 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 8 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in total rebounds with 11 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in minutes with 30 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.

Season Rankings
Alessandro Pajola is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.86 per game.
Amedeo Tessitori is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 64.81%.
Tessitori is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 70.83%.
Julian Gamble is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 0.91 per game.
Gamble is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 60.00%.
Kyle Weems is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.50 per game.
Weems is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.08%.
Milos Teodosic is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.1 per game.
Teodosic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.70 per game.
Teodosic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.6 per game.
Teodosic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 90.24%.
Teodosic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 3.10 per game.
Teodosic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 6.40 per game.
Stefan Markovic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 423.53%.
Markovic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 6.55 per game.
Vince Hunter is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 61.43%.
Hunter is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.64%.

All-Time Rankings
Stefan Markovic ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 301 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Markovic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 203 steals total for his career.
Markovic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 656 assists total for his career.
Markovic ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1452 index rating points total for his career.

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Streaks
Nikola Ivanovic has dished at least 3 assists in his last 9 EuroCup games.
Melvin Ejim has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 9 EuroCup games.
Justin Cobbs has dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Amedeo Della Valle has scored at least 11 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Luka Mitrovic posted his career high in index rating with 21 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Mitrovic posted his career high in points with 10 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Mitrovic posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 4 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.
Mitrovic posted his career high in total rebounds with 5 for Virtus against Bourg on January 20, 2021.

Season Rankings
Justin Cobbs is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.55 per game.
Cobbs is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 86.05%.
Cobbs is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.36 per game.
Melvin Ejim is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 87.50%.
Ejim is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 58.40%.
Ejim is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.58 per game.
Ejim is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.42 per game.
Ejim is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 61.54%.
Ejim is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.83 per game.
Nikola Ivanovic is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.5 per game.
Ivanovic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.2 per game.
Ivanovic is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 84.34%.
Ivanovic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 6.42 per game.
Ivanovic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 5.83 per game.
Willie Reed is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.00 per game.
Reed is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 68.92%.
Reed is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.10 per game.
Reed is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.80 per game.
Reed is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.80 per game.
Reed is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 68.57%.
Reed is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 68.92%.

All-Time Rankings
Nikola Ivanovic ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 244 free throws made total for his career.
Suad Sehovic ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 66.1% 2-pointers % total for his career.
Sehovic ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 136 3-pointers made 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.