2019-20Top 16Round 3
January 22, 2020 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU BLAUGRANA
Spain: DAZN
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
Turkey: SARAN SPORT
Middle East: beIN MENA HD10
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Balkans: SPORTKLUB HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Africa: ESPN 2

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
MANTYLA, PETRI
Umpire 1
MAJKIC, MARIO
Umpire 2
TSAROUCHA, VASILIKI

The Take

Group leader Tofas Bursa will visit Joventut Badalona for a Round 3 game in which the visitors could significantly boost their chances for a quarterfinals ticket with a win. Joventut dropped the last game in Malaga against Unicaja, 90-84, and it will have to get back to the winning path if it wants to stay in the race for the quarterfinals. Nenad Dimitrijevic will likely see an uptick in playing time as the Joventut point guard with Nikos Zisis no longer with the team. Despite several injuries, Tofas triumphed in Andorra last week, 63-69, and is the only undefeated team in Group H.

Marquee matchup

Alen Omic and Devin Williams are big men who are also important pillars for their respective teams and will now meet each other in the paint. Omic has averaged 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds for Joventut as a starter, while Williams has led Tofas Bursa with 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The outcome of this duel will have a big impact on the final result of the game.

History lesson

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

Keys to victory: Joventut

Joventut is having a hit-or-miss season, with many ups and downs. To defeat Tofas, the team will surely have to show its best face, especially the one that makes it be the second-best scoring team in the league. On paper, the hosts trump the visitors in offense, but this will require that Klemen Prepelic starts hot and has one of his good shooting nights, especially with playmaker Nikos Zisis no longer with the team. On defense, Joventut will have to watch for the good numbers that Tofas features from beyond the arc.

Keys to victory: Tofas

Tofas achieved a feat in Andorra with just seven players scoring. Repeating that against Joventut might be a tall order, so getting back a couple of injured players could go a long way. Also, defense will be the key against a team that likes to run and score fast. If the visitors manage to dominate the rebounds, Joventut might see its wings clipped a bit and that could help Tofas win its third game in this Top 16 and stay undefeated.

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Joventut Badalona
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DIMITRIJEVIC, NENAD G 1.86 21
1 DAWSON, SHAWN F 1.97 26
2 BUFORD, PERRIN G 1.98 25
3 BUSQUETS, PEP G 1.98 20
4 PARRA, JOEL F 2.02 19
6 LOPEZ-AROSTEGUI, XABI F 2.00 22
9 MORGAN, CONOR F 2.06 25
10 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 27
11 KANTER, KEREM F 2.05 24
14 VENTURA, ALBERT G 1.91 27
16 ZISIS, NIKOS G 1.97 36
20 DA SILVA, VINICIUS C 2.12 18
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 27
32 ZAGARS, ARTURS G 1.90 19
35 BIRGANDER, SIMON C 2.09 22
55 PARRADO, ARNAU G 2.00 19
81 HARANGODY, LUKE F 2.03 32
Tofas Bursa
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MUSTAFA, MUHAYMIN G 1.96 20
3 DURMAZ, BERKAN F 2.06 22
4 AKSU, BERKAN F 2.04 19
5 UGURLU, BERK G 1.92 23
6 ERMIS, BARIS G 1.94 35
7 TUNA, BATIN G 1.97 17
8 WHITE, DJ F 2.06 33
9 MEJIA, SAMMY G 1.99 36
10 SATIR, BORA G 1.90 17
12 YAVAS, OMER F 1.98 18
22 PHILLIP, TARIK G 1.90 26
23 ATSUREN, ATA G 1.90 17
24 LOJESKI, MATT F 1.98 34
41 WILLIAMS, DEVIN C 2.06 25
77 YASAR, MUHSIN C 2.10 24

Player Stats

Prepelic, K. / 16.2 Omic, A. / 11.9 Dimitrijevic, N. / 11.5
Williams, D. / 14.4 Mejia, S. / 13.8 Lojeski, M. / 12.5
Omic, A. / 6.9
Williams, D. / 8.4
Ermis, B. / 5.1 Phillip, T. / 4.2 Lojeski, M. / 2.9
Prepelic, K. / 1.0
Phillip, T. / 1.8 Ermis, B. / 1.3 Mejia, S. / 1.1
Yasar, M. / 1.0 White, DJ / 1.0 Durmaz, B. / 0.5
2PT
Dimitrijevic, N. / 62.5% Omic, A. / 61.8% Kanter, K. / 56.8%
White, DJ / 61.4% Lojeski, M. / 58.8% Yasar, M. / 56.9%
3PT
Harangody, L. / 44.8% Dimitrijevic, N. / 41.4% Lopez, X. / 39.3%
Mejia, S. / 50.0% Lojeski, M. / 45.7% White, DJ / 34.6%
FT
Prepelic, K. / 85.0% Dimitrijevic, N. / 84.2% Omic, A. / 51.5%
Phillip, T. / 80.4% Williams, D. / 66.2%
PIR
Omic, A. / 17.0 Prepelic, K. / 14.5 Dimitrijevic, N. / 12.5
Williams, D. / 16.9 Phillip, T. / 16.6 Lojeski, M. / 13.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.3 Points 79.8
35.7 Rebounds 32.7
11.9 O. Rebounds 10.3
23.8 D. Rebounds 22.3
18.1 Assists 19.8
4.9 Steals 6.4
0.8 Blocks 2.8
56.2% 2PT 54.8%
31.3% 3PT 35.6%
79.8% FT 72.6%
88.8 PIR 94.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
84.3 Points 80.6
34.3 Rebounds 32.4
11.0 O. Rebounds 10.8
23.3 D. Rebounds 21.7
16.5 Assists 19.3
8.5 Steals 5.0
3.4 Blocks 2.6
55.8% 2PT 54.3%
33.8% 3PT 40.3%
77.7% FT 70.2%
91.4 PIR 83.0

Head Coaches

DURAN, CARLES
Joventut Badalona
"It is an opportunity to beat the team that leads the group and to keep contending to go to the next round. So far, winning games at home has given us the possibility to play in the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16. Tofas Bursa is 2-0, and we cannot allow them to move to a 3-0 record in the first leg, so we have to beat them. We really expect that our fans help us to get a win."
ENE, ORHUN
Tofas Bursa
"In the EuroCup each game is really important. Beginning the Top 16 with two wins is a great start for us. Now we will go to Badalona. Although I could not be head of my team last week due to the influenza, my players and coaching staff overcame all the problems and achieved a very important victory. As a result, we are now the leaders in the group. Now, another difficult away game is waiting for us. We want to protect this position that will lead us to the quarterfinals until the end of the Top 16."

Players

MUSTAFA, MUHAYMIN
Tofas Bursa
"It's a really important game for us. We have to forget about the two wins we have and fight for every ball. It doesn't matter if we have a full team or not, we just have to put our hearts on the court."

Joventut Badalona vs. Tofas Bursa

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

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Joventut Badalona

Player Records
Conor Morgan posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 4 for Joventut against Unicaja on January 14, 2020.

Season Rankings
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.3 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.2 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 61.7% .
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.0 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.9 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.2 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 60.3% .
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 85.0% .
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.1 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.6 per game.
Joventut Badalona Nenad Dimitrijevic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 58.2% .
Joventut Badalona Nenad Dimitrijevic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 84.2% .

All-Time Rankings
Joventut Alen Omic ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 358 2-pointers made total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1228 index rating points total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 337 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 198 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 535 rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Oliver Stevic ranks eighth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 152 offensive rebounds total for his career.

Tofas Bursa

Streaks
Devin Williams has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Williams has racked a PIR of at least 13 in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Sammy Mejia has hit at least one three in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Mejia has scored at least 10 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Tarik Phillip has scored at least 10 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Muhaymin Mustafa posted his career high in minutes with 34 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.
Berkan Durmaz posted his career high in index rating with 23 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.
Berkan Durmaz posted his career high in points with 17 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.
Berkan Durmaz posted his career high in total rebounds with 7 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.
Devin Williams posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 7 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.
Devin Williams posted his career high in assists with 4 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.
Muhsin Yasar posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Tofas against Andorra on January 15, 2020.

Season Rankings
Tofas Bursa Baris Ermis is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 233.3% .
Tofas Bursa Baris Ermis is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.0 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 16.9 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 14.4 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.1 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.0 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.3 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.1 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.0 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 8.4 per game.
Tofas Bursa Dj White is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.0 per game.
Tofas Bursa Muhsin Yasar is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.0 per game.
Tofas Bursa Sammy Mejia is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.2 per game.
Tofas Bursa Sammy Mejia is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 50.0% .
Tofas Bursa Tarik Phillip is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.4 per game.
Tofas Bursa Tarik Phillip is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 16.5 per game.
Tofas Bursa Tarik Phillip is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Tofas Baris Ermis ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 248.8% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 106 steals total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 47.0% 3-pointers % total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 415 field goals made total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1163 points total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1429 index rating points total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.