2020-21Top 16Round 3
January 27, 2021 CET: 20:00
Local time: 19:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
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Slovenia: SPORT TV2

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
KOROMILAS, ELIAS
Umpire 1
PEERANDI, RAIN
Umpire 2
THEPENIER, HUGUES

The Take

Herbalife Gran Canaria has its back to the wall when it takes on Spanish League rival MoraBanc Andorra. Gran Canaria (0-2) was undefeated at home in the regular season and entered the Top 16 on a four-game winning streak, but came up short in a thriller against Mornar Bar at home in the Top 16 opener and lost at UNICS Kazan last week. Another home loss would virtually end its quarterfinals hopes. Andorra (1-1) was on a five-game slide before it edged Mornar 71-74 in Bar last week. It was the team's second road win in six games this season.  

Marquee matchup

 A 2018-19 All-EuroCup First Team with Andorra, Andrew Albicy has picked up his game in the Top 16 to average 12.0 points on outstanding shooting and 6.0 assist per game. Now he will tangle with the man who replaced him, Clevin Hannah, who made his EuroLeague debut with Gran Canaria in 2018-19. Hannah has posted 15.0 points and 3.5 assists in the current stage. It should be an exciting matchup.

 History lesson

 This will be the first clash between these teams outside of the Spanish League. Andorra defeated Granca 62-79 earlier this season in domestic play behind 15 points from David Jelinek. Granca is 4-0 in EuroCup games against Spanish league opponents in the EuroCup, with wins over Lleida, Real Madrid, UCAN Murcia and Fuenlabrada. Granca lost its last two home games against Spanish clubs in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague versus Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Real.

 Keys to victory: Gran Canaria

 Gran Canaria has found success by dominating the glass and shooting well from downtown. It ranks fourth in the EuroCup with 37.9 rebounds per game and second in three-point shooting at 40.5%. If it can limit its turnovers, which at 14.8 are fifth-most in the EuroCup – and second-highest among Top 16 teams – and continue to excel in those other areas, Granca could be in a position to grab its first Top 16 win.

 Keys to victory: Andorra

 Defense is the key for Andorra, with his 3-1 this season when it's held opponents to less than 70 points. Andorra has topped the 80-point mark three times and lost in two of those. Scoring in the paint could prove decisive for Andorra, which is third in the EuroCup in offensive rebounding (13.3 per game), but has made a competition-low 44.3% of its two-point shots. The Gran Canaria defense has held teams to 46.7% two-point shooting. Art Parakhouski and Babatunde Olumuyiwa will be counted on to change that for the visitors.

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Herbalife Gran Canaria
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WILEY, JACOB C 2.02 26
1 KILPATRICK, SEAN F 1.93 31
2 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER C 2.15 20
3 MONTERO, JEAN G 1.88 17
5 OKOYE, STANLEY F 1.94 29
6 ALBICY, ANDREW G 1.78 30
7 CLARK, EARL F 2.08 33
8 SLAUGHTER, AJ G 1.91 33
9 DIMSA, TOMAS G 1.96 27
10 LOPEZ, JAVI G 1.88 21
14 SHURNA, JOHN F 2.04 30
17 SANTANA, FABIO G 1.88 28
18 DIOP, KHALIFA C 2.08 19
23 BURJANADZE, BEKA F 2.01 27
24 COSTELLO, MATTHEW C 2.10 27
30 LOPEZ, RUBEN F 2.03 18
33 BEIRAN, JAVIER F 2.00 33
41 STEVIC, OLIVER C 2.05 37
MoraBanc Andorra
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 PEREZ, TYSON C 2.02 24
3 PAULI, ORIOL G 2.01 26
5 SY, BANDJA C 2.04 30
7 OLUMUYIWA, BABATUNDE C 2.04 28
9 LLOVET, NACHO C 2.02 29
10 DIME, MALICK C 2.06 28
11 HANNAH, CLEVIN G 1.79 33
12 GIELO, TOMASZ F 2.05 28
13 PALSSON, HAUKUR G 1.97 28
16 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM C 2.11 33
17 GARCIA, SERGI G 1.93 23
21 DIAGNE, MOUSSA C 2.11 26
24 COLOM, GUILLEM F 1.95 29
25 JELINEK, DAVID F 1.95 30
30 SENGLIN, JEREMY G 1.88 25
40 PONS, ALBERT G 1.90 19
50 PERAL, ALEX G 1.93 20

Player Stats

Okoye, S. / 12.7 Wiley, J. / 10.9 Dimsa, T. / 10.6
Hannah, C. / 11.5 Senglin, J. / 10.1 Jelinek, D. / 10.1
Costello, M. / 7.1 Wiley, J. / 6.0 Shurna, J. / 5.6
Albicy, A. / 5.6 Ferrari, F. / 4.4 Costello, M. / 2.6
Garcia, S. / 3.8 Hannah, C. / 3.0 Pauli, O. / 2.6
Shurna, J. / 1.3 Okoye, S. / 1.3 Wiley, J. / 1.0
Pauli, O. / 1.4 Hannah, C. / 1.3
Dime, M. / 0.9 Olumuyiwa, B. / 0.7
2PT
Wiley, J. / 58.7% Shurna, J. / 52.5% Costello, M. / 50.0%
Olumuyiwa, B. / 67.6% Jelinek, D. / 50.0% Pauli, O. / 48.8%
3PT
Dimsa, T. / 51.8% Okoye, S. / 44.6% Shurna, J. / 41.7%
Hannah, C. / 40.9% Palsson, H. / 34.3% Senglin, J. / 34.3%
PIR
Costello, M. / 14.9 Wiley, J. / 13.3 Okoye, S. / 12.4

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.8 Points 73.8
37.9 Rebounds 36.3
11.9 O. Rebounds 13.3
26.0 D. Rebounds 23.1
20.1 Assists 15.2
7.1 Steals 7.9
3.3 Blocks 2.8
51.5% 2PT 44.3%
40.5% 3PT 32.4%
69.8% FT 78.3%
94.6 PIR 75.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
78.3 Points 76.7
34.7 Rebounds 37.4
11.2 O. Rebounds 10.2
23.5 D. Rebounds 27.3
13.8 Assists 14.6
6.6 Steals 6.3
1.9 Blocks 2.9
46.7% 2PT 55.4%
39.9% 3PT 33.2%
71.8% FT 71.6%
78.6 PIR 83.2

Head Coaches

NAVARRO, IBON
MoraBanc Andorra
"We have a difficult game against a team that has great players and who also knows us very well and we know them. Gran Canaria has played very good games lately and we after the Bar win will be eager to play a good game and try to win. It will be a very important game for both teams because they play a lot and we want to take a step forward in the competition and we would do it if we won."

Players

HANNAH, CLEVIN
MoraBanc Andorra
"The game will be tough because they are a very good team and, in addition, the players who have signed lately are very talented. About trips, it is our job and it is clear that we are spending many days away from home, but in the end the dressing room is fine and the players are well together and we understand that this is the world of basketball."

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. MoraBanc Andorra

· Despite countless previous matchups between these two teams in the Spanish competitioms, this will be the first time ever that Gran Canaria and Andorra play each other in the EuroCup.

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Herbalife Gran Canaria

Player Records
Tomas Dimsa posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Gran Canaria against UNICS on January 20, 2021.
Dimsa posted his career high in total rebounds with 4 for Gran Canaria against UNICS on January 20, 2021.
John Shurna posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 8 for Gran Canaria against UNICS on January 20, 2021.
Shurna posted his career high in total rebounds with 8 for Gran Canaria against UNICS on January 20, 2021.
Andrew Albicy posted his career high in index rating with 37 for Andorra against Olimpija on January 2, 2019.
Albicy posted his career high in points with 22 for Andorra against Olimpija on January 2, 2019.
Albicy posted his career high in assists with 12 for Andorra against ALBA on March 19, 2019.
Albicy posted his career high in steals with 5 for Andorra against Zvezda on October 16, 2018.
Oliver Stevic posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 8 for Andorra against UNICS on October 11, 2017.

Season Rankings
Aleksander Balcerowski is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 0.88 per game.
Andrew Albicy is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 243.48%.
Albicy is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.60 per game.
Jacob Wiley is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 57.14%.
Matthew Costello is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 255.56%.
Costello is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.56 per game.
Costello is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 7.11 per game.
Costello is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.89 per game.
Costello is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.56 per game.
Stanley Okoye is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.75 per game.
Tomas Dimsa is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 51.79%.
Dimsa is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.64 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Andrew Albicy ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 312 assists total for his career.
Oliver Stevic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 161 offensive rebounds total for his career.

MoraBanc Andorra

Roster
Haukur Palsson is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.

Streaks
Clevin Hannah has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Tyson Perez posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 6 for Andorra against Mornar on January 20, 2021.
Perez posted his career high in minutes with 26 for Andorra against Mornar on January 20, 2021.
Oriol Pauli posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 9 for Andorra against Mornar on January 20, 2021.
Pauli posted his career high in total rebounds with 10 for Andorra against Mornar on January 20, 2021.
Pauli posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Andorra against Mornar on January 20, 2021.
Pauli posted his career high in index rating with 21 for Gran Canaria against ASVEL on December 27, 2017.
Pauli posted his career high in points with 15 for Gran Canaria against Zenit on October 11, 2017.
Pauli posted his career high in assists with 8 for Gran Canaria against Tofas Bursa on December 6, 2017.

Season Rankings
Babatunde Olumuyiwa is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.25 per game.
Olumuyiwa is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 67.57%.
Olumuyiwa is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 67.57%.
Malick Dime is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 0.88 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Artsiom Parakhouski ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 135 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Moussa Diagne ranks 14th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 64.2% 2-pointers % total for his career.
Diagne ranks eighth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 64.2% field goals % total for his career.
Diagne ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 66.2% true shooting % total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.