2020-21Top 16Round 5
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Records

6-4 Regular Season 6-4
2-2 Top 16 2-2
8-6 Overall 8-6

Referees

Crew Chief
LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT
Umpire 1
HALLIKO, AARE
Umpire 2
CELIK, HUSEYIN

The Take

It will be a pivotal game for quarterfinals qualification when Dolomiti Energia Trento hosts Partizan NIS Belgrade. Both teams come into the game with 2-2 records and can advance with a win and some help. Trento qualifies if it beats Partizan by more than 28 points in regulation and Boulogne Metropolitans 92 beats Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. However, Trento will be eliminated if it loses and Metropolitans wins. Partizan qualifies if it beats Trento and Metropolitans wins. Likewise, Partizan is eliminated if it loses by more than 28 points and Metropolitans wins. If Lokomotiv wins, everything in Group F will come down to Round 6.

Last time they met

Partizan dominated Trento 71-43 in their Top 16 opener in January. The hosts amassed a double-digit lead, 15-5, early in the first quarter and held the visitors to only 14 points in the second and third quarters combined to cruise to an overwhelming win. Partizan was led by William Mosley, who collected 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for a PIR of 22, while Josh Perkins tallied 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. JaCorey Williams led Trento with 15 points and 8 rebounds.

Marquee matchup

The centers were the top performers when these teams last met and figure to be pivotal this time, too. Trento's Williams has been dominant in the Top 16 for Trento with 16.3 points on 60% shooting plus 7.8 rebounds per game. Partizan's Mosley has done most of his damage on the defensive end and is averaging 1.8 blocks in this phase. Their matchup will be crucial to this game’s outcome.

Keys to victory: Trento

Trento is among the weaker teams in the competition in three-point shooting, nonetheless, the discrepancy between its shot-making in wins and losses is astounding. Trento has made just 24.5% of its threes in its six losses this season compared to 38.7 % in wins. If the likes of Gray Browne, Luke Maye and Jeremy Morgan heat up from downtown, it could change everything for the home team.

Keys to victory: Partizan

Partizan has outrebounded its opponents by 3.2 per game, while Trento has been outrebounded by an average of 1.2 per game. Dominating the glass on the road is always critical and Partizan has the big men to do so with Mosely, Rashawn Thomas and Eric Mika. If they control the glass, Partizan could be in position to claim the victory.  

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Dolomiti Energia Trento
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MARTIN, KELVIN F 1.96 31
6 JOVANOVIC, IGOR G 1.95 18
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 30
8 CONTI, LUCA G 1.96 20
9 BROWNE, GARY G 1.85 27
10 FORRAY, TOTO G 1.87 34
11 SANDERS, VICTOR G 1.96 26
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA F 2.08 22
20 MORGAN, JEREMY G 1.96 25
22 WILLIAMS, JACOREY C 2.03 26
23 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN C 2.06 19
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA C 2.06 35
32 MAYE, LUKE F 2.03 23
Partizan NIS Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 MILLER-MCINTYRE, CODI G 1.91 26
00 MIKA, ERIC C 2.09 26
2 DRONJAK, VIDAN F 2.00 17
3 ZAGORAC, RADE F 2.05 25
5 PAIGE, MARCUS G 1.83 27
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 27
9 STEFANOVIC, LAZAR G 1.96 18
10 JARAMAZ, OGNJEN G 1.93 25
11 ANGOLA, BRAIAN G 1.98 26
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA F 2.05 34
13 PERKINS, JOSHUA G 1.91 25
14 JOVANOVIC, DORDIJE G 1.99 17
21 JANKOVIC, NIKOLA C 2.06 27
24 RADOVANOVIC, NIKOLA F 2.04 17
25 THOMAS, RASHAWN F 2.03 26
30 PETROVIC, MIHAILO G 1.86 18
32 TRIFUNOVIC, UROS F 2.00 20
33 VUKCEVIC, MARKO F 2.04 17
34 KRSTIC, MARKO F 1.99 17
35 TAHMAZ, EFE F 2.01 16
42 MOSLEY , WILLIAM C 2.03 31
77 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ G 1.91 26

Player Stats

Williams, J. / 13.9 Browne, G. / 13.0 Maye, L. / 11.5
Williams, J. / 7.4 Maye, L. / 6.6 Martin, K. / 5.0
Thomas, R. / 5.6 Mosley, W. / 4.7
Browne, G. / 5.4
Browne, G. / 1.9 Martin, K. / 1.5 Sanders, V. / 1.2
Maye, L. / 0.7
Mosley, W. / 1.1 Thomas, R. / 0.6
2PT
Williams, J. / 54.8% Ladurner, M. / 51.5% Maye, L. / 46.2%
Thomas, R. / 62.5% Zagorac, R. / 61.5% Mosley, W. / 59.4%
3PT
Morgan, J. / 37.2% Browne, G. / 34.3% Maye, L. / 31.0%
Paige, M. / 44.9% Miller-McIntyre, C. / 39.5% Dangubic, N. / 38.7%
FT
Browne, G. / 84.1% Sanders, V. / 72.1% Williams, J. / 68.9%
Jaramaz, O. / 83.3% Thomas, R. / 71.1%
PIR
Williams, J. / 15.7 Browne, G. / 15.6 Maye, L. / 11.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.5 Points 77.2
37.7 Rebounds 35.4
12.0 O. Rebounds 12.4
25.7 D. Rebounds 23.1
15.3 Assists 14.6
7.6 Steals 6.6
2.1 Blocks 2.6
46.0% 2PT 53.0%
32.6% 3PT 35.6%
76.5% FT 70.3%
77.8 PIR 80.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.7 Points 74.9
38.9 Rebounds 32.2
10.2 O. Rebounds 10.7
28.7 D. Rebounds 21.5
16.1 Assists 16.9
6.1 Steals 6.6
3.6 Blocks 2.9
53.5% 2PT 51.9%
31.3% 3PT 33.3%
72.0% FT 79.4%
83.6 PIR 81.7

Head Coaches

FILIPOVSKI, SASO
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"We did this part of the mini preparation well with one part of the team, but on the other hand we have a lot of injured players. Despite that, we adapted to the new situation. We know what the situation is like, but the players that are healthy are ready to fight and will do their best on the field. Young players have brought new energy to the team and they are eager to work and progress, and we work with them individually. To win, it is necessary to play top defense and to play as a team. The basics of the defense will be crucial, because Trento plays widely, has moving fives and fours that shoot well for three points, but also a lot of players who create the game who can play one-on-one. Trento changed the coach and we will see what the changes are and what's new in their game."

Players

TRIFUNOVIC, UROS
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"We are aware of the importance of the game against Trento. We, as well as them, are 2-2 in the EuroCup, with the fact that we beat them in Belgrade by 28 points and with that victory almost entered the quarterfinals, which is our ultimate goal. Trento certainly has a desire to get revenge on us, but I believe that we are a team that can beat them twice. We practiced well during the break, we had time to correct some things, both in offense and defense, and individually. This is the game of the season for us and an opportunity to show ourselves."

Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade

· This will be the sixth time ever that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Partizan dominates their series by 1-4. Partizan won in the Top 16 opener, 71-43.

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Dolomiti Energia Trento

Streaks
Kelvin Martin has collected at least one steal in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Luke Maye has hit at least one three-pointer in all his 12 EuroCup games.
Jacorey Williams has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Gary Browne posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 4 for Trento against Partizan on January 13, 2021.
Toto Forray posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 7 for Trento against Partizan on October 3, 2018.
Forray posted his career high in total rebounds with 8 for Trento against Partizan on October 3, 2018.
Andrea Mezzanotte posted his career high in assists with 3 for Trento against Partizan on October 4, 2020.

Season Rankings
Gary Browne is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.36 per game.
Browne is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 4.50 per game.
Browne is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.93 per game.
Browne is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.86 per game.
Jacorey Williams is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.58 per game.
Williams is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.83 per game.
Williams is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.67 per game.
Williams is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 5.67 per game.
Williams is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 7.42 per game.
Jeremy Morgan is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.42 per game.
Martin is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.50 per game.
Luke Maye is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.67 per game.
Maye is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.58 per game.

Partizan NIS Belgrade

Streaks
Codi Miller-McIntyre has racked up a PIR of at least 11 in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Marcus Paige has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 16 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Ognjen Jaramaz posted his career high in index rating with 24 for Partizan against Trento on March 4, 2020.
Jaramaz posted his career high in points with 19 for Partizan against Trento on March 4, 2020.
Joshua Perkins posted his career high in index rating with 18 for Partizan against Trento on January 13, 2021.
Perkins posted his career high in points with 11 for Partizan against Trento on January 13, 2021.
Perkins posted his career high in assists with 6 for Partizan against Trento on January 13, 2021.
Nikola Jankovic posted his career high in index rating with 22 for Partizan against Trento on March 4, 2020.
Jankovic posted his career high in assists with 7 for Partizan against Trento on March 4, 2020.
Uros Trifunovic posted his career high in index rating with 13 for Partizan against Trento on March 4, 2020.
William Mosley posted his career high in index rating with 22 for Partizan against Trento on January 13, 2021.
Mosley posted his career high in blocks with 4 for Partizan against Trento on January 13, 2021.
Eric Mika posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 4 for Partizan against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.
Mika posted his career high in total rebounds with 6 for Partizan against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.
Marcus Paige posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Partizan against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.
Ognjen Jaramaz posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Partizan against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.
Joshua Perkins posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Partizan against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.
Rashawn Thomas posted his career high in points with 23 for Partizan against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.

Team Records
Partizan recorded its highest team index rating in EuroCup play this century, 122, against Trento on March 4, 2020.
Partizan recorded its highest team assists in EuroCup play this century, 27, against Trento on March 4, 2020.
Partizan record, William Mosley of Partizan recorded 4 blocks in EuroCup play this century, against Trento on January 13, 2021.
New Record Partizan, Rashawn Thomas of Partizan recorded 11 2-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, against Lokomotiv on February 3, 2021.

Season Rankings
Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.58 per game.
Miller-Mcintyre is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 4.50 per game.
Miller-Mcintyre is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.67 per game.
Marcus Paige is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.50 per game.
Nikola Jankovic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.14 per game.
Ognjen Jaramaz is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 4.33 per game.
Rashawn Thomas is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.17 per game.
Thomas is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.92 per game.
William Mosley is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.08 per game.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 4
Dolomiti Energia Trento Partizan NIS Belgrade
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Dolomiti Energia Trento
Home record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 1-1
Away record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 0-3
Partizan NIS Belgrade
Home record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 3-0
Away record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 1-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 13 January 2021 Top 16 Partizan NIS Belgrade 71 - 43 Dolomiti Energia Trento
2019-20 04 March 2020 Top 16 Partizan NIS Belgrade 91 - 75 Dolomiti Energia Trento
2019-20 15 January 2020 Top 16 Dolomiti Energia Trento 58 - 83 Partizan NIS Belgrade
2018-19 06 November 2018 Regular Season Partizan NIS Belgrade 76 - 71 Dolomiti Energia Trento
2018-19 03 October 2018 Regular Season Dolomiti Energia Trento 82 - 73 Partizan NIS Belgrade