2020-21Top 16Round 5
March 03, 2021 CET: 20:45
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Records

6-4 Regular Season 5-5
0-4 Top 16 1-3
6-8 Overall 6-8

Referees

Crew Chief
PERUGA, CARLOS
Umpire 1
CLIVAZ, SEBASTIEN
Umpire 2
KONSTANTINOVS, KRISTAPS

The Take

The two teams at the bottom half of the Group G standings meet when JL Bourg en Bresse hosts Buducnost VOLI Podgorica. Buducnost (1-3) will already be eliminated if Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana defeated Virtus Segafredo Bologna on Tuesday. If Virtus wins, Buducnost must win to keep its quarterfinals' hopes alive. Bourg (0-4) has already been eliminated from quarterfinals contention. 

Marquee matchup

Two of the top scorers in the EuroCup will clash in the backcourt with Danilo Andjusic (17.4 ppg.) leading the charge for Bourg and Nikola Ivanovic (15.6 ppg.) for Buducnost. They are also each second on the team in assists with the former worth 3.1 per game and the latter 3.6. Though Andjusic is more of a shooting guard with good passing skills and Ivanovic a comb0-guard, they will surely find themselves in a head-to-head matchup at times that should be exciting.

Last time they met

Buducnost put on a shooting display for the ages in a 108-80 victory over Bourg in their Top 16 opener in January. Nikola Ivanovic led the way with 17 points and 7 assists for Buducnost, set club records in points scored, index rating (137) and three-point shooting (68.4%). Danilo Andjusic was the top scorer for Bourg with 17 points in defeat.

Keys to victory: Bourg

Even though Bourg has been eliminated, expect the club to play its final home game in its maiden season in pan-European competition with pride. Rebounding has been an issue for Bourg, especially since Alen Omic was lost to injury. If Pierre Pelos and Zachery Peacock can help the hosts control the boards, Bourg's offense may be able to do the rest.

Keys to victory: Buducnost

Buducnost's 7.1 three-pointers made per game is the second-fewest in the EuroCup this season and its performance from behind the arc has played a role in its wins and losses. When Buducnost has win, it has averaged 8.3 threes on 39.0% three-point shooting. In games lost, it’s netted 6.3 triples on 34.3%. A strong night from the perimeter from Ivanovic, Suad Sehovic of Melvin Ejim could make a big difference in France. 

Friday, February 26, 2021
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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 36
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 20
21 SCRUBB, THOMAS F 1.99 29
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 28
24 VUCEVIC, VUK G 0.00 18
31 DAVAL-BRAQUET, THIBAULT C 2.10 23
33 ANDJUSIC, DANILO G 1.94 29
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COBBS, JUSTIN G 1.91 29
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA G 1.91 27
3 EJIM, MELVIN F 2.01 29
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD F 1.97 34
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 19
33 REED, WILLIE C 2.11 30
44 ZUGIC, FEDOR G 1.98 17

Player Stats

Andusic, D. / 17.4 Pelos, P. / 11.9 Peacock, Z. / 9.8
Ivanovic, N. / 15.6 Ejim, M. / 12.4 Cobbs, J. / 11.8
Omic, A. / 7.1 Pelos, P. / 5.3
Reed, W. / 6.9 Ejim, M. / 5.9
Wright, Z. / 3.3 Andusic, D. / 3.1 Allen, K. / 2.7
Cobbs, J. / 5.4 Ivanovic, N. / 3.6
Scrubb, T. / 1.6 Peacock, Z. / 1.2 Allen, K. / 1.2
Pelos, P. / 0.6 Omic, A. / 0.5
Reed, W. / 1.0
2PT
Pelos, P. / 68.9% Wright, Z. / 65.6% Scrubb, T. / 65.0%
Reed, W. / 69.0% Ivanovic, N. / 52.0% Zugic, F. / 51.6%
3PT
Courby, M. / 54.3% Scrubb, T. / 42.3% Asceric, L. / 40.5%
Ejim, M. / 59.4% Sehovic, S. / 42.6% Nikolic, D. / 38.1%
FT
Andusic, D. / 89.8%
Ejim, M. / 88.6% Cobbs, J. / 86.4% Ivanovic, N. / 85.1%
PIR
Andusic, D. / 17.6 Omic, A. / 14.4 Pelos, P. / 14.3
Ivanovic, N. / 16.9 Reed, W. / 16.3 Ejim, M. / 12.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.9 Points 80.3
31.9 Rebounds 35.1
9.2 O. Rebounds 10.1
22.7 D. Rebounds 24.9
16.9 Assists 13.8
7.4 Steals 6.9
1.8 Blocks 2.6
54.8% 2PT 50.7%
37.1% 3PT 36.5%
79.7% FT 80.5%
90.4 PIR 90.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.5 Points 81.0
32.6 Rebounds 32.6
9.1 O. Rebounds 9.0
23.4 D. Rebounds 23.6
16.8 Assists 20.1
7.2 Steals 5.9
1.4 Blocks 2.4
58.9% 2PT 53.2%
36.4% 3PT 37.5%
76.3% FT 77.5%
88.3 PIR 87.0

Head Coaches

VUCEVIC, SAVO
JL Bourg en Bresse
"We've been on a break for about 3 weeks so we're happy to be back on the floor. We now know that we will focus on the French championship but we will still give everything to get this game and finish our European adventure in style."

Players

ASCERIC, LUKA
JL Bourg en Bresse
"We had a complicated start to the Top 16, with a lot of injuries. But after this break, it's always good to come back to the team and the championships, we must now focus on the future and resume on a good dynamic."

JL Bourg en Bresse vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

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

· Buducnost dominates their series by 0-1. Buducnost won in the Top 16 opener, 108-80.

Sunday, February 28, 2021
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JL Bourg

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.
Pierre Pelos has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Luka Asceric has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Zachery Peacock posted his career high in steals with 3 for Bourg against Buducnost on January 12, 2021.
Thibault Daval-Braquet posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Bourg against Buducnost on January 12, 2021.
Pierre Pelos posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 6 for Bourg against Olimpija on February 3, 2021.
Pelos posted his career high in blocks with 3 for Bourg against Olimpija on February 3, 2021.
Pelos posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Bourg against Olimpija on February 3, 2021.

Team Records
Bourg recorded its highest team 2-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, 25, against Buducnost on January 12, 2021.
New Record Bourg, Ivan Buva of Bourg recorded 8 2-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, against Buducnost on January 12, 2021.
New Record Bourg, Pierre Pelos of Bourg recorded 3 blocks in EuroCup play this century, against Olimpija on February 3, 2021.

Season Rankings
Alen Omic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.30 per game.
Omic is ranked eighth 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 eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 89.77%.
Andjusic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.4 per game.
Andjusic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 3.14 per game.
Andjusic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 6.29 per game.
Andjusic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.5 per game.
Andjusic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 5.64 per game.
Maxime Courby is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 54.35%.
Pierre Pelos is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 68.85%.
Thomas Scrubb is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.00%.
Scrubb is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.64 per game.
Zack Wright is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.56 per game.
Wright is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.63%.

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.

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Player Records
Nikola Ivanovic posted his career high in assists with 7 for Buducnost against Bourg on January 12, 2021.
Danilo Nikolic posted his career high in assists with 3 for Buducnost against Virtus on February 3, 2021.
Willie Reed posted his career high in index rating with 30 for Buducnost against Virtus on February 3, 2021.
Reed posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 4 for Buducnost against Virtus on February 3, 2021.
Reed posted his career high in total rebounds with 11 for Buducnost against Virtus on February 3, 2021.
Reed posted his career high in minutes with 33 for Buducnost against Virtus on February 3, 2021.
Fedor Zugic posted his career high in minutes with 33 for Buducnost against Virtus on February 3, 2021.

Team Records
Buducnost recorded its highest team index rating in EuroCup play this century, 137, against Bourg on January 12, 2021.
Buducnost recorded its highest team points in EuroCup play this century, 108, against Bourg on January 12, 2021.

Season Rankings
Justin Cobbs is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 86.44%.
Cobbs is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.38 per game.
Cobbs is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.92 per game.
Melvin Ejim is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 88.64%.
Ejim is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.57 per game.
Ejim is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.86 per game.
Ejim is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 59.38%.
Nikola Ivanovic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 16.8 per game.
Ivanovic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.5 per game.
Ivanovic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 5.71 per game.
Ivanovic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 6.21 per game.
Willie Reed is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.00 per game.
Reed is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 16.2 per game.
Reed is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.00 per game.
Reed is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 68.97%.
Reed is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.83 per game.
Reed is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.92 per game.
Reed is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 68.97%.

All-Time Rankings
Nikola Ivanovic ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 254 free throws made total for his career.
Suad Sehovic ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 66.6% 2-pointers % total for his career.
Sehovic ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 137 3-pointers made total for his career.

Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
JL Bourg en Bresse Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
JL Bourg en Bresse
Home record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 0-0
Away record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 0-1
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Home record vs. JL Bourg en Bresse: 1-0
Away record vs. JL Bourg en Bresse: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 12 January 2021 Top 16 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 108 - 80 JL Bourg en Bresse