2020-21Top 16Round 5
March 03, 2021 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
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Records

6-4 Regular Season 3-7
4-0 Top 16 2-2
10-4 Overall 5-9

Referees

Crew Chief
RYZHYK, BORYS
Umpire 1
NIKOLIC, UROS
Umpire 2
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR

The Take

UNICS Kazan will have its eye on the future when it hosts MoraBanc Andorra on Wednesday. UNICS (4-0) has already clinched a berth in the quarterfinals and another win would lock up first place in Group H and home-court advantage in the next stage. A loss in regulation by fewer than 7 points would also seal the group's top spot. Since the Top 16 records will determine the home-court for the semifinals and finals, UNICS has no reason to slow down. Andorra (2-2) cannot advance in Round 5, but a victory would keep its destiny in its hands for the Top 16 finale. 

 Last time they met

 UNICS held off Andorra 66-in their Top 16 opener. UNICS led for the majority of the night and by as many as 13 points in the third quarter before the hosts rallied. But Jamar Smith scored and Jordan Morgan pulled down key offensive boards to keep UNICS in front. Isaiah Canaan netted 16 points and John Holland and Smith added 13 for the winners. David Jelinek led Andorra with 18 points.

 Marquee matchup

 Controlling the pace will be critical in this game and therefore the point guards will have outsized importance. Jordan Theodore's role has grown in the Top 16, in which he leads the team with 4.8 assists per game. Clevin Hannas has been outstanding all season and has been worth 16.5 points and 3.8 assists in the current stage. Their duel could make the difference. 

 Keys to victory: UNICS

 UNICS's 40 three-pointers are third-most in the Top 16, but Andorra has limited opponents to 27.7% shooting from downtown in this phase. Big shooting nights from Jamar Smith, John Holland and Isaiah Canaan could be exactly what UNICS needs to pull away and claim another big win.  

 Keys to victory: Andorra

 Andorra's 73.3 points per game this season is the lowest among all Top 16 teams and that number has dropped to 70.0 in the current stage. However, UNICS is 6-2 when it has scored at least 80 points this season and Andorra is only 1-2 when reaching that mark. A slower-paced, low-scoring game could be the key for Andorra. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021
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UNICS Kazan
# Player Pos. H. Age
00 BROWN, JOHN F 2.03 29
2 ANTIPOV, PAVEL F 2.02 29
3 CANAAN, ISAIAH G 1.83 29
5 KULESHOV, EGOR F 1.96 26
6 ZHBANOV, GEORGY F 1.97 23
7 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93 29
9 WHITE, OKARO F 2.03 28
10 SERGEEV, PAVEL G 1.85 33
12 KLIMENKO, ARTEM C 2.14 27
13 UZINSKII, DMITRII F 2.00 27
15 SMITH, JAMAR G 1.91 33
19 MORGAN, JORDAN C 2.04 29
23 HOLLAND, JOHN G 1.96 32
25 THEODORE, JORDAN G 1.83 31
42 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY G 1.95 35
88 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS F 2.06 37
MoraBanc Andorra
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 PEREZ, TYSON C 2.02 25
3 PAULI, ORIOL G 2.01 26
5 SY, BANDJA C 2.04 30
7 OLUMUYIWA, BABATUNDE C 2.04 29
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 24
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

Canaan, I. / 16.7 Smith, J. / 15.5 Morgan, J. / 11.3
Hannah, C. / 12.4 Senglin, J. / 9.4 Jelinek, D. / 8.9
Morgan, J. / 7.4 Brown, J. / 6.0 White, O. / 5.6
Olumuyiwa, B. / 5.5 Pauli, O. / 4.8
Smith, J. / 4.2 Canaan, I. / 3.4 Wolters, N. / 2.5
Garcia, S. / 3.6 Hannah, C. / 3.1
Brown, J. / 1.8 Smith, J. / 1.3
Pauli, O. / 1.4 Hannah, C. / 1.1
Dime, M. / 0.9 Olumuyiwa, B. / 0.6
2PT
Morgan, J. / 58.2% Canaan, I. / 58.0% Brown, J. / 56.5%
Olumuyiwa, B. / 65.9% Pauli, O. / 48.9% Jelinek, D. / 47.5%
3PT
Smith, J. / 53.0% Holland, J. / 45.3% Canaan, I. / 39.2%
Hannah, C. / 43.2% Gielo, T. / 37.9% Senglin, J. / 32.6%
FT
Canaan, I. / 94.4% Morgan, J. / 80.5%
Pauli, O. / 78.4%
PIR
Smith, J. / 17.3 Canaan, I. / 16.0 Morgan, J. / 15.1
Pauli, O. / 10.2 Hannah, C. / 10.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.5 Points 73.3
36.1 Rebounds 36.4
12.1 O. Rebounds 12.9
24.1 D. Rebounds 23.5
17.8 Assists 14.9
7.1 Steals 7.4
1.5 Blocks 2.9
52.4% 2PT 43.8%
38.7% 3PT 33.4%
80.1% FT 77.2%
91.5 PIR 75.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.2 Points 75.9
31.4 Rebounds 38.1
8.1 O. Rebounds 10.9
23.2 D. Rebounds 27.2
15.2 Assists 14.3
5.7 Steals 5.9
2.5 Blocks 2.8
53.4% 2PT 55.8%
35.1% 3PT 30.8%
79.5% FT 71.0%
81.6 PIR 81.7

Head Coaches

PRIFTIS, DIMITRIS
UNICS Kazan
"Andorra is a tough team and this will be a very difficult game. They are coming after a big win against Valencia and they look very good. They play hard and physically on defense and they are one of the best teams in an offensive rebound. We need to be very focused and to play physical as well in both parts of the floor, offense and defense."

Players

HOLLAND, JOHN
UNICS Kazan
"Andorra is a tough team. I think they just beat Valencia in their domestic league so I'm looking forward to the challenge. Every game is an important game for us and we want to continue winning and developing as a team. I still think we can get better."

UNICS Kazan vs. MoraBanc Andorra

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

· UNICS dominates their series by 4-1. UNICS won in the Top 16 opener, 66-73.

Sunday, February 28, 2021
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UNICS Kazan

Streaks
Jamar Smith has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 12 EuroCup games.
John Brown has collected at least one steal in all his 14 EuroCup games.
John Holland has hit at least 3 three-pointers in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Holland has racked up a PIR of at least 12 in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Jordan Theodore posted his career high in total rebounds with 4 for UNICS against Andorra on January 13, 2021.
Theodore posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 4 for UNICS against Mornar on February 3, 2021.
Theodore posted his career high in assists with 7 for UNICS against Mornar on February 3, 2021.

Season Rankings
Isaiah Canaan is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 5.71 per game.
Canaan is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 94.44%.
Canaan is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.7 per game.
Canaan is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.86 per game.
Jamar Smith is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.2 per game.
Smith is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 250.00%.
Smith is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 250.00%.
Smith is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.5 per game.
Smith is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 5.58 per game.
Smith is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.92 per game.
Smith is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 53.03%.
John Brown is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.36 per game.
Brown is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.21 per game.
Brown is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.79 per game.
Jordan Morgan is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.38 per game.
Morgan is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 7.38 per game.
Morgan is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.54 per game.
Morgan is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.85 per game.
Nate Wolters is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 400.00%.
Wolters is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 400.00%.

All-Time Rankings
Jamar Smith ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 241 3-pointers made total for his career.
Smith ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 458 field goals made total for his career.
Smith ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1228 points total for his career.
Kostas Kaimakoglou ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 435 rebounds total for his career.
Kaimakoglou ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 338 defensive 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 7 EuroCup games.
Hannah has scored at least 14 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Clevin Hannah posted his career high in minutes with 29 for Andorra against UNICS on January 13, 2021.
Artsiom Parakhouski posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 9 for UNICS against Aris on December 2, 2015.
Parakhouski posted his career high in total rebounds with 13 for UNICS against Aris on December 2, 2015.
Parakhouski posted his career high in blocks with 5 for UNICS against Aris on December 2, 2015.
Guillem Colom posted his career high in total rebounds with 4 for Andorra against UNICS on November 15, 2017.
Colom posted his career high in assists with 4 for Andorra against UNICS on November 15, 2017.
David Jelinek posted his career high in minutes with 36 for Andorra against UNICS on October 11, 2017.
Oriol Pauli posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Andorra against Gran Canaria on February 3, 2021.
Tomasz Gielo posted his career high in index rating with 24 for Andorra against Gran Canaria on February 3, 2021.
Gielo posted his career high in points with 16 for Andorra against Gran Canaria on February 3, 2021.
Gielo posted his career high in assists with 3 for Andorra against Gran Canaria on February 3, 2021.

Season Rankings
Babatunde Olumuyiwa is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.14 per game.
Olumuyiwa is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 65.85%.
Olumuyiwa is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.85%.
Clevin Hannah is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.50 per game.
Malick Dime is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 0.90 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 15th 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.

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

Home team Away team
4 - 1
UNICS Kazan MoraBanc Andorra
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
UNICS Kazan
Home record vs. MoraBanc Andorra: 2-0
Away record vs. MoraBanc Andorra: 2-1
MoraBanc Andorra
Home record vs. UNICS Kazan: 1-2
Away record vs. UNICS Kazan: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 13 January 2021 Top 16 MoraBanc Andorra 66 - 73 UNICS Kazan
2018-19 06 February 2019 Top 16 UNICS Kazan 72 - 53 MoraBanc Andorra
2018-19 09 January 2019 Top 16 MoraBanc Andorra 86 - 80 UNICS Kazan
2017-18 15 November 2017 Regular Season UNICS Kazan 89 - 80 MoraBanc Andorra
2017-18 11 October 2017 Regular Season MoraBanc Andorra 68 - 76 UNICS Kazan