2020-21Regular SeasonRound 5
October 28, 2020 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALASPORT TALIERCIO
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Norway: EUROSPORT PLAYER
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United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Turkey: NTV SPOR
Ireland: EUROSPORT PLAYER

Records

1-2 Regular Season 0-4
1-2 Overall 0-4

Referees

Crew Chief
PERUGA, CARLOS
Umpire 1
RACYS, SAULIUS
Umpire 2
VALEEV, STANISLAV

The Take

Umana Reyer Venice comes off consecutive road losses and needs to bounce back at home. Mitchell Watt (14.0 ppg.), Michael Bramos (13.0 ppg.) and Stefano Tonut have been Reyer's top scorers until now. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul is still looking for its first-ever win in the EuroCup. Erick Green (18.0 ppg.) leads the team in scoring, followed by Alex Perez (17.7 ppg.) and Jamal Jones (11.5 ppg.). Both teams need a win to switch their momentum, so expect a thrilling and intense showdown at Palasport Taliercio.

Marquee matchup

Two very different yet very effective scorers are set to battle against each other. Green is an all-around scorer able to create his shot, whether coming off the dribble or taking it to the basket. Bahcesehir runs its whole offense through him. Bramos is more of a catch-and-shoot scorer, who is an ace from downtown (11-of-17 3FG, 64.7%), but is also an all-around player who will help on defense and use his experience to lead Reyer in crunch time.

History lesson

These teams face each other for the first time. Reyer, however, is undefeated at home against Turkish teams in European competitions with three wins against Karsiyaka, one against Banvit Bandirma and another against Tofas Bursa, 76-65, in the 2019-20 EuroCup. Austin Daye led the way with 15 points. Bahcesehir will play on Italian soil for the first time.

Keys to victory: Reyer

After consecutive losses, Reyer can be expected to be more focused and play with more intensity. The Italian powerhouse has made only 48.2% of its two-point shots (it was 55.0% last season), so more effectiveness around the basket is expected from good scorers like Watt, Gasper Vidmar and Isaac Fotu. If former Reyer center Josh Owens remains sidelined, Watt will have a big advantage in the paint and Reyer must make the most out of it.

Keys to victory: Bahcesehir

Bahcesehir has missed Owens in the paint, even though it registered close losses against UNICS Kazan and Partizan NIS Belgrade. If Perez remains sidelined, Green and Jones will have extra responsibilities on offense. Deniz Kilicli and Ahmet Yilmaz are set to keep splitting minutes at center and guarding Watt down low is critical for the Turkish powerhouse. Above all, Bahcesehir needs to improve its defense, as it allows 90.3 points on average and its opponents have hit 48.6% of their three-point shots.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Umana Reyer Venice
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 CASARIN, DAVIDE G 1.97 17
5 STONE, JULYAN G 1.98 31
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL F 1.96 33
7 TONUT, STEFANO G 1.94 26
9 DAYE, AUSTIN F 2.11 32
10 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA G 1.85 29
14 VIDMAR, GASPER C 2.10 33
21 CHAPPELL, JEREMY G 1.91 33
22 MAZZOLA, VALERIO F 2.05 32
25 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO G 1.90 32
30 CERELLA, BRUNO G 1.94 34
33 POSSAMAI, LUCA C 2.10 19
40 BIANCOTTO, LEONARDO G 1.93 18
42 FOTU, ISAAC F 2.03 26
45 BELLATO, GIOVANNI F 2.02 18
50 WATT, MITCHELL C 2.08 30
Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JONES, JAMAL F 2.03 27
2 PEREZ, ALEX G 1.91 27
3 YUCEORAL, ALI F 2.03 18
5 AKPINAR, ISMET G 1.93 25
8 OZDEMIR, HADI F 2.02 37
10 ONCEL, RIDVAN G 1.91 23
11 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 28
13 KILICLI, DENIZ C 2.06 30
15 YILMAZ, AHMET C 2.06 19
19 YILDIZLI, BURAK F 2.04 26
20 AKYAZILI, THOMAS G 1.90 23
22 OWENS, JOSH C 2.06 31
23 ALDRIDGE, PEYTON F 2.03 24
33 YILMAZ, ERKAN F 1.92 22

Player Stats

Watt, M. / 14.0 Bramos, M. / 13.0 Tonut, S. / 10.7
Green, E. / 18.5 Perez, A. / 17.7 Jones, J. / 11.5
Stone, J. / 5.0
Jones, J. / 4.8
Daye, A. / 3.3 Tonut, S. / 3.0
Perez, A. / 3.0
Chappell, J. / 2.3
Perez, A. / 2.0 Jones, J. / 1.8 Ozdemir, H. / 1.3
Yildizli, B. / 0.7
2PT
Watt, M. / 69.6% Tonut, S. / 40.0%
Perez, A. / 63.0% Green, E. / 61.5% Jones, J. / 46.4%
3PT
Bramos, M. / 64.7% De Nicolao, A. / 57.1% Tonut, S. / 44.4%
Perez, A. / 50.0% Jones, J. / 42.9% Aldridge, P. / 40.0%
FT
Green, E. / 90.9% Yildizli, B. / 69.2%
PIR
Watt, M. / 14.3 Bramos, M. / 11.0
Green, E. / 22.0 Perez, A. / 15.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.7 Points 79.5
31.7 Rebounds 31.3
9.3 O. Rebounds 11.0
22.3 D. Rebounds 20.3
15.7 Assists 11.5
5.7 Steals 8.3
1.7 Blocks 1.3
48.1% 2PT 54.1%
38.9% 3PT 31.0%
82.8% FT 81.0%
75.3 PIR 79.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
88.3 Points 90.3
38.7 Rebounds 36.8
14.7 O. Rebounds 12.3
24.0 D. Rebounds 24.5
16.0 Assists 20.8
4.7 Steals 5.8
1.0 Blocks 1.5
60.3% 2PT 54.6%
27.4% 3PT 48.5%
75.6% FT 71.7%
102.7 PIR 103.8

Head Coaches

AKTAS, ZAFER
Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul
"We know that this is going to be our last chance to qualify. We did a pretty good job in the Turkish League last weekend. We have played with a full roster after a long time and we'll play against Venice with all of our players again. We hope to get our first win in this group, we will fight for it on the court."

Players

ALDRIDGE, PEYTON
Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul
"Venice is a really experienced team who have played together for a few years now. This means we have to be both mentally and physically tough from the start. We must execute our game plan and try to limit our mistakes. This is a great opportunity for us as we are fully healthy now and starting to put all the pieces together."

Umana Reyer Venice vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul

· This will be the first time that these two teams meet each other in the EuroCup.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com

Umana Reyer Venice

Streaks
Mitchell Watt has racked up a PIR of at least 12 in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Watt has scored at least 12 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Michael Bramos has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Stefano Tonut posted his career high in assists with 5 for Reyer against Joventut on October 20, 2020.

Season Rankings
Andrea De Nicolao is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 57.1% .
Jeremy Chappell is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.3 per game.
Michael Bramos is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 64.7% .
Bramos is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.6 per game.
Mitchell Watt is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.6 per game.
Watt is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 62.9% .
Watt is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 61.7% .
Watt is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 69.5% .
Watt is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.3 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Gasper Vidmar ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 65.5% field goals % total for his career.
Vidmar ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 65.5% 2-pointers % total for his career.

Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul

Streaks
Erick Green has racked up a PIR of at least 10 in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Green has scored at least 14 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Erick Green posted his career high in index rating with 30 for Bahcesehir against Partizan on October 20, 2020.
Erick Green posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Bahcesehir against Partizan on October 20, 2020.
Erick Green posted his career high in total rebounds with 5 for Bahcesehir against Partizan on October 20, 2020.
Erkan Yilmaz posted his career high in index rating with 11 for Bahcesehir against Partizan on October 20, 2020.
Josh Owens posted his career high in points with 17 for Reyer against Ludwigsburg on January 20, 2016.
Josh Owens posted his career high in total rebounds with 9 for Reyer against Spirou on December 12, 2015.

Season Rankings
Alex Perez is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 62.9% .
Perez is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 58.8% .
Perez is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 59.4% .
Perez is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.6 per game.
Perez is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 7.3 per game.
Perez is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.6 per game.
Perez is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.0 per game.
Burak Yildizli is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 69.2% .
Erick Green is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.5 per game.
Green is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 90.9% .
Green is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 22.0 per game.
Green is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 18.5 per game.
Green is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.0 per game.
Green is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.0 per game.
Jamal Jones is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.