Preseason: Gran Canaria rallies past Unicaja

Sep 11, 2020 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Preseason: Gran Canaria rallies past Unicaja

In a friendly All-EuroCup affair, Herbalife Gran Canaria overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Unicaja Malaga 75-83 in the final preaseason game for both teams on Friday night. Unicaja's Francis Alonso knocked down two triples in an 8-0 run midway through the second quarter that opened a 33-24 lead, then Alonso hit another three to make it a double-digit margin, 38-27. Gran Canaria countered with triples from Jacob Wiley and Andrew Albicy, helping cut it to 45-38 at halftime. Gran Canaria erased the deficit with a 6-16 run in the third quarter, tying it at 56-56 late in the third before Gran Canaria went on to score the first 8 points of the fourth quarter - a three-point play from Amedeo Della Valle and a transition triple from Stan Okoye opened 58-66. Unicaja stayed close with a three from Axel Bouteille, and Alonso's sixth three-pointer, but John Shurna knocked down a pair of threes himself to keep the margin at 8 points. Okoye had a three-pointer and a dunk to help open 72-81, as Gran Canaria closed out the game. Wiley had 19 points, while Matt Costello collected 17 points plus 9 rebounds. Okoye had 12 points, while Albicy dished 12 assists in a winning effort. Alonso netted 23 for Unicaja, and Bouteille finished with 14.

Dolomiti Energia Trento downed the visiting Trieste 79-61 to improve to 2-3 record in the Italian Supercup. Trento won the second quarter with a partial 20-6, and held a 16-point halftime margin which it firmly held the rest of the way behind Gary Browne who was Trento's only double-digit scorer with 20 points. In the other SuperCup game in the same group, Umana Reyer Venice suffered a 73-70 loss on the road against Treviso, to drop to 3-2 record. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica picked up its second preseason win, defeating KK Studentski centar 89-61. Buducnost fell behind 5-17 in the early going, but finished the first quarter with a 16-4 run to erase the deficit, then pulled away to a 45-35 halftime lead. Buducnost never looked back and registered a 28-point win as Melvin Ejim scored 18 points, Danilo Nikolic collected 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Nikola Ivanovic had 13 points and 6 rebounds.


AUGUST


Date Game Result Trophy Place
21 AX Armani Milan vs. Umana Reyer Venice 81-78 Cagliari Tournament Cagliari, Italy
21 Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs. Basket Treviso No score
Friendly game Italy
22 Umana Reyer Venice vs. Dinamo Sassari 61-87 Cagliari Tournament Cagliari, Italy
25 Pont de Cheruy vs. JL Bourg 60-75 Friendly game France
26 MoraBanc Andorra vs. FC Barcelona 82-90 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
26 Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Iberostar Tenerife 84-86 Friendly game Las Palmas, Spain
26 Coosur Real Betis vs. Unicaja Malaga 74-90 Friendly game Sevilla, Spain
26 Nanterre 92 vs. Chalons-Reims 87-71 Friendly game Nanterre, France
27 FC Bayern Munich vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 74-82 Friendly game Munich, Germany
28 Joventut Badalona vs. Valencia Basket 82-94 Friendly game Salou, Spain
28 JL Bourg vs. JDA Dijon 53-58 AIN Star Game Bourg-En-Bresse, France
29 Iberostar Tenerife vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 73-76 Friendly game Tenerife, Spain
29 Cantu vs. Germani Brescia 75-76 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Cantu, Italy
29 Cremona vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna 66-87 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Cremona, Italy
29 ratiopharm Ulm vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 90-89 Friendly game Ulm, Germany
29 JL Bourg vs. LDLC ASVEL or Elan Chalon 92-79 AIN Star Game Bourg-En-Bresse, France
30 Joventut Badalona vs. FC Barcelona 68-75 Friendly game Badalona, Spain
30 MoraBanc Andorra vs. BAXI Manresa 74-92 Friendly game Escaldes-Engordany, And.
30 Umana Reyer Venice vs. Treviso Basket 89-75 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Venice, Italy
30 Trieste vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 86-83 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Trieste, Italy

SEPTEMBER


Date Game Result Trophy Place
1 Germani Brescia vs. Varese 89-88 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Brescia, Italy
1 Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs. Reggio Emilia 79-75 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Bologna, Italy
1 Antibes Sharks vs. AS Monaco 59-79 Friendly game Antibes, France
1 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul 81-65 Friendly game Belek - Antalya, Turkey
2 Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Umana Reyer Venice 73-77 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Trento, Italy
2 Valencia Basket vs. Unicaja Malaga 90-75 Torneo Murcia Murcia, Spain
2 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Nymburk 93-90 Friendly game Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 UNICS Kazan vs. Perm 96-94 Friendly game Kazan, Russia
2 Dnipro vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul 70-97 Gloria Cup 2020 I Belek - Antalya, Turkey
3 UCAM Murcia vs. Unicaja Malaga 88-74 Torneo Murcia Murcia, Spain
3 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Metropolitans 92 80-68 Friendly game Villeurbanne, France
3 Partizan NIS Belgrade - Dinamik 81-62 Friendly Game Belgrade, Serbia
4 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul 81-77 Gloria Cup 2020 I Belek - Antalya, Turkey
4 AX Armani Milan vs. Germani Brescia 81-67 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Milan, Italy
4 Fortitudo Bologna vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna 73-87 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Bologna, Italy
4 Joventut Badalona vs. MoraBanc Andorra 75-77 Lliga Catalana, semis Barcelona, Spain
4 Movistar Estudiantes vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 83-94 Friendly game Madrid, Spain
4 Bamberg vs. ratiopharm Ulm 69-90 Friendly game Bamberg, Germany
5 Trieste vs. Umana Reyer Venice 76-69 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Trieste, Italy
5 Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Treviso Basket 90-79 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Trento, Italy
5 Montakit Fuenlabrada vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 90-87 Friendly game Fuenlabrada, Spain
5 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Sloboda Uzice 76-58 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
5 UNICS vs. Parma Basket Perm 86-89 Friendly game Kazan, Russia
5 Roanne vs. JL Bourg 77-88 Friendly game France
6 Joventut Badalona vs. BAXI Manresa 93-79 Lliga Catalana, 3rd place Barcelona, Spain
6 FC Barcelona vs. MoraBanc Andorra 84-85 Lliga Catalana, final Barcelona, Spain
6 Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul vs. Galatasaray 82-91 Gloria Cup 2020 I Belek - Antalya, Turkey
6 Bayreuth vs. ratiopharm Ulm 95-97 Friendly game Bayreuth, Germany
7 Germani Brescia vs. AX Armani Milan 79-91 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Brescia, Italy
7 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 102-78 Friendly Game Palanga, Lithuania
7 Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs. Fortitudo Bologna 84-86 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Bologna, Italy
8 Umana Reyer Venice vs. Trieste 79-62 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Venice, Italy
8 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Cluj 82-78 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
8 Treviso Basket vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento 91-67 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Treviso, Italy
8 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Studentski centar 93-66 Friendly game Podgorica, Montenegro
9 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. FC Bayern Munich 82-65 Friendly game Ljubljana, Slovenia
9 Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs. Cremona 79-56 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Bologna, Italy
10 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Cluj 82-72 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
10 Germani Brescia vs. Cantu 88-78 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Brescia, Italy
10 Darussafaka vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul 68-78 Friendly game Turkey
11 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Studentski centar 89-61 Friendly game Podgorica, Montenegro
11 Treviso Basket vs. Umana Reyer Venice 73-70 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Treviso, Italy
11 MoraBanc Andorra vs. Casademont Zaragoza 79-92 Friendly game Spain
11 Unicaja Malaga vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 75-83 Friendly game Benahavis, Spain
11 Dolomiti Energia Trento vs. Trieste 79-61 LBA Supercoppa 2020 Trento, Italy
12 BAXI Manresa vs. Joventut Badalona - Friendly game Manresa, Spain
12 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Borac Cacak - Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
12 FC Bayern Munich vs. AS Monaco - Friendly game Munich, Germany
12 Promitheas Patras vs. Mesolongi - Friendly game Patras, Greece
12 Metropolitans 92 vs. Limoges - Trophée Michael Brooks Levallois, France
12 SIG Strasbourg vs. JL Bourg - Tournoi France
12 Chalon vs. Telenet Giants Antwerp - Friendly game Chalon, France
12 Frutti Extra Bursaspor vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul - Friendly game Turkey
13 Varese vs. Germani Brescia - LBA Supercoppa 2020 Varese, Italy
13 Reggio Emilia vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna - LBA Supercoppa 2020 Reggio Emilia, Italy
14 JL Bourg vs. Elan Chalon or JDA Dijon - Tournoi, final or 3rd place France
14 Umana Reyer Venice vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento - LBA Supercoppa 2020 Venice, Italy
14 ratiopharm Ulm vs. AS Monaco - Friendly game Ulm, Germany
14 Maccabi Rishon LeZion vs. Hapoel Eilat - Friendly game Rishon LeZion, Israel
14 Khimki Moscow Region vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - Friendly game Khimki, Russia
16 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Mornar Bar - Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
16 Brose Bamberg vs. AS Monaco - Friendly game Ulm, Germany
17 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Koper Primorska - SuperCup Slovenia Finals Kranj, Slovenia
17 Panathinaikos Athens vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - Gomelsky Cup, semis Moscow, Russia
17 Promitheas Patras vs. Peristeri - Friendly game Patras, Greece
17 Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul vs. Frutti Extra Bursaspor - Cevat Soydas Cup Turkey
18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - Gomelsky Cup, final or 3rd place Moscow, Russia
18 Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Maccabi Rishon LeZion - Friendly game Jerusalem, Israel
18 Turk Telekom vs. Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul - Cevat Soydas Cup Turkey
18-20 UNICS Kazan vs. Avtodor - Friendly game Kazan, Russia
19 Promitheas Patras vs. PAOK - Friendly game Patras, Greece
19 Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul, Frutti Extra Bursaspor - Cevat Soydas Cup, finals Turkey
19 ratiopharm Ulm vs. FC Bayern Munich - Friendly game Ulm, Germany
20 Baskets Bonn vs. Telenet Giants Antwerp - Friendly game Bonn, Germany
22 ratiopharm Ulm vs. Würzburg - Friendly game Ulm, Germany
26 ratiopharm Ulm vs. Bamberg - Friendly game Ulm, Germany