2020-21Regular SeasonRound 2
October 07, 2020 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALALEONESSA A2A

Brescia rallies to edge Ulm in OT

Germani Brescia rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit and 7 points down late in the fourth quarter to down visiting ratiopharm Ulm 87-84 after overtime on Wednesday night. Both teams now hold 1-1 records in Group B. Ulm opened a 13-point in the first quarter, but Brescia erased it and held a slim halftime lead. However, the visitors went ahead in the third quarter again and led 66-73 in the fourth. Kenny Cherry and Christian Burns fueled a 10-0 run to rally Brescia and in overtime, Burns scored key points once again for the hosts to erase another slim deficit and prevail. Burns finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Chery scored 17. T.J. Cline had 14 points and 7 rebounds, Dusan Ristic scored 12 and Drew Crawford collected 9 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Andreas Obst netted 22 points for Ulm, Dylan Osetkowski and Troy Caupain each scored 18 and John Petrucelli and Aric Holman had 10 apiece in the loss.


Osetkowski scored Ulm's first 9 points, including a triple, before Aric Holman also hit from downtown and Caupain opened his tally to make it 4-14. Brescia answered from close range through Cline and with a jumper from Chery, but the hosts had no answer for Caupain who scored 12 points, including back-to-back triples, to open a 15-28 lead. Ristic and Crawford had close-range baskets to end the first quarter, but Obst hit a second-chance triple early in the second to restore a double-digit margin, 21-33. However, Brescia's Crawford scored after offensive rebounds and Chery got to the free-throw line to cut into the margin, 28-33. Obst had a three-point play, but more baskets from Crawford, Chery and Cline allowed Brescia to finish the half strong and Crawford's last-second jumper put the hosts up 40-39 at halftime.

Burns opened the third quarter with a triple. Consecutive floaters from Chery put Brescia up 47-41. But Holman and Petrucelli hit back-to-back threes before Obst caught fire, scoring 11 points, including 3 three-pointers for Ulm, which used a 0-10 run to regain the lead, 58-63. The visitors took a 62-67 edge into the fourth quarter before Petrucelli and Osetkowski extended it to 66-73. But Ristic scored inside and Chery hit a second-chance three to close within 71-73 with 3:55 to go. Burns followed that up with a floater and a three-pointer to give Brescia a 76-73. edge Free throws from Holman and Caupain tied the score with 46 seconds to go and neither team scored again as the game went into overtime.

Both teams struggled to score before Cline put the hosts up 80-77. However, Caupain's triple tied it and Petrucelli's free throws put Ulm in front 80-82 with 1:18 in the extra session. Burns fought for a tip-in and then on the following possession sliced through the lane for a layup to give Brescia an 84-82 lead with 31 seconds to go, which it never relinquished.

Roller coaster 28s

Ulm scored 28 points apiece in first and third quarters, but combined to score just 28 points in the other two quarters and overtime.

Key performer

Veteran big man Christian Burns had 5 points on his tally with 4 minutes to go in the regulation, but he scored all 5 of Brescia's remaining points in regulation time and added 6 more in the final 60 seconds of overtime to finish with 16 for the night.

Key stats

In the first half, Ulm did not have a single turnover and only had 1 turnover through the first three quarters, but the visitors finished the game with 7. That is half of what Brescia had (14), but the hosts also won the rebounding battle 47-55 and had 19 assists to Ulm's 11 to come out victorious at the end.

Ulm duo slowed down

Dylan Osetkowski scored 11 points in the first 7 minutes of the game, and Troy Caupain had 12 points in the first quarter for Ulm. However, the duo combined to score just 13 more points for the rest of the game.

Milestone 100

This game marked Ulm's 100th appearance in the competition. Ulm made its EuroCup debut in the 2012-13 season and became the 16th team in competition history to hit the century mark in appearances. The hosts celebrated this achievement by honoring Ulm before the tip-off.

Next up

Next week in Round 3, Ulm will host Boulogne Metropolitans 92, while Brescia travels to play Mornar Bar.

Kenny Chery - Germani Brescia (photo Brescia - Simone Venezia) - EC20
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PERUGA, CARLOS; PEERANDI, RAIN; KARDUM, LUKA
Attendance: 634
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Germani Brescia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 CLINE, TJ 28:30 14 6/8 0/2 2/2   7 7 2 1 3 1   2 2 18
7 VITALI, LUCA 20:28 1 0/1 0/2 1/2   2 2 5   1     4 2 1
8 PARRILLO, SALVATORE 1:47 2 1/1                         2
11 CHERY, KENNY 34:09 17 4/8 1/4 6/6       1       1   2 12
12 BORTOLANI, GIORDANO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 RISTIC, DUSAN 16:58 12 6/7   0/1 2 6 8 1   1     2 3 19
22 CRAWFORD, DREW 33:20 9 4/9 0/3 1/2 4 7 11 5 1 2     2 4 17
23 BURNS, CHRISTIAN 20:32 16 4/7 2/4 2/2 2 4 6     1     4 4 16
24 KALINOSKI, TYLER 18:36 2 1/1 0/1     3 3 1   3 1   1   2
34 MOSS, DAVID 26:38 7 1/3 1/2 2/2   2 2 2 1 1     3 2 7
41 SACCHETTI, BRIAN 19:45 7 2/3 1/5   1 3 4 2   1     3 2 6
45 ANCELLOTTI, ANDREA 4:17   0/1       2 2     1     4   -4
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 225:00 87 29/49 5/23 14/17 10 37 47 19 3 14 2 1 25 21 98
        59.2% 21.7% 82.4%
Head coach: ESPOSITO, VINCENZO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 LANDERS, TREY 9:47         1 2 3 1             4
6 GUENTHER, PER 13:33   0/2 0/3         1         1   -5
7 PETRUCELLI, JOHN 37:58 10 1/5 1/5 5/6 2 3 5   4     1 3 3 9
9 STOLL, MARIUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH 21:53 2 0/2 0/2 2/2   3 3     1   1 3 4  
13 OBST, ANDREAS 27:55 22 3/7 4/8 4/4   2 2 1   1     5 3 14
17 BRETZEL, NICOLAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 OSETKOWSKI, DYLAN 38:51 18 4/9 1/2 7/8 2 5 7 3 2 1 1     8 31
23 CAUPAIN, TROY 34:10 18 3/5 3/5 3/4   5 5 4   1     2 4 23
29 DIALLO, NAT 4:37 2 1/1           1         2   1
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 10:05 2 1/1 0/2           1       1 1 1
35 HOLMAN, ARIC 26:11 10 1/6 2/7 2/2 3 5 8     3     5 2 2
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 225:00 84 14/38 11/34 23/26 10 26 36 11 7 7 1 2 22 25 83
        36.8% 32.4% 88.5%
Head coach: LAKOVIC, JAKA

Head Coaches

ESPOSITO, VINCENZO
Germani Brescia
"We were a little under pressure because we lost the first two games of the Italian League and the first game in the EuroCup after playing good basketball. Like tonight, we were playing pretty good again, but Ulm played good defense. We played with too much stress, but when we slowed down, we had good execution and good defense and we won the game. We have to keep working to get to know each other better, but we are happy because there are no easy games in the EuroCup."
LAKOVIC, JAKA
ratiopharm Ulm
"I would like to congratulate Brescia for the win. I thought it was a good game and I think we started the game excellent. Also, I think it was not realistic for us to expect that we were going to go like that the whole game because Brescia is an experienced and quality team and it was expected it would come back. And they did, and then the game was open. We had opportunities to finish the game. We missed what I thought were easy layups. I am happy how the guys competed, but also we have to learn from this because we are a young team, how to manage the game in decisive minutes."

Players

BURNS, CHRISTIAN
Germani Brescia
"We needed to get a win tonight. We've been working so hard. We had a couple of tough losses, bad losses that we should have won and all we were thinking was to get a win tonight. It was absolutely a team effort. All our guys fought until the end. This game was like a roller coaster; we were down 10-15 points in the first, then we were down again [in the second half]. I am just proud of my guys."