2019-20Regular SeasonRound 8
November 20, 2019 CET: 18:30
Local time: 19:30 DIMITRIS TOFALOS ARENA

Promitheas wins, eliminates Ulm

Promitheas Patras defeated ratiopharm Ulm 82-77 at Dimitris Tofalos Arena in Group A on Wednesday. Promitheas, which had already qualified to the Top 16, improved to 6-2 in the standings, while Ulm dropped to 1-7 and was mathematically eliminated from Top 16 contention. Oleksandr Lypovyy led the winners with 16 points, Leonidas Kaselakis added 14, Langston Hall 13 and Octavius Ellis and Chase Fieler each scored 10 for Promitheas. Andreas Obst paced Ulm with 20 points, Zoran Dragic added 14, Killian Hayes tallied 12 points and a career-high 11 assists and Seth Hinrichs scored 11 for the visitors. The game was tied at 58-58 at the end of the third quarter. A three-pointer by Dragic gave Ulm its last lead, 69-70. Lypovyy and Kaselakis each hit a triple in crunch time and a huge dunk by Ellis sealed the outcome, 79-72, with 2 minutes remaining.

Babb got Promitheas going with a three-pointer and a layup and Fieler soon struck from downtown for an 8-2 lead. Hinrichs rescued Ulm with a triple, but Fieler and a big dunk by Lypovyy kept the hosts in control, 12-5. Hinrichs kept pacing the visitors with 4 points in an 0-8 run that Hayes capped with a floater to put Ulm ahead, 12-13. Kaselakis and Hall scored around the basket and Lypovyy added consecutive three-pointers for a 22-15 Promitheas lead. Dragic followed a driving layup with a triple to bring Ulm within 22-20 after 10 minutes. Gerald Robinson struck from beyond the arc early in the second quarter and added a layup off a steal but Isaiah Briscoe rescued Ulm and a four-point play by Obst put the visitors ahead, 27-29. Dimitris Katsivelis scored off the baseline and Ellis added a wild put-back dunk in a 13-0 run in which Kaselakis had 5 points. Dimitris Agravanis capped it with a reverse layup that made a double-digit game, 40-29. Grant Jerrett followed a jumper with an alley-oop slam and Obst struck twice from downtown to give Ulm hope, 42-40, at halftime.

Consecutive layups by Dragic and Hayes completed the visitors' comeback, 42-44, right after the break. Fieler downed a corner triple and followed Chris Babb's driving layup with a fast break dunk for a 49-46 Promitheas lead. Hinrichs stepped up for Ulm and a three-pointer by Briscoe gave Ulm the lead, 51-53. Hall rescued Promitheas with 5 quick points and Lypovyy sank a jumper to give Promitheas fresh air at 58-54. Layups by Briscoe and Christoph Philipps tied it at 58-58 after 30 minutes. Lypovyy and Hayes traded triples early in the fourth quarter and then Ellis ignited the crowd with a put-back slam for a 63-61 edge. Jerrett detonated a big slam before Obst and Dragic each hit a triple to put Ulm in the lead, 69-70, with over 4 minutes left. Lypovyy answered from downtown and Hall added a layup that caused Ulm to stop the game at 74-70. Kaselakis buried a critical three-pointer and fed Ellis for a huge dunk that sealed the outcome, 79-72. Ulm did not give up, but Promitheas kept its composure from the foul line to add another win.

Pivotal performer

Leonidas Kaselakis nailed a three-pointer in crunch time, hit clutch free throws in the final seconds and gave Promitheas a great contribution off the bench, finishing the game with 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 fouls drawn for a PIR of 15.

Game-changing moment

A three-pointer by Zoran Dragic gave Ulm a 69-70 edge with over 4 minutes left. Lypovyy and Kaselakis each buried a three-pointer in a 10-2 run which Octavius Ellis capped with his best dunk of the night. Promitheas took a 79-72 edge with 2 minutes left and cruised the rest of the way.

Stellar stat

Before this game, Ulm had made 104 of 123 free-throw attempts to lead the competition in accuracy at 84.6%. Ulm only hit half of 20 its free throws on this night. Zoran Dragic, who entered the game with a 75% free throw percentage (21 of 28) made just 2 of 10, missing more free throws than in the five previous games combined.

Did you notice?

Hayes, age 18, became the second-youngest player in EuroCup history to record a double-double. Ricky Rubio was the first time, as he had 10 points and 10 rebounds against Guildford Heat on December 18, 2007; and 29 points and 10 assists against Turk Telekom Ankara on January 8, 2008 - both at age 17.

Next game

Both teams return to 7DAYS EuroCup action on Wednesday, December 11. Ulm hosts AS Monaco; Promitheas visits Segafredo Virtus Bologna.

Gerald Robinson - Promitheas Patras (photo Promitheas) - EC19
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PEREZ, EMILIO; GELLER, RENAUD; ISGUDER, SINAN
Attendance: 2182
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Promitheas Patras
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 HALL, LANGSTON 26:05 13 4/7 0/2 5/6   2 2 5 4 3     2 5 18
2 BABB, CHRIS 27:56 8 2/3 1/3 1/2 2 2 4 4 1 1     3 3 12
3 LYPOVYY, OLEKSANDR 28:07 16 2/2 4/9     2 2 3 1 1     3   13
7 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS 14:56 2 1/1 0/2     4 4     2     3 2 1
14 KASELAKIS, LEONIDAS 26:48 14 2/5 2/5 4/4 1 1 2 2           3 15
19 KATSIVELIS, DIMITRIS 12:25 4 1/1 0/3 2/2   2 2 2         2 4 7
20 FIELER, CHASE 10:50 10 2/2 2/4     1 1     1     1 1 8
22 ROBINSON, GERALD 17:55 5 1/4 1/2 0/2   2 2 1 1 1   1 2 2 1
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS 12:33   0/3     2 3 5 1 1 2     1 2 3
32 ELLIS, OCTAVIUS 22:25 10 4/5   2/2 3 5 8   1 2 2   3 2 17
72 MANTZOUKAS, ELEFTHERIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
77 BAZINAS, ATHANASIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 82 19/33 10/30 14/18 11 25 36 18 9 13 2 1 20 24 99
        57.6% 33.3% 77.8%
Head coach: GIATRAS, MAKIS
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
2 BRISCOE, ISAIAH 16:16 8 2/6 1/3 1/2   1 1 2   2   1 2 1  
3 HAYES, KILLIAN 32:44 12 4/6 1/4 1/2   3 3 11 2 1     4 3 20
5 DRAGIC, ZORAN 27:44 14 3/6 2/5 2/10 1 1 2 1 2 1   1 3 7 7
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH 10:34 2 1/1 0/1         1   1     1 3 3
11 JERRETT, GRANT 27:23 8 3/4 0/4 2/2   3 3       1   3 1 5
17 OBST, ANDREAS 27:06 20 3/4 4/8 2/2 1 2 3     3     4 3 14
21 HINRICHS, SETH 28:50 11 3/4 1/1 2/2 3 5 8 3 1 4     2 2 18
30 UGRAI, MAXIMILIAN 9:14   0/1     1 3 4     3     2   -2
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 10:10                   1     2   -3
34 SCHILLING, GAVIN 9:59 2 1/3     1 2 3           1   2
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 77 20/35 9/26 10/20 10 23 33 18 5 16 1 2 24 20 70
        57.1% 34.6% 50%
Head coach: LAKOVIC, JAKA

Head Coaches

GIATRAS, MAKIS
Promitheas Patras
"It has been a week now in which we haven't played that well, but we managed to get a victory from this game. We are going to work this week so that we get better and improve. According to other results in the round, we will go game by game. The goal of the team was to make it to the second round. We were the first team to succeed in this and from now on, we will go game by game, finish the first round, advance to the second round and let's see in which position we are."
LAKOVIC, JAKA
ratiopharm Ulm
"First of all, congratulations to Promitheas Patras for the deserved win. I wish them good luck further on this season. We expected a tough, physical game and I think we walked into the game very soft, which is, for sure, not the way if you want to play against Patras. We came back and were in the game all the way until the end. We made a couple of stupid mistakes and also, it is very difficult to win the game if you miss 10 out of 20 free throws. This hurt us a lot but in the end, it is the game, so congratulations to Patras. Killian [Hayes] is a young point guard who has a lot of talent. I would say he is our diamond, but still needs a lot of experience. Being inexperienced, he has a big task carrying and leading the team in a high-level competition. With all the highs, he also has the lows, but he is working a lot constantly, improving game by game. I think he will become an excellent point guard."

Players

FIELER, CHASE
Promitheas Patras
"It was a good game between two hard-working teams. Ulm is a very tough team, it was a fight till the end. We were able to take some extra possessions at the end that turned the game in our favor."
BABB, CHRIS
Promitheas Patras
"They are a tough team. It is never easy playing somebody, especially for the second time. And they were hungry, they were still fighting for the next round in the EuroCup. There are not going to be any easy games for us. We definitely had a couple of lapses here and there, but that's basketball and we found a way to win, so that is what it is important."