2019-20Regular SeasonRound 8
November 20, 2019 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 TOFAS SPOR SALONU
Turkey: S SPORT PLUS
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Georgia: SILK SPORT 2 HD
Spain: DAZN
Balkans: SPORTKLUB2
United States of America: FLOHOOPS

Records

4-3 Regular Season 5-2
4-3 Overall 5-2

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Both teams are looking to reach the EuroCup Top 16 for the first time. Reyer is on a five-game winning streak and will make it to the Top 16 with a win in Bursa. Tofas will reach the Top 16 with a win only if Partizan NIS Belgrade beats Rytas Vilnius and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar downs Limoges CSP. In Round 3, Reyer defeated Tofas 76-62 in Venice. Devin Williams (14.9 ppg.), Matt Lojeski (13.4 ppg.) and Sammy Mejia (12.6 ppg.) have been Tofas's leaders until now. Austin Daye (13.7 ppg.) has been Brescia's top scorer, followed by Mitchell Watt (13.0 ppg.) and Mike Bramos (10.4 ppg.).

Marquee matchup 

Devin Williams has been a very pleasant surprise, leading Tofas in scoring and rebounding (8.6 rpg., second overall). A ferocious offensive rebounder (3.1 orpg.), Williams must use his size, aggressiveness and smooth post skills against a more experienced opponent such as Mitchell Watt. In his last three games, Watt has averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and a PIR of 23.3 as one of Reyer's leaders in its current winning streak. Expect intensity and a big battle in the paint!

Keys to victory: Tofas

Tofas needs to fix its backcourt defense, as it allows opponents to make a EuroCup-high 41.0% of their shots from beyond the arc. The Turkish powerhouse needs to power its glass better - it ranks 21st overall at just 22.1 defensive rebounds per game. Mejia has averaged 21.5 points in the last two games. Running its offense through its most reliable player will be a key against one of the best defensive squads in the competition.

Keys to victory: Reyer

Reyer allows the second-fewest points in the competition (68.7 ppg.) and limited Lokomotiv to just 61 last week. It is protecting its rim well from all distances, allowing opponents to make just 43.8% of their two-point shots and 27.4% from downtown. It comes as no surprise that Reyer co-leads the EuroCup in defensive rebounds (27.3 rpg.). Effective defense and boxing out leads to controlling the game tempo and Reyer must keep that going.

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Tofas Bursa
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MUSTAFA, MUHAYMIN G 1.96 20
3 DURMAZ, BERKAN F 2.06 22
4 AKSU, BERKAN F 2.04 18
5 UGURLU, BERK G 1.92 23
6 ERMIS, BARIS G 1.94 34
7 TUNA, BATIN G 1.97 16
8 WHITE, DJ F 2.06 33
9 MEJIA, SAMMY G 1.99 36
10 SATIR, BORA G 1.90 17
12 YAVAS, OMER F 1.98 18
22 PHILLIP, TARIK G 1.90 26
23 ATSUREN, ATA G 1.90 17
24 LOJESKI, MATT F 1.98 34
41 WILLIAMS, DEVIN C 2.06 25
77 YASAR, MUHSIN C 2.10 23
Umana Reyer Venice
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 UDANOH, IKE F 2.01 30
3 CASARIN, DAVIDE G 1.92 16
5 STONE, JULYAN G 1.98 30
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL F 1.96 32
7 TONUT, STEFANO G 1.94 26
8 BERDINI, NICOLA G 1.83 15
9 DAYE, AUSTIN F 2.11 31
10 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA G 1.85 28
12 FILLOY, ARIEL G 1.90 32
14 VIDMAR, GASPER C 2.10 32
21 CHAPPELL, JEREMY G 1.91 32
22 MAZZOLA, VALERIO F 2.05 31
29 PELLEGRINO, FRANCESCO C 2.11 28
30 CERELLA, BRUNO G 1.94 33
31 POSSAMAI, LUCA C 2.08 18
50 WATT, MITCHELL C 2.08 29

Player Stats

Williams, D. / 14.9 Lojeski, M. / 13.4 Mejia, S. / 12.6
Daye, A. / 13.7 Watt, M. / 13.0 Bramos, M. / 10.4
Williams, D. / 8.6
Stone, J. / 6.2 Daye, A. / 5.3 Watt, M. / 4.9
Ermis, B. / 6.0 Phillip, T. / 5.0 Lojeski, M. / 3.0
Stone, J. / 3.3
Phillip, T. / 1.6 Mejia, S. / 1.2 Ermis, B. / 1.0
Chappell, J. / 1.6 Daye, A. / 1.0 Stone, J. / 1.0
Yasar, M. / 0.9 Durmaz, B. / 0.7
Watt, M. / 1.3 Vidmar, G. / 0.6
2PT
Lojeski, M. / 63.6 % White, DJ / 63.0 % Yasar, M. / 60.0 %
Watt, M. / 56.9 % Daye, A. / 54.7 %
3PT
Lojeski, M. / 53.8 % Phillip, T. / 46.7 % Mejia, S. / 44.4 %
Stone, J. / 56.3 % Chappell, J. / 44.4 % Bramos, M. / 42.5 %
FT
Phillip, T. / 67.9 % Williams, D. / 65.0 %
Watt, M. / 68.8 %
PIR
Phillip, T. / 16.4 Williams, D. / 15.0 Lojeski, M. / 14.1
Watt, M. / 14.0 Daye, A. / 13.6 Stone, J. / 11.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.4 Points 75.0
33.0 Rebounds 38.1
10.9 O. Rebounds 10.9
22.1 D. Rebounds 27.3
21.4 Assists 18.0
6.4 Steals 5.7
2.3 Blocks 3.9
53.6 % 2PT 52.3 %
38.2 % 3PT 34.7 %
67.3 % FT 61.5 %
94.7 PIR 80.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 70.7
32.1 Rebounds 38.3
10.6 O. Rebounds 12.7
21.6 D. Rebounds 25.6
17.7 Assists 16.7
5.4 Steals 6.1
2.6 Blocks 2.4
53.5 % 2PT 43.8 %
41.0 % 3PT 27.4 %
67.0 % FT 71.5 %
80.1 PIR 78.4

Head Coaches

ENE, ORHUN
Tofas Bursa
"We have another important game at home. We are in a difficult group and we are aware of this. But we want to reach our goal. The group stage will be over in 3 weeks but the group is not clear yet. We had taken an important step towards the Top 16 with the Partizan win. We would like to take advantage of the home court against Reyer Venezia game and win our fifth game in the group. I expect from my players who play with a very good discipline and motivation both in offense and defense during the Partizan game to reflect the same discipline and energy to the court. We will need the support of our fans more than ever.”

Players

YASAR, MUHSIN
Tofas Bursa
"We have extra motivation because of playing against the group leader. We want to get another important win with the support of our fans at home and reach the Top 16."

Tofas Bursa vs. Umana Reyer Venice

· This will be just the second time that these teams meet in the EuroCup.

· The first time they played each other, earlier in the season, Venice won at home, 76-65, with 15 points by Austin Daye.

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Tofas Bursa

Streaks
Devin Williams has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Sammy Mejia has hit at least one three in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
New Record, Julyan Stone of Reyer recorded 12 total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, against Lokomotiv on November 13, 2019.

Season Rankings
Tofas Bursa Baris Ermis is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 400.0% .
Tofas Bursa Baris Ermis is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.0 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 14.8 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.7 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.4 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.1 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.5 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 8.5 per game.
Tofas Bursa Devin Williams is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.5 per game.
Tofas Bursa Dj White is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 62.9% .
Tofas Bursa Matt Lojeski is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 53.8% .
Tofas Bursa Matt Lojeski is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.6% .
Tofas Bursa Matt Lojeski is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 58.7% .
Tofas Bursa Muhsin Yasar is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 60.0% .
Tofas Bursa Tarik Phillip is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.0 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Tofas Baris Ermis ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 273.2% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1116 points total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 46.3% 3-pointers % total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 289 2-pointers made total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 397 field goals made total for his career.
Tofas Sammy Mejia ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1391 index rating points total for his career.

Umana Reyer Venice

Streaks
Mitchell Watt has scored at least 10 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Team Records
New Record, Reyer recorded its highest team total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 48, against Lokomotiv on November 13, 2019.
New Record, Reyer recorded its highest team blocks in EuroCup play this century, 7, against Lokomotiv on November 13, 2019.

Season Rankings
Umana Reyer Venice Jeremy Chappell is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.5 per game.
Umana Reyer Venice Julyan Stone is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 56.2% .
Umana Reyer Venice Julyan Stone is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.3 per game.
Umana Reyer Venice Michael Bramos is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.4 per game.
Umana Reyer Venice Mitchell Watt is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.7 per game.
Umana Reyer Venice Mitchell Watt is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.1 per game.
Umana Reyer Venice Mitchell Watt is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.2 per game.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Tofas Bursa Umana Reyer Venice
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Tofas Bursa
Home record vs. Umana Reyer Venice: 0-0
Away record vs. Umana Reyer Venice: 0-1
Umana Reyer Venice
Home record vs. Tofas Bursa: 1-0
Away record vs. Tofas Bursa: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 15 October 2019 Regular Season Umana Reyer Venice 76 - 65 Tofas Bursa