2019-20Regular SeasonRound 8
November 19, 2019 CET: 18:30
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Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL
Umpire 1
VILIUS, GYTIS
Umpire 2
LAVRUKHIN, ARTEM

The Take

It is a pivotal game in the fight to reach the Top 16 from Group C. Olimpija may run out of chances to advance to the Top 16 with a loss, but will dramatically increase its chances to go through with a win. Brescia can qualify with a win if UNICS downs Nanterre on Wednesday, too. In Round 3, Brescia topped Olimpija 78-71. Codi Miller-McIntyre (15.3 ppg.), Jaka Blazic (11.3 ppg.) and Marko Simonovic (10.9 ppg.) have been Olimpija's leaders until now. DeAndre Lansdowne (11.1 ppg.) has been Brescia's best scorer until now, followed by Awudu Abass (9.8 ppg.) and Kenneth Horton (9.3 ppg.).

Marquee matchup

A big battle is expected in the backcourt. Lansdowne is a combo guard who can help the team in many ways, but who has been off-target from downtown (26.1% 3FG), shooting the ball with lower percentages than in the rest of his career. On the other hand, Miller-McIntyre is playing a leading role and needs to use his all-around game and court sense against Lansdowne. Setting the right game tempo will be critical in this very interesting matchup.

Keys to victory: Olimpija

Olimpija has struggled to protect its paint, allowing opponents to score 56.7% of their two-point shots. Better frontcourt defense is needed, as well as better sharing of the ball. Olimpija ranks 21st in assists (14.4 apg.) and eighth in turnovers (14.1 per game). Olimpija must improve from the foul line (69.6%) to be more competitive in end-of-game situations. It is trending in that direction after hitting 20 of 23 attempts (87.0%) against UNICS last week.

Keys to victory: Brescia

Brescia has done a fantastic job of defensive rebounding and co-leads the competition at 27.3 per game. On the other hand, Brescia is the lowest-scoring team in the competition (69.7 ppg.) and has especially struggled from beyond the arc (28.1% 3FG). Improving that percentage and taking better care of the ball - Brescia averages 13.6 turnovers per game - will be critical for Brescia to challenge for what could be a truly historic road win.

Monday, November 18, 2019
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Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP G 1.90 30
3 BOATRIGHT, RYAN G 1.83 26
4 KRAMPELJ, MARTIN C 2.06 24
5 HOPKINS, MIKAEL C 2.06 26
7 VUJACIC, PETAR G 1.96 19
8 MURIC, EDO F 2.02 27
9 MULALIC, MIRKO G 1.95 31
10 MILLER-MCINTYRE, CODI G 1.91 25
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96 29
13 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA C 2.09 32
17 ZAGORAC, SASA C 2.06 35
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 33
20 DOMA KOTAR, NIK G 1.80 16
33 ZIRBES, MAIK C 2.07 29
Germani Brescia Leonessa
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ZERINI, ANDREA C 2.05 31
1 WARNER, ANGELO G 1.88 27
4 CERON, MARCO G 1.95 27
5 ABASS, AWUDU F 1.98 26
6 CAIN, TYLER C 2.04 31
7 VITALI, LUCA G 2.01 33
8 LAQUINTANA, TOMMASO G 1.88 24
9 LANSDOWNE, DEANDRE G 1.88 30
10 DALCO, LUCA G 1.85 17
12 NAONI, ALESSANDRO G 1.92 16
18 GUARIGLIA, TOMMASO C 2.07 22
30 HORTON, KENNETH F 2.01 30
34 MOSS, DAVID G 1.96 36
41 SACCHETTI, BRIAN F 2.00 33

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
76.6 Points 69.7
34.6 Rebounds 35.1
11.1 O. Rebounds 7.9
23.4 D. Rebounds 27.3
14.4 Assists 16.4
6.9 Steals 5.7
1.7 Blocks 3.4
49.5 % 2PT 49.8 %
34.1 % 3PT 28.1 %
69.6 % FT 75.9 %
73.9 PIR 71.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.7 Points 73.3
35.6 Rebounds 37.9
10.1 O. Rebounds 9.7
25.4 D. Rebounds 28.1
15.3 Assists 11.0
5.6 Steals 5.6
4.0 Blocks 2.4
56.7 % 2PT 47.0 %
33.1 % 3PT 32.2 %
75.6 % FT 69.1 %
90.4 PIR 72.9

Head Coaches

RIMAC, SLAVEN
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"Germani Brescia is a team that looks very much like the FMP team we played against on Saturday in the ABA League in terms of the way they play. The core of the team has been together for many years, so the players know each other well, and every season the Italians bring in some quality foreigners. Our Tuesday rivals play team basketball. With good energy on both sides of the court, we must respond to their actions and tricks on the offense. In Brescia, we have proven that we can play with them, but I still expect a challenging game where we have to compete with our opponents given our positive pace in recent matches and increased confidence. The question is, what kind of Germani Brescia will we see on Tuesday in Stožice, but I believe we will be the on our A game. The team is aware of the opportunity ahead. We were able to make a lot out of a very bad situation, and we simply need to build on that in the future."
ESPOSITO, VINCENZO
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"The two important wins of Ljubljana against Darussafaka and Kazan completely re-open the race for the fourth place in the group. Ljubljana is among the most experienced teams in the group, searching the control of the rhythm. We must control rebounds and have a better performance than the one we had in Treviso."

Players

ZIRBES, MAIK
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"Tuesday's match with Germani Brescia is extremely important to us, but at the same time, the fact that we have regained our confidence in recent games is very important. We are well on our way to breaking through the seamstress's ear into the second leg of 7DAYS EuroCup, and we have yet to prove this against our Tuesday rivals."
ZERINI, ANDREA
Germani Brescia Leonessa
"We are playing against a very strong team, which started the season badly but now is on the road to recovery. For us it will be a very tough game, even though we have shown that we can compete at a high level against all the other teams. The game against Ljubljana is fundamental for us in order to try to join the Top 16, a crucial stage for our European journey."

Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Germani Brescia Leonessa

· 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, Brescia won at home, 78-71, with 16 points by Deandre Lansdowne.

Monday, November 18, 2019
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Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana

Streaks
Codi Miller has collected at least one steal in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Miller has scored at least 11 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Miller has racked a PIR of at least 10 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Jaka Blazic has scored at least 10 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Codi Miller-McIntyre posted his career high in points with 21 for Olimpija against Brescia on October 16, 2019.
Andrija Stipanovic posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 4 for Olimpija against Brescia on October 16, 2019.
Marko Simonovic posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 9 for Olimpija against Brescia on October 16, 2019.
Justin Cobbs posted his career high in index rating with 36 for Cedevita Zagreb against Arka on November 21, 2018.
Justin Cobbs posted his career high in points with 28 for Cedevita Zagreb against Arka on November 21, 2018.

Season Rankings
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.2 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.5 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.5 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.4 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Marko Simonovic is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 50.0% .

Germani Brescia Leonessa

Streaks
Kenneth Horton has hit at least one three in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Angelo Warner posted his career high in index rating with 10 for Brescia against Olimpija on October 16, 2019.
Tyler Cain posted his career high in blocks with 3 for Brescia against Olimpija on October 16, 2019.
Deandre Lansdowne posted his career high in minutes with 30 for Brescia against Olimpija on October 16, 2019.
Kenneth Horton posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 7 for Brescia against Olimpija on October 16, 2019.
Kenneth Horton posted his career high in total rebounds with 8 for Brescia against Olimpija on October 16, 2019.

Season Rankings
Germani Brescia Leonessa Andrea Zerini is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.2 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Awudu Abass is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.5 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Kenneth Horton is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.8 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Luca Vitali is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.1 per game.
Germani Brescia Leonessa Luca Vitali is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 300.0% .
Germani Brescia Leonessa Tyler Cain is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.0 per game.

Monday, November 18, 2019
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Germani Brescia Leonessa
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
Home record vs. Germani Brescia Leonessa: 0-0
Away record vs. Germani Brescia Leonessa: 0-1
Germani Brescia Leonessa
Home record vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana: 1-0
Away record vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 16 October 2019 Regular Season Germani Brescia Leonessa 78 - 71 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana