2019-20Regular SeasonRound 4
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Records

2-1 Regular Season 1-2
2-1 Overall 1-2

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Milan will try to extend one streak and snap another when it hosts Fenerbahce on Friday. Milan is on a two-game winning streak after losing a season opener, and will try to make it three in a row this season. On the other hand, Fenerbahce has lost both of its first two road games this season, and after finally getting its first win of the season on home floor, not it hopes to open its account away from home, as well.

History lesson

This is the game in which Milan will try to snap a long losing streak against Fenerbahce, which has won their last 10 head-to-head games. The last time Milan beat Fenerbahce was in March of 2014. Five of those games finished with a margin of 7 or fewer points, however, in the last two games in Milan, the visitors scored 92 and 104 points respectively.

More than a dozen titles

Milan head coach Ettore Messina has returned to the EuroLeague this summer, and it did not take long for him to meet Fenerbahce led by Zeljko Obradovic. The two head coaches have combined to win 13 EuroLeague titles in the past 27 years. They go head to head for the first time since December 2013 when Messina was with CSKA and Obradovic was in his first year at the current job.

Marquee matchup

Coming off a 39-point performance, all eyes will be on Fenerbahce's Nando De Colo to see what he will be able to do for an encore. On the other side, there will be Milan's Sergio Rodriguez. The two were backcourt mates at CSKA Moscow the last two seasons, as they helped the team win 56 games over that span, reach the Final Four both seasons, and finally win the 2019 EuroLeague title. Rodriguez and De Colo have been on the opposite sides in the past when Rodriguez was with Real Madrid, and De Colo first with Valencia Basket then with CSKA. The last they faced each other was in March of 2016.

Keys to victory: Milan

Milan has been going down low quite a lot in the first three games, but not always with great percentages as the team has the third-lowest two-point accuracy (45.1%). Milan makes up for some of it in offensive rebounding, however, Fenerbahce is one of the best teams allowing the fourth-fewest offensive boards (9.3 per game). It will be a big battle inside, and it will be important for Milan to control it.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce had a slower start to the season, especially from the offensive standpoint, but the indications are that Coach Obradovic men have been improving, and will want to continue that trend in Milan. What Fenerbahce will need to going into another road game is to keep a high energy level on defense. In addition, Fenerbahce has been good at forcing turnovers this season, and running in transition would be a perfect recipe to ease the pressure off the half-court offense until it starts clicking again.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Euroleague.net
AX Armani Exchange Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
00 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 26
1 MACK, SHELVIN G 1.91 29
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 34
6 BILIGHA, PAUL C 2.00 29
7 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08 26
9 MORASCHINI, RICCARDO G 1.94 28
10 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 32
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO G 1.91 33
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 26
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91 28
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 33
23 BURNS, CHRISTIAN F 2.03 34
30 WHITE, AARON F 2.06 27
32 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 30
40 SCOLA, LUIS F 2.06 39
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98 27
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 29
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 27
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 18
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 32
21 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 28
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 29
32 CANDAN, BERKAY F 2.05 26
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 36
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 26
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 31
77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 28
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 32

Player Stats

Micov, V. / 15.5 Scola, L. / 15.0 Rodriguez, S. / 13.7
De Colo, N. / 26.7 Muhammed, A. / 8.0 Kalinic, N. / 7.7
Tarczewski, K. / 7.0 Scola, L. / 6.3 Brooks, J. / 4.3
Williams, D. / 7.0 Vesely, J. / 4.0 De Colo, N. / 3.7
Sloukas, K. / 4.0 De Colo, N. / 3.0 Vesely, J. / 2.5
Rodriguez, S. / 1.3 Scola, L. / 1.0 Brooks, J. / 0.7
2PT
White, A. / 66.7 % Roll, M. / 60.0 % Micov, V. / 53.8 %
De Colo, N. / 71.0 % Muhammed, A. / 60.0 % Vesely, J. / 58.3 %
3PT
Brooks, J. / 66.7 % Micov, V. / 50.0 % Della Valle, A. / 50.0 %
Westermann, L. / 100.0 % Datome, L. / 66.7 % Kalinic, N. / 50.0 %
FT
Rodriguez, S. / 100.0 % Micov, V. / 100.0 % Brooks, J. / 100.0 %
Sloukas, K. / 100.0 % Muhammed, A. / 100.0 % Duverioglu, A. / 100.0 %
PIR
Scola, L. / 15.0 Rodriguez, S. / 14.0 Micov, V. / 14.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
76.0 Points 73.3
35.0 Rebounds 31.7
11.7 O. Rebounds 9.7
23.3 D. Rebounds 22.0
14.0 Assists 15.7
4.3 Steals 5.0
3.0 Blocks 2.3
45.1 % 2PT 49.0 %
40.3 % 3PT 38.2 %
74.1 % FT 76.9 %
77.7 PIR 73.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 76.3
38.0 Rebounds 31.3
12.7 O. Rebounds 9.3
25.3 D. Rebounds 22.0
12.3 Assists 18.3
6.0 Steals 6.7
2.0 Blocks 4.0
52.5 % 2PT 54.4 %
26.3 % 3PT 38.8 %
84.6 % FT 72.2 %
86.3 PIR 85.7
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AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

· Fenerbahce has won 10 games in a row against Milan and holds an 11-3 advantage in head-to-head games.

· Fenerbahce matched its club record for free throws made in the EuroLeague with 31 against Milan in January 2014.

· Milan twice matched its club-record with 19 offensive rebounds against Fenerbahce, first in October 2014 and again in December 2018.

· Ettore Messina and Zeljko Obradovic, two head coaches who have combined to win 13 EuroLeague titles in the past 27 years, go head to head for the first time since December 2013.

· Milan's Sergio Rodriguez and Fenerbahce's Nando De Colo were backcourt mates at CSKA Moscow the last two seasons. They helped the team win the 2019 EuroLeague title. Fenerbahce guard Leo Westermann was their teammate at CSKA during the 2017-18 season.

· Milan's Aaron White and Fenerbahce's Leo Westermann were teammates at Zalgiris Kaunas last season. They helped Zalgiris reach the 2019 EuroLeague Playoffs.

· Fenerbahce's Nikola Kalinic has been a teammate of Milan's Nemanja Nedovic on the Serbian national team. They won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

· Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo earned Top 16 Round 7 MVP honors in the 2014-15 season when playing for CSKA Moscow in a 97-75 victory over Milan. He tallied 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 29.

· Fenerbahce guard Kostas Sloukas set his career-high in rebounds with 7 playing for Fenerbahce against Milan in November 2016.

· Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic scored a career-high 31 points and accumulated a career-best index rating of 36 playing for Unicaja Malaga in a 91-99 road win at Fenerbahce in April 2018.

· Milan guard Andrea Cinciarini matched a career-high in assists with 7 against Fenerbahce in February 2018.

· Milan forward Jeff Brooks posted his career-high in assists with 6 playing for Cantu against Fenerbahce in December 2012.

· Milan center Kaleb Tarczewski matched his career-highs of 10 total rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds against Fenerbahce in December 2018.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

AX Armani Exchange Milan

Roster
Milan is carrying 14 players on its active roster, so at least two players must sit out every game.

Streaks
Vlado Micov has collected at least 1 steal in eight of his last nine appearances.
Arturas Gudaitis has blocked at least 1 shot in six of his last seven appearances.
Sergio Rodriguez has made 13 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Kaleb Tarczewski is tied for fifth this season with 7.0 rebounds per game.
Sergio Rodriguez ranks fourth this season with 5.7 assists per game.

Records/Milestones
Sergio Rodriguez ranks fifth all-time with 1,110 assists; Former CSKA great Milos Teodosic is fourth with 1,126.
Rodriguez ranks seventh all-time with 383 three-pointers made. His former teammate, Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid, is sixth with 403 and counting.
Rodriguez is 33 points shy of reaching 2,500 for his career.
Luis Scola ranks eighth all-time with 826 two-pointers made. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv manager Nikola Vujcic is seventh with 850.
Vladimir Micov needs 4 assists to reach 400 for his career.
Kaleb Tarczewski ranks fourth all-time with 66.8% two-point accuracy.
Tarczewski ranks third all-time in true shooting percentages at 67.7%.
Arturas Gudaitis ranks sixth all-time in true shooting percentages at 65.0%.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Big man Joffrey Lauvergne has yet to play this season due to injury.

Rankings
Luigi Datome has made 21 consecutive free throws.
Melih Mahmutoglu has made 18 consecutive free throws.
Mahmutoglu has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven games.
De Colo has scored at least 15 points and made at least 2 three-pointers in each of his last seven games.

Rankings
Nando De Colo ranks first this season in average PIR with 27.6 per game and in scoring with 26.6 points per game.
Derrick Williams is tied for fifth this season with 7.0 rebounds per game.
Ahmet Duverioglu is tied for fourth this season with 1.3 blocks per game.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks seventh all-time with 406 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Vesely ranks ninth all-time with 811 two-pointers made. AX Armani Exchange Milan’s Luis Scola is eighth with 826 and counting.
Vesely ranks 13th all-time with 139 blocks. Denis Marconato is 12th with 140 and Robertas Javtokas 11th with 144.
Vesely ranks 14th all-time with 1,014 rebounds. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv manager Nikola Vujcic is 13th with 1,037.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free throw accuracy at 93.7%. Luigi Datome ranks sixth at 91.1%.
De Colo ranks eighth all-time with 2,767 points. His former CSKA Moscow backcourt partner Milos Teodosic is seventh with 2,807 points scored.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 695 free throws made.
De Colo ranks ninth all-time with 3,106 index rating points.
Ahmet Duverioglu ranks third all-time with 67.1% two-point accuracy.
Kostas Sloukas ranks 13th all-time with 780 assists. Pablo Prigioni is 12th with 804 career assists.
Sloukas ranks 15th all-time with 88.4% free throw accuracy.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 11
AX Armani Exchange Milan Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
AX Armani Exchange Milan
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 2-5
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 1-6
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan: 6-1
Away record vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan: 5-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 28 March 2019 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 90 - 104 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2018-19 13 December 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 92 - 85 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2017-18 22 February 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 89 - 70 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2017-18 19 October 2017 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 86 - 92 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2016-17 06 January 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 86 - 79 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2016-17 24 November 2016 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 70 - 79 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 20 March 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 98 - 77 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2014-15 22 January 2015 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 71 - 82 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 20 November 2014 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 74 - 80 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 17 October 2014 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 77 - 74 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 28 March 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 73 - 82 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 30 January 2014 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 90 - 85 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2011-12 29 February 2012 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani 85 - 72 Fenerbahce Ulker
2011-12 25 January 2012 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker 65 - 63 EA7 Emporio Armani