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Round of 16 is set - Feb 22, 2017


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Strasbourg - Aris 81-70

Aris protected the lead from the opening leg and advanced into the next round. The game was mostly controlled by Strasbourg IG. Aris managed to win fourth quarter 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) notched 19 points to lead the effort and American-Polish point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Even 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) by American guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) did not help to save the game for Aris. Guard Thodoris Zaras (197-88) added 19 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the guests. Aris' coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: E.Walker 19+3reb+2ast, F.Ntilikina 15+4reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 13+6reb+2ast, J.Leloup 8+5reb+5ast, E.Murphy 8+2reb, P.Lacombe 8+7reb+4ast
Aris: T.Zaras 19+1reb, W.Cummings 14+5reb+4ast, V.Jankovic 11+5reb+2ast, J.Jackson 7+5reb, M.Jenkins 6+1reb+1ast, T.Dragicevic 4+3reb
gschID: 534371


Umana VE - Ventspils 70-61

Umana Venezia knocked down Ventspils to reach Round of 16 stage. Ventspils were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Umana Venezia forced 20 Ventspils turnovers and had a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Greek-American swingman Michael Bramos (196-87, college: Miami, OH) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Umana Venezia's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 18 points and 4 assists and American swingman Folarin Campbell (189-86, college: George Mason) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: M.Ejim 18+5reb+1ast, M.Bramos 17+11reb+1ast, T.McGee 16+3reb+2ast, J.Hagins 5+7reb+1ast, M.Haynes 5+4reb+5ast, J.Viggiano 5+6reb+1ast
Ventspils: W.Deane 18+4reb+4ast, F.Campbell 15+6reb+3ast, R.Zakis 9+2reb+1ast, I.Jakovics 6+1reb, K.Janicenoks 4+2reb+1ast, M.Gulbis 4+6reb
gschID: 534372


Ludwigsburg - Maccabi Rishon 84-82

Ludwigsburg eked out a narrow home win over Maccabi Rishon to seal their next round birth. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. EnBW Ludwigsburg made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. American power forward Jack Cooley (206-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). The other American import swingman Kelvin Martin (195-89, college: Charleston So.) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Javon McCrea (201-92, college: Buffalo) replied with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Shawn Dawson (198-93) added 21 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) in the effort for Maccabi Rishon. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ludwigsburg: J.Cooley 20+8reb, K.Martin 15+7reb, T.Cotton 11+6reb+3ast, D.McCray 8, R.Trice 8+2reb+3ast, D.Crawford 7+1reb+1ast
Maccabi Rishon: S.Dawson 21+3reb, J.McCrea 18+8reb+4ast, M.Wayns 16+6ast, P.Richard 10+5reb+2ast, I.Zalmanson 5+4reb, E.Kadir 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 534376


Partizan - PAOK 78-82

PAOK surprised Partizan in Belgrade and stole the next round tickets from the hosts. The guests were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-18 Partizan's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-78 at the end of the game. PAOK forced 22 Partizan turnovers. Strangely Partizan outrebounded PAOK 43-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Partizan was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Thaddus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Four PAOK players scored in double figures. PAOK's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Stefan Pot (196-94) scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Top scorers:
PAOK: T.McFadden 26+5reb+7ast, J.Sibert 16+1ast, Z.Peiners 15+6reb+1ast, V.Margaritis 12+3reb+2ast, K.Clanton 8+10reb+2ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 2+2reb+1ast
Partizan: N.Velickovic 19+8reb+2ast, S.Pot 11+6reb+6ast, M.Andric 11+1ast, S.Bircevic 11+7reb+1ast, A.Vrabac 8+4reb+2ast, F.Robinson 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 534375


EWE Baskets - Avtodor 98-89

EWE Baskets outlasted visiting Avtodor to seal their Round of 16 appearance. Avtodor trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 21 after three quarters before a 31-19 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 89-98 at the end of the game. EWE Baskets dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Avtodor's 42. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 16-of-18 shooting from the field). The other American import guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. American Nick Minnerath (207-88, college: Detroit Mercy) replied with 21 points and 8 rebounds and guard Sergey Bykov (190-83) added 19 points and 8 assists in the effort for Avtodor. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: B.Qvale 34+8reb+3ast, R.Paulding 16+3reb+4ast, C.Kramer 14+7reb+10ast, P.Schwethelm 11+1ast, F.Massenat 10+4reb+6ast, D.Kramer 7+2reb+1ast
Avtodor: N.Minnerath 21+8reb+1ast, S.Bykov 19+1reb+8ast, E.Kolesnikov 15+3reb+2ast, B.Frazier 11+3reb+4ast, V.Hunter 11+5reb+1ast, A.Makiev 4+3reb
gschID: 534373


CEZ Nymburk - Banco di Srd 84-63

CEZ Nymburk crushed visitin Banco di Sardegna but could not avoid the elimination. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. Banco di Srd was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CEZ Nymburk looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Banco di Srd's players. Banco di Srd was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. The other American import forward Diamon Simpson (204-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. American guard Trevor Lacey (190-91, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points in the effort for Banco di Srd. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: D.Simpson 18+12reb+1ast, B.Allen 18+3reb+6ast, E.Lawrence 16+5reb+10ast, H.Sant-Roos 15+5reb+3ast, S.Holt 6+2reb+1ast, P.Benda 6+3reb
Banco di Srd: T.Lacey 17+6reb+5ast, D.Savanovic 14+4reb+3ast, G.Lawal 9+6reb, R.Stipcevic 7+2ast, D.Bell 6+3reb, T.Lydeka 5+5reb
gschID: 534378


AEK Athens - Juventus 75-54

AEK coasted past Juventus in Athens to punch Round of 16 tickets. The game was mostly controlled by AEK Athens. Juventus was better in second period 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AEK Athens looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 5 assists. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four AEK Athens players scored in double figures. Guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St., agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 4 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Juventus. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: C.Elonu 14+6reb+1ast, M.Dixon 14+2reb+5ast, D.Haritopoulos 11+2reb+1ast, D.Sakota 10+2reb+2ast, K.Vasiliadis 9+2reb+2ast, D.McGrath 8+3reb+4ast
Juventus: O.Galdikas 11+4reb, J.Diggs 10+3reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 9+8reb, G.Sirutavicius 7+3reb, V.Sulskis 4+11reb+3ast, A.Best 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 534374


Pinar Karsiyaka - Fraport SKY 72-52

Pinar Karsiyaka eliminated Fraport SKY following a 20-point home win. The game was mostly controlled by Pinar Karsiyaka. Deutsche Bank Skyliners was better in fourth quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pinar Karsiyaka dominated on the defensive end, holding Deutsche Bank Skyliners to just 6 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Deutsche Bank Skyliners' 22. Pinar Karsiyaka forced 19 Deutsche Bank Skyliners turnovers. American players dominated the game. Point guard J'Covan Brown (188-90, college: Texas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 assists. Point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Forward Mike Morrison (206-89, college: George Mason, agency: Interperformances) replied with 12 points and 8 rebounds and guard Quantez Robertson (188-84, college: Auburn, agency: Interperformances) added 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 18+1reb+1ast, J.Brown 17+2reb+9ast, J.Owens 13+6reb, A.Egemen Guven 10+4reb, M.Ponitka 6+6reb+3ast, M.Baygul 4+2reb
Fraport SKY: M.Morrison 12+8reb, K.Vaughn 10+2reb+1ast, S.Huff 9+3reb, S.Shields 9+3reb+1ast, Q.Robertson 6+5reb+4ast, A.English 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 534377


  




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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor20.3 
 2. Smith, Khimik17.6 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken17.3 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK16.2 
 5. Mullings, Kataja B.15.5 
 6. Brown, Pinar K.15.5 
 7. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.4 
 8. Cummings, Aris15.2 
 9. Vojvoda, Szolnok15.1 
 10. Baron, Neptunas14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.7 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks9.8 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.5 
 4. Auguste, Usak8.8 
 5. Anosike, Openjobm.8.5 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.8.1 
 7. Ellis, Mornar Bar7.7 
 8. Petrov, Khimik7.4 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.9 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona6.8 
 4. Frazier, Avtodor6.5 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.6.2 
 6. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 7. Mirkovic, Oradea5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.4 
 9. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.3.3 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.5 
 3. McKissic, Usak2.4 
 4. Robertson, Fraport .2.4 
 5. Wright, Monaco2.2 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 7. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 8. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 9. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 10. Green, Pinar K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus2.3 
 3. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 4. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 5. Kulig, Banvit BK1.4 
 6. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
 7. Cusin, Scandone AV1.3 
 8. Denison, Oradea1.3 
 9. Niang, Iberosta.1.2 
 10. Kaba, Mega Leks1.2 
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