2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 19, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 AUDI DOME

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 76.6
33.8 Rebounds 36.0
9.0 O. Rebounds 12.8
24.8 D. Rebounds 23.2
16.8 Assists 15.8
8.8 Steals 5.8
3.2 Blocks 3.0
12.2 Turnovers 12.4
51.2 % 2PT 46.0 %
37.4 % 3PT 34.7 %
80.3 % FT 82.7 %
87.0 Index 83.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.6 / Djedovic Points 11.8 / Datome
5.2 / Renfroe Rebounds 6.8 / Vesely
1.4 / Renfroe OR 3.2 / Vesely
3.8 / Renfroe DR 3.6 / Vesely
4.4 / Renfroe Assists 3.8 / Sloukas
1.4 / Gavel Steals 1.2 / Dixon
1.4 / Thompson Blocks 1.5 / Udoh
4.4 / Renfroe Turnovers 2.6 / Sloukas
83.3 % / Zipser 2PT 66.7 % / Yurtseven
66.7 % / Bryant 3PT 50.0 % / Yurtseven
100.0 % / Thompson FT 94.4 % / Datome
18.0 / Djedovic Index 14.0 / Vesely


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
2-3 Regular Season 4-1
2-3 Overall 4-1


Crew Chief

The Take

In the Game of the Week, the hosts from Munich look for a first victory in their fourth try against Fenerbahce. Should it come, the timing could not be better, as Bayern only plays at home in Munich once again during the regular season - against defending champion Real Madrid - and needs to even its record before going on the road. Fenerbahce rides a three-game winning streak into town, and with one more victory, could control the group for the foreseeable future. The teams aren't statistically far apart in much. In fact, Bayern shoots better from the field, has more points, blocks, steals, assists and defensive rebounds. But Fenerbahce makes the most of its possessions, getting 50% more offensive rebounds than Bayern and scoring 6.5 more points at the free throw line. Watch for interesting backcourt matchups with guards Alex Renfroe and Nihad Djedovic playing almost 30 minutes per game in Bayern's nine-man lineup. Strangely, Renfroe is the top defensive rebounder (3.8 per game) on both of these teams. He and Djedovic, the Euroleague's fifth-ranked scorer right now (16.6), have shooter Bogdan Bogdanovic and dangerous Bobby Dixion to handle. Frontcourt matchups feature Dusko Savanovic, John Bryant and Deon Thompson for the hosts trying to hold back Jan Vesely, Ekpe Udoh, Pero Antic and Nikola Kalinic for the guests. That's a tall order, and if small forward Luigi Datome stays hot for Fenerbahce, Bryce Taylor or KC Rivers will have to defend above their height to help stop him. Bayern has to play this one with a sense of urgency against a more-experienced and confident opponent.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Game Notes

FC Bayern Munich

Nihad Djedovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six Euroleague appearances.

Djedovic has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Paul Zisper is 10 for 10 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

Anton Gavel has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight Euroleague games.

Nihad Djedovic was a teammate of Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome with Virtus Rome for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

Vasilije Micic was a teammate of Fenerbahce's Nikola Kalinic and Bogdan Bogdanovic on the Serbian national team at EuroBasket 2013.

John Bryant recorded one of his finest Euroleague games last season against Fenerbahce. He totaled 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals for a performance index rating of 24, which was a career best. Nevertheless, Fenerbahce won 86-93.

Fenerbahce Istanbul

Gigi Datome has averaged 16.3 points and a performance index rating of 14 in home games this season, but just 5 points and a 7 index rating on the road.

Kostas Sloukas, then with Olympiacos, set a Euroleague career high with 8 assists at Bayern Munich in a 103-105 win in December 2013.

Jan Vesely posted a double double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in an opening night victory over Bayern.

Bobby Dixon and Bayern guard K.C. Rivers were teammates at Benetton Treviso for the final months of the 2009-10 season.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

FC Bayern Munich
"Fenerbahce Istanbul has the whole package to win the Euroleague title. They are ambitious, have the very successful coach and the best players in Europe. They will come to Munich well prepared, but if we show passion on the court and believe in ourselves, we will have good chances to win this game."
Fenerbahce Istanbul
"The situation in our group is very complicated. We have five more games and after every game things can change easily. We have to try to play a good game that allows us to stay close to our target, which is being in the Top 16."


FC Bayern Munich
"We have to build on our performances against Khimki and Strasbourg and remain focused. I am sure that we have enough quality to win against Fenerbahce. In the end everything comes down to our defense. You can always score 140 points per game, but it does not matter if your opponent scores one point more than you. Defense is the key to success."
Fenerbahce Istanbul
"We know them very well. It was tough to win in Munich, they are an experienced team that play fast in transition. Also, we saw they lost against Crvena Zvezda at home but they could have won on the road in Madrid, so we will have to find our chance in defense and offense."

Fenerbahce cruises to fourth straight win

Fenerbahce Istanbul scored the first 11 points at Munich and never looked back in throttling Bayern Munich 67-84 to remain in first place in Group A of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Bobby Dixon led the way for Fenerbahce with 25 points - 16 of those in the first quarter as the visitors built an early 20-point lead. Luigi Datome added 17 points and 6 assists, while Ekpe Udoh and Pero Antic each scored 10 for Fenerbahce, which collected its fourth straight improve to 5-1. Bayern dropped its third game in a row to fall to 2-4. Nihad Djedovic led the Bayern attack with 16 points, while Paul Zipser, K.C.Rivers and Bryce Taylor scored 10 apiece.

First quarter: White-hot Dixon fuels Fenerbahce with 16 points

Bayern coach Svetislav Pesic made one change to the starting line with John Bryant starting for Dusko Savanovic alongside Alex Renfroe, Taylor, Djedovic and Deon Thompson. Fenerbahce boss Zeljko Obradovic subbed out two players in his first five with Jan Vesely and Nikola Kalinic playing for Bogdan Bogdanovic and Antic alongside Dixon, Datome and Udoh. Kalinic opened the scoring with a dunk for the guests and after a steal in the front court Vasely threw down a dunk for a 0-4 lead after just 30 seconds. Vasely and Dixon followed with jumpers and after Bayern missed its second shot of the game - to go with 2 turnovers - Dixon nailed a three-pointer for an 0-11 lead - and a Bayern timeout with 7:42 left in the first quarter. Thompson finally got Bayern on the scoreboard at the 7:22 minute mark with a dunk. The yellow wave of offense continued with another three-pointer from Dixon and a jumper from Datome as the advantage grew to 2-16. After a Bryant tip-in, Dixon knocked down his third three-pointer to increase the cushion to 15 points at 4-19. Taylor and Thompson were able to score but Dixon continued his personal highlight reel with another three-ball and a jumper to make it 8-24 - with the guard having already scored 16 points. Young guard Berk Ugurlu came on and scored a layup to increase the lead to 20. The lead was 10-30 after 10 minutes following a dunk from Datome.

Second quarter: Mahmutoglu tallies 8 points as Fenerbahce keeps Bayern at bay

Rivers started the quarter scoring with a three-pointer, but Bayern’s problem was getting defensive stops. Udoh hit Fenerbahce’s first basket and Melih Mahmutoglu nailed a triple from the left wing to re-establish a 20-point lead 15-35. After Vasilije Micic free throws, Zipser cleaned up a loose ball after Ugurlu blocked Djedovic on a fast break to make it 17-35. Datome answered with a three and Antic nailed a trey of his own as the gap swelled to 19-41. Zipser tried to keep Bayern close with a three-pointer but Mahmutoglu punched right back with another triple for a 22-44 advantage. Bayern followed with its best sequence with Bryant hitting a baseline jumper, Renfroe nailing a three-ball and Thompson’s free throw for a 6-0 run to trim the margin to 28-44. Mahmutoglu raced back after a free throw for a layup and then Datome sent Vesely through the air for an alley-oop and a 28-48 lead. Thompson and Udoh swapped baskets in the final minute and Fenerbahce led 30-50 at intermission.

Third quarter: Bayern cut deficit to 15 but can’t get closer

Dixon continued his hot shooting with a triple to start the second half for a 30-53 lead. Taylor’s free throws were Bayern’s first points of the quarter. Udoh’s hook pushed the lead back to 23 points, but Taylor knocked down a three-pointer followed by a Djedovic jumper and a Rivers triple and Bayern was to within 40-56. And another Taylor triple trimmed the gap to 43-58. But Datome was there to nail a three-pointer with the shot clock winding down. Datome added a dunk and bonus free throw as the advantage was back up to 22 points - 43-65. Bayern continued to hit three-pointers with Djedovic nailing one from long range and Rivers scored inside to get the deficit to 48-65. But Udoh’s two foul shots left Fenerbahce up 48-67 after three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Threes from Antic, Dixon keep Bayern from mounting comeback

Vasely’s free throw opened the fourth and Fenerbahce’s cushion was back up to 23 points after an Antic corner three to make it 48-71. A Djedovic layup and Renfroe layin got Bayern to within 52-71. But Antic again was on target from the right corner and Dixon knocked down his sixth three-ball and the cushion was 54-77. Bayern wanted to at least cut into the deficit for point differential as Renfroe scored and Djedovic converted a three-point play and two more free throws to make it 61-77 with four minutes to play. Dixon nailed yet another three-pointer to stop the Bayern run inside the three-minute mark and Kalinic knocked down a long two as the lead grew to 61-83 with less than two minutes to play. The remainder of the game saw Fenerbahce coach Zeljko Obradovic send out his young prospects.

Bobby Dixon - Fenerbahce Istanbul - EB15
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Attendance: 6494
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FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RIVERS, K.C. 29:59 10 2/2 2/6     4 4           2 1 9
9 THOMPSON, DEON 17:42 7 3/5   1/2           1     2   1
11 SEIFERTH, ANDREAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 RENFROE, ALEX 18:06 7 1/3 1/2 2/2 1 2 3 2   1     3 3 8
13 MICIC, VASILIJE 14:56 2 0/2 0/4 2/2   2 2 2 1 2   1 4 3 -3
14 DJEDOVIC, NIHAD 30:16 16 5/9 1/4 3/3   1 1 2 2 2   2 3 2 9
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 21:01 10 2/4 2/4   2 3 5 3   2     3 3 12
21 KOVACEVIC, DEJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 GAVEL, ANTON 6:58     0/1         1         1   -1
41 MAYR, DANIEL 15:28 1 0/1   1/4   2 2           1 2  
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 24:18 10 1/2 2/4 2/2 1   1     2       2 8
54 BRYANT, JOHN 21:16 4 2/5     2 7 9 4 1     1 3   11
Team           2 1 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 67 16/33 8/25 11/15 8 22 30 14 4 12 0 4 22 16 55
        48.5% 32% 73.3%
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
Fenerbahce Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
8 UDOH, EKPE 26:09 10 3/5   4/4 3 3 6 2     1   2 2 17
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH 16:29 8 1/1 2/4     1 1           1 1 7
12 ANTIC, PERO 24:03 10   3/7 1/2 1 2 3 3   1     2 1 9
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 YURTSEVEN, OMER 1:38   0/1       1 1           1   -1
18 ARNA, EGEHAN 1:38     0/1     1 1                
22 BAYRAK, ERCAN 1:30                              
23 UGURLU, BERK 12:44 2 1/1 0/1     2 2 1     1   1 2 6
24 VESELY, JAN 26:35 8 3/5   2/4 1 4 5   4 1 2   4 4 14
33 KALINIC, NIKOLA 31:16 4 2/5 0/2 0/2 1 2 3 4   2     3 4 3
35 DIXON, BOBBY 27:16 25 2/4 7/13     4 4 5 2 1     1 3 29
70 DATOME, LUIGI 30:42 17 3/4 2/5 5/5 1 4 5 6   2     1 5 26
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 84 15/26 14/33 12/17 8 26 34 21 6 8 4 0 16 22 112
        57.7% 42.4% 70.6%

Head Coaches

FC Bayern Munich
"They played excellently the first 10 minutes. Fenerbahce was better. They moved the ball excellent, made practically every shot. After we woke up we played better. We played better defense, and in the end, we lost the game, but we won the second [half] and never gave up. We fought until the end, even though Fenerbahce was special - like from another world. "
Fenerbahce Istanbul
"I want to congratulate both fans for an excellent atmosphere. I think this is very good for basketball. It’s really something to help basketball to be at the level we want it to be. We opened the game very well. We opened very aggressive defensively. We moved the ball excellent in the first quarter. To score like we did in the first quarter was not normal. We took a 20-point advantage and played well the rest of the game. We knew that Bayern is a good team and I told my team at halftime that they would come back in the second half. They continued to fight until the end. I know Coach Pesic and that they would never good up. I’m satisfied with the game and now for me it will be really good to see how we react in the Turkish championship. We have had a lot of up-and-down games. "


FC Bayern Munich
"We just played poorly. Nothing worked on offense or defense. We wanted to come back in the second half, but 20 points was too much. We wanted to come back and show character for our fans. It was tough to find our rhythm against Fenerbahce. Maybe we wanted it too much. "
Fenerbahce Istanbul
"We started good with an 11-0 lead and led by 20 points after the first quarter. We just stayed with the lead the rest of the game and tried to play good. It was a very, very good game for us, very important to play hard defense like we wanted to. It was a good result for us. Bobby is incredible. When he gets it going, it makes it a lot easier for everyone on the court. He got some open shots and hit them; it was a great game for him, but also for the whole team. "
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