2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 12, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 LE PALIO

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
70.3 Points 71.3
30.5 Rebounds 34.5
10.0 O. Rebounds 11.3
20.5 D. Rebounds 23.3
17.0 Assists 16.3
7.0 Steals 5.8
1.8 Blocks 1.8
18.0 Turnovers 12.8
47.2 % 2PT 42.4 %
38.8 % 3PT 34.7 %
62.1 % FT 78.8 %
66.3 Index 71.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
10.3 / Traore Points 19.3 / Gentile
5.5 / Traore Rebounds 4.3 / Macvan
1.8 / Traore OR 2.3 / McLean
3.8 / Traore DR 3.5 / Gentile
4.5 / Schaffartzik Assists 4.8 / Gentile
1.8 / Culpepper Steals 1.5 / Jenkins
1.0 / Traore Blocks 0.5 / Gentile
2.8 / Traore Turnovers 2.5 / Simon
60.0 % / Traore 2PT 66.7 % / Barac
50.0 % / Westermann 3PT 58.3 % / Jenkins
100.0 % / Boungou-Colo FT 100.0 % / Lafayette
10.8 / Schaffartzik Index 20.0 / Gentile

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Referee
JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN, Spain
Umpire
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland

The Take

The clash to escape last place in Group B sees French champion Limoges CSP host EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Limoges has lost back-to-back games and is 0-2 at home this season with the losses coming by a combined 48 points. Milan has lost three straight and fell to Anadolu Efes by 16 in its lone road game. Limoges has struggled in some areas this season; its 30.5 rebounds per game rank second-to-last, while its 58 free throws and 62.1% accuracy rate are among the worst in the competition. However its 38.8% three-point shooting ranks among the best. Where Limoges has truly struggled is its 18 turnovers per game, which is second most in the league. The ball handling trio of Leo Westermann, Heiko Schaffartzik and Randy Culpepper will need to protect the ball better against Milan’s Oliver Lafayette and Charles Jenkins. Milan swingman Alessandro Gentile is the top scorer in the Euroleague this season with an average of 19.3 points per game and will be the likely focal point of the Limoges defensive setup. Since losing Milan Macvan to a broken hand, Robbie Hummel could get extended minutes at power forward alongside big men Jamel McLean and Stanko Barac. Nobel Boungou-Colo will likely be charged with stopping Gentile it what may be the key matchup in the game, while Ali Traore tries to generate offense inside. An intense 40 minutes awaits fans on Thursday.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Game Notes

Limoges CSP

Limoges and Milan played six times in the 1980s and 90s. This will be the first time they play since the 1996-97 Euroleague.

Heiko Schaffartzik has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Nobel Boungou-Colo has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

Alessandro Gentile is the top scorer in the Euroleague this season with an average of 19.3 points per game.

Alessandro Gentile has scored in double figures in 14 straight Euroleague appearances.

Jamel McLean dominated inside in a pair of victories for ALBA Berlin over Limoges last season. He averaged 18 points on 76.5% shooting plus 7 rebounds and 4.5 assists for an average performance index rating of 29.

Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Jasmin Repesa coached Limoges forward Yakhouba Diawara 10 years ago – during the 2005-06 season at Climamio Bologna.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We need to play a different game. So far we have always struggled to finish games. It can't happen again. We are trying to improve day by day and in Limoges in a do-or-die situation we need to show all our improvements."

Players

SIMON, KRUNOSLAV
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We are on a losing streak but it's pointless to cry over it while it's important to respond on the court. We need to play a physical game for 40 minutes because then our quality could be decisive."

Limoges locks down Milan for 74-65 home win

Limoges CSP got back into the Top 16 race from Group B by holding serve at home with a solid 74-65 victory over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Thursday. The hosts are now 2-3 at the halfway point of the regular season, while Milan fell to 1-4. Limoges took over with a 20-9 second quarter and kept Milan comfortably at bay the rest of the way. The winners got 18 points from Nobel Boungou-Colo, 15 from Ali Traore and 14 from Heiko Schaffartzik. Alessandro Gentile had 19 points to lead Milan while Jamel McLean added 10. Despite forcing 20 turnovers from Limoges, Milan suffered from a pronounced disadvantage of 25 to 8 in assists and poor 4-for-25 (16%) three-point shooting.

First quarter: Gentile leads Milan surge

A left hook by Traore put the hosts on the scoreboard first, while Gentile and Gani Lawal both went to the free throw line for Milan's first lead, 2-4. Traore tied it up with a jumper and Yakhouba Diawara got a goal-tended basket on his first shot. Diawara then added a baseline jumper at 8-4 and Lawal put back a miss. Boungou-Colo and Charles Jenkins exchanged their teams' first three-pointers for an 11-9 score. After Traore's free throw, Gentile banked in a two-pointer, and after a timeout, Mark Payne went coast to coast to keep Limoges up 14-11. But Jenkins was hot and hit a two-pointer from the corner and Gentile downed a baseline turnaround for a new MIlan lead 14-15. Frejus Zerbo answered with a foul line jumper and Leo Westermann drilled a catch-and-shoot triple to make it 19-15. Simon announced his arrival with a nifty one-hander from the lane, as did Stanko Barac with a foul-line jumper to make it 19-19. That set up a final shot for Milan, and who else but Gentile took it from inside the arc, beating the first-quarter buzzer for a 19-21 Milan edge.

Second quarter: Schaffartzik sparks takeover

Gentile kept attacking and downed a tough layup to open the second quarter. A fine play by Limoges saw Traore pass to Will Daniels for a baseline dunk, and when Schaffartzik was left open at the arc one play later, he made Milan pay with a go-ahead triple at 24-23. Next, Schaffartzik found Boungou-Colo on the break for what turned into a three-point play. Gentile rebounded at the other end and dunked to cut the difference to 27-25. Traore and Barac exchanged two-pointers before Diawara dropped a fade-away shot at 31-27. After a short dry spell of scoring, Boungou-Colo struck again from the arc and Limoges had its biggest lead yet, 34-28. But the hosts were not done. Mark Payne's long rebound and triple came next, then Diawara's fastbreak layup at 39-28. Barac got 2 free throws back to get Milan back within single digits, 39-30, at the half.

Third Quarter: Boungou-Colo does it all

Limoges matched its high lead at 41-30 on a half-opening layup by Traore before Oliver Lafayette reeled it back with a triple for Milan. Traore buried a jumper next, but Lawal answered with an inside basket and Gentile converted a turnover at 43-37. Boungou-Colo got 2 points on a goal-tending call and another on a technical free throw to make it 46-37. Westermann got the margin back to double-digits from the free throw line, but only until McLean's three-pointer fell for Milan. His free throw after that would cut the difference to 48-41. Boungou-Colo connected with Westermann for a reverse before McLean downed 2 more free throws. Limoges worked the ball to Daniels for one three-pointer, then did the same to Schaffartzik with the result being the biggest lead yet, 56-43. Andrea Cinciarini had the same answer for Milan, and that's how the third quarter ended, with the hosts ahead 56-46.

Fourth quarter: Daniels keeps Limoges in front

Daniels took up the scoring responsibility for Limoges, shooting off the glass and finishing a pass from Schaffartzik to start the final quarter. McLean got a fade-away to drop for Milan but Traore answered with a long hook shot at 62-48. Gentile had a sweet touch from the baseline, but Schaffartzik matched it with free throws. Robbie Hummel scored inside on a nice pass from Gentile and then put back and offensive rebound at 64-54 . After Daniels swatted Gentile's shot at one end, Traore found Boungou-Colo for a corner triple, but Simon copied him at the other. Gentile went back to the free throw line to get the visitors within 69-57, but Traore answered with a jumper. Simon's floater cut the gap to 69-61 going into the final minute, before Boungou-Colo had the final answer, a transition triple that made it 72-61 and guaranteed Limoges its second Group B win.

Nobel Boungou-Colo - Limoges CSP - EB15
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 3446
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Limoges CSP
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 25:45 14 1/3 3/5 3/4 1 2 3 5   3     2 5 17
5 WOJCIECHOWSKI, MATHIEU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 DANIELS, WILL 21:05 9 3/8 1/3 0/1 1 3 4   1 1 1   2 2 6
8 GATENS, MATT 15:13     0/2                       -2
9 WESTERMANN, LEO 27:47 6 1/2 1/4 1/2   2 2 7   6     4 1 1
11 PAYNE, MARK 16:26 2 1/1     1 2 3 3 1 1     1 3 10
16 BOUNGOU-COLO, NOBEL 34:49 18 2/3 4/6 2/2   5 5 5 1 4 2   2 6 28
24 TRAORE, ALI 25:31 15 7/7   1/2 2 5 7 2   4 1   4 1 17
29 DIAWARA, YAKHOUBA 20:00 8 4/7       2 2           2   5
55 ZERBO, FREJUS 13:24 2 1/3     1 1 2 1   1 1 1 3 2 1
74 DIALLO, ABOU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 74 20/34 9/20 7/11 8 25 33 23 3 20 5 1 20 20 88
        58.8% 45% 63.6%
Head coach: HERVE, PHILIPPE
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
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 McLEAN, JAMEL 30:05 10 2/4 0/1 6/6 2 3 5     2     2 8 16
3 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 25:49 3 0/1 1/5     1 1 1 2 1     3 2  
5 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 31:07 19 7/14 0/6 5/6 2 3 5 3 4 1   2 1 6 19
6 AMATO, ANDREA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 CERELLA, BRUNO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 MAGRO, DANIELE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 10:46 3 0/2 1/1     1 1 1   1     1 1 2
22 JENKINS, CHARLES 27:11 5 1/2 1/3   1   1   5       4   4
24 HUMMEL, ROBBIE 21:13 6 3/7 0/3   1 3 4           2   1
27 BARAC, STANKO 15:54 6 2/2   2/2 2 2 4     1     2 1 8
31 LAWAL, GANI 12:48 6 2/5   2/2 3 2 5   1 2   1 4 2 4
43 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 25:07 7 2/4 1/6   1 1 2 3   3 1 2 2   -1
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 65 19/41 4/25 15/16 13 19 32 8 12 12 1 5 21 20 56
        46.3% 16% 93.8%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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