2015-16Regular SeasonRound 10
December 18, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 MEDIOLANUM FORUM

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
74.2 Points 69.0
32.3 Rebounds 30.3
10.9 O. Rebounds 9.0
21.4 D. Rebounds 21.3
16.1 Assists 17.3
7.0 Steals 5.7
1.6 Blocks 1.8
11.4 Turnovers 17.9
46.8 % 2PT 49.0 %
32.7 % 3PT 38.4 %
77.1 % FT 69.0 %
74.2 Index 68.1

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
20.0 / Gentile Points 10.4 / Traore
4.4 / Macvan Rebounds 5.0 / Traore
2.0 / Macvan OR 1.6 / Traore
3.2 / Simon DR 3.4 / Traore
4.2 / Gentile Assists 4.8 / Schaffartzik
1.4 / Jenkins Steals 1.1 / Boungou-Colo
0.4 / Barac Blocks 0.8 / Traore
2.2 / Simon Turnovers 3.6 / Westermann
65.9 % / Barac 2PT 59.2 % / Traore
62.5 % / Cinciarini 3PT 50.0 % / Gatens
91.7 % / Lafayette FT 100.0 % / Wojciechowski
19.3 / Gentile Index 11.0 / Schaffartzik

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
3-6 Regular Season 2-7
3-6 Overall 2-7

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL, Spain
Referee
PETEK, SASO, Slovenia
Umpire
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR, Montenegro

The Take

The bottom two teams in Group B will look to exit the Euroleague on a high note. Both Milan and Limoges have been mathematically eliminated from Top 16 contention and will continued their respective European campaigns in the Eurocup. Milan has played well recently and won two of its last three games. Limoges has dropped four straight and its lone road win came back in Round 2. The French champs beat Limoges 74-65 last month behind a terrific all-around performance from Nobel Boungou-Colo. It will be interesting to see how each team’s coach alters the lineup in a game that is for protocol only. All things being equal, the matchup inside of the hosts Jamel McLean and the visitors Ali Traore could be exciting. Limoges has committed the most turnovers in the Euroleague this season (17.9 per game), thus so the ball handling abilities of Leo Westermann and Heiko Schaffartzik could be tested by ball thieves Andrea Cinciarini and Charles Jenkins. Milan Macvan has returned from injury and will bolster Milan inside and if league-leading scorer Alessandro Gentile is fit, too, the hosts will have a significant advantage.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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Game Notes

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

Alessandro Gentile is the top scorer in the Euroleague through Round 9 with an average of 20 points per game.

Gentile has scored in double figures in 16 straight Euroleague appearances.

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

Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine Euroleague games.

Krunoslav Simon needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

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.

McLean has scored in double figures in each of his last five Euroleague games.

Limoges CSP

Limoges’s 161 turnovers (17.9 per game) are the most in the league by more than 2 per game through Round 9.

Will Daniels has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Leo Westermann has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We are disappointed because we're not able to qualify for the Top 16 and that was our goal entering into the season. There are many reasons for why that goal was not achieved, but we have to be honest: the other teams deserved to qualify more than us. I'm still positive about our future: if we played the first five games like we did the last five, qualifying would've been easy. It didn't happen. But we are making strides, we know each other better every day and we have a lot of things to accomplish going forward, including the Eurocup."

Players

CINCIARINI, ANDREA
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We are improving, we improved too late, but that should be a good starting block for the Eurocup competition. We need to be aggressive since the early stages because it's a high-level competition even if the teams' names are not as special as the ones we normally face in the Euroleague. We need to be aggressive and try to win it all."

Limoges finishes Euroleague campaign with road win

In a clash of two eliminated teams, Limoges CSP held off EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 69-77 on the road on Friday night. Both teams finish Group B with 3-7 record, with Limoges placing fifth due to a sweep of Milan. The visitors took control behind 8 first half triples and held 41-48 at halftime. Behind Nobel Boungou-Colo, Limoges opened a 14-point margin late in the third quarter, and the hosts never came closer than 4 points the rest of the way. Boungou-Colo paced the winners with a career-high 21 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Frejus Zerbo collected 16 points plus 8 rebounds while Heiko Schaffartzik and Leo Westermann each chipped in with 9 in victory. Milan Macvan had 15 points for the hosts. Kruno Simon had 14 and 7 rebounds, while Bruno Cerella added 10 in the losing effort.

First quarter: The visitors take slim early lead

Charles Jenkins opened the scoring with a long jumper, but Frejus Zerbo opened Limoges account scoring inside. Milan's Stanko Barac hit a jumper, but Will Daniels bettered it with a triple, 4-5. Zerbo added to the tally, scoring on a power drive for layup, and after Milan Macvan scored from close range, Mathieu Wojciechowski blocked Macvan's dunk attempt which led to a fastbreak and a dunk by Daniels, giving the visitors 4:41 8-9. Simon had a put-back for Milan, but after a timeout, four points from Yakhouba Diawara, including a fastbreak basket, gave Limoges 10-15. Macvan had a three-point play and Bruno Cerella scored points on a fast break to tie, but Heiko Schaffartzik fed Ousmane Camara with a no-look pass for a layup and 00:51, 15-17. Jamel McLean hit u jumper for the hosts, but Nobel Boungou-Colo made a tough triple 00:13, and the visitors held 19-20 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Limoges hits from downtown to stay in front

Boungou-Colo hit a triple to open second quarter, and after Cerella scored a fastbreak layup, Schaffartzik's corner triple helped Limoges to 21-29. Andrea Cinciarini made a step-back jumper, and Kruno Simon nailed a three-pointer in a 7-0 run. Westermann banked one in from close range, before Schaffartzik and Simon traded triples to make it 34-36. Schaffartzik hit another three from way downtown, and after couple free throws on both ends, Boungou-Colo buried a corner three to make it 37-43 and force a Milan timeout. Zerbo scored inside to extend the margin to 8 points. In the final minute of the first half, Simon had a layup and Macvan a fastbreak dunk, but Westermann knocked down a triple to end the quarter, giving Limoges 41-48 halftime lead.

Third quarter: Boungou-Colo leads Limoges to +14

Westerman and McLean each scored from close range, before Mark Payne and Lafayette traded baskets from the long range. A corner triple from Diawara opened 46-56 margin. McLean finished a fast break with a layup, but that was the only Milan basket in more than 5 minutes. Payne had a put-back to restore a double-digit margin as Limoges outhustled the hosts. Lafayette got a lucky bounce on a corner triple to end Milan's drought, but Boungou-Colo's tip in made it 51-60. Boungou-Colo scored some more, hitting a triple, then following it with a basket-plus-foul to make it 52-66. Cinciarini scored a runner just before the buzzer, making it 54-66 at the end of the third quarter.

Fourth quarter: Milan rallies, but Limoges holds on

Macvan had a fastbreak dunk to start the fourth period, but Zerbo nailed a jumper. Cerella added a runner to Milan’s tally, but Daniels drove to the hoop to keep the margin in double figures. The hosts finally inched closer when Cerella hit a baseline floater, then McLean and Macvan each made a pair of free throws. Macvan’s put-back capped an 8-1 run and got Milan within 66-71. Westerman made a pair of foul shots for Limoges, but Simon had a baseline floater and Barac split free throws. Milan had another possession entering the final minute and down 69-73, but was forced into a shot-clock violation, before Zerbo and Boungou-Colo sealed it from the free throw line.

Frejus Zerbo - Limoges CSP - EB15
Friday, December 18, 2015
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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), PETEK, SASO (SLO), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE)
Attendance: 8254
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Limoges CSP20281811
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EA7 Emporio Armani Milan19415469
Limoges CSP20486677
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 20:04 9 3/3   3/4   2 2 1   4     5 7 9
3 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 24:13 6   2/7 0/1 1 2 3 3 4 3     2 5 10
7 CERELLA, BRUNO 15:20 10 4/4 0/2 2/2   2 2 2 1 1     2 1 11
13 MACVAN, MILAN 29:53 15 5/7 0/1 5/5 2 2 4 4 2     1 3 4 22
15 MAGRO, DANIELE 4:46                         2   -2
16 PECCHIA, ANDREA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA 20:22 4 2/4 0/2   1 2 3 3   2   1 4   -1
22 JENKINS, CHARLES 29:13 4 1/3   2/2 1 3 4 2 2 2   1 3 3 7
27 BARAC, STANKO 25:17 7 1/6   5/6   5 5       1   2 3 8
43 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 30:52 14 3/6 2/10 2/4 3 4 7 2 1 2     2 4 11
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 69 19/33 4/22 19/24 9 22 31 17 10 16 1 3 25 27 74
        57.6% 18.2% 79.2%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
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
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 22:24 9   3/5   1   1 4   3     3 1 7
5 WOJCIECHOWSKI, MATHIEU 14:21     0/1         3   2 1   4   -3
6 DANIELS, WILL 25:26 7 2/3 1/2     2 2 2   3     3 1 4
8 GATENS, MATT 12:16     0/3     2 2 4   1     2    
9 WESTERMANN, LEO 29:05 9 2/3 1/4 2/2   1 1 4 2 2     2 4 12
11 PAYNE, MARK 16:34 6 1/2 1/1 1/2 1 2 3 2       1 2 6 12
12 CAMARA, OUSMANE 11:43 2 1/2     1 1 2     1     5 1 -2
16 BOUNGOU-COLO, NOBEL 25:20 21 2/5 4/5 5/5 1 7 8 3 2 2 2   1 5 34
29 DIAWARA, YAKHOUBA 14:54 7 1/5 1/3 2/2                 2 1  
55 ZERBO, FREJUS 27:57 16 4/8   8/10 2 6 8     1     4 6 19
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 77 13/28 11/24 18/21 6 23 29 22 4 15 3 1 28 25 85
        46.4% 45.8% 85.7%
Head coach: HERVE, PHILIPPE

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"It is very difficult to say anything intelligent. The result did not matter but we wanted to win to improve our confidence and give a good image, confirm our progress. We had a soft start, very uninspired. I understand that our fans are not satisfied because we did it all wrong. We made a lot of early mistakes, played bad defense on the pick and roll and allowed easy shots. We must have respect for the many fans we had in the stands and who showed their loyalty to our jersey. The Eurocup is a tough competition in which every game counts because if you make mistakes, you do not have time to fix them. We will prepare for each game carefully."
HERVE, PHILIPPE
Limoges CSP
"At the end, we are always a little bit scared because we are on the road. It’s never easy. We had a really good efficient get-back in the second half. That was the key for us. I think we did great job defensively on pick and roll so it was not easy for Milan to find easy solution. In half court we knew they could not score too many points. It is one of our best performances in this Euroleague. In our mind we wanted to win four games, two against Cedevita and two against Milan. But we won three of those four and that’s why we are not going to the Top 16."
BOUNGOU-COLO, NOBEL
Limoges CSP
"It was our last game in Euroleague. It’s two years in a row we made it to the Euroleague. It was hard this year, we couldn’t make it to Top 16, but we had to finish well. We tried hard tonight and I’m happy we finished with a win. Milano played hard defense last 5 minutes, it was hard for us to bring the ball up. But we didn’t give up, we stayed strong and won."
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