2018-19Regular SeasonRound 19
January 18, 2019 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 MORACA
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Records

4-14 Regular Season 15-3
4-14 Overall 15-3

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Buducnost will try to turn its latest victory into a winning streak when it hosts the champs on Friday. Buducnost has been revitalized by a mid-season coaching change and the signings of Norris Cole at guard and Goga Bitadze at center and will now be tested by Real Madrid, which has won three in a row and seven of its last eight. Madrid has won all five of its previous EuroLeague games against Buducnost.

Marquee matchup

The EuroLeague is abuzz about the play of rookie Goga Bitadze, whose 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game would have him among the league leaders in many categories had he logged enough games to qualify. On Friday he will be tested every moment he is on the floor either by Sergeant Swat, Walter Tavares, or former All-EuroLeague center Gustavo Ayon. Bitadze is already a major candidate for EuroLeague Rising Star honor and a big showing against the Madrid bigs could show that his ceiling is much higher.

Earlier this season

Madrid handed Buducnost one of its worst losses this season in Round 4. Los Blancos claimed an 89-55 victory, which was the lowest output for the Montenegrin club and its second-largest margin of defeat this season. Anthony Randolph and Jaycee Carroll scored 11 points each and Walter Tavares posted 10 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks to pace the winners. Nemanja Gordic scored 13 for Buducnost in defeat.

Keys to victory: Buducnost

Though Buducnost is last in the league in scoring at 74.1 points per game, that number has jumped to 83.3 over the team's last four appearances. The offensive improvement must continue for Buducnost to gather more wins. The team must also match its stellar three-point shooting from earlier in the season to catch Madrid.

Keys to victory: Real Madrid

Madrid is not only one of the top offenses in the league, but is also second in terms of points allowed (75.8 ppg.). Depth is one of the keys to Madrid's success and the fact that the team has six players averaging at least 9 points per game is tough to match. Getting strong performances off the bench and making Buducnost's top players work hard every minute they are on the floor would point the game in Madrid's direction.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Euroleague.net
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JACKSON, EDWIN G 1.90 29
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA G 1.91 24
3 COLE, NORRIS G 1.88 30
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD F 1.97 31
5 CLARK, EARL C 2.08 31
6 BAROVIC, FILIP C 2.07 28
7 CLARKE, COTY F 2.01 26
8 SEHOVIC, SEAD F 1.96 29
9 STAROVLAH, MILIC F 1.97 20
10 GORDIC, NEMANJA G 1.93 30
11 BITADZE, GOGA C 2.12 19
13 ILIC, ALEKSA F 2.04 22
30 POPOVIC, PETAR G 1.93 22
31 BELL, JAMES F 1.96 27
34 NIKOLIC, DANILO C 2.06 25
44 ZUGIC, FEDOR G 1.98 15
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 31
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 29
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 33
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO G 1.80 27
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.03 38
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.08 33
16 YUSTA, SANTI F 2.00 21
19 PANTZAR, MELWIN G 1.90 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 35
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.21 26
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.92 31
24 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.99 23
25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 26
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.13 28
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 28
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 29

Player Stats

Clark, E. / 12.7 Jackson, E. / 9.9 Omic, A. / 8.9
Randolph, A. / 12.9 Llull, S. / 10.3 Carroll, J. / 10.0
Omic, A. / 4.7
Ayon, G. / 6.6 Tavares, W. / 5.4 Randolph, A. / 4.8
Gordic, N. / 3.7
Campazzo, F. / 4.4 Llull, S. / 3.9 Ayon, G. / 3.6
Clarke, C. / 1.1
Campazzo, F. / 1.5 Ayon, G. / 1.1
Clark, E. / 0.6
Tavares, W. / 1.8 Ayon, G. / 0.7
2PT
Omic, A. / 62.0 % Nikolic, D. / 60.0 % Clarke, C. / 48.7 %
Ayon, G. / 75.3 % Tavares, W. / 74.6 % Deck, G. / 72.2 %
3PT
Jackson, E. / 45.3 % Clarke, C. / 43.3 % Sehovic, S. / 41.5 %
Taylor, J. / 47.2 % Fernandez, R. / 47.1 % Randolph, A. / 45.6 %
FT
Clark, E. / 73.0 %
Campazzo, F. / 89.1 % Randolph, A. / 80.9 % Fernandez, R. / 78.1 %
PIR
Omic, A. / 10.6 Clark, E. / 10.2
Ayon, G. / 18.0 Randolph, A. / 15.0 Campazzo, F. / 12.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.1 Points 87.3
30.8 Rebounds 35.5
9.9 O. Rebounds 8.8
20.8 D. Rebounds 26.7
14.6 Assists 20.4
5.3 Steals 6.2
2.6 Blocks 2.9
48.9 % 2PT 57.4 %
38.0 % 3PT 41.5 %
70.7 % FT 79.8 %
72.7 PIR 108.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
85.0 Points 75.8
33.9 Rebounds 32.9
8.9 O. Rebounds 10.4
25.1 D. Rebounds 22.4
19.9 Assists 15.1
5.9 Steals 5.7
2.8 Blocks 1.7
59.0 % 2PT 50.1 %
40.8 % 3PT 33.7 %
74.2 % FT 74.0 %
103.6 PIR 72.5
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Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs Real Madrid

· Madrid has won all five of its EuroLeague games against Buducnost this century. In Round 4, Madrid topped Buducnost 89-55 with Walter Tavares collecting 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

· Madrid and Buducnost faced each other in the 2001 EuroLeague Playoffs - in the competition's original season. Madrid swept the best-of-three eighthfinals series.

· Buducnost guard Edwin Jackson and Madrid guard Fabien Causeur were teammates on the French national team at the 2010 Basketball World Cup.

Monday, January 14, 2019
Euroleague.net

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Roster
Earl Clark is the only Buducnost player to have started every EuroLeague game this season; Eleven different players have started games for the club.
Milic Starovlah is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Streaks
Norris Cole has scored in double figures in each of his last seven EuroLeague appearances.
Edwin Jackson has made 20 straight free throws in EuroLeague action.
Earl Clark has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last 14 games.
Suad Sehovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague appearances.
Records/Milestones
Edwin Jackson needs 33 points to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.

Real Madrid

Roster
Anthony Randolph is the only Madrid player to have started every EuroLeague game this season.
Streaks
Jaycee Carroll has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Felipe Reyes has made 17 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Sergio Llull has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 17 straight games.
Facu Campazzo has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of 18 games this season.
Anthony Randolph has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight and 18 of his last 19 games.
Rankings
Gustavo Ayon is fifth in the league this season in rebounding with 6.6 per game.
Facundo Campazzo is tied for third in the league this season with 1.5 steals per game.
Campazzo is fifth in the league in free throw accuracy at 89.1% this season.
Walter Tavares leads the league in blocked shots with 1.8 per game this season.
Gustavo Ayon leads the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy this season at 75.31%. Tavares is third at 74.63% and Gabriel Deck is fourth at 72.22%.
Jaycee Carroll ranks fifth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.8%.
Records/Milestones
Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career rebounding king with 1,761 boards.
Reyes is ranked third all-time in scoring with 2,965 points.
Rudy Fernandez is in fifth place all-time in steals with 253. Fernandez needs 8 more to catch Gianluca Basile for fourth place.
Sergio Llull ranks eighth all-time with 2,722 points. Marcus Brown is seventh with 2,728.
Llull ranks sixth in the EuroLeague all-time with 979 assists. Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow is fifth with 1014 and counting.
Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 70.62%.
Llull ranks fifth all-time with 407 three-pointers made. Gianluca is fourth with 421.
Rudy Fernandez ranks eighth all-time with 373 three-pointers made. J.R. Holden seventh with 377.
Jaycee Carroll is tied for 10th all-time with former teammate Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow with 341 three-point shots made.
Gustavo Ayon needs 3 more blocks to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Anthony Randolph needs 2 more three-pointers to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, January 14, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 5
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica Real Madrid
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 0-2
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 0-3
Real Madrid
Home record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 3-0
Away record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 2-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 25 October 2018 Regular Season Real Madrid 89 - 55 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
2001-02 12 December 2001 Regular Season Real Madrid 90 - 71 Buducnost
2001-02 11 October 2001 Regular Season Buducnost 72 - 82 Real Madrid
2000-01 08 February 2001 Playoffs Buducnost 62 - 76 Real Madrid
2000-01 31 January 2001 Playoffs Real Madrid 91 - 63 Buducnost