2014-15Top 16Round 8
February 27, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 USH CSKA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
89.3 Points 81.6
37.7 Rebounds 35.0
10.2 O. Rebounds 11.2
27.5 D. Rebounds 23.8
21.1 Assists 16.4
6.8 Steals 6.7
4.3 Blocks 3.7
13.9 Turnovers 11.6
56.1 % 2PT 56.1 %
42.6 % 3PT 34.6 %
79.6 % FT 65.9 %
108.4 Index 90.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.3 / De Colo Points 17.1 / Goudelock
5.5 / Vorontsevich Rebounds 7.5 / Bjelica, N.
1.9 / Hines OR 2.2 / Vesely
3.8 / Vorontsevich DR 5.9 / Bjelica, N.
7.2 / Teodosic Assists 3.3 / Preldzic
1.8 / De Colo Steals 1.5 / Bjelica, N.
1.1 / Hines Blocks 1.4 / Vesely
4.0 / Teodosic Turnovers 1.5 / Bjelica, N.
73.3 % / Korobkov 2PT 71.4 % / Erden
100.0 % / Korobkov 3PT 46.9 % / Goudelock
94.1 % / Jackson FT 83.3 % / Preldzic
19.5 / De Colo Index 17.8 / Bjelica, N.


Ave.   Ave.
6-1 Top 16 5-2
10-0 Regular Season 8-2
16-1 Overall 13-4


Crew Chief

The Take

Both teams meet again after their overtime thriller in Top 16 Round 1. CSKA signed former Euroleague MVP Andrei Kirilenko, who is expected to step in at forward and bring a lot of activity and intensity to the team. Kirilenko and Sonny Weems face the tough mission to guard versatile forwards Emir Preldzic and Nemanja Bjelica. Vitaly Fridzon and Nando De Colo will test their shooting skills against elite scorers Andrew Goudelock and Bogdan Bogdanovic. CSKA has more good news, as Aaron Jackson is back in action and ready to share the point guard duties with Milos Teodosic. Former CSKA guard Nikos Zisis and Ricky Hickman will see most of the playing time against them, but Kenan Sipahi will play a key role off the bench, too. CSKA relies on its rock-solid frontcourt, led by Andrey Vorontsevich, Sasha Kaun, Kyle Hines and Demetris Nichols, to make the difference. Vorontsevich faces a key matchup against the high-flying Jan Vesely, while Kaun and Hines are ready for a big battle against Oguz Savas, Semih Erden and Luka Zoric. Of course another highlight for this game is the meeting between coaching legend Zeljko Obradovic and his former protégé, Dimitris Itoudis.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Game Notes

CSKA Moscow

Dimitris Itoudis spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach to current Fenerbahce Ulker boss Zeljko Obradovic at Panathinaikos Athens. Together they led the Greens to five Euroleague crowns.

Milos Teodosic leads the league this season in assists with an average of 7.2 per game.

Teodosic has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 consecutive Euroleague games.

Teodosic is 11 three-pointers away from becoming the ninth player in competition history to reach 300 career three-pointers.

Teodosic was a teammate of Fenerbahce Ulker players Nemanja Bjelica and Bogdan Bogdanovic on the Serbian national team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup last summer in Spain.

Nando De Colo is tied with Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid for the most steals in the Top 16 with an average of 2.3 per game.

De Colo has recorded at least 1 steal in 12 straight Euroleague games.

De Colo has scored in double figures in seven straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Sonny Weems has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Sasha Kaun leads the Euroleague in career two-point shooting percentage. Kaun has made 375 of 535 two-point shots (70.09%). He also leads the career field goal shooting percentage list; Kaun has never attempted a three-point shot in 129 Euroleague career games.

Andrey Vorontsevich needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Manuchar Markoishvili needs 7 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

Coach Obradovic has used 16 different players this season – including 11 different starters. No player has started every game.

Andrew Goudelock has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight 16 of his last 17 Euroleague appearances.

Nemanja Bjelica leads the Top 16 in rebounding with an average of 10.1 rebounds per game.

Bjelica has had a performance index rating of at least 10 in each of his last 16 Euroleague appearances.

Bjelica has recorded at least 1 steal in 16 of his last 17 Euroleague games.

Bjelica needs 6 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Emir Preldzic needs 6 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"We start the second leg of the Top 16 with the game against an excellent team, Fenerbahce Ulker. It is very talented offensively, they play better and better on defense and they are coached by my close friend Zeljko Obradovic, one of the best coaches in the world. They won the last four games in the Euroleague including some very difficult away games against Unicaja, Efes and Milan so we have to remember it. We have to play with full motivation and concentration. We expect all the remaining games of Top 16 to be difficult and we approach all of them as the final game of the tournament."
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"After two weeks we are back for the second leg of the Top 16 We play against the absolute leader of our group and the Euroleague. They have an additional very important player in Kirilenko. With him, beating CSKA in Moscow will be very difficult but, of course, we will try to play our best game."


CSKA Moscow
"We played a tough game in Istanbul and we know we have to expect something similar here. I think Fenerbahce improved in comparison to our first game and we have to adjust to several changes. Still I am sure we will be 100 percent ready for the battle, we are getting better and we want to defend our home court."
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"We know coming into this game, CSKA is a tough match. They are proving to be one of the strongest teams in Europe. We have to go on court and compete, and make sure that we don't beat ourselves and give ourlseves a chance to win."
Nemanja Bjelica - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - EB14

Fenerbahce Ulker hands CSKA first home loss

In a leave-no-prisoners battle in Top 16 Group F, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul registered a good-as-gold road win by downing CSKA Moscow 75-81 in the Russian capital on Friday. The two teams are tied in the upper half of the group, each with a 6-2 record. Andrew Goudelock and Jan Vesely led the winners with 14 points apiece. Bogdan Bogdanovic added 13 while Nemanja Bjelica tallied 11 points and 13 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Nando De Colo led CSKA with 18 points. Milos Teodosic added 14 before being disqualified in the final minute, Sonny Weems scored 13 amd Aaron Jackson 10 for the hosts, who suffered their first home loss in the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. Bjelica had 6 points in an opening 0-10 run, as Fenerbahce held CSKA scoreless for more than five minutes. Weems stepped up for CSKA, but a buzzer-beating triple by Bogdanovic gave the guests a 10-17 lead after 10 minutes. Back-to-back triples by Goudelock boosted Fenerbahce's lead to 27-35. De Colo led a 10-1 run which Andrei Kirilenko capped with a layup for a 37-36 CSKA lead, but Bogdanovic and Vesely restored a 37-39 Fenerbahce edge at halftime. Back-to-back baskets by Vesely saw Fenerbahce regain the lead, 58-59, at the end of the third quarter. It all came down to the final three minutes, as free throws by Luka Zoric gave Fenerbahce a 69-71 lead. A put-back slam by Vesely and free throws by Bjelica and Bogdanovic sealed the outcome down the stretch.

First quarter: 0-10 starts puts Fener in control

Bjelica got Fenerbahce going with a three-pointer from the left wing. A layup by Oguz Savas and a driving basket by Goudelock soon gave Fenerbahce a 0-7 lead. CSKA called timeout and tried a new backcourt with Teodosic and De Colo together, but the hosts kept struggling to score. A three-point play by Bjelica capped a 0-10 Fenerbahce start. CSKA missed 10 consecutive shots until Weems nailed a five-meter jumper. CSKA improved its defense and did not allow any open shots. A free throw by Kyle Hines brought the hosts within 7. Weems ignited the crowd with a two-handed slam, before Ricky Hickman and De Colo traded free throws. A mid-range jumper by Emir Preldzic made it 7-14. Teodosic struck from downtown, but Bogdanovic beat the buzzer with his own triple for a 10-17 Fenerbahce lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Amid a rain of three-pointers, CSKA closes gap

Vesely downed a running hook early in the quarter, which Teodosic bettered with his second three-pointer. Luka Zoric nailed a five-meter jumper, as the game turned into a physical battle. Weems beat the shot clock with a driving layup, which Hickman bettered with a wild three-point play. Sasha Kaun split free throws and Weems buried a three-pointer in transition after which Fenerbahce stopped the game at 19-24. Bogdanovic took over with a reverse layup, but Demetris Nichols hit one from beyond the arc to bring the hosts within 22-26. Hickman answered from downtown, but a layup-plus-foul by Kaun kept the hosts within 4. Goudelock joined the three-point shootout with back-to-back triples that caused CSKA to call timeout at 27-35. De Colo hit a three-pointer and a dunk by Kaun brought the hosts as close as 32-35. After De Colo made 3 free throws, Vesely split a pair from the line. A layup by Kirilenko gave CSKA its first lead, 37-36. Free throws by Bogdanovic and Vesely made restored Fenerbahce’s lead, 37-39, at halftime.

Third quarter: Fenerbahce stays on top

Weems sank a jumper off the dribble immediately after the break. Bjelica quickly answered with a close basket, which De Colo erased with a backdoor layup to tie it at 41-41. Predlzic scored around the basket and a three-pointer by Goudelock gave Fenerbahce some fresh air at 41-46. Kaun dunked again, but Goudelock hit a one-handed floater. Free throws by Teodosic kept CSKA within 3. De Colo followed a turnaround jumper with a fast break basket to put the hosts back ahead, 49-48. After Teodosic hit free throws, a three-pointer by Preldzic tied it at 51-51. De Colo and Teodosic kept pacing CSKA with foul shots, but Semih Erden shocked the crowd with a one-handed slam and kept his team within 1. Jackson scored down low, but back-to-back baskets by Vesely gave his team a 58-59 edge.

Fourth quarter: Down to the final two minutes!

Jackson shined with a fast break layup early in the quarter. Erden dunked again, but Teodosic found Jackson for backdoor layup and a 62-61 CSKA lead. Zoric took over with a tip-in that De Colo matched with a driving layup. Fenerbahce started to miss open shots right when it mattered most and free throws by Teodosic boosted CSKA's margin to 67-63 midway through the quarter. Bogdanovic rescued the guests with a bomb from downtown and Vesely provided a highlight with a power layup - and the free throw that came with it – for a 67-69 Fenerbahce lead. Vorontsevich hit a close jumper, but free throws by Zoric restored a 69-71 Fenerbahce lead with over two minutes left. Weems scored in penetration, but Vesely answered with a wild put-back slam. Hines and Goudelock split free throws, before Teodosic was disqualified with 45.6 seconds left. Foul shots by Bjelica and Bogdanovic sealed the outcome at 72-78.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Attendance: 5000 (Tentative)
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CSKA Moscow10272117
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul17222022
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CSKA Moscow10375875
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul17395981
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 DE COLO, NANDO 25:44 18 4/8 1/2 7/7 1 2 3 1   1   1 5 4 14
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 30:54 14 0/4 2/7 8/9   1 1 6   4   1 6 8 8
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 4:50 1 0/1   1/2         1       3 1 -2
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 17:11 3   1/2     3 3   1   1   3   4
9 JACKSON, AARON 21:09 10 5/6 0/2     3 3     2     1 1 8
12 KOROBKOV, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 WEEMS, SONNY 33:37 13 5/13 1/5   1 3 4 6 1       1 3 14
14 ZOZULIN, ALEKSEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 21:29 4 2/3 0/2   2 2 4 2         3 2 6
24 KAUN, SASHA 19:04 8 3/5   2/3 1 3 4     1 1   2 3 10
42 HINES, KYLE 20:56 2 0/1   2/4 2 3 5   4     1 2 2 7
47 KIRILENKO, ANDREI 5:06 2 1/2   0/1       1           1 2
Team           7 2 9     1         8
Totals 200:00 75 20/43 5/20 20/26 14 22 36 16 7 9 2 3 26 25 79
        46.5% 25% 76.9%
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 Ulker Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW 33:40 14 2/6 3/8 1/2   1 1 3   3 1   1 2 7
1 ZISIS, NIKOS 17:49   0/2     1 2 3     1     3   -3
3 HICKMAN, RICKY 22:28 8 1/1 1/4 3/4   1 1 1   1     2 3 6
8 BJELICA, NEMANJA 24:58 11 2/8 1/1 4/5 3 10 13 1 1   1 2 5 3 16
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 8:23 6 2/2   2/2           2       2 6
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN 25:18 13 1/2 2/7 5/8   6 6 1 1 3     3 5 11
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 9:12 2 1/2     2   2 2   2 1   3   1
22 ZORIC, LUKA 14:03 6 2/3   2/2 3 2 5           2 3 11
24 VESELY, JAN 22:53 14 5/8   4/5 3 2 5 1         5 5 16
25 SIPAHI, KENAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 21:16 7 2/4 1/3   1 2 3 3   1     1 2 9
Team           3 1 4           1   3
Totals 200:00 81 18/38 8/23 21/28 16 27 43 12 2 13 3 2 26 25 83
        47.4% 34.8% 75%
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CSKA Moscow
"Today Fenerbahce showed better basketball, they wanted to win more than we did. Maybe we had lack of desire. One of the reasons we lost is rebounding. Now we need to watch this game, make conclusions and play better. "
CSKA Moscow
"The game was equal for almost 30 minutes. In such games if you lose on rebounds – you lose the game. It was the key. It’s a pity that Nando got the fifth foul in the end because he was our engine tonight. "
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"This game was important for us, it was crucial because we needed to win today. We fought till the end and I think it was the best thing for us. It was tough game, but we did not give up. We started the game very well, but CSKA came back again and again. Of course they are a very good team and they just made small mistakes. I hope we will keep winning. "
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"It was a tough game. CSKA is the best team in Europe, so it was hard to play against them many times. I think we did a great job fighting under both baskets, and we got the win, so everyone is happy. Everybody is just trying to do our jobs and fight for the win. This is a team win."
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