2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 27, 2015 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 USH CSKA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
89.3 Points 68.3
34.8 Rebounds 27.5
10.5 O. Rebounds 7.0
24.3 D. Rebounds 20.5
20.3 Assists 13.5
8.5 Steals 6.2
3.0 Blocks 4.2
13.5 Turnovers 13.8
58.5 % 2PT 47.4 %
41.6 % 3PT 32.2 %
74.6 % FT 84.4 %
108.5 Index 63.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.5 / De Colo Points 11.3 / Logan
5.2 / Hines Rebounds 5.7 / Alexander
2.5 / Hines OR 1.3 / Eyenga
3.5 / Vorontsevich DR 4.5 / Alexander
6.7 / Teodosic Assists 2.8 / Logan
1.3 / De Colo Steals 2.5 / Logan
1.0 / Hines Blocks 1.7 / Alexander
3.2 / Teodosic Turnovers 3.0 / Logan
100.0 % / Korobkov 2PT 80.0 % / Sacchetti
62.5 % / Higgins 3PT 62.5 % / Devecchi
100.0 % / Fridzon FT 100.0 % / Stipcevic
20.3 / De Colo Index 11.5 / Eyenga


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
5-1 Regular Season 0-6
5-1 Overall 0-6


Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR, Slovenia

The Take

It’s top against bottom in Group D. CSKA already secured its Top 16 spot last week, but Sassari will be eliminated if it loses or if Darussafaka wins later Friday. Nando De Colo led seven CSKA scorers in double figures with 18 points in a 78-107 victory when they met last month. But Sassari could be more-determined after a coaching change saw Marco Calvani take over. CSKA leads the Euroleague in average index rating (108.5), scoring (89.3) and two-point shots made (22.8 per game), with excellent percentages (58.6% 2FG, 41.6% 3FG). Sassari is 22nd in scoring (68.3) and last in rebounds (27.5), but first in free throw accuracy (84.4%). Sassari allows 84.5 points per game and the highest index ratings (105 allowed per game). Sassari has entrusted David Logan and Marquez Hayes in the backcourt, but they will have a hard time against Milos Teodosic and De Colo. Joe Alexander and Jarvis Varnado anchor the Sassari the frontline that will face Kyle Hines, Andrey Vorontsevich and Nikita Kurbanov. Cory Higgins has provided an offensive spark for CSKA, which Christian Eyenga will try to extinguish. Could a new coach be enough to spark Sassari to an upset victory?
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Game Notes

CSKA Moscow

Milos Teodosic moved pass retired CSKA star Marcus Brown last week for sole possession of seventh place on the all-time Euroleague charts with 332 career three-pointers. Next on the list is another CSKA great, Trajan Langdon, with 339 threes.

Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 30 consecutive Euroleague games.

Teodosic has scored in double figures in six straight Euroleague games.

Teodosic has made 9 straight free throws in Euroleague games.

Nando De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 12 Euroleague games.

De Colo has scored in double figures in each of his last 11 Euroleague appearances.

De Colo is the Euroleague’s career leader in free throw accuracy. He’s shooting 92.57 %, having made 187 free throws out of 202 attempts over 53 games for Valencia Basket and CSKA.

Kyle Hines moved into a tie with Darjus Lavrinovic for 10th place on the competition’s list of shots blocked last week. He has rejected 123 shots in his Euroleague career.

Andrey Vorontsevich has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last eight Euroleague appearances.

Vitaly Fridzon has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

David Logan is tied with Darussafaka’s Manuchar Markoishvili with the league lead in steals with an average of 2.5 per game through Round 6.

Logan has made at least 1 three-pointer in 18 consecutive Euroleague games.

Logan is averaging 14.3 points, 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals for a performance index rating of 13.3 at home this season, but 8.3 points, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals and a 2 index on the road.

Joe Alexander has blocked at least 1 shot in six straight Euroleague games.

Rok Stipcevic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

Stipcevic has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Denis Marconato is ranked 10th in competition history in rebounds. He needs 31 more boards to reach the 1,000 milestone for his career.

Marconato needs 4 more offensive rebounds to catch Aleksey Savrasenko for 10th place on the competition’s career charts. Marconato is 12th with 290 offensive rebounds; Erazem Lorbek (291) is 11th.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"For the second week in a row we are facing the team which just changed the head coach, so we can expect to see some new things on the court. Still the personnel is the same, so we will face the same individual and team talent, we will see the high-tempo basketball, the team which likes to runs headed by Logan, Haynes, Eyenga, Stipcevic, Alexander, I can mention all other players. The players will try to prove themselves for the new coach. Practically everyone on the team has ability to play one-on-one, to create for themselves and teammates. Besides, Dinamo is an excellent shooting team: they made 17 out of 33 threes in recent Italian league game against Pesaro. That means that the defense will be the key for the victory for us, we have to force turnovers, to cover each other. I like the way the team reacted after our loss to Malaga. We expect this game to be difficult so I hope our fans will come and help us as they usually do here in Moscow."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"We know that we're going to play against one of the greatest European teams. As I said during the press conference in Moscow, we'll try to play our game doing our best. At the end if they will be better than us we'll be happy to congratulate them but I want to see my guys playing tough, giving their best. Toedosic and De Colo are the best pick and roll interpreters for CSKA and Jackson is a great physical player. They have great shooters like Fridzon and Higgins, with good forwards that open the court like Nichols and Votontsevich. In the paint they have one of the best Euroleague defenders: Hines. We start to play to improve, it will be a long way but I want to see the right attitude immediately."


CSKA Moscow
"We had tough game in Sassari, Dinamo played with big energy and aggressiveness, trying to attack us on both ends of the floor. I think we can expect pretty much the same approach by our opponents in Moscow. They have gifted shooters and athletic big men and they play really fast. We had enough time to prepare and we will definitely play defense-oriented basketball to try to win the game."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"It has been a long week, and Ii think we have responded as well as we can until now with all that has happened. For Moscow we need to go and play tough for 40 minutes to have any chance at winning the game. First is toughness, then everything else will fall into place if we have this in our minds."

Teodosic, De Colo lead CSKA Moscow past Sassari

In a thriller that went down to the final minute, CSKA Moscow registered its sixth win in Group D by downing Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 93-87 in the Russian capital on Friday. CSKA, which had already qualified to the Top 16, improved to 6-1 in Group D. Sassari dropped to 0-7 and was mathematically eliminated from Top 16 contention. Milos Teodosic led the winners with 21 points and Nando De Colo scored 17 on 12-of-12 free throw shooting. Cory Higgins added 11 and Nikita Kutbanov 10 for CSKA. David Logan led Sassari with 21 points, Christian Eyenga added 19, Marquez Haynes 14 and Jarvis Varnado 10 for the visitors, who bounced back from a slow start to take a 25-26 lead after 10 minutes. CSKA improved its defense after that and found a go-to guy in Teodosic, whose buzzer-beating three-pointer gave the hosts a 50-45 lead at halftime. Teodosic kept pacing CSKA after the break. A three-pointer by Vitaly Fridzon made it 70-58 through three quarters. Sassari started to run its offense through Logan, who had 11 quick points and a huge tomahawk dunk by Eyenga tied it at 82-82. A three-pointer by Haynes tied the game again, 86-86, already in the final minute, but Teodosic answered from downtown and De Colo hit 4 free throws to win it for CSKA down the stretch.

First quarter: Team effort gives Sassari the lead

De Colo got CSKA going with a close basket and Andrey Vorontsevich added free throws for a 4-0 lead. Haynes struck from downtown, but Vorontsevich split foul shots and De Colo soon gave CSKA a 7-3 edge. After Brian Sacchetti buried a triple from the right wing, Fridzon hit free throws. Petway followed a put-back dunk with an off-balance jumper to give the visitors their first lead, 9-10. Fridzon made more foul shots, but Logan buried a rainbow jumper. A corner three by Kurbanov put CSKA back ahead, 14-12. Sacchetti shined with a put-back basket and a backdoor layup by Rok Stipcevic restored a Sassari edge. Pavel Korobkov hit a jump hook and Petway scored in transition. A three-pointer by Milos Teodosic gave CSKA a 19-18 edge. Korobkov and Eyenga hit free throws and a layup by Gia DeVecchi tied it at 21-21. Higgins split foul shots and a three-pointer by Eyenga gave Sassari the lead. Eyenga scored in penetration, but a three-pointer by Teodosic kept CSKA within 25-26 at the end of a very exciting quarter.

Second quarter: CSKA improves defense, bounces back

Higgins shined with a driving layup early in the quarter and a fast break basket by Kurbanov forced Sassari to call timeout at 29-26. Slava Kravtsov split free throws and an off-balance jumper by Logan kept Sassari within 30-28. Logan buried one from downtown, but Demetris Nichols took over with a high-flying put-back slam. An alley-oop dunk by Petway gave the visitors a 32-33 edge. Nichols buried a three-pointer and Eyenga nailed a mid-range jumper. Teodosic did better with a bomb from downtown for a 38-35 CSKA lead. De Colo drew a couple of fouls and hit 4 free throws to boost the hosts' lead to 7. After Matteo Formenti buried a corner triple, Kyle Hines took over with a dunk and Higgins pushed CSKA ahead 45-38. Eyenga beat the shot clock with a three-pointer, erased Hines's driving layup with a big basket in penetration and soon added a put-back slam to bring Sassari within 2. A big triple by Teodosic fixed the halftime score at 50-45.

Third quarter: Teodosic shines as CSKA takes off

Teodosic fired in a mid-range jumper soon after the break, as CSKA now tried twin point guards with him and Aaron Jackson together on court. Jarvis Vanardo dunked, but so did Vorontsevich for a 54-47 CSKA cushion. Haynes nailed a three-pointer, but Teodosic buried another five-meter jumper off the dribble and Kurbanov struck from downtown to boost the hosts' margin to 9. Haynes sank another one from beyond the arc only to see Teodosic score in penetration. A free throw by Hines kept the hots in control. Eyenga shined with a big basket in the low post and after Hines split free throws, a three-pointer by Logan gave Sassari hope at 63-58. Higgins hit foul shots, which Korobkov followed with a tip-in to boost CSKA's lead to 9. Sassari struggled to score for the first time in the game and a three-pointer by Fridzon made it a double-digit game, 70-58, at the end of the quarter.

Fourth quarter: Eyenga, Logan lead Sassari back

Stipcevic tried to ignite a Sassari comeback with a quick basket early in the quarter. Nichols collected a steal and scored at the other end, but Varnado erased that with a tip-in. Haynes scored in penetration to bring Sassari within 72-64. Higgins followed a three-pointer with a driving basket, but Logan struck twice from downtown, one from each wing, to get his team even closer. Nichols and Varnado traded baskets before De Colo struck from downtown to keep CSKA way in control. Logan hit another big triple and Varnado added a layup-plus-foul that made it a 5-point game with four minutes left. Logan hit a three-pointer in transition and an outstanding dunk by Eyenga tied it at 82-82. De Colo hit free throws and a dunk by Kurbanov gave CSKA some fresh air, 86-82, with two minutes left. Sacchetti split free throws and a triple by Haynes tied it again, 86-86, with 59 seconds left. After Teodosic hit a critical three-pointer, Varnado split free throws and De Colo hit 4 attempts from the line for an 93-87 CSKA lead with 7 seconds left, which was enough to seal the outcome.

Vitaly Fridzon - CSKA Moscow - EB15
Friday, November 27, 2015
Attendance: 4437 (Tentative)
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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari26191329
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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 26:57 17 1/5 1/2 12/12   3 3 3 1 1     1 9 26
3 KULAGIN, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 25:32 21 3/4 5/10     2 2 3   2   1 4 2 15
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 11:49 7 0/1 1/2 4/4   1 1 1   1     2 2 6
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 17:45 9 3/4 1/3   1   1 1 1 1 1   1   8
9 JACKSON, AARON 12:59   0/1 0/2     1 1   1 1   1 2   -5
12 KOROBKOV, PAVEL 8:24 6 2/2   2/2 1   1           4 1 4
15 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV 4:46 1     1/2             1     1 2
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 22:15 5 1/2   3/4 5 3 8             4 15
22 HIGGINS, CORY 24:38 11 2/2 1/2 4/6   1 1 4 1 3     3 4 12
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 18:24 10 2/3 2/2   3 4 7 1   1     2 1 15
42 HINES, KYLE 26:31 6 2/5   2/4 2 3 5 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 8
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 93 16/29 11/23 28/34 13 20 33 15 5 12 4 4 20 26 109
        55.2% 47.8% 82.4%
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
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 HAYNES, MARQUEZ 22:18 14 1/6 4/7         3   1   2 4 1 3
1 PETWAY, BRENT 12:57 8 4/5     2 1 3   1       5   6
3 LOGAN, DAVID 31:07 21 3/7 5/8     1 1 3   3     3 2 14
5 FORMENTI, MATTEO 13:02 3 0/1 1/2   1 2 3 1 1       2   4
8 DEVECCHI, GIACOMO 12:17 2 1/1           3   1     2 2 4
9 PELLEGRINO, FRANCESCO 2:20                 1       1    
10 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO 2:56   0/1                   1     -2
11 MARCONATO, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 SACCHETTI, BRIAN 32:37 6 1/3 1/1 1/2 1 2 3 1 1       2 4 10
24 STIPCEVIC, ROK 20:35 4 2/8 0/2   1 2 3 2 1       2 2 2
31 EYENGA, CHRISTIAN 29:24 19 6/9 2/5 1/2 1 6 7 3 1 3 1 1 1 4 23
32 VARNADO, JARVIS 20:27 10 4/7   2/3 5 1 6 2   1 3   4 5 17
Team           7   7     1         6
Totals 200:00 87 22/48 13/25 4/7 18 15 33 18 6 10 4 4 26 20 87
        45.8% 52% 57.1%
Head coach: CALVANI, MARCO

Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"Nothing is easy in our life. You have to work hard to win. When we prepared for the game, we asked the team not to let the opponents receive anything easy. Still, we had a sloppy start, first of all defensively, and let the opponents do a lot of easy things. As I warned before the game, Dinamo played with different level of intensity. They had 7 team rebounds taking loose balls, they had 18 offensive rebounds overall, the set the tempo on defense, pressured us. In the third quarter, we took over and went up by 12, but Logan and Haynes played great and allowed their team to tie it in the end. We will study why we let it happen. But in the clutch we created good spacing, we made right decisions and got key plays from Teodosic, De Colo and Kurbanov. Hines made 2 huge blocks. The game will be a good lesson for us."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"We played good game, but not good enough to win. You need to play a little better if you want to win in Moscow. CSKA knows the ways to win and we have to improve many small things, to change our mentality to compete in Euroleague. We had a bad third quarter but did not give up. We have the same number of rebounds, just 10 turnovers, so we were able to fight and the score was tied with 15 seconds to go. But we allowed the rebound on our glass and Teodosic made an important three-pointer – everyone knows that he is capable of hitting big shots."


CSKA Moscow
"It was a tough game for us. We didn't cope with Dinamo playing one-on-one and we missed some rebounds. Sassari is a fast, athletic and good-shooting team. Today, we just didn't keep up with our opponent on defense. We are definitely not relaxed. Every game is like a final for us."
CSKA Moscow
"I think we didn't really respect our opponent. They have a really good team and they came in with nothing to lose and played good basketball. We need to play better defense. I think we did it in the third quarter. But after we let them find their rhythm again and this is why the game was very difficult at the end."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"It was a tough game for us. We have a new coach. We played really well, did what we wanted to do in the game. Maybe we were scared a little bit and did not play all the way through when we needed to move forward. We will learn from our mistakes. CSKA got some important offensive rebounds and it was one of the crucial moments in the fourth quarter – and they just scored. We will keep playing hard."
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