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Records

2-5 Regular Season 4-3
2-5 Overall 4-3

Officials

Crew Chief
PERUGA, CARLOS, Spain
Umpire 1
PAPAPETROU, PETROS, Greece
Umpire 2
ROSSI, MICHELE, Italy

The Take

Two teams that returned to the winning path last week square off in Round 8 with different goals in mind. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (2-5) hosts Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (4-3) with the intention of staying alive with a win. However, the guests would advance to the Top 16 if they win, so expect a hot battle in Turkey. In their previous matchup in Round 3, Buducnost won 87-78 through 15 points by Danilo Nikolic. Scotty Hopson (14.6 ppg.) is the top scorer for Galatasaray and elads the offense with Dwight Hardy (13.3 ppg.) and Richard Hendrix (10.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg.). For Buducnost, Nikola Ivanovic (13.9 ppg.) leads the way followed by Kyle Gibson (13.6 ppg.) and Nemanja Gordic (12.1 ppg.). Galatasaray boasts more athleticism and better shooting percentages from the field, plus they play at home with some hot fans that will push for their team to stay alive in the competition. On the other hand, the visitors have better numbers under the glass and have the motivation of advancing to the next phase for the first time in three years. Swords will be held high in Istanbul for this decisive game.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Player Stats

Hopson, S. / 14.6 Hardy, D. / 13.3 Hendrix, R. / 10.4
Ivanovic, N. / 13.9 Gibson, K. / 13.6 Gordic, N. / 12.1
Ilic, A. / 5.0 Barovic, F. / 4.8
Gordic, N. / 4.4 Ivanovic, N. / 3.0
Hendrix, R. / 1.6 Renfroe, A. / 1.3 Hopson, S. / 1.0
Hendrix, R. / 0.9
2PT
Hardy, D. / 66.7 % Hendrix, R. / 62.7 % Renfroe, A. / 58.3 %
Barovic, F. / 66.7 % Gordic, N. / 48.9 % Gibson, K. / 37.8 %
3PT
Koksal, G. / 55.0 % Hardy, D. / 46.7 % Summers, D. / 46.4 %
Landry, K. / 40.9 % Ivanovic, N. / 38.7 % Nikolic, D. / 36.4 %
FT
Hopson, S. / 69.0 %
Ivanovic, N. / 83.8 % Barovic, F. / 60.0 %
PIR
Hendrix, R. / 15.4 Hopson, S. / 13.6 Hardy, D. / 12.9
Ivanovic, N. / 15.6 Barovic, F. / 13.8 Gordic, N. / 10.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.4 Points 79.6
30.9 Rebounds 34.9
8.1 O. Rebounds 9.6
22.7 D. Rebounds 25.3
17.4 Assists 13.4
6.9 Steals 6.9
2.3 Blocks 1.0
53.4 % 2PT 53.0 %
38.8 % 3PT 33.7 %
71.6 % FT 74.6 %
81.0 PIR 83.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.6 Points 78.1
35.3 Rebounds 34.1
10.7 O. Rebounds 10.9
24.6 D. Rebounds 23.3
18.9 Assists 17.1
7.4 Steals 7.3
2.6 Blocks 1.6
53.1 % 2PT 50.2 %
35.5 % 3PT 33.3 %
71.6 % FT 72.0 %
94.4 PIR 83.1

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
Home record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 0-0
Away record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 0-1
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Home record vs. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul: 1-0
Away record vs. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 25 October 2017 Regular Season Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 87 - 78 Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul