2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 26, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ULKER SPORTS ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.8 Points 74.0
35.7 Rebounds 34.8
12.0 O. Rebounds 10.5
23.7 D. Rebounds 24.3
16.7 Assists 18.5
5.8 Steals 8.0
3.2 Blocks 2.2
11.7 Turnovers 15.7
47.3 % 2PT 50.0 %
36.7 % 3PT 35.7 %
81.0 % FT 77.5 %
88.5 Index 78.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.2 / Dixon Points 12.3 / Beaubois
6.5 / Vesely Rebounds 6.0 / Golubovic
2.8 / Vesely OR 2.3 / Golubovic
3.7 / Vesely DR 3.8 / Weems
3.8 / Sloukas Assists 3.7 / Campbell
1.5 / Vesely Steals 1.5 / Leloup
1.4 / Udoh Blocks 0.6 / Travis
2.6 / Sloukas Turnovers 2.8 / Campbell
55.0 % / Sloukas 2PT 72.7 % / Fofana
50.0 % / Yurtseven 3PT 42.9 % / Campbell
95.7 % / Datome FT 100.0 % / Beaubois
14.0 / Vesely Index 13.3 / Golubovic


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
5-1 Regular Season 3-3
5-1 Overall 3-3


Crew Chief

The Take

Fenerbahce will qualify for the Top 16 with a win and Strasbourg looks for its first road triumph against a team it already beat by 21 points at home. Fenerbahce has good defensive numbers, allowing its opponents just a 27.1% three-point shooting percentage and forcing them to commit 22.3 fouls per game. Strasbourg hardly gets to the foul line (11.8 free throws attempted per game), but ranks third in two-pointers made (22.2). Kyle Weems had 22 points in Strasbourg, but he won't have it easy against Luigi Datome, who has averaged 18 points in the last two games. Fenerbahce must use its frontcourt's athleticism with Ekpe Udoh, Pero Antic and Jan Vesely in the paint against Vladimir Golubovic, Romeo Travis and Romain Duport. A pair of of the best point guards in recent weeks, Rodrigue Beaubois of Strasbourg and Bobby Dixon of Fenerbahce, will go face to face. A recovered Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nikola Kalinic will see extended playing time at the wings if Kostas Sloukas remains sidelined. Strasbourg has been running its offense through Louis Campbell and Jeremy Leloup, but diversifying its options will make the visitors more unpredictable. Even though Fenerbahce is the heavy favorite, expect Strasbourg to keep fighting for a Top 16 spot.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Game Notes

Fenerbahce Istanbul

Ekpe Udoh has 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Udoh has blocked at least 1 shot in four consecutive games.

Bobby Dixon’s debut Euroleague season was in 2009-10 at ASVEL Basket, where he played under current

Strasbourg head coach Vincent Collet and alongside Bangaly Fofana and Paul Lacombe.

Dixon was a teammate of Strasbourg guard Jeremy Leloup at JDA Dijon during the 2011-12 season. They had also played together at Le Mans at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Dixon’s scoring has risen in each of his last four Euroleague games from 6 in Round 3 to a career high 25 points last week.

Pero Antic has played better on the road this season than at home. He’s averaged 11.7 points on 7 of 14 three-point shooting (50%) for a performance index rating of 13 on the road, but just 3.7 points on 1-of-6 three-point shooting (16.7%) for a performance index rating of 6 at home.


Strasbourg has lost its last 15 Euroleague road games.

Jeremy Leloup has made 25 straight free throws in Euroleague action dating back to his time as a Le Mans reserve in December 2008.

Leloup has recorded at least 1 steal in seven straight Euroleague games.

Louis Campbell has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight Euroleague games.

Roddy Beaubois has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight Euroleague games.

Beaubois has made each of the 11 free throws he’s attempted this season.

Beaubois has averaged 16.3 points, 3.7 assists and a performance index rating of 16 at home this season, but just 8.3 points, 1.3 assists and an index rating of 3.7 on the road.

Matt Howard was a teammate of Fenerbahce big man Pero Antic and guard Kostas Sloukas during the early part of 2011-12 season with Olympiacos Piraeus.

Mardy Collins was a teammate of Sloukas at Olympiacos during the 2013-14 campaign.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Fenerbahce Istanbul
"First of all, I hope that we will have our people to help us in this important game. We need them. Strasbourg beat us very easy in the first leg in France, and for sure we must keep that in mind especially because they have showen they are a very good team by beating Real Madrid. They were able to turn the game around. They are a serious team with good players and a clear philosophy. We need to play weel if we want to beat them."
"This game will be very difficult. Fenerbahce will want to win to catch up after their defeat during the first game. We must enjoy this game to raise our level... Without knowing if this will be enough to beat them. It will be very important to fight much more than we did on our last away game against Khimki Moscow. It is necessary that we show a conqueror face on the road. Up until now we lacked strength outside. It will be necessary to show great solidarity against a great team that will play in his arena, pushed by their fans."


Fenerbahce Istanbul
"We're looking forward to this game. We remember what happened the last time we played them, so we aer looking to play different this time around."
"Fenerbahce is one of the three best teams in Europe. Their only defeat was against us. We know that we will play a team that is hungry for revenge. They will be supported by their fans in a crazy atmosphere that promises to be amazing. We will have to be ready for a tough game, a huge battle. This game will be difficult. We'll have to be very concentrated in defense hoped for something ... We must be more consistent to play a better game on the road than the games against Munich, Moscow or Belgrade."

Fenerbahce beats Strasbourg to storm into Top 16

Fenerbahce Istanbul advanced to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 from Group A by thrashing Strasbourg 81-64 at home on Thursday. Fenerbahce improved to 6-1 and has a two-game gap over every other team with three games to go in the round. Strasbourg dropped to 3-4. Jan Vesely led the winners with 20 points on 9-of-11 two-point shooting. Ekpe Udoh added 15 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic had 13 for Fenerbahce. Mardy Collins, Rodrigue Beaubois and Vladmir Golubovic led Strasbourg with 14 points apiece. Beaubois shined early to give Strasbourg a 6-8 lead. It didn't last long, however, as Vesely and Udoh fueled a 16-4 run, which gave Fenerbahce its first double-digit lead, 22-12. Beaubois got Strasbourg within 22-14 after 10 minutes, but Vesely and an outstanding Bogdanovic allowed the hosts to get a 38-25 margin. Romeo Travis and Golubovic brought Strasbourg within 40-34 at halftime. Collins stepped up after the break and got help from Beaubois and Golubovic to bring the guests within 52-47. It didn't last long, as Melih Mahmutoglou struck twice from downtown in a 14-0 run that sealed the outcome, 66-47, early in the fourth quarter. Fenerbahce boosted its margin to 71-49 soon after that and never looked back.

First quarter: Udoh, Dixon put Fenerbahce ahead

Beaubois got Strasbourg going with a coast-to-coast layup off a steal. Bogdanovic quickly answered with a driving layup and Bobby Dixon found Vesely for a wild alley-oop slam to give Fenerbahce its first lead, 4-2. Collins hit a step-back jumper, which Nikola Kalinic matched with a driving basket. Golubovic nailed a baseline jumper, but Beaubois followed with a layup to put Strasbourg back ahead, 6-8. Vesely hit a jump hook and Dixon followed with a three-pointer for an 11-8 Fenerbahce edge. Golubovic hit another close shot, but Dixon struck from downtown and Vesely boosted the hosts' lead to 5. Udoh took over with a dunk, erased Kyle Weems's rainbow jumper with a close basket and added an off-balance layup-plus-foul that made it a double-digit game. Beaubois shined with a big basket in penetration to keep Strasbourg within 22-14 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Strasbourg improves at both ends

Vesely took over with a one-handed slam early in the quarter and a step-back jumper by Luigi Datome boosted the hosts' lead to 26-14. Strasbourg struggled to score until Louis Campbell stepped up with a three-pointer. A free throw by Paul Lacombe gave the guests hope at 26-18. Vesely kept pushing Fenerbahce with a power layup, which Beaubois bettered with a triple. Vesely insisted with a three-point play, but didn't find much help around. Matt Howard scored down low after which Fenerbahce called timeout at 31-23. Bogdanovic scored in transition and Pero Antic fed Udoh for a dunk that restored a 12-point Fenerbahce margin. Beaubois scored again, but a three-pointer by a red-hot Bogdanovic boosted his team's lead to 38-25. Golubovic, Travis and Lacombe hit free throws to rally Strasbourg. Travis shined with a backdoor layup and Jeremy Leloup split free throws – ending his consecutive free throws made streak at 26, which dated back to December 2008 – to bring the visitors within 40-34 at halftime.

Third quarter: Hosts make their big move

Vesely scored around the basket soon after the break and found Bogdanovic for an off-balance basket to return Fenerbahce’s double-digit lead, 44-34. Golubovic banked in a close shot, which Udoh erased with a turnaround jumper. Kalinic buried an off-balance turnaround jumper, but Golubovic scored again and a three-pointer by Beaubois got Strasbourg within 48-41. After Kalinic made free throws, Collins hit a four-meter jumper. A put-back slam by Vesely kept his team out of trouble, 52-43. Collins quickly scored in transition and a reverse layup by Travis made it a 5-point game. Udoh split free throws and Bogdanovic scored around the basket to give the hosts some fresh air at 55-47. Melih Mahmutoglou found space for a wide-open corner three-pointer, which Vesely followed with an acrobatic layup to boost Fenerbahce's margin to 61-47.

Fourth quarter: Fenerbahce wraps up early

Mahmutoglou nailed his second three-pointer in as many minutes early in the quarter and a jumper by Berk Ugurlu broke the game open at 66-47 after a 14-0 run, which bridged the final two periods. Strasbourg could not find a way to the basket until Lacombe scored inside. Datome stepped up with a wild behind-the-back assist, which allowed Vesely to ignite the crowd with a dunk. Strasbourg called timeout at 69-49, but Fenerbahce kept dominating the game tempo through Mahmutoglou and Ugurlu. Meanwhile, free throws by Datome sealed the outcome, 71-49. Both teams started to fight for the tie-break advantage, as Strasbourg had registered a 21-point home win in regular season Round 2. Strasbourg won that battle, but Fenerbahce had wrapped up a well-deserved win long before the final buzzer.

Jan Vesely - Fenerbahce Istanbul - EB15
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Attendance: 8212 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Fenerbahce Istanbul22182120
End of Quarter1234
Fenerbahce Istanbul22406181
Fenerbahce Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
8 UDOH, EKPE 23:40 15 6/8   3/7       1   1 1   2 4 12
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH 10:13 6   2/5         1 1       5 2 2
12 ANTIC, PERO 22:34   0/1 0/2   1 5 6 2 1 2     1   3
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN 30:30 13 5/6 1/2     2 2 3   3     2   11
14 YURTSEVEN, OMER 5:47           2 2               2
18 ARNA, EGEHAN 3:50                              
22 BAYRAK, ERCAN 3:50 1   0/1 1/2                   2 1
23 UGURLU, BERK 15:54 7 2/3 1/2         2 1 2     1 1 6
24 VESELY, JAN 23:49 20 9/11   2/4 2 3 5 2 1   1 1 2 3 25
33 KALINIC, NIKOLA 21:52 6 2/3   2/4 1 3 4 3 1 1     1 2 11
35 DIXON, BOBBY 21:22 6 0/4 2/2     4 4 4   2   1 2 3 8
70 DATOME, LUIGI 16:39 7 2/5 0/3 3/3 2 3 5 3   1     3 2 7
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 81 26/41 6/17 11/20 6 24 30 21 5 12 2 2 19 19 90
        63.4% 35.3% 55%
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
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 COLLINS, MARDY 23:24 14 5/8 1/3 1/2   2 2 4 2 1     1 1 15
3 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE 25:41 14 4/7 2/5         3 2 3     3 1 8
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 23:05 7 2/3   3/4   2 2 1 1 4     2 5 8
9 LELOUP, JEREMY 21:14 1 0/1 0/3 1/2   4 4 2         1 2 3
13 CAMPBELL, LOUIS 21:17 3   1/4     1 1 3 1 3     1   1
19 TRAVIS, ROMEO 8:48 6 2/2   2/2       1         2 2 7
21 FOFANA, BANGALY 9:45         1 1 2     2     4 2 -2
32 GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR 24:34 14 6/7   2/4 1 6 7   1 2 1 1 2 2 17
34 WEEMS, KYLE 17:56 2 1/2 0/3           1   1 1 1 1 -1
49 DUPORT, ROMAIN 5:41           1 1           3   -2
54 HOWARD, MATT 18:35 3 1/2   1/2   4 4   1 1       3 8
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 64 21/32 4/18 10/16 3 23 26 14 9 16 2 2 20 19 65
        65.6% 22.2% 62.5%

Head Coaches

Fenerbahce Istanbul
"It took us time to stop their offense but eventually, Strasbourg scored less than 70 points. They have a good shooting percentage inside and wanted to limie that. We played really well on defense. It was hard for us to be patient early in the game and we rushed things. We played much better in the second half, except for the last four minutes, when we relaxed a bit. Strasbourg plays really well at home. They did well against us and also beat Real Madrid. This is a team that has character. Everything is possible in this group. Everyone has a chance to advance."
"We knew coming in that Fenerbahce would be highly motivated. Even with that, we stayed in the game for 28 minutes. I am disappointed that we didn't finish that well in the game, doing everything we didn't do before. Everyone has to be aware that, in the Euroleague, you need consistency for 40 minutes, not 35. We did a pretty good job but lost it all in 5 minutes. We are not strong enough to allow this against a team like Fenerbahce. Everything is difficult against them. We didn't give ourselves the chance to fight until the end, but it was our best road game until now against the strongest opponent."


Fenerbahce Istanbul
"In the beginning it was a tougher game, even though the result shows it different. They played hard. We tried to play our game, like we did the last two games. We did it from the beginning. There were moments that we didn't, but I am happy for the team how it's playing right now. We will go and try to win every game possible. We will do our maximum to win the next one."
"It is hard to comment to tonight's game before watching it on video. e had a good start and played solid for a long time. But having some bad minutes against a team that, let's not forget, played the Final Four last season, allowed them to reduce our efforts to nothing."
No results found.
Turkey: LIG TV
France: beIN
Czech Republic: O2 SPORT
Germany: DT