2019-20Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2019 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALADOZZA
Italy: EUROSPORT 2, EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Greece: NOVASPORTS 1HD
Georgia: SILK SPORT 2 HD
Spain: DAZN
Africa: ESPN
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Balkans: NOVA SPORT

Records

6-2 Regular Season 6-2
6-2 Overall 6-2

Referees

Crew Chief
RYZHYK, BORYS
Umpire 1
PANTHER, ANNE
Umpire 2
THEPENIER, HUGUES

The Take

It’s a direct battle for first place in Group A. These teams already met in Greece in Round 4 and Promitheas downed Virtus 78-69 behind 16 points from Langston Hall. Therefore, that 9-point margin could have a big impact on the outcome of this group. Milos Teodosic (17.0 ppg.) is Virtus's top scorer, followed by Frank Gaines (12.5 ppg.) and Kyle Weems (12.2 ppg.). Chris Babb (11.8 ppg.), Oleksandr Lypovyy (11.3 ppg.) and Langston Hall (10.8 ppg., 6.0 apg.) have led Promitheas so far in their first EuroCup season.

Marquee matchup

Two of the best point guards in the competition are set to play against each other. Hall is a pass-first playmaker who is not afraid to pull the trigger from beyond the arc and has succeeded at keeping everyone involved. Teodosic is one of the most creative players in the world. His high basketball IQ, natural-born ability to read pick-and-rolls and outstanding passing skills make him a nightmare matchup for any opponent. Controlling the game rhythm will be critical in this game and these two players will be charged with that role. 

Keys to victory: Virtus

Virtus is the second highest-scoring team in the competition (84.6 ppg.) mainly because of its outstanding ball circulation. The hosts rank second in assists (20.4 apg.), but have also committed many turnovers (16.4 per game). Virtus has been lethal inside the arc (57.6% 2FG), so finding players like Vince Hunter and Julian Gamble down low will be critical for the Italian powerhouse. Of course, if the game goes down to the wire, Milos Teodosic and Frank Gaines will be expected to make the difference.

Keys to victory: Promitheas

Promitheas is one of the best defensive teams in the competition, holding to just 72.9 points per game and limiting Virtus to just 69 in Round 4. Opponents struggle to score against Promitheas (50.6% 2FG, 31.3% 3FG) and the Greek powerhouse has done an excellent job at controlling the game tempo, slowing it down to find good options on five-on-five offense. Promitheas is last in offensive rebounds (8.0 orpg.) so Coach Makis Giatras's team still has room for improvement.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
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Segafredo Virtus Bologna
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 GAINES, FRANK G 1.91 29
1 DERI, LORENZO G 1.88 18
6 PAJOLA, ALESSANDRO G 1.94 20
8 BALDI ROSSI, FILIPPO F 2.07 28
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 31
11 RICCI, GIAMPAOLO F 2.01 28
12 PETERSON, MAIT F 2.07 17
16 DELIA, MARCOS C 2.09 27
25 COURNOOH, DAVID G 1.87 29
32 HUNTER, VINCE F 2.03 25
34 WEEMS, KYLE F 1.98 30
35 NIKOLIC, STEFAN F 1.97 22
44 TEODOSIC, MILOS G 1.95 32
45 GAMBLE, JULIAN C 2.08 30
Promitheas Patras
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 HALL, LANGSTON G 1.92 28
2 BABB, CHRIS F 1.97 29
3 LYPOVYY, OLEKSANDR F 2.02 28
4 KAFEZAS, CHRISTOS G 1.89 17
7 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS F 2.08 24
13 KOLIOS, LEONIDAS G 1.96 16
14 KASELAKIS, LEONIDAS F 2.03 29
15 KOUROUPAKIS, PERIKLIS C 2.04 17
19 KATSIVELIS, DIMITRIS G 1.96 28
20 FIELER, CHASE F 2.03 27
22 ROBINSON, GERALD G 1.85 30
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS C 2.10 30
32 ELLIS, OCTAVIUS C 2.08 26
72 MANTZOUKAS, ELEFTHERIOS F 2.07 16
77 BAZINAS, ATHANASIOS G 1.92 16

Player Stats

Teodosic, M. / 17.0 Gaines, F. / 12.5 Weems, K. / 12.2
Babb, C. / 11.8 Lypovyy, O. / 11.3 Hall, L. / 10.8
Hunter, V. / 5.1 Weems, K. / 4.6 Gamble, J. / 4.5
Ellis, O. / 5.7
Hall, L. / 6.0
Lypovyy, O. / 1.4 Ellis, O. / 1.1 Hall, L. / 1.1
Hunter, V. / 1.0 Gamble, J. / 0.8 Ricci, G. / 0.5
2PT
Gamble, J. / 74.5% Weems, K. / 64.9% Hunter, V. / 57.4%
Ellis, O. / 78.8% Hall, L. / 59.4% Bogris, G. / 50.0%
3PT
Ricci, G. / 42.9% Baldi Rossi, F. / 41.2% Markovic, S. / 38.6%
Lypovyy, O. / 47.1% Kaselakis, L. / 42.9% Fieler, C. / 42.3%
FT
Hunter, V. / 70.3%
PIR
Teodosic, M. / 17.7 Hunter, V. / 14.9 Markovic, S. / 14.4
Ellis, O. / 15.6 Hall, L. / 15.1 Lypovyy, O. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.6 Points 78.8
37.8 Rebounds 32.6
11.6 O. Rebounds 8.0
26.1 D. Rebounds 24.6
20.4 Assists 19.0
8.4 Steals 7.1
2.9 Blocks 2.9
57.6% 2PT 54.0%
33.6% 3PT 36.5%
72.2% FT 73.9%
96.0 PIR 93.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.5 Points 72.9
33.8 Rebounds 36.5
9.5 O. Rebounds 11.6
24.3 D. Rebounds 24.9
16.9 Assists 14.1
9.6 Steals 5.9
2.3 Blocks 1.1
47.8% 2PT 50.6%
39.0% 3PT 31.3%
77.7% FT 68.5%
83.5 PIR 70.1

Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, SASA
Segafredo Virtus Bologna
"We will face Patras, an ambitious club led by a new owner; they own some of the best sports facilities in Europe. All this is testified by the fact that they are making a very good run in the EuroCup. The first match, which decreed our first defeat of the season, was difficult; we know what to expect, we will have to play with energy, physicality and be more careful on defense."
GIATRAS, MAKIS
Promitheas Patras
"Another game for our team against a very good and talented team. After the two-week break from the EuroCup championship we have to be concentrated and focus to our game plan in order to achieve a positive result."

Players

ROBINSON, GERALD
Promitheas Patras
"Another important game for both teams in order to solidify position for the next round. We expect a tough game and environment as Bologna has shown in all their home games."

Virtus Bologna vs Promitheas Patras

· This will be just the second time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Earlier this season, Promitheas took the home win, 78-69.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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Segafredo Virtus Bologna

Streaks
Stefan Markovic has collected at least one steal in his last 13 EuroCup games.
Milos Teodosic has scored at least 11 points in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Teodosic has hit at least one three in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Teodosic has racked a PIR of at least 10 in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Teodosic has dished at least 4 assists in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Frank Gaines has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Season Rankings
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Julian Gamble is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 74.4% .
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Julian Gamble is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 72.9% .
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Julian Gamble is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 69.9% .
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Kyle Weems is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.8 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Kyle Weems is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.8% .
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Kyle Weems is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.6 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Milos Teodosic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.7 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Milos Teodosic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.5 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Milos Teodosic is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.0 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Milos Teodosic is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.8 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Milos Teodosic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.1 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Stefan Markovic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.8 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Stefan Markovic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.3 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Vince Hunter is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.0 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Vince Hunter is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 70.2% .
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Vince Hunter is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.2 per game.
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Vince Hunter is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 58.3% .
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Vince Hunter is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.8 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Virtus Stefan Markovic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 174 steals total for his career.
Virtus Stefan Markovic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 538 assists total for his career.
Virtus Stefan Markovic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1230 index rating points total for his career.

Promitheas Patras

Streaks
Langston Hall has dished at least 3 assists in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Chase Fieler has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Season Rankings
Promitheas Patras Chris Babb is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.2 per game.
Promitheas Patras Langston Hall is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 282.3% .
Promitheas Patras Langston Hall is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.0 per game.
Promitheas Patras Octavius Ellis is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.4 per game.
Promitheas Patras Octavius Ellis is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.4 per game.
Promitheas Patras Octavius Ellis is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 78.7% .
Promitheas Patras Octavius Ellis is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 78.7% .
Promitheas Patras Oleksandr Lypovyy is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.0 per game.

Monday, December 9, 2019
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Segafredo Virtus Bologna Promitheas Patras
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Segafredo Virtus Bologna
Home record vs. Promitheas Patras: 0-0
Away record vs. Promitheas Patras: 0-1
Promitheas Patras
Home record vs. Segafredo Virtus Bologna: 1-0
Away record vs. Segafredo Virtus Bologna: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 22 October 2019 Regular Season Promitheas Patras 78 - 69 Segafredo Virtus Bologna