Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Gameday 11 fixtures
MIES (Switzerland) - On Tuesday we are entering the Regular Season homestretch in earnest and the day's action, which could prove crucial in the race for the Basketball Champions League Play-Offs, culminates in a huge clash between the two top teams in Group C.
Let's have a closer look at Tuesday's eight-game slate:
UNET Holon (4-6) vs. SIG Strasbourg (4-6) - Group A, 17:45 CET
Strasbourg have parted ways with guard Travis Trice
- Strasbourg have added Belarus international Artsiom Parakhouski, who had started the season at Partizan Belgrade. The 32-year-old big man however will most likely not be available to play in the Tuesday game and will make his BCL debut with Strasbourg next week. Strasbourg meanwhile have parted ways with Travis Trice, who averaged 10.6 points and 4.7 assists in his seven BCL games.
- Holon aim to win their first home game against a French team in the BCL, following two losses in as many encounters at home. The Israeli side defeated Strasbourg 86-81 in France on Gameday 4.
- Strasbourg have lost five of their last seven games after having won four of their previous five in the competition. The French team lost their last two BCL games by a margin of more than 20 points, after losing only one of their previous 56 games in the competition by such a point differential.
- Holon are leading the league in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 41.9 percent from behind the arc. Strasbourg on the other hand have the fifth-lowest, 30.1 percent.
- Holon's Marcus Foster is tied with AEK's Keith Langford for most first-half points this season, having both scored a total of 103 first-half points so far.
- Strasbourg's Gabe York scored 23 points in the reverse fixture, the most by a Strasbourg player in a BCL game this season. York has scored in double digits in 25 of the 27 BCL games in his career in which he played at least 15 minutes.
Lietkabelis (4-6) vs. Filou Oostende (5-5) - Group A, 18:00 CET
Braian Angola poured in 23 points in the reverse fixture to lead Oostende to victory
- Lietkabelis have won three of their last four home games, after winning only one of their previous four games at home in the competition.
- Oostened won 80-66 in the reverse fixture, behind 23 points from Braian Angola.
- Oostende have scored fewer than 75 points in each of their last seven road games, in which they have a 2-5 record.
- Oostende are bottom of the league in three-point field goal percentage, with 27.1 percent, and consequently average a league low 5.8 triples per game.
- Lietkabelis's Zeljko Sakic has committed 37 fouls so far this season, second-most in the league. However, Sakic has fouled out only once, in the game against BAXI Manresa on Gameday 2.
- Oostende’s Keye van der Vuurst de Vries has dished a total of 42 assists so far, the most for a player to have come off the bench in all his games. Vuurst de Vries is leading his team in 4th-quarer assists, having dished out 17 of Oostende’s 35 assists in fourth quarters this season.
AEK (7-3) vs. Teksut Bandirma (4-6) - Group B, 18:00 CET
AEK have parted ways with Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos
- AEK have parted ways with Howard Sant-Roos, who joined reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions CSKA Moscow. The Cuban forward averaged 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Athens side this season. On the other hand, AEK might welcome Vlado Jankovic back to the line-up on Tuesday. The small forward, who suffered an injury shortly after joining the yellow-blacks, has just been cleared to play.
- AEK have won only one of their five games against Turkish teams in the BCL, and that was the reverse fixture with Bandirma on Gameday 4. The Greek team won 68-50, behind 14 points from Keith Langford. That is Bandirma’s heaviest defeat so far in the competition.
- Bandirma have alternated between wins and losses in their last nine BCL games. The lost team lost 92-84 to San Pablo Burgos on Gameday 10. The Turkish team's six defeats this season are already the most losses they have ever suffered in a BCL Regular Season.
- AEK hold opponents to only 13.4 assists per game on average, better (lower) than any other. The Greek side are one of two teams, alongside Iberostar Tenerife, to have never allowed opponents to dish 20 or more assists in a game this season.
- Bandirma's leading scorer Omar Prewitt is also leading the league in scoring among players to have come off the bench in all their games. Prewitt is averaging 15.2 points per game.
Besiktas Sompo Sigorta (4-6) vs. Happy Casa Brindisi (4-6) - Group D, 18:00 CET
Shaquielle McKissic is the king of crunch time in this season's BCL
- Dominique Sutton, Brindisi's latest addition, has picked up an injury and has been ruled out of Tuesday's game.
- Brindisi won the reverse fixture on Gameday 4 84-72, thanks to a 16-point display from Luca Campogrande.
- Besiktas have a 1-4 record against Italian teams in the competition.
- Brindisi are yet to win a game on the road this season and have given up 95 or more points in each of their last four road games in the competition.
- Besiktas averaged 77 percent free-throw shooting int heir last two games, after averaging 63 percent from the foul line in the first eight gamedays.
- Brindisi have been on the receiving end of only 11 blocks this season, fewer than any other team in the league and all of these 11 blocks were in road games.
- Shaquielle McKissic of Besiktas is leading the league in points scored in the last five minutes of fourth quarters, with a total of 38 points. McKissic has scored 40 percent of his points so far this season, 66 of 163, during the fourth quarter.
RASTA Vechta (5-5) vs. Telenet Giants Antwerp (3-7) - Group B, 20:00 CET
Ishmail Wainright led Vechta to victory in the reverse fixture in Belgium
- Justin Raffington, who joined Vechta just before last week's game against Hapoel Jerusalem, is expected to make his BCL debut with the German team on Tuesday.
- Vechta won 81-74 in the reverse fixture in Belgium, behind a 16-point, 7-rebound display by Ishmail Wainright. Antwerp attempted only 21 two-point shots in that game, a league-low this season.
- Wainright has fouled out four times so far this season, a joint league-high alongside Brandon Brown.
- Antwerp have lost nine of their last 10 road games in the BCL and are yet to win a game on the road this season.
- Antwerp are averaging a league-low 72.5 points per game. The Belgian side averaged 80 points per game in the 2018-19 Regular Season.
- Antwerp's Dennis Donkor scored a BCL career-high 19 points in the reverse fixture. Donkor has come off the bench in all the 30 games he has played in the competition, the fourth-highest number among players to never been in the starting 5 in a BCL game.
Mornar Bar (3-7) vs. Brose Bamberg (5-5) - Group C, 20:00 CET
Assem Marei had a season-high 17 points in the Gameday 4 clash between the two teams
- Bamberg won 81-76 in the reverse fixture as Assem Marei led the way for the German team with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
- Mornar Bar have won three of their last four games, as many wins as in their first 20 games in the competition. The Montenegro side won their last three home games after losing the previous seven.
- Bamberg have won six of the last seven games on the road in which they scored more than 75 points.
- Mornar Bar brought down 40 or more rebounds in four of their last five games, a feat they had achieved only twice in their first 19 games in the competition.
- Bamberg and Mornar Bar are the two team with the lowest 2-point field goal percentage, with 43 percent and 45 percent, respectively. Bamberg shot worse than 50 percent from two-point range in each of their last nine games, Mornar did so in each of their last eight games.
EB Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-7) vs. San Pablo Burgos (6-4) - Group B, 20:30 CET
Petr Cornelie has been the only constant in injury-plagued Pau's starting line-ups this season
- Burgos have added Serbian big man Dragan Apic, on loan from Lokomotiv Kuban. The Spanish team have parted ways with fellow Serbian Oliver Stevic, whose temporary contract expired at the weekend.
- Pau won 82-78 in the reverse fixture in Spain behind a season-high 35 points from Nicolas De Jong, who won Gameday 4 MVP honors for his performance. The French-Dutch big man unfortunately suffered a season-ending injury two weeks later.
- Pau have led at halftime only once this season, in last week's 85-77 win over Anwil Wloclawek.
- Burgos have won four of their last five BCL games, after losing their previous three. The last eight games of the Spanish team were decided by a single-digit margin.
- The Burgos bench is averaging a league-high 42.8 points per game. The Spanish side are also leading the league in opponents' bench scoring, holding other teams' second units to just 20.8 points per game on average.
- Pau have had 15 different players in their starting five this season, more than any other team. Petr Cornelie is the Pau player with most starts, seven in the first 10 BCL games.
- Bruno Fitipaldo of Burgos is shooting 57 percent from three-point range this season, a league high among players with at least 15 attempts from behind the arc. However he has made only three of his last 11 three-point attempts, after hitting 10 of his first 12.
Iberostar Tenerife (9-1) vs. ERA Nymburk (8-2) - Group C, 20:30 CET
Lahaou Konate had an impressive debut with Tenerife in the reverse fixture
- Tenerife won the reverse fixture 78-68, behind a 17-point, 8-rebound display by Lahaou Konate, who was playing his first game with the Spanish team.
- Tenerife are riding an eight-game win streak at home, their longest in the competition. The Spanish team have given up fewer than 70 points in each of those last eight games at home.
- Nymburk have won four of their last five road games, including their two most recent. The Czech team is looking to win a third consecutive gameson the road for the second time in competition history, as they had out together such a streak in December 2017.
- Tenerife have trailed during a total of only 27 seconds in their last two games - it was in the first quarter of their win at Peristeri on Gameday 10.
- Tenerife have committed 165 fouls so far, fewer than any other team this season, and are one of three teams who have yet to see one of their players foul out, alongside Bamberg and Vechta.
- Nymburk’s Zach Hankins is leading the league in blocks with 25. The entire Tenerife squad has 19 blocks so far this season.