01 September, 2016
30 April, 2017
11 Michel Diouf (DEN)
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Tuesday's games by the numbers

(Basketball Champions League) – The first leg of the remaining four Qualification Round 2 ties is now behind us and before we turn our attention to Thursday’s return fixtures we take a look at some important figures that Tuesday action produced.

183 – The combined points Usak Sportif and U-BT Cluj-Napoca scored in their thrilling first-leg clash. It sets a new record for the highest combined score so far in the Basketball Champions League.

81.8% - The field goal percentage of Cluj-Napoca’s Aleksandar Rasic, the highest by a player in a single game so far in the BCL. The former Serbian international rolled back the years as he went 9-of-11 from the floor and racked up 22 points and an efficiency rating of 29.

35 - The number of shots Cluj-Napoca converted from the floor against Usak, also a new BCL-high. It required the Romanian team just 67 attempts, so their field goal percentage was an excellent 52.%. The same cannot be said about their free-throw percentage which was just 50% (9-of-18). Cluj-Napoca are averaging only 54% from the stripe in three BCL games.

25 – BC Tartu’s turnovers on Tuesday night in the loss against Bakken Bears. It gives the Estonian side the dubious honour of having committed the most turnovers in a single game so far in the BCL. Bakken scored 24 points off those turnovers.

17 - This is how many rebounds Venky Jois of BC Tartu brought down on Tuesday and, as you might have guessed, it’s a new record. The Australian big man added 15 points to complete a double-double

11 – The number of lead changes in the clash between Lukoil Academic and CSM CSU Oradea, a definition of a back and forth game which also featured seven ties.

8 - The point-differential between Bakken and Tartu. The Danish team’s win had the largest margin on the day, suggesting how close the four games first-leg games were.

2 - Players with a double-double on Tuesday. In addition to the above mentioned exploits of Venky Jois, Dorde Gagic of Tsmoki Minsk came up with 12pts and 10 rebounds. Interestingly, both double-double efforts were registered in defeat.