19 September, 2017
06 May, 2018
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10 things you need to know before AEK v UCAM Murcia

MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) - The second Semi-Final of the Basketball Champions League second season will see the Greek side (and host of the event) AEK face the Spanish UCAM Murcia.

Here are the ten things you need to know about the two teams before the second Semi-Final tips off in Athens on Friday 4 May.

  • Both teams will be in the Basketball Champions League Final Four for the first time. Last season AEK were eliminated by AS Monaco in the Round of 16, while UCAM Murcia reaches the Final Four in their first season in the league.
  • AEK have won 13 of their 18 home games in BCL history. AEK have won all their 10 home games in which they conceded less than 74 points.
  • UCAM Murcia have won 6 of their 9 games away from home in BCL this season. They’ve won more games in a hostile court than at their home venue.
  • AEK have scored as many or more points in the second-half than in the first-half in 15 of their 18 BCL games this season.
  • UCAM Murcia have conceded 70 points per game in the Play-Offs, the best defensive mark among all teams in the elimination rounds. The Spanish side have conceded 8.9 points per game fewer in BCL Play-Offs than in Regular Season games, the best improvement among all teams in the Final Four.
  • AEK have made 82,3% of their attempted free-throws in the Play-Offs, the best scoring ratio from the line among all teams in the elimination rounds.
  • Kevin Punter has made 15+ points in 17 of his 20 BCL games this season. He averages 19.5 points per game, the most in BCL this season. No other player has scored more than 25 points in a BCL game this season than Punter (4).
  • Dusan Sakota has made, at least, a 3-pointer in every single game he has played in BCL this season.
  • Clevin Hannah has made 20 of his last 22 free-throws attempts in BCL while Brad Oleson has made 20 of his 21 attempts from the line.
  • Augusto Lima has averaged 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in 28.7 minutes of action in his last three BCL games. Before that span, Lima was averaging 6.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.2 blocks per game.