Facts of Week 13 - Group C
MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) - Let's have a look at some key facts for this week's Games of the Week in group C.
Movistar Estudiantes (ESP) v Banvit (TUR)
- Estudiantes have never repeated the same results at home in the BCL, alternating wins and losses. They lost their last home game, against medi Bayreuth (68-76).
- Banvit have won their last five games in the BCL but have never won six in a row in that competition.
- Estudiantes have attempted more 3-pointer than any other team in the BCL this season (370).
- Only Iberostar Tenerife (347) have grabbed more defensive rebounds than Banvit (337) in the BCL this season.
- Angelo Caloiaro (399) has played the most minutes among the players this season in the BCL.
medi Bayreuth (GER) v Umana Reyer Venezia (ITA)
- medi Bayreuth have lost their last two home games after winning three of their first four.
- Umana Reyer Venezia have lost their last four away games in the BCL but have never lost five in a row. They have scored less than 70 points in each of their last three games away from home.
- medi Bayreuth have failed to score 80 points in each of their last three BCL game, after reaching that mark in seven of their first nine games.
- Umana Reyer Venezia have conceded only 73 3-pointer this season in the BCL, fewer than any other team.
- Andreas Seiferth (69.6%) has the best 2P% in the BCL this season.
"It's not the first time this season that we face a game that has some kind of 'do-or-die'-character," said Raoul Korner, head coach of medi Bayreuth. "We definitely need at least one more win from the remaining two rounds to qualify for the playoffs. We remember the first game in Venice well, because we slept through the start completely, then fought back to finally go home empty-handed finally. The conclusions: We have to start with a lot of intensity and pace right from the start, and secondly. Venice is vulnerable when we're aggressive. My team has always responded well to pressure, so I hope that will be the case tomorrow once again."