Game facts: Besiktas Sompo Japan v medi Bayreuth
MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) - Let's have a look at some key facts for this week's Besiktas Sompo Japan v medi Bayreuth Round of 16 matchup.
Besiktas Sompo Japan (TUR) v medi Bayreuth (GER)
- Besiktas Sompo Japan have only lost two of their 15 home games in the BCL, winning the last six. However, one of these two defeats came in the Round of 16 last season, against Pinar Karsiyaka.
- medi Bayreuth have lost three of their last five away games in the BCL but their last two defeats were with a margin of three points or less, which would still allow them to qualify (+5 in the first leg).
- Besiktas’ bench scored only 16 points in the first leg, fewer than any other team in this Round of 16.
- medi Bayreuth made three blocks in the first leg, after making none in their previous four BCL games. They grabbed only five offensive rebounds against Besiktas, their lowest tally in a BCL game.
- D.J. Strawberry scored seven points in the paint in the first leg, more than any other player during this Round of 16. He scored 18 points in the first leg, more than any other of his teammates and scored seven 2-pointer, his best tally in a BCL game.
- Assem Marei is the only medi Bayreuth player to average 10+ points and 5+ rebounds per game this season in the BCL (10.6pts, 5.7rds).
- De’Mon Brooks scored all his FGs (6/6) and free-throws (3/3) attempted in the first leg. He finished joint-best rebounder of the game as well (7 rebounds).