Venezia catch fire in Fribourg - Gameday 7, Tuesday Round Up
MIES (Switzerland) - Another eight action-packed Basketball Champions League Regular Season games filled up our Tuesday evening, with numerous thrilling finishes.
Here's a round up of all the action:
Banvit vs UCAM Murcia
UCAM Murcia escaped with a 63-62 win over Banvit in Turkey, after Alex Perez's game-winning triple attempt bounced off the rim as time expired.
A 13-4 run to finish the half gave Murcia control, despite having lost Kevin Tumba to a disqualifying foul, however, an inability to knock down free throws kept Banvit within striking distance, until their last gasp run fell short.
Brad Oleson had all 10 of his points in the first quarter to lead Murcia, and Alex Urtasun added 10 of his own, as the Spanish side improved to 6-1, still atop of Group A.
Banvit were led by 14 from Alex Perez, and 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists from McKenzie Moore, but fell to 4-3 in third place in the Group.
Notable Number: 5 - the number of blocks UCAM Murcia registered in the defensively-minded contest, led by Emanuel Cate's 3.
CEZ Nymburk vs Brose Bamberg
Brose Bamberg came away with an 84-78 victory over CEZ Nymburk in a game that went right down to the wire.
Trailing by three with possession, CEZ Nymburk committed an unfortunate turnover as Augustine Rubit came away with the most important of his 5 steals on the night and Bamberg were able to seal the game at the line.
Rubit had 15 of his 22 points in the first half, Nikos Zizis had 14 and Elias Harris 13 points and 9 rebounds, as Bamberg improved to 4-3.
Jaromir Bohacik had 16 to lead Nymburk and Martin Peterka finished with 13, as the side dropped to 2-4, just outside of the post-season spots.
Notable Number: 20 - the number of lead changes, as both teams led for almost equal amounts of the game.
Fribourg Olympic vs Umana Reyer Venezia
Umana Reyer Venezia put on a three-point clinic to take down Fribourg Olympic 96-86 in overtime, to improve to 5-2 in Group B.
Justin Roberson drew a foul and knocked down three free throws in the dying seconds to force overtime for Fribourg, but Venezia continued their assault from three point range in the extra period - knocking down 4 of their 17 threes - to pull out the win.
MarQuez Haynes had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead Venezia, as Stefano Tonut and Austin Daye had 14 each, the latter adding 11 rebounds.
Roberson led Fribourg with 17 points, as all five starters reached double figures, but Babacar Toure was held to a rare off-night with 11 points and 6 rebounds, as they fell to 1-6.
Notable Number: 51.5 - the percentage Venezia shot from beyond the arc, going 17-for-33, tying the Basketball Champions League season-high.
Telekom Baskets Bonn vs Opava
Telekom Baskets Bonn faced little resistance on their way to a 114-77 rout of Opava, climbing to 3-4 in Group B.
Bonn set the tone with a 32-point opening period and never looked back, as they led by as many as 43 on their way to victory.
Charles Jackson's 19 points and 8 rebounds led six players into double digits for the victors, who received 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists from Ra'Shad James and 14 from Joshua Mayo.
Ludek Jurecka had 22 to lead Opava, as they fell to 1-6 at the bottom of the Group.
Notable Number: 37 - the number of points Bonn had on the break as they got out and running.
Telenet Giants Antwerp vs AEK
AEK finished strong for a 71-64 win over Telenet Giants Antwerp on the road.
AEK concluded the game on an 8-3 run over the final 2 minutes, led by Giannoulis Larentzakis who had 5 of his 16 points during the burst, improving to 6-1 on the season.
Vince Hunter had 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting to lead AEK, and Dusan Sakota added 10 off the bench.
Tyler Kalinoski had 15 to lead Antwerp, Victor Sanders had 13 and Paris Lee 12, but the team dropped to 3-4 in fourth place in the Group.
Notable Number: 35 - the number of points AEK got from the bench, outscoring their Antwerp counterparts by 19.
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs JDA Dijon
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem executed when it mattered for a 86-72 win over JDA Dijon, to sit atop of Group C with a 6-1 record.
A four point game heading into the final six minutes, Jerusalem reeled off a 10-0 run to extinguish any hopes of a Dijon comeback.
Tamir Blatt had 15 points and 5 assists, whilst Amar'e Stoudemire and James Feldeine added 13-apiece - with Stoudemire not missing a shot.
Abdoulaye Loum's 18 points led Dijon, as Axel Julien added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists, as the French side dropped to 1-6.
Notable Number: 17 - the number of minutes Amar'e Stoudemire needed for his 13 points, as he went 5-for-5 from the field and 3-for-3 at the line.
medi Bayreuth vs Neptunas Klaipeda
medi Bayreuth put in an impressive performance for a 102-78 victory over Neptunas Klaipeda.
The German side shot over 60% from the field, as they pulled away in the first quarter and rolled the rest of the way, leading by as many as 27, improving their season's record to 3-4.
Adonis Thomas had 21 points to led Bayreuth, Hassan Martin had 19 points and 9 rebounds, with David Stockton and De'Mon Brooks adding 13 each.
Jerai Grant's 21 led Neptunas, with Tomas Delininkaitis adding 17, as they also sit at 3-4.
Notable Number: 56 - the number of points Bayreuth had in the paint, as they dominated inside.
SIG Strasbourg vs Filou Oostende
Filou Oostende held off SIG Strasbourg to escape with a 64-61 victory.
Trailing by 12, Strasbourg mounted a fourth quarter comeback, pouring in 27 points to make it interesting down the stretch, but Oostende did just enough to hold on.
It was a crucial win for Oostende, improving their record to 2-5 and keeping their slim hopes alive of a spot in the post-season.
Chase Fieler was the only player to reach double digits for Oostende, finishing with 17 points, as Elias Lasisi and Nemanja Djurisic added 9 each.
Mardy Collins' 17 points led Strasbourg, who are now 4-3 in second place in Group D.
Notable Number: 8 - the number of points Oostende held Strasbourg to in both the first and third quarters to help them get a cushion.