08 October, 2019
04 October, 2020
12 Carlos Alocen (ZARA)
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Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Gameday 12 fixtures

MIES (Switzerland) - A ten-game slate means that Tuesday is the most hectic day we have seen so far in this Basketball Champions League season and it culminates with a big Group D clash between JDA Dijon and Casademont Zaragoza.

Let's have a closer look at all 10 Tuesday encounters:

Polski Cukier Torun (2-9) vs. Lietkabelis (4-7) - Group A, 18:00 CET

Zeljiko Sakic delivered in the reverse fixture one of the best displays of the season

  • Lietkabelis won 98-83 in the reverse fixture behind an outstanding display by Zeljko Sakic, rated at 33 in terms of efficiency, and a season-high 19 points by Tomas Dimsa.

  • Torun have conceded 110 or more points in three of their five home games. The Polish team lost their last four home games and have allowed opponents to score 106.4 points per game on average when playing at home this season.

  • Lietkabelis have won only two of their 12 road games in competition history and have scored 70 or fewer points in three of their five road games this season.

  • Lietkabelis, with 81.6 percent from the line, and Polski Cukier Torun with 79 percent, are two of the three most accurate teams from the free-throw line this season.

  • Torun’s Chris Wright and Keith Hornsby as well as Lietkabelis's Sakic are among the six players this season to have scored in double digits in each of the first 11 gamedays. Torun are in fact the only team this season with two players to have scored in double digits in each game so far.

Teksut Bandirma (5-6) vs. RASTA Vechta (6-5) - Group B, 18:00 CET

Vechta might have to do without explosive guard Jordan Davis

  • Jordan Davis is doubtful for the Tuesday game after picking up an injury in Vechta's big 86-85 win at fellow BCL side Brose Bamberg in German BBL action on Sunday.

  • Bandirma won 81-73 in the reverse fixture in Germany as Tyler Kalinoski had a season-high 20 points and 8 assists and Emanuel Terry came up with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.

  • Bandirma have alternated between wins and losses in their last 10 BCL games, winning the most recent one, against AEK, 96-84. The Turkish team have lost four of their last six home games in the competition. They had as many losses as in their first 25 home games.

  • Vechta have won all three road games in which they gave up 75 or fewer points and lost the two road games in which they gave up more than 75 points.

  • Bandirma have committed only 191 fouls as one of six teams to have not yet committed 200 fouls this season. Meanwhile Vechta have had 181 called in their favor, less than any other team so far this season.

  • Vechta have won six of the seven games in which Josh Young has scored more than 10 points and have lost all four games where he scored 10 points or less.

Peristeri winmasters (6-5) vs. Mornar Bar (4-7) - Group C, 18:00 CET

Peristeri leading scorer William Hatcher is likely to sit out Tuesday's encounter

  • Peristeri's William Hatcher is doubtful for the Tuesday game after picking up an injury in the early minutes of the weekend win over Panionios in Greek EKO Basket League action.

  • Peristeri won the reverse fixture in Montenegro 73-65 behind 23 points from Hatcher and a 13-point, 11-rebound Kingsley Moses double-double. Moses has averaged 3.5 rebounds in the last two games, but he averaged 10 rebounds in his first seven BCL games this season.

  • Peristeri lost their last two games after giving up 80 or more points in each one of the, something which had happened only once in their first nine games in the league.

  • Mornar Bar have lost 11 of their 12 road games in competition history, with seven of those defeats by a margin of 17 points or wider. The Montenegro side gave up exactly 91 points in each of their last two road games.

    Peristeri are second in the league in steals with 106, behind JDA Dijon who have 121 steals in the first 11 weeks. By contrast, Mornar Bar are bottom of the league in steals, with 61.

  • Uros Lukovic of Mornar Bar has had 3 or more blocks in five of his last six games, including 6 blocks in the win against Brose Bamberg on Gameday 11, which is a new league high this season.

Falco Szombathely (5-6) vs. Besiktas Sompo Sigorta (5-6) - Group D, 18:00 CET

Shaquielle McKissic led Besiktas to a comfy victory in the reverse fixture

  • Besiktas won 74-49 in the reverse fixture in Turkey behind Shaquielle McKissic's 20 points and 5 rebounds.

  • Falco lost their most recent home game 77-70 to Zaragoza, their only home game so far in which they scored fewer than 75 points. The Hungarian champions won all four home games in which they scored more than 75 points.

  • Besiktas have lost their last four games on the road, a losing streak they had never experienced before in the competition. The Turkish team have lost 10 of the 11 road games in which they gave up 80 or more points.

  • Besiktas are the only team in the bottom five of the league in both rebounds, averaging 33.7 boards per game, and assists - averaging 15.5 per game.

  • Falco have fielded a total of 11 players in the BCL this season, less than any other team.

  • Quinton Hooker of Besiktas is tied with Lester Medford of VEF for most total fouls in the league without fouling out of a game - they have so far committed 37 fouls each.

ERA Nymburk (9-2) vs. Nizhny Novgorod (7-4) - Group C, 18:30 CET

Vojtech Hruban has had six consecutive games scoring in double digits following the reverse fixture in Russia

  • Nymburk won 82-73 in the reverse fixture in Russia behind 19 points from Ivan Almeida, who has since parted ways with the Czech champions.

  • In their history in the competition, Nymburk have won 16 of their 17 home games in which they gave up 75 or fewer points, while they have lost seven of the 11 home games in which they gave up more than 75 points.

  • Five of Nizhny’s last eight games were decided by a a margin of three points or less, including two of their three road games in that span.

  • Nymburk are the only team so far this season to hold opponents to a field goal percentage lower than 40 percent - the Czech team hold opponents to 39 percent shooting from the floor.

  • The last time Vojtech Hruban of Nymburk scored in single digits in the BCL was the reverse fixture in Russia, However, Hruban is coming off his first ever double-double in the BCL, as he had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Iberostar Tenerife last week, in what was his 56th game in the competition.

  • Anton Astapkovich is the only player to have started all 11 games with Nizhny Novgorod this season. He had a joint team-high 12 rebounds in Nizhny's loss at Mornar Bar, which is their most recent road game.

Telenet Giants Antwerp (3-8) vs. Anwil Wloclawek (5-6) - Group B, 20:00 CET

Ricky Ledo is the only player in the league averaging at least 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists after the first 11 games

  • Antwerp's Hans Vanwijn is doubtful for the Tuesday game after picking up an injury ahead of the weekend loss to Oostende in Belgian league action. Antwerp have also had Victor Sanders sidelined with a lon-term knee injury.

  • Anwil won 80-71 in the reverse fixture in Poland, as Ricky Ledo, Tony Wroten and Chase Simon finished with 17 points apiece.

  • Antwerp scored a total of 797 points in the first 11 weeks and were the only team to not have reached the 800-point mark ahead of Gameday 12. By contrast, Anwil have the third-leading offense in the league in absolute numbers, averaging 88.1 points per game (969 points in total).

  • Antwerp, who gave up fewer than 70 points in their last three home games, have never achieved this feat in four or more consecutive games in the competition. The Belgian side have won seven of their eight home games in the competition in which they gave up fewer than 70 points.

  • Anwil have won only one of their last nine road games, 87-86 at Teksut Bandirma, and they gave up an average of 90 points per game in that span.

  • Ibrahima Fall Faye of Antwerp had 10+ rebounds off the bench in four games this season, which is a joint league-best for a player coming off the bench, alongside Kinglsey Moses of Peristeri.

  • Ricky Ledo, who is averaging 17 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, is the only player this season to average 15+ points, 5+ rebounds and 4+ assists. Ledo scored 20 or more points in four of his last five games in the competition, after never reaching that mark in his first six games.

Brose Bamberg (5-6) vs. VEF Riga (1-10) - Group C, 20:00 CET

Tre McLean poured in a season-high 23 points in the reverse fixture

  • Bamberg won 76-55 in the reverse fixture and the 21-point differential is the largest winning margin for the German side in competition history, as well as the only game in which they gave up fewer than 60 points.

  • Tre McLean had a season-high 23 points in that Gameday 5 clash. He is averaging 5.3 points in his last six games after averaging 11.2 points in his first five games in the competition.

  • VEF's 10-game losing streak is the third-longest in BCL history behind Opava, who lost 12 straight in the 2018-19 season and Montakit Fuenlabrada, who lost 11 in the same season.

  • Bamberg are bottom of the league in two-point field goal percentage, shooting 42.5 percent from within the arc. VEF Riga are just two places higher, as they shoot 47.1 percent from two. However, the only time Bamberg shot better than 50 percent from two-point range was the reverse fixture, when the German team converted 57 percent of their two-point shots.

  • VEF’s Lester Medford is the only player to have dished at least 5 assists in each of the first 11 games this season, tallying 78 assists. Medford is second player in the league in total assists, behind Marcelinho Huertas of Tenerife who has 81 so far.

BAXI Manresa (7-4) vs. UNET Holon (5-6) - Group A, 20:30 CET

Holon have parted ways with power forward Angel Delgado

  • Holon and big man Angel Delgado have parted ways. The 25-year-old Dominican player who joined the Israeli side in December averaged 9 points and 5.8 rebounds in four BCL games.

  • Holon won 90-88 in the reverse fixture behind a 23-point display from Marcus Foster.

  • Manresa's Ryan Toolson and Luke Nelson are doubtful for the Tuesday game, as they are both nursing injuries. Neither of the two played in Sunday's 88-77 loss at Bilbao in Spanish Liga Endesa action.

  • Toolson is the league's leading scorer among players who average fewer than 20 minutes of action per game. The veteran has scored 137 points in total and had a season-high 26 points in the reverse fixture.

  • Holon are shooting a league-high 41.2 percent from three-point range, but Manresa hold opponents to just 29.3 three-point field goal percentage, the lowest (best) in the league.

  • Manresa have won all of their five games at home this season, and the last two by a margin of 24+ points. Manresa and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem are the only undefeated teams at home so far this season.

  • Holon have won their last two games, averaging 100 points in the process. The Israeli team were previously on a four-game losing skid.

  • Manresa, with 253 assists and Holon with 250 are two of only three teams to have dished more than 250 assists in the first 11 games of the season.

Happy Casa Brindisi (4-7) vs. PAOK (4-7) - Group D, 20:30 CET

Adam Smith scored 27 points to lead PAOK to victory in the reverse fixture

  • PAOK's Stavros Schizas, who suffered a head injury in last week's 84-77 home loss to Dijon, has exited the hospital and is cleared by doctors but he was not included on the 12-man squad for the Tuesday game.

  • PAOK won 95-91 in the reverse fixture in Thessaloniki, behind 27 points and 5 assists from Adam Smith.

  • Smith's 27 points were the best offensive display by any player against the Italian side in a single BCL game this season. Smith has scored more than 30 points in two games this season, and no player in league histor has ever achieved that feat in three or more games.

  • Tyler Stone of Brindisi finished on a season-low 8 points in that Gameday 5 encounter, but has gone on to average 21 points in the six games since then.

  • Brindisi lost 93-88 to Dijon in their most recent home game, but had won all four previous games at home. The Italian team gave up more than 90 points in seven of their last nine games, winning only one of them.

  • PAOK gave up 80 or more points in eight of their last nine games and, in the history of the competition, they have won only six of the 23 games in which they gave 80 or more points.

  • Brindisi are the only team this season to have not had any of their shots blocked at home, after five home games.

JDA Dijon (8-3) vs. Casademont Zaragoza (7-4) - Group D, 20:30 CET

Nemanja Radovic posted a double-double in the reverse fixture but is nursing a sprained ankle and might sit out Tuesday's game

  • Zaragoza won 75-60 in the reverse fixture behind 20 points from Robin Benzing and a Nemanja Radovic double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Radovic however is doubtful for the Tuesday game, due to injury.

  • Lamonte Ulmer of Dijon is also doubtful as he is suffering from tendonitis. The small forward, who earned a spot on Team of the Week for Gameday 11, played only eight minutes in Dijon's win over Cholet in French Jeep Elite league action at the weekend.

  • Zaragoza are leading the league in rebounds with 44 per game, while Dijon are bottom of the league in rebounds, averaging 31.2 boards per game.

  • Dijon have won four of their five home games this season, already twice more than in the 2018-19 Regular Season. Three of Dijon’s four home wins came by a winning margin of 16+ points.

  • Zaragoza, who are currently riding a three-game win streak in the BCL, have won all six games in which they gave up fewer than 75 points.

  • Dijon's David Holston has had 7+ assists in seven of his 10 games this season, with the French team winning six of those seven games.