08 October, 2019
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Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Round of 16 games

MIES (Switzerland) - The wait is finally over, the Play-Offs are here! Round of 16 action tips off on Tuesday with a double bill as an appetizer, as Nymburk play host to Bandirma in Prague and Tenerife entertain Oostende in Spain.

The Wednesday slate features the first games in the remaining six series of this stage, but first let's have a closer look at everything you need to know about Game 1 in the two Round of 16 series that tip off Tuesday.

ERA Nymburk vs. Teksut Bandirma - Game 1, 19:00 CET

Bandirma have parted ways with their foreign-born players including Emanuel Terry, who will however continue playing in the BCL as he's joined Hapoel

  • Bandirma announced over the weekend a change in club policy and have promoted some young, homegrown players while releasing several of their foreign players. The Turkish team have parted ways with Ian Hummer, Emanuel Terry and Jaime Smith, albeit the latter two signed swiftly with Hapoel Jerusalem and Dinamo Sassari, respectively, so they will go on competing in the BCL. Meanwhile Omar Prewitt and Tyler Kalinoski did not feature in Saturday's Turkish BSL game against Bursaspor, but they remain on Bandirma's roster. The 18-year-old Ahmet Akan Öge and 16-year-olds Abdullah Özer and Anil Karaca have joined the senior team and are eligible to play in the series against Nymburk.

  • Nymburk have previously played host to Bandirma once in the BCL, in December 2016, with the Czech team winning that game 86-75.

  • Nymburk finished the Regular Season on a seven-game winning streak, their longest ever in the BCL. The Czech champions won all 11 games this season in which they scored 75 or more. They lost two of the three games in which they scored fewer than 75 points.

  • Bandirma, who won their last two road games, are seeking to win three consecutive games on the road for the first time in their history in the competition.

  • Bandirma are yet to win in the Play-Offs in a game in which they gave up 80 or more points (four losses, one draw). The Turkish team on the other hand won six of the seven games in the Play-Offs in which they gave up fewer than 80 points.

  • Nymburk held opponents to just 38.5 percent shooting from the floor, the lowest (best) among all teams in the Regular Season. Nymburk held opponents to a field goal percentage of 40 percent or lower in six of their last nine games.

  • Bandirma averaged 86.8 points per game in the Regular Season and shot 52 percent from the floor in their last six games. The Turkish team had averaged 78.5 points per game, on 44 percent shooting from the floor, in their first eight games.

  • Nymburk's Vojtech Hruban scored in double-digits in each of his last nine games, his longest streak in the competition. The Czech winger averaged 17.2 points per game in that nine-game span. Hruban averaged 11.2 points per game in his previous 50 BCL appearances.

Iberostar Tenerife vs. Filou Oostende - Game 1, 20:30 CET

Tenerife will have to make do without Santi Yusta and Oostende without Shevon Thompson (pictured), both out through injury

  • Tenerife's Santi Yusta will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. The Spanish international was averaging 7.8 points on 51 percent shooting from the floor and 2.8 rebounds per game. Tenerife have chosen to replace Yusta with Dino Radoncic, who competed in the BCL last season with fellow Spanish side UCAM Murcia. The Montenegrin international averaged 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in his 19 games with Murcia in the Liga Endesa this season. Tenerife have also signed Nick Zeisloft, who started the season at NBA G league side Santa Cruz Warriors. The American guard however will not join his new team in time for Tuesday's game.

  • Oostende's Shevon Thompson has flown to the US to undergo knee surgery and while there is currently no timeline for his return to action, he will definitely not recover in time to take part in this series. Oostende will sorely miss the big man's contribution, as Thompson averaged 13.5 points and 10.1 rebounds and became only the second player in BCL history to average a double-double in the Regular Season.

  • Just before the March 2nd deadline, Oostende signed center Mindaugas Kupsas to replace Thompson. The 28-year-old Lithuanian big man who started the season at Hapoel Jerusalem, averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game with the Israeli team.
  • Oostende have parted ways with Braian Angola, who averaged 14 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in the Regular Season. The Belgian team chose to replace the Colombian guard with a familiar face, as they brought in Troy Caupain. The American point guard averaged 8.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game with UNET Holon, Oostende's Group A rivals.

  • Tenerife prevailed 64-57 over Oostende in the only game the two teams have played on the Spanish island, in January 2017.

  • Tenerife have a 6-1 record at home in the BCL Play-Offs, with their only defeat in that span against Murcia, in 2018.

  • Oostende won their last three games on the road, after losing their first four road games in the competition this season. The Belgian side lost both games they have played in Spain in the BCL. The first was the previously mentioned 64-57 loss to Tenerife and the second an 85-58 defeat at BAXI Manresa last November.

  • Tenerife gave up a league-best (low) 67.3 points per game at home during the Regular Season. The Spanish team gave up more than 75 points only in three games this season, and ended up losing all three contests.

  • Oostende scored at least 75 points in four of their last five BCL games and won all four. In fact, the Belgian team won 19 of the 22 games in which they scored 75 or more points in the history of the competition.

  • Marcelinho Huertas dished a competition all-time high 115 assists in the Regular Season. Huertas has a 4.3 assist-to-turnover ratio, the highest among all players with at least 15 assists this season.