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Everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's Gameday 12 fixtures

MIES (Switzerland) - Wednesday's six-game slate might be shorter than usual but it's jam-packed with action, as every single contest features either a team that could clinch a spot in the Play-Offs by the end of the day, or a team that has already secured a berth and is jostling for first place in its group.

Let's have a closer look at all six Wednesday encounters:

Gaziantep (3-8) vs. Iberostar Tenerife (9-2) - Group C, 18:00 CET

Tenerife have added power forward Aaron White, who debuted with the island team at the weekend (photo courtesy of acb Photo/E. Cobos)

  • Tenerife have signed Aaron White, after the 27-year-old power forward parted ways with Italian Serie A and Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse AX Armani Exchange Milano.

  • This will be the fourth encounter between Gaziantep and Tenerife in the BCL, with the Spanish side winning all three previous clashes. Tenerife scored an average of 76 points and have up an average of 64.7 points in those three games.

  • Gaziantep's bench players are averaging a league-low 21.6 points per game. However, Gaziantep's second unit scored 45 points against VEF Riga in their most recent game, the most ever for the Turkish side in a single BCL game.

  • Tenerife have the league's best defense in absolute figures, giving up 68.3 points per game on average. Tenerife and ERA Nymburk were the only teams to give up fewer than one point per possession after the first 11 weeks of action.

  • Gaziantep's Ivan Buva has scored in double-digits in 21 of his 24 games in the BCL. Buva had eight points in his most recent game, against VEF Riga, but has never scored in single digits in consecutive appearances in the BCL.

  • Tenerife's Marcelinho Huertas posted his first double-double in the BCL in the reverse fixture, as he finished with 20 points and 10 assists off the bench and earned a spot on Team of the Week. That was the first instance in the history of a competition when a player registered at least 20 points and 10 assists off the bench.

Neptunas Klaipeda (4-7) vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn (7-4) - Group D, 18:00 CET

Eugene Lawrence became the BCL all-time assist leader in his debut game with Bonn

  • Bonn won 97-85 in the reverse fixture in Germany, behind 19 points and 5 rebounds from Stephen Zimmerman.

  • Neptunas, who lost 93-88 to Dijon in their most recent home game, on Gameday 10, but have never lost consecutive home games in the competition. The Lithuanian team has played 29 games at home in the BCL.

  • Bonn have won four of the five games this season in which they gave up fewer than 80 points.

  • Neptunas opponents come up with an average of 10.2 steals per game, which makes the Klaipeda side that takes worse care of the ball in the league this season. The Lithuanian side also give up the most points off turnovers, 19.6 per game on average, and the most fast-break points (16.7 per game) in the league.

  • Deividas Gailius of Neptunas has scored at least 14 points in each of his last four games and is looking to stretch that streak to five consecutive games for the first time in his BCL career.

  • Eugene Lawrence dished out 10 assists against Falco in his debut with Bonn on Gameday 11, becoming the BCL's historical leader in assists, with a total of 249 assists in the competition.

Filou Oostende (6-5) vs. Turk Telekom (8-3) - Group A, 20:00 CET

Kyle Wiltjer was named Gameday 5 MVP for his outstanding display in the reverse fixture

  • Turk Telekom won 72-66 in the reverse fixture as Kyle Wiltjer erupted for 33 points and 10 rebounds, a performance that earned him Gameday 5 MVP honors.

  • Oostende are riding a three-game win streak and have won six of their last eight home games in the competition. Their best stretch in the BCL is a six-game win streak they registered in the 2018-19 Regular Season.

  • Turk Telekom have won all seven games this season in which they gave up fewer than 80 points, including the reverse fixture.

  • Oostende opponents attempted a total of 254 free-throws in the first 11 games, the most in the league. By contrast, Turk Telekom are the team to have allowed the fewest trips to the line, as the Turkish team's opponents have shot a league-low 148 free-throws.

  • Braian Angola of Oostende is the only player to have come up with at least one steal in each of the first 11 games this season, including three in the reverse fixture against Turk Telekom.

  • Wiltjer has scored 20 or more points in each of his last three BCL games and is looking to join Shaquielle McKisic of Besiktas Sompo Sigorta and Zeljko Sakic of Lietkabelis as the only players with four or more consecutive 20+ point games this season.

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (8-3) vs. EB Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-7) - Group B, 20:00 CET

J'Covan Brown is coming off a performance wothy of Gameday 11 MVP honors

  • Hapoel have signed 29-year-old point guard Shelvin Mack, who started the season at AX Armani Exchange Milano. Mack, a former Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic player, averaged 4.9 points and 1.8 assists in his 11 games in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with Milano.

  • Pau won 81-75 in the reverse fixture in France, behind 22 points from Justin Dentmon who made his BCL debut with the French team in that game. Dentmon has gone on to lead Pau in scoring in five of their seven games since his arrival.

  • J’Covan Brown won Gameday 11 MVP honors last week after becoming only the second player in competition history (after Marcelinho Huertas) to post at least 20 points and 10 assists off the bench, in Hapoel's win at Anwil.

  • Hapoel have won 92.9 percent of their home games in the BCL (13 of 14). This is the second-best home record in competition history (behind AS Monaco who have a 94.4 percent home win ratio) among all teams that have played more than five home games.

  • Hapoel have a league-low defensive rebound ratio of 64.5 percent and consequently they give up a league-worse 14.2 second-chance points per game.

  • Hapoel's TaShawn Thomas, who has scored at least 20 points in each of his last three games, is looking to join Shaquielle McKisic of Besiktas and Zeljko Sakic of Lietkabelis as the only players this season with four or more consecutive games of 20 or more points.

SIG Strasbourg (4-7) vs. Dinamo Sassari (8-3) - Group A, 20:30 CET

Dyshawn Pierre eyeing his fifth double-double game of the season

  • Sassari have signed big man Dwight Coleby who had started the season at Turkish side Sigortam.net ITU. Meanwhile Berarus international Artsiom Parakhouski who joined Strasbourg just before last week's game at UNET Holon and didn't travel to Israel, is expected to make his BCL debut with the French team on Wednesday.

  • Sassari won 90-67 in the reverse fixture in Italy as Curtis Jerrells led five Sassari players in double digits with his 14 points.

  • Strasbourg, who are currently on a three-game losing skid, have never lost four in a row in the competition. Strasbourg's three-game losing streak at home however is their longest ever in the BCL.

  • Sassari havealready won more games this season (eight) than in any of their previous BCL campaigns. The Italian team had seven victories in both their 2016-17 and their 2017-18 Regular Season campaign.

  • Sassari have scored 90 or more points in six of their 11 games this season. They had reached this mark only eight times in their previous 34 games in the competition.

  • Strasbourg have a league-high defensive rebound ratio of 73.5 percent. The French side hold opponents to an average of only 8.8 offensive rebounds per game (league-best).

  • Gabe York has scored at least 20 points in four of his BCL appearances with Strasbourg. No other player has had more than two games of 20+ points in the competition for the French team.

  • Sassari's Dyshawn Pierre of Sassari has posted four double-doubles this season. The Canadian had registered two double-doubles in his previous 14 games with the Italian club in the competition. Pierre is coming off a 16-point, 19-rebound double-double in the Gameday 11 win over Polski Cukier Torun.

San Pablo Burgos (6-5) vs. AEK (7-4) - Group B, 20:30 CET

Veteran Nikos Zisis is back to the club he first joined when he was 17 years old

  • AEK have signed former Greek international Nikos Zisis, who started the season at Spanish side Joventut Badalona after reaching last season's BCL Final Four with Brose Bamberg. The 36-year-old guard is a FIBA Basketball World Cup silver medalist, FIBA EuroBasket champion and bronze medalist, as well as a EuroLeague champion.

  • AEK will have to make do without point guard Nikos Gkikas who picked up an injury and will be sidelined for about two months. Gkikas was averaging 5.6 points and 2 assists per game in the BCL.

  • AEK will also be without forward Linos Chrysikopoulos, who is out with a stomach virus.
  • AEK won 74-66 in the reverse fixture, behind a 30-point display from Keith Langford who shot 5 of 9 from three-point range.

  • Burgos have lost only one of their five home games, against Pau-Lacq-Orthez on Gameday 4, while AEK who are currently on a two-game losing skid have never lost three in a row in the competition.

  • Burgos have a league-high offensive rebound ratio of 38.3 percent, and consequently average a league-high 16.2 second-chance points per game.

  • Earl Clark of Burgos averaged 18 points in the last three games after averaging 10.5 points in his first eight games this BCL season. Clark had a BCL career-high 24 points against AEK in November 2016, when he was playing for Besiktas.

  • AEK's Jerai Grant is seven rebounds shy of becoming the leading rebounder in BCL history. Grant is currently in second place with 279 boards, while former Slovenian international Gasper Vidmar has 285 rebounds.