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Week 4 Tuesday Round of 16 games preview

MIES (Switzerland) - The action is back, as week four of the Round of 16 returns with a total of four games on Tuesday March 8 with two of the games featuring an undefeated team looking to remain perfect.

Here's a look at the four games scheduled for Tuesday:

Game 1: Darussafaka (1-2) vs. Tofas Bursa (3-0) - Group J

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

When: 20:00 CET


Points per game: Gabe Olaseni 13.8
Rebounds per game: Gabe Olaseni 6.4
Assists per game: Troy Caupain 5.4
Steals per game: Dogus Ozdemiroglu 2.9
Blocks per game: Nathan Boothe 0.6

  • Darussafaka have won four of their last five home games in the BCL after losing two of their previous three; Darussafaka's last five games in the competition have ended with a differential of 10 or more points, after nine of their previous 10 finishing with a single digit margin.
  • Olaseni scored 26 points against Tofas earlier this season in the BCL, his most points scored in a game in the competition; he made 14 free-throws in that game, more than any other player in a BCL game this season.

Points per game: Pako Cruz 16.1
Rebounds per game: Jeremy Simmons 5.3
Assists per game: Berk Ugurlu 4.4
Steals per game: Berk Ugurlu 1.4
Blocks per game: Jeremy Simmons 1.0

  • Tofas have won their last three games in the BCL but have never had a longer winning streak in the competition; this will be their fourth game against a fellow Turkish opponent in the BCL, after winning their two home games (91-81 vs. Darussafaka & 90-79 vs. Pinar Karsiyaka) and losing their away game (70-78
    at Karsiyaka).
  • Tofas have scored 22.7 points from turnovers, the most of any team in the BCL in 2021-22; Darussafaka have made 16.5 turnovers per game, tied for the most amongst all teams still competing in the BCL Play-Offs (also BAXI Manresa).
  • Tomislav Zubcic has scored 10+ points in 10 of his last 11 games in the BCL, including exactly 16 points in four of his last five appearances; however, the only time in failed to reach double-digit in scoring in that span was against Darussafaka, when he registered his lowest mark in a BCL game (4 pts in January 2022).

Game 2: Hapoel U-NET Holon (1-1) vs. Galatasaray Nef (0-1) - Group I

Where: Holon, Israel

When: 19:30 CET


Points per game: Chris Johnson 14.1
Rebounds per game: Chris Johnson 5.3
Assists per game: Joe Ragland 7.9
Steals per game: Chris Johnson 1.5
Blocks per game: Michale Kyser 1.5

  • Holon have won five of their six home games in the BCL in 2021-22, more home wins than in any of their previous four seasons in the competition; however, their last three defeats at home happened against Turkish teams.
  • Joe Ragland dished out 14 assists in his last game against MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, more than any player in a BCL game this season; he has made more than five assists in his last 14 BCL games, no other player has ever done that in more than 10 games in a row in the history in the competition.


Points per game: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 20.0
Rebounds per game: David Kravish 5.7
Assists per game: Dee Bost 5.4
Steals per game: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 1.9
Blocks per game: Ege Arar 0.7

  • Galatasaray have won their most recent away game in the BCL but are yet to win consecutive games on the road in the competition; they have conceded more than 80 points in each of their six games away from home in the BCL.
  • Galatasaray have scored 1.19 points per possession, the most of any team in the BCL this season; they have scored more three-pointers per game (11.6) than any other team in the league in 2021-22.
  • David Kravish combined for 15 points and 18 rebounds in his last BCL game, against JDA Dijon, the only time a player has registered 15+ points and 15+ rebounds in a BCL game this season; he also grabbed 11 offensive rebounds in that game, tied for the most by a player in a game in the BCL history.

Game 3: U-BT Cluj Napoca (3-0) vs. Unicaja (1-2) - Group K

Where: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

When: 19:30 CET

Cluj Napoca

Points per game: Brandon Brown 17.9
Rebounds per game: Dustin Hogue 6.2
Assists per game: Brandon Brown 5.4
Steals per game: Brandon Brown 2.0
Blocks per game: Elijah Stewart 1.1

  • Cluj Napoca have won eight of their nine games in the BCL this season, including their most recent six; they are still undefeated at home, where they won all their four games.
  • Cluj Napoca have scored the most points per game in the BCL this season (86.7), while Unicaja have conceded the fewest of any team this term (67.9 per game) – the Spanish side have also conceded the fewest three-pointers per game (5.1).
  • Cluj Napoca have used only seven different players as starters in the BCL this season, tied for the lowest amongst all teams still competing in this round of 16.

Points per game: Dario Brizuela 13.1
Rebounds per game: Michael Eric 6.1
Assists per game: Jaime Fernandez 4.5
Steals per game: Jaime Fernandez 1.4
Blocks per game: Dejan Kravic 2.5

  • Unicaja have lost three of their last four games in the BCL, after winning four of their previous five in the competition; three of their four defeats in the competition have happened while playing on the road.
  • Francis Alonso's only game as a starter with Unicaja in the BCL came against Cluj Napoca, where he had his best scoring output (17) and rebounds grabbed (4); in fact, he grabbed as many rebounds in that game as in his other seven BCL games combined.

Game 4: SIG Strasbourg (2-1) vs. Rytas Vilnius (1-2) - Group L

Where: Strasbourg, France

When: 20:00 CET

This will be the fourth encounter between Strasbourg and Rytas in the BCL, with the latter winning two of the previous three matchups, including last season’s game in Strasbourg (83-81). Each of the three previous encounters have ended with a margin of five or fewer points.


Points per game: John Roberson 17.4
Rebounds per game: Ike Udanoh 5.6
Assists per game: John Roberson 4.4
Steals per game: DeAndre Lansdowne 1.3
Blocks per game: Ike Udanoh, Kameron Taylor 0.5

  • Strasbourg have won just two of their five home games in the BCL this season; in fact, they have won more on the road (5) than on their home court in 2021-22.
  • 12 different players have been in Strasbourg's starting fives this season in the BCL, tied for the most among the 16 teams still competing, alongside Lenovo Tenerife; in fact, all the players that have appeared more than once in the BCL this season with Strasbourg played at least once as a starter.

Points per game: Ivan Buva 16.3
Rebounds per game: Gytis Radzevicius 6.8
Assists per game: Speedy Smith 5.0
Steals per game: Arnas Butkevicius 1.9
Blocks per game: Arnas Butkevicius 0.7

  • Rytas have won just two of their seven away games in the BCL, but one of those wins happened at Strasbourg's home court in November 2020 (83-81); Rytas have won the only two away games in which they have scored 80+ points and have lost all five in which they scored fewer than 80.
  • Ivan Buva has averaged 16 points and 6 rebounds per game in his three BCL games against Strasbourg, including 20 points and 7 rebounds when he faced them with Rytas this season; Buva was the best rebounder for Rytas in each of their last three games in the competition, averaging 8.3 rebounds in that span.