Week 4 Wednesday Round of 16 games preview
MIES (Switzerland) - Week four of the Round of 16 in the Basketball Champions League continues with only two games on Wednesday March 9, as one team looks to remain unbeaten, and their opponent looks to get in the win column.
There were originally three games scheduled for Wednesday, but there are now two after Prometey came to the decision that they were unable to continue participating in the BCL this season due to the critical situation in Ukraine.
🚨 The club of Prometey has informed the #BasketballCL of its inability to continue participating in the competition due to the critical situation in Ukraine. The BCL competent bodies will shortly convene to determine the impact on the standings of Group K. pic.twitter.com/yg5TblpzIx— Basketball Champions League (@BasketballCL) March 5, 2022
Here's a look at the two games now scheduled for Wednesday:
Game 1: JDA Dijon (2-1) vs. MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (1-1) - Group I
Where: Dijon, France
When: 20:30 CET
Points per game: Rashard Kelly 13.4
Rebounds per game: Rashard Kelly 7.6
Assists per game: David Holston 6.3
Steals per game: David Holston 1.9
Blocks per game: Jacques Alingue 0.9
- Dijon have won 10 of their last 11 home games in the BCL, including their last five: a win here will see them boasting their longest winning sequence at home in the competition; four of their five home wins this season came with margins of 10 or more points.
- Dijon are the only team yet to see one of their players score more than 20 points in a game in the BCL this season; four of their players managed to score more than 20 points in their six BCL games last season.
Points per game: Justin Simon 16.8
Rebounds per game: Justin Simon 7.5
Assists per game: Jordan Hulls 3.5
Steals per game: Justin Simon 1.8
Blocks per game: Justin Simon 1.5
- Ludwigsburg have lost their most recent BCL game (51-69 at Hapoel U-NET Holon) but have been alternating between wins and losses in their last nine road games in the competition.
- 18 different players have taken part in this BCL campaign with Ludwigsburg so far, tied for the most alongside Lavrio Megabolt, while only two teams have used fewer different players than Dijon (12).
- Justin Simon has been the best scorer for Ludwigsburg in five of their last seven BCL games, including in each of their last three; he also grabbed the most or tied for the most rebounds for Ludwigsburg in four of their eight BCL games this season.
Game 2: Lenovo Tenerife (3-0) vs. Falco Szombathely (0-3) - Group L
Where: San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
When: 19:30 CET
Points per game: Giorgi Shermadini 14.1
Rebounds per game: Giorgi Shermadini 7.0
Assists per game: Marcelinho Huertas 6.8
Steals per game: Aaron Doornekamp 1.3
Blocks per game: Giorgi Shermadini 1.1
- Tenerife have won their last four games in the BCL but haven't had a longer such run since they won seven games in a row between October and December 2019; they have won 14 of their last 15 games at home in the competition.
- Giorgi Shermadini had his most points (19) and rebounds (13) in a BCL game this season in his previous encounter with Szombathely in the competition; however, he scored only four points in his last BCL game against Rytas Vilnius, his lowest in his 38 games in the competition that ended a run of 17 games with 10+ points scored.
Points per game: Zoltan Perl 16.4
Rebounds per game: Akos Keller 7.1
Assists per game: Benedek Varadi 6.9
Steals per game: Szilard Benke 1.6
Blocks per game: Gyorgy Goloman 1.3
- Szombathely have lost their last three games in the BCL but have never had a longer losing streak in the league; they have lost their most recent away game (88-91 at Rytas) but have been alternating between wins and losses on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season (W3 L4).
- Szombathely have scored 38.7 points per game in the paint, the most among all teams in the BCL in 2021-22; however, Tenerife holds the best scoring ratio from 2P territory (58.2%) and the best effective field goal ratio (57.6%) in the league this season.
- Zoltan Perl has scored 10+ points in each of his last 16 games in the BCL and in his last nine games away from home in the competition; he is the only player to have scored more than 20 points for Szombathely in a BCL game this season, doing that in Gameday 1 against AEK (21) and in his last appearance, against SIG Strasbourg (21).