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Play-Ins Week 3 Preview

MIES (Switzerland) - While four of the eight Play-In series ended with two game sweeps, the other four series are still up for grabs after going to a deciding Game 3. Bahcesehir College and Rytas Vilnius will be looking to win on their home courts and clinch spots in the Round of 16 in the first two games on Tuesday January 17.

MHP RIESEN will then attempt to win their do-or-die game in front of their home fans on Wednesday January 18.

MHP RIESEN v Limoges CSP (Series tied 1-1)

Where: Ludwigsburg, Germany

When: 20:00 CET

Game 1: RIESEN won 85-81
Game 2: Limoges won 82-62


  • RIESEN have won 14 of their 15 BCL games at home when scoring 85 or more points and only four of their last 17 home games when scoring below that mark; they have won three of their four games at home against French teams in BCL history.
  • RIESEN have had 75.8 possessions per game, the second highest average amongst all teams in the BCL this season – only Bakken Bears have had more than them (76.1); the German side have scored 17.6 points per game off second chance situations, the most of any team in the league in 2022-23.
  • Limoges have won four of their last five BCL games, including their most recent encounter with RIESEN (82-62), after winning just two of their previous nine league games; the French side made more than 80 points in each of their last two BCL games, first time scoring that many in consecutive games.
  • Limoges have conceded just 23.0 points per game in the paint, the fewest of any team in the BCL in 2022-23; in fact, they're one of the only two teams to have conceded fewer than 100 points per 100 possessions in the league this season (98.9; Darussafaka, 95.5).
  • Wilfried Yeguete has grabbed 9+ rebounds in three of his last four BCL games with Limoges; he is currently ranked 11th all-time amongst players with the most rebounds (271) and is 15 rebounds away to reaching the nineth place (Suleiman Braimoh and Gasper Vidmar, both 285 rebounds).


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Bahcesehir College v Filou Oostende (Series tied 1-1)

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

When: 18:00 CET

Game 1: Oostende won 76-72


Game 2: Bahcesehir won 77-64


  • The visiting team won each of the two games so far in this series; Bahcesehir have lost their two most recent games at home in the BCL, after winning the previous two – three of their four games ended with margins of eight or fewer points.
  • Jerry Boutsiele scored 17 points in each of his two previous games in these Play-Ins but has never scored 16 or more points in more consecutive BCL games; he is tied for the most games (five games) with 15+ points and 5+ rebounds in the league in 2022-23 (also Markis McDuffie).
  • Oostende have won their last three away games in the BCL, and a win here will see them matching their longest winning streak away from home (four wins between November 2018 and January 2019); all four of Oostende's away games this season ended with margins of nine or fewer points.
  • Oostende have grabbed 78.5 percent of the rebounds on the defensive end, the highest rebounding ratio of any team in the BCL this season; only Unicaja have allowed fewer offensive rebounds per game to their opponents (6.7) than Oostende in the league this term (7.6).
  • Oostende's Keye van der Vuurst de Vries has 6+ assists in seven of his eight BCL games this season, including in his two Play-In games; with 197 assists, he is three away from becoming the 18th player with 200+ dimes in BCL history – no other player born in the 21st century has 30+ assists.


Rytas Vilnius v PAOK mateco (Series tied 1-1)

Where: Vilnius, Lithuania

When: 18:30 CET

Game 1: Rytas won 85-62
Game 2: PAOK won 81-78


  • Rytas have won three of their most recent four BCL games at home, including the first game of these Play-Ins (85-62); the Lithuanians have scored 85+ points in each of their four home games in the BCL this season, after doing it in just three of their nine home games in the two previous seasons combined.
  • Rytas have grabbed 41.7 percent of the rebounds available on their offensive board, the highest percentage of any team in the BCL in 2022-23; PAOK, on the other hand, have the lowest such percentage in the league this term (22.5 percent).
  • Marcus Foster has scored more than 20 points in six different games in the BCL this season, more than any other player; he made 31 points in Rytas' last game, a league high for Foster (28 appearances).
  • PAOK won their most recent BCL game (81-78 v Rytas) and will try to win consecutive league games for the first time since they won back-to-back games in October – November 2021; PAOK have lost 20 of their 23 away games when conceding 75 or more points in the BCL history.
  • Jalen Riley has scored 15+ points in seven of his eight games with PAOK in the BCL, including in his last five; he has made 2+ shots from behind the arc in each of his last nine BCL appearances.