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Week 7 - Wednesday games preview

MIES (Switzerland) - Basketball Champions League regular season group play continues on Wednesday November 30, this time with four matchups, plus the Game of the Week, as each game becomes that much more crucial at this point in the season.

Here's a look at the four games on Wednesday:

Game 1: Surne Bilbao (3-0) v Igokea m:tel (1-2) - Group D

Where: Bilbao, Spain

When: 20:00 CET


  • Bilbao are still undefeated in the BCL this season, with their most recent victory happening against Igokea 85-80; Bilbao have won more games in the current season than in their previous season in the league (2-4 in 2020-21).
  • Ludvig Hakanson has scored in double-figures in his three BCL games with Bilbao this season, after doing so only once in his previous 16 games in the competition; Hakanson scored 16 points in the last game, his most in a BCL game but he is yet to score 12+ in a home game.
  • Igokea have won just two of their 11 road games in the BCL; this will be their third BCL trip to Spain where they are still winless after being defeated by Lenovo Tenerife and San Pablo Burgos in 2020-21.
  • Igokea are averaging 17.7 points from fastbreak situations per game in the BCL this season, more than any other team and 10.7 more per game than Bilbao (7.0), who are tied for the fourth-lowest average.
  • Antabia Waller scored 25 points in the last game, the most for him in a BCL game since he made 29 while at Mornar Bar in November 2016 (v Mega Leks); however, Waller has never scored more than 15 points in consecutive BCL games (43 appearances).

Game 2: Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (2-1) v Bakken Bears (0-3) - Group E

Where: Jerusalem, Israel

When: 20:00 CET


  • Jerusalem have won five of their last six games in the BCL regular season, including the last game against Bakken Bears 72-71; each of their last six home games in the regular season ended up with a single-digit margin.
  • Jerusalem are averaging 39.3 points in the paint per game in the BCL this season, tied for the most alongside MHP RIESEN and Unicaja, while Bakken are the team conceding the most points in the paint per game this season (42.7).
  • Zach Hankins has at least one block in each of his 19 appearances in the BCL, the longest stretch of games by any player in league history; Hankins is making an average of 2 blocks per game with Jerusalem in the BCL this season.
  • Bakken have won only one of their 12 away games in the BCL; they have not won any of their eight quarters played away from home this season in the competition (1 tied, 7 lost).
  • Ryan Evans scored in double figures in his last two games with Bakken in the BCL but has never scored 10 or more points in more consecutive games in the competition. Evans has made at least one steal in each of his nine BCL games.

Game 3: MHP RIESEN (3-0) v Darussafaka (1-2) - Group E

Where: Ludwigsburg, Germany

When: 20:00 CET


  • RIESEN have won their last four BCL games, including the last game against Darussafaka 90-70, with three of those wins ending up with a 20+ point margins; they have won their last 13 BCL games where they scored more than 75 points and lost 13 of their last 14 BCL games where they scored 75 or fewer points.
  • RIESEN are making 32.7 field goals per game in the BCL this season, more than any other team, and are one of the three teams averaging 20+ two-pointers (21.3) and 10+ three-pointers (11.3) per game this season; Darussafaka are, on the other side, averaging the least three-pointers made per game (5.3).
  • Prentiss Hubb has tallied 5+ assists in each of his three BCL games with RIESEN, including seven against Darussafaka in the last game, the most for him in a single game; he added 17 points in that game, also his most in a BCL game.
  • Darussafaka have lost their seven away games in the BCL regular season, despite being ahead on the scoreboard at halftime in the most recent three games; they have conceded on average 66.5 points in their last two away games in the regular season after conceding on average 83.4 points per game in the previous five.
  • Darussafaka's Gabriel Olaseni scored 20 or more points in each of his last two BCL games after scoring that many in only three of his previous 25 appearances in the competition; Olaseni is averaging 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in his last two BCL games.

Game 4: JDA Bourgogne Dijon (2-1) v Unicaja (3-0) - Group G

Where: Dijon, France

When: 20:00 CET



  • Dijon and Unicaja will face each other for the fourth time in the BCL, with the home team winning each of the previous three games and doing so by margins of 10 points or more.
  • Dijon have only lost two of their last 14 home games in the BCL with 11 of those 14 games ending with a double-digit margin; they have scored 80+ points in each of their last two home games, as often as in their previous seven home games in the competition.
  • Dijon's David Holston has scored a total of 678 points in the BCL, the 11th most amongst all players ever in the competition; Holston is four points shy of surpassing Kyle Wiltjer for 10th place (681 points) and six points away from overtaking Vitor Benite (683 points).
  • Unicaja have won their last three BCL games but are yet to win four in a row in the competition; each of their four away games in the regular season ended up with a double-digit margin.
  • Unicaja's Dario Brizuela scored 15 or more points in each of his three games against Dijon in BCL history; he has the highest points per game against Dijon (15.5) than against any other team he has faced multiple times in league history.

Game of the Week: Peristeri bwin (2-1) v Rytas Vilnius (1-2) - Group H

For the Game of the Week preview, click here.