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19 things to look out for in Tuesday's games

MIES (Switzerland) - Week 5 in the Round of 16 is upon us and it starts with a three-game on Tuesday. To see what each team needs to do in order to qualify for the Quarter-Finals, check out the detailed analysis.

Here are 19 things you need to know ahead of Tuesday's three games:

Galatasaray EKMAS (1-3) vs. MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (3-1)

Group J - 18:00 CET - Istanbul, Turkiye

Galatasaray are 4-0 in the four BCL games in which Klemen Prepelic scored 15+ points

● Ludwigsburg have signed 26-year-old guard Davonta Jordan and parted ways with power forward Elijah Childs, who averaged 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the BCL this season.

● Ludwigsburg and Galatasaray have met on three previous occasions in the BCL, with the German team winning all three. Ludwigsburg won 100-80 in the reverse fixture in January, while they won the two matchups in the 2021-22 season by margins of 5 and 6 points, respectively.

● Galatasaray have alternated between wins and defeats in their last 11 BCL games at home, winning the most recent one, against Telekom Baskets Bonn, 98-85. They scored 90+ points in four of their last five home games, after doing so in only three of their initial 16 games at home.

● Ludwigsburg have won their last two BCL games in a row. Their longest winning streak in the BCL was four games, and it dates back to May-November 2022.

● Ludwigsburg are however 3-5 in their last eight BCL games on the road, and they gave up 80 or more points in each of those eight.

● Galatasaray’s Klemen Prepelic is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 assists in the BCL, as one of only two players to average more than 15 points and 5 assists per game (among those who play fewer than 30 minutes per game in this year's BCL) Anthony Cowan of Promitheas is the other player.

● Galatasaray have won all four BCL games in which Prepelic scored 15 or more points and lost three of the four games in which he scored fewer than 15 points.

● Ludwigsburg's Jayvon Graves has scored 20 or more points in eight BCL games this season, including each of his last two. There have been only four players in BCL history to have scored 20+ points in more than eight games during a single BCL season.

Telekom Baskets Bonn (3-1) vs. JDA Bourgogne Dijon (1-3)

Group J - 20:00 CET - Bonn, Germany

Ahmad Caver is the only Dijon player to have scored in double digits in each of their last four BCL games

● Bonn are undefeated against Dijon in the BCL, winning each of their three previous encounters with the French team by double-digit margins.

● Bonn, who are coming off a 98-85 loss to Galatasaray in the previous game, have not lost consecutive BCL games since they suffered a four-game losing skid between February 2020 and October 2022.

● This will be Dijon's 10th game in the BCL against teams from Germany and they have lost on al 10 previous occasions.

● Dijon are leading the league this season in points off turnovers, scoring 23.9 per game. This represents a whopping 29 percent of Dijon's total points, which is also a league-high this season.

● Bonn's Savion Flagg had a BCL career-high 13 points in the last game, against Galatasaray. He made three 3-pointers over his last two games, as many as in his previous eight BCL appearances.

● Ahmad Caver is the only Dijon player to have scored 10+ points in each of the French team's last four BCL games. He scored 18 points in the reverse fixture against Bonn, his joint-high in a BCL game (the other time he had 18 points was against Promitheas in December).

UCAM Murcia (3-1) vs. AEK BETSSON BC (0-4)

Group L - 20:30 CET - Murcia, Spain

Dylan Ennis has reasons to smile when he sees AEK, as he is averaging 11.8 points and 4 assists against the Greek team

● Murcia, who are coming off a 79-78 loss to Promitheas, have not lost consecutive games in the BCL this season. They won 21 of their last 22 home games in the competition and are unbeaten at home this season (W5).

● AEK's current 5-game losing skid in the BCL is their longest ever in the competition, but four of those five defeats were by margins of 5 points or fewer. AEK lost their last two road games despite leading at half-time on both occasions.

● Murcia are leading the BCL this season in first-half points, scoring 43.7 on average. They also have the league's joint-best defense in the first two quarters of games, allowing on average only 35.1 first-half points (same as Unicaja).

● Murcia's Dylan Ennis averaged 15 points per game over his last four home games in the BCL, compared with 7.3 points per game in his last four road games. Ennis has faced AEK four times in his career, averaging 11.8 points and 4 assists per game.

● AEK's Chasson Randle scored in double digits in each of his last three BCL games and if he repeats that feat on Tuesday, it will be the first time he posts four +10-point games in the competition. Randle leads the BCL this season in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 55.1 percent from behind the arc among all players (the stat only includes players who have made a minimum of 20 three-point attempts).