Leg 2 of the Basketball Champions League (BCL) quarterfinals will take place on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 29
Ludwigsburg vs Banvitspor (18:00 BST)
Ludwigsburg is aiming to finish off Banvitspor in Leg 2 of their quarterfinal duel at the MHP Arena. Behind the impressive performances of Kelvin Martin (19 points), Drew Crawford (18 points, 7 rebounds) and Johannes Thiemann (17 points, 7 rebounds), the German club posted a 92-87 victory in Bandirma last week. Cliff Hammonds also made an impact by tallying 13 points and six assists. Jack Cooley and Chad Toppert are the other key players for Ludwigsburg while Tekele Cotton remains doubtful with an injury. The top guns for Banvitspor are Jordan Theodore, Gediminas Orelik and Gasper Vidmar. Vidmar topscored with 20 points in Leg 1 while Theodore added 18. The Turkish side also boasts of Damian Kulig, Furkan Korkmaz and Jeremy Chappell.
Reyer Venezia vs Pinar Karsiyaka (18:30 BST)
Pinar Karsiyaka enjoys a three-point cushion heading into its Leg 2 duel against Reyer Venezia in Italy. Mateusz Ponitka fired 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Turkish side to a 74-71 victory in Izmir last week. Mike Green added 12 points while J'Covan Brown and DaJuan Summers chipped in 11 apiece. Muhammed Baygul and Josh Owens are the other key players for Pinar Karsiyaka. Leading Venezia in its quest to steal the series are former Big 12 Player of the Year Melvin Ejim, Hrvoje Peric and Tyrus McGee. Also expected to step up for the Italian club are Michael Bramos and Marquez Haynes, who had 19 points in Leg 1.
Dinamo Sassari vs Monaco (19:30 BST)
Monaco is aiming to protect its nine-point cushion when it visits Dinamo Sassari in Leg 2 of their quarterfinal match-up. Led by Billy Ouattara and Brandon Davies, the French club posted a 73-62 win in Fontvielle last week. Ouattara tallied 17 points while Davies chipped in 16. Dee Bost also made his presence felt by scoring 13 points and dishing out eight assists. Monaco also boasts of Zack Wright, Sergii Gladyr, Amara Sy and Nik Caner-Medley. Sassari's top gun is Rok Stipcevic, who scored 17 points in Leg 1 but was the only member of the team to score in double digits. The Croatian guard will get support from Dusko Savanovic, Trevor Lacey, Tautvydas Lydeka, David Bell and Gani Lawal.
Tenerife vs ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (19:30 BST)
Whoever wins this game will automatically proceed to the semifinals after the two teams battled to a 62-62 deadlock in their Leg 1 duel in France last week. Walter Hodge and Nikola Dragovic are the one-two punch of ASVEL. Hodge had 12 points in Leg 1 while Dragovic tallied 11 points and eight rebounds. The two players will get support from Charles Kahudi, DeMarcus Nelson and top rebounder Darryl Watkins. Leading Tenerife in this match-up are power forwards Aaron Doornekamp and Tim Abromaitis and ace playmaker Davin White. Also out to impress are Georgios Bogris and Marius Grigonis, who topscored with 16 points in Leg 1.