Pınar Karşıyaka, who started the basketball season by winning the first 3 games played in the league and Europe with its new team, lost to Telekom Baskets Bonn 83-71 away in the FIBA Champions League Group B and got its first defeat. After starting the marathon well, Karşıyaka, who played in Germany with a very bad shot and couldn’t get rid of the defeat, achieved a success rate of 18 percent by hitting 4 out of 22 in 3-point shots.
AEK defeated Reggio Emilia 84-73 on the road in the other exam in Group B of the Champions League, where the team that achieved the first place as a result of the double-round matches will go directly to the last 16 and the second and third will play Play-In with crossmatching from other groups. After these results, all 4 teams achieved one victory, while Pınar Karşıyaka remained in the last place with the general average. Our representative will host Reggio Emilia in his next match on Tuesday, October 25th.
SARICA: WE WILL BE BETTER
Coach Ufuk Sarıca stated that they played a tough away game and said, “We knew that the match would not be easy, but we still did not perform well enough to win. Our opponent was better than us. We made very serious mistakes throughout the match, especially in the first half. We talked about what to do, but we had a hard time defending. We had problems especially in the double game defense and we gave our opponent easy scoring chances. We also had problems with rebounds. At the end of the day, we couldn’t perform enough to win. We will continue to work to get better. We are a new team and we will experience difficulties. I talked to my players about this, too, We won our previous 3 games, but there are still a lot of points where we need to improve,” he said.
SECOND IN POWER RANKING
Pınar Karşıyaka ranked second among 32 teams in 8 groups in the FIBA’s Champions League power rankings published every season. While the biggest candidates of the championship were evaluated according to their squad and performances, our representative was shown as the second strongest team in the power ranking, where Lenovo Tenerife, the last champion, was eliminated in the Play-In last season.