Panathinaikos Athens vs Virtus Segafredo Bologna. Tip-off tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., Oaka Altion.
Directed by Sky Sport Uno, Eleven Sports and Radio Nettuno Bologna Uno.
Referees: MATEJ BOLTAUZER, BENJAMIN JIMENEZ, RAIN PEERANDI.
Iffe Lundberg is back among the convocables, while Semi Ojeleye’s employment will be evaluated tomorrow at the end of practice. Out Toko Shengelia, Leo Menalo and Awudu Abass.
Coach Scariolo: “We’ll definitely have to show character and personality to play in one of the hottest arenas in the league. We play against an athletic, disciplined team with great capacity to step up at home. We need to improve several aspects of the game, but we are on the right path. We never have to forget that every game is a big challenge, all opponents are strong in the EuroLeague. I think we made some progress lately and we will have to confirm it in a tough environment like OAKA.”
Kyle Weems: “We are looking forward to get back into EuroLeague action. We are playing against a good team, I honestly think they are better than what their record shows. They have some proven EuroLeague guys. Dwayne Bacon can score and so can Derrick Williams, we have to watch out for them and try to limit our turnovers to avoid their easy scoring opportunities. We have to play together in defense and also on offense share the ball and I think we will have a good chance.”