Cedevita Olimpija will face Ulm in the match of the 16th round of Euro Cup. The „Dragons“ are without a chance to advance to the playoffs before the last three games of the group stage of the competition. On Sunday, they suffered a heavy defeat against Zadar (81:59) in the ABA league, while last Wednesday in EuroCup, Lietkabelis was better in Stožice (Ljubljana) with 87:94. After the defeat by Zadar, coach Jurica Golemec terminated his contract and his assistant Miro Alilović will lead the team from the bench. At the press conference he said that they will use the match to prepare for Saturday’s match against Cibona, which is of great importance for them. The team traveled to Ulm without Amar Alibegovic (12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists) and Marko Jeremic (6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists).
Ulm, who was considered one of the favorites in the European Cup playoffs last season, have eight wins and seven defeats on their account, and still not guaranteed a place among the top 16 teams. The German team enters the match after two consecutive defeats against Prometey (78:83) and Joventut (76:82), and before that it defeated Lietkabelis (78:69), Brescia (85:72) and Bursaspor (92:86). In the German national championship, Ulm is in seventh place with a record of 12 wins and 10 defeats, and on Saturday, they beat Frankfurt at home with a score of 94:79. At home, they have 5 wins in the last 6 matches, and should be highly motivated to revenge for the big defeat in Ljubljana, and take a double digit victory.