Dustin Sleva leads Murcia to the Round of 16

2023-12-20T19:43:41+00:00 2023-12-21T12:49:41+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

20/Dec/23 19:43


Storming back from a loss in Gameday 1, UCAM Murcia collects five wins in a row and tops Group H of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

A win in Bursa led UCAM Murcia directly to the Round of 16 of the Basketball Champions League.

Sito Alonso’s side defeated Tofas, 90-75, and secured the top seed in Group H on Wednesday.

Packing 22 points in Tofas Arena, Dustin Sleva improved his season-high across all competitions. The American forward made 8/13 from the field, including 4/7 from beyond the arc. Adding five rebounds and five assists build on a game-high efficiency rating of 26.

Troy Caupain and Howard Sant-Roos with 15 and 12 points shaped the remaining double-digit scoring contributions. Simon Birgander was sidelined and his replacement Marko Todorovic debuted in the Champions League with two points over seven minutes.

The Universitarios finished the six-game double-legged round-robin schedule of the Regular Season with five straight wins after falling short to Bertram Derthona Tortona in Gameday 1. They also rank fifth in Spain’s Liga Endesa behind a 9-5 record.

At 6-6 in Turkiye Sigorta Basketbol Super Ligi, the team coached by Orhun Ene fell to 2-4 at the end of the BCL Regular Season. Zeljko Sakic logged a season-high 17 points in the losing effort. Caleb Homesley was unavailable.

Locked in the third seed and planning for the Play-In stage, the Bursa outfit reunited with experienced shooting guard Marcus Denmon. The Missouri product penned a deal for the remainder of the 2023-24 season, the team announced before the Gameday 6 contest. His previous experience with Tofas dates back to the 2013-14 season.

Postgame press conference

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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