By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
A couple of days after the win opposite Anadolu Efes in Istanbul, AX Armani Exchange Milan routed Openjobmetis Varese, 95-77, at home Saturday night.
Konstantinos Mitoglou stood out in a balanced scoring effort packing a team-high 14 points to go along with nine rebounds. Kaleb Tarczewski paired 13 points with nine rebounds. Troy Daniels and Tommaso Baldasso chipped in 12 points each. Sergio Rodriguez, Malcolm Delaney, Kyle Hines, and Ben Bentil sat out the LBA Serie A Regular Season Round 24 contest along with Trey Kell (leg) and Riccardo Moraschini (suspended).
The visitors, battling to clinch a Playoffs berth, dropped to 10-13. Tomas Woldetensae logged a game-high 18 points and Southern Illinois product Anthony Beane followed with 14 points.
Ettore Messina’s side improved its domestic record to 19-3. The win in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 32 lifted the European record to 17-8 all but secured the home-court advantage in the Playoffs. Up next, FC Bayern Munich and AS Monaco coming to visit on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.
Virtus Segafredo Bologna, sitting at 9-7 in Group B of the 7DAYS EuroCup, rejoined the Milan outlet on top of the Italian league standings after punching in a home win, 78-70, against UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia. Kyle Weems put in 26 points starring in the sixth win in the last seven games across all competitions. The FIBA Europe Cup semifinalists fell to 12-11.
AX Armani Exchange Milan – Openjobmetis Varese 95-77
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia 78-70
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