BC "University-Ugra" strengthened its leading position in the Russian Superleague 1!!
It is the 11th victory in a row for the team from Surgut. This time, the “victim” of our "students" was the team BC "Ural" from Ekaterinburg.
The most effective players in our team were: Nikola Lepojevic (20 points), Andrej Ivanov (14 points) and Linas Lekavichus (12 points).
Lepojevic had the game-high 27 points adding eight rebounds for Univ.Surgut in his team's victory, helping them to beat Irkut (#4, 9-5) 79-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Univ.Surgut to jump to the first place in the Russian Superleague 1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Univ.Surgut has a very solid 10-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Lepojevic had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He has many years of experience at Univ.Surgut, through which he has constantly improved. Lepojevic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 22.1ppg) and averages solid 53.3% FGP.
Taken from Eurobasket.com on 17th January 2017
In the last two rounds students made two very important victories. First against last year's champion and (till now) league leader Novosibirsk 97:95, and the second against quite solid team of Irkutsk 79:71. Lepojevic was the best scorer in both games making 27pts against Irkutsk (2/4 for two, 3/6 for three, 5/5 free trows and 8 rebounds) and 25pts against Novosibirsk (2/6 for two, 4/9 for three, 9/10 free throws and 4 assists).
In the next round students, as a visitors, will match up Ural from Ekaterinburg.
He was the main contributor (30 points, five rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Sakhalin (#6, 6-4) 85-83. Univ.Surgut is placed at 3rd position in Russian Superleague 1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Univ.Surgut will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. In the team's last game Lepojevic had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Univ.Surgut, through which he has constantly improved. Nikola Lepojevic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 22.2ppg) and averages impressive 54.7% FGP.
(taken from eurobasket.com on 14th December 2016)