Last season, ratiopharm Ulm (7-5) and Frutti Extra Bursaspor (6-6) went through similar paths, bringing out their best basketball at the right time to provide some upsets in the 7DAYS EuroCup playoffs. In Round 13, Ulm and Bursaspor are facing each other for the fourth time in 14 months, in what has become a modern classic showdown in the competition.
Back in Round 4, Ulm edged Bursaspor 86-90 behind 17 points from Yago Dos Santos. Thomas Klepiesz added 15 while Sagaba Konate had 11 for Ulm, which buried 12-of-28 three-pointers (42.9% 3FG), dishing 22 assists and limiting turnovers to just 11. Onuralp Bitim led Bursaspor with 19 points. David Dudzinski added 16 while Zach Auguste had 15. Dos Santos and Klepeisz combined for 4-of-4 free throws in the final 5 seconds to win it down the stretch. Bursaspor (99) had a higher team PIR than Ulm (95) but it was not enough to win the game.