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Backs against the wall: Uniclub Casino Juventus to face Liège Basket




The third trip to the 2024 ENBL Final Four will be booked on Wednesday, March 20, in eastern Lithuania. Uniclub Casino Juventus Utena need to win by 12 points in order to qualify, while Royal Liège Basket may advance even with a 10 points loss.



Series history: Royal Liège Basket defeated Uniclub Casino Juventus Utena in game one, 95-84.


Liège Basket are 2-2 in the ENBL road games.


Juventus are 3-1 in the ENBL home games.


Both teams are eyeing their first Final Four.



Key matchup: EJ Anosike averages 17.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists for Liège Basket.


He shoots 62.2% from the two point line and 21.1% from the three point line, as well as 85.7% from the free throw line.


Ryan Taylor averages 11.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists for Uniclub Casino Juventus.


A former Northwestern shooting guard shoots 64.1% from the two point line and 42.9% from the three point line, as well as 75.0% from the charity stripe.



National championships: Royal Liège Basket are 1-1 in the second stage of the BNXT league.


Five best teams from Belgium and five best teams from Netherlands are competing for the title.


Alex Zampier and his men defeated Landstede Hammers Zwolle, 90-70, on March 15.


Uniclub Casino Juventus are 13-8 at the Betsafe LKL.


Oliver Kostič`s men won at Nevežis Optibet, 93-88, on March 18.


Juventus played without Evaldas Šaulys and Marius Valinskas.



Know your referees

Crew chief: Michal Scholze (Czechia) – FIBA referee from 2023, has worked at the 2022 ENBL Final Four, including gold medal game.


Umpire 1: Juozas Barkauskas (Lithuania) – FIBA referee from 2017, LKL referee from 2014; has worked at the Basketball Champions league, has worked at the 2022 ENBL Final Four.


Umpire 2: Tom Dehondt (Belgium) – FIBA referee from 2017, Belgium top flight from 2013.


Observer: Oskars Lucis (Latvia).



ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream



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