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Kitsing red hot from the deep, Tartu wins at Zwolle



Kristjan Kitsing made six three pointers to lead Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits past Landstede Hammers, 97-78, on Tuesday, November 28, at the Landstede Sportcentrum in Zwolle, Netherlands.


Players of the game

Kristjan Kitsing was unstoppable from the three point line.

And from the charity stripe too...

Power forward had 15 points on 2/3 shooting from the deep and 9/10 from the free throw line in the first half.


Tartu big man hit four (!) three pointers the rest of the way to finish with 27 points.

Anatoliy Shundel added more fire power with 16 points.


Shooting guard went 6/8 from the field, including 4/6 from the three point line.


Mart Rosenthal pulled the strings.


He had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Joel Ekamba Ey`oombe scored 15 points for the Landstede Hammers.


Key stats

Tartu Ülikool went 16/30 from three point line, tying a second highest mark in the ENBL history.


The visitors never cooled down as they went 9/17 in the second half.

Kitsing did the biggest damage with four 3s after the break.

Landstede Hammers replied with a solid 9/23 effort but it simply wasn`t enough.


It was a big night as 11 (!) players – five from Tartu and six from Zwolle – finished in double figures.


Tartu outrebounded Zwolle, 36-27.


Three points made | ENBL records

17/35 Anwil 116-55 Liepāja (February 9, 2022)

17/33 Trefl Sopot 92-100 Ironi Ness Ziona (December 1, 2022)

17/33 CSO Voluntari 89-68 Royal Basket Liège (November 15, 2023)

16/36 Spartak Pleven 73-90 Bristol Flyers (October 11, 2023)

16/45 Zielona Gora 106-100 Valmiera (October 31, 2023)

16/30 Landstede Hammers 78-97 Tartu (November 28, 2023)


Game notes

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits improved to 2-0, while Landstede Hammers dropped to 1-1.

Gundars Vētra men ended a two game losing streak.


Final Countdown was played during team announcements.


ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream



Format

Four best teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs (A1-B4, A2-B3, A3-B2, A4-B1).


The 2024 playoffs – home and away, best-of-two series – will take place from February 1 until March 20.

The 2024 Final Four will take place on April 9-10.


Standings, as of November 28, 2023

Group A

Uniclub Casino Juventus 2-0 (+31)

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits 2-0 (+31)

Bristol Flyers 2-1 (+38)

Landstede Hammers Zwolle 1-1 (-4)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 1-2 (-12)

Spartak Pleven 0-2 (-29)

Svendborg Rabbits 0-2 (-55)

Bakken Bears Aarhus


Group B

CSO Voluntari 3-1 (+45)

Zastal Zielona Gora 3-1 (+21)

Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 2-1 (+20)

Royal Basket Liège 2-1 (+6)

Šiauliai 2-1 (-16)

Keila Coolbet 1-2 (-27)

Basket Brno 0-3 (-21)

Valmiera Glass ViA 0-3 (-28)


Tie-breaker 1: Zielona Gora vs Šiauliai 1-0, +26.

Tie-breaker 2: Šiauliai vs Newcastle 1-0, +2.

Tie-breaker 3: Šiauliai vs Voluntari 1-0, +8.

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