The UCAM Murcia, still with the losses of the Sudanese forward Peter jok and the American power forward David DiLeo, long-term injured and for whose convalescence the Grana entity signed the Greek Kostas Vasileiadis and the American James webb, this Saturday will receive a direct rival like him MoraBanc Andorra.
A win will bring either of them closer to their goal of playing European competition next season and perhaps the qualifying rounds for the title. Endesa League.
The clash, corresponding to the thirty-second day of the championship, postponed in its day by the coronavirus, will be played at the Palacio de los Deportes in Murcia from six in the afternoon and in principle still without an audience in the stands.
The university team will face it being twelfth in the table with a background of 14 wins and 19 losses and the MoraBanc appears just ahead at being eleventh at 15-18.
A victory for the Murcians would equalize them and it must be taken into account that in the first round the Andorrans prevailed in the Principality by a clear score of 84-66 at the opening of the competition as it was on the opening day.
“That was a long time ago, the first game of the competition, although it is difficult to forget what happened without being a point of motivation to prepare for this meeting,” he acknowledged this Friday Sito Alonso, who highlights the good form of the MoraBanc, who has won his last three matches, this Thursday 85-92 against the Unicaja In Malaga.
“At the moment it is the team in the best physical shape of the competition, several steps above the others and before them we must have defensive strength to stop players like David jelinek, Jeremy senglin Y Clevin hannah, who is the leader of the team and knows what he has to do to win, “said the coach of a UCAM CB which also comes from surpassing Unicaja, in his case by 81-68 in Murcia last Saturday.
For this new stake, the casualties of Jok Y DiLeo and they will continue to be among the players that the Madrid coach can count on as much Vasileiadis What Webb, who are performing at a good level and who have to continue to be important in a team that faces each match “for life or death and as a final”, as he has said Alonso.