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Bayern Rain Three's, Drown Tigers

FC Bayern Basketball set a BEKO Basketball Bundesliga record with a 117-80 win at the WALTER Tigers Tubingen on Gameday 21.

The defending German league champions sank 23 three-pointers in one game to smash the previous mark of 18, thanks to the ten shots they made from distance in the first quarter. Munich's leading scorer Paul Zipser (20 points) made all six of his attempts from beyond the arc, flawless as well was teammate Heiko Schaffartzik (17 points, 5-for-5 three-pointers).

The Reds return home on Wednesday, February 11th to host league rivals Brose Baskets of Bamberg for the final game in Group K of the Eurocup Last 32 round. Tip-off is scheduled for 20:15 CET at the Audi Dome.

Scoring by quarter (FCBB - TUB): 35-20, 26-18, 29-31, 27-11

FC Bayern team: Paul Zipser (20 points/6-for-6 three-pointers), Heiko Schaffartzik (17/5-for-5 3ptrs), Bryce Taylor (14/4 3ptrs), John Bryant (13), Vladimir Stimac (11/6 rebounds), Dusko Savanovic (11/3 3ptrs), Vasilije Micic (10/2 3ptrs/4 assists), Lucca Staiger (7), Anton Gavel (5/8 assists), Robin Benzing (4), Jan Jagla (3), Yassin Idbihi (2)

POST-GAME REACTION:

Svetislav Pesic, Head Coach, FCBB: "There is really not much to say because we made all our shots. That was a record with 23 three-pointers, that's something you don't see everyday. But that does not happen by chance because we have had problems with that shot and Tübingen always plays aggressive. We have now won many road games that gives our players confidence. Even when Tübingen displayed their character in the third quarter (scoring 31 points), we also made 29 points. All in all that was an excellent game from us, especially on offense. We had a good attitude and focus, but we still have important games - we do not need the back-and-forth like the third quarter."

Igor Perovic, Head Coach, Tübingen: "Congratulations to Bayern, that was a great game for them. We knew that we had a slim chance because they have quality and quantity in every position. We tried by going big with our starting five, and when you score 20 points in the first quarter, then 18 and 31, normally you have a good chance. But their performance was amazing."

Heiko Schaffartzik, Guard, FCBB: "Our percentage from distance especially in the first quarter was extreme. It is something you don't experience every day. The three-pointers demoralized the opponent. We battled today and showed a lot of heart, so the victory was well in order."

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

1st Quarter
Anton Gavel, Bryce Taylor, Dusko Savanovic, John Bryant and for the first time Paul Zipser were chosen by Head Coach Svetislav Pesic as the Bayern starting five. The hosts wanted to surprise the Reds at the beginning with a zone defense, but that left generous open space on the wing for Bayern. Zipser took advantage of it right away, knocking down three shots from three-point range for a promising start (18-12, 4'). Branislav Ratkovica tried to keep the Tigers on Munich's heels, but Bayern unleashed a fireworks show from the three-point line. Taylor shot from far behind the arc that took the lead up to double-digits (24-14, 7'). Later, Heiko Schaffartzik made it nine consecutive three-pointers for FCBB (30-16, 8'). Vasilije Micic threw in the tenth shot from distance (33-20, 9'). By the end of the first quarter, Bayern held an impressive 35-20 lead on the scoreboard.

2nd Quarter
Jan Jagla opened the second quarter, of course, with a three-pointer, and Bryant's bucket built the lead to 20 points (40-20, 12'). Tübingen started to run their gameplan a little better, perhaps the intensity by Munich's defense subsided a bit, and the Tigers responded with a 6-0 run (40-26, 14'). However Bayern were not fazed. On offense they continued to run on all cylinders and moved the ball well on the floor. Gavel's outlet pass to a streaking Taylor for an uncontested dunk increased the lead to 50-27, and Vladimir Stimac followed with another slam following another Gavel sweet dish underneath to complete a 7-0 run (52-27, 16'). When the inside game through Bryant and Stimac stalled, the Bayern snipers were ready. Munich made thirteen three-pointers after the first 20 minutes for a significant 61-38 lead.

3rd Quarter
Zipser's shooting hand did not cool off during halftime as the youngster netted from distance on his next two attempts to start the second half (67-38, 21'). Tübingen were not going to admit defeat so early in front of their home crowd and fought back with a little zoom and an 11-2 run (69-49, 24'). Zipser sank his sixth trey in as many attempts (76-54, 36') but the Tigers would not back down. Munich head coach Pesic called timeout to get the Reds back on track. Schaffartzik responded, connecting on three-pointers number 18 and 19 for a new BEKO BBL record (85-64, 29'). Bayern would take a 90-69 lead into the final quarter.

4th Quarter
FCBB continued the high-percentage shooting display, starting the fourth quarter on a 12-0 run, including two more Schaffartzik three-pointers (5-for-5) that broke the 100-point mark and finally the Tigers' collective backs. Lucca Staiger joined the fun, making Bayern's 23rd three-pointer of the game, setting the league record while defeating the Tigers 117-80.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Eurocup Last 32, Round 6:
Wednesday, 11th February, 20:15 CET, Audi Dome
FC Bayern Basketball vs Brose Baskets

BEKO BBL, Gameday 22:
Saturday, 14th February, 20:30 CET, Audi Dome
FC Bayern Basketball vs MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg

BEKO BBL Cup, Qualification Round:
Wednesday, 18th February, 20:00 CET
FC Bayern Basketball at ALBA Berlin