22.12.2018
Packed schedule sent our team on the road again – this time to Riga…
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Third game in a week
Packed schedule sent our team on the road again – this time to Riga.

Pre-game breakdown


The Army Men got the day off after their European “double” week though many players came for the individual practice on Friday night. The team worked out on Saturday in the USH CSKA practice gym.

Nando De Colo, Will Clyburn and Othello Hunter were given some extra rest and stayed in Moscow.

Word to coach


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
VEF has completely new team with some additions made during the season. But their style remains the same: they are athletic, they run and go for rebounds. It will be our third game this week so we have to stay focused on our basketball, to continue working on improving our game.


Past matchups


Wins/losses: 15-0
Games of 2017-18 VTB United League season:

30-Oct-2017. CSKA – VEF: 94-69 (+25)
12-Mar-2018. VEF – CSKA: 83-102 (+19)
24-May-2018. VEF – CSKA: 83-112 (+29)
27-May-2018. CSKA – VEF: 100-80 (+20)
29-May-2018. CSKA – VEF: 99-73 (+26)

Short dossier


VEF Riga, Latvia
Founded: 1958 (bankrupt in 1992, re-opened in 2007)
Colors: black, white
Home court: Arena Riga (12,500)
President: Maris Martinsons
Head coach: Janis Gailitis
Website: www.vefriga.com
Accomplishments: 5-time Latvian champion (2011-13, 15, 17), Baltic League vice-champion (2011), Baltic League bronze winner (2012), 3-time USSR championship bronze winner (1960, 1966, 1991)

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