No days off in the battle

CSKA (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team took Aeroflot charter flight to Minsk where the Army Men will face Tsmoki in the VTB League game.

Pre-game breakdown

Kyle Hines, Othello Hunter and Pavel Korobkov remain out for the Army Men. Mikhail Kulagin is back to the away roster after missing previous game with illness. CSKA-2 big man Alexander Gankevich also went to Minsk.

It will be the first time when the Army Men will not play on the big Minsk Arena of Belarusian capitol. This time the game will take place in the smaller gym, Falcon Club.

Word to the coach

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We prepare for another VTB League game. We have to take it very serious. We come over there to fight.

Past matchups

Wins/losses: 15-0
Game of 2017-18 season of VTB United League Regular Season:
CSKA – Tsmoki Minsk: 90-54 (+36)

Short dossier

Tsmoki Minsk, Belarus
Founded: 2006
Colors: blue, white
Home court: Minsk Arena (15,000), Falcon Club (2,300)
CEO: Yuri Shakola
Head coach: Alexander Krutikov
Trophy case: 9-time Belarusian champion (2009-17), 8-time Belarusian Cup winner (2010-17)

Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin,
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris 	Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin,
Nando De Colo and Leo Westermann (photo: M. Serbin,
Aleksandr 	Gankevich (photo: M. Serbin,
Anton Yudin and Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin,
Alan Makiev (photo: M. Serbin,