Holiday on the way

Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team took the flight to Krasnodar to face Lokomotiv-Kuban

Pre-game breakdown

The Army Men spent most part of their Friday day-off on the way from Athens. They practiced on Saturday and Sunday.

Will Clyburn, Andrey Vorontsevich and Mikhail Kulagin are out. Howard Sant-Roos stayed in Moscow due to illness.

Word to the coach

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
First, congratulations to all women worldwide, they are very important in our lives. It is very difficult, almost impossible without them. Happy Womens Day! Regarding our game, we play against very serious opponent. They had a lot of time to prepare as they dont have obligations in European competitions, they are fresh and motivated. We need to match their motivation, to be concentrated for another fight. If I have to put it in one word, it will be HUSTLE in the capital letters.

Past matchups

Wins/losses: 55-10,
In Moscow: 31-3, in Rostov: 9-1, in Krasnodar: 14-5, on neutral arena (Berlin): 1-0.
Game of 2019-20 season:
10-Nov-2019. VTB United League. Regular Season: CSKA Lokomotiv Kuban: 81-72 (+9)

Short dossier

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, Russia
Founded: 1946
Colors: red, green, white
Home court: Basket Hall (7,500)
President: Andrey Vedishchev
Head coach: Evgeny Pashutin
Trophy case: Euroleague bronze winner (2016), EuroCup winner (2013), VTB United League runner-up (2013), BEKO PBL bronze winner (2011/12), Eurochallenge runner-up (2011), FIBA Europe Cup runner-up (2005), Russian Cup winner (2018)

Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Andrey Lopatin (photo: M. Serbin,
Daniil Kochergin (photo: M. Serbin,
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin,
Semen Antonov and Anton Yudin (photo: M. Serbin,
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin,
Asker Barcho (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin,
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Lokomotiv-Kuban vs CSKA. Preview

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Duration: 02:30