Thursday, March 23, 2023

UCAM Murcia, a rival in trouble

A league victory in the last seven games of the CBA. That is the balance of results with which this Sunday will receive the UCAM Murcia against Unicaja, in what will be matchday 22 of the Endesa League (12.30 pm, Movistar +). Bad moment that the team is going through site alonsowhich seemed like a serious alternative to the best in the League in preseason, but which has deflated over the months, which was no longer in the Badalona King’s Cup and that his presence in the playoff for the title is also complicated.

University students don’t know what it’s like to win in the second round of the league. His last triumph in ACB came almost two months agoon the track of fuenlabrada72-88, and the last joy at home was Three Kings Day, before the lenovo tenerife, by a resounding 85-64. Perhaps the last moment of glory to date for the UCAM.

Since then, the Murcian team has only accumulated setbacks (apart from the fuenlabrada). They have successively won the team of site alonso he Surne Bilbao Basket (99-81), the barca (72-86), the Baskonia bucket (80-87), the Betis Basketball (84-71), the real Madrid (80-88) and the youth (94-68).

The defeat last Tuesday, after two extensions and wasting 17 points ahead against Darussafaka in the Champions Leaguea competition in which he was showing better performances so far, has done nothing but further aggravate the doubts that were emerging about the team in the Endesa League. He has accumulated four defeats since the second round began, something that had not happened since 2021, when he came to link eight defeats in a row.

He Murcia Sports Palace It is one of the hottest pitches in the ACB, although it is true that the Unicaja usually have good results there. Actually, he is a rival that Unicaja is good at. If we stop at the accumulated duels between Malaga and Murcia, both teams have met 52 times, with 36 victories for the green team and 16 for Murcia. In Regular League, the figures are 34 wins and 13 losses, with the balance being Murcia for him Unicaja of 17 wins for only 6 losses.


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