Lucas Nogueira played 16 minutes and finished with seven points, three rebounds and a blocked shot in a 72-55 loss by Estudiantes to Bilbao Basket. The loss drops Estudiantes to 2-7 on the season. Noguiera has now played in six games and is averaging 5.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 58 percent from the field. The good news is he appears to be past the hamstring injury that slowed him and he should work his way into a bigger role as the season moves along.
Mike Muscala battled an illness and foul trouble in a 83-77 loss by Rio Natura Monbus to Gran Canaria. Muscala ended up playing 22 minutes and finished with six points and 10 rebounds.
Up next for Estudiantes will be a match up against CB Canarias on Saturday. Rio Natura Monbus will take on Liga Endesa power Real Madrid next Sunday.
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