Openjobmetis Varese, coming from the sprint win in Trieste, meets Happy Casa Brindisi inside the friendly walls fresh from the clear win over Sassari.
Where to see: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 8:45 p.m., Eleven Sports and DMAX
Referee: Tolga Sahin, Edoardo Gonella, and Daniele Valleriani
25 precedents between the two clubs, all played in the regular season starting with the 1981–82 championship, with Varese leading 14–11 in aggregate and 10–3 in straight home games.
Brindisi’s last win at Varese was last season’s for 71-84.
In the first leg, played on January 8, 2023 during Day 14, the Lombards won 90-104, powered by Brown’s 28 points and 8 rebounds, Ross’ 20 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds, and Ross’ 20 points and 6 rebounds .
This is the only precedent between the two coaches Matt Brase and Francesco Vitucci.
Openjobmetis Varese – Justin Reyes is out with a knee problem.
Happy Casa Brindisi – Francesco Vitucci coached in Varese in the 2012/2013 season, finishing a fabulous regular season in 1st place and falling 4-3 to Siena in a very close playoff semi-final. That ride nearly a decade ago had also earned him the Coach of the Year award. He reached 30 wins in 42 coached games.