Round two of the Eurocup saw 16 games played as the favourites Lokomotiv Kuban, and Khimki both won their respective games.
With Paris Levallois winning the previous night, two games were played in Group A. Brose Baskets secured their first win of the Eurocup by easily despatched fellow German side Telekom Baskets Bonn 104-79. Ryan Thompson led six Bamberg players in double figures with 22 points. Bonn drop to 0-2 with this defeat.
Strasbourg edged Zaragoza 88-86 after overtime as a tip-in from Matt Howard on the overtime buzzer finally separated the two sides. Howard finished with 19 points plus 10 rebounds for the winners, while Louis Campbell netted 16 along with 6 assists and 5 steals.
Artland Dragons needed solid defence in the last 30 seconds to see-off Cantu 88-87 on the road. Anthony King was the main contributor for the winners with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, amassing a performance index rating of 32. Antonio Graves added 13 and Brandon Thomas 10 for Dragons. Cantu got 15 points from Damian Hollis, 14 and 8 rebounds from Ivan Buva, and 10 apiece from Cheikh Mbodj and Stefano Gentile.
Gran Canaria grabbed their second win of the Eurocup campaign by beating Telenet Ostend 83-76 at the Sleuyter Arena. But the Liga Endesa side had to come back from a 42-32 half-time deficit to secure the win. Albert Oliver and Kyle Kuric contributed 14 points each for the winners.
In a game that saw 20 lead changes, Dijon were the side that hung on to edge ASVEL 78-77 on the road to improve to 2-0. Steven Gray netted 15 points to lead the visitors to victory.
With CEZ Nymburk winning the previous night, two games were played in the group with Seville improving to 2-0 by beating Spirou Charleroi 80-75 at the De Deportes San Pablo. Pierre Oriola led the winners with 14 points. Jacob Pullen added 11 with Kristaps Porzingis amassing 10.
Virtus Rome secured an 84-79 home win over Nancy in the Italian capital. Rome though were made to work for their win, which improves them to 2-0. Kyle Gibson paced the winners with 19 points. Maxime De Zeeuw and Brandon Triche each added 16 while Bobby Jones had 13 for Rome.
Besiktas grabbed a vital 90-86 win on the road over Zenit Saint Petersburg after a period of overtime. The game ended 78-78 after regulation, but the Turkish side’s experience was vital in the extra period as they sealed the win. Chris Lofton was outstanding for the winners, as he hit 32 points on the night that included seven three-pointers.
BC Khimki edged Union Olimpija Ljubljana 88-85 at the Stozice Arena in a game that was played behind closed doors due to recent crowd trouble in the Slovenian capital. Tyrese Rice led Khimki with 22 points and six assists.
VEF Riga secured their first win of the Eurocup as they beat Hungarians Szolnoki Olaj 71-61. Strong first and fourth quarters from the Latvians, where they held Szolnoki to single digit scores proved to be the ultimate factor. Gerald Robinson led the winners with 19 points.
Partizan’s Eurocup adventure has not got off to the best of starts as they fell to 0-2 after losing 77-61 to Banvit at the Pionir Hall. Vladimir Dragicevic led the winners by scoring 20 points, as Banvit improve to 2-0.
After a comfortable win over Partizan in round one, Lietuvos Rytas came back down to earth with a bang after being handed a 103-83 loss by Romanians CSU Ploiesti. Dee Brown amassed a double-double of 18 points and 14 assists for a performance index rating of 33 for the winners as they improved to 2-0 and could even contend as one of the front-runners in the group.
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd rallied to make history, recording its first ever Eurocup win by edging Hapoel Jerusalem 78-79 on the road in the Israeli capital. Oktyabr improved to 1-1 for a share of third place in Group E, while Jerusalem dropped to 0-2. D.J. Kennedy led the way with 17 points for the winners.
PAOK comfortably saw-off Stelmet Zielona Gora 85-66 as Christos Saloustros paced the winners with 17 points to maintain their unbeaten start in the Eurocup, while Zielona Gora dropped to 0-2.
Eurocup favourites Lokomotiv Kuban were made to work hard for their 72-60 win over Ventspils, but a strong fourth quarter in the end sealed the win as they improve to 2-0. The Latvians though stayed in the contest after three periods, trailing 51-50 before a 21-3 run made the hosts win the game. Anthony Randolph led the winners with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Karisyaka Izmir beat Montenegrins Buducnost 82-79 on the road. Bobby Dixon led the winners with 23 points. Jon Diebler added 20 on 4/4 three-pointers, as Izmir improved to 1-1 in the group.