Tyrese Rice Brose Bamberg
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Tyrese Rice scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and helped Brose Bamberg defeat Antwerp and officially qualify to the playoffs (82-78).

The Germans trailed for most of the first half (17-23, 37-42), but a 23-16 run in the third quarter let them turn things around (60-58).

Since then, it was a close game (65-66, 70-70), with Rice making big shots to give his team the victory and the qualification to the playoffs.

Rice led the winners with 24 points (8/17 shooting) and six assists, as three more players scored in double figures.

Hans Vanwijn and Ismael Bako stood out for the losing squad, posting 15 points apiece.

Brose Bamberg improved to 8-4, whereas Antwerp dropped to 6-6.

The second day of the 12th round in the BCL saw Besiktas claim a big win over Virtus Bologna on the road (70-71) to come closer to the playoffs.