Errick McCollum Unics Kazan
Photo: 7DAYS EuroCup/Zenit

Unics Kazan rallied past Zenit St Petersburg on the road (67-82) and secured its ticket to the quarter-finals of the EuroCup.

The visitors took the lead from the opening quarter (15-24) and closed the first half in front by 11 (29-40).

The hosts cut the deficit to four (42-46), but Unics reacted and brought their lead back to double digits and never looked back (50-62). They led by as many as 21 points and cruised to an easy victory (50-71).

Errick McCollum led the winners with 19 points, with Jamar Smith and Raymar Morgan adding 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Jarrod Uthoff had a team-high 13 points for the losing squad. Philip Scrubb and Jalen Reynolds posted 10 apiece.

Unics Kazan improved to 4-1 and qualified to the quarter-finals, whereas Zenit dropped to 1-4 and were officially eliminated.

In the other matches, ASVEL Villeurbanne (5-0) remained undefeated in the Top 16, after their win over Lokomotiv Kuban (3-2) at home (72-61). Both teams have already advanced to the quarter-finals.

For their part, Andorra (5-0) edged Cedevita (0-5) and claimed their eighth straight win at home (87-81), while Ratiopharm Ulm (2-3) dominated Fraport Skyliners (0-5) on the road (68-83).

Last but not least, Valencia (5-0) survived Unicaja Malaga (3-2) (69-72), as both teams have secured their place in the quarter-finals.

Furthermore, Artsiom Parakhouski made the game-winning shot and Rytas Vilnius (2-3) eliminated Partizan (2-3) from the knockout stage (77-78).