It was close, but in the end, the favourites prevailed. Hemofarm held on to a thirteen point first leg edge in a nine point loss to Galil Gilboa, ASVEL needed overtime to get past Buducnost and ALBA rode a 12:0 third quarter run on four consecutive three pointers to beat Roanne 95:82.
Spirou managed to keep Nymburk at bay to advance to the next rounds, while Khimki, Unics and Le Mans, all away winners in the first leg, had little difficulties finishing the job at home.
Standout individual performances of the day, as far as boxscore production goes: Julius Jenkins‘ 23 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists for ALBA, Marko Popovic‘s 6 for 11 outside shooting for Unics (finished with 22 points), Ebi Ere‘s 28 points in an unsuccessful attempt to keep pace with Khimki.
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