Unics Kazan improved to 2-0 in Group F of the Eurocup after an 83-72 success over Telenet Oostende in Russia.
The former Panathinaikos duo of Kostas Kaimakoglou and Ian Vougioukas did the damage for the Russian side, the latter leading the way with 20 points in under 20 minutes on the court. The former grabbed 18 points and pulled down five rebounds.
Brent Wright led Oostende with 15 points as the Belgian champions now have a 1-1 record.
In the other Group F game, Polish side Stelmet Zielona Gora claimed their first win of the Eurocup season by inflicting a second defeat on Panionios 76-70 in Greece.
Walter Hodge led the victors with 19 points. Vlantimir Giankovits led the Greeks with 16.
It wasn’t the prettiest of encounters but Spartak St. Petersburg won 69-60 at home against a determined Cholet side.
The French team held last season’s Final Four entrants to just eight points in the first ten minutes and made a fight of it throughout before the hosts stamped their authority on proceedings in the final period.
Patrick Beverley led Spartak with 21 points as they improve to 2-0 in Group G while Cholet, who were fronted by Marcus Goree’s 15 points are still awaiting their first win.
The other Group G clash saw Ratiopharm Ulm thrash Cibona Zagreb 83-68 in Germany.
Ratiopharm improve to 2-0 thanks to 22 points from Phillipp Schwethelm while the Croats, who now fall to 0-2 were led by D.J Strawberry’s 18 points and seven rebounds.
In Group C, Triumph Lyubertsy needed overtime to see-off Artland Dragons, eventually winning 84-79.
After holding the hosts to just nine points in the third and leading 54-47, the Dragons looked to be in a prime position to grab its first win of the Eurocup, but the Moscow side seized back control and sent the game to overtime at 72-72 and edged a thrilling extra five minutes to get the win and move to 2-0 in the standings.
Tywain McKee led the Russians with 22 points while Demond Mallet and Petar Popovic both had 19 for Artland.
KK Buducnost edged Lukoil Academic 75-72 in the Montenegro to go 1-1 in Group B.
Cedomir Vitkovac led the victors with 16 points while the Bulgarians were headed by Mohamed Abukar’s 15.
In its 300th European game, Crvena Zvezda claimed a massive 95-92 overtime win in Seville against Cajasol.
That win moves the Serbs to 2-0 in Group H as Igor Rakocevic led the way with 25 points. Seville were led by 26 from Brian Asbury.
In Group H’s other game, Orleans defeated Dinamo Assari 88-75. Caleb Green paced the winner with 23 points.
In Group E, Galatasaray went to 2-0 after edging BC Donetsk 72-68 in Istanbul. David Hawkins led the Turks with 22 points. Ramel Curry drained 17 points for Donetsk.
29 points from Jimmy Baron gave Lokomotiv Kuban a comfortable 99-79 win over Trefi Sopot to give them a 2-0 record in the other Group E clash.
Valencia grabbed a vital 76-70 road win over Azovmash Mariupol to go to 2-0 in Group D.
Serhiy Lishchuk and Bojan Dubljevic both led the Liga Endesa team with 14 points.
Turkish side Banvit destroyed Baskets Wurzburg 101-72 to pick up their first win in the other group D clash. Sammy Mejia led the way with 23 points for the victors.
BC Kiev inflicted a first defeat on BC Prienai in Group A, winning 84-57. Leo Lyons and George Tsintsadze led the Ukrainians with 16 points each. The other Group A game saw Czech side CEZ Nymburk win in Jerusalem against Hapoel. Vojtech Hruban led the winners with 19 points in an 86-69 victory.