Not a good start for the eliminated Euroleague teams, Eurocup round up

A full 15-game schedule in the Last 32 of the Eurocup saw five losses for the seven teams that came over from the Euroleague and seven road wins in total.

Group I

With Nanterre beating Cantu the previous night, there was just one game in Group I which saw Ratiopharm Ulm dispatch of Karsiyaka Izmir 83-64.

Edgar Sosa came off the bench to lead Ulm with 15 points as they built a steady lead throughout in what was a comfortable win.

Bobby Dixon and Jon Diebler both had game-high numbers of 18 points for Izmir.

Group J

Dinamo Sassari were ruthless in their 103-67 demolition of Aykon Ankara in Italy.

A 17-0 run in the first quarter set the tone early for Sassari as they hit 16 three-pointers on the night to go 1-0 in Group J. Caleb Green led the winners with 25 points.

Vladimir Golubovic led all scorers with 27 points for the Turkish side.

Brose Baskets welcomed themselves into the Eurocup with a comfortable 86-67 road win against Gravelines.

D’or Fischer led the German side with 20 points, going a perfect 9/9 from the field. Steven Gray had 18 for Gravelines.

Group K

Maccabi Haifa edged CEZ Nymburk 80-75 in Israel to get their Last 32 campaign off and running.

Dagan Yivzori had a Eurocup season-high 17 points for Maccabi as excellent team defence in the final two minutes helped the hosts down the stretch.

In unfamiliar territory, Euroleague veteran side Montepaschi Siena lost their first Eurocup game since 2007 at the Palaestra 75-69 to Khimki.

James Augustine led the Russian giants with 19 points as they broke the game open in the third through consistency and team defence. Siena crumbled and a late comeback in the fourth wasn’t enough.

Joshua Carter had 17 to lead Siena.

Group L

Nizhny Novgorod earned themselves an 89-75 away win in Athens against a sub-par Panionios side.

Luke Babbit led the Russians with 17 points and Taylor Rochestie added 16 on his debut.

Red Star began their Eurocup campaign in style with a 105-87 win over Bilbao. Charles Jenkins led the Serbians with 16 points as they reeled off 33 third quarter points to Bilbao’s 21, leaving Red Star with an 83-67 lead, heading to the fourth quarter.

Dairis Bartans had 14 for Bilbao.

Group M

BK Banvit were 92-85 winners over Budivielnik Kiev in Turkey as they survived a late comeback from the Ukrainian side.

Up 82-62 with just the fourth period remaining, Kiev went on a 9-0 spurt and continuously closed the gap late on, but it wasn’t enough.

Chuck Davis led the victors with 20 points.

Hapoel Jerusalem inflicted a first Eurocup home defeat on Union Olimpija, beating them 69-66 at the Stozice.

Derwin Kitchen led Hapoel with 14 points and scored the game’s final four points as the Israeli side came back from wasting a 15-point advantage early on to get the win.

Group N

Three players led Khimik Yuzhne with 14 points, en route to a 73-68 win over Radnicki.

Jamal Shuler, Rolands Freimanis and Paul Delaney led the team from the Ukraine to victory.

David Logan piled continued misery on the Euroleague sides as his 24 points inspired Alba Berlin to a 72-70 win over Strasbourg at the O2 World.

The Germans had to survive two three-point attempts in the final seconds from their French counterparts – but once the dust had settled – the hosts celebrated.

Group O

Unics Kazan remained unbeaten in the Eurocup and this time they added Polish side Stelmet Zielona Gora from the Euroleague to their list, beating them 77-72 in Poland.

Andrew Goudelock led Kazan with 17 points and five assists as they improve to 11-0 overall.

Valencia needed no trouble in thrashing Telenet Ostend 101-74, thanks to a dominant 26-19 first quarter. From the first period, the Liga Endesa side kept building on their lead to get the win.

Group P

Besiktas pulled off an upset 103-101 win over Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius in what was the match of the night.

Leading by 18, the visitors looked to have sealed a convincing win. The Lithuanians though pulled it right back, going on a 19-3 burst to set the game up for a grandstand finish

Zabian Dowdell though missed the chance to win it for Lietuvos Rytas has his three-pointer rimmed out. Chris Lofton led the winners with 23 points.

Another upset saw Cedevita Zagreb edge Zaragoza 75-67 in Spain. Allen Ray led the Croatian side with 17 points.

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