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FIBA Europe Cup - Wednesday round-up

MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) -  Davon Jefferson starred on his debut as Gaziantep pulled away at the death to beat U-BT Cluj Napoca and secure their place in the second round of the FIBA Europe Cup with a 79-72 road win.

Jefferson finished with 28 points and 7 rebounds to lead Gaziantep in both categories in a crucial road win.

The two teams were tied at 64 when Andy Rautins hit a two-pointer for the visitors with 5:10 left, but that was the start of an 11-2 Gaziantep run that made it 73-66 on Jerry Jefferson’s two-pointer with 88 seconds left.

A three-pointer from Vlad-Sorin Moldoveanu 28 seconds from time gave Cluj hope as the gap was cut to 75-71, but Will Cherry and Rautins went to the line for Gaziantep and gave them an eight-point advantage with 18 seconds left - and there was no way back for the hosts.