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Bahcesehir College, medi Bayreuth revel on the road to advance

MUNICH (Germany) - Bahcesehir College and medi Bayreuth both got the job done away from home to advance to the Quarter-Finals on an action-packed Wednesday night in the Second Round.

Cam Clark scored a team-high 21 points with Jamal Jones netting the go-ahead basket to hand Bahcesehir an 89-87 win at ZZ Leiden to reach the Play-Offs.

Dwight Handy added 20 points, while Trae Golden had 19 points and 9 assists to help seal second spot in Group L behind Pinar Karsiyaka, who moved to 5-0 with a 96-73 win at Enisey Krasnoyarsk through 29 points and 10 rebounds from Jordan Morgan.

Bayreuth had to wipe out a 16-point half-time deficit to overcome SL Benfica as they locked up top spot in Group I with a 91-77 victory. A 9-0 opening to the fourth saw the German side pull clear for the win and leave their opponents in an all-or-nothing tie next week.

Ironi Ness Ziona ended their losing run with a vital 85-77 success against CSM CSU Oradea as Daequan Cook took over down the stretch. With the game tied at 72-72 inside the final 90 seconds, the American came up with a putback off a missed free throw before netting a tough three to cap a decisive 9-0 run, finishing with 28 points and 11 rebounds in the win.

Ravi Limonad’s late basket also gave his side the head-to-head over Oradea as both teams enter Gameday 6 with a 2-3 record, though even a win next week may not be enough.

Meanwhile, U-BT Cluj Napoca boosted their own chances of going through with a dramatic 76-74 triumph over Tsmoki-Minsk as Patrick Richard came up clutch with the game-winning lay-up with 1.7 seconds remaining.

The visitors would have advanced with a win, and had multiple chances to go ahead in the final minute before Cluj came up with the ball and Donatas Tarolis found Richard at full steam to snatch victory.

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Bakken Bears claimed their third win in Group I to stay in contention as a dominant start paved the way for a 101-87 victory at home to Spirou Basket. Michel Diouf led the way with 22 points in the win with four other players reaching double figures of the Bears, while Speedy Smith tied the season record with 14 assists in defeat.

In Group K, Egis Kormend blew away BC Kyiv Basket 96-64 to inflict a first loss in the Second Round on the Ukrainian side, while Ventspils edged out Landstede Hammers Zwolle, 89-87  - with the top two spots already decided.

A minute of silence was observed before the start of every FIBA Europe Cup game to honor the memory of two-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time NBA champion and FIBA Basketball World Cup Ambassador Kobe Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Three spots in the Quarter-Finals remain with six teams still in contention heading into the final week.