7Days EuroCup: One Slot Remains As Unics Advances

7Days EuroCup

And then there was one – only one last spot remains in the playoffs of the 7Days EuroCup after Unics Kazan secured a road win, besting Zenit St. Petersburg convincingly 67-82. Unics moves on after hitting a record of 4-1, guaranteeing a second-place finish Group H, one game behind MoraBanc Andorra, who have a pristine 5-0 run.

The eighth and final spot in the playoffs will come from Group E, where an interesting three-way tie has developed between BC Partizan Belgrade, Rytas Vilnius and AS Monaco Basket. These three teams have 2-3 records, while ALBA Berlin has already punched its ticket with a 4-1 slate. The last slot will be decided in Round 6 as Partizan locks horns with the group leaders for their tournament lives and Rytas and Monaco duke it out in their own must-win game.

In the All-Russian tilt, it was Unics’ Errick McCollum who exploded for 19 points to lead his team to victory. Zenit had trouble slowing him down and were forced to foul him. He punished them by going 8-for-10 from the line. Jamar Smith and Raynar Morgan added 15 and 12 points respectively for the winners. Jarrod Uthoff paced Zenit with 13 points.

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