Tofas Bursa clinched first place in Group B and a Play-Offs berth in their maiden Basketball Champions League campaign after claiming their second big road win in a row on Tuesday, this time around at ERA Nymburk.
Nymburk also qualified to the Play-Offs, at the expense of JDA Dijon, while Nizhny Novgorod prevailed against Falco Szombathely in a do-or-die clash at home and picked up the remaining ticket to the Play-Offs from Group D.
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ERA Nymburk 97-103 Tofas Bursa — Group B
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell and Tomislav Zubcic combined for 50 points to power Tofas Bursa to a 103-97 win at ERA Nymburk, the Turkish team’s third victory in as many road games in Group B, that earns the BCL debutants a trip to the Play-Offs.
Nymburk will also progress to the next stage as they have the upper hand over JDA Dijon in the three-way tie, which involved the Czech champions, Tofas, and the French team, all finishing at 4-2 after the Regular Season.
Nizhny Novgorod 73-68 Falco Szombathely — Group D
Nizhny Novgorod started off the final quarter on a 12-0 run and held on to prevail 73-68 over Falco Szombathely in the Group D win-or-go-home battle for a ticket to the Play-Offs.
The Russian team finished in second place in the group at 4-2 and will accompany Group D winners Casademont Zaragoza in the next stage while the Hungarian side finishes third on a 3-3 record.
Keravnos 44-79 JDA Dijon — Group B
JDA Dijon cruised to a 79-44 victory at Keravnos but will miss out on the Play-Offs as Tofas Bursa’s win at ERA Nymburk means the French team finishes below the Turkish and the Czech teams in the three-way tie at 4-2 in the Group B standings.
Hans Vanwijn paced Dijon with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, adding 5 assists, and Chase Simon chipped in with 14 points. Brandon Rozzell was the only Keravnos player to score in double digits, and he finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Casademont Zaragoza 94-82 Pszczolka Start Lublin — Group D
Group D winners Casademont Zaragoza concluded the Regular Season on a high note after finishing strongly to outscore Pszczolka Start Lublin 94-82 at home.
The Spanish team topped the group standings on a 5-1 record, while the Polish team lost all six games in what was their first-ever BCL campaign.