Referees: Keith Williams (ENG), Carmelo Lo Guzzo (ITA), Haydn Jones (GBR)
Big Scoring Trio Lead Hyeres Past Ural Great
AOS Hyeres Toulon got big scoring games from Austin Nichols, Dontaye Draper and Darrell Tucker and beat Ural Great 94-83 in their EuroChallenge Regular Season premiere.
Nichols had 28 points, Draper 26 and Tucker 22 while Kyle Milling also had 13 rebounds to go with his seven points for the French team.
The game was nip-and-tuck early in the fourth quarter with Ural Great only facing a 66-64 deficit after their star Ralph Biggs connected from long range.
SAOS Hyeres had an answer for everything Ural Great threw at them in this contest, however.
In reply to Biggs' three-ball, Draper hit a jump shot, Milling split a pair of free throws, Tucker drilled a jumper and Pierre Pierce went in for a lay-up to establish a 73-64 advantage for the home side.
The closest Ural Great would get the rest of the way was at 81-76 following a three-pointer from Roman Khamitov.
Draper and Milling answered with jumpers for SAOS Hyeres.
Biggs scored 19 while Vanja Plisnic poured in a team-best 19.