Besiktas JK downed Deutsche Bank Skyliners 68-61 on the road in the first leg of the Eurocup Qualifying Round on Wednesday in Germany.
The visitors came back from an 11-point deficit in the second quarter to get the key away win.
Besiktas was led by Andrew Ogilvy's game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds. Cevher Ozer seconded his effort with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Dashaun Wood notched 15 points for the Skyliners in the losing effort, while Ajene Moye added 8 points and 7 boards.
A tightly-contested first quarter ended 16-16 on two free throws by Ozer to even the score.
A three-pointer by Dominik Bahiense de Mello gave the Skyliners a 28-21 lead mid-way through the second period, and Wood extended the lead to 35-24 with a lay-up.
But Ogilby score six straight points for his team to pull Besiktas to within 37-30 at halftime.
Besiktas fought back to even the score at 48 entering the final period and then opened a lead of ten points (66-56) with under two minutes to play.
The Skyliners managed to cut lead down so as to give them hopes of the upset in Turkey on October 6.
Deutsche Bank Skyliners Head Coach Gordon Herbert:
"We had big problems against the zone of Besiktas. We lost our rhythm, did not cut to the basket against the zone and hesitated with our three-point shots. Even though we were undermanned today, as we had no back-up center today, we fought pretty well and I think our efforts were really good. We are down by seven points. Nothing is lost."
Besiktas JK Head Coach Burak Biyiktay:
"Our Man-to-Man defense was not very successful today. With our zone we were able to grab more rebounds and control the speed of the game better. It was very crucial that our bench players provided us with a lot of help today. It was a good win for us, because Frankfurt played a very tough game."