Romania used a dominant third quarter to defeat Cyprus on Saturday night 68-65 in EuroBasket Division B qualifying.
Cyprus had their noses in front for most of the first half taking a well-earned 40-30 lead into the half-time break.
But the Romanians came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter outscoring their opponents 22-8.
Cyprus got back on track in the fourth but it was too late as the Romanians squeaked by with a three point victory.
Bogdan Popescu led the way for the winners with 22 points, hitting nine of the 13 shots he took, including three from behind the arc.
Virgil Stanescu was also impressive with a double-double consisting of 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Jo Jo Garcia led the way for Cyprus with 20 points and 12 boards.
Romania remain unbeaten in Group A.