WBC Raiffeisen Wels avoided an 0-3 start in the EuroChallenge by scraping a 74-73 triumph on Tuesday at home to Artland Dragons in Group G.
Chad Prewitt hit a three-pointer with 3:54 remaining to give the German club a 68-67 lead but Matthew Nelson answered with a lay-up to put the Austrian outfit back on top for good.
Artland kept the game close, though.
Not long after, Nathan Peavy connected from long range to cut the deficit to 72-71, only for Nelson to catch a pass from Jason Conley and make a lay-up at the other end for a 74-71 lead.
Toby Bailey, who had a game-high 25 points, replied for Artland to make it 74-73 but his basket proved to be the last in the game.
Trenton Meacham was a perfect four of four from long range and finished with 20 points for Wels.
Darius Hall, Artland:
"If we had played more together, we would have been able to win the match. We had too many turnovers, so Wels could make easy points."
Raoul Korner, Wels Coach:
"This victory was very important for us. We want to have a chance to advance in the EuroChallenge. We did a good job."
Bruce Fields, Wels:
"My Glory goes to Jesus Christ. He gave us the strength to do such an good job. The whole team knew that we could beat the dragons."