BC Kyiv secured their progression from EuroChallenge Group H with a 78-46 rout of Deutsche Bank Skyliners on Tuesday night.
In a battle of second and third-placed teams, Kyiv left little to chance in a lop-sided battle that saw the hosts take a 15-3 first-quarter lead and never look back.
BC Triumph lost Nenad Krstic to the NBA over the Christmas holiday but his absence so far hasn't hurt the team in the EuroChallenge.
The Russian outfit won without their Serbian center on Tuesday, beating Deutsche Bank Skyliners 76-58 in Group H to improve to 3-2 while dropping the Germans to 2-3.
Pascal Roller's two free throws with seven seconds remaining sealed a narrow victory for Deutsche Bank Skyliners in EuroChallenge Group H over Kalev Cramo.
After winning 77-75 at the buzzer in the first meeting between the sides back on November 25, Estonians Kalev threatened to pull off another escape when cutting a seven-point deficit to 59-57 in the final minute.
BC Kyiv veteran Artur Drozdov started a game-winning 10-0 run with a three-pointer midway through the fourth quarter in a 66-58 triumph for the Ukraine giants at Deutsche Bank Skyliners.
Trailing 52-51 after Titus Ivory drilled a three for the Germans, Drozdov and Manuchar Markoishvili replied with back-to-back three-balls and then Drozdov capped off the spurt with another three that made it 61-52 with 2:19 to play.
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