Cholet Basket rode the hot hand of their new star Rodrigue Beaubois to an 80-74 home triumph over BC Kyiv on Wednesday and into the EuroChallenge Final Four.
The French outfit got 24 points from their sensational 21-year-old guard, who buried five three-pointers and carrried the team when BC Kyiv were threatening to pull off a big upset.
Nando De Colo has warned his Cholet teammates to play tough-as-nails defense on Wednesday night against BC Kyiv or risk missing out on the EuroChallenge Final Four.
Cholet have been one of the competitions top sides and appeared to be cruising into the Final Four last week in Kyiv after romping to victory in Game 1.
The dust has finally settled on BC Kyiv's come-from-behind 77-72 triumph over Cholet Basket on Thursday that forced the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final tie to a deciding third game.
Kyiv, under the determined, watchful eye of their great coach Sasa Obradovic, trailed 56-38 midway through the third quarter in Ukraine before rising from the dead and shocking the visitors.
BC Kyiv pulled off a remarkable comeback to shock Cholet Basket and send their EuroChallenge Quarter-Final to a Game 3 decider.
Sasa Obradovic's team, beaten in France in Game 1 by 16 points on Tuesday, trailed 56-38 midway through the third quarter in Game 2 but fought back to win 77-72.
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