Tartu University Rock saw off the determined challenge of Lappeenranta on Tuesday to finish top of the EuroCup Group A Qualifying Round.
Marek Doronin led the way with 21 points on a nine of nine shooting display inside the arc as Tartu prevailed 78-72.
Some players experience the thrill of winning a title but in a sporting competition, only one team can win it all.
That doesn't mean that basketball players on those sides that don't quite make it can't be sky high every once in a while.
Turkey international Ibrahim Kutluay poured in 15 points to lead PAOK to an 80-76 win over Lappeenranta in Tuesday's EuroCup Qualifying Round Group A game.
Both teams went into the contest with no chance of progressing to the next round.
CSK-VVS Samara placed one foot in the next stage of the EuroCup by claiming a thrilling win at Lappeenranta in Qualifying Round action on Tuesday
After coming from behind to beat PAOK last week, Valeriy Tikhonenko's men scraped a 78-76 triumph in Finland to improve to improve to 3-1 in Group A and stay hot on the heels of leaders Tartu University Rock.
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