A great weekend for EuroChallenge sides in Spain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, not so much in Belgium and mixed fortunes for the teams that compete in France's Pro A
Le Mans wobbled but never caved in on Tuesday night as they edged Pinar Karsiyaka to earn a place in the Eurocup.
One of the most interesting games in this week's Eurocup Qualifying Round was played between Elan Chalon and Cedevita Zagreb.
Pinar Karsiyaka's Izmir home was a very difficult place for visitors last season in the EuroChallenge but Le Mans thrived in the Turkish setting on Tuesday night.
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