Keravnos Strovolou Nicosia will not be advancing to the Last 16 in the EuroChallenge, but they gave the home crowd something to cheer about with their 76-52 demolition of BC Kyiv on Tuesday.
BC Kyiv (2-4) went into the game with the inside track to second place in Group H ahead of KK Zagreb because in their two meetings, they had a superior goal differential.
Previously winless Keravnos edged KK Zagreb 82-81 in a EuroChallenge Group H thriller on Tuesday.
Keravnos' Jarrett Hart, who represented Great Britain at the EuroBasket this last year in Poland, hit a go-ahead jump shot with just 19 seconds remaining.
A balanced attack, with six players scoring in double figures, saw Roanne Basket sink Keravnos 96-74 and stay perfect in Group H of the EuroChallenge.
Ralph Mims had 16 points, Uchenna Nsonwu and Nicholas Lewis added 14 each, while Mouloukou Diabate had 12 and David Noel and Pape-Philippe Amagou 10 each in a complete team performance that saw Roanne make 38 of 67 (56.7%) of their shots from the field.
Maksym Pustozvonov continued his fine start to the EuroChallenge for BC Kyiv on Tuesday by scoring 20 points in an 80-72 home triumph over Keravnos.
The 22-year-old small forward is now averaging 19.3 points per game and shooting a scintillating 76.5% inside the arc, which ranks second in the competition.
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