Ukraine met stiff resistance but finally put away the visiting Czech Republic in a do-or-die showdown in the EuroBasket Relegation Round on Thursday.
The Ukrainians prevailed 82-70 to finish 4-2 and secure their Division A status.
Hungary whipped the Czech Republic 70-55 on Monday in Szolnok to secure their place in Division A of the EuroBasket.
The outcome has left both sides with 3-2 records in the four-team EuroBasket Relegation Round.
The Czech Republic moved closer to securing their EuroBasket Division A status for another two years by thrashing Estonia 80-54 on Friday night.
Ladislav Sokolovsky and Petr Benda scored 20 points apiece as the Czechs improved to 3-1 in the Relegation Round while dropping Estonia to 1-3.
The Czech Republic won for the second consecutive game in the EuroBasket Relegation Round with a 71-64 home triumph over Ukraine on Tuesday night.
Petr Benda came up big with 20 points and six rebounds as the Czechs improved to 2-1 and dropped Ukraine to 1-2.
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