Radoslav Rancik had 22 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to fire Nymburk into Round II of the EuroCup on a winning note at the expense off Basket Swans Gmunden.
With the pressure already off for the Czech team following BC Khimki's triumph over Ironi Iscar Nahariya, a triumph which secured a place in the next phase of the competition for Nymburk, the visitors still fought valiantly against a team determined to win for the first time and prevailed 81-78.
BC Khimki virtually assured themselves of a place in the EuroCup Round II with a 102-80 demolition of Basket Swans Gmunden.
The Moscow Region team won for the fourth time in five games, and they will wrap up their campaign at home to Ironi Iscar Nahariya.
Allianz Swans Gmunden broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter at Wörthersee Piraten on Saturday and won 76-65 in Austrian top flight action.
Swans, who suffered a narrow defeat this week to Nahariya, 77-74, for their fourth straight defeat in the competition, put that disappointment behind them with an excellent display in their domestic league game on the road.
Basket Swans Gmunden put up a brave fight at home to Ironi Iscar Nahariya but they lost 77-74 - a fourth defeat in Group D which has killed off their faint hopes of progressing to Round II.
Nahariya, led by coach Avi Ashkenazi, trailed 72-71 after Peter Hutter's two free throws with a minute and 39 seconds remaining in the contest but they held their nerve.
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