Banvit BC might have already had their own hopes of a spot in the last eight extinguished before their match-up with Enisey Krasnoyarsk, but that didn't stop them shooting down their Russian opponents by claiming a 94-85 win.
The visitors were hoping for a victory on Turkish soil and then Antwerp losing at Roanne but they were spared the agony of waiting for the other result in Group L after blowing their opportunity.
One more game to go in the Last 16 phase of the EuroChallenge, and the stage is set for the last fight for a Quarter-Final berth.
While one group is already decided, three will fight till the very last second, and some teams will also rush to check on fibaeurope.com what happened in the parallel game to know their fate.
Another fine scoring performance by Lionel Chalmers kept the Quarter-Final hopes of Enisey Krasnoyarsk alive as they picked up a vital 89-77 win over Antwerp Giants in the penultimate round of the last sixteen.
Chalmers was red-hot from the perimeter and buried five triples as the hosts made a statement of intent from the tip-off. While Brandon Gay opened the account of Antwerp with a three-pointer inside the first minute, it was the only time the visitors would have a lead in the game.
Red-hot shooting led Roanne Basket to a 103-87 win over Enisey Krasnoyarsk in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge.
After pulling clear of their opponents with an 18-2 run that spanned the first two quarters and put them 35-19 up on Nicholas Lewis' three-pointer, Roanne just kept it coming, finishing the game with shooting figures of 34 of 58 (60.3%), including 15 of 24 (62.5%) from three-point range.
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