The EuroChallenge Last 16 concluded on Tuesday and we delve into the stat sheets to discover the figures behind the teams that punched their tickets to the quarter-final play-offs.
Krasnye Krylia, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia and Szolnoki Olaj emerged victorious on the final day of action in the EuroChallenge Last 16 and snapped up the last three tickets to the quarter-final play-offs.
Reggio Emilia have taken advantage of a late missed free-throw in regular time from Krka captain Edo Muric, to defeat their hosts 69-66 in overtime, booking a EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Play-Offs spot.
Reggio Emilia needed overtime to punch their ticket to the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge but eventually prevailed 69-66 in a thrilling battle against Krka Novo Mesto.
Judgement Day is upon us in the EuroChallenge Last 16, as the three remaining quarter-final berths will meet their rightful owners on Tuesday, the last day of group action in the competition.
Four of the five teams that are vying for the last spots in the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs will go into their respective Tuesday battles on the back of victories in domestic or regional league action at the weekend.
The fifth week of action in the Last 16 has cleared up the picture to such an extent that only three tickets to the quarter-final play-offs remain up for grabs going into the final day in this phase, next Tuesday.
Krka Novo Mesto took the fight for qualification from EuroChallenge Last 16 Group J down to the final week with an impressive 89-78 win over Szolnoki Olaj.
The fifth week of action in the EuroChallenge Last 16 presents four teams, that currently stand at 3-1 in their respective groups' standings, with the chance to punch their ticket to the quarter-final play-offs.
Tartu University Rock in Group I and Royal Hali Gaziantep in Group K continue to march unbeaten in the EuroChallenge Last 16 and have become the first two holders of a ticket to the quarter-final play-offs.
KRKA Novo Mesto rallied from 17 points down in regulation to top Cholet Basket 93-88 in overtime in a key battle in Group J of the EuroChallenge.
The EuroChallenge Last 16 resumes on Tuesday after a short break and any participant who is caught off guard at this crucial point of the season might suffer severe consequences.
EuroChallenge participants Krka Novo Mesto and Szolnoki Olaj triumphed in their respective national cup finals at the weekend and conquered their first titles of the season.
Within the space of hours, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have seen captain Andrea Cinciarini and then center Greg Brunner suffering injuries on the eve of the Coppa Italia Final Eight.
EuroChallenge Group J rivals Krka Novo Mesto and Szolnoki Olaj claimed vital wins on the road at the weekend to improve their chances of clinching a spot in the play-offs of the ABA Adriatic league.