Strasbourg edged out as Hapoel make BCL history

Despite victory on Wednesday, SIG Strasbourg's Basketball Champions League campaign was cut short in Group D.

SIG Strasbourg fell agonisingly short of the Basketball Champions League play-offs as they were pipped by Neptunas Klaipeda and Promitheas Patras on head-to-head.

Strasbourg played their part on Wednesday as they went to fellow contenders Filou Oostende and won 100-94 in overtime, with Mike Green contributing 15 points and 12 assists.

But the French side could not overhaul Promitheas, who boasted a greater points difference from their two meetings, and Neptunas got the result they needed, too.

Neptunas had twice defeated Strasbourg in the regular season and ended their Group D campaign by beating medi Bayreuth 83-73.

While Strasbourg could not qualify due to Neptunas' victory, the Lithuanian side needed their rivals to win, leading to a nervous wait for full-time in Belgium.

Strasbourg and Oostende both fall into the FIBA Europe Cup, while Promitheas' defeat to Segafredo Virtus Bologna saw the Italian outfit top the pool.

Bologna are joined as seeds in the next stage by Besiktas Sompo Japan, who triumphed 81-75 at Petrol Olimpija.

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem made Champions League history in Group C as they took their regular season points scored tally in 2018-19 to 1,265 in an 85-83 victory away at JDA Dijon.

That surpassed the previous high mark of 1,192, set by EWE Baskets Oldenburg and Pinar Karsiyaka last season.

But Hapoel were denied top spot due to defending champions AEK's 77-76 defeat of Telenet Giants Antwerp.

Lietkabelis joined Dijon in the Europe Cup after triumphing 85-78 on the road at basement side Montakit Fuenlabrada. Brose Bamberg defeated CEZ Nymburk.