In the third round of Eurocup's Group P Cedevita lost at home to Besiktas 69:71. Hosts led by 11 points in the second quarter, but they dropped the lead. Guests took the 69:71 lead with a three by Yagmur Mehmet with 24.5 seconds left until the end of the game. Cedevita still had a chance, but Nolan Smith was blocked with seven seconds left and he missed an open shot two meters from the basket with three seconds left.
Marino Bazdaric got the offensive rebound, but he was in a tough position with just a second left and eventually missed.
Allan Ray led Cedevita with 17 points. Joshua Selby scored 11 points, but he left the game with an injure in the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Chirs Lofton scored 20 points for guests.
Cedevita coach Jasmin Repesa: "We dropped another game, making some stupid mistakes. I think we lost this game with poor defense in the last three minutes of the game. Their three right after a timeout was very important and they also had three offensive rebounds in the crucial moments. My players tried hard today, but they didn't have enough self confindence. I think we can beat anyone and lose to anyone. We will not give up, but we are in very tough position right now."
Besiktas coach Ahmet Kendemir: "Jasmin Repesa is a coach that I respect a lot. We played against each other in Turkey many times and I know that his teams always play really good team basketball. In second half our defense was really good and we got an important win. I think that every team in this group can win at home and on the road. We have good advantage now, but I think that we still have not secured our place in eight-finals."
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