Keravnos had the final word in a dramatic finale of a tight clash with Donar Groningen to eke out a 60-57 victory over the Dutch side and advance to the Regular Season.
The Cypriot team were in the lead for most of the night but in a game where neither side ever gained a lead larger than seven points, it was almost unavoidable the Regular Season ticket would go down to the wire.
Keravnos were leading 58-57 with just 14 seconds left to play when Andre Williamson split two free-throws to make it a 2-point game. Donar tried to go for a triple rather than a two-point shot that would tie the scores, but Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson’s shot didn’t drop in.
Jesse Hunt got the rebound and drew a foul, sealing Keravnos’ win from the free-throw line.
Brandon Rozzell led the way for the winners with 18 points and 4 rebounds, while Ogungbemi-Jackson finished with 15 points and 5 boards in a losing effort.
Keravnos will play in Group B, where they will face ERA Nymburk, JDA Dijon and Tofas Bursa.