Banvit beat Bayreuth to stay top as Gaziantep end losing streak

Banvit won 88-76 at Bayreuth on Wednesday to stay top of Group C in the Basketball Champions League. 

A fourth victory in succession was made possible by Damian Kulig's 25 points and eight rebounds, together with strong contributions from Andy Rautins (15), Gasper Vidmar (14) and Angelo Caloiaro (13).

Strong second and third quarters helped AEK to come away from Rosa Radom with a 69-63 win, Manny Harris leading the visitors with 22 points as they kept pace with second-placed Estudiantes. 

Nik Caner-Medley (17 points, nine rebounds) led Estudiantes to a convincing 72-57 triumph at Petrol Olimpija, while Strasbourg saw off the visit of Umana Reyer Venezia 70-67.

Gaziantep won for the first time since October, but they needed overtime to edge third-placed Neptunas Klaipeda 98-94 in Group B.

Victor Rudd had 31 crucial points and Sean Armand contributed 19 for the Turkish team, including two free-throws late in overtime to seal the narrow victory.

Bonn were comfortable 76-59 winners over Aris in a match between two teams struggling at the wrong end of Group D, while Oostende recovered from being outscored in each of the first two quarters to beat second-placed Nanterre 73-60.

And in the same group, Stelmet Enea Zielona Gora edged past Sidigas Avellino 64-57.

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