Murcia dump out holders Tenerife to reach last eight
There will be new FIBA Basketball Champions League winners this year after UCAM Murcia bundled out holders Iberostar Tenerife.
UCAM Murcia produced a stunning fightback to knock defending champions Iberostar Tenerife out of the FIBA Basketball Champions League with an 83-72 victory to reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The holders held a five-point advantage after Game 1, but Murcia defied the odds to end their wait for a first win in Tenerife with a deserved success at Santiago Martin Arena.
Brad Oleson came up with 20 points, including six three-pointers, as Murcia bossed the second quarter and refused to allow their Spanish rivals to turn the tide, winning 149-143 on aggregate.
SIG Strasbourg needed overtime to reach the last eight, overcoming a 20-point deficit to beat Neptunas Klaipeda 88-78.
Neptunas looked to be heading through but ran out of steam, SIG progressing 156-151 on aggregate after Damien Inglis came to the fore with a game-high 17 points.
SIG will face Group C rivals AEK in the quarter-finals after Kevin Punter's three-pointer with 2.8 seconds to play gave the Greek side a dramatic a 93-82 triumph over CEZ Nymnurk – and a 181-180 aggregate win.
Pinar Karsiyaka will be Murcia's next opponents following their 79-67 win over POAK, who went down 147-141 over the two legs, while Banvit take on AS Monaco following a 73-64 victory against Nanterre (147-130 on aggregate).