BCL Play-Ins Week 3 Recap: Late entries

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Giannis Askounis

18/Jan/23 22:26


The thrilling Play-In sets of the Basketball Champions League conclude with four required Game 3 fixtures

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Wrapping up the Play-In Round, Game 3 action in four venues from Turkey and Lithuania to Germany and France clinched the four remaining berths in the Basketball Champions League Round of 16.

In the best game of the 2022-23 season, Limoges CSP stormed back from a 22-point deficit to take down MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in overtime. Clutch at the end of regulation, Bryce Jones additionally delivered the buzzer-beating game-winning midrange jumper to extend his side’s second BCL campaign.

Five extra minutes were also necessary at Istanbul as Bahcesehir Koleji and Filou Oostende battled it out at Ulker Sports Arena. The previous champions of the FIBA Europe Cup and newcomers to the Champions League edged the lasting BCL originals to advance to the next round.

In the capital and largest city of Lithuania, Vilnius outfit Rytas overcame a slow start to blow out visiting PAOK mateco. The reigning champions of Betsafe LKL landed in the Round of 16 for the second year in a row setting their sights to even deeper into the competition.

Second straight season in the Round of 16 for JDA Dijon as well. The French outfit falling into an 11-point hole was a sign of danger but effective defense provided a massive response knocking out Vassilis Spanoulis and Peristeri bwin.

Basketball Champions League Play-In Game 3 Recap:

Bahcesehir Koleji – Filou Oostende 87-81 OT (75-75)
Rytas Vilnius – PAOK mateco 82-63
JDA Dijon – Peristeri bwin 89-82
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – Limoges CSP 94-96 OT (86-86)

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League