Oostende shock Virtus Bologna in FIBA Champions League

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There was something of a surprise in FIBA Champions League Group D on Wednesday as Oostende defeated leaders Virtus Bologna.

Oostende shock Virtus Bologna in FIBA Champions League

There was something of a surprise in FIBA Champions League Group D on Wednesday as Oostende defeated leaders Virtus Bologna.

Oostende picked up a third straight victory in the FIBA Champions League thanks to a surprise 77-76 win over Group D leaders Virtus Bologna on Wednesday. 

Having gone 7-0 to start the campaign, Bologna have now lost each of their last two while the home side’s improved run of form has seen them climb back into play-off contention. 

Nemanja Djurisic top-scored with 19 points for Oostende, while TJ Williams contributed 14 and Elias Lasisi had 11 of his own. 

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Kevin Punter racked up 16 for Bologna but his efforts proved to be in a losing cause. They still remain top, however, sitting a point clear of Strasbourg - 84-76 winners at Bayreuth - and Promitheas Patras. 

In Group C, AEK made it eight straight wins thanks to an 80-76 triumph over CEZ Nymburk, while Brose Bamberg prevailed 101-97 at JDA Dijon. 

Elsewhere, UCAM Murcia defeated Ventspils 67-61, Fribourg Olympic edged out Opava 77-76 and Sidigas Avellino saw off MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 82-76.

 

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