Nanterre received 80-74 throughout the 4th day of the High 16 of the Eurocup and due to this fact stays alive on this competitors. The Spaniards are nonetheless eradicated.
There might be no less than one French membership within the quarterfinals of the Eurocup! Whereas Monaco took a giant step in the direction of qualifying by beating Badalone on Tuesday, Nanterre, who additionally performs in Group E, made certain to remain alive on this pool of 4 by beating Malaga 80-74, which eliminates by the identical event of the Spaniards, winners of the competitors in 2017. If the boys of Pascal Donnadieu managed an excellent begin to the match (29-15 within the 11th), they then misplaced the thread within the second quarter, conceding a 29 -10 which allowed Malaga, carried by a terrific Yannick Nzosa (13pts, 5rbds on this match, at solely 17 years previous) to return to the locker room by main 42-36. However within the second half, the 92 gamers had been in a position to depend on an enormous Alpha Kaba. The participant drafted by Atlanta in 2017 (however by no means performed within the NBA) was ubiquitous on either side of the sphere.
Whereas he had completed the primary half with 7 factors and Four rebounds, he completed the sport with 21 factors and 15 rebounds! In its wake, Nanterre managed to get again in entrance on the finish of the third quarter (55-52, 27th). However the finish of the match was very shut, regardless of the ultra-domination of Nanterre on the rebound (46 in opposition to 26 in the long run). Malaga regained a five-point lead eight minutes from the tip, then it was Nanterre who took management at 1’30 from the buzzer because of Chris Warren (75-74), and who lastly completed the match on a 8-0! Nanterre stays third within the group, however solely has one victory behind Badalone, which the Nanterriens will obtain on the final day, with a mean basket of -5 to go up.
Nantes markers: Reed (4), Berhanemeskel (11) February (3), Cordinier (8), Kaba (21), Stone (12), Rebic (2), Warren (19)
Group E classification
1- Monaco: Three victories, 1 defeat
2- Joventut Badalone: 3V-1D
3- Nanterre: 2v-2D
4- Malaga: 0V-4D
>>> The primary two qualify for the quarter-finals