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Regular Season set as Round 3 of qualifiers conclude

MIES (Basketball Champions League) - The Basketball Champions League Qualification Rounds concluded on Monday, with the Regular Season field now complete.

Here is a brief recap, with key moments and top performers from each match-up from Gameday 2 of Qualification Round 3:

Juventus Utena vs Lukoil Academic

Juventus Utena locked up their place in the Regular Season with an 86-79 win over Lukoil Academic to tip off the last of the qualifier action.

Juventus almost led from start to finish, registering an 8-point win on aggregate, as they received a 21-point, 10-assist performance from Anthony Ireland and 21-point, 10 rebound outing from Karolis Guscikas to see them through.

Keith Clanton had a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead five players in double figures for Lukoil Academic, who miss out on the Regular Season.

Rosa Radom vs Telenet Giants Antwerp 

Rosa Radom overturned a six-point first leg deficit to register an 83-70 victory over Telenet Giants Antwerp in Radom and book their space in the Regular Season.

Rosa Radom used a 19-6 run over the final six minutes of the third quarter to take the lead and grasp control of the contest and would extend their lead to as many as 16.

Michal Sokolowski stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals to lead the home side, with Patrick Auda adding 18 points on an efficient 7 of 10 shooting.

Jason Clark had 17 points to lead Antwerp, as Dave Dudzinski had 14 points and 7 rebounds.

Pinar Karsiyaka vs Alba Fehervar

Pinar Karsiyaka sealed their return to the Basketball Champions League Regular Season with an 81-72 win over Alba Fehervar in Izmir, overturning a two-point first-leg deficit.

It was not easy for the Turkish side to shake the Hungarians, not pulling away for good until the final minutes.

Pinar Karsiyaka received 27 points and 11 rebounds from Jarrod Jones, whilst Kasey Hill led the visitors with 17 points.

Telekom Baskets Bonn vs Kataja Basket

Telekon Baskets Bonn made it two from two against Kataja Basket with a 85-81 win in Bonn, securing their spot in the Regular Season.

After a 20-point win on the road in the First Leg, Bonn had their work cut out in Leg 2, having to use a 7-3 run over the final two minutes to pull out the victory.

Anthony DiLeo had 15 points to lead five players into double-digits for the home side, whilst Damier Pitts had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the visitors.

Basic-Fit Brussells vs MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg

MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg will be returning to the Regular Season after cruising to a 75-50 win over Basic-Fit Brussells in the Second Leg.

"I am proud of our guys, we focused on defence," said MHP Riesn Head Coach John Patrick. "Brussels’s defence caused us some problems, forcing turnovers, not letting the guys score. Even though it was not a perfect game, we held the other team to 50 points, we executed our game plan quite well and the fans came all the way from Germany and showed us great support. We took the game quite seriously even though we won the first one by 25 points also because sports are about habits. We have a lot of games to play this season and we just want to keep getting better."

After a 26-point win in the opening leg at home, Ludwigsburg did almost just as much damage on the road in the second, pulling away comfortably in the second quarter.

Dwayne Evans had 14 points and 9 rebounds for Ludwigsburg, and Elgin Cook had 13, as the squad were rotated often with every player seeing at least 12 minutes.

Jeremy Simmons was the only player in double figures for Brussells with 13 points.

"We have clearly seen the difference between both teams," said Brussels Head Coach Laurent Monier. "They were more physical, more athletic than us. Their coach can do whatever changes and rotations he want, the level of defensive intensity and offensive execution is going to be the same. But it was a good thing for us to play those two confrontations. Obviously, there were things that did not go well, but I have seen some good things too. We are just going to have to overcome this mentally. The important game is on Wednesday against Antwerp where we clearly need a win to kick-start our season."

Movistar Estudiantes vs Donar Groningen

After a tie in the opening leg, Movistar Estudiantes need overtime to pull out a 77-69 win over Donar Groningen to advance to the Regular Season.

With nothing being able to separate the two sides, Estudiantes took control in the extra period behind the play of Landesburg, outscoring the visitors 12-4.

Landesburg finished with 8 of his 17 points in overtime to lead Estudiantes, as Suton added 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Curry flirted with a triple double, finishing with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for Groningen.

SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando vs Avtodor Saratov

SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando overturned a 1-point deficit for a 92-59 win over Avtodor Saratov and a place in the Regular Season.

Capo d'Orlando led by as many as 35 points, pulling away early and turning it into a blowout in the fourth quarter.

Jakub Wojciechowski had 17 points to lead the Italians, whilst Damien Inglis added 15.

Justin Robinson finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to lead Saratov.

Nanterre 92 vs Tsmoki-Minsk

After a tie in the first leg, Nanterre got it done in regulation with a 80-75 win over Tsmoki-Minsk to confirm their spot in the Regular Season.

With Nanterre having extended their lead to 9 in the fourth, it appeared finished, but as they had done all game, Minsk fought back.

A three from Filip Adamovic with 36 seconds remaining pulled the game to within three, but after Jamal Shuler came up short a crucial steal from Heiko Shaffartzik and ensuing unsportsmanlike foul on Chris Czerapowicz allowed the French side to seal it at the line.

Alade Aminu had 17 points, 8 rebounds, Terran Petteway had 16, whilst Jamal Shuler had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. 

Czerapowicz and Devon Gaulden-Saddler led Minsk with 16 and 15 points, respectively.