MONACO (Basketball Champions League) - AS Monaco became the first team to book their place in the Round of 16 with a 65-63 win over Banvit.
Banvit's late charge came up short, trailing for the entire fourth quarter by as many as 7, they ran out of time, unable to convert on their final three possessions over the last 90 seconds.
Jordan Theodore had 12 points and 9 assists for Banvit, and Damian Kulig hauled in 10 rebounds to go with his 11 points for a double double.
And after the win, Monaco's Head Coach Zvezdan Mitrovic, was complementary of his opponents.
"Banvit I think are one of the best teams in the Basketball Champions League and are the best team in the Turkish Championship. You see why because they play tough basketball, very hard in every moment, when you make the screens, when you rebound, they are a really good team.
"We maybe played a little too nervous. We made some mistakes, but 2-3 minutes before the end of the game, we have the game in our hands but couple of mistakes, quick three point shots gave them a chance to have the game back.
"We did a good job on the last defence."