|Road win for Den Bosch
EiffelTowers Den Bosch stunned Khimik Yuzhny..
.. at home with a buzzer-beating jump shot from Jerome Beasley on the opening night of the EuroChallenge: 91-92. Dutch center Peter van Paassen was outstanding with 24 points while being 10 for 15 from the floor. He also grabbed 8 rebounds. In a thrilling finish, Khimik's Oleksandr Kolchenko made just one of two free-throws with 14 seconds remaining to put the hosts on top by one. EiffelTowers went to the other end and Dean Oliver put up a jump shot and missed, however, Beasley grabbed the offensive rebound and scored right at the death to win the Group B contest. Late in the first half, it had appeared the Dutchmen would cruise to victory. EiffelTowers led 51-33 but Darrel Mitchell, who had a game-high 26 points for the Ukrainian team, made two free-throws to cap a 6-0 run at the end of the second quarter to leave the home side trailing 51-29. An Anthony Richardson basket took EiffelTowers' advantage back to 56-41 with 7:56 to go in the third quarter but Khimik chipped away at the deficit. When Andrii Kalnichenko connected from long range, the home side went to the final frame behind 74-68. EiffelTowers went back in front by 10, only for Khimik to eventually claw all the way back and knot the contest at 86-86 with 2:52 remaining. The game remained tight the rest of the way and Den Bosch, thanks to the resilient Beasley scraped a one-point victory at the end. Stefan Wessels had 17 points and Kees Akerboom 16 for the Dutch squad.