Credit: Imago Images – Scanpix
Credit Imago Images – Scanpix

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul edged out Tofas Bursa 93-88 (16-25, 21-23, 15-16, 24-12, 17-12) in the overtime thriller and advanced to the next phase of the Turkish Cup.

3-pointers this season

33%
7,5
Points made: 7,5
Accuracy: 33,1%
Place in standings: 16
Record max: 15
Record min: 3
Most made 3FGs: Marko Guduric

They will meet Galatasaray in the Cup's semi-finals, who won (77-62) over Gaziantep earlier today.

Tofas ran away from Fenerbahce at the start of the game, arranging a 16-6 run. After another spurt (11-0), their lead reached the apex of 20 points (41-21) in the mid-second quarter.

Both clubs went into the break while Tofas were in front by 11 points (48-37). After the close third quarter (64-52), Fenerbahce went on a mission to reduce their double-digit deficit. Sasa Djordjevic's squad organized a 9-0 push and cut the margin between the teams to 5 points (64-69).

Fenerbahce did not stop and had a 2-point deficit (69-71) with 4:23 left in the match.

EuroLeague team's captain Melih Mahmutoglu drained a couple of clutch baskets and Fener were already in front by 3 points (76-73). Tofas responded and tied the game at 76 with 25 seconds to play. 

Pierria henry had a chance to win the game for Fenerbahce but his last-second shot was off the mark. Both clubs went into overtime.

Teams were going neck-on-neck in the additional 5 minutes while Melih Mahmutoglu drained a crucial trey to put his team in front (90-88).

Fenerbahce got a stop, added another 3 points, and secured the tough come-back W.

Melih Mahmutoglu led the route for Fenerbahce, posting a season-high 27 points (7/12 3PT).

Dyshawn Pierre aided him with 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Fenerbahce: Melih Mahmutoglu 27, Dyshawn Pierre 15, Devin Booker 14 (5 AST), Marko Guduric 11 (7 REB).

Tofas: Elgin Cook 20 (6 REB), Kasey Shepherd 18, Tomislav Zubcic 18.

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