TEO may have moved to Kaunas and are now called VICI Aistes, but the end result is the same. The defending champions may have changed their name also but they do not like travelling to Lithuania in October.
Ausra Bimbaite (left) who scored 8 points during TEO's victory in 2008 was the hero with the game-winning shot practically on the buzzer. She finished the night with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assist and 3 steals.
The defeat brings an end to the 19-game winning streak for Sparta&K Moscow Region.
Bourges Basket, playing at home, made hard work of beating Polish side KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzów (57-50). Bourges had to make up a third quarter 9-point deficit to win their first EuroLeague Women game of this season.
Nwal-Endéné Miyem led the Bourges attack with 20 points while Cathy Joens added 18 points.
USO Mondeville, also playing at home, beat Polish opponents to pen their qualifying round series. They beat Wisla Can-Pack (76-65) with 20 points coming from Lenae Williams.
Tarbes travelled to Galatasaray and then allowed the hosts a (21-2) head start.
Tarbes continuously chased after the score to reduce the deficit to 3 points early in the third quarter before finally conceding the game (84-64).
Select the links below to read the EuroLeague Women (or EWL) basketball news from the first round of games on day 1.
In the only EuroLeague Women tie of the evening in this group Ann Wauters went a perfect 7-from-7 from the field with 14 points while Sandrine Gruda added 17 points as UMMC pulled off a road victory against Gospic Croatia Osiguranje.
Maurita Reid (20 points) caused UMMC all kinds of problems early on. It was until Wauters, helped by Agnieszka Bibrzycka (11 points), started to pull away late in the second quarter.
Céline Dumerc (left) scored just 3 points for UMMC but dished out 3 assists. Cappie Pondexter and Crystal Langhorne both scored 12 points each while Deanna Nolan who is officially Russian in the eyes of FIBA scored 8 points and dished out 5 assists.
Katie Douglas and Edwige Lawson-Wade scored 17 and 16 points each and combined for 5-of-8 from beyond the arc as Ros Casares picked up a valuable EuroLeague Women road win against Orenburg Nadezhda (76-68).
Rebekkah Brunson was the other big scorer with 15 points.
For the hosts Tina Charles (left) fired in 23 points and picked up 13 rebounds while Becky Hammon scored 15 points and delivered 6 assists.
again came up with a strong defensive performance to get themselves out of jail and win the game.
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzów led (36-29) with 22 minutes played but then only managed 14 points for the rest of the game.
While Nwal-Endéné Miyem and Cathy Joens take much of the credit for their combined total of 38 points, Anaël Lardy should not be forgotten for her 7 assists.
For Gorzów Yelena Leuchanka scored 12 points while Izabela Piekarska poured in 10 points and picked up 9 rebounds. Samantha Richard scored 10 points and dished out 4 assists.