A ninth win in 11 games in the domestic competition, as Barça earned a deserved victory from their visit to Casademont Zaragoza (85-97). The match remained even until the break (42-41), but the third period ended up being decisive for the outcome of the match. Higgins, with 17 points, was Barça's top scorer.
The match started with a constant exchange of baskets which set the tone for the first 10 minutes of play (24-22). The second quarter saw much the same intensity from both sides and at half-time, there was just a point in it (42-41).
Barça's third quarter was excellent, Jasikevicius' side outscoring their hosts by 10-29, which allowed the Catalans to begin the last quarter 18 points ahead (52-70). Higgins drove Barça forward, and even when the visitors' lead was reduced to only 10 points (64-74), Barça had enough in the tank to react and close out the match.
Casademont Zaragoza, 85
Casademont Zaragoza: Brussino (2), Benzing (20), San Miguel (-), Ennis (26) and Thompson (7) –starters-, Barreiro (7), Seeley (5), Fernández (1), Konate (3), Hlinason (6), García (5) and Rupnik (3).
Barça: Calathes (11), Higgins (17), Abrines (2), Oriola (14) and Mirotic (8) –starters-, Davies (12), Hanga (5), Bolmaro (2), Smits (8), Heurtel (8), Martínez (-) and Kuric (10).
Breakdown: 24-22 / 42-41 / 52-70 / 85-97
Officials: Emilio Pérez, Francisco Araña and Fabio Fernández.