From the start, Anderson made his physique speak for solid Toulousans who were struggling to find the holes in a very aggressive local defense. On the Rennes side, it was Minfir, in full confidence, who put his people on the right track (13-7 in the 5th). Fontaine took over behind the arc and the locals signaled the break despite the dominance of Anderson under the (20-11 in 7th). The lack of defensive rebound offered too easy baskets to the visitors, but their offensive organization presented the Bretillians to keep the lead (33-21 in the 15th).
The passage in the Toulouse zone disrupted the Rennes machine and the visitors belonging to their three-point marks with Yao Delon, Sahraoui and Aygalenq to return (35-29 in the 18th). The tempo accelerated before the break that the locals reached four lengths ahead.
They came from the locker room with the intentions of Fontaine and Merie who knew the sights to remake the hole (51-38 the 24th). Sahraoui took matters in hand for Toulouse who imitated the locals behind the arc and found color in the racket to avoid being unhooked despite a Rennes defense well in place (58-48 in the 29th). They also took advantage of local faults at the end of the third period combined with stray balls to grab valuable points (58-53 in the 32nd).
Toulouse hardened its defense and thwarted the Rennaiss in attack who suffered the drop of 35 orders despite the round to keep the ball losses (62-58 to). The visitors kept the pressure on the locals who, over the minutes, saw their opponents come back on their heels (66-65 in the 38th). And it is finally Sahraoui who, on a long shot, would allow his family to pick up (68-68 in the 39th). No training could take the best. And the two teams find themselves in overtime.
The two formations threw themselves into battle. The intensity did not weaken. The Rennais still lost too many balls, they managed to keep the lead until a missile from Thimon with the last two points in advance at twenty of the term. A final offensive foul from Condé gave the ball back to visitors who managed the perfect hold-up.
(24-18, 16-18, 18-15, 12-19, 8-10); arbitrators: M. Huet and Mme. Athénoux.
RENNES UNION BASKET: Pamba-Zucchetti (5), Ngufor (2), Fontaine (11), Lebrun (3), Merie (16), Matip (10), Condé (15), Minfir (17).
TOULOUSE BC: Mopsus (7), Anderson Jr (18), Yao-Delon (5), Thimon (17), Yangue Tankeu (4), Aygalenq (3), Sahraoui (16), Kouyate (10).