Italy kept alive their hopes of a top two finish in EuroBasket qualifying Group A with a 69-62 win at Finland on Saturday.
The Azzurri improved to 3-4 after their second consecutive victory while Finland slumped to 2-4.
Benetton Treviso veteran Matteo Soragna had a team-high 18 points and five steals for the Azzurri, who have now beaten Finland twice.
Italy will now try to beat Bulgaria by more than one point on Wednesday and then hope that the Bulgarians lose to Serbia in their final qualifying game.
If that were to happen, the Italians would finish second in group A.
The winners of the four groups and the three best second-place teams will earn direct qualification.
Kimmo Muurinen had a game-high 24 points in defeat.