It's not the gold, but co-hosts Italy collected their first medal at the U20 European Championship Men since 1994 in beating Russia 74-63 for the bronze.
Luigi Da Tome (pictured) led the way with 26 points and Pietro Aradori added 11 points for the 1992 gold medal winners and 1994 runners-up.
Serbia will have the chance to defend their U20 European Championship Men title after knocking off co-hosts Italy 77-62 thanks to a combined 40 points from Nikola Dragovic and Milos Teodosic.
Milenko Tepic added 11 points and Vladimir Stimac had 12 rebounds as Serbia dominated the first half and managed the game well after the break to head into Sunday's final against undefeated Spain.
Spain grabbed top honours in Group F of the U20 European Championship Men as Xavier Rey and Pau Ribas combined for 45 points in leading Spain to a 89-75 victory over co-hosts Italy.
The undefeated Spaniards used a 28-13 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to blow the game wide open in front of the home Italian crowd in Gorizia.
Co-hosts Italy nearly suffered a massive collapse but held on to beat Israel 66-62 and move onto the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship Men.
Israel cut a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to three points before Italy prevailed to move to 4-0 in Group F, advancing to the medal round along with Spain.
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