Nando De Colo (pictured) scored 18 points and dished out seven assists to help France to ninth place at the U20 European Championship Men with a 91-82 victory over Croatia.
Aaron Cel and Fabien Causeur each added 16 points for the French, who dropped to ninth after sixth-placed showings in 2005 and 2006.
Croatia and France will face off on Sunday for ninth place at the U20 European Championship Men after collecting victories against Lithuania and Georgia, respectively.
Luka Drezga (pictured) scored 30 points and Ante Tomic had 10 points and 10 rebounds in Croatia's 96-82 win over Lithuania.
Croatia rebounded from their embarrassing 18-point loss to Bulgaria to dominate Georgia 99-78 and finish Group F with a victory and a 1-4 record at the U20 European Championship Men.
Ante Tomic collected 21 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots to lead six Croatians in double figure scoring one day after they lost 88-70 against the Bulgarians.
Chavdar Kostov scored 12 of his 18 points in a 22-3 fourth quarter run as Bulgaria beat Croatia 88-70 to collect their first victory in Group F of the U20 European Championship Men.
Ivan Lilov scored a game-high 25 points and his older brother Lyubomir Lilov and Stoyo Cholakov each had 12 points and Nikolay Kolev chipped in with 10 for Bulgaria, who improved to 1-3.