Slovakia prevailed 68-67 over Serbia & Montenegro to clinch seventh place in the European Championships here in Patras.
Ljubi Drljaca scored to give the Serbo-Montenegrins a 67-66 advantage with just 24 seconds left.
Belgium played in their first European Championships since 1985 this summer and their performances suggests it will not be such a long wait for another appearance in a major tournament.
Margo Dydek is one of the most famous basketball players in the world and she showed why in Friday´s quarter-final showdown against Slovakia.
Dydek, the Poland national team centre who towers above most women, and men at more than seven feet tall (2.13 metres), turned in a virtuoso performance with 19 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lead her side to a 78-61 triumph over the upset-minded Slovaks.
Victory was bittersweet for Hungary on Wednesday against Slovakia because another outstanding defensive effort wasn't good enough to propel Laszlo Ratgeber's side into the quarter-finals.