Ersan Ilyasova missed two free throws with three seconds left as Greece beat Turkey 80-78, although Nihat Izic's team still move into the semi-finals of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championships.
The Milwaukee Bucks prospect could have forced overtime if he had made both free throws, but Izic's men have only themselves to blame as Turkey made just 15 of 33 free throws for the game - a dismal 45%.
Luca Vitali hit a three-pointer and three free throws in the final 1:26 to lead Italy past Greece, 76-60, in their quarter-final round clash at the U-20 European Championships.
Trailing 68-67, Vitali knocked down a three-pointer to give Italy the lead for good. The swingman also hit three free throws in the final 13 seconds to seal the victory.
Croatia took the inside track to the semi-finals of the Ostchem U20 European Championship with an 87-72 triumph over Greece in Group F.
Both Rok Stipcevic and Hrvoje Kovacevic had 17 points and Stipcevic also pulled down nine rebounds in the convincing victory which marked the start of quarter-final action.
victory over Bulgaria and send them through to the next phase of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship on Sunday.
The teams had traded blows throughout an enthralling contest but it seemed as though the Bulgarians were going to sneak it as the game drew to a close. Sakota then connected from downtown with time almost up to hand the Greeks a 78-77 triumph.
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