Belarus beat hosts Italy like a drum on Wednesday and clinched a place in the EuroBasket quarter-finals for the first time in their history.
Making their debut in the final round of the tournament, Belarus have made the most of it.
This game between Italy and Belarus on Wednesday is about making history happen or at least happen again.
In the first game of the last day in Group E Italy and Belarus will go head-to-head to decide who goes to the final round and who starts to plan their next campaign.
Italy proved 48 hours is a long time in basketball by bouncing back from a heavy defeat to Spain and trouncing Serbia 64-43 in Ortona.
Playing with a sense of urgency from the opening tip, the Azzurre defense harassed the Serbian guards who had torn apart Russia on Saturday while Kathrin Ress led a terrific effort inside.
Italy go into their clash against Serbia knowing victory is a must to maintain hopes of playing in the quarterfinals at the EuroBasket Women.
The Azzurre, after beating just Greece in their Group C campaign, carried no wins into the qualifying round and their defeat to Spain on Saturday has left them 0-3 in Group F and needing help from others to advance.
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