Serbia & Montenegro Win U20 Title

Serbia & Montenegro captured their first U20 European Championships title since 1998 as it beat tournament hosts Turkey 64-58.

Tadija Dragicevic made a free throw with 15 seconds left to give Serbia & Montenegro a four-point lead, and Nikola Pekovic dunked just before the final buzzer for the final score-line.

Ilyasova Claims MVP Prize

Turkey's Ersan Ilysasova was named MVP of the Ostchem U20 European Championship Men in Izmir on Sunday.

The 208 cm small forward was representing his country for the first time in two years, his last appearance coming during qualifiying action for the 2004 U18 European Championship Men.

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Turkey Storm Into Final

Cenk Akyol scored 28 points as Turkey romped past Slovenia 96-62 to reach the final of the Ostchem U20 European Championships.

Tournament hosts Turkey will now face Serbia & Montenegro, who knocked off Italy 89-83 in double overtime.

Turks Go Through Despite Ilyasova Misses

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%.

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