Italy beat Serbia to secure Olympic men’s basketball berth

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Italy beat Serbia 102-95 to secure last Olympic men’s basketball berth.

BELGRADE, July 5 (Xinhua) — Italy secured the last Olympic men’s basketball ticket by beating Serbia 102-95 in the final of the qualifying tournament here on Sunday.

Italy prevailed thanks to 21 points and 8 rebounds from Simone Fontecchio, along with 24 points from Nicolo Mannion and 22 points from Achille Polonara.

In the semifinals, Italy had beaten the Dominican Republic 79-59, while Serbia eliminated Puerto Rico 102-84.

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