9 Jul 2009

Final eight found at Under-19 basketball worlds

6:17 am on 9 July 2009

The quarter-final lineup's been completed at the Under-19 men's basketball World Championship in Auckland.

Australia remains unbeaten, topping Group F after an exciting 79-74 win over Croatia in the game of the tournament so far.

They'll play France tomorrow while the unbeaten USA are through after edging Lithuania 76-69 and will play Canada, who defeated Argentina 67-57 .

Greece narrowly avoided elimination, holding off a fast finishing France to win 76-72 and will play Argentina.

Puerto Rico defeated Egypt, 99-71, to move through to the final eight to meet Croatia.

Egypt, Spain. Kazakhstan and Lithuania will be playing off in the classification round.