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EuroBasket second-round preview

Twelve teams have been eliminated as the tournament starts its second round

Originally Published: September 6, 2011
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Twenty-four has become 12 in EuroBasket as the second round of the 2011 tournament tips off Wednesday. In a largely predictable opening round, only Croatia and Italy suffered early exits among the nations favored to reach the Lithuanian capital.

The remaining teams have been divided into two groups of six, each playing three games against opponents they have not previously faced, with the top four moving through to the quarterfinals. But with the points earned ...

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