EuroBasket 2013: Quarters preview

Defending champion Spain, France among contenders vying for title in Slovenia

Originally Published: September 17, 2013
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Twenty-four has become 12 and now, after the second-round cuts at the EuroBasket Championship, we're down to eight as the quarterfinals begin on Wednesday. For all the established barometers such as past pedigree, NBA talent, experience and level of play so far in Slovenia, picking a winner at this point is futile. No doubt, this is the most open championship in years.

Pre-tournament favorite Spain stumbled into the final eight and could still defend its title. ...

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