If you missed yesterday's U20 FIBA European Championship games - or missed Carmine's recap of the games played by sophomore guard Federico Mussini and Yankuba Sima - you still have a few minutes to catch up with the recap and analysis.
Sima struggled to make an impact, though Spain looked to him on the block early. Mussini did not start but played major minutes; he only found his footing late in the game.
But Italy and Spain are back in action again today and also on Tuesday.
Today, Italy faces Belgium at 7:00 AM after their loss to the Czech Republic; the Italians allowed 28 points to small forward Matej Svoboda and hope to do better today.
Spain faces the host Finland at 11:30. The Finns are led by star forward Lauri Markkanen, the Arizona commit; he scored 18 points with eight rebounds yesterday in the loss to Israel.