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Lithuania rallies to beat Tunisia 76-63, advances to quarterfinals in men's Olympic basketball

08/06/2012 08:49 EDT | Updated 10/06/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Renaldas Seibutis sparked a fourth-quarter comeback by Lithuania, hitting two consecutive 3-pointers in a 76-63 win over Tunisia on Monday that put Lithuania in the quarterfinals of the men's Olympic basketball tournament.

Seibutis' 3s gave Lithuania a 63-56 lead with 4:45 remaining in the game. Lithuania, which trailed 54-50 at end of the third quarter, outscored Tunisia 26-9 in the fourth.

A gritty Tunisia squad had a chance to advance with a win but ran out of gas down the stretch.

Mantas Kalnietis helped put the game away with a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws.

Darius Songaila and Sarunas Jasikevicius each finished with 13 points for Lithuania.

Amine Rzig led Tunisia (0-5) with 17 points.

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