Four teams go unbeaten into quarterfinals, including US

Australia, Spain, Turkey and the US all won their games today at the FIBA World Championships to advance to the quarterfinals, which begin Friday. All four teams are 3-0 and earn a bye.

Brazil and Cuba stay alive for now. Cuba grabbed the last spot with a 73-57 romp over Korea. Brazil downed Japan, 79-56.

The most thrilling game of the day was a toss up between France’s edging of Canada, 63-59, and Serbia’s survival of China, 65-63.

Spain routed the Czech Republic, 67-43.

Turkey topped Mozambique, 64-54.

Australia smashed Belarus, 87-45.

The US annihilated Angola, 119-44, for the largest victory margin in World Championship play by an American team. Nneka Ogwumike lead five players in double figures with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

Czech Republic vs. Canada

France vs. Brazil

Belarus vs. China

Serbia vs. Cuba

More World Championship news:

Canada’s Katherine Plouffe wants to extend her stay at the games.

WNBA news:

Storm exit interviews: Tanisha Wright had a memorable tenth season.

The Fever’s Marissa Coleman had her most productive pro year ever this season.

Atlanta Dream player review: Jasmine Thomas.

College news:

Michigan has a golden opportunity to take the next step.

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