Predrag Danilovic, who plays for the Miami Heat, scored 21 points Friday as Yugoslavia remained unbeaten with a 101-82 victory over Brazil.
Yugoslavia (4-0) would have to lose its final preliminary game against Puerto Rico on Sunday by a huge margin not to finish atop its six-team pool. It will advance to the quarterfinals regardless.
Yugoslavia shot 68% from the field in the first half in taking command against Brazil (1-3), and led, 55-31, at halftime. Danilovic was nine for 11 from the field, both misses from three-point range.
Oscar Schmidt, who entered the game averaging 33.7 points, had only 14 on three-for-seven shooting in 21 minutes for Brazil.
The Brazilians can lock up a quarterfinal berth Sunday by beating winless South Korea. The only downside is that its quarterfinal opponent would be the United States.
Andrew Gaze scored 29 points and back-court mate Shane Heal added 28 as Australia clinched a quarterfinal berth with a 101-96 victory over Puerto Rico. Australia (3-1) can finish no worse than third in its six-team pool and the top four advance to the quarterfinals. Just as in its double-overtime victory over Brazil, defense again was the key for Australia. Australia held Puerto Rico to one field goal over the final 5 1/2 minutes as it overcame an 88-87 deficit.
Giorgos Sigalas scored 22 points and five teammates scored in double figures as Greece routed South Korea, 108-86; Lithuania outclassed Angola, 85-49.