Once again, Egypt's back-up shooting guard Ramy Gunady was the game-changer.
Just as he did in the win against Cameroon, Gunady played a big role yet again, hitting 3 of his 7 three-pointers to finish with a game-high 12 points off the bench.
Mali fought throughout to stay alive in the contest, but Egypt were in complete control, leading for 36:03 minutes.
As a result of the defeat, Mali finished third in Group C behind Cameroon and ahead of Gabon.
Turning Point: Mali had a short-lived three-point as Egypt controlled the encounter throughout.
Stats Don't Lie: Egypt outplayed Mali in the paint where they scored 22 points against Mali's six.
Game Hero: Game after game, Gunady continues to become Egypt's secret weapon.
The Bottom Line: Egypt seem to to be prepared to face whichever team comes their way and coach Ahmed Marei has plenty of reasons to stay positive especially as his reserve players continue to play a key role. Mali, on the other hand, had some sloppy plays and will need to eradicate those if they're to be a threat and move forward in the competition.