W. Dawkins

USA Beats Mexico 91-55 At World Cup Qualifiers

Author: W. Dawkins
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The USA Basketball Men’s team, which was comprised of G League players, routed Mexico 91-55 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup Americas Qualifiers in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Markel Brown (Oklahoma City Blue), Jonathan Holmes (Maine Red Claws), Xavier Munford (Wisconsin Herd), and Travis Wear (South Bay Lakers) each had 14 points to lead the Americans.

 

USA was explosive on offense, shooting a red hot 54 percent (13-of-24) from three and 51 percent from the field.

 

They also played great defense, holding Mexico to a lowly 31 percent field goal shooting, while forcing a whopping 18 Mexican turnovers.

 

“I was very, very proud of our team,” USA head coach Jeff Van Gundy told usab.com. “Nine days together, they worked hard. It’s really hard to put a group together that quickly unless players are selfless, and we had a bunch of selfless guys who sacrificed not only their time, but participating in the G League, to represent their country. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

 

The US will play additional first-round World Cup Qualifying games in February (against Cuba on Feb. 23, 2018 and Puerto Rico on Feb. 26), and in June/July (against Mexico on June 28 and Cuba on July 1).

 

At the conclusion of the first round, the top three teams in each of the four, first-round groups advance to the second round.

 

The qualifying games are used to determine the teams that will compete at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, which will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in China.

 

 

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