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Wednesday July 3, 2013USA Basketball Improves To 6-0 Under Donovan

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USA Basketball’s U19 team, under the direction of Billy Donovan, earned a 6-0 record during the group stages at the FIBA World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The American team next enters the knockout rounds, facing Canada in the quarterfinals on Friday at 2:15 p.m. Eastern.

 

Florida guard Michael Frazier II (Tampa, Fla.) averaged 6.5 points coming off the bench for the USA in all six games.

 

The USA preserved its undefeated record with a hard-fought 71-62 win over previously unbeaten Serbia and has Thursday off before Friday’s showdown vs. Canada.

 

"I think tomorrow we'll just try and regroup a little bit. This was a real physical battle and game," Donovan said. "So we'll have to try and regroup and prepare to play Canada. They dealt with some injuries early on when the tournament started and they appear to be playing pretty well right now.  They're a talented team and we'll need to come back and get rejuvenated."

 

The winner of the USA-Canada meeting will face either Lithuania or China in the semifinals on Saturday. The final will be on Sunday.

 

Preliminary Round Results

Date

Opponent

Result

Score

Frazier Points

June 27

Ivory Coast

W

88-29

2

June 28

China

W

113-57

15

June 29

Russia

W

115-47

12

 

Eighth Final Round Results

Date

Opponent

Result

Score

Frazier Points

July 1

Brazil

W

91-66

5

July 2

Australia

W

94-51

5

July 3

Serbia

W

71-62

0

 

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