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Friday July 5, 2013Frazier's 12 Points In Starting Role Help USA Into Semifinals At U19 World Championships

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USA Basketballís U19 team has advanced to the semifinals of the FIBA World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, with a 109-67 win over Canada in the quarterfinals on Friday.

 

Florida guard Michael Frazier II (Tampa, Fla.) started the quarterfinal showdown and scored 12 points on four 3-pointers. It marked Frazierís first start of the event after coming off the bench in the first six games.

 

Billy Donovan has now coached the team to seven straight wins in the competition, with five of those wins coming by a margin of more than 40 points.

 

The USA plays Lithuania at 2:15 p.m. Eastern on Saturday in the second semifinal matchup, and ESPN3 will stream the game. Australia and Serbia play in the other semifinal at noon Eastern. The winners of the semifinals will play for the gold medal, while the semifinal losers will play for the bronze. Both of those games 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

 

Knockout Rounds

Date

Round

Opponent

Score

Frazier Points

July 5

Quarterfinals

Canada

109-67

12

 

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