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Team USA, James Robinson 2-0 in FIBA Americas Games




June 17, 2012

SAO SEBASTIAO, Brazil--Incoming freshman James Robinson and Team USA will enter Monday's Third Round matchup against host Brazil with a 2-0 record after registering consecutive wins over the Virgin Islands and Mexico at the FIBA Americas U18 Basketball Championship.

Next up for the 2-0 United States men is host Brazil (2-0) on Monday, June 18 at 5 p.m. ET. The winner of the USA-Brazil game will claim preliminary round Group A's No. 1 seed for the medal round semifinals. Argentina and Canada both have perfect 2-0 records upon entering Monday's contests.

Through two games, Robinson leads Team USA in both assists (nine) and assist:turnover ratio (9:1) and has averaged 3.5 points (seven points) and 16.5 minutes per game. The Americans are outscoring their opponents 107.5-50.5 over the squad's first two games.

In Saturday's opening round, Shaq Goodwin scored 30 points to lead Team USA to a 105-42 victory over the Virgin Islands. Robinson scored two points and dished out five assists in 17 minutes played. Four Americans reached double figure scoring in Sunday's 110-59 win over Mexico. Robinson came off the bench to contribute four assists, five points in 16 minutes played.

Games are being broadcast on www.fibaamericas.com. More information can be obtained at www.usabasketball.com.


 

 

USA'S 2012 FIBA AMERICAS U18 SCHEDULE

Day, Date

Matchup

Results/Time

Saturday, June 16

United States vs. Virgin Islands

USA, 105-42

Sunday, June 17

United States vs. Mexico

USA, 110-59

Monday, June 18

United States vs. Brazil

5 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 19

Semifinal Round

TBA

Wednesday, June 20

Championship Round

TBA

GROUP A: Brazil, Mexico, United States, Virgin Islands

GROUP B: Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico

Sao Sebastiao dos Paraiso, Brazil is +1 hour from Eastern Daylight Time

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