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June 29, 2013

PRAGUE, Czech Republic—University of Pittsburgh freshman James Robinson (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic H.S.) and Team USA improved to 3-0 in the FIBA U19 World Championships with a 115-47 win over Russia on Saturday. Robinson played a series-high 21 minutes, led the Americans with four steals and three assists and contributed five points.

With its third victory and perfect 3-0 record, USA advances to FIBA World Championship second round play where it will open against Brazil on Monday, July 1 at 6 p.m. Prague time and noon ET. It will then meet Australia on Tuesday, July 2 at 8:15 p.m. and then continue second round play on Wednesday, July 3 against Serbia at 8:15 p.m.

Twelve nations advance to second round play. The twelve teams are divided into two groups where they will play three games to determine who will advance to the Medal Quarterfinal Round, July 5-6. The undefeated United States squad has been placed into Group F with Serbia (3-0), Australia (2-1), China (2-1), Brazil (1-2) and Russia (1-2). Group E includes Lithuania (3-0), Spain (3-0), Croatia (2-1), Argentina (1-2), Canada (1-2) and Iran (1-2).

Against Russia, seven players reached double figure scoring for the United States, which converted 46-81 field goals. USA took control in the first half, grabbing a 57-30 halftime lead. The Americans then limited Russia to just 17 second half points. Once again, USA dominated the boards, outrebounding the Russians 52-27. Through three games, Team USA has outscored its opponents 316-133.

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Thursday, June 27

Ivory Coast

O2 Arena

Win, 88-29

Friday, June 28


O2 Arena

Win, 113-57

Saturday, June 29


O2 Arena

Win, 115-47

Monday, July 1

Brazil, Second Rd.

Podvinny Mlyn Arena

6 p.m./Noon ET

Tuesday, July 2

Australia, Second Rd.

O2 Arena

8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 3

Serbia, Second Rd.

Podvinny Mlyn Arena

8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m. ET

Friday, July 5

Medal Quarterfinals

O2 Arena


Saturday, July 6

Medal Semifinals

O2 Arena


Sunday, July 7

Gold Medal Game

O2 Arena



Prague, Czech Republic is +6 hours from Eastern Daylight Time


Robinson, Team USA Improves to 3-0 With 115-47 Win Over Russia

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