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Team USA, James Robinson Improve to 5-0 With 94-51 Win Over Australia




July 2, 2013

PRAGUE, Czech Republic—University of Pittsburgh freshman James Robinson (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic H.S.) and Team USA improved to a perfect 5-0 in the FIBA U19 World Championships with a 94-51 win over Australia today. Robinson came off the bench to play a series-high 23 minutes for the Americans and contributed five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Through five tournament games, Robinson has played 83 minutes with 13 points, 12 steals, 11 assists and ten rebounds.

The Americans once again outrebounded their opponents, grabbing 44 rebounds in the afternoon contest. Team USA also shot 52 percent (39-75) from the floor including 57 percent (35-61) on shots inside the three-point line. Aaron Gordon continued his solid play in the tournament, scoring a team-high 15 points with four rebounds for the Americans. Justice Winslow notched his first double-double of the tournament by scoring 10 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Australia struggled to compete with Team USA from the tip as the Americans raced out to a 12-point first quarter lead that was extended to 35 points by halftime.  The United States continued its excellent defensive presence by having 18 steals and forcing its third straight opponent to 35 percent shooting or less from the floor.

 

With the victory, the United States remains one of only three teams along with Serbia and Spain to have a perfect 5-0 record in the tournament. The Americans are now tied at 10 points atop the Group F standings with Serbia, which remained undefeated with a 76-50 victory over China today. The two leaders of Group F will face off tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. Prague time (2:15 p.m. ET) in the O2 Arena with first place in Group F at stakes.


 

 

Games are being broadcast on http://www.livebasketball.tv/ and live stats can be followed at http://fibalivestats.com. More information can be obtained at www.usabasketball.com or http://prague2013.fiba.com/.

USA’S 2013 FIBA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Date

Matchup

Site

Tipoff/Outcome

Thursday, June 27

Ivory Coast

O2 Arena

Win, 88-29

Friday, June 28

China

O2 Arena

Win, 113-57

Saturday, June 29

Russia

O2 Arena

Win, 115-47

Monday, July 1

Brazil, Second Rd.

Podvinny Mlyn Arena

Win, 91-66

Tuesday, July 2

Australia, Second Rd.

O2 Arena

Win, 94-51

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

TBA

Saturday, July 6

Medal Semifinals

O2 Arena

TBA

Sunday, July 7

Gold Medal Game

O2 Arena

TBA

 

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

 

—PITT—