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USA Open Fifth World Cup Qualifying Window With Loss to Brazil

The United States fell to Brazil, 79-94, ending the team’s six-game win streak.

The U.S. trailed at halftime, 34-58, due to a blistering shooting performance from the Brazilians, who shot 61.3% (19-31 FG) from the field in the first half. Brazil continued their hot shooting in the second half and ultimately held the U.S. to under 80 points for the team’s first time during World Cup Qualifying.

TEAM NOTES:

Now Boarding: The U.S. was outrebounded in the contest, 32-40. While the Americans pulled down 12 offensive rebounds compared to Brazil’s seven, Brazil grabbed 33 defensive boards to USA’s 20.

Free Throws: The U.S. was outscored at the free throw line, 10-18. The U.S. shot 66.7% (10-15 FT) while Brazil converted on 81.8% (18-22 FT) of their free throw attempts.

Shooting Stats: The U.S. shot 41.9% (31-74 FG) from the floor, 26.9% (7-26 3FG) from 3-point range and 66.7% (10-15 FT) from the line. Brazil shot 54.1% (33-61 FG) from the field, 41.7% (10-24 3FG) from three and 81.8% (18-22 FT) at the charity stripe.

PLAYER NOTES:

USA DebutsAlize Johnson and Henry Sims made their USA Basketball debut tonight. Johnson finished in double figures with 10 points (4-10 FG) to go with a team-high four rebounds.

Lead-Man LangstonLangston Galloway led the Americans in scoring with 14 points (5-8 FG) and tied for the lead in rebounding with four boards. Chris Chiozza and Johnson also finished with four rebounds.

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