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USA Men Hold Off France 83-81 to Secure the Gold Medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup

In a game that came down to the wire, the USA men (7-0) continued with their balanced team efforts and unselfish play to hold off France (5-2) 83-81 and win the gold medal on Sunday at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men in Riga, Latvia. With the win, the Americans claimed back-to-back gold […]

USA U19 Men Hold Off Canada 92-86 to Advance to the FIBA U19 World Cup Gold Medal Game

In a close semifinal battle, the USA (6-0) played on a strong fourth quarter effort to edge out a 92-86 victory over Canada (5-1) and advance to the gold medal game at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men in Riga, Latvia.  Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Louisiana Tech/Port Arthur, Texas) led the USA in scoring with […]

USA U19 Men Take Down South Korea 132-60 in Record-Breaking Fashion to Advance to the Quarterfinals at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup

An Impressive effort from start to finish led the USA (4-0) to a record-breaking 132-60 defeat of South Korea (0-4) in the round of 16 matchup, advancing USA to the quarterfinals at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men in Riga, Latvia. The USA finished with U19 men’s single-game records in points (132), rebounds […]

USA Men’s Hopes Dashed with loss in FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Quarterfinals

Facing Netherlands (4-2) in the quarterfinals at the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament on May 30 in Graz, Austria, the USA 3×3 Men’s National Team (3-2) saw its dream of qualifying for the inaugural Olympic 3×3 competition dashed with a 21-16 loss. Netherlands made four 2-pointers in the last 3:38, accounting for eight of its […]