Lamb Second on Team USA in Scoring
Let's see: Canada couldn't beat us in the Stanley Cup, and the Phillies had a big comeback win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Canada Day (Friday). Can the Canadians beat us on the basketball court -- on July 4, of all dates? We'll find out on Monday.
The USA U-19 team faces Canada tomorrow (7:30 a.m. EST) in Riga, Latvia, as the July 4-6 second round kicks off. Team USA went 3-0 in the preliminary round, thanks in no small part to Jeremy Lamb's 13.3 points per game. Joe Jackson of Memphis leads the team at 14.3 ppg and Lamb is second, followed by Creighton's Doug McDermott (12.7) and Michigan's Tim Hardaway, Jr. (10.3).
Canada is 1-2 thus far. USA meets Lithuana (1-2) on Tuesday and finishes the second round on Wednesday against Croatia (2-1). All games start at 7:30 a.m. EST.
The top four teams from each second round group will advance to the quarterfinals, to be held July 8. The semifinals are on July 9 and the gold and bronze medal games on July 10. FIBAtv.com will stream all the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals games live.
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