July 9, 2011

Butler Teammates To Meet At World Championship

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RIGA, LATVIA -- Future Butler teammates Khyle Marshall and Jackson Aldridge will face each other in the consolation finals at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Riga, Latvia, on Sunday, July 10.  Each helped lead his team to a victory in the consolation semifinals on Saturday, July 9.

Marshall scored six points and grabbed five rebounds to help the USA defeat Poland, 84-47.  All 12 U.S. players cracked the scoring column in the one-sided win, led by the 19-point performance of Doug McDermott (Creighton).  Patric Young (Florida) added 13, while Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut) and Meyers Leonard (Illinois) each finished with 12.

“It shows that if we just play together and play defense, great things can happen,” said Marshall in a USA Basketball release.  “As a result, we won by 30 plus points, and that just showed this team could be really good if just all play together, play defense, play together as one team.”

The U.S. will need a similar effort against Australia in the fifth place game.  Aldridge, who will be a freshman at Butler this fall, posted eight points, four assists and three rebounds as Australia defeated Croatia, 90-63.

Australia and the U.S. both enter the fifth place game with 6-2 records at the World Championship.

U.S. Preliminary Round Schedule at the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men
Thursday, June 30 - USA 115, Egypt, 60
Friday, July 1 - USA 80, Serbia 78
Saturday, July 2 - USA 82, China 66

U.S. Second Round Schedule
Monday, July 4 - USA 83, Canada 54
Tuesday, July 5 - USA 107, Lithuania 105 (OT)
Wednesday, July 6 - Croatia 87, USA 85

FIBA U19 World Championship Quarterfinals
Friday, July 8 - Russia 79, USA 74

FIBA U19 World Championship Consolation Semifinals
Saturday, July 9 - USA 84, Poland 47

FIBA U19 World Championship Consolation Finals
Sunday, July 10 - USA vs. Australia

(Photos courtesy of USA Basketball/FIBA)