July 6, 2011

Croatia Edges U19 Team, 87-85

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RIGA, LATVIA - Bulldog forward Khyle Marshall and the Team USA U19 squad suffered its first loss of the FIBA U19 World Championship Wednesday afternoon. Croatia defeated the Americans, 87-85, sending Team USA to a 5-1 record.

Marshall, a 6-7 native of Davie, Fla., totaled four points and five rebounds in 12 minutes of playing time. He shot 2-for-4 from the floor. Team USA was led by UConn's Jeremy Lamb's 25 points. Two other players - Patric Young and Joe Jackson - were also in double figures.

Croatia scored five points in the last 50 seconds of the game to escape with the victory. The win moved Croatia past Lithuania for the No. 2 seed in Group F. Despite the loss, Team USA is still the top seed.

The Americans advance to the medal round quarterfinals, which begin Friday, July 8. Team USA will play the No. 4 seed in Group E. 

Marshall is averaging 6.2 points per game in the tournament, shooting 48.1 percent and playing 13 minutes a contest.

 

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Incoming Butler freshman guard Jackson Aldridge scored 21 points in Team Australia's 72-52 win over Australia. The Aussies are in Group E, and like Team USA, have a 5-1 record. For more on Jackson Aldridge, CLICK HERE.