Team USA falls to Canada in FIBA World Cup semifinals

07/08/2017 05:09 PM

John Calipari’s U19 team will not be playing for the gold medal in the FIBA World Cup on Sunday.

The Americans fell to Canada 99-87. Canada’s R.J. Barrett, who is the No. 1 player in the class of 2019, exploded for 38 points to lead the way for America’s neighbors to the north.

Team USA’s offense struggled to get anything going throughout the game, shooting just 39.2 percent from the floor and 58.1 percent from the free throw line. P.J. Washington scored a team-high 17 points (4-14 FG) and grabbed 11 rebounds. Hamidou Diallo had eight points on 2-11 shooting.

This is a disappointing loss for USA basketball, which was going for its third straight gold medal. The Americans will face Spain for the bronze medal tomorrow.

Here’s the box score for Team USA:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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