(7-6-21) The United States led by just 2 points at half time…but would put together a big 2nd half in a 87-66 win over Australia to finish 3-0 in Group D of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2021.

The Americans outscored the Aussies 23-8 in the 3rd quarter to take control of the contest.

The Americans were led by Kenneth Lofton, Jr with 16 points and 7 rebounds, Michaels Miles added 16 points, Chet Holmgren with 10 points and 8 rebounds and Jaden Ivey with 10 points and 7 rebounds

Australia’s Dyson Daniels led all scorers with 18 points. .

With the win the US will advance to the Knockout Phase on Wednesday as a top seed and will play Korea (0-3 in Group C) in the Round of 16. Australia will match-up with Spain (Group C 2-1) on Wednesday

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