Pitt freshman James Robinson and Team USA continued their winning ways in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship by defeating China, 113-57, in Prague. With the win, the United States is 2-0 in preliminary-round action.
Robinson came off the bench to play nine minutes and scored two points to go along two assists for the Americans. Through two games, Robinson is averaging 13.5 minutes, 2.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
The United States dominated the game, outrebounding China by 36 and scoring 70 points in the paint. Team USA also shot 53 percent from the floor (44 of 83), collected 30 offensive rebounds and made 23 steals. Aaron Gordon led the USA with a double-double, scoring a team-high 17 points with 11 rebounds. Five other Americans reached double-figure scoring.
China struggled to adapt to Team USA's stingy defense, creating only 43 shot attempts and committing 32 turnovers. With the loss, China dropped to 1-1 in preliminary action after beating Russia Thursday.
The United States team is back in action today when it faces Russia at the 02 Arena.
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Penn State coach John Hargis resigned, effective Sunday, to become associate head coach at Auburn.
First Published June 29, 2013 4:00 AM