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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at 11:47 pm  |  9 responses

USA Falls To Lithuania In World University Games

Not a good feeling for the USA athletes who recorded just the country’s ninth loss in 46 years at the World University Games: “Plagued by ice-cold shooting, including 0-of-14 from 3-point in the second half, the USA (5-1) fell to Lithuania (5-1) 76-74 in the quarterfinals of the 2011World University Games on Saturday night at the Universiade Main Gym in Shenzhen, China. After battling back from as many as eight points down in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 74-74 with just under two minutes remaining, the USA missed its last five shot attempts as Lithuania sank two free throws to secure the win.”

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  • MUBWAR

    ninth loss in 46 years. I guess americans can’t complain about that.

  • Yep

    then canada beat lithuania… fancy that. ergo canada > usa for the day

  • Remo Williams

    sounds like a good game. doubt the go 0-14 for the rest of the tourney though.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    who were the USA players on the national team? 6 year old’s?? I know Kyrie Irving, Michael Gilchrist, Austin Rivers wasn’t playing….so, who were this university players??? My guess, they must have sucked, or lithuania were too great for them…either way, it’s ridiculous. Any footage??

  • Peter

    Basketball is a global game now. USA can’t expect to win each time :-)

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Lithuania doesn’t produce great NBA players these days but they will beat you if they catch you sleeping.

  • Chukaz

    we don’t have any great young players coming up. Next years draft is gonna be stacked because of the sophmores and juniors and a couple of freshmen but i kinda don’t see any sure things coming up like we did with lebron and howard and rose and kd and wall

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Lithuania have universities now……?
    (that would be my joke I would tell).

  • who gives?

    lithuania won the U19 fiba championships. they have a beast of a center that plays well above the college level.

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