USA advance to the quarterfinals

USA advance to the quarterfinals

USA now advanced to the Quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup, despite losing against Lithuania during their last group match. This result is actually not surprising anymore, following their strong campaign in the group stage. USA were able to have a strong campaign in the second round of the World Cup, winning against Montenegro and Greece. However, it is just unfortunate that they were not able to perfect the second round, losing against Lithuania. It is somehow a surprise that USA lost against Lithuania, considering how powerful they are. Fortunately, despite the loss, they had a strong start that qualified them in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, and will go against Italy. Their quarterfinals match is on September 5, 2023, at 8:40 PM (GMT+8).

USA eyes to continue strong run

FIBA World Cup: USA
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USA failed to go unbeaten in the second round of the World Cup, as they lost to Lithuania during their last match. However, despite the loss, they still managed to qualify in the World Cup, following their dominating campaign. On that match, Lithuania dominated their game, especially in the second quarter, where they had a 21-point lead. This is after Lithuania’s hot shooting in the three-point line, which is somehow unexpected for them. However, at some point in the game, USA were able to climb back, as their match ended in a six-point loss for USA. That match revealed the weakness of USA, which they need to improve on, especially if they want to earn a medal here.

USA are now ready to play against Italy, a dominating squad as well in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Moreover, they are also qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics, as they finished as one of the top two teams from FIBA Americas in the World Cup. Despite qualifying for the Olympics, this young USA squad will surely not back down as they aim to finish the campaign earning the title. During the last World Cup in 2019, this squad finished at the seventh, to the dismay of their supporters. Now, USA is looking to redeem themselves, as they try to earn another glory for their country.

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