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World Cup quarterfinals start Tuesday. They bring a 2nd chance for USA Basketball

Sep. 04, 2023 06:11 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — If there was a silver lining to the U.S. World Cup team losing to Lithuania, it’s this: The Americans now truly know how painful it is to watch another national team line up against a nation that has won four consecutive Olympic gold medals and celebrate in its face....

USA rolls past Jordan 110-62. Now Round 2 of Basketball World Cup awaits

Aug. 30, 2023 09:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Another game, another blowout for the U.S. at the Basketball World Cup. And now the competition figures to get considerably tougher. Anthony Edwards scored 22 points and the Americans completed an easy march through the group stage Wednesday, beating...

US eases past Greece 109-81 at Basketball World Cup to advance to the second round

Aug. 28, 2023 11:15 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The first required step at the Basketball World Cup for the Americans is now complete. They're going to the tournament's second round. An achievement, technically — but one barely worth acknowledging. Winning gold is the only goal for the...

USA tops Greece 108-86, moves to 4-0 in World Cup tune-up games

Aug. 18, 2023 14:47 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fast start was all that USA Basketball needed to remain unbeaten as it keeps moving closer to the World Cup. Anthony Edwards scored 21 points, Cam Johnson added 13 and the U.S. never trailed Friday in a 108-86 win over Greece in a World Cup...

In Abu Dhabi, the footprint and popularity of basketball continues to grow

Aug. 17, 2023 11:06 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — There is no real history of world-class, elite basketball success in the United Arab Emirates. The nation has never qualified for the Basketball World Cup, never reached the courts at the Olympics, never sent a player to the NBA. Doesn’t...

USA Basketball's coaching staff for this year's World Cup is a star-studded mix

Aug. 16, 2023 11:09 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The players and coaches on USA Basketball’s roster for the World Cup that starts next week are in possession of a combined 16 NBA championship rings. The breakdown of those rings: Coaches 15, Players 1. Make no mistake, there...

Getting used to some rule differences is part of the World Cup learning process for USA Basketball

Aug. 15, 2023 11:26 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — There were 1.4 seconds left in the first half of USA Basketball’s first exhibition game of its pre-World Cup tour this summer, with the Americans taking the ball out on the far end of the floor. U.S. coach Steve Kerr signaled for a quick inbounds pass and...

Analysis: USA Basketball's World Cup quest off to a fast start, with bonds being forged

Aug. 08, 2023 14:14 PM EDT

They're finishing each other's sentences already. They're sitting side by side at breakfast. They're talking on defense, getting everyone involved on offense, celebrating each other's successes as if this team has been together for years. It hasn't been years. It didn't even take a...

USA Basketball rolls past Puerto Rico in World Cup tune-up opener, 117-74

Aug. 08, 2023 00:56 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For an opening statement, USA Basketball's World Cup team made an emphatic one. Anthony Edwards and Cam Johnson each scored 15 points, and the U.S. used a 20-0 run in the second half on the way to rolling past Puerto Rico 117-74 on Monday night in the first World...

USA Basketball unveils the 12-man roster for this summer's World Cup in Philippines

Jul. 06, 2023 17:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Grant Hill started working on the USA Basketball roster for this summer’s World Cup many months ago, long before the first invitations were extended. The result, he hopes, will make it worth all that effort. USA Basketball formally unveiled the...