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USA Basketball tops Colombia 95-77 in World Cup qualifying

Aug. 29, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) — USA Basketball is on the brink of qualifying for next year’s World Cup. John Jenkins scored 26 points and the U.S. defeated Colombia 95-77 on Monday night in a second-round qualifying game. The win put the Americans in position to clinch a spot in...

Colombia up next for USA Basketball in World Cup qualifying

Aug. 28, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For the USA Basketball World Cup qualifying team, there was no time to celebrate after moving into first place in their group. There was an overnight flight to catch. A game at Barranquilla, Colombia awaits the Americans on Monday night, the second and...

No shocker: US tops Uruguay in World Cup qualifier, 105-71

Aug. 26, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A special pregame surprise was awaiting the U.S. World Cup qualifying team Thursday night, in the form of a pep talk from Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K's words worked for the Americans again. John Jenkins scored 22 points on 8-for-9 shooting — including...

A year away: USA Basketball ramps up World Cup preparations

Aug. 24, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no roster of players. No schedule for games, either. USA Basketball hasn’t even qualified for next year’s World Cup yet, and probably won’t be able to clinch one of the 32 spots in that field until November at the earliest. The countdown is on...

USA Basketball picks roster for August World Cup qualifiers

Aug. 11, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round window of World Cup qualifying, as the Americans look to move closer to clinching a spot in the field for next year’s event. Jim Boylen will return as coach, assisted again by...

A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64

Jul. 04, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day. And then the Americans celebrated the holiday with a big win. Xavier Munford scored 24 points and the U.S. defeated Cuba 87-64 on...

US closes in on basketball World Cup, tops Puerto Rico 83-75

Jul. 01, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 26 points, Langston Galloway added 18 and the U.S. men's basketball team took another step toward qualifying for next year’s World Cup by topping Puerto Rico 83-75 on Friday night. John Jenkins scored 13 for the Americans, who...

Boylen set to lead USA Basketball into World Cup qualifiers

Jun. 30, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — USA Basketball practice was winding down for the day. Players scattered about the Miami Heat practice court to go shoot some free throws and jumpers, with assistant coaches and other team staffers chatting with them and grabbing rebounds. This was when Jim Boylen...