View Full Version : Matt and the US in the Eight-Final Round

07-15-2007, 08:15 AM
Despite the interesting format FIBA uses for their tournaments, here's what's next for Matt and Team USA.

Eight-Final Round (Two groups of Six teams each, only the last place team in each of the preliminary groups has been eliminated)

Group E

The US will only play the teams in its group that they have not already played. The top 4 from each of the two groups will advance to the quarter-finals. So, here's the schedule.
Mon, 16 Jul
US vs. Lithuania (1-2 in opening round), 11:30 PDT
Tue, 17 Jul
US vs. Brazil (2-1 in opening round), 11:30 PDT
Wed, 18 Jul
US vs. France (3-0 in opening round), 11:30 PDT

07-15-2007, 08:48 AM
France is going to be tough as the 3rd game in 3 days. If the US team wins that, they can win anything.

07-15-2007, 09:03 AM
It looks like one of the Brazilian players is the leading scorer and rebounder for the tourney so far - he's their C (Prestes). Though his shooting % is not great for a 5 (around 45-50%), I'd say we should look into him, considering our luck with Brazilian big men... except it looks like he's already playing in Spain, I assume professionally. Oh well.