USA Has Tough Game, But Green Leads Win

SHENZHEN, China – JaMychal Green continued his strong play at the World University Games by leading USA Basketball again with a team-high 16 points in a 94-84 win over Israel on Thursday.

JaMychal Green, an upcoming senior for the Alabama men's basketball team, got his 16 points in 18 minutes of play. He came off the bench in this game. Green hit 5-of-9 from the field. He also got to the free throw line nine times and converted on six opportunities. Green added seven rebounds.

The game was the closest to date for USA Basketball and its final in pool play. Thanks to Green's efforts, USA Basketball enters the medal quarterfinals with a perfect 5-0 record.

Trailing by two points at halftime, 43-41, the USA battled back from its first deficit at a quarter break to remain undefeated. As group Group D's. No. 1 seed, the USA will take on Lithuania (4-1), the No. 2 seed from Group C in the quarterfinals at 5 a.m. on Aug. 20, following a day off for all teams. The semifinals are scheduled for Aug. 21 and the finals will be played on Aug. 22.

At the conclusion of pool play, Green is averaging 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in less than 15 minutes per game for the USA.

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