Davis starts, paces U21 big men

FRISCO, Texas -- LSU's Glen Davis had eight points, two assists and three steals in 13 minutes as the US Under 21 Trials team of 16 players thoroughly handled a team from the Ukraine, 119-64, in the USA's first game in the Global Games being played at the Dr. Pepper Center here Wednesday.

While it was the first game for the Americans, the Ukraine falls to 2-2 in the competition. The U21 team, which must be cut to 12 players by the end of this tournament, faces Slovenia Thursday night at 8 p.m.

Davis, the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2005, hit 2-of-5 field goal attempts in a starting role for the American squad, made all four of his free throw attempts and had one offensive rebound. Only four players on the squad played more time than Davis and no one played more than 16 minutes or less than 10 minutes. The U 21 team jumped out to a 30-11 first quarter lead and led 59-30 at the halftime intermission.

Curtis Withers of Charlotte hit 8-10 field goals in a 22-point effort to lead the U21 Trial squad, while Duke's J. J. Redick scored 14 points and Wake Forest's Justin Gray added 13. Aaron Brooks of Oregon and Rudy Gay of Connecticut each scored 11. Oleksiy Pecherov led the Ukraine team with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Tiger Blitz Top Stories