Gold medal dreams dashed

The USA Basketball Men's Pan American Team struggled from the field on Tuesday and fell to Brazil, 92-80. Team USA will now go up against Puerto Rico tonight for the bronze medal.

Brazil (4-0) used a 13-0 run to end the game and move Team USA (2-2) out of gold medal contention.

USA had a 11-point lead early in the third quarter, but Team USA struggled down the stretch and gave up too many free-throw shots to stay in it. Kentucky's Chuck Hayes led the team in scoring with 15 points and rebounding with 13.

In the previous meeting between USA and Puerto Rico on Sunday, Puerto Rico pulled off a one-point victory.

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