NC State signee Rodney Purvis and his USA Basketball teammates used a second-half surge to pull away from host Brazil to post a 81-56 victory in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal game.
Playing just a little over 13 minutes, Purvis scored four points to go along with two assists and two steals to help the United States to the victory.
The Americans held a slim six-point lead over the Brazilians, 37-31, at the half. However, the U.S. squad outscored the host team, 44-25, over the final two quarters. It was the U.S. team's second win over Brazil in three days, defeating the host country, 84-63, on Monday.
|June 16||U.S. Virgin Islands||W: 105-42||17||6 (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT)||3||3||1||1|
|June 17||Mexico||W: 110-59||18||13 (4-8 FG, 5-9 FT)||1||2||1||0|
|June 18||Brazil||W: 83-64||8||1 (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT)||2||1||0||0|
|June 19||Argentina||W: 107-72||21||11 (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT)||4||4||1||0|
|June 20||Brazil||W: 81-56||14||4 (2-6 FG, 0-1 FT)||0||2||2||0|