"It was a good experience for us, and I thought we played well considering we've only had a few practices together," Bruce Pearl said. "This Philly team had some really tough players, and they played us really hard."
The Maccabi Team departs for Israel and the 18th World Maccabiah Games on Thursday. The Games run from July 12-23, featuring more than 9,000 of the world's top Jewish athletes from more than 50 countries. It is the world's third-largest international athletic competition.
Steven Pearl and his sister, Jacqui, who also is traveling with the team and handling administrative responsibilities, both will be blogging from the Games. Their blogs can be accessed at UTsports.com