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2019 FIBA U-19 World Cup: USA 111, New Zealand 71

T-Will got started today with a strong performance in Greece.

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Today was the first day of the FIBA U-19 World Cup and it was a good one for Team USA as the Americans blew out New Zealand 111-71. The United States put five players in double figures, and one of them was our own Trevion Williams.

Tre had a big game, playing almost 18 minutes and finishing with 12 points, 7 rebounds, and two assists. It was quite an efficient outing, too, as he was 5 of 9 from the field and he hit both of his free throws. Three of his rebounds came on the offensive glass, and he only had one foul. Here are your highlights:

The second game for Team USA will be agaainst Lithuania on Sunday, and the Lithuanians are always tough in this. Remember: It was Lithuania that beat Purdue at the World University Games two years ago. You can watch online at FIBA’s YouTube Channel.

Game 2: Lithuania vs USA, Sun, 6/30, 10:45am EDT