USA advance to FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup semi-finals behind Dailey’s dozen points

DEBRECEN, Hungary — Following their win over Japan in the FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup quarter-finals on Friday, Oklahoma State rookie Eric Dailey Jr. and USA are just two wins away from first prize of the tournament, a gold medal. Dailey finished the game with 12 points, shooting 6 for 10 from the field, while also contributing five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals in just 16 minutes of action.
The 6-foot-8 giant has scored in double figures in all five tournament games, making him the only one of 12 American players to do so. He averages 11.0 points for the competition.

After the first ten minutes of the match, the United States held a 23-21 lead thanks to Dailey’s six points in the first quarter. The gap was increased to 12 points following his dunk thirty seconds from the end of the first half. The United States of America, as has been the case throughout the week, wore down the opposition with fresh legs and retired 57-25 in the second half to win the game . The United States outscored Japan 29-4 in points on turnovers, while they outscored Japan 70-28 in points in the paint throughout the game. The United States of America (5-0) will face France or Serbia in the semi-finals on Saturday (10:30 CT) opposite the match between Spain and Turkey. You can watch every match for free, live and on demand, on YouTube by visiting the FIBA ​​Channel.

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