Edwards, USA blow by Spain and win Bronze Medal in U19 World Cup

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Sunday, July 9

Team USA rolled to victory against Spain, 96-72, and claimed the bronze medal in the FIBA U19 World Cup.

Purdue's Carsen Edwards led the American team with 13 points off of 4/8 shooting, including going 3/6 from three-point range. Edwards also tallied four assists and a rebound.

This marks the last game in the competition for Team USA, and Canada and Italy will face off later today in hopes of winning the gold medal.

Saturday, July 8

Team Canada defeated Team USA, 99-87, in a tight semifinal match-up, sending Canada through to the championship game and the USA to the third-place game.

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards once again came off the bench, and contributed 12 points on 4/13 shooting. Edwards also added a trio of assists, one rebound, and two steals.

Team USA will face Spain Sunday afternoon to compete for third place.

Friday, July 7

Team USA advanced to the semifinals of the FIBA U19 World Cup after beating Germany, 81-59, in the quarterfinal game Friday.

Purdue's Carsen Edwards came off the bench, providing 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Edwards shot 5 of 11 from the field and was 1 of 5 from beyond the arc.

Team USA will face Canada in the semifinals on Saturday, after Canada defeated France 73-67 in the game prior to USA-Germany.

Wednesday, July 5

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards filled the stat sheet in only 22 minutes, helping Team USA to continues its roll at the FIBA U19 World Cup. The U.S. easily beat Mali, 117-69, in the Round of 16 Wednesday.

Sophomore Edwards had 10 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals. He made 3-of-5 shots, including a three-pointer.

Team USA moves on to the quarterfinals Friday against Germany with game time TBA as of Wednesday early evening.

Tuesday:

Team USA finished pool play with a 3-0 record at FIBA U19 World Cup after beating Italy, 98-65, Tuesday.

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards had eight points, three assists and two rebounds. He made 3-of-6 shots and played 16 minutes. In three games of pool play, Edwards averaged 8.7 points.

The Round of 16 begins Wednesday. USA will play Mali with the time TBD.

Sunday:

Team USA blew out Angola 109-68 on Sunday in Cairo. Carsen Edwards didn't have as big a role as he did in Saturday's win, managing just three points in 17 minutes of action. He made one of five shots from the field and had an assist.

Josh Okogie, a rising sophomore guard at Georgia Tech, paced Team USA with 17 points in 19 minutes as Coach John Calipari gave all 11 players between 17 and 21 minutes of court time.

Here is a complete game wrapup.

Team USA is in action again July 4 against Italy in a contest that starts at 10 a.m. The USA-Italy contest is the final game of the group phase, before the Round of 16 begins July 5.

Saturday: 

Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards scored 15 points and dished out three assists to help Team USA win its first game at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup Saturday in Egypt.

Edwards made 5-of-6 shots, including 3-of-4 three-pointers, in the 108-48 rout of Iran in pool play.

Edwards was one of five players in double-digit scoring.

USA will play another game in pool play on Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Eastern.

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