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U.S. Men's Basketball Beats Lithuania, Takes Bronze

The U.S. win against Lithuania Saturday, 104 to 96, earned the men’s basketball team a bronze. Argentina took the gold, after beating the U.S. in the semifinals Friday and Italy in the finals.

The 104 points was the most by any team in the men’s tournament. The US team was knocked out of gold-medal contention by Argentina in an 89-81 semifinal loss Friday.

USA coach Larry Brown ’63 tried to stay upbeat.

“I think we ought to be real positive about them and what they did, the commitment they made and the sacrifice they made,” Brown said. “I said this before: This is the greatest time I ever had as a coach, and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud of a group of people after tonight than this group. It has not been easy.”

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