Aug 12, 2014, 12:04 PM EST
Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Malik Newman added 15 points and six assists as Team USA advanced past the Japanese and into the quarterfinals of the U17 FIBA World Championships with a 122-38 win on Tuesday morning.
The final score was 122-38.
And you thought the 60 point win over the Phillippines on Monday was bad? Japan was down 41-6 after the first quarter.
There are some good teams in this U17 tournament — the Americans only beat Greece by ten in the opening round — but there are quite a few countries in the world where their basketball simply cannot compete with ours. China should give the US more of a test, although the Americans will still be heavy favorites. China has lost to Argentina and Serbia but they beat Egypt and, on Tuesday, bet Italy.
The quarterfinals will resume on Thursday, August 13th.
Here is a boxscore from the win over Japan:
- Providence star LaDontae ‘Buckets’ Henton may be the nation’s most under-appreciated star 0
- West Virginia shows signs of progress in Puerto Rico Tipoff win over No. 17 UConn 0
- Quinn Cook is thriving as an off-guard, and No. 4 Duke will reap the benefits 0
- Rhode Island upsets No. 21 Nebraska, 66-62, in overtime 0
- Lauren Hill surprises teammates, fans with another layup in her second college game (VIDEO) 2
- The ‘Chaminade Crew’ and how Jonathan Holmes has changed the culture of Texas hoops 0
- Early struggles of Syracuse, Kaleb Joseph example of the downside of early entry 2
- Poll: 54 percent of people think Kentucky beats the 76ers, 54 percent of people are dumb (31)
- No. 1 Kentucky’s size, depth overwhelms No. 5 Kansas, makes 40-0 seem possible? (5)
- Pregame Shootaround: No. 14 Iowa State needs to be on upset alert tonight (3)
- Miami upsets No. 8 Florida thanks to the Angel Rodriguez takeover (3)
- Colorado’s second half run a product of its focus on getting the ball inside (3)