Aug 12, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT
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:
- Wisconsin vs. Kentucky: The Final Four rematch we deserved to see 1
- No. 2 Arizona, Sean Miller’s quest to reach Final Four once again falls short 1
- Andrew Harrison’s late free throws send No. 1 Kentucky to the Final Four 54
- Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky catch fire as No. 1 Wisconsin beats No. 2 Arizona 8
- Rick Barnes is no longer the head coach at Texas 13
- Frank Kaminsky’s growth results in individual and team benefits for No. 1 Wisconsin 3
- Tourney Snacks: Duke-Gonzaga, Louisville-Michigan State advance to Elite 8 11
- Andrew Harrison’s late free throws send No. 1 Kentucky to the Final Four (58)
- Kentucky’s John Calipari is the National Coach of the Year, and it’s not close (36)
- Kentucky responds to Daxter Miles Jr.’s pregame comments (30)
- Updated tournament records: Big Ten, SEC champions headed to Indy (25)
- West Virginia freshman on Kentucky: ‘They’re going to be 36-1′ (20)