Stories tagged: FIBA World Cup
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8 a.m.
USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men’s rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It’s …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
Perfect year: Gasol gets second title of 2019 as Spain wins the World Cup, beating Argentina 95-75 for gold
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
USA Basketball’s plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was originally asked to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
U.S. will not medal at the basketball World Cup, falling 89-79 to France in the quarterfinals.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
Kyle Wiltjer heated up late and Kevin Pangos never got untracked as Canada closed the FIBA World Cup with an 82-76 loss to Germany.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:27 p.m.
Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer drains seven 3s in Canada’s record-setting win at FIBA World Cup
Canada entered its name in the FIBA World Cup record book Saturday with the help of a couple of former Gonzaga standouts.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Rui Hachimura is getting a much-needed break from basketball.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
Japan is winless in two World Cup games, but the stage has not been too big for Rui Hachimura.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 8:12 p.m.
Domantas Sabonis helps Lithuania past Canada, ex-Zags teammates Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer at FIBA World Cup
Gonzaga’s international success in recruiting has been on display at the FIBA World Cup in China, including one matchup Tuesday involving three former Zag teammates.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Khris Middleton’s free throws late save U.S., as Americans top Turkey in World Cup.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Luis Scola climbed into the No. 2 spot on FIBA’s all-time World Cup scoring list on Monday, his 23 points helping Argentina hold off Nigeria 94-81 in a Group B …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Turning it into a rout by halftime, Greece opened its World Cup schedule with an easy 85-60 victory over Montenegro in Group F at Nanjing.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man. Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, he still recalls the lessons learned there, such as how …
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
It’ll soon be time for Gregg Popovich to pare USA Basketball’s roster from 13 players to 12 in time for the FIBA World Cup this month.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t have many rules for his World Cup team. They’re more like suggestions, such as the one about limiting phone usage when the team is …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
A knee injury has ended former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk’s stint with the Canadian national team.
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:29 p.m.
There were more than 50 players from the G League who helped USA Basketball get into the FIBA World Cup by winning enough games during the tournament’s qualifying rounds. A …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Seventeen players in consideration for the 12 spots on the USA Basketball team are focused on training camp. They all want to play for new USA coach Gregg Popovich. Most …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:33 p.m.
The injury that sidelined Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during a Wednesday exhibition with the Canadian national team in Toronto turned out to be nothing more than a bruised knee
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games to endure before he picks a San Antonio team, then …
Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
USA Basketball’s depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans have released their updated national team roster, adding six players and deleting eight …
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson is one of 18 finalists for the USA U19 World Cup team.
Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is positioned to add another significant accomplishment to his basketball career.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has had a busy offseason and that figures to continue as publications and college basketball websites roll out their All-America teams for the upcoming season.