Hardaway Jr. leads US to fifth place

Tim Hardaway, Jr. of Michigan scored 21 points and Jeremy Lamb
of NCAA champion Connecticut tipped in his own miss with 29 seconds
to play to give the United States a 78-77 victory over Australia on
Sunday in the fifth-place game of FIBA’s Under 19 World
Championships.

Lamb finished 2 for 16 from the field for the U.S. (7-2), which
came in as the defending champion but was beaten in the
quarterfinals by Russia.

Hugh Greenwood had 26 points for Australia (6-3), including six
3-pointers, but he missed a desperation 3 in the final seconds
against some solid defense by Hardaway.

Lamb finished as the team’s leading scorer with a 16.2 average,
followed by Joe Jackson of Memphis (11.5) and Doug McDermott of
Creighton (11.3).

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