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
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