DONGGUAN, China (WROC) — The US men’s basketball team lost to France in basketball World Cup quarterfinals Wednesday, and were eliminated from medal contention.
France advanced after a dominant fourth period, outscoring the Americans 26-13 for a final score of 79-89.
The French outplayed the Americans in nearly every aspect of the game. They shot better from the field (50.5% to 53.7%), better on three pointers (8/24 to 7/27), better at free throws 21/25 to 14/21) and had more rebounds 41 to 28).
America will now go against Serbia in a consolation game Thursday at 7 a.m. EST.
France will go on to play Argentina in the semifinals.