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Sulaimon & Team USA Rout Mexico 110-59 at FIBA
Monday 06/17/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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SAO SEBASTIAO DOS PARAISO, Brazil -- Incoming Duke freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored seven points during the USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team's 110-59 win over Mexico during the preliminary round of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Sunday afternoon.

Team USA posted a +33 point differential during Sulaimon's 18 minutes on the floor, which was the best mark of any player on the USA roster. He chipped in five rebounds and one assist to help Team USA to its second blowout victory in as many days. Sulaimon scored 12 points during Team USA's 105-42 win over U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday.

Jake Layman hit three of Team USA's four three-pointers and scored a team-high 18 points.

Next up for the 2-0 United States men is host Brazil. The winner of the USA-Brazil clash will claim preliminary round Group A's No. 1 seed for the medal round semifinals.

"I thought we came with really good energy. I though be played better today than we did yesterday, which we're trying to do, play better and better as we go along," said USA and University of Florida head coach  Billy Donovan . "I thought we were really unselfish. We kept our turnovers down a little bit better than what we did yesterday and I thought we were well balanced.

"Jake Layman gave us really good 3-point shooting and obviously our frontcourt did a great job on the glass. When we subbed everybody today contributed and gave us really good minutes. Everybody scored and I think when we subbed we didn't really have a drop off, everybody really contributed and helped.

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