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CU's Dinwiddie continues to shine for Team USA

10:43 AM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - CU's Spencer Dinwiddie led Team USA on Monday with seven assists in a victory over Germany.  Dinwiddie continues to lead his teammates in assists and steals.

Four of Dinwiddie's teammates put up double-figures and 30 points off the bench as the 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team defeated Germany, 92-70 in the 2013 World University Games at Miras Sports Complex in Kazan, Russia.

The win puts the USA in Tuesday's game for ninth place, which is the best-possible finish for the USA after missing the medal round.  The USA (5-2) will take on Finland (5-2) at 3 p.m. local time (5 a.m. MDT) on July 16.

"It's so easy to hang your head and not fight back when you have the disappointment of being knocked out of the medal round," McKillop continued. "These guys showed outstanding teamwork and toughness in responding to that adversity. I wish we could start today, because I think we are coming together as a team. We are starting to make the extra pass, get the long rebound, defend as a team and, and we'd love to have the opportunity to play some teams again."

Dinwiddie dished out a game-high seven assists to go with his seven points and five rebounds. After seven games, Dinwiddie is one of three players to start every game for Team USA.

The junior-to-be with the Buffaloes this upcoming season, leads the Americans with 42 assists (6.0 apg.) and in steals with 11 (1.6 spg.). He is also averaging 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds per game, and shooting 50 percent from the field (23-of-46).

Doug McDermott (Creighton/Ames, Iowa) paced the USA with 18 points and four rebounds; Luke Hancock (Louisville/Roanoke, Va.) added 16 points and seven boards; Cory Jefferson (Baylor/Killeen, Texas) was 5-of-7 from the field on his way to 11 points and seven rebounds; and Will Sheehey (Indiana/Stuart, Fla.) finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.

The USA men are currently 143-11 all-time record in World University Games play.

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(USA Basketball contributed to this report)

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