AUCKLAND, New Zealand — The United States hit Canada with 11 three-point baskets in the first half Friday and went on to a 93-73 win in the quarterfinals of the FIBA under-19 world basketball championships. The United States earned a spot in Saturday's semifinals against Croatia, a 91-78 winner over Puerto Rico.
Kentucky's Darius Miller, out of Mason County High School, finished with five points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 16 minutes.
Shelvin Mack, from Bryan Station and Butler University, contributed six points, five rebounds and one three-pointers in 20 minutes.
The United States made 11 of 16 three-point attempts in the first half Friday and finished 14-for-26. Seth Curry of Duke and Gordon Hayward of Butler led the way with four threes each. Haward topped Team USA with 20 points.
"We have so many great players on our team that I don't have to force it, just come in and try to spread the wealth a little bit," Curry said.