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Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2001

South Korea no match for U.S.A.

Collison scores two, grabs seven boards

August 5, 2001

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— Kansas University's Nick Collison scored two points and grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds in the United States' 128-73 rout of South Korea Saturday at the World Basketball championship for Young Men Tournament.

Collison, who hit one of two shots and had three assists, played 14 minutes.

All 12 United States players scored while logging double-digit minutes.

Reggie Evans of Iowa scored 20 points, while Brian Cook of Illinois and Carlos Boozer of Duke each had 17 points. The Americans led by 40 points by the end of the third period. The smaller South Koreans were forced to shoot from the perimeterm hitting eight of 35 three-pointers.

The United States improved to 2-0 in the 12-nation event.

The United States plays undefeated Argentina today.

St. Joseph's sophomore guard Jameer Nelson set a USA record for most assists in a game with 10, breaking the record of nine set by Andre Miller versus China in 1997.

U.S. 128, South Korea 73

South Korea (0-2)

J.J. Jeong 5-15 5-5 15, Park 5-13 0-0 13, D.U. Kim 4-12 2-2 11, D.W. Kim 4-12 0-0 9, I.D. Kim 3-6 2-2 8, S. Jeong 1-1 0-0 2, Oh 1-6 4-5 7, S. Jeong 3-5 0-0 8, Totals 26-70 13-16 73

USA (2-0)

Jameer Nelson 2-4 2-2 7, Chris Duhon 3-6 0-0 8, Nick Collison 1-2 0-0 2, Carlos Boozer 8-11 1-1 17, Caron Butler 4-8 0-1 8, Troy Bell 3-6 5-7 11, Dahntay Jones 7-9 0-0 15, Marcus Taylor 3-7 3-3 9, Michael Sweetney 4-5 0-0 8, Reggie Evans 5-6 10-12 20, Jason Kapono 2-5 0-0 6, Brian Cook 8-11 1-1 17, Totals 50-80 22-27 128.

South Korea 21 20 9 23 73

United States 34 31 25 38 128

U.S. leaders: Assists: Nelson 10, Bell 7. Rebounds: Collison 7, Evans 7. Turnovers: Nelson, Collison, Butler, Bell 2. Blocks: Bell 1. Steals: Duhon 3. Threes: Duhon 2-4.

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