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Sunday Quickies: USA vs. Angola Edition

Cal and Co. prepare for their next FIBA game and more in today’s quickies.

USA Basketball

John Calipari and his Team USA U19 squad are moving onto Angola as they continue preliminary play in Group D. The US beat Iran yesterday, 108-48, a blowout win in which P.J. Washington and Hamidou Diallo both scored in double-figures. Diallo had 17 points, and was the leading scorer for the team. Washington had 13 points. With Wildcats leading the way, USA rolled through Iran and will play Angola at 12:15 p.m. ET.

Tweets of the day

We can’t forget about Tai Wynyard, who is helping lead the New Zealand team.

Your quickies

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Adebayo had fancy footwork and post moves abound, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

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