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U.S. tops Greece for U-19 championship

Updated: July 12, 2009, 10:23 AM ET
Associated Press

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The United States broke an 18-year gold medal drought by beating Greece 88-80 on Sunday to win the FIBA under-19 world basketball championships.

Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor had 18 points and five steals to lead the U.S. to its first victory at the world junior tournament since it claimed the gold medal in Canada in 1991.

"It was a tough game. Greece played their hearts out but I think in the end we wanted it more," Taylor said. "They did what we expected, made a ...

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