U.S. beats Lithuania in OT at Under 19

Updated: July 5, 2011, 11:12 PM ET
Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia -- Jeremy Lamb of national champion Connecticut scored 35 points, including a baseline jumper with 1.5 seconds left in overtime, to lead the United States to a 107-105 victory over Lithuania on Tuesday in the second round of FIBA's Under 19 World Championship.

The U.S. (5-0) led 94-86 with 37 seconds left in regulation, but Lithuania (3-2) tied the game at 94 on a goaltending call with 1.7 seconds to play.

Florida's Patric Young had two three-point plays in the overtime, helping erase a six-point deficit for the U.S.

After Lamb's tiebreaking jumper Lithuania called a timeout but missed a desperation 3-point attempt.

The defending champion U.S. ends the second round against Croatia (3-2) on Wednesday.


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