Creighton Bluejay basketball star Doug McDermott was second on the team in scoring with 13 points and added five rebounds as the United States U-19 men’s basketball team beat Australia 78-77 Sunday in Latvia for fifth place in the World Championships. Both the U.S. and Australia came in as number one seeds in their brackets at the start of the tournament.
McDermott kept a running blog of the tournament. The USA was knocked out of gold medal contention when they lost their first game to Russia out of bracket play. The Americans came back with a win against Poland, to set up their fifth place game with the Aussies.