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Team USA Knocks Off Venezuela 70-53 in Pan American Games

Lima, Peru – Team USA advanced to the medal round at the Pan American Games with a hard fought 70-53 victory over Venezuela, a team considered to be one of the favorites in the tournament, at Dibos Coliseum. Myles Powell (Seton Hall) scored a game-high 30 points.

With a 2-0 mark record in Pool A, Team USA has already clinched a spot in the medal round before playing Puerto Rico on Friday in its final game of Pool play. Puerto Rico is also 2-0. The game will be telecast on ESPNU at 10 p.m. ET.

“I’ve been saying that we get better every day,” said head coach Ed Cooley (Providence).