LIMA, Peru – Team USA saved its best for last at the Pan American Games, rallying from a 5-point deficit going into the fourth quarter and defeating Dominican Republic 92-83 in the bronze-medal game at Dibos Colisuem. The squad of BIG EAST standouts outscored its opponent 32-18 in the final frame.
Team USA, by far the youngest team in the field, finished Pan American Games play with a 3-2 record while playing five games in five days.
“We faced some adversity along the way,” said head coach Ed Cooley, “and we bounced back every time. I am so proud of the mental toughness of this group.