The 2008 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team watched its 30-11 first quarter lead dwindle to six points late in the second period before regaining control in the second half with a balanced scoring attack that saw seven U.S. players finish in double figures to help the USA overpower Argentina 101-81 and advance to Sunday’s gold medal game Friday night at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, China. “It’s always a great honor to play Argentina,” said USA and Duke University head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “Internationally, over the last decade, they have been as good as anybody in the world. They play with the heart of champions, and we knew we were in for a tough game today. Our guys were ready to play and we feel really good to beat Argentina by 20 points. I’m pleased with that. I’m certainly pleased with playing in the gold medal game.” Info via USAB.
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