RIGA, Latvia — Tim Hardaway, Jr. of Michigan scored 21 points and Jeremy Lamb of NCAA champion Connecticut tipped in his own miss with 29 seconds to play to give the United States a 78-77 victory over Australia on Sunday in the fifth-place game of FIBA’s Under 19 World Championships.
Lamb finished 2 for 16 from the field for the U.S. (7-2), which came in as the defending champion but was beaten in the quarterfinals by Russia.
Hugh Greenwood had 26 points for Australia (6-3), including six 3-pointers, but he missed a desperation 3 in the final seconds against some solid defense by Hardaway.
Lamb finished as the team’s leading scorer with a 16.2 average, followed by Joe Jackson of Memphis (11.5) and Doug McDermott of Creighton (11.3).
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