Howard Thompkins III had 14 points
and nine rebounds and the United States qualified for the
quarterfinals with an 82-61 win over Puerto Rico at the FIBA
under-19 world championships Tuesday.
Kentucky's Darius Miller scored 4 points in 17 minutes while Butler's Shelvin Mack out of Bryan Station High School had 7 points in 18 minutes.
Gordon Hayward had 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals
for the United States, which clinched first place in Group E.
The United States (5-0) led 20-13 after a tight first quarter
but went on a 23-6 run in the second period to take a 43-19 lead
Croatia and Australia also qualified for Friday's quarterfinals.