Austin Wiley’s 16 points, 16 rebounds lead USA Basketball to 109-68 win over Angola
AUBURN, Ala. – Sophomore Austin Wiley’s monster 16-point, 16-rebound game led USA Basketball to a 109-68 win over Angola in the second game of Group D in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Hall on Sunday.
Wiley, who is the team’s captain, started for the second-straight game while shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 8-of-12 from the foul line while playing 20:36. Nine of his 16 rebounds were on the offensive glass, and he had a block, assist and steal. His +41 tied for the best plus-minus on the team.
The Hoover, Ala., native dominated the first half with 13 points and 12 rebounds as the USA enjoyed a 60-26 lead at intermission.
In the two games, Wiley is averaging 10.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in only 17.8 minutes per game. He is shooting 50 percent from the field and 64 percent from the free throw line.
The United States shot 45 percent (39-of-86) from the field, 37.5 percent (9-of-24) and 61 percent (22-of-36) from the foul line.
USA, which defeated Iran 108-48 on Saturday, improved to 2-0 in Group D pool play while Angola fell to 0-2. Angola lost to Italy 70-66 in game 1.
The USA closes group play against Italy (2-0), which defeated Iran 64-45, on Tuesday at 9:30 am CT. All games are streamed live at FIBA.com.