Spain won the championship by beating France… The United States won a medal for the first time in 12 years

 Spain won the championship by beating France after extra time, and the United States, which met Turkiye, finished fourth.

Spain won 73-69 after an extended game against France in the 2023 FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup final held at the Phoenix Arena in Debrecen, Hungary on the 3rd.

Spain’s Jordi Rodriguez scored 18 points and 3 rebounds, Rafael Villar scored 17 points, 3 rebounds, 5 rebounds and 3 assists with a free throw 27 seconds before the end of overtime, and Izan Almansa recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Spain won the U19 title for the second time since 1999.

Both teams battled hard through the fourth quarter. Spain tied the score 18 seconds before the end of the fourth quarter, when they were trailing by two points (61-63), with Rodriguez’s shot from the left. Insufficient time to decide the game, the game went into overtime. Spain’s Villar broke the tight game with a 3-point shot, and Bayar and Ab Sediq Garuba added free throws to lift the championship by 4 points.

The MVP of the tournament was awarded to Izan Almanza, who led Spain to the championship. Almansa averaged 16.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks in seven games. He was selected as the MVP at last year’s U17 World Cup and U-18 Euro Championship.

The U.S. lost 70-84 in the semi-final against Turkiye, failing to claim a medal. It is the first time since the 2011 Games in Latvia that the United States did not win a medal. In particular, it was not possible to control Tan Ildizoglu (20 points, 8 assists, 3 steals) and captain Berke Buyuktunzel (19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists), who put the height at the forefront.메이저사이트

After leading by 10 points (51-41) in the third quarter, Turkiye did not allow the United States to chase within 7 points and harvested a bronze medal. The third place is Türkiye’s best result in the competition so far.