CORDOBA, Argentina — The U.S. basketball team won the FIBA AmeriCup, rallying from a 20-point deficit to beat host Argentina 81-76 on Sunday night.
Comprised of NBA G League players, the Americans went undefeated under former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy to win the former FIBA Americas tournament in their first appearance since 2007.
Team USA rallied from a 20-point deficit against host Argentina to take gold at the FIBA AmeriCup.
Jameel Warney was chosen tournament MVP after he scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the title game.
The regional tournament was formerly the qualifier for the Olympics or World Cup, and the Americans hadn’t needed to compete in it since they qualified with their Olympic and world titles. But it was a requirement this year to be eligible to participate in the new FIBA qualification system that begins in November.