• Spain, Greece move to 3-0; Senegal upsets Croatia

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 2, 2014
    Here he is leading tiny Senegal to the stunning win over Croatia in Group B play: Spain beat Brazil in a battle of unbeatens to take the lead in Group A, while Greece also improved to 3-0 in a Group B that Senegal shook up with the big upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup. The U.S. The Greeks, who needed a wild card into the tournament, will next face a Croatia team that was stunned 77-75 Sunday by Senegal. The big news in the FIBA World Cup besides Spain’s domination of a very good Brazil team, turning them into the hometown favorites after America’s sloppy performance against Turkey has been the play of ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng for surprising Senegal. Dieng is 6-11, but he’s a lot more offensively skilled than you might believe for a relatively unknown 24-year-old out of the Kébémer Department in Senegal. That dropped the Croatians into a three-way tie for second with Argentina and the Senegalese, who pulled off the kind of surprising victory that Ukraine coach Mike Fratello predicted there would be more of a day earlier.
    Source: nba.com
    • Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng Helps Senegal Upset Croatia, Continues FIBA Beast Mode

      The big news in the FIBA World Cup — besides Spain’s domination of a very good Brazil team, turning them into the hometown favorites after America’s sloppy performance against Turkey — has been the play of ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng for surprising Sene…
      Source: dimemag.com

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