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Quickley, Huerter, U.S. into quarterfinals of U-19 World Cup after rout of Mali

Immanuel Quickley (John Carroll), Kevin Huerter (Maryland) and the United States men's basketball team is a win away from the medal round at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Cairo.

The unbeaten Americans routed winless Mali, 117-69, in round-of-16 play Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals. Quickley, who started, had three points, an assist and a rebound in 17 minutes, missing two of his three field-goal attempts.

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In 14 minutes off the bench, Huerter had four points, two assists and three rebounds on 2-for-5 shooting.

Elsewhere, Maryland redshirt freshman Joshua Tomaic had two points, four rebounds and four fouls in nine minutes of Spain's 70-50 win over Iran.

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The United States will face Germany in Friday's quarterfinals, while Spain takes on Argentina.

Team USA's Kevin Huerter, a rising sophomore at Maryland, is confident heading into the FIBA World Cup in Cairo.
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