U.S. faces must-win situation following upset

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

KAZAN, Russia — Doug McDermott scored a team-high 22 points for the U.S. men's basketball team, but it wasn't enough as the Americans fell to Australia 93-84 on Thursday at the World University Games.

Both teams are now 3-1 in preliminary round play in Group C, which will send two teams to the quarterfinals. Canada leads the division with a 4-0 record. Team USA closes out pool play against Canada at 4 a.m. Friday, needing a win to reach the medal round.

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