2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
Before every game, USABasketball.com talks with Tony Ronzone, the team�s Director of International Player Personnel, so you know what to expect from the USA's opponents. Feel priveledged, Ronzone is the man Coach K and team USA count on to break down th

Preview >> USA vs. Canada

Las Vegas, Nev.

 
USA (2-0)
Canada (1-1)
TV: Aug. 25, 3:00 p.m., ESPN2 and ESPN360
Aug. 26, 12:00 p.m., NBA TV
*All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

In the FIBA Americas Championship 2007: Canada is 1-1 after opening with a 75-67 loss to Brazil and then topping Venezuela 80-73.

Aug. 22: Brazil 75, Canada 67 Story Stats
Aug. 23: Canada 80, Venezuela 73 Story Stats

A Little History: The USA has competed against Canada in three FIBA Americas Championships, compiling a perfect 4-0 record against our neighbors to the north. The Americans topped Canada 105-61 in 1992; then recorded 94-60 and 92-66 wins in 1999; and a 111-71 victory in the most recent contest in 2003. Canada's only medal finish in the event came in 1999, when they took home silver. They placed fourth in 1995 and fifth in 1992.

The Scoop: Before every game, USABasketball.com talks with Tony Ronzone, the team�s Director of International Player Personnel, so you know what to expect from the USA's opponents. Feel priveledged, Ronzone is one of the men Coach K and team USA count on to break down the competition.
Chauncey BillupsTony Ronzone
Director of International Player Personnel
What do you know about Canada?
Canada, with Samuel Dalembert on their team now, defensively they're much better, which makes them more of a controlled team. So offensively they don't score too well. They struggle to score, and they're very into possessions. They take a lot of time; they use the shot clock. They're going to do that to us. They're going to run a lot of zone against us. And with Dalembert, he's going to be holding the middle, so what we got to do, we got to be able to shoot it real well against them and put a lot of pressure on them....